Central Park Research Guide

Photo of the The Mall & Literary Walk by Library of Congress

Find resources that provide guidance on researching Central Park and the Central Park Conservancy.

Many of the materials pertinent to researching Central Park are readily available in municipal institutions around New York City. The resources noted below provide visitors, students, teachers, scholars, and professionals guidance on researching Central Park and the Central Park Conservancy.

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Central Park Conservancy Archive

The Central Park Conservancy maintains documents relating to the Park's management and the organization's history and mission-related programs. While these holdings are essential for institutional continuity and are an important source for professionals and scholars interested in a wide variety of fields, the Conservancy is not a research institution. Holdings are only made available to qualified researchers.

Resources are available for graduate and professional-level scholarly research, by appointment only. If you are interested in pursuing scholarly research, please submit a completed Research Inquiry Form, with a written description of the research project, to the email address provided at least two weeks prior to the start of the planned project. Researchers should also consult the Research Guide to better acquaint themselves with the scope and content of the records they wish to access.