ANS Record Group 3: Development and Membership, 1866-ongoing

Descriptive Summary

American Numismatic Society
30 cubic feet
Development records, including those relating to fund raising; coin, library, and cash donations; annual and planned giving; bequests; endowment campaigns; and grant applications. Also, membership records such as those pertaining to meetings and events; correspondence on membership status; membership data; publicity materials such as press releases, circulars, and other promotional materials; and membership publications like the ANS Newsletter and Magazine, including photographs.

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American Numismatic Society, Record Group 3: Development and Membership, 1866-ongoing, [series title].


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Collection Hierarchy

  • Series: General photographs, 1868-ongoing

    10 cubic feet (23 boxes)
    Access Restriction:

    Open to outside researchers, but are subject to ANS policies on permission and fees for reproduction and use.

    Scope and Content:

    Contains the prints, negatives, and, for some later years, compact discs of the American Numismatic Society’s general photograph collection, most of which, particularly in the later years, were produced for membership publications. The earliest items are member portraits on cartes de visite (1860s and 1870s) and cabinet cards (1870s-circa 1910). With few exceptions, these are the only original nineteenth-century images in this collection. The decades of the twentieth century up through the 1960s are represented by about 2 cubic feet of pictures on scattered topics, including portraits, numismatic events, exhibits, Medal of Honor recipients (1918-1919), and views of the Society’s Audubon Terrace headquarters, which include the construction of an addition to the building (1929-1930) and ANS exhibition rooms before and after remodeling (1945, 1950s). Beginning in the 1970s, the photographs are more numerous and more comprehensive, many produced for the Society’s newsletter, which began in 1979 and was succeeded by the ANS Magazine in 2002. These show staff, officers, members, students, and awardees at events such as the annual meeting, annual gala, lectures, exhibits, award ceremonies, Summer Seminar, and Coinage of the Americas (COAC) and other conferences. In addition, there are posed staff portraits and images relating to the Society’s move from its Audubon Terrace headquarters at 155th Street to Fulton Street in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Also included are copy negatives and page proofs for Howard L. Adelson’s book, The American Numismatic Society, 1858-1958 (1958), and undated photographs of coins, medals, and decorations.

    Related Entities
    • Box 1 of 23: Early member portraits: cartes de viste, mostly 1860s-1870s


      [unidentified] (reverse: May 12, 1869; taken at Israel & Co., Baltimore); Ahlborn, Lea (front: Royal Mint Medal Engraver in Stockholm); Amelung, J.A.; Anthon, Charles Edward; Applegate, J. Henry; Appleton, William Sumner (reverse: Boston, dress worn in Syria); Baily, James Muhlenberg (reverse: died February 27, 1897); Barnard, Charles E. (reverse: Utica, N.Y.); Bolen, J.A. (two different photographs; reverse: Springfield, Mass.); Boucher, A.J. (reverse: Montreal); Bramhall, William Leggett (reverse: Washington, D.C.); Brock, Alonzo A. ; Cauffman, Emil (reverse: Philadelphia); Clay, Charles; Clogston, William (reverse: Springfield, Mass.); Colburn, Jeremiah (reverse: Boston); Da Silva, B.; Davis, Robert C. (reverse: Philadelphia); De Peyster, J. Watts; Dubois, William E.; Ely, Herman; Engstrom, A.B. (reverse: from Arendal, Norway); Greenwood, Isaac J.; Groh, Edward; Groh, Henry; Gschwend, Charles ; Hanna, John; Hewitt, Robert, Jr. (reverse: New York City); Hodgson, George; Idell, G.W.; James, Fred H. (reverse: Lancaster, N.Y.); Levick, Joseph Napoleon Tricot; Lightbody, Colin; Lionhardt, George G. (reverse: Augusta, Ga.); MacKenzie, Mortimer L. ; McCoy, John F. (reverse: taken some five years ago, N.Y., February 17, 1868); Mickley, Joseph J.; Moore, Michael (reverse: Trenton Falls); Nichols, C. Porter (reverse: Springfield, Mass.); Ogden, R.W.; Oliver, James (two different photographs; reverse: to replace me in Society’s album); Parish, Jr., Daniel; Parker, Jas. (reverse: Springfield, Mass.); Perine, G.H.; Phillips, George L. (reverse: Dayton, Ohio); Prime, William C.; Ralston, J. Grier (reverse: Norristown, Pa.); Rivett, Nathaniel; Sage, Augustus B.; Sandham, Alfred; Stickney, Matthew Adams (reverse: Salem, Mass.); Taylor, A.B.; Taylor, James H.; Edward L. Tiemann (front: 1875)

    • Box 2 of 23: Early member portraits: cabinet cards, 1870s-circa 1910 (1 of 2)


