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Municipal Art Society of New York records, 1901-1960

Creator:
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Topic:
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Public art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8034
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210204
AAA_collcode_muniartn
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210204
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Interviews conducted by Charles Hosmer relating to historic preservation, 1969-1976

Creator:
Hosmer, Charles Bridgham, 1932-  Search this
Hosmer, Charles Bridgham, 1932-  Search this
Subject:
Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden)  Search this
Alexander, Edward P. (Edward Porter)  Search this
Appleman, Roy Edgar  Search this
Booton, Joseph F.  Search this
Brown, Paul V.  Search this
Bryan, John Albury  Search this
Bullock, Helen Claire Duprey  Search this
Bullock, Orin M.  Search this
Burton, E. Milby  Search this
Cooley, Janet R.  Search this
Covell, William King  Search this
Cox, Elbert  Search this
Downing, Antoinette Forrester  Search this
Drury, Newton Bishop  Search this
Edwards, Emily  Search this
Evison, Herbert  Search this
Fauber, J. Everette  Search this
Ferguson, Finlay  Search this
Fontaine, Jules, Mrs  Search this
Ford, O'Neil  Search this
Grigg, Milton L. (Milton LaTour)  Search this
Harral, Mary  Search this
Harris, Ethel Wilson  Search this
Hosmer, Charles Bridgham  Search this
Jones, Louis C. (Louis Clark)  Search this
Kahler, Herbert E.  Search this
Kane, Harnett Thomas  Search this
Koch, Richard, 1889-1971  Search this
Lawwill, Richard  Search this
Lee, Ronald F.  Search this
Lewis, Ralph  Search this
Lord, Clifford Lee  Search this
Macomber, Walter M.  Search this
Morris, Miriam Hubbard  Search this
Morrison, James J.  Search this
Neasham, V. Aubrey (Vernon Aubrey)  Search this
Palmer, George A.  Search this
Peterson, Erling  Search this
Pitkin, Thomas M.  Search this
Porter, Charles Wesley  Search this
Primm, Philip T.  Search this
Rath, Frederick L.  Search this
Ray, Jerome V.  Search this
Robinson, Martha Gilmore  Search this
Simons, Albert  Search this
Trudell, Clyde Francis  Search this
Van Ravenswaay, Charles  Search this
Warren, Katherine Urquhart  Search this
Watkins, C. Malcolm  Search this
Watson, Elsa  Search this
Webb, Walter P., Mrs  Search this
Weig, Melvin J.  Search this
Wells, George, Mrs  Search this
Whitelaw, Robert N. S.  Search this
Wilson, Samuel  Search this
Woodward, Arthur  Search this
Topic:
Historic buildings -- United States -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Architecture -- United States -- United States -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10606
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214082
AAA_collcode_hosmchar
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214082

Municipal Art Society of New York records

Creator:
Municipal Art Society of New York  Search this
Extent:
3.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1901-1960
Summary:
The records of the Municipal Art Society of New York, based out of New York City and established in 1893, measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1901 to 1960. The records include minutes from the annual and directors meetings, which incorporate reports, directors' files, committee files, and printed material. Financial reports to the Municipal Art Society Board that detail the organization's Permanent Fund are also present.
Scope and Contents:
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.

Bound minute books from the annual and directors meetings incorporate annual reports, committee reports, membership lists, and by-laws, as well as some correspondence with business colleagues and fellow arts organizations. Printed materials are also integrated into the minute books and often relate to the content of the adjacent administrative files and include exhibition announcements and catalogs, event invitations, meeting announcements, bulletins, newsletters, magazine and newspaper clippings, and membership solicitation materials.

Financial reports to the Municipal Art Society Board detail the Permanent Fund and the organization's accounts.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 2 series.

Series 1: Annual and Directors Meetings Minutes, 1901-1960 (3.2 linear feet; Box 1-8)

Series 2: Permanent Fund Financial Records, 1913-1949 (1 folder; Box 8)
Biographical / Historical:
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. The society regularly held competitions for artists to create murals and sculptures to decorate public buildings, and exhibited artists' public works. Members of the society spearheaded efforts to preserve, improve, and maintain public buildings, monuments, and parks; create and maintain street signage and fixtures; regulate zoning; plan thoroughfares; and advocate for public housing. Interests of the society also included establishing a housing authority, slum clearance, and post-World War II planning. The Municipal Art Society of New York continues to influence urban planning and historic preservation into the 21st century, and is known for their architectural tours of New York CIty.
Provenance:
Donated 1968 by Municipal Art Society of New York.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Historic buildings -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art -- Societies, etc. -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Public art -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Citation:
Municipal Art Society of New York records, 1901-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.muniartn
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Municipal Art Society of New York records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-muniartn
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Interviews conducted by Charles Hosmer relating to historic preservation

