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Bronx County Archives Finding Aids

The Bronx County Archives at The Bronx County Historical Society Research Library contain the most extensive collection of archival material on Bronx history, culture, organizations, and individuals in the world.

Here you can find a list of the collections housed in The Bronx County Archives, as well as finding aids, as they become available.

Audio and Visual Collections

Reference Title Coverage Finding Aid
AV-SPENCER.1 Arthur Pete Spencer Jr. music collection 1970–2001 Available
AV-WEISLER.1 Weisler-Langer family film collection 1931–1959 Available

Paper and Mixed Media Collections

Reference Title Coverage Finding Aid
MS-ABRAMS.1–21 Robert Abrams papers 1970–1978 In progress
MS-AHIU.1–10 At Home in Utopia collection 1927–2009 In progress
MS-AKAEOO.1–3 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, Eta Omega Omega Bronx Chapter records 1964– Available
MS-APTECKER.1–10 George Aptecker papers and prints c.1940s–2018 In progress
MS-ARGENTI.1 Karen Argenti papers 1979–1986 Available
MS-BADILLO.1–2 Herman Badillo papers 1966–1970 Available
MS-BBPAR.1 Bronx Borough President Annual Reports 1910–1939 Available
MS-BBT Bronx Board of Trade records 1894–1966 In progress
MS-BCA.1–34 Bronx Council on the Arts records c.1970–1988 Preliminary
MS-BCC.1–67 Bronx County Clerk records c.1913–1925 Preliminary
MS-BCCOM.1–35 Bronx Chamber of Commerce records c.1980–1999 Unprocessed
MS-BCHS Bronx County Historical Society records 1955–2020 Preliminary
MS-BEATTIE.1 Brenda Beattie-Neuman papers 1986–2020 Available
MS-BELL.1 Frederick Bell papers on St. Augustine Presbyterian Church 1930s–1960s Available
MS-BENJAMIN.1–7 Michael A. Benjamin papers 2003–2009 Unprocessed
MS-BIAGGI.1–546 Mario Biaggi papers 1969–1988 Unprocessed
MS-BIGELOW.1–5 Bill Bigelow papers 1967–1987 Available
MS-BINGHAM.1–186 Jonathan Bingham papers 1965–1982 Preliminary
MS-BLA.1 Bronx Library Association records 1975–1990 Available
MS-BMA.1–2 Bronx Museum of the Arts records 1971–1974 Preliminary
MS-BONO.1–46 Ludwig P. Bono papers c.1960–1990 Preliminary
MS-BOTA.1–2 Bronx Old Timers Association records 1911–1978 Available
MS-BOWMAN.1 Jamaal Bowman campaign collection 2020 In progress
MS-BSABX.1 Boy Scouts of America Bronx Council records 1915–2013 Available
MS-BSAS.1–2 Bronx Society of Arts and Sciences records 1905–1993 Available
MS-BSO.1 Bronx Symphony Orchestra records c.1960–2006 Available
MS-BTA.1–2 Baychester Nereid Taxpayers and Civic Association records 1926–2002 Available
MS-BXPC.1–3 Bronx Political Campaigns collection 1955–2020 Available
MS-BXRR.1–8 Bronx River Restoration Project records 1922–2007 Available
MS-BXT.1 Bronx Theatre records 1914–1917 Available
MS-CANCEL.1–17 Luis Cancel papers c.1975–1995 Preliminary
MS-CARP.1–30 David M. Carp papers c.1930–1990s In progress
MS-CARRION.1 Adolfo Carrión, Jr. papers 1998–2009 Unprocessed
MS-CHC.1 City History Club records c.1950–1994 Available
MS-COLEMAN.1–5 Dennis Coleman papers c.1990–2005 Unprocessed
MS-DAVIES.1–2 J. Clarence Davies papers c.1900–1930 Available
MS-DAWSON.1 Henry B. Dawson diaries 1841–1843 Available
MS-DCPBX.1–55 Department of City Planning, Bronx Office records c.1960–1990s Preliminary
MS-DDC.1 Decatur Democratic Club records 1944–1981 Available
MS-DICKERSON.1 Dr. Angie Dickerson papers 1910–1981 In progress
MS-DIPASQ.1 Domenick DiPasquale papers 1903–2020 Available
MS-DST.1 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Bronx Alumnae Chapter 1968– Available
MS-EBBPLB.1 Early Bronx Borough Presidents, Local Board records 1901–1933 Available
MS-FAGIANI.1–2 Gil Fagiani papers 1940–2021 Available
MS-FDNYBX.1–2 Fire Department of New York, Bronx records 1874–1985 Preliminary
MS-FERRER.1–39 Fernando Ferrer papers 1987–2001 Preliminary
MS-FLECK.1–4 Irma Fleck papers 1965–1985 Unprocessed
MS-FERRIS.1 Ferris Family papers 1896–1940s Available
MS-FOSTER.1–70 Rev. Wendell Foster papers 1979–1998 In progress
MS-FRIEDMAN.1–29 George Friedman papers 1976–1994 Unprocessed
MS-GALLAGHER.1 Virginia Gallagher papers 1965–2011 Available
MS-GARCIA.1–6 Robert Garcia papers 1974–1990 Unprocessed
MS-GERSCHON.1–2 Elsa Gerschon papers c.1920–2000s Unprocessed
MS-GESCHEIDT.1 Albert F. Gescheidt papers 1873–1922 Unprocessed
MS-GJA.1–9
Grand Jurors Association records c.1930–1960s Unprocessed
MS-GNYCC.1 Greater New York Centennial Commission records 1994–1999 Available
MS-GOMPERS.1–7 Gompers High School records 1945–1990s Partial
MS-GORDON.1–3 Maxine Gordon papers on Bronx Jazz 1960–2008 Available
