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American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society records, 1895-1971.
American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society.
- 14.5 linear feet (38 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Collection includes minutes of trustees' monthly meetings,and of annual meetings of the Society, 1911-1971; annual reports, 1898-1926; record books, 1898-1926, containing additional minutes, correspondence of secretaries and presidents, reports, New York State legislative documents,clippings, printed material, blueprints, maps, and photographs; minutes, reports, correspondence, and other records, 1911-1939, of committees that administered sites under the Society's custodianship; miscellaneous financialdocuments, 1930s-1960s; general files, 1930s-1960s, consisting largely of correspondence; issues of the Society's bulletin, Scenic and Historic America, 1929-1938; two books, A Narrative of the Life of Mary Jemison, and Philipse Manor Hall at Yonkers, N.Y., published by theSociety, containing heavy annotations for the 1925 editions; and minutes, correspondence and other documents,1924-1939, of the State Council of Parks (N.Y.), on which the Society was represented. Robert Moses was chairman ofthe Council and some of his correspondence is included. Scenic and historic sites treated include Letchworth Park,Stony Point Battlefield Reservation, John Boyd Thatcher Park, John William Draper Park, Hamilton Grange, and Philipse Manor Hall, all located in New York State and under the custodianship of the Society.
Also discussed are Niagara Falls, Palisades Interstate Park, the Octagon House in Washington, D.C., the Morris-Jumel Mansion in New York City, Storm King Mountain (site of the Consolidated Edison power plant in upstate New York), and post-World War I reconstruction in France.
Founded in 1895 by conservationist and New York City civicleader Andrew H. Green (1820-1903), the Society's purpose was to protect scenic and historic sites. It acted as a custodian for several New York State parks and historic sites, and as an advocate for numerous other sites locatedlargely in New York State, but also included sites throughout the United States and Europe.
Controlled Access Terms
- Jemison, Mary, 1743-1833.
- New York (State). State Council of Parks.
- American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society.
- National Grange. Hamilton Grange (Hamilton, N.Y.)
- Consolidated Edison Company of New York, inc.
- Morris-Jumel Mansion (New York, N.Y.)
- Octagon (Washington, D.C.)
- Philipse Manor Hall (Yonkers, N.Y.)
- Historic sites -- United States -- Conservation and restoration.
- Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration -- United States.
- Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State).
- Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration -- France.
- Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration -- Washington (D.C.)
- Historic sites -- Conservation and restoration -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Parks -- New York (State)
- Reconstruction (1914-1939) -- France.
- Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
- John Boyd Thatcher Park (N.Y.)
- John William Draper Park (N.Y.)
- Palisades Interstate Park (N.Y. and N.J.)
- Stony Point Battlefield Reservation (N.Y.)
- Storm King Mountain (N.Y.)
- Letchworth State Park (N.Y.)
- Photographic prints.
Additional Creator Names
- Green, A. H. (Andrew Haswell), 1820-1903.
- Moses, Robert, 1888-1981.