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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. 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 TV: MOVING IMAGES
      56. WNYC: RADIO
      57. WOD: MAYOR WILLIAM O'DWYER
      58. 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