MS-GREENE.1–12 Aurelia Greene papers c.1994–2009 Partial
MS-GROSS.1–4 Max Gross papers 1961–1966 Preliminary
MS-HAFFEN.1 Louis F. Haffen papers 1904–1905 Available
MS-HALLOCK.1–9 Hallock & Hallock records c.1890–1945 Unprocessed
MS-HALPERN.1–5 Carl Halpern papers c.1900–1986 Preliminary
MS-HAUBEN.1–4 Daniel Hauben papers 1980–2016 Available
MS-HCC.1 Hostos Community College records 1968–1979 Available
MS-HERMALYN.1–5 Hermalyn Family papers c.1920–2012 Preliminary
MS-HOFFMAN.1 Hoffman Family papers c.1870–1954 Unprocessed
MS-HNYCP.1 History of New York City Project records 1981–2010 Available
MS-HOE.1–29 R. Hoe & Co., Inc. records 1885–1950s Preliminary
MS-JHS82.1 J.H.S. 82 (Macomb's Junior High School) records 1931–2000 Available
MS-JOHNSTON.1–2 Johnston-Weiss Family papers 1870s–1977 Available
MS-KARMON.1–89 Elias Karmon papers 1926–2008 Available
MS-KEELER.1 Samuel Keeler papers 1899–1928 Available
MS-KERLIN.1–9 Gilbert Kerlin papers on the Riverdale Community Planning Association c.1930–1994 Available
MS-KOPPELL.1–3 G. Oliver Koppell papers c.1970–2013 Preliminary
MS-KRASDALE.1–4 Krasdale Foods records c.1990–2009 Unprocessed
MS-LAMB.1 Lester E. Lamb papers c.1860–1960s Available
MS-LAWRENCE.1–19 Richard W. Lawrence papers c.1900–1948 Preliminary
MS-LEIPER.1–3 Joseph McCarrell Leiper papers 1914–1988 Available
MS-LERNER.1 Murray P. Lerner papers 1931–1979 Available
MS-LEWIS.1–15 Don Lewis papers on The Bronx Zoo c.1880–2012 Preliminary
MS-LINDBERGH.1 Lindbergh Kidnapping Case papers 1932 Available
MS-LUHBY.1–3 Luhby Real Estate records 1916–1980s Unprocessed
MS-LYONS.1–23 James J. Lyons papers c.1930s–1961 Preliminary
MS-MARVIN.1–2 Seth L. Marvin New York Yankees print memorabilia 1976–2011 Available
MS-MASSARO.1–3 Dominick Massaro papers c.1966–1990s Preliminary
MS-MCGEE.1–8 Hansel L. McGee papers 1950–2002 Partial
MS-MCNAMEE.1 Albert J. McNamee papers 1876–2002 Available
MS-MHS.1–8 Morris High School records c.1897–1987 Preliminary
MS-MPUB.1–5 Milady Publishing Company records c.1970–1990s Preliminary
MS-NWBCCC.1–269 Northwest Bronx Community and Clergy Coalition records 1975–2005 In progress
MS-NYPDBX.1–764 New York Police Department, Bronx blotters c.1865–1950s Preliminary
MS-NYUCHANC.1 New York University, Office of the Chancellor records 1884–1971 Preliminary
MS-NYUHOF.1 New York University, Hall of Fame records 1901–1955 Unprocessed
MS-OCONNOR.1 O'Connor Family papers 1912–1917 Available
MS-PALUMBO Nick Palumbo papers ? Preliminary
MS-PATT Rebecca Patt Cohen papers 1937–1950s Available
MS-PERICONI.1–3 Joseph F. Periconi, Jr. papers c.1940–1980s Partial
MS-PROVENZANO.1–4 Madeline Provenzano papers c.1990–2005 Unprocessed
MS-PPJC.1–2 Pelham Parkway Jewish Center records 1949–2008 Available
MS-PS6.1–2 P.S. 6 records 1867–1919 Available
MS-PS31.1–13 P.S. 31 records c.1980–2000 Unprocessed
MS-RCPH.1 Roman Catholic Parish Histories 1842–1997 Available
MS-RGC.1–2 Riverdale Garden Club records 1928–1982 Preliminary
MS-ROBINSON.1 Jackie Robinson papers 1943–1955 Available
MS-ROSENBLUM.1 Paul "Pete" Rosenblum papers c.1940s–2009 Available
MS-ROSENSTEIN.1 Carl Rosenstein papers 1892–2009 Available
MS-ROSENTHAL.1 Mel Rosenthal papers 1967–1995 Available
MS-RPA.1 Regional Plan Association records 1911–1990 Preliminary
MS-RSC.1–4 Riverdale Shakespeare Club records c.1917–2006 Preliminary
MS-SARGENT.1 Diane Sargent papers 1990s Unprocessed
MS-SBC.1–117 South Bronx Churches records 1987–2005 In progress
MS-SBH.1–3 St. Barnabus Hospital records 1867–1999 Preliminary
MS-SCHLIESSMAN.1 Ron Schliessman papers c.1880–1920 Unprocessed
MS-SCHWARTZ.1–6 Dr. George D. Schwartz papers 1914–1960 Available
MS-STEVENSON.1 Gelvin Stevenson papers on Arson and Housing Abandonment 1959–1997 Available
MS-SULLIVAN.1–32 Maxine Sullivan papers c.1950–1980s In progress
MS-TIECK.1–6 William A. Tieck papers c.1930–1985 Preliminary
MS-THAYER.1–3 Millie S. Thayer papers 1969–2009 Available
MS-TOBIER.1–20 Emanuel Tobier papers 20th c. Preliminary
MS-TOWNS.1–18 Bronx Towns and Topographical Bureau records c.1850–1951 Preliminary
MS-ULBX.1–3 Urban League, Bronx Branch records 1949–2007 Available
MS-VISHNER.1 Esther Dobkin Vishner papers 1920–1977 Available
MS-VOZICK.1 Alexandra Vozick Hans papers 1927–2006 Available
MS-VVH.1 Valentine-Varian House records 1934–1978 Available
MS-WBYR.1 West Bronx Young Republican Club records 1950–1969 Available
MS-WRCRSD.1 Women's Republican Club of Riverdale and Spuyten Duyvil records 1921–1964 Available
MS-WOOLFSON.1–2 William C. Woolfson papers 1934–1988 Available