      Adams, William; Ahlborny, Leu; Alphonse XIII, King of Spain (reverse: honorary member, 1910); Attinelli, Emmanuel Joseph; Balman, Henry L. (reverse: with compliments, April 11, 1890); Barnum, George Grenville (reverse: Buffalo, N.Y.); Belden, Bauman L. (reverse: January , 1897); Brenner, Victor David; Cogan, Edward; Cogan, George W. (front: youngest son of Edward at 17); Cohen (no first name given); Courteau, Eugene (reverse: 1903, aged 35); Cunningham, Thomas (reverse: Mohawk, N.Y.); Darling, C.W. (note: Utica); Dreier, Ludwig; Eklund, Ole P., (Two photographs, circa 1940s; reverse: long note mentioning age [66] and what is pictured, including his homestead in Idaho and a cabin he lived in (1889-1910) and a Mr. McKenzie, whose coins were sold “recently” by Stack’s); Elder, Thomas (picture postcard sent to Howland Wood, 1906; front: September 4, 1906); Ely, Foster (reverse: rector of St. Stephen’s Church, Ridgefield, Connecticut); Ford, [illegible]; Gregory, Charles (reverse: March 1889); Groh, Edward (reverse: 1883); Hall, [illegible] (photo taken in Nova Scotia); Harris, Robert; Harzfeld, Sigismund K. (reverse: 1877); Hickcox, John Howard; Higgins, Frank C. (reverse: September 5-10, 1910); Hills, J. Coolidge; Huberich, Charles H. (as a boy); Kirkwood, J.

    • Box 3 of 23: Early member portraits: cabinet cards, 1870s-circa 1910 (2 of 2)


      Lederer, Philipp (picture postcard, 1944?); Lee, William; Leverel, Herbert (reverse: member 1885); Lillardi, J.L.B. (front: 1894); Low, Lyman (reverse: June 2, 1888); Low, Lyman (reverse: 1891); Manuel II, King of Portugal (reign: 1908-1910); Massamore, George W. (front: Baltimore, July 10, 1886); Mitchelson, Joseph Chappel; Morgan, George T (low quality reprint; reverse: gift of Margo Russell, 1974; original photograph in the Bureau of the Mint Archives); Morris, Charles; Morris, Rob (engraved image on paper taken from an 1882 photograph); Parish, Daniel, Jr.; Perini, Quintilio (proceedings: Rovereto, Austria); Pfund, Anthony (reverse: photo compliments of Pfund, January 27, 1896; born June 12, 1823); Poillon, William; Saltus, John Sanford (reverse: 1895); Sandham, Alfred; Scott, John Walker (reverse: November 2, 1845 [his birth date]; September 1889); Sterling, E.B.; Stewart, William Rhinelander (reverse: 1893); Tuthill, Luther B. (note: May 29, 1894); Victor Emanuel III, King of Italy (honorary member, January 21, 1901); Wright, Charles Henry; Wyckoff, Peter B.; Zabrinske, Andrew C.

    • Box 4 of 23: Adelson


      Photographs for Howard L. Adelson’s book The American Numismatic Society, 1858-1958 (1958). About 50 4x5 copy negatives, mostly portraits of people copied from publications, some with corresponding prints; loose prints; and page proofs with photographic plates in place and labeled.

    • Box 5 of 23: Portraits, headquarter buildings, Audubon Terrace, Graduate Student Seminar, 1850s-1990s

      Note: Was box 19.7.1.

      Scope and Content:

      Includes negatives and copy prints, possibly for Adelson book, and some original photographs. Many portrait photographs are copies of ANS cartes de visite and copies from publications and other sources, including those of drawings and etchings. Box contains no nineteenth-century originals but a few from the early twentieth century.

