New-York Historical Society collection of certificates
Language of Materials
The New-York Historical Society Collection of Certificates (formerly known as the Certificate File) contains certificates from private and civic societies, clubs, and organizations. Diplomas, certificates of merit and various financial and legal documents are also included. The collection contains fine examples of engravings, lithographs, and typography.
Scope and Contents Note
The New-York Historical Society Collection of Certificates (formerly known as the Certificate File) spans the period from 1700 to 1991 and contains certificates issued by a wide variey of societies, clubs and organizations. Diplomas, certificates of merit and various financial and legal documents are included as well. The collection contains fine examples of engravings, lithographs, and typography.
The collection is divided into 22 series and arranged alphabetically by subject:
III: Celebrations and Events
VII: Foreign Language
XVI: Political and Government
XVII: Regional and Ethnic
XX: Sports and Athletics
Materials in this collection may be stored offsite. For more information on making arrangements to consult them, please visit www.nyhistory.org/library/visit.
Taking images of documents from the library collections for reference purposes by using hand-held cameras and in accordance with the library's photography guidelines is encouraged. As an alternative, patrons may request up to 20 images per day from staff.
Application to use images from this collection for publication should be made in writing to: Department of Rights and Reproductions, The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024-5194, email@example.com. Phone: (212) 873-3400 ext. 282.
Copyrights and other proprietary rights may subsist in individuals and entities other than the New-York Historical Society, in which case the patron is responsible for securing permission from those parties. For fuller information about rights and reproductions from N-YHS visit: https://www.nyhistory.org/about/rights-reproductions
Preferred Citation Note
This collection should be cited as the New-York Historical Collection of Certificates, PR 014, Department of Prints, Photographs, and Architectural Collections, The New-York Historical Society.
Location of Materials
The collection is made up of multiple purchases and gifts acquired over time.
This collection is open to new acquisitions.
About this Guide
Processing Information Note
Processed by Kelly McAnnaney, 2008. Revised by Marybeth Kavanagh, 2018.