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Gateway to North America: People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York

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A collection of historical directories, member lists, and other name-rich sources, focusing on New York City during the long 19th century.  Documents are fully text-searchable and originate from the print collection of the New-York Historical Society.  Other categories of documents include maps, illustrated advertisements, burial lists, and gazetteers. The list of titles available in this database is available here. 

All Branch LibrariesSchomburg Center for Research in Black CultureStavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL)Stephen A. Schwarzman BuildingThe New York Public Library for the Performing ArtsThomas Yoseloff Business Center
Genealogy, New York City History, United States History, Directories, Manuscripts and Rare Books, History