      Portraits: Adams, Edward D.; Ahlborn, Lea; King of Spain Alphonse XIII; Anthon, Charles; Applegate, J. Henry; Appleton, William S., 1867-1903; Babelon, Ernst, 1910 (painting); Bailey, James Muhlenberg; Balog, Paul; Belden, Bauman; Bishoff, William L.; Bramhall, William L.; Brenner, Victor D., 1894-1924; Burnham, Roger, 1923; Chapman, H., 1935; Clapp, George, 1939; Cogan, Edward; Colburn, Jeremiah; Comparette, T. Louis; De Peyster, J. Watts; Dewing, Arthur S.; Dilliston (William H.?); Dodd, Charles; Douglas, Damon C., 1944, 1946; Drowne; Henry Russell; Dubois, W.M.E.; Duffield, Frank G.; Edlow, Kenneth; Eidlitz; English, Thomas Dunn; French, Daniel Chester; Greenwood, Isaac J.; Groh, Edward; Hanna, John; Havemeyer, Henry Osborne; Hewitt, Robert, Jr.; Hickox, John H.; Higgins, Frank H.; Huntington, Archer M. (includes Barcelona monument); Kunz, George F.; Lagerberg, Julius de, 1907; Lagerberg, Magnus Edward; Langdon, Woodburg; Levick, Joseph N.T.; Low, Lyman H.; Manship, Paul; King Manuel of Portugal; Mateu y Llopis, Felipe; Metcalf, William E.; Mickley, Joseph J.; Miles, George C., 1973; Newman, Eric; Norton, Frank; Norweb, R. Henry, Jr.; Oliver, James; Parish, Daniel, Jr.; Parmelee, Louis G.; Perine, George H.; Poillon, William; Pyne, Moses Taylor; Robertson, Robert; Roty, Louis-Oscar, 1889; St. Gaudens, Augustus; Sage, Augustus; Saltus, Sanford J.; Schiff, Jacob Henry; Simpson, A. Carson; Stewart, W.R.; Storer, Horatio R. (plaque); Thompson, Margaret; Turnure, Lawrence; Umberto; Vanderbilt, William Kissam; Vanderbilt, Conelius; King of Italy Victor Emanuel III; Weeks, William R.; West, Louis C.; Wood, Howland; Wormser, Moritz; Wright, Charles Henry; Wyman, Arthur C.; Zabriskie, Andrew; Zerbe, Farran.

      • New York Academy of Medicine

      • Union Dime Savings Bank

      • Cooper Union, October 20, 1859—Board of Education

      • 21st and 4th Ave.

      • New York University, Washington Square

      • Bible House and Cooper Institute—Chapter 2

      • Hispanic Society, pre 1905

      • Audubon Terrace, circa 1908

      • ANS exterior, circa 1908

      • ANS exterior—Etching, 1908

      • ANS interior—East Hall, 1908

      • ANS East Hall, 1908-1945

      • ANS exterior, 1915

      • ANS exterior—Construction of west wing, 1928-1930

      • ANS interior—West Hall, 1930

      • ANS exterior, 1928-1930

      • ANS exterior, post 1930

      • ANS interior—East Hall gallery, 1935

      • Audubon Terrace fence, 1950s

      • ANS East Hall, 1952

      • ANS interior, circa 1956

      • ANS East Hall—1201 series, circa 1957

      • ANS East and West Hall—2826 series, circa 1957

      • ANS Interior, circa 1990

      • Summer Seminar 1952

      • Summer Seminar 1984

      • Summer Seminar 1985

      • Summer Seminar 1986

      • Summer Seminar 1995

      • Summer Seminar 1996

      • Summer Seminar 1998

      • Summer Seminar 1999

      • Seminar—Various

      • ANS offices, people, computers—Some color, 1980s-1990s?

    • Box 6 of 23: 1870s-1989

      • Exhibit: Ancient Numismatics – Werner Gallery, University of Oregon, [year?]

      • Exhibit: Cleveland Museum, [year?]

      • Exhibit: Henry Chapman, [year?]

      • John Adams Bolen, late 1800s - Modern copy prints

      • Montroville Dickeson with Native American Indian – Modern copy print from Robert Wester in 1984, 1860s-1870s

      • Early Portraits – modern copy negatives – George and Ed Cogan, Lyman Low, John Walter Scott, J.K. Haryfeld, George W. Keafsamore, E.J. Attinelli 1870s-1890s

      • Charcoal portrait of an unidentified man, early 1900s?

      • United States Mint – New Orleans, early 1900s?

      • Howland Wood, early 1900s

      • Early Portraits – Hugo O. Greenhood, F.S. Duffield, Matthew A. Stickney, Lorin Parmelee, Francis ?, early 1900s

      • Early Portraits and other images – W.B.O. Field, Kurt Regling, George C. Hines, J. Hunt Deacon, Egerton Smith engraving, etc., early 1900s

      • Agnes Baldwin (Brett)?, early 1900s

      • Chief Thundercloud - Copies - Originals at the Rochester Numismatic Association, early 1900s

      • ANS building – Audubon Terrace – one view of exterior, early 1900s

      • New York Numismatic Club – Keen’s Chophouse negative, early 1900s

      • Thomas Elder banquet, early 1900s

      • New Theatre postcard, early 1900s

      • King ?, early 1900s

      • King of Italy - King Victor Emmanuel III, ca. 1901

      • King of Spain – Alphonso XIII, ca. 1905

      • Edgar H. Adams – Coney Island, 1905

      • Farran Zerbe, ca. 1906

      • Henry Chapman portraits, 1908 and later

      • King of Belgium – King Albert I, ca. 1910

      • King of Portugal – Manuel II, ca. 1910

      • ANA convention – from Elder Magazine, 1910

      • Audubon Terrace – Hispanic Society and ANS, 1913

      • Farran Zerbe – Money of the World exhibit – San Francisco, 1915

      • Medal of Honor recipients, including Civil War veterans, circa 1918-1919

      • Presentation to Prince of Wales, 1919

      • Portrait of an unidentified man, 1920s

      • Will Rogers – Misidentified as Arthur J. Fecht, 1926

      • Beach and harbor scenes, unidentified, 1930s?

