The Brown Brothers Harriman Collection at the New-York Historical Society was amassed to support the publication of Partners in Banking published by Doubleday & Co. in celebration of the firm’s 150th anniversary in 1968.
Partners in Banking was designed as an image-heavy history of the firm, and the Collection is rich in visual materials. However, because much of the company's evolution after 1945 did not provide extensive graphic material, the book’s author (and Director of the...Read More
Written by Maureen Maryanski, Reference Librarian for Printed Collections.
Among the uncatalogued treasures at the New-York Historical Society are two small, leather bound volumes I recently stumbled upon in the library stacks. Out of pure curiosity, I picked these volumes up and looked at the title page. The title read: The Life of Harriot Stuart, Written by Herself.
The first volume's title page, as you can see, is torn in half, the bottom half containing publication and printing...Read More
Off-limit to the public for over 35 years, Hart Island -- a mile-long island off the eastern coast of the Bronx -- has remained one of New York City's most closely guarded secrets. It is the home of New York's "potter's field," for those who can't afford to pay for burial, or whose identity is unknown.
Since 1976, Hart Island has been operated and maintained by the Department of Corrections, which transports inmates from Rikers Island...Read More
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