The Printed Collections form the core of the Klingenstein Library’s holdings and include staggering numbers of publications relating to New York and American history: 350,000 books and pamphlets; 10,000 newspaper titles (or over 1 million issues); 18,000 broadsides; over 10,000 published maps and atlases; 15,000 pieces of sheet music; 10,000 dining menus; and over 500 hotel files.
Patrons are welcome to come in during open library hours to view these materials. Collection level records are available for the majority of these items through the library's online catalog. On-site catalogs provide access to the newspaper and menu collections. For further assistance in locating materials, contact the reference staff.
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Phone: (212) 485-9225 or 9226