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Poly Archives & Special Collections
Guide to the collections in the Poly Archives at Bern Dibner Library, New York University.
Please note that in-person appointments are not available at this time. Contact us via email for reference requests.
Appointments are necessary for all researchers who wish to consult archival and manuscript materials. To schedule an appointment, please email the Poly Archives at email@example.com. Please allow at least 24 hours advance notice when making appointments.
The mission of the Poly Archives is to collect, preserve, and provide access to the records of the former Polytechnic Institute (1854-2014). The archives document the history of the former iterations of the school including: the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Polytechnic Institute of New York, Polytechnic University, and Polytechnic Institute of New York University.
The Poly Archives’ rare books and special collections provide context to the archival material by providing documentation of the history of science and technology, particularly in Brooklyn, and the development of MetroTech Center.