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Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division

Second Floor

Fully accessible to wheelchairs

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CLOSED 12:00 PM -
5:00 PM
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CLOSED

By Appointment Only. The last appointment is 4:00pm.

Please Note: On Saturday, March 22, 2014 the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division will close at 1 pm.

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The Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division collects, preserves and makes available for research purposes rare, unique and primary materials which document the history and culture of peoples of African descent throughout the world, with a concentration on the Americas and the Caribbean.

Phone: (212) 491-2224 | Email: scmarbref@nypl.org 

Collection Presentations

Visits can be scheduled for the following: K-12 teachers, college and university professors and students, professionals (e.g., librarians, archivists, museum personnel), and book clubs.Read More ›

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