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. DOF: BRONX 1940S TAX PHOTOS
  16. DOF: BRONX 1980S TAX PHOTOS
  17. DOF: BROOKLYN 1940S TAX PHOTOS
  18. DOF: BROOKLYN 1980S TAX PHOTOS
  19. DOF: MANHATTAN 1940S TAX PHOTOS
  20. DOF: MANHATTAN 1980S TAX PHOTOS
  21. DOF: QUEENS 1940S TAX PHOTOS
  22. DOF: QUEENS 1980S TAX PHOTOS
  23. DOF: STATEN ISLAND 1940S TAX PHOTOS
  24. DOF: STATEN ISLAND 1980S TAX PHOTOS
  25. DOS: SANITATION & STREET CLEANING
  26. DPC: PUBLIC CHARITIES & HOSPITALS
  27. DPR: PARKS & RECREATION PHOTOGRAPHS
  28. DPW: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
  29. EARLY MAYORS, WILLIAM STRONG, 1895-1897
  30. EIK: MAYOR EDWARD I KOCH
  31. FDNY: FIRE DEPARTMENT NEW YORK
  32. FHL: MAYOR FIORELLO H LAGUARDIA
  33. HPD: HOUSING PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT
  34. JVL: MAYOR JOHN V LINDSAY
  35. MAC: MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES COLLECTION
  36. MALCOLM X ASSASSINATION CASE FILE RECORDS
  37. MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN LIQUOR LICENSES
  38. MAPS AND ATLASES
  39. MAYOR ROBERT VAN WYCK
  40. MAYOR SETH LOW
  41. MRC: MAYORS RECEPTION COMMITTEE
  42. NEW AMSTERDAM RECORDS
  43. NEW YORK COUNTY JURY CENSUS
  44. NYPD & CRIMINAL PROSECUTION
  45. NYPD SURVEILLANCE FILMS
  46. OLD TOWN KINGS COUNTY MICROFILM
  47. PARKS AND PARKWAYS DRAWINGS AND PLANS
  48. PAUL MOSS SCRAPBOOK
  49. PORTS & TERMINALS
  50. PRINTS POSTERS & DRAWINGS
  51. RFW: MAYOR ROBERT F WAGNER
  52. RWG: MAYOR RUDOLPH W GIULIANI
  53. VRI: MAYOR VINCENT R IMPELLITTERI
  54. WNYC: RADIO, FILM & TV
  55. WOD: MAYOR WILLIAM O'DWYER
  56. WPA FEDERAL WRITERS PROJECT
NYC Municipal Archives Collections

Throughout the 20th century, the New York City Police Department (NYPD) conducted overt and covert surveillance on groups and individuals identified as potential security threats to the City. This collection comprises black and white 16mm silent surveillance films. They were shot by the NYPD Photo Unit for Manhattan (PUM) for the Bureau of Special Services and Investigations (BOSSI). The subjects include a broad range of political activist groups and events from 1960 to 1980. The films are generally 100 feet in length and up to three minutes in duration.

Note: If you would like to purchase a high resolution file of any film, click on the "Buy File" button in the top right hand corner of the detail page for that film. On the order form, make sure to select the "E-mail high resolution file" option. We are not able to produce prints of films. If you select the "Mail" or "Pickup" option, your order will be refunded.