Creator:
Hosmer, Charles Bridgham, 1932-  Search this
Names:
Albright, Horace M. (Horace Marden), 1890-1987  Search this
Alexander, Edward P. (Edward Porter), 1907-2003  Search this
Appleman, Roy Edgar  Search this
Booton, Joseph F.  Search this
Brown, Paul V.  Search this
Bryan, John Albury, 1890-  Search this
Bullock, Helen Claire Duprey, 1905-  Search this
Bullock, Orin M.  Search this
Burton, E. Milby  Search this
Cooley, Janet R.  Search this
Covell, William King  Search this
Cox, Elbert  Search this
Downing, Antoinette Forrester  Search this
Drury, Newton Bishop, b. 1889  Search this
Edwards, Emily  Search this
Evison, Herbert  Search this
Fauber, J. Everette  Search this
Ferguson, Finlay  Search this
Fontaine, Jules, Mrs  Search this
Ford, O'Neil, 1905-  Search this
Grigg, Milton L. (Milton LaTour), 1905-1982  Search this
Harral, Mary  Search this
Harris, Ethel Wilson  Search this
Hosmer, Charles Bridgham, 1932-  Search this
Jones, Louis C. (Louis Clark), 1908-1990  Search this
Kahler, Herbert E.  Search this
Kane, Harnett Thomas, 1910-  Search this
Koch, Richard, 1889-1971  Search this
Lawwill, Richard  Search this
Lee, Ronald F.  Search this
Lewis, Ralph  Search this
Lord, Clifford Lee, 1912-  Search this
Macomber, Walter M.  Search this
Morris, Miriam Hubbard, 1891-1982  Search this
Morrison, James J.  Search this
Neasham, V. Aubrey (Vernon Aubrey), 1908-  Search this
Palmer, George A.  Search this
Peterson, Erling  Search this
Pitkin, Thomas M.  Search this
Porter, Charles Wesley, 1904-  Search this
Primm, Philip T.  Search this
Rath, Frederick L.  Search this
Ray, Jerome V.  Search this
Robinson, Martha Gilmore, b. 1888  Search this
Simons, Albert, 1890-  Search this
Trudell, Clyde Francis  Search this
Van Ravenswaay, Charles  Search this
Warren, Katherine Urquhart  Search this
Watkins, C. Malcolm, 1911-  Search this
Watson, Elsa  Search this
Webb, Walter P., Mrs  Search this
Weig, Melvin J.  Search this
Wells, George, Mrs  Search this
Whitelaw, Robert N. S., 1905-  Search this
Wilson, Samuel  Search this
Woodward, Arthur, 1898-1986  Search this
Extent:
56 Items (interviews (1,712 p. transcribed))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1969-1976
Scope and Contents:
Interviews conducted by Charles B. Hosmer with 54 persons involved in American historic preservation (used in preparation for his book Preservation Comes of Age) and restoration in the United States. Among the topics discussed are the development of the National Park Service, Williamsburg, National Trust, and projects in California, Charleston, S.C., Illinois, Missouri, New Orleans, La., Newport, R. I., New York State, San Antonio, Tex., and Wisconsin. A 98 p. index to the transcripts is included.
Interviewees are: Horace M. Albright, Edward P. Alexander, Roy Appleman, Joseph Booton, Paul V. Brown, John Albury Bryan, Helen D. Bullock, Orin M. Bullock, E. Milby Burton, Janet R. Cooley, William King Covell, Elbert Cox, Antoinette Downing, Newton B. Drury, Emily Edwards, Herbert Evison, J. Everette Fauber, Finlay Ferguson, Mrs. Jules Fontaine, O'Neill Ford, Milton Grigg, Mary Harral, Ethel Wilson Harris, Louis C. Jones, Herbert E. Kahler, Harnett Kane, Richard Koch, Richard Lawwill, Ronald F. Lee, Ralph Lewis, Clifford Lord, Walter M. Macomber, Mrs. George Maurice Morris, James J. Morrison, Vernon Aubrey Neasham, George A. Palmer, Erling Pederson, Thomas Pitkin, Charles Porter, Philip T. Primm, Frederick L. Rath, Jerome V. Ray, Martha Robinson, Albert Simons, Clyde F. Trudell, Charles Van Ravenswaay, Mrs. George Henry Warren (Katherine Urquhart Warren), Malcolm Watkins, Elsa Watson, Mrs. Walter P. Webb, Melvin J. Weig, Mrs. George Wells, Robert N. S. Whitelaw, Samuel Wilson, and Arthur Woodward.
Biographical / Historical:
Charles B. Hosmer (1932- 1993) was an historian and writer in Principia College, Illinois.
Related Materials:
Charles Hosmer papers also located at the University of Maryland, Special Collections. The collection may include original recordings for some of the interviewees, as well as many additional oral history interviews conducted by Hosmer for his book Preservation Comes of Age as well as interviews conducted for a separate historic preservation project funded by the Eastern National Park and Monument Association.
Provenance:
Donated 1975-1978 by Charles B. Hosmer.
Restrictions:
Brown, Cooley, Ferguson, Lawwill, Lewis, Morrison and Palmer are: ACCESS RESTRICTED: written permission required.
Topic:
Historic buildings -- United States -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Architecture -- United States -- United States -- Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.hosmchar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-hosmchar

Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum : historic structures report / [prepared by] Beyer Blinder Belle, Architects and Planners LLP

Title:
Historic structures report
Consultant to a project:
Beyer Blinder Belle, Architects & Planners  Search this
Integrated Conservation Resources, Inc.  Search this
Writer of supplementary textual content:
New York (N.Y.) Landmarks Preservation Commission  Search this
Subject:
Carnegie, Andrew 1835-1919 Homes and haunts  Search this
Cooper-Hewitt Museum History  Search this
Fox-Miller House (New York, N.Y.) History  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (approximately 500 pages) : illustrations, facsimiles ; 30 cm
Type:
Manuscripts
History
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
2007
Topic:
Historic buildings  Search this
Museums--History  Search this
Museum architecture--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
NK460.N5 C7734 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1110552

Cultural landscape report for Governors Island National Monument / Lisa Nowak, Timothy W. Layton

Author:
Nowak, Lisa  Search this
Layton, Timothy W (Timothy William) 1974-  Search this
Olmsted Center for Landscape Preservation (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes : illustrations (some color), maps (some color, some folded) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Governors Island (New York County)
Governors Island National Monument (New York, N.Y.)
Governors Island (New York County, N.Y.)
Date:
2010
2018
2010-2018
Topic:
Landscape assessment  Search this
Landscape protection  Search this
Historic sites--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Military bases--History  Search this
Management  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_964022

Preserving New York : winning the right to protect a city's landmarks / Anthony C. Wood

Title:
New York preservation archive project
Author:
Wood, Anthony C. 1954-  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 422 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
2008
©2008
20th century
Topic:
Historic preservation--History  Search this
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration--History  Search this
Architecture--Conservation and restoration--History  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Cultural policy  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1086154

Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site historic furnishings report : historical data

Title:
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site : historic furnishings report
Historic furnishings report
Author:
John G. Waite Associates, Architects  Search this
United States National Park Service Northeast Museum Services Center  Search this
Subject:
Vanderbilt family Homes and haunts  Search this
Physical description:
3 volumes : illustrations (some color), plans, facsimiles ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
Hyde Park (Dutchess County)
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (Hyde Park, Dutchess County, N.Y.)
Hyde Park (Dutchess County, N.Y.)
Date:
2015
Topic:
House furnishings  Search this
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1054905

Fort Jay : historic structure report : Governors Island National Monument, National Parks of New York Harbor, New York, New York / by Barbara A. Yocum

Author:
Yocum, Barbara A  Search this
Historic Architecture Program (United States. National Park Service. Northeast Region)  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, 257 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
Fort Jay (N.Y.)
Date:
2006
2005
Topic:
Fortification--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_802193

Castle Williams : historic structure report : Governors Island National Monument, National Parks of New York Harbor, New York, New York / by Barbara A. Yocum

Author:
Yocum, Barbara A  Search this
Historic Architecture Program (United States. National Park Service. Northeast Region)  Search this
Subject:
Castle Williams (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 193 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
Governors Island (New York County)
Date:
2005
Topic:
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Fortification--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_822217

