American Field Service Intercultural Programs, Inc
AFS was founded by American-born A. Piatt Andrew (1873-1936). In 1915, Andrew secured from the French Army an authorization for American volunteer ambulance units to serve with the French divisions at the front to rescue soldiers who were wounded in battle. AFS was the first organization to be granted this privilege. Andrew built up an organization that sent more than 2,500 volunteers to aid France prior to U.S. entry into the war. Under his leadership, AFS took part in every great battle in which French troops were engaged between 1915 and 1917, until the U.S. entered the war.
Stephen Galatti, an AFS ambulance driver, became Director General of the organization in 1936 and reactivated AFS in 1939, when the Second World War started. From 1940 until 1945, the AFS volunteer ambulance drivers served in France, North Africa, the Middle East, Italy, France, Germany and in India and Burma. Its 2,200 men carried more than 700,000 casualties. For many of the volunteers in both wars, it was their first experience with the wider world beyond the United States. These volunteers, all men, as the mores of the times dictated, represent an important part of American history and are an exemplary testimony to the value and spirit of volunteerism. The records document the history and gallant service of American volunteers during WWII and the post-war creation of the AFS exchange programs. The programs began by bringing the children of our former enemies to live with American families within a few years of the end of the war and later sent thousands of young Americans from all ranks of society abroad, thus inventing a new form of U.S. public diplomacy. The records are evidence of the U.S. post-war cultural shift that welcomed and engaged in public diplomacy and sharing of the societal and cultural norms of other countries and communities.
Garment Industry in the United States Bibliography
This bibliography is primarily intended for use by business historians interested in pursuing scholarship focused on the United States garment industry during the period 1860-1975. The area is complex and fertile for research, bringing traditional business concerns such as manufacturing, retail, entrepreneurship and management together with such disparate topics as immigration, fashion, labor, and gender.
This project was sponsored by the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center CUNY and the Leon Levy Foundation Garment Center Initiative.
LaGuardia and Wagner Archives
The LaGuardia and Wagner Archives was established in 1982 to collect, preserve, and make available primary materials documenting the social and political history of New York City. The Archives serves a broad array of researchers, journalists, students, scholars, exhibit planners and policy makers examining the history of Greater New York. The Archives also produces public programs exploring that history. Located at Fiorello H. LaGuardia Community College/CUNY in Long Island City, Queens, the Archives holds the personal papers and official documents (on microfilm) of Mayors Fiorello H. LaGuardia, Robert F. Wagner, Abraham D. Beame and Edward I. Koch, the records of the New York City Housing Authority, the piano maker Steinway & Sons, The New York City Council and a Queens Local History Collection.
Lesbian Herstory Archives
The Lesbian Herstory Archives is home to the world's largest collection of materials by and about lesbians and their communities. We are located at 484 14th St. in Park Slope, Brooklyn, between 8th Avenue and Prospect Park West.
Metropolitan Opera Archive
The MetOpera Database is updated five days a week during the opera season. Casts of the previous eveningâ€™s performance, or the previous weekendâ€™s, should be current by 11:00 am Eastern Time the next day.
The Redstockings Women's Liberation Archives Distribution Project is a mostly volunteer, grassroots effort, which teaches history for activist use. Through our catalog, we make available some of the founding documents of the women's liberation movement, as well as materials which take stock of and seek to advance the gains won through the freedom organizing of the 1960s. Feminists, community, and youth organizers use our material for all kinds of activism, such as speakouts, campaigns, conferences, zap actions, consciousness-raising and study groups. In addition, students, journalists, and professors use Archives material for women's studies classes, school research papers, and to produce films, articles and books.
The September 11 Digital Archive
The September 11 Digital Archive uses electronic media to collect, preserve, and present the history of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath. The Archive contains more than 150,000 digital items, a tally that includes more than 40,000 emails and other electronic communications, more than 40,000 first-hand stories, and more than 15,000 digital images. In September 2003, the Library of Congress accepted the Archive into its collections, an event that both ensured the Archive's long-term preservation and marked the library's first major digital acquisition.
The Woody Guthrie Archive
The archive the folk singer's correspondence, lyrics, art work, manuscripts, and photographs.
Archivists Roundtable of Metropolitan New York
This site is most valuable for its information and links to the hundreds of archival resources available in NYC. Also includes photo exhibits, archival job postings, and upcoming events.
Centro Archives of Hunter College
The Centro Archives were established to "identify, collect, preserve and make available primary sources that document the Puerto Rican community in NYC." Holdings include personal papers, photos, organizational records and oral histories, among other things. Bulk of documents are Puerto Rican-oriented but some records on Cubans, Dominicans, Mexicans too. 3,744 linear feet. Records are from 1898 to 1992.
Gilder Lehrman Collection
Archival collections and public exhibits on Early Amrerican history and culture. See "Calendar of Events" for current exhibitions and programs.
Institutional Archives of LaGuardia Community Coll
These archives purpose is mainly to preserve the institutional histories of CUNY and, in particular, LaGuardia Community College. Adverts, artifacts, correspondence, catalogs, meeting minutes, newsletters, photos, audio tapes, and more. Material dates to 1970.
Municipal Archives of the City of New York
Collections of records range from documents on the Brooklyn Bridge to coroners records to district attorneys since the 18th century to census figures.
National Archives - Northeast Region - New York
The Northeast branch of the United States Arhcives. Holds archival records from federal agencies and courts in New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
New York City Public Library Manuscripts and Archives Collections
The Manuscripts and Archives division contain original materials, regardless of format, including paper documents, photos, sound recordings, film, video and more. Holdings date from the third century BCE to the 1990s. Although the collection houses suneiform tablets, medieval manuscripts, and renaissance material, its real strength are papers of individuals and families from the New York region from the 18th to 20th centuries. American Revolution, Constitutional, Civil War, and much more. Also prominent are papers of New York political and social organizations like National Civic Federation and Committee of 15. This summary is a cursory and incomplete representation of the resources available in the Manuscripts and Archives division of the NYPL. See website for more details.
New York State Archives and Records Administration
The main state archives for New York. Located in Albany but information available on the SARA website.
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
An array of resources about African and African American culture, history, religion, and cultural production. Traditional and digital services available.
Tamiment Institute Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
The Tamiment Institute and the Wagner Archives are a center for research on labor history and the history of socialist, anarchist, communist and other radical political movements. Also Utopian experiments, women's movements, civil rights and civil liberties. Focused, but not limited to, U.S. since 1865. The Wagner archives include historically significant non-current records of NYC's labor organizations since 1977. There are also non-print colllections, oral history collections, and various exhibits and programs.