Archives & Manuscripts Division

New York Public Library


Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
476 Fifth Avenue (42nd St and Fifth Ave)
Third Floor , Room 328
New York NY 10018

Finding Aids

The New York Public Library Research Libraries have published the Dictionary Catalog of the Manuscripts Division, 2 vols. (Boston: G. K. Hall, 1967).


One of the earliest and largest collections of Russian holdings in the United States, the New York Public Library has an impressive number and range of pertinent archival materials, scattered in several different divisions. It began the serious collection of Russian-language materials long before any other major U.S. repository and has continued to add to its riches over the years.

Manuscript materials not in the Manuscripts and Archives Division collections are described in other NYPL entries. Some of the Manuscripts Division's holdings are not physically located in the 42nd Street building but are in the Annex (521 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036; phone: 212-790-6338). As materials continue to be shifted to the Annex, some items described hereinafter as in the division may eventually go to the Annex. Collections known to be in the Annex already are so designated.

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