Manuscript Collection Subject Guide

The Whitney Library has particularly strong collections in the following areas. A full description of each collection is available on the Manuscript Collections page.

Carriage Industry

MSS-59   Pardee Family

MSS-B06   W.C. Dickerman & Co.

MSS-B14   Dann Brothers & Co.

MSS-B38   Blake-Mix Family

MSS-B56   New Haven Business and Civic Organizations, A-Z

MSS-B59   C. Cowles & Co.

MSS-245   Carriages and Early Automobiles


MSS-17   New Haven Schools

MSS-46   West End Institute

MSS-78   Neighborhood Music School

MSS-137   Leila Day Nursery

MSS 272     Tamara L. Compton [Mary Hunter Wolf] (arts education)

MSS-278    Goffe Street Special School

MSS-294  English Speaking Union, New Haven and Southern CT Branch

MSS-300   Ralph J. Welter (school notebooks)

MSS-B16   Hillhouse High School

MSS-B23   Charles Henry Keller

MSS-B25   Stirling School

MSS-B26    New Haven Board of Education

MSS-B34   George H. Post (school notebooks and ledgers)

MSS-B45-1-through-Box-33 MSS-B45-2-Boxes-34-through-61 MSS-B45-3-Boxes-62-to-end   Marion Campbell Sheridan

Immigrant Groups

MSS-71  Ukrainian National Woman’s League of America, Branch 108

MSS-72  Ukrainian National Association, “Lubov,” Branch 370

MSS-B7   William C. Celentano (Italian)

MSS-B43  Stanley Joseph Palaski Papers (Polish)


MSS-18   Morris Family Papers

MSS-24   Henry Taylor Blake

MSS-35   Samuel Andrew Law

MSS-59A   William Scranton Pardee

MSS-60   Boardman Family

MSS-62   White Collection

MSS-68  Ingersoll Family Papers

MSS-90   Ralph Dunning Smyth Papers

MSS-B13  Livingston Warner Cleaveland

MSS-274   John Q. Tilson Papers

MSS-298   Harrison Hewitt Papers

Maritime History

MSS-11   Woman’s Seamen’s Friends Society

MSS-20-1-through-Box-IV  MSS-20-2-Box-V-to-end   New Haven Insurance Company (1797-1893)

MSS-22    Maritime Collection, 1721-1906

MSS-25    Leffingwell Family

MSS-37   Records of the New Haven Towing Company & Gulf of Mexico Tow Boat Association

MSS-57   New Haven Harbor Collection


MSS-27   Daniel Read Papers

MSS-53   Woman’s Choral Society of New Haven

MSS-78 (1)   Neighborhood Music School

MSS-99   New Haven Music Collection

MSS-100   New Haven Symphony Orchestra

MSS-B64   St. Ambrose Music Club

MSS-B66    Joseph Burns Moore

MSS 247    Greater New Haven Federation of Musicians

Personal Diaries

MSS-6     Wallace Dwight Humiston (1908-38)

MSS-16   George Henry Durrie (1845-46)

MSS-58   Women’s Collection

MSS-130   Jennie Gilbert Jerome (1888-1979)

MSS-B47   Benjamine Augustus Cooke (Joseph Cooke’s travel diary)

MSS-B72  Frederick Saunders (1878-1911)

MSS-252  Mix-Munson Family

MSS-256  Samuel Rogers (1849-1855)

Printers and Engravers

MSS-15  Durrie & Peck (book publishing/printing)

MSS-45 Joseph Parker & Son (blotting paper)

MSS-107   John Warner Barber (Engraving)

MSS-134  New Haven Printers and Engravers, A-Z

MSS-134A  Tuttle Morehouse & Taylor Company (Printing)

MSS-134B   Augustus Ezra Lines (Engraving)

MSS-134C   Richard Paine

Religious Institutions

MSS-6 (1)   Wallace Dwight Humiston (newspaper articles on churches)

MSS-9    United Church on the Green

MSS-84   Religious Organization Collections

MSS-105   Ithiel Town Papers (architect, Trinity Church)

MSS-115  New Haven and Area Church Records

MSS-B17   New Haven Council of Churches

MSS B28    Edmund Sinnott Papers

MSS B54    Congregation Mishkan Israel

MSS B79    Rabbi Elliot B. Gertel

MSS B85    Trinity Church on the Green

AD 1        Frederick Davis papers (architect)

Women’s History

MSS 10     Thursday Club of New Haven

MSS 11    Woman’s Seamen’s Friend Society

MSS 17    New Haven Schools (Box 3: Girl’s Boarding Schools)

MSS 17A    Lydia Bowles Newcomb

MSS 19    Daughters of ’53 (Ahavas Achus)

MSS 21    United Order of True Sisters. New Haven No. 4, Jochebed Lodge

MSS 30     Fortnightly Club, New Haven, CT

MSS 31    Carmalt, Ethel, (1865-1959.) (Saturday Morning Club)

MSS 33     Lowell House Mothers’ Club, New Haven, CT

MSS 39    New Haven Study Club

MSS 44    North End Club

MSS 46    West End Institute (New Haven, CT)

MSS 50    Hattie Pierpont Fuller (daughter’s letters from Smith College)

MSS 53    Woman’s Choral Society of New Haven

MSS 58    Women’s Collection

MSS 71    Ukrainian National Women’s League of America. Branch 108

MSS 95    Daughters of the American Revolution. Connecticut. Mary Clap Wooster Chapter

MSS 110     Ruth McIntosh Cogswell

MSS 111    Our Society

MSS 130     Jennie Gilbert Jerome

MSS B45    Marion Campbell Sheridan

MSS B50     The Literary Box

MSS B64    St. Ambrose Music Club, Inc.

MSS B66    New Haven Women’s Philatelic Society

MSS B80    League of Women Voters of New Haven

MSS B82    Saturday Morning Club

MSS 260    New Haven Colony, National Society of New England Women

MSS 286     New Haven Woman’s Club

MSS 299    Greater New Haven Business and Professional Women’s Club

Visual Culture and Ephemera

MSS 65    Advertisement Cards, Letterheads, Receipts, and Miscellany

MSS B27    Scrapbooks Collection

MSS 110     Ruth McIntosh Cogswell

MSS B63    John O.C. McCrillis

MSS 282    Thompson Family Scrapbooks

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