Announcement

Due to a private event, the New-York Historical Society will be closed from Wednesday, October 27 – Friday, October 29. We'll reopen at 11 am ET on Saturday, October 30.

Online Catalog

Records for the majority of the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library's collections are available through the Klingenstein Library's online catalog. Please contact the reference staff if you have any questions or are not finding what you are looking for.

A significant portion of the Library’s collections are currently stored offsite. Please be alert to the designation of “Offsite” on catalog records and finding aids when requesting materials, and allow 5-7 business days in advance of your appointment for offsite collections to be transported to the Library.

 

Collections Request System

Before visiting the library to conduct research, all researchers must register and create an account using our online collections request system. For a detailed guide to the registration and request process, please click here.

Finding Aids

Finding aids provide descriptive details about manuscript and graphic collections. All of these finding aids can be searched through a full-text searchable database. More search options are available for a small group of graphic collections.

On-Site Resources

In addition to our online resources, there are many research tools available in the library's reading room. On-site users can access digitized primary source documents from the New-York Historical Society in Gateway to North America: The People Places, & Organizations of 19th Century New York and digitized Revolutionary War Orderly Books. The library's menu collection and collection of September 11, 2001 ephemera can be searched using on-site databases. Other subscription databases include American National Biography, American Periodical Series, Ancestry.com, Grove Art Online, Harper's Weekly, Journal of American History, JSTOR Early Journal Content, New York Online Virtual Library, Oxford English Dictionary, and ProQuest Historical Newspapers New York Times. Click here for more descriptive information.

Research Guides

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