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A Finding Aid to the Municipal Art Society of New York records, 1901-1960

Municipal Art Society of New York records, 1901-1960

Municipal Art Society of New York

Collection Information

Size: 3.2 linear feet

Summary: The records of the Municipal Art Society of New York measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1901 to 1960. Minutes from annual and directors meetings, printed materials, and financial reports document the Municipal Art Society of New York's involvement in urban planning, city beautification, funding art for public spaces, and generally improving the quality of life in New York City.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Municipal Art Society of New York is a private organization that was founded in 1893 to beautify New York City streets, parks, and public places in ways both practical and artistic through projects supported by member dues.

Provenance

Donated 1968 by Municipal Art Society of New York.