The New York Philharmonic Archives, which serves as a repository for more than 175 years of Philharmonic history, is one of the oldest and most important orchestral research collections in the world. It traces the entire history of the Philharmonic and its more than 16,000 performances around the world and is an important record of cultural history in New York City.

Researchers, students, musicians, and the general public are all welcome to come and explore this valuable collection. The archives also welcomes enquiries via email at

To see all archival holdings from 1842 to 1970 open for research visit the New York Philharmonic Leon Levy Digital Archives at