      • Maximilian Bernhart – his profile on a plaque, 1930

      • Photographs taken at ANS by L.S. Werner – Edward Newell, Howland Wood, etc., 1935, 1943

      • Julio Berzunza – with his collection of Alexandriana books, 1940s?

      • Edward T. Newell plaque, 1940s

      • Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Service (Ankara?) – Robert Kelly, General Tindal, Earle Parker, 1945

      • Insignia and Chevrons of the United States Marine Corps, mid-1900s?

      • ANS exhibition room before and after remodeling, 1945, 1950s

      • ANS exhibit at Exposition Spain, 1951

      • Traveling Exhibition – Coins of the Centuries, 1952

      • Archer M. Huntington Plaque, 1953 (plaque date)

      • George Miles, Sture Bolin, Kenneth Jenkins (in Stockholm, Sweden?), and Jean Babelon, Victor Tourneur, etc., in France, 1960s?

      • Stockholm, Sweden conference – Philip Grierson, George C. Miles, Humphrey Sutherland, August 1960

      • Nancy Waggoner with unidentified man, 1960s

      • World’s Fair exhibit, 1964

      • COINage photos for Larry Stevens article (vol. 5, no. 10, Oct. 1969), 1969

      • ANS – Coins of India exhibit, 1970s?

      • Florence Donnelly, Marie Martin, 1970s?

      • Harry Bass with unidentified man, 1970s?

      • Dexter Seymore, 1970s or 1980s

      • ANS library – Frank Campbell, 1970s

      • ANS – Margaret Thompson, Leslie Elam, etc., 1971

      • ANS – Annual meeting, Thodore V. Buttrey, Jr., Harald Ingholt, Jan. 13, 1973

      • International Numismatic Congress (INC), 1973

      • International Numismatic Congress (INC), Sept. 1973

      • International Numismatic Congress (INC), Monday, Sept. 1973

      • International Numismatic Congress (INC), Monday Audubon Terrace, Sept. 1973

      • International Numismatic Congress (INC), Tuesday, Brooklyn, Sept. 1973

      • International Numismatic Congress (INC), Coinage of the Americas exhibit, 1973

      • ANS annual meeting, Jan. 1976

      • ANS annual meeting, World Coin News clipping, Feb. 1, 1977

      • Eric P. Newman, 1978

      • ANS event – Harry Bass, etc., April 8, 1978

      • ANS event – Harry Bass, etc., Dec. 8, 1978

      • Goetz medal exhibit – Mr. and Mrs. Ira Goldberg, Harry Fowler, Nancy Waggoner, etc., Dec. 8, 1978

      • William Metcalf and unidentified man, April 1979

      • ANA 50-year Medal, Henry Grunthal, 1979

      • ANS event – Harry Bass, etc., April 7, 1979

      • ANS exhibit hall, 1980s?

      • Various portraits – Arthur Houghton, Margo Russell, George Curth, John Kleeberg, etc., 1980s?

      • ANS event – Margaret Thompson, Richard Doty, William Metcalf, Nancy Waggoner, Alan Stahl, Rose Chan Houston, etc., 1980s?

      • ANS event – Margaret Thompson, 1980s?

      • ANS event – William Metcalf, Leslie Elam, etc., 1980s?

      • William Metcalf, 1980s?

      • Coin exhibits, 1980s?

      • ANS event – Elizabeth Jones, Harry Bass, Karen Worth, 1980s

      • Stack Family – 1980s

      • ANS miscellaneous – computers, library, Eric Newman teaching seminar, etc., 1980s

      • ANS miscellaneous – Michael Amandry, Elizabeth Jones, Karen Worth, 1980s

      • ANS event, April 1982

      • 1983 Los Angeles Olympic one dollar coin model and designer Elizabeth Jones, circa 1983

      • World of Coins exhibit – Audubon interiors, 1983

      • ANS 125th anniversary medal – Jovine’s rejected design, Jovine’s drawing of accepted design, 1983

      • ANS 125th anniversary, 1983

      • ANS group photo – Emery May Norweb, Frank Campbell, Chapman family, April 1983

      • ANS – Eric Newman, Harry Bass, etc.

