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      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. DOH: MARITIME BIRTH, DEATH AND MARRIAG…
      27. DOS: SANITATION & STREET CLEANING
      28. DPC: PUBLIC CHARITIES & HOSPITALS
      29. DPR: PARKS & RECREATION PHOTOGRAPHS
      30. DPW: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
      31. EARLY MAYORS, WILLIAM STRONG, 1895-1897
      32. EIK: MAYOR EDWARD I KOCH
      33. FDNY: FIRE DEPARTMENT NEW YORK
      34. FHL: MAYOR FIORELLO H LAGUARDIA
      35. HPD: HOUSING PRESERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT
      36. JVL: MAYOR JOHN V LINDSAY
      37. MAC: MUNICIPAL ARCHIVES COLLECTION
      38. MALCOLM X ASSASSINATION CASE FILE RECORDS
      39. MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN LIQUOR LICENSES
      40. MAPS AND ATLASES
      41. MAYOR ROBERT VAN WYCK
      42. MAYOR SETH LOW
      43. MRC: MAYORS RECEPTION COMMITTEE
      44. NEW AMSTERDAM RECORDS
      45. NEW YORK COUNTY JURY CENSUS
      46. NYPD & CRIMINAL PROSECUTION
      47. NYPD SURVEILLANCE FILMS
      48. OLD TOWN KINGS COUNTY MICROFILM
      49. PARKS AND PARKWAYS DRAWINGS AND PLANS
      50. PAUL MOSS SCRAPBOOK
      51. PORTS & TERMINALS
      52. PRINTS POSTERS & DRAWINGS
      53. RFW: MAYOR ROBERT F WAGNER
      54. RWG: MAYOR RUDOLPH W GIULIANI
      55. VRI: MAYOR VINCENT R IMPELLITTERI
      56. WNYC TV: MOVING IMAGES
      57. WNYC: RADIO
      58. WOD: MAYOR WILLIAM O'DWYER
      59. 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