October 5, 2015

EBSCO Releases Two New Digital Archive Databases from Collections at the New-York Historical Society

From the EBSCO Announcement:

Gateway to America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th Century New York and Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books archive databases from the New-York Historical Society, are now available from EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO).


Gateway to America: The People, Places, and Organizations of 19th-Century New York is a diverse collection of historical directories, year books, registers, member lists, organization reports, guidebooks, primary source documents and publications, and name rich sources from the New-York Historical Society. This unique collection, which includes historical maps, advertisements, and vital records, presents a history of the people and organizations of New York from the late eighteenth through the early twentieth centuries.


Revolutionary War Era Orderly Books from the New-York Historical Society contains over 30,000 pages of handwritten, historically valuable material from 1748 to 1817. Orderly Books were the controlling document of the day-to-day life in the military, most notably during the Revolutionary War. They once numbered in the hundreds of thousands and only a fraction of that number still exist. This material is fully transcribed and fully searchable while viewing the handwritten documents.

Read the Complete Announcement

See Also: Learn About the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library at the New-York Historical Society

See Also: Search the Library OPAC (BOBCAT)

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