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American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society records

Title
American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society records, 1895-1971.
Author
American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society.
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Description
14.5 linear feet (38 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Blueprints.
  • Maps.
  • Photographic prints.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society
Biography (note)
  • Founded in 1895 by conservationist and New York City civic leader Andrew H. Green (1820-1903), the Society's purpose was to protect scenic and historic sites.
Indexes/Finding Aids (note)
  • Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Processing Action (note)
  • Surveyed
  • Cataloging updated
Call Number
MssCol 91
Author
American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society.
Title
American Scenic and Historic Preservation Society records, 1895-1971.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Summary
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 financial documents, 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 the Society, 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 of the 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.
Biography
Founded in 1895 by conservationist and New York City civic leader 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 located largely in New York State, but also included sites throughout the United States and Europe.
Indexes
Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
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Added Author
Green, A. H. (Andrew Haswell), 1820-1903.
Moses, Robert, 1888-1981.
Research Call Number
MssCol 91
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