Has approximately 4,000 databases including key collections such as U.S. Federal Census images & indexes from 1790 to 1930; the Map Center containing more than 1,000 historical maps; American Genealogical Biographical Index; Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage; The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England,1620-1630; Social Security Death Index; WWI Draft Registration Cards; Federal Slave Narratives; and a strong Civil War collection.
This guide is for a class from a previous semester and may contain incorrect call numbers and dead links.
Sources for New York City
Report on the social statistics of cities in the United States at the eleventh census, 1890. John S. Billings. Washington, D.C.: Govt. Print. Off., 1895.
Firestone Oversize HA730 .A1A21 1890q and http://usa.ipums.org/usa/voliii/pubdocs/1880/1880a_v18-08.pdf
Vital Statistics of Brooklyn and New York City (including maps, 1884-1890)
Ward maps for New York City (use with the census to get information about "wards" or neighborhoods)
Digital Sanborn Maps (1867-1970) Sanborn fire insurance maps contain detailed information on urban structures, property boundaries, and streets. Provides historical information on the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods.
Historic Maps of New York City (University of Texas)
- Classic 6: New York City Apartment Building Living, 1880s-1910s
- Photographic Views of New York City, 1870s-1970s
- New York Times (ProQuest Historical Newspapers) (1851-2006)
- Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1841-1902)
- America's Historical Newspapers (1690-1922)
Provides searchable full-text of newspapers more than 1,000 U.S. historical newspapers, including titles from all 50 states. Includes newspapers from the collections of the American Antiquarian Society, the Library of Congress, the Wisconsin Historical Society and others, including the microfilm collection based on Brigham's "History and Bibliography of American Newspapers."
- more sources at Finding U.S. Newspapers at Princeton
Librarian for History & History of Science
Firestone Library, B-10-P
Office hours, Spring 2014:
Tuesday 2-4 p.m.
Schedule an Appointment: