Rare Book & Manuscript Library
 

Seymour B. Durst Collection of Historical Manuscripts and Documents, 1764-1885

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1718
Bib ID 14623593 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Durst, Seymour B., 1913-1995
Title Seymour B. Durst Collection of Historical Manuscripts and Documents, 1764-1885
Physical Description 0.21 Linear Feet (1 document box)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located on site.

Arrangement

Description

Content Description

A collection of 17 cataloged items collected by Seymour B. Durst as part of his Old York Library collection.

The Seymour B. Durst Old York Library collection at the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library consists of more than 40,000 objects including historic photographs, maps, pamphlets, postcards, books, and New York City memorabilia from the 18th century to the 1980s.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is located on site.

Conditions Governing Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Seymour B. Durst Manuscripts Collection; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

Seymour B. Durst Old York Library. Columbia University Libraries.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.

Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Correspondence Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ephemera Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
New York (N.Y.) -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Seymour B. Durst dedicated his professional life to commercial and residential real estate development, he had a personal lifelong passion for collecting published and archival materials on New York and its history, through architectural, cultural heritage and urban planning perspectives. By the time of his death in 1995, his "Old York Library" collection had taken over virtually his entire five-story townhouse. The collection at Avery Library is comprised of historic photographs, maps, pamphlets, newspapers, books, and New York City memorabilia.