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Selected items from the Art Division of the New York Public Library, 1788-1954, bulk 1850-1950

New York Public Library. Art Division


Collection Information

Size: 64 Microfilm reels; 0.7 Linear feet

Summary: Scrapbooks, loose clippings, catalogs, pamphlets, and other miscellaneous publications relating to American art and artists.
REELS N28-N52: Pamphlets, ca. 1811-1954.
REELS N53-70: Scrapbooks, ca. 175 v., containing clippings, photographs, catalogs, etc. on American artists, cabinetmakers, silversmiths, museums, WPA murals, George Washington portraits, Thomas Nast and other topics.
REELS N99-N100: An "experimental selection" from the NYPL clipping files on American artists. Included are files for 154 artists, arranged alphabetically, from Thomas Cole to Bruce Crane.
REELS 121-139: Ca. 750 vertical files on art organizations, clubs, and galleries.


Microfilmed 1956 by the Archives of American Art with other art-related papers in the New York Public Library. Included in the microfilming project were selected papers of the Manuscript Division and the Prints Division. Prints of various works of art were donated by the New York Public Library.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in the New York Public Library, Art Division.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels N28-N70, N99-N100 & N121-N139 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Patrons must use microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Selected items from the Art Division of the New York Public Library, 1788-1954, bulk 1850-1950. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.