Student Historian Program
– Marcia White, 2012 Student Historian
It began as a single-room schoolhouse with about 40 students, the majority of whom were the children of slaves, and by the time it was absorbed into the New York City public school system in 1835, it had educated thousands of children, a number of whom went on to become well known in the United States and Europe. The New-York Historical Society’s New York African Free School Collection preserves a rich selection of student work and community commentary about the school. This site showcases pages from Volume IV of the collection, Penmanship and Drawing Studies, 1816–1826, and tells the story of the school and of African American New York in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Visit the exhibition here.
Who Would Have Thought. . .The Unlikely Legal History of the 14th Amendment, 1866–1890
Instructor: Jonathan Lurie
October 5, 12, 19, and 26, November 2 and 9, 2006
Click here for a PDF of the Syllabus.
The interdisciplinary nature of the New-York Historical Society’s collections and exhibitions are ideal for in-depth intellectual discussions. If you are interested in bringing a class to New-York Historical, please visit our online booking system.
The Institute for Constitutional History sponsors or co-sponsors a variety of events during the academic year. Here is a partial list of upcoming and recent events:
HOW SLAVERY KILLED THE CONSTITUTION OF 1787
February 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2015
Sponsored by the Institute for Constitutional History
College & Graduate Internships
The New-York Historical Society, through the generous support of the Peter Jay Sharp Foundation, offers internships for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as recent graduates each fall, spring and summer.