NYC Municipal Archives Collections
Mayor Edward I. Koch (1978-1989), 105th Mayor of the City of New York. Approximately 190,000 images in collection; 1,080 in gallery. The Mayor Koch photograph collection provides a very comprehensive visual record of the mayor and his daily activities. Staff photographers from the Press Office documented all his public events in City Hall, Gracie Mansion, his excursions throughout the City, and his trips abroad. The images are 35mm black and white and color negatives, contact sheets, and prints. The photographers generally shot multiple images at each event; they sleeved the negatives and produced a contact sheet. They printed selected images for the Mayor to distribute with his signature. There are numerous photographs of Mayor Koch greeting visiting dignitaries and celebrities.