Fire Island lighthouse and keeper's dwelling : Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue, New York / [Carole Perrault]

Title:
Fire Island National Seashore, Patchogue, New York
Author:
Perrault, Carole L. 1949-  Search this
Historic Architecture Program (United States. National Park Service. Northeast Region)  Search this
Subject:
Fire Island Lighthouse (N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
v. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
Fire Island National Seashore
Fire Island National Seashore (N.Y.)
Date:
2004
[2004?]-
Topic:
Lighthouses--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic sites--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Lighthouse keepers  Search this
History  Search this
Call number:
F127.F48 P47 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_766262

Proceedings of the New York State Capitol Symposium

Author:
New York Capitol Symposium (1981 : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
New York (State) Temporary State Commission on the Restoration of the Capitol  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 208 p. : ill., plans ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
New York (State)
Albany
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Capitols--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Capital and capitol  Search this
Call number:
NA4412.N7 N49 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_629389

The Stanton House : Women's Rights National Historic Park, Seneca Falls, New York / by Barbara A. (Pearson) Yocum

Author:
Yocum, Barbara A  Search this
Subject:
Elizabeth Cady Stanton House (Seneca Falls, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 394 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
Seneca Falls
Seneca Falls (N.Y.)
Women's Rights National Historical Park (N.Y.)
Date:
1998
Topic:
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_561392

Wesleyan Chapel : historic structure report : Women's Rights National Historical Park, Seneca Falls, New York / by Barbara A. Yocum and Terry L. Wong

Author:
Yocum, Barbara A  Search this
Wong, Terry L  Search this
United States National Park Service  Search this
Subject:
Wesleyan Chapel (Women's Rights National Historical Park, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
xx, 314 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, plans ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
Seneca Falls
Women's Rights National Historical Park (N.Y.)
Seneca Falls (N.Y.)
Date:
1992
Topic:
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_461596

The M'Clintock House historic structure report : Women's Rights National Historical Park, Waterloo, New York / by Barbara A. Yocum

Author:
Yocum, Barbara A  Search this
Cultural Resources Center (United States. National Park Service. North Atlantic Regional Office) Building Conservation Branch  Search this
Subject:
M'Clintock House (Waterloo, N.Y.) Conservation and restoration History  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 432 p. : ill., maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
Women's Rights National Historical Park (N.Y.)
Date:
1993
Topic:
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
F129.W3 Y54 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_461778

Tool House historic structure report : Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site, Hyde Park, New York / by Frank Briscoe

Author:
Briscoe, Frank  Search this
Cultural Resources Center (United States. National Park Service. North Atlantic Regional Office) Building Conservation Branch  Search this
Subject:
Tool House (Hyde Park, N.Y.) Conservation and restoration History  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 127 p. : ill., map, plans ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
Hyde Park
Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (Hyde Park, Dutchess County, N.Y.)
Date:
1992
Topic:
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
F129.H99 B85 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_462173

Shaping the city : New York and the Municipal Art Society / by Gregory F. Gilmartin

Author:
Gilmartin, Gregory  Search this
Subject:
Municipal Art Society of New York History  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 532 p., [48] p. of plates : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Urban beautification--History  Search this
City planning--Citizen participation--History  Search this
Historic sites--Conservation and restoration--History  Search this
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration--History  Search this
Municipal government--History  Search this
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_490853

Preservation for profit : ten case studies in commercial rehabilitation / Cornelia Brooke Gilder

Author:
Gilder, Cornelia Brooke  Search this
Physical description:
27 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
Date:
1980
C1980
Topic:
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration--Case studies  Search this
Call number:
NA107.N7 G46 1980
NA107.N7G46 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_308043

The governor's room, City Hall, New York / Mary Beth Betts

Author:
Betts, Mary Beth  Search this
Art Commission of the City of New York  Search this
Subject:
City Hall (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
54 p. : ill., photos. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1983
Topic:
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Call number:
NA108.N4 B56 1983
NA108.N4B56 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_396356

The Doll House, Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park, New York : historic structure report, architectural data section / by Barbara E. Pearson

Author:
Yocum, Barbara A  Search this
North Atlantic Historic Preservation Center (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
viii, 36 p., [16] leaves of plates : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site (N.Y.)
Date:
1981
[1981]
Topic:
Historic buildings--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Call number:
F129.H99 P361 1981
F129.H99P361 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_257264

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