1. ALL COLLECTIONS
  1. ADB: MAYOR ABRAHAM D BEAME
  2. ALMSHOUSE LEDGER COLLECTION
  3. ART: DESIGN COMMISSION
  4. BODIES IN TRANSIT REGISTERS
  5. BOE: BOARD OF EDUCATION
  6. BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS
  7. BPB: BOROUGH PRESIDENT BROOKLYN
  8. BPM: BOROUGH PRESIDENT MANHATTAN
  9. BPQ: BOROUGH PRESIDENT QUEENS
  10. BPS: BRIDGES/PLANT & STRUCTURES
  11. DCP: DEPARTMENT OF CITY PLANNING
  12. DEG: DEGREGARIO COLLECTION
  13. DEP: BOARD OF WATER SUPPLY
  14. DND: MAYOR DAVID N DINKINS
  15. DOB: ARCHITECTURAL PLANS AND DRAWINGS
  16. DOF: BRONX 1940S TAX PHOTOS
  17. DOF: BRONX 1980S TAX PHOTOS
  18. DOF: BROOKLYN 1940S TAX PHOTOS
  19. DOF: BROOKLYN 1980S TAX PHOTOS
  20. DOF: MANHATTAN 1940S TAX PHOTOS
  21. DOF: MANHATTAN 1980S TAX PHOTOS
  22. DOF: QUEENS 1940S TAX PHOTOS
  23. DOF: QUEENS 1980S TAX PHOTOS
  24. DOF: STATEN ISLAND 1940S TAX PHOTOS
  25. DOF: STATEN ISLAND 1980S TAX PHOTOS
  26. DOS: SANITATION & STREET CLEANING
  27. DPC: PUBLIC CHARITIES & HOSPITALS
  28. DPR: PARKS & RECREATION PHOTOGRAPHS
  29. DPW: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
  30. EARLY MAYORS, WILLIAM STRONG, 1895-1897
  31. EIK: MAYOR EDWARD I KOCH
  32. FDNY: FIRE DEPARTMENT NEW YORK
  33. FHL: MAYOR FIORELLO H LAGUARDIA
  34. HPD: HOUSING PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT
  35. JVL: MAYOR JOHN V LINDSAY
  36. MAC: MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES COLLECTION
  37. MALCOLM X ASSASSINATION CASE FILE RECORDS
  38. MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN LIQUOR LICENSES
  39. MAPS AND ATLASES
  40. MAYOR ROBERT VAN WYCK
  41. MAYOR SETH LOW
  42. MRC: MAYORS RECEPTION COMMITTEE
  43. NEW AMSTERDAM RECORDS
  44. NEW YORK COUNTY JURY CENSUS
  45. NYPD & CRIMINAL PROSECUTION
  46. NYPD SURVEILLANCE FILMS
  47. OLD TOWN KINGS COUNTY MICROFILM
  48. PARKS AND PARKWAYS DRAWINGS AND PLANS
  49. PAUL MOSS SCRAPBOOK
  50. PORTS & TERMINALS
  51. PRINTS POSTERS & DRAWINGS
  52. RFW: MAYOR ROBERT F WAGNER
  53. RWG: MAYOR RUDOLPH W GIULIANI
  54. VRI: MAYOR VINCENT R IMPELLITTERI
  55. WNYC: RADIO, FILM & TV
  56. WOD: MAYOR WILLIAM O'DWYER
  57. WPA FEDERAL WRITERS PROJECT
NYC Municipal Archives Collections

The volumes include the court minutes of New Amsterdam, administrative records of the Dutch municipal legislators, the Burgomasters and Schepens, as well as ordinances of the Director-General. Information found in the records ranges from court cases to the banns of matrimony, to powers of attorney, indentures of apprentices, debts and mortgages, and deeds and conveyances of real estate. Also included are the registers of Notary Publics Salomon LaChaire and Walewyn van der Veen and records of the Orphan Masters Court. The New Amsterdam records are in the Dutch language as spoken and written in the middle of the seventeenth century. The records from the English colonial period (starting from 1664) are written in a combination of Dutch and English. Between 1848-1862, New York State Archivist Edmund B. O’Callaghan created handwritten manuscript translations for most of the Dutch records (In the 1830s Cornelius Westbrook translated the ordinances and the first book of court minutes, 1653-1654). Some of the translations were edited and published in Berthold Fernow’s seven-volume Records of New Amsterdam in 1897. They were reprinted in 1976 in collaboration between the Genealogical Publishing Company and the Holland Society of New York. Additional translations by O’Callaghan were published in Fernow’s two-volume Minutes of the Orphanmasters of New Amsterdam in 1902 and 1907, in association with the Colonial Dames of the State of New York. Guide to the New Amsterdam Records, 1647-1862