- Collection Overview
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- McAneny, George, 1869-1953
- Princeton University. Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
- George McAneny Papers
- Public Policy Papers
- Permanent URL:
- 1869-1953 (mostly 1910-1921)
- 190 boxes
- Storage Note:
- Mudd Manuscript Library (mudd): Boxes 1-118; 123-194
George McAneny served in numerous positions in the government of New York City, including president of the Borough of Manhattan (1910-1913), president of the Board of Aldermen (1914-1916), and chairman of the State Transit Commission (1921). This collection consists of lectures, reports, correspondence, committee and association files, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs, all of which reflect his special interests in regional and city planning, zoning, city and state transit, and city financing.
Collection Description & Creator Information
Contains papers of McAneny--lectures, reports, correspondence, committee and association files, clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs--referring to his numerous positions in the government of New York City, including president of the Borough of Manhattan (1910-1913), president of the Board of Aldermen (1914-1916), and chairman of the State Transit Commission (1921). Also included are files relating to his work in civil service reform associations (1897-1937) and on the staff of New York newspapers, the New York Worlds Fair Corporation (1935-1940), the Carl Schurz Memorial Committee, and the Regional Plan Association (1930-1940), all of which reflect his special interests in regional and city planning, zoning, city and state transit, and city financing.
This is an unprocessed collection and remains in its original arrangement. There are no boxes 119-122 (these were separated and placed in the A. Jacobi Papers; please see appraisal note).
- Collection Creator Biography:
George McAneny was a prominent New York City civil servant. Born in 1869 in Greenville, New Jersey, McAneny attended Jersey City High School and began a career in journalism after graduation. He eventually switched gears to the public sphere and served as Executive Secretary of the New York Civil Service Commission, Secretary of the New York Civil Service Reform League, President of the City Club, President of the Borough of Manhattan, and President of the Board of Aldermen. McAneny also served as the executive manager of the New York Times. He died in 1953.
Acquisition information is not available.
- Archival Appraisal Information:
Papers of Abraham Jacobi (previously boxes 119-122) were separated in 1992 and moved to the A. Jacobi Papers (C0724) at Firestone Library. Jacobi was noted in a previous version of this finding aid as being McAneny's father-in law.
- Processing Information:
This is an unprocessed collection. The contents list provided is a preliminary inventory.
Biography written by Jessica Marati, '08.
Access & Use
- Access Restrictions:
Collection is open for research use.
- Conditions for Reproduction and Use:
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. For quotations that are fair use as defined under U. S. Copyright Law, no permission to cite or publish is required. For those few instances beyond fair use, any copyright vested in the donor has passed to Princeton University and researchers are free to move forward with use of materials without anything further from Mudd Library. For materials not created by the donor, where the copyright is not held by the University, researchers are responsible for determining who may hold the copyright and obtaining approval from them. In these instances, researchers do not need anything further from the Mudd Library to move forward with their use. If you have a question about who owns the copyright for an item, you may request clarification by contacting us through the Ask Us! form.
- Credit this material:
George McAneny Papers; Public Policy Papers, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library
- Permanent URL:
- Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library65 Olden StreetPrinceton, NJ 08540, USA(609) 258-6345
- Subject Terms:
- Buildings -- New York (N.Y.) -- Conservation and restoration -- 20th century.
City planners -- United States -- 20th century.
City planning -- United States -- 20th century.
Civil service reform -- United States -- 20th century.
Local transit -- New York (N.Y.) -- 20th century.
Newspaper publishing -- New York (N.Y.) -- 20th century.
Transportation -- New York (N.Y.) -- 20th century.
Zoning -- United States -- 20th century.
- Genre Terms:
- Civil Service Reform Association (New York, N.Y.)
Regional Plan Association (New York, N.Y.)
New York World's Fair (1939-1940 : New-York, N.Y.)
Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906
- New York (N.Y.) -- 20th century -- Photographs.
New York (N.Y.) -- Exhibitions -- 20th century.
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 1898-1951.