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The New York Public Library Manuscripts and Archives Division

(212) 930-0801
Type: Literary Archive

The Division holds over 29,000 linear feet of archival material in over 3,000 collections. The strengths of the Division are the papers and records of individuals, families, and organizations, primarily from the New York region. These collections, dating from the 18th through the 20th centuries, support research in the political, economic, social, and cultural history of New York and the United States. The New York Public Library holds the personal papers and archival materials of Thomas Jefferson, Truman Capote, Herman Melville, H.L. Mencken, Edgar Lee Masters, Vladimir Nabokov, and more. 

Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
The Brooke Russell Astor Reading Room, Third Floor, Room 328
New York, NY 10018
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by T Cooper

From newly established bookstores such as McNally Jackson Books in SoHo to long-time forums such as the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church on the Lower East Side, T Cooper, author, most recently, of The Beaufort Diaries, visits his favorite places to research, revise, and read in New York City.

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