This Brooklyn Heights institution’s library is filled with upwards of 2,000 maps and 60,000 photographs. More than 100 boxes are devoted to records from the Bureau of Sewers: In addition to getting effluvia off the streets, the sewage system also makes it possible to track family histories based on the new taxes residents paid for new sewers.
Most museum archives are incredibly vast with thousands of holdings—and just as many interesting secrets. Learn about four of these museum archives, including trivia about items in the collections of the Museum of the City of New York and the Guggenheim.
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