Arts and cultural events contribute to our understanding of places and the communities that inhabit those places.This guide focuses on resources that cover the history of arts and culture, art and social change, and government arts organizations in NYC.
Artistic communities often use art to represent or respond to social conditions. Independent arts movements can give a voice to marginalized communities not otherwise represented in dominant cultural spaces.
Contemporary Newspapers (Library Login Required)
LexisNexis (Includes international news)
Historic Newspapers (Library Login Required)
New York Times Historical (1851-2012)
Brooklyn Daily Eagle (1841-1955)
City Directories: lists of individuals & businesses with location information.
Digital Brooklyn Directories (1856-1967)
List of New York City Directories available online (1680s-1950s) *some directories require a subscription for access ($)