      • ANS annual meeting – Margaret Thompson, 1984

      • ANS annual meeting – Karen Worth, etc., Jan. 14, 1984

      • ANS annual meeting – Karen Worth, Harry Bass, etc., Jan. 14, 1984

      • ANS spring meeting – Walter Breen, Harry Bass, Eric Newman, etc., April 14, 1984

      • ANS – John Kroll, Harry Bass, etc., Oct. 13, 1984

      • ANS annual meeting, 1985

      • ANS annual meeting – Marcel Jovine, Karen Worth, 1985

      • ANS - Saltus exhibit (Kauko Rasanen), historical costumes, Audubon exterior, fundraising flier, 1986

      • Exhibit: Money – Jorvick Viking Center, York, U.K., 1986

      • ANS T-shirt – Melqarejo, Richard Doty, Leslie Elam, April 1986

      • ANS event – Harry Fowler

      • ANS – William Metcalf, Frank Campbell, etc., Nov. 1986

      • ANS reception at World Trade Center, Jan. 9, 1987

      • Coinage of the Americas Conference (COAC), PR-BA COAC, Oct.-April, 1987

      • ANS event – Windows on the World, permanent exhibits, 1987

      • Development campaign launch reception, January 1987

      • Norweb dinner – Henry Fowler, Henry Norweb, 1987/1988?

      • ANS – Audubon Terrace exhibit hall and exteriors, 1988

      • ANS endowment drive dinner – silver medal awardees, John Kroll, Eric Newman, Harry Fowler, etc.

      • Coinage of the Americas Conference (COAC) – coin photos, 1988

      • ANS press release – Harry Bass, Walter Breen, Elizabeth Jones, etc., 1989?

      • Coinage of the Americas Conference (COAC) – coin photograph, 1989

    • Box 7 of 23: 1989-2002

      • John Kroll, Oct. 13, 1989

      • ANS miscellaneous – Alan Stahl, Richard Hoge, Richard Doty, etc., 1990s?

      • ANS miscellaneous events – 1990s

      • ANA event – Windows on the World, 1990s?

      • Coinage of the Americas Conference (COAC), 1990s?

      • ANS event – Bob Julian, John Wright, Steve Ellsworth, Eric Newman, Michael Bates, etc., 1990s?

      • ANS events – Eric Newman, R. Henry Norweb, Jr., etc., 1990s

      • Frank Deak – ANS photographer, 1990s

      • ANS event – Eric Newman, Elizabeth Jones, Harry Bass, Harry Fowler, striking anvil, 1990s

      • ANS event – Eric Newman, Harry Bass, Harry Fowler, vaulted interior, Robert Edlow tablet, 1990s

      • ANS event, 1990s

      • ANS staff photographs for holiday cards, 1990s

      • British Art Medal Society (BAMS)

      • Slides – vault, Frank Deak, Michael Bates, library, visitor area, Leslie Elam, Florence Donnelly, etc., 1990

      • Harry Fowler tribute, June 10, 1990

      • Color slides – Audubon building, library, medals, staff, etc., 1991

      • Roger A. Hornsby, Apr. 1991

      • Symposium on Mexican Coinage and Finance – Richard Doty, John Kleeberg, etc., Jan. 24 & 25, 1992

      • ANS – Princeton field trip, Jan. 23, 1993

      • Perspectives on the Renaissance Medal – June 4&5, 1994

      • Correspondence – Arlene Jacobs (development officer) to Lynnn Saville (photographer), 1995

      • ANS Gala – Eric Newman, Elena Stolyarik, circa 1996

      • Eric P. Newman dinner, Oct. 25, 1996

      • ANS – Miscellaneous photos received, Feb. 20, 1996

      • Coinage of the Americas Conference (COAC) – Negatives, fall 1997

      • ANS annual meeting – Negatives, winter 1998

      • Fowler lecture – Michael Amandry, etc., 1999

      • Saltus awards – Cedar Tavern, Feb. 13, 1999

      • Fulton Street building, 2000?

      • ANS event – early 2000s?

      • Coin Day – Fulton Street, June 5, 2000

      • Coin Day – Fulton Street, June 5, 2000

      • Delivery of 1933 Double Eagle to the Federal Reserve (?), 2002

    • Box 8 of 23: Late 1990s


      Mostly color prints and negatives, loose and in developers’ envelopes. Includes various events and Fulton building. Mostly late 1990s.

    • Box 9 of 23: 1977-1984


      ANS Newsletter and other negatives and contact prints, 1977-1984. Includes events, exhibits, Summer Seminar, Audubon Terrace interiors, computer systems, Bechtler coin press, Chapman exhibit (1983), weight machine, Margaret Thompson, and other topics.

    • Box 10 of 23: 1986-1989


      ANS Newsletter and other negatives and contact prints, 1986-1989.

    • Box 11 of 23: 1990-1993


      ANS Newsletter and other negatives and contact prints, 1986-1989.

