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Conditions Governing Access

Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact the Print Room Reference Librarian at prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.

Some formats, such as CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes and certain digital files, may not be accessible due to file corruption or because the library does not have the equipment or proprietary software necessary to make the information they contain accessible. While some media may no longer be used as originally intended, they may be of interest as archival objects.

Models are restricted due to their fragility. Special permission to view the models must be received from both the curator and the chief conservator. All requests must be made in advance and in writing.

Conditions Governing Use

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, (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:

New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
New York, NY 10024