Bard, Albert Sprague, 1866-
Manuscripts and Archives Division
- 63 linear feet (150 boxes).
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
The Albert S. Bard papers include correspondence, notes, reports, draft legislation, printed material, photographs and posters documenting his decades of participation in urban affairs, especially in matters relating to city planning, good government, billboard advertising, and ballot reform. Bard's civic affiliations represented in the collection include the Citizens Union of New York, City Club of New York, the City Fusion Party, the Fine Arts Federation of New York, the Honest Ballot Association,the Mayor's Billboard Committee, the Municipal Art Society,and the National Roadside Council, among many others. Personal and family papers include Bard's personal correspondence and letterbooks, appointment books recording his professional and social activities, a typescript genealogy of the Bard family, a few photographs,and printed memorabilia.
Albert S. Bard (1866-1963) was an attorney and civic activist in New York City. A graduate of Amherst Collegeand Harvard Law School, Bard came to New York City in 1893,where he engaged in the practice of corporation and general law until a few years before his death. From 1901-1935 (or 1938) he practiced with his partner, Leighton Calkins (1868-1955), under the firm name of Bard & Calkinsat 25 Broad Street. Bard continued to practice law until 1960. Bard was an energetic participant in civic and urbanaffairs and a member of numerous civic and professional organizations, to which he contributed his legal expertise. As a preservationist, he opposed many of RobertMoses' plans for the development of New York City. He successfully organized opposition to the Brooklyn-Battery Bridge project and was instrumental in the preservation ofCastle Clinton. Bard also retained life-long affiliations with his hometown of Norwich, Connecticut, and the schoolshe attended.
Controlled Access Terms
- Bard, Albert Sprague, 1866-
- Baird family.
- Advertising, Outdoor.
- Billboards -- Law and legislation.
- City planning.
- Civic improvement -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Local elections -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Proportional representation -- United States -- History -- Sources.
- Urban renewal -- New York (State) -- New York.
- New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 1898-1951.
- New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 1951-
- Appointment books.
Additional Creator Names
- Bard, Charles, 1827-1921.
- Calkins, Leighton.
- Chadbourne, William Merriam, 1879-1964.
- Curry, S. S. (Samuel Silas), 1847-1921.
- Desmond, Thomas C.
- Deye, John.
- Dougherty, J. Hampden (John Hampden), 1849-1918.
- Ely, Robert Erskine, b. 1861.
- Hallett, George H.
- Isaacs, Stanley M. (Stanley Myer), 1882-1962.
- Iselin, Hope Goddard.
- Kirkbridge, Franklin Butler, 1867-1955.
- Lawton, Elizabeth Boyd, 1873-1952.
- Loeffler, Herman C.
- McAneny, George, 1870-1953.
- Riis, Roger William, 1895-1953.
- Robinson, Beverley B.
- Schieffelin, William Jay, 1866-
- Stearns, Charles Falconer, 1866-1946.
- Stetson, Francis Lynde, 1846-1920.
- Williams, Henry Davison, 1863-
- Williams, Wheeler.
- American Civic Association.
- American Planning and Civic Association.
- Art Commission of the City of New York.
- Bard & Calkins.
- Citizens Union of the City of New York.
- City Club of New York.
- City Fusion Campaign Committee.
- Fine Arts Federation of New York.
- Honest Ballot Association.
- Municipal Art Society of New York.
- National Committee for Restriction of Outdoor Advertising.
- National Council for the Protection of Roadside Beauty (U.S.)
- National Roadside Council.
- National Serigraph Society.
- New York State Roadside Council.
- New York Young Republican Club.
- Norwich Society of New York.
- Proportional Representation League.
- Regional Plan Association (New York, N.Y.)
- School Art League of New York City.