With records dating back to the earliest days of European colonial settlement in the seventeenth century, up to the present mayoral administration, the Municipal Archives houses 150,000 cubic feet of historical government records, including manuscripts, official correspondence, vital records, ledgers, several thousand feet of moving images, over one million photographs, sound recordings, maps, and architectural plans.
Please note: The following collections descriptions are not meant to be entirely comprehensive. Patrons who require more specific information are encouraged to contact the Municipal Archives.
- Court Records, 1684-1966
- District Attorney Records, 1895-1971
- Genealogy, 1795-1948
- Mayor Dinkins, 1990-1993
- Mayors, 1849-present
- New York County Court of General Sessions Grand Jury Indictments, 1879-1893
- "Old Towns," 1663-1898
- Department of Parks, 1850-1960
- Website of Mayor Bloomberg, 2002 - 2013
- Website of Mayor Giuliani, 1994 - 2001
- WNYC, 1936-1981
- WPA Federal Writers' Project (NYC Unit), 1936-1943
|Brooklyn Collection at the Brooklyn Public Library
The Brooklyn Collection is Brooklyn Public Library's local history division, providing a full range of reference services, educational activities, programs and exhibitions.
|La Guardia and Wagner Archives Collections
The LaGuardia and Wagner Archives was established in 1982 to collect, preserve, and make available primary materials documenting the social and political history of New York City.
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