Handbook to the New York Public Library: Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations

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The Library, 1900 - 64 pages
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Page 53 - Division (Room 319) should make a written application to the Director of the Library, specifying name, address, profession or occupation, and the purpose for which admission is desired. Such application should be made, if possible, at least two days in advance and must be accompanied by a written recommendation from some person of known position. In special cases, which do not admit of delay, the...
Page 59 - ... opportunity to secure, at a minimum cost, such a public library system as shall be in keeping with the importance, dignity and magnitude of the City. ... If the City of New York will furnish a proper site and provide the means to erect thereon a suitable building for the...
Page 58 - It is plain that the City of New York should have a broad and comprehensive Library System, adequate to furnish recreation and instruction to all. It is equally plain that while the means at the command of this Corporation are entirely inadequate to undertake the whole work, nevertheless its existing organization and the resources at its command offer to the public an opportunity to secure at a minimum cost such a Public Library System as shall be in keeping with the importance, dignity and magnitude...
Page 41 - Anonymous works are to be entered under the first word of the title, not an article or preposition. Cross-references may be made from all...
Page 61 - Library is to be accessible at all reasonable hours and times for general use, free of expense to persons resorting thereto, subject only to such control and regulations as the trustees may from time to time exercise and establish for general convenience.
Page 52 - ARTS. The New York Public Library has about 25,000 volumes on art It is strong in the older works, in the " galleries," in biography of artists, applied and decorative art. The collection of prints amounts to 66,000 pieces. It also has about 25,000 volumes of principal Interest in connection with the history and illustration of ancient and modern art In all its phases, as well as catalogues of the works of individual artists, biographies of artists, sets of " galleries," works on the subject of applied...
Page 46 - Chauncey Ford and his brother, Paul Leicester Ford ; by gifts from Alexander Maitland, and by other related ways. The Ford Collection was rich in contemporary writings for and against the Constitution of 1788, works relating to the first years of the Republic and the later struggles over internal improvements, the United States Bank, and the slavery controversies, the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the tariff. The Tilden library contains a good selection of the important general works on American...
Page 5 - The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations, was formed by the consolidation, on the 23d of May, 1895, of the three corporations, "The Trustees of the Astor Library...
Page 61 - December 8th, 1897, an agreement was made and concluded by and between the City of New York and the New York Public Library, by which it is stipulated that the City shall annually provide funds for the maintenance and repair of the building and that the Department of Parks shall at all times provide and care for the roads, walks, fences, grading and general care of the grounds and appurtenances. It...
Page 37 - For the first two classes a system of letter marking was adopted; for the third, a number system will probably be used. The first class is distinguished from the second by the arbitrary mark of an asterisk (*) placed before the letter or combination of letters. It comprises the following groups: Newspapers, *A; general cyclopaedias, *B; general collections, *C; general periodicals, *D; general societies, *E; general museums, *F; bibliography, *G; libraries, *H; the book-arts, *I; incunabula and early...

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