National Archives at New York City

New York on the Record: Rightfully Hers

Rightfully Hers opens on Thursday, May 16, 2019

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, the National Archives at New York City unveils the new exhibit, New York on the Record: Rightfully Hers in its 3rd floor Welcome Center Exhibit Gallery.

New York on the Record: Rightfully Hers highlights records from the National Archives at New York City to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and explore the struggle and diverse experiences surrounding this landmark moment in American history. The documents illustrate how family history, the rights of individuals, finance, and other unexpected stories intersect to present a fuller exploration of the fight for American women’s suffrage.

Featured documents include:

  • A court document for a woman arrested with Susan B. Anthony for voting illegally in 1872
  • An indictment for Margaret Sanger for mailing materials deemed obscene
  • An 1860 U.S. Federal census schedule for Sarah Thompson, founder of the Brooklyn suffrage organization Equal Suffrage League and superintendent of suffrage for the National Association of Colored Women

Explore these stories and more as you delve into our holdings. This exhibit is free and open to all visitors seeking a glimpse of original records that capture our national story.

This gallery exhibit is presented in support of Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, from May 10, 2019, through January 3, 2021.

 

About the National Archives at New York City

The National Archives at New York City maintains the historically significant records of Federal agencies and courts in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, dating from 1685 to the present. It also holds select microfilm publications of the National Archives and provides access to a variety of online historical resources. Since 2012, The National Archives at New York City has been located on the third floor of this historic building. For more information about the National Archives at New York City, visit: www.archives.gov/nyc

 

About the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House

Designed by Cass Gilbert, and completed in 1907, the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City sits at the tip of Bowling Green park. This beaux-arts masterpiece was built to house New York’s Federal Custom Service to assess and collect duties and taxes on imported goods in one of the nation’s most prosperous ports.  The building is which is open to the public is listed in the National Register of Historic Places , is designated as a National Historic Landmark and both public and interior spaces are landmarked according to New York City's Landmarks Preservation Commission. 

 

 

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