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MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES' COLLECTIONS
With records dating back to the earliest days of European
colonial settlement in the seventeenth century, up to the
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,
recordings, maps, and architectural plans.
N.B. The following collections descriptions are
not meant to be entirely comprehensive. Patrons
require more specific information are encouraged
to contact the Municipal
Attorney Records, 1895-1971
- Mayor Dinkins, 1990-1993
of Parks, 1850-1960
- WNYC, 1936-1981
- WPA Federal
Writers' Project (NYC Unit), 1936-1943
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.
Queens Library -
The Queens Library serves 2.2 million people from 62 locations plus seven Adult
Learning Centers and two Family Literacy Centers.