Today in History: New York Public Library

Transverse section, New York Public Library
Today in History–May 23–the Library of Congress features the New York Public Library, dedicated on this day in 1911. The dedication was presided over by President William Howard Taft. Learn more about how the NYPL got its start by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related resources.

Timeline & select historic newspaper articles: New York Public Library

New York Public Library image set

RMA flag service on the steps of New York Public Library, 1919 (film)

New York Public Library digital collections

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