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Bronx Research: Archival Collections

Includes references to books, archival collections, digital sources and web sites sources helpful in researching the Bronx.

Leonard Lief Library -- Special Collections

Special Collections is open by appointment &  holds the Bronx Institute Archives:

   Oral history interviews     Photographs  

   Minutes    Books    Maps & atlases   

   Documents & organizational archives



Sample Collections

Notable archival collections include the following:

  • Bronx Regional and Community History Oral Collection
  • Bronx African American History Project
  • Riverdale Neighborhood House Collection
  • Papers of Jill Jonnes (South Bronx)
  • Fordham Manor Reformed Church Collection*
  • Rev. Dr. William A. Tieck Collection (Riverdale, Kingsbridge and Spuyten Duyvil
  • Robert Loeb Collection (parks and forests)
  • Bronx Chamber of Commerce Collection*


Reference Sources

•    Harvard Guide to American Ethnic Groups (Ref. E 184 .A1 H35)

•    Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinos & Latinas in the United States (Ref. E 184 .S75 .O97 2005)

•    Multiculturalism in the United States: A Comparative Guide to Acculturation and Ethnicity (Ref. E 184 .A1 M85 2005)

•    American Immigrant Cultures (Ref. Desk E184.A1 A63448 1997 2 vols.)

•    Encyclopedia of American Immigration (Ref. JV6465 .E53 2001 4 vols.)

•    Gale Encyclopedia of Multicultural America (Ref. Desk E184.A1 G14 1995 2 vols.)

•    The Newest New Yorkers: Immigrant New York in the new millennium

•    Atlas of Hispanic-American History (Ref. Desk E184 .S75 O287 2001)

•    The Encyclopedia of New York City (Ref. Desk F 128.3 .E75 1995)

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