Municipal Art Society of New York records, 1901-1960

Municipal Art Society of New York

Collection size: 3.2 linear ft. (43 v. on 4 microfilm reels)

Collection Summary: Minutes of annual and director's meetings and Permanent Fund records of this private organization whose objective was "to enhance the beauty of New York City and aid in preserving all that is artistically good" in that city. Their interests included such matters as slum clearance; setting up of a housing authority; zoning regulations; maintenance, improvement, and preservation of public buildings, monuments, and parks; historical sites; post World War II planning; thoroughfares; and billboard regulations.

Biographical/Historical Note: Historic preservation and legislative organization; New York City.

Donated 1968 by Municipal Art Society of New York.

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