New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 1898-1951

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Almshouse ledgers collection

Collection REC-0008
Abstract: The records of the Almshouse Ledger Collection represent the activities of the institutions under the purview of various city departments on Blackwell’s Island. Records in this collection date from 1758 to 1952, with the bulk of the records falling between 1832 and 1925. This collection represents a comprehensive, yet incomplete collection of materials produced by each department overseeing the Almshouses and their related entities. These records document the social service, cultural, medical...
Dates: 1758-1952

Art Commission scrapbooks

Collection REC-0085
Abstract: This collection contains scrapbooks created and maintained by the Art Commission of the City of New York (1898-2008) from its inception in 1898 through 1967. The scrapbooks, organized chronologically, focus on public art and architecture and historic preservation in New York City.
Dates: circa 1885-1967; bulk 1904-1965

Brooklyn Bridge drawings and plans

Collection REC-0010
Abstract: The Brooklyn Bridge was built over a thirteen year span beginning in 1869. This extensive collection contains the architectural plans and drawings created during the design, planning and construction stages for the suspension bridge by Civil Engineer, John Augustus Roebling, and includes drawings by his son Washington A. Roebling. The bridge officially opened in 1883.
Dates: 1869-1981; bulk 1869-1950

Carlo Tresca assassination closed case files

Collection REC-0067
Abstract: Carlo Tresca, an early-20th century Italian-American newspaper editor, labor organizer, and vocal anti-fascist, was assassinated in New York City on January 11, 1943. This collection contains the New York County District Attorney’s investigation files into his assassination.
Dates: 1943-1955; 1943-1950

Department of Buildings architectural drawings and plans for Lower Manhattan

Collection REC-0074
Abstract: The Department of Buildings requires the filing of applications and supporting material for permits to construct or alter buildings in New York City. This collection contains the plans and drawings filed with the Department of Buildings between 1866-1978, for the buildings on all 958 blocks of Lower Manhattan, from the Battery to 34th Street, as well as a small quantity of material for blocks outside that area.
Dates: circa 1866-1978

Edward F. Cavanagh scrapbook on the Department of Marine and Aviation

Collection REC-0068
Abstract: Edward F. Cavanagh served as Commissioner of the Department of Marine and Aviation from 1950 through 1953. This collection contains one scrapbook of news clippings documenting the work of the department during his tenure.
Dates: 1948-1953

Health Commissioners records

Collection REC-0050
Abstract: New York City government has played a role in promoting the health of its residents since 1866. This collection represents that function under the purview of the Department of Health, from 1928 to 1991. The records document the Department's wide-ranging operations through correspondence, reports, statistics, promotional material, memos and other records.
Dates: 1928-1991

Lindbergh baby kidnapping closed case files

Collection REC-0066
Abstract: On March 1, 1932, Charles A. Lindbergh Jr., son of the famous aviator Charles Lindbergh and his wife, Anne, was kidnapped from his crib at the Lindbergh’s home in East Amwell, New Jersey. This collection comes from the Bronx District Attorney’s office, which handled the extortion charge and took part in the extradition of accused kidnapper and murderer, Richard Hauptmann, and deals with the overall case. The papers cover the murder trial and consist of correspondence, reports and miscellaneous...
Dates: 1926-1936

Mayor Ardolph L. Kline records

Collection REC-0001
Abstract: Ardolph L. Kline served as Acting Mayor for the City of New York after the unexpected death of Mayor William J. Gaynor in September 1913. This collection consists of materials generated by the daily business of his brief administration.
Dates: 1913

Mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia records

Collection REC-0028
Abstract: Fiorello H. La Guardia was the 99th Mayor of New York City for three terms from 1934 to 1945. This collection primarily contains the material generated by the daily workings of the Office of the Mayor during his administration. Also included are records produced by La Guardia in public service roles outside of those preformed while serving as Mayor.
Dates: 1864-1954; bulk 1934-1945

Mayor George B. McClellan Jr. records

Collection REC-0003
Abstract: George B. McClellan, Jr. was the 93rd Mayor of New York City, serving from 1904-1909. This collection contains the material generated by the daily workings of the Office of the Mayor during his administration.
Dates: 1903-1909; bulk 1904-1909

Mayor John F. Hylan records

Collection REC-0013
Abstract: John F. Hylan was the 96th Mayor of New York City from 1918 to 1925. This collection contains the material generated by the daily workings of the Office of the Mayor during his two-term mayoral administration.
Dates: 1912-1925; bulk 1918-1925

Mayor John P. Mitchel records

Collection REC-0006
Abstract: John P. Mitchel was the 95th Mayor of New York, serving during the World War I era from 1914-1917. This collection consists of the records produced by the Office of the Mayor during his administration.
Dates: 1869-1917; bulk 1914-1917

Mayor John P. O’Brien records

Collection REC-0033
Abstract: John P. O'Brien was the 98th Mayor of New York from January 1-December 31, 1933. This collection consists of materials generated by the daily business of his brief administration.
Dates: 1933

Mayor Joseph V. McKee records

Collection REC-0026
Abstract: Joseph V. McKee became Acting Mayor of New York City after the resignation of Mayor James J. Walker on September 1, 1932. McKee served in this capacity through the end of 1932. This collection consists of materials generated by the daily business of his brief administration.
Dates: 1932

Mayor Robert Van Wyck records

Collection REC-0005
Abstract: Robert Anderson Van Wyck (1849-1918) was the first Mayor to take office after the consolidation of the City of New York in 1898. This collection consists of the subject files and correspondence of his administration.
Dates: 1898-1901

Mayor Seth Low records

Collection REC-0009
Abstract: Seth Low (1850-1916) served as the Mayor of New York from 1902-1903. This collection consists of a selection of materials produced by his mayoral administration.
Dates: 1902-1903

Mayor William J. Gaynor records

Collection REC-0031
Abstract: William Jay Gaynor served as the 94th Mayor of the City of New York from 1910 to 1913. This collection contains the material generated by the daily workings of the Office of the Mayor during his mayoral administration.
Dates: 1909-1913; bulk 1910-1913

Mayor William O’Dwyer records

Collection REC-0014
Abstract: William O’Dwyer was the 100th Mayor of New York City from 1946-1950. This collection predominantly contains the material generated by the daily workings of the Office of the Mayor during his administration.
Dates: 1917-1964; bulk 1946-1950

New York County Supreme Court insolvency assignment records

Collection REC-0021
Abstract: The New York County Supreme Court insolvency assignment records date from 1768-1908, with the majority dating from 1798-1886 and 1900. The material documents insolvent debtors and the legal actions taken against them in response to their insolvency; some of the debtors were well-known stockbrokers and merchants. Documents found in a typical insolvency assignment include: a petition to assign a trustee to manage the sale of property and assignment; a petition listing the insolvent debtor and his...
Dates: 1768-1908; bulk 1798-1886

WNYC-TV moving images

Collection REC-0047
Abstract: This collection consists of moving image materials produced by WNYC-TV from about 1943-1998.
Dates: circa 1943-1998

Subject Term Details

Geographic
New York (N.Y.)
Topical
Politics and government
Temporal
1898-1951


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