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Tompkins Square Branch records,

Title
Tompkins Square Branch records, 1904-2004.
Author
New York Public Library. Tompkins Square Branch.
Supplementary Content
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Description
3 linear feet (7 boxes).
Subjects
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
  • closed to research.
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • NYPL Archives.
Biography (note)
  • The Tompkins Square Branch traces its origins to the Fifth Street Branch of the Aguilar Free Library, which opened in 1887 at 624 Fifth Street on the lower east side of Manhattan.
Call Number
MssArc RG8 5875
Author
New York Public Library. Tompkins Square Branch.
Title
Tompkins Square Branch records, 1904-2004.
Summary
Reports, clippings, scrapbooks and administrative files documenting operations of the Tompkins Square Branch of The New York Public Library.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Access
Box 7 closed to research.
Biography
The Tompkins Square Branch traces its origins to the Fifth Street Branch of the Aguilar Free Library, which opened in 1887 at 624 Fifth Street on the lower east side of Manhattan.
The branch moved several times prior to the 1903 merger of the Aguilar Free Library with NYPL. In 1904 it opened in a new building at 331 East 10th Street, facing Tompkins Square Park. The building was designed by the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White, and was constructed with funds provided by Andrew Carnegie. Tompkins Square has served varied ethnic populations, including German, Italian, Jewish, Polish, and Ukrainian, and, since the 1960s, a thriving arts community. A major renovation of the branch was completed in 1996.
Finding Aids
Finding aid available in repository and on internet.
Location of Other Archival Materials
Free Circulating Libraries records, NYPL Archives.
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Research Call Number
MssArc RG8 5875
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