MAS – building research – links from week 4

GUIDEBOOKS

BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND REFERENCE

Gotham Center – resource directory
NYU Guide to New York City Resources
Stokes: Iconography of Manhattan Island
Stiles: City of Brooklyn
On-line book search

GENERAL RESEARCH RESOURCES INCLUDING PHOTO RESEARCH

New York Public Library

Main page
Local history and genealogy room
Art and Architecture Collection
Blog entry on conveyances

NOTE: as of March 2015, the below were incorporated into a unified digital collections site, but still operative as individual links.

NYC historic photos
Berenice Abbot’s “Changing New York” photos
Fairchaild Aerial photos
Apartment Houses of the Metropolis
World’s Loose-leaf Album of Apartment Houses
Maps (American maps from 1800) (and here’s an article about the high-resolution map project)

New-York Historical Society

Main page
Library
Finding aids
Print room

Museum of the City of New York

Main page
Byron photo collection
General photo collections – explore
Or its “highlights
Or its “themes

Avery Library, Columbia University

Home page
Molitor Collection
Columbia University Library search engine: CLIO
New York City maps (it has historic and current aerial photos – click on “Map Type” and then year desired (or return to “street map”)

Other

City Hall Library
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Mannahatta Project
Municipal Archive – tax photos

Gottscho-Shleisner photo collection is divided among three repositories:

1) Library of Congress
2) Museum of the City of New York
3) Avery Library (Columbia)

BOROUGHS

Bronx

Bronx Historical Society
Huntington Free Library – http://huntingtonfreelibrary.org

Brooklyn

Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Library – Brooklyn Collection

Queens

Archive at Queens Borough Public Library

Staten Island

Staten Island Museum
Staten Island Historical Society
Alice Austin House

MISCELLANEOUS

David Rumsey Map Collection
Oasis NYC
Sanborn Maps
US Census Bureau home page
Forgotten New York
Bowery Boys
Untapped Cities
Associated Press image site (not free, of course, but huge resource for photo research)
Article about Wikipedia’s map showing National Register properties
Browse the New York Transit Museum’s collections (including photos)

EXTRA LINKS YOU MIGHT ENJOY

Great recent aerial photos of New York
Oldest video footage of NYC
Old NYC – a map linking to historic photos of the city – very nifty
Steve Romalewski’s New York mobile app: locally-designated New York City landmarks (locates landmarks near you, provides interactive maps and search options, displays information, photos, and links)
Guide to former Manhattan street names
New York streets – honorifics (renamed for the famous)