Newspapers The New-York Historical Society's collection of Revolutionary War-era newspapers is one of the largest in the nation.Virtually every newspaper published in the colonies is represented, and many are in near-complete runs.Funds for recent collections acquisitions have been provided, in part, by the PECO Foundation, Helen and Robert Appel, Richard Brown, and William Beekman. Klingenstein Library's collections are available through the Klingenstein Library's online catalog.Please contact the reference staff if you have any questions or are not finding what you are looking for.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.They document the waging of this war from numerous perspectives at many levels of the struggle, from the elite (e.g., letters and general orders of George Washington and of his various aides-de-camp and generals) to the ordinary (muster rolls, ordnance reports, descriptions of guard duty, soldiers' letters and diaries), including one of the largest Collections of Revolutionary War orderly books.
Researchers in the reading room should be sure to check both the online and card catalogs for the manuscript department.
A small portion of the Library’s printed collections are now stored offsite.
Any item with the designation of “Offsite” on a catalog record may be requested for onsite use in the Library’s reading room.
On-site users can access digitized primary source documents from the New-York Historical Society in Gateway to North America: The People Places, & Organizations of 19th Century New York and digitized Revolutionary War Orderly Books.
The library's menu collection and collection of September 11, 2001 ephemera can be searched using on-site databases. Klingenstein Library are especially strong for the Colonial and Revolutionary War periods.