New-York Historical Society
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''[[United States|United States]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[New York]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png|go to]] [[New York Archives and Libraries]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png|]][[New_York_Historical_Society|New York Historical Society]]'' <br>
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Hours and holidays: As of February 1, 2011, all of the Museum galleries will be closed for renovations. The galleries will fully reopen on November 11, 2011.The Library at the New-York Historical Society will be closed from June 3 through September 9, 2011. When the facility reopens, hours will be as follows:
Department of Prints, Photographs and Architectural Collections
Internet sites and databases:
Collection strengths include local history of New York City and State; colonial history; the Revolutionary War; American military and naval history; religions and religious movements, 18th and 19th century; the Anglo-American slave trade and conditions of slavery in the United States; the Civil War; American biography and genealogy; American art and art patronage; the development of American architecture from the late 18th to the present; and 19th and 20th century portraiture and documentary photographs of New York City.
The collections include 2 million manuscripts, 500,000 photographs, 400,000 prints, 350,000 books and pamphlets, 150,000 architectural drawings, 20,000 broadsides, 15,000 printed maps, 10,000 newspapers and 10,000 dining menus. Among the historic icons are manuscript maps drawn by George Washington’s cartographers in the field, Robert Erskine and Simeon DeWitt (1778-1783); Napoleon’s authorization for the Louisiana Purchase (1803); and Grant’s handwritten terms of surrender to Lee (1865).
The Society has created research guides for the following topocs: the American Revolution, Architecture, Newspapers, Military History, Recommended Websites, NYC Q and A, Slavery and the Underground Railroad
If you cannot visit or find a source at the New-York Historical Society, a similar source may be available at one of the following.
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