    • Box 12 of 23: 1994-1997


      ANS Newsletter and other negatives and contact prints, 1994-1997.

    • Box 13 of 23: 1985-1992


      ANS Newsletter photographs, 1985-1992, with some newsletters.

    • Box 14 of 23: 1993-1999


      ANS Newsletter photographs, 1993-1999, with some newsletters.

    • Box 15 of 23: 2002


      David Tripp Double Eagle Lecture, Federal Reserve, June 20, 2002 (One set of 4x6 color prints)

    • Box 16 of 23: 2003


      Includes color 3x5 prints with 35 millimeter negatives.

      • “1933” opening

      • Bass Luncheon, opening of the Harry W. Bass Jr. Library, February 2003

      • 2003 Annual Meeting, October 2003

      • “Full Circle” Olympic opening

      • Federal Reserve “Gold Hoard from Israel” January 14, 2003

    • Box 17 of 23: 2004

      • ANS Ford dedication (with compact disc), May 13, 2004

      • Williams Street dedication (with compact disc), June 18, 2004

      • Huntington Award (portfolio with compact disc), October 22, 2004

      • Annual Meeting (portfolio with compact disc), October 23, 2004

      • David Tripp Lecture (portfolio with compact disc), November 10, 2004

      • Borglum Sculpture Removal (portfolio with compact disc), December 5, 2004

      • COAC 2004

      • Gala 2004, Plaza Hotel, in honor of Ken Edlow

    • Box 18 of 23: 2005-2007

      • Sale of Broadway, 155th St. (sheet with color thumbnails and compact disc), May 11, 2005

      • New York on Steel Opening, photos by Rosemary Lazenby (2 compact discs), February 8, 2005

      • Gala & Auction 2005 (portfolio with compact disc), Plaza Hotel, January 13, 2005

      • Sanford Saltus Award (portfolio with compact disc), September 17, 2005

      • Annual Meeting (portfolio with compact disc), October 22, 2005

      • Annual Dinner Gala in honor of Mr. Q. David Bowers (portfolio with compact disc), January 12, 2006

      • Archer Huntington Award & Margaret Thompson Memorial Lecture to Dr. Michel Amandry

      • Krause-Mishler Forum, “The Story of Swedish Money from 1523 to 2006” by Ian Wisehn (portfolio with compact disc), October 12, 2006

      • Harry W. Fowler Memorial Lecture, “The Athenian Empire and the Spartan Coinage Decree,” Andrew Meadows and the presentation of the book, Agoranomia, offered to John Kroll on his retirement (portfolio with compact disc), October 20, 2006

      • Archer M. Huntington Award and Margaret Thompson Memorial Lecture, “Counterfeiting in Colonial and Pre-Federal America,” Dr. Philip Mossman, (portfolio with compact disc), November 10, 2006

      • COAC, “Newby’s St. Patrick Coinage” (portfolio with compact disc), November 11, 2006

      • One Hundred and Forty Ninth Annual Meeting (portfolio with compact disc), October 21, 2006

      • Gala 2007, in honor of Chester L. Krause (portfolio with compact disc), January 11, 2007

      • American Numismatic Society Recording and Preserving the Past, Dr. Roger Bland on “How British Fair Play Has United the Public” and “Not Just a Pretty Face,” by Shailendra Bhandare (portfolio with compact disc), July 11, 2007

      • One Hundred and Fiftieth Annual Meeting (portfolio with compact disc), October 20, 2007

    • Box 19 of 23: 2008-

      • Opening of 1H2—Varick Street (portfolio with compact disc), October 24, 2008

      • Lecture: Beauty and Sublimity: Why Greek Coins are so Admired (portfolio with compact disc), November 11, 2008

      • Lecture: The Thirty Pieces of Silver-A Modern Numismatic Perspective, November 19, 2008

      • Annual Dinner Gala in Honor of Harvey G. Stack (portfolio with compact disc), January 8, 2009

      • 2009 Saltus Award, Lecture on the sculpture of Andrea Riccio

    • Box 20 of 23: Miscellaneous coins and medals


      Photographs of various coins and medals used for exhibits and publications.

    • Box 21 of 23: Oversized and special

      Portrait of Daniel Parish, Jr.

      Portrait of Lyman Low

      Portrait of Frank Higgins

      Audubon Terrace construction, 1929-1930

      Humorous photograph from Robert I. Nesmith to Sawyer McA. Mosser, October 28, 1944

      Glass plate negative: Joan Fagerlie, Copenhagen Coin Cabinet, September-November, 1958

    • Box 22 of 23: Oversized

      Portrait of John Reilly, Jr.

