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

This collection consists of a selection materials produced by the mayoral administration of Seth Low. The collection is not comprehensive, but does include material related to the daily work of his mayoral administration. The material includes correspondence both from citizens and businesses throughout the city, as well as correspondence received from City Departments, Commissions, and Agencies. In addition, official documentation such as bills and legislation as well as a small amount of ephemera comprise the Subject Files series.
Seth Low (1850-1916) served as the Mayor of New York from 1902-1903, on a fusion ticket of the Republican and Citizens Union parties. Prior to his tenure as Mayor, Low was the president of Columbia University and the former Mayor of Brooklyn as well as an activist in progressive politics. In comparison to his predecessor, Robert Van Wyck, Low was seen as a reformer in city politics. Low's mayoralty is most noted for introducing the civil service system into city government, streamlining the city's bureaucracies, improving the school system, and fighting graft in the police department. He ran for office in 1903, but was defeated, though he stayed active in politics, especially involving organized labor. Low died on September 17, 1916 at home in Upstate New York. Guide to the records of Mayor Seth Low, 1902- 1903