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James G. Harbord Papers: a military general’s archives shed light on the birth of American Television
September 7, 2016

This post was written by Sophia Natasha Sunseri, a CUNY graduate fellow at the New-York Historical Society who helped to process the James G. Harbord Papers. Although James G. Harbord (1866-1947) is primarily remembered by historians as a Lieutenant General of the U.S. Army, his papers at the New-York Historical Society shed light on his role as…

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African Americans and the World of Tomorrow
November 18, 2011

Post written by Kenneth Cleary, a summer intern at N-YHS who processed the Paul Gillespie Collection of New York World’s Fair Materials. A rich collection of photographs from the 1939-40 New York World’s Fair is newly available to researchers at the N-YHS library. Donated to N-YHS in May of this year, the Paul Gillespie Collection…

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Paul Gillespie’s 1939 New York World’s Fair Collection
April 29, 2011

Just in time for the 72nd anniversary of New York’s 1939 World’s Fair — which opened on April 30th, 1939 — the New-York Historical Society has received an extensive collection of photographs and other memorabilia documenting this momentous event. President Roosevelt’s official dedication at the Fair’s opening ceremonies. Although Paul Gillespie was only 12 years…

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