      Portrait of Henry Chapman

      Banquet: Members of the N.Y. Numismatic Club at Keen’s Chophouse, used in Adelson’s book, p. 156-7

      Banquet: Given by Thomas Elder for buyers at an auction sale

      Banquet: Tri-State Coin & Stamp Convention, Jamestown, New York, June 17-18, 1932

      Banquet: Westchester County Coin Club, Second Anniversary Dinner, Roger Smith Hotel, White Plains, New York, April 16, 1936

      Brooklyn Coin Club, Fifth Annual Dinner, Joe’s Restaurant, Brooklyn, January 5, 1937

      Banquet: 8th Annual Convention Banquet, Numismatic Association of Southern California, Statler Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California, February 2, 1963

      Banquet: Unidentified

      Group photograph in front of building – Includes John Reilly Jr. and Edward Newell

      Group photograph: Henry Chapman sale of the Andrew Zabriskie collection, June, 1909 (framed)

      Group photograph: Auction Sale Collection of Coins of George H. Earle Jr., Catalogued by Henry Chapman, Philadelphia, June 25, 26, 27, (28), 29, 1912 (copy)

      Group photograph: Sale of the Lyman Collection, Office of S.H. Chapman, November 7, 1913 (copy)

      Portrait of Russian violinist Joseph Piastro Borissoff, signed “To my dearest and best friend Fannie and Emmanuel Dobrowsky” (framed), 1923

    • Box 23 of 23: Oversized

      Drawing of fence for the American Numismatic Society, S.W. Morgan, Architect, October 25, 1955

      Agnes Baldwin Brett portrait

      Audubon Terrace, including Eidlitz addition (1929-1930), West Hall interior (1930), and Broadway entrance (1940s or 1950s)

      New York Academy of Medicine building—Used in Adelson book

      Hispanic Society of America (HSA) building—Used in Adelson book, 1905

      Edward Groh portraits

      Louis West portrait

      Michael Bates with coin tray in vault (on board)

      Frank Campbell in the Library at Audubon Terrace, includes Edward Janis (on board)

      Alan Stahl and William Warden examining coins (on board)

      Plaque with photograph of William Herbert Sheldon

  • Series: Publication acknowledgments, 1878-1908

    0.5 cubic feet (2 boxes)
    Scope and Content:

    Letters and completed forms from persons, historical societies, and other associations acknowledging receipt of ANS publications such as proceedings, circulars, printed lectures, and the Society’s constitution and bylaws. Most are perfunctory, though some touch on other matters. A letter (1884) from William Legett Bramhall, one of the Society’s first members (joined November 3, 1858), discusses his desire to start a numismatic society in Washington D.C. and mentions his remaining coin collection housed in three walnut cases obtained from Joseph Levick. Edward Cogan refers to “the [David] Proskey disgraceful fair,” adding, “he deserves to be exposed” (1878).

    Access Restriction:

    Open to all researchers.

  • Series: Membership surveys, 1889-1897, 1995, 2002

    1.5 cubic feet (2 boxes)
    Scope and Content:

    Contains questionnaires completed by members on the question of changing the location of the Society’s meetings and efforts to increase the rolls of resident members (1889), completed and blank “circular to members” forms which sought biographical information from members to be used in the event of the member’s death (ca. 1897), forms completed by members in response to a request for information to be used in a new ANS database (1995) and the final draft, compilation of comments, and returned and completed forms from a survey sent to members 2002. The surveys from the 1890s contain a wealth of biographical details. Those from 1995 mostly just provide directory information. The surveys of 2002 mainly gauge use, opinions, and demographics.

    Individuals who completed “circular to members” questionnaires (ca. 1897) are: Adams, William; Alexander, Robert C.; Andrews, Frank D.; Arnold, George C.; Atwood, Daniel T.; Attinelli, Emmanuel J.; Bailey, James M.; Barrington, Rachel T.; Barron, Edward J.; Belden, Bauman L.; Bellas, Henry H.; Benson, Frank S.; Bolen, John A; Boucher, Adelard J.; Bramhall, William L.; Brenner, Victor D; Burchard, Horatio C.; Burtsell, Richard L.; Chenoweth, Alexander C.; Colburn, Jeremiah; Darling, Charles W.; Deats, Hiram E.; de Morgan, Henri; Doughty, Francis W.; Dreier, Johann C. L.; Drowne, Henry R.; Dudley, James F.; Ely, Foster; Ely, Herman; Fewsmith, William; French, William M.P.; Frossard, Edouard; Gasten, William; Goddard, William C.; Greenhood, Hugh; Greenwood, Isaac J. Jr.; Harris, Robert; Hayden, Horace E.; Heaton, Augustus G.; Hills, Jonas C.; James, Frederick H.; Johnes, Edward R.; Kennedy, John S.; Kirkwood, James; Lee, Francis B.; Lee, William; Lillard, John F.B.; Maris, Edward; Marvin, William T.R.; Massamore,George W.; McArthur, George; McLachlan, Robert W.; Morris, Charles; Parish, Daniel, Jr.; Pell, John; Perini, Quintilio; John H.; Pfund, Anthony; Pryer, Charles; Renwick, Edward L.; Richter, Max H.; Snowden, Archibald L.; Soverel, Herbert F.; Steers, Edward P.; Stehlin, Charles V.; Sterling, Edward B.; Stewart, William R.; Stickney, Matthew A.; Stone, Charles P; Strobridge, William H.; Tatman, Charles T.; Ten Eyck, James; Tuthill, Luther B.; Thruston, Gates P.; Tiemann, Edward L.; Trumbull, Walter; Vail, Joseph H.; Van Schaick, James; Warner, Thomas; Willis, Benjamin A.; White, John S.; Wood, Isaac F.; Wyckoff, Peter B. MD; Young, William H.

