BIBLIOGRAPHIES AND REFERENCE
Gotham Center – resource directory
NYU Guide to New York City Resources
Stokes: Iconography of Manhattan Island – This is a seven volume set, published in 1928 – it is *the* classic resource for Manhattan.
Stiles: City of Brooklyn – Actually two books: City of Brooklyn and Kings County (these were not always coterminous); Stiles is to Brooklyn as Stokes is to Manhattan.
On-line book search
On-line books at U Penn
City Hall Library/Municipal Reference Library – We will be visiting the Archive on our field trip once it gets rescheduled…
GENERAL RESEARCH RESOURCES INCLUDING PHOTO RESEARCH
Municipal Art Society
New York Public Library
Local history and genealogy room – This is the room for researching local history (and genealogy). Staff generally bends over backwards to be helpful.
Art and Architecture Collection – You’ll find this by going to the main reading room entrance, turning left into the left wing of the reading room, walking all the way to the back, where you’ll find the door leading to the art and architecture room. Among other things, they have access to the Avery periodical index.
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
OldNYC (mapping historical photos from the NYPL)
Maps (American maps from 1800) (and here’s an article about the high-resolution map project)
New-York Historical Society
Museum of the City of New York
Municipal Archives – tax photos
Gottscho-Shleisner photo collection is divided among three repositories
Avery Library, Columbia University
New York City maps (it has historic and current aerial photos – click on “Map Type” and then year desired (or return to “street map”)
New York Genealogical and Biographical Society
Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation digital photo archive
Urban Layers (on the opening page, click on “Get Started” to get to the map)
New York Transit Museum online digital resources
Archive at Queens Borough Public Library – from this page you can access other collections at the archive (which doesn’t seem to have a usable general landing page at the moment)
Greater Astoria Historical Society Images
David Rumsey Map Collection
US Census Bureau home page
Forgotten New York
Associated Press image site (not free, of course, but huge resource for photo research)
Browse the New York Transit Museum’s collections (including photos)
Urban Archive (also an app)