Business, Literary, and Local History Manuscripts

Business, Literary, and Local History Manuscripts

Manuscripts, records, and papers primarily related to businesses and people of New York and New England.
Chiefly 19th-century New York and New England local history manuscripts and business records, primarily for craftsmen and railroads; papers of children's book writer and illustrator Marcia J. Brown and two original manuscripts by Maud and Miska Petersham; papers of Pulitzer Prize-winning author William Kennedy; papers of Anthony Ashley Cooper, the 19th century social reformer; and papers of Benito Perez Galdos, Gonzalo Torrente Ballester, Evengi Zamyatin, and other writers.

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Business, Literary, and Local History Manuscripts: mss035

Abraham Bell and Son Collection, 1809-1917

Abraham Bell and Son
22 cubic ft.
The collection consists of 157 volumes of business books and three boxes of financial materials, correspondence, books, scrapbooks and diaries relating to the Bell Family and the Abraham Bell and Son Company.
Business, Literary, and Local History Manuscripts: mss037

Albany, New York Jewish Community Collection, 1905-1990

Greater Albany Jewish Federation
2.03 cubic ft.
The Jewish Community of the Albany, New York area is featured in the Collection which was brought together to show community involvement in the region by the Greater Albany Jewish Federation and the University Libraries of the University at Albany, SUNY. This collection contains photographs, meeting minutes, commemoration papers, local area newspapers, academic articles, community reports, and a prayer book.
Business, Literary, and Local History Manuscripts: mss131

Alexander Semmler Papers, 1914-1977

Semmler, Alexander, 1900-1977
10.5 cubic ft.
The Alexander Semmler Papers contain music written by Alexander Semmler, both published and unpublished, as well as some of his notes and correspondence.
Business, Literary, and Local History Manuscripts: mss129

Bridge Line Historical Society Collection, 1870-2019

Bridge Line Historical Society
37.1 cubic ft.
The collection consist of the Bridge Line Historical Society's newsletter, as well as original maps, drawings, and related material documenting the Delaware & Hudson Railway, a railroad that operated in the northeastern United States.
Business, Literary, and Local History Manuscripts: mss083

F.D. Jackson Papers, 1881-1882

Jackson, F.D.
1 Daybook
The collection consists of a daybook, 1881-1882, kept by the proprietor of a general store in Derby, Connecticut.
Business, Literary, and Local History Manuscripts: mss004

Fred R. Brown Papers, 1882-1966

Brown, Fred R., 1888-1966
8 cubic ft.
Methodist missionary and science teacher in the Kiansi Province of China from 1910 to 1931. He and his wife, a fellow missionary, later settled in DeWitt, New York.
Business, Literary, and Local History Manuscripts: mss137

Geof Huth Papers, 1960-2006

Huth, Geof
60.7 cubic ft.
The majority of these papers focus on Geof Huth's artistic activities: his creation of artworks, his involvement in the fields of visual and experimental poetry, his productions as a micropublisher, and his work as an active blogger in the worldwide network of online poets. They also document his personal life and professional career in archives and records management.
Business, Literary, and Local History Manuscripts: mss029

Gonzalo Torrente Ballester Papers, 1954-1964

Torrente Ballester, Gonzalo
0.4 cubic ft.
This collection contains manuscripts and a journal written by the Spanish novelist Gonzalo Torrente Balleste.