Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on Tuesday, April 21. For details, please visit our calendar.

Library Collection Highlights

Books and Manuscripts

The Manuscript collections contain over 2 million items of archival material including family papers and organizational and business records that document the lives of important New Yorkers and Americans as well as average citizens.  The bulk of the manuscript collections are from the 18th and 19th centuries, but we also have important materials from the 17th century and a growing number of 20th and 21st century collections.

Creative: Tronvig Group