Founded in 1976 to advocate, and promote the City's archives and library


New York Archival Society



William Sherman monument

Tillary street sewer - 1922

coney island boardwalk - 1922

p.s. 47 reading class - 1939

Kennedy Ticker Tape Parade - 1960

Brooklyn Bridge Painters - 1914

Yankee Stadium - 1962

Marriage certificate of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt - 1905

MLK RECEIVES citation from mayor Robert F. Wagner - 1964

Subway exit - 1935-1941

Clinton's Inauguration - 1993

Central Park Zoo - 1913-1914

“To bring together the records of the past and to house them in buildings where they will be preserved for the use of men and women in the future, a Nation must believe in three things. It must believe in the past. It must believe in the future. It must, above all, believe in the capacity of its own people so to learn from the past so that can gain in judgment in creating their own future. Among democracies, I think through all the recorded history of the world, the building of permanent institutions like libraries and museums for the use of all the people flourishes”.

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt