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

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. Guide to the New York Police Department surveillance films, 1960-1980

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