NYPL Annual Report 10 NYPL  
Purchases for the research collections valued at $5,000 and more,
from July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010



Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
Electronic Resources
The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center


Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

The Henry W. and
Albert A. Berg Collection of
English and American Literature

Jack Kerouac. Collection of correspondence comprising 35 unpublished, signed letters and one note to the novelist John Clellon Holmes and friend Alan Harrington, 1948–1967; with one incomplete, unpublished letter from Neal Cassady to Holmes, 1950; 28 unpublished postcards from Kerouac to Holmes, 1949–1968; and one unpublished autograph manuscript (two pages), 1949, and one unpublished carbon typescript (seven pages), 1967.

Vita Sackville-West. Autograph manuscript of her unpublished novella, Marian Strangways, A Study in Temperament, 1913.

Virginia Woolf. A Room of One's Own. London: Hogarth Press, 1929. First proof copy.

Dorot Jewish Division
Signed autograph letter from Albert Einstein to Chaim Weizmann, Berlin, 1925.

Manuscripts & Archives Division
Russell & Volkening Archive. The records document the agency's work from the 1940s to 2003, including author files; agent, editor, and publisher correspondence; submission and contract cards and logs; and operational files. Some 80 linear feet of author files make up more than half the records. These often include rich correspondence with the authors, as well as third parties, and other documentation such as contracts and royalty statements.

The Carl H. Pforzheimer Collection of
Shelley and His Circle

Thomas Moore. A series of 11 autograph letters, signed, to Rev. Francis Hodgson (1781–1852). 18 pages, 1817–1828.

Autograph letter signed by Mary Shelley to "Dear Sir" [Edward Moxon, her publisher], August 2, 1839.

William Walsh, A Dialogue Concerning Women, Being a Defence of the Sex. Written to Eugenia. London: R. Bentley and J. Tonson, 1691.

Veit Weber, pseudonym of Georg Phillip Ludwig Leonhard Wächter (1762–1837). The Sorcerer: A Tale. London: Joseph Johnson, 1795.

Rare Book Division
[Peru.] Para que en Cada Pueblo que Uviere De Duzientos Indios para Avaio Aya los. Officiales que Aqui se Manda, los Quales Seran Reseruados de Mitas, No Otros Algunos. Aunque Tengan Mandamiento de Reserva… Lima: Antonio Ricardo, 1603.

[Peru.] A V.S. Reserva de Tributo, Mitas, y Servicios Personales a los Hiios Maiores de los Caciques Principales, Mitas y Servicios, y No de Tributo, Conforme a la Ordenança del Señor Visorey Don… Lima: Antonio Ricardo, 1603.

François Marie Arouet Voltaire. Autograph letter, signed. December 7, 1737.


The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division
of Art, Prints, and Photographs

Dieter Appelt. Der Augenturm (The Eye Tower), 1977. Four gelatin silver prints, Suite one from an edition of three.

Eugen Diedrichs. Illustrated and designed by the German artist Richard Janthur. Die Gazelle. Berlin: Franz Schneider, 1920. One of 200 copies, numbered and signed by the artist.

Jill Freedman. "Firehouse," New York City, 1973–1977. Set of 25 vintage gelatin silver prints.

Hendrick Goltzius (Dutch, 1558–1617). "Landscape with Farmhouse." Woodcut on blue paper, c. 1600.

Nancy Graves. "Tango." Eight direct gravure etchings with aquatint, drypoint, and burnishing on Arches paper accompanied by thirteen poems by Pedro Cuperman. New York: Iris Editions, 1991.

Hubert's Museum Archive. Archival collection comprising 27 photographs by Diane Arbus from the late 1950s–early 1960s; other anonymous photographs; and archival material related to Hubert's Museum in Times Square collected by its last manager, Charlie Lucas, including business records, contracts, correspondence, and personal journals.

Cynthia MacAdams. "Bowery," 1976–78. 60 vintage gelatin silver prints.

Maria Martinez-Cañas. "Duplicity as Identity: Enigma," 2008. 25 silver gelatin chloride prints.

Ferdinand Olivier (German, 1785–1841). "Tuesday: The Castle of Salzburg Seen from the South" from Seven Places in Salzburg and Berchtesgaden. Tinted lithograph, 1823.

Lothar Osterburg. "Piranesi State 1" and "Piranesi State 2." Photogravures with scraping, drypoint, aquatint, spitbite, and line etching on tea-stained Somerset Soft White, 2008.

Bill Owens. "Selected Images of Suburbia." 29 chromogenic prints, after Polaroid Type 808 prints.

Laurie Simmons. "In and Around the House," 1976–78. 56 gelatin silver prints, 10 of an edition of 10.

Richard Tuttle and John Yau. "The Missing Portrait." New Brunswick, NJ: Brodsky Center/Rutgers, 2008. Handmade book with poem by John Yau and illustrated by Richard Tuttle.

Electronic Resources

American Periodical Series from
the Center for Research Libraries

A full-text electronic resource containing original print documents archived at the Center for Research Libraries (CRL). The collection spans the 19th century through the dawn of the 20th century, containing labor, trade, literary, scientific, and photographic periodicals, as well as other historically significant titles.

Eighteenth Century Collections Online II
Gale-Cengage Learning
Provides expanded full text, digital images of English-language books, pamphlets, broadsides, and other materials published in the United Kingdom between 1701 and 1800.

New York Times with Index
Provides researchers with a rich variety of historical subjects from The New York Times, so that they can quickly discover relevant content by searching and browsing subjects, people, and company names.


Press Display
Online access to today's newspapers from around the world in full-color, full-page format. The ever-expanding collection currently includes nearly 1,000 U.S. and international titles.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery:
A Transnational Library

Gale-Cengage Learning
A historical archive that embraces the scholarly study of slavery in a comprehensive, conceptual, and global way.

Times Literary Supplement:
A Historical Archive

Gale-Cengage Learning
A research and teaching tool for students and scholars, which allows them to trace the views of influential opinion makers, the response of their contemporaries, and the controversies and debates of the day.

The NYPL for the Performing Arts Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center

Music Division
Beverly Sills Collection. A collection of archival materials from Sills’s estate. The scores, all heavily annotated by Sills, are from her personal collection of performance scores and represent her major operatic roles, including her performances in Julius Caesar, Carmen, and Roberto Devereux.

Jerome Robbins Dance Division
A collection of mixed lithographs, drypoints, and drawings. The purchase includes two lithographs by Israel Silvestre for the Fêtes données à Versaille (1664), two drypoints by American artist Troy Kinney of dancers Adolf Bolm and Vera Fokina, and the 12 lithograph set (number 18 of 20 printed) of German artist Karl Hofer, 1922.


Billy Rose Theatre Division
Martha Swope Photographs of Theater and Dance. The collection comprises approximately 1,520,000 images on contact prints and corresponding negatives, 152,000 slides, 12,250 photographs, and 75,000 scans, dating from the late 1950s to mid-1990s.



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