    Access Restriction:

    The 19th century questionnaires are open to all researchers. Those from 1995 and 2002 are closed to outside researchers.

    Related Entities
    • Box 1 of 2 (Shared with series “Publication Acknowledgments”)

      • Membership survey, 1889

      • Membership survey—Blanks, 1890s

      • Membership survey—Circular of members questionnaires, 1890s

      • Membership survey, 1995

    • Box 2 of 2: 2002 survey—Completed forms and draft report

  • Series: Miscellaneous development and membership records, 1866 - 1989

    1 cubic foot (2 boxes and 2 oversized bound items)
    Scope and Content:

    Various materials relating to the Society’s publications, membership, and fundraising, including the purchase and distribution of medals and publications and records of publications sent to members. Includes Joseph N.T. Levick’s annotated copy of the first volume of the American Journal of Numismatics (AJN) (1866), along with the original circular announcing the publication’s debut (pasted in) and accounts and lists relating to coin purchases either for him personally or for the Society. (It was Levick who first proposed the publication of AJN and he served as its first editor.) Also of note is correspondence relating to the purchase and distribution of Albert Frey’s Dictionary of Numismatic Names (1917-1918); correspondence regarding the efforts to raise funds to purchase the Swedish coin collection of Robert Robertson (1929.103), and subscription forms and letters for the School for Coin and Medal Designing and Die Cutting and for two of the Society’s earliest medals: Membership (1875-1880) Charles E. Anthon (1884).

    A log book listing members that purchased various medals (1909-1986) is also included. With varying completeness, it lists number of metal type struck, artist, subscriber name, address, metal, date of payment, amount, date of shipment, and method of shipment. Medals included are Hudson-Fulton; Catholic, or Archdiocese of New York; Cleveland; Members; Babelon; Morgan; Lincoln Plaque; New Theatre; Declaration of War; Catskill Aqueduct; French and British War Commission; Belgian; Joan of Arc; Independence Day; Peace; Prince of Wales; Red Cross; Foch; Choate; Washington; Members; 125th Anniversary; and Statue of Liberty. An envelope of circulars for many of the medals is included with the book.

    Access Restriction:

    Two files of membership data are closed to outside researchers. The rest of the materials are open.

    • Box 1 of 4

      • American Journal of Numismatics—vol. 1—Annotated and with additional material—Levick, 1866 (2 folders)

      • Charles E. Anthon medals—Completed subscription forms, 1884

      • Letters and completed forms requesting the Society’s Membership Medal (pasted into bound volume with Member’s Medal Honorary on spine), 1875-1880

      • List of members and tally of publications sent (bound volume), 1878-1886

      • American Journal of Numismatics (AJN)—Accounts, 1906-1909

      • ANS Centennial tickets—List of members (bound volume), April 1958

    • Box 2 of 4

      • School for Die Cutting—Completed subscription pledge forms, 1900

      • ANS Proceedings—Galley proofs, 1907

      • Dictionary of Numismatic Names—Albert R. Frey—Correspondence on purchasing and distributing, 1917-1918

      • Publications of the ANS—Letter and list, 1920

      • ANS medals wanted by members—Lists, 1920s

      • Indian peace medals purchase fundraising letter, n.d.

      • Robert Robertson Swedish coin collection (1929.103)—Fundraising correspondence, 1928

      • Membership roll, along with promotional information from Hapgoods of New York City, a national organization of employment experts, n.d.

      • Membership data, 1917-1957

      • Membership data—Payments A/R, 1980-1988

    • 3 of 4

      Oversized notebook: List of members and tally of publications sent, 1921-1924 (loose)

    • 4 of 4

      Medals log book, 1909-1986 (loose)

      Separated Material:

      An envelope of circulars for the medals that was kept with the log book can now be found in Box 2 of this series.