Please keep in mind that it will it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.
A list of call number ranges being stored offsite can be found here.
Photographic reproductions of most materials may be ordered through the Department of Rights and Reproductions.
For more information about this service, please ask at the Library's main reference desk or call (212) 485-9282.
Because so many of the collections from this time period are rare, and often fragile, researchers will be brought surrogate formats—microfilm, microfiche, photostatic copies and Readex cards—when available.
Original materials are reserved for exhibitions, photography and digitization.
Search the card and online catalogs under United States-History-Revolution-Registers, lists, etc. Please see also A Guide to Military History Guides.
Manuscripts, Newspapers, Broadsides, Maps & Periodicals Manuscripts The Manuscript Department's holdings generated by, and relating to, the American Revolution are extensive, both in breadth and depth.
More search options are available for a small group of graphic collections.
In addition to our online resources, there are many research tools available in the library's reading room.
Klingenstein Library and its programming is provided by Ruth and Sid Lapidus, the New York State Education Department, Library Division, and Placer Partners.
Important support for processing and digitizing the Library’s collections is provided by The Henry Luce Foundation, the Robertson Foundation, The Archives and Catalogues Program of the Leon Levy Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, The Pine Tree Foundation of New York, the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, the Peck Stacpoole Foundation, and METRO New York.
These are indicated in this guide with the words "Reading Room Reference." For all other books, please fill out call slips and submit them at the main reference desk. History Military Personnel: Muster Rolls, Registers & Indexes These lists identify personnel and also provide insight into the structure and economics of the military for this time period.