Historic Landmarks Preservation Center, 1956-2022

Scope and content:

Materials related to Diamonstein-Spielvogel's ongoing role as Chair of the Historic Landmarks Preservation Center where she spearheaded the Cultural Medallion program that recognizes buildings associated with distinguished New Yorkers involved in the arts, sciences, the law, business, education, sports and politics. Includes but is not limited to reports, clippings, correspondence, audiovisual materials, printed matter, and notes.

Divided into two subseries, Administrative and General Files and Cultural Medallions. Both subseries are arranged chronologically. While files for specific Cultural Medallions are arranged chronologically by the approximate date of their installation, they may contain research materials or correspondence from dates prior to the date of installation. Undated materials are at the end of each subseries. Original folder titles have been retained.


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Collection restrictions:

Access restricted. Access to this collection requires the written permission of the donor. Please contact Research Services for information about how to request permission.

Original audiovisual and electronic media are closed to use; use copies are available unless noted otherwise in the collection guide. All researchers requesting copies of audiovisual materials from the collection for purposes other than private study and research are required to present written permission from the donor approving the request.

Due to size and complexity, all audiovisual materials are described in the Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Audiovisual Materials Collection, a separate collection guide.

Digital use copies and files in this collection have been migrated to a library server unless otherwise noted, and can be accessed on-site in the Rubenstein Library Reading Room. To request access, please contact Research Services prior to visiting the library.

Use & permissions:

All distribution, publication, and other commercial use requests require the prior written permission of the donor.

The copyright interests in this collection have not been transferred to Duke University. For more information, consult the copyright section of the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.

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