The New Orleans Collection documents the expansion, maintenance, and administration of the city during the antebellum period, especially 1804-1836. The bulk of the collection is in French; items are also in English, and, occasionally, Spanish. Included in the New Orleans Collection are numerous contracts and surveyor reports; financial documents; petitions, reports, and financial documents of the Spanish Cabildo; letters and petitions to the m...
American artist John Trumbull was born in Lebanon, CT on June 6, 1756. He studied under American painter Benjamin West and produced such famous works as
Battle of Bunker Hill,
Death of General Montgomery at Quebec and
Declaration of Independence; as well as portraits of General Washington, John Adams and Alexander Hamilton. He was also active in politics and diplomacy, serving as a commissione...
The collection consists of the personal and business papers of two attorneys, Timothy Ruggles Green and John Wroughton Mitchell. The work of these attorneys typically encompassed financial matters, such as estate settlements and disputes over debts or other financial dealings. The collection is mostly client files and but also contains professional and personal correspondence.
Platinum, cyanotype, and albumen prints of various Manhattan locations dating from 1883-1908. Views of streets, buildings, businesses, monuments, theaters, billboards, posters, celebrations, and scenes of everyday life are included. The collection also contains a three volume set of photograph albums which portrays Broadway from north to south and includes historical essays and clippings.
This collection includes minute books, scrapbooks, and other records of the MacDowell Club of New York City (1906-1945), founded in honor of composer Edward MacDowell to foster appreciation of the fine arts. The club played a significant role in the artistic life of the city in the first half of the 20th century.
This collection is comprised of records and correspondence relating to the Confederacy and Confederate army. The materials in this collection have been digitized and are available online to on-site researchers and to users affiliated with subscribing institutions via
The Imperial Portrait Photograph File consists of portraits of prominent men and women taken in the latter half of the nineteenth century by photographers Mathew B. Brady, Alexander Gardner, Charles Fredricks, Jeremiah Gurney, and by unidentified photographers.