Newspaper Collections

Reference Title Coverage Finding Aid
NW-BPR Bronx Press Review collection c.1950–1990s Unprocessed
NW-BHN Bronx Home News collection 1907–1948 In progress
NW-BXSCHOOLS Bronx Schools newspaper collection 1933–1969 Available
NW-LISTENER Listener-News collection 1939 Available
NW-STAR The Bronx Star collection 1908 Available

Oral History Collections

Reference Title Coverage Finding Aid
OH-BAAHP.1–15 Bronx African American History Project 2002– In progress
OH-BLHP Bronx Latino History Project 2010– In progress

Photograph Collections

Reference Title Coverage Finding Aid
PH-BPR.1–9 Bronx Press-Review photograph collection 1980s–1990s Unprocessed
PH-DANYLUK.1 Nestor Danyluk photograph collection c.1970–1980s In progress
PH-DIETRICH.1 Dietrich Family photograph collection 1861–1940s Available
PH-MCNAMARA.1 John McNamara photographic slides 1888–1960s Partial
PH-NEWSUM.1 Phil Newsum photograph collection c.1950–1960s Available
PH-PS58.1 P.S. 58 photograph collection c.1950–1970s Available
PH-SCHLIESSMAN.1 Ron Schliessman photographic slides c.1870–1966 Available
PH-VERGARA.1 Camilo José Vergara photographic slides c.1970–1990s Available
PH-ZUCKERMAN.1 Ira L. Zuckerman photograph collection 1860–2012 Available