New York City

Busse Library provides these resources for students and faculty researching the history of New York City. Websites and Busse Library items reflect a portion of available information.

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History and Foundations of New York City

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Maps of New York City

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Culture and the Arts

Feature Films Set in New York City

A Sampling of Films:

  • An Affair to Remember (1957)
  • Annie (1982)
  • Annie Hall (1977)
  • The Apartment (1960)
  • As Good as it Gets (1997)
  • Barefoot in the Park (1970)
  • Big (1988)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
  • Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
  • Chorus Line (1985)
  • City Hall (1996)
  • Coming to America (1988)
  • CopLand (1997)
  • Crocodile Dundee (1986)
  • Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1997)
  • Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
  • Eddie (1996)
  • Escape from New York (1981)
  • Fame (1980)
  • Finding Forrester (2000)
  • The French Connection (1971)
  • The Freshman (1990)
  • Gangs of New York (2002)
  • Ghostbusters (1984)
  • The Godfather Trilogy
  • The Goodbye Girl (1977)
  • The Great Gatsby (1974)
  • Hair (1979)
  • Hello, Dolly! (1969)
  • Highlander (1986)
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
  • Ironweed (1987)
  • Maid in Manhattan (2002)
  • Made for Each Other (1939)
  • Marathon Man (1976)
  • Men in Black (1997)
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  • Moonstruck (1987)
  • Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)
  • Network (1976)
  • The Odd Couple (1968)
  • On the Town (1949)
  • The Out-of-Towners (1970, 1999)
  • The Paper (1994)
  • Pollock (2000)
  • The Pope of Greenwich Village (1984)
  • Rear Window (1954)
  • Saturday Night Fever (1977)
  • Searching for Bobby Fisher (1993)
  • Serpico (1976)
  • Seven Year Itch (1955)
  • Shaft (1971)
  • Summer of Sam (1999)
  • Taxi Driver (1976)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990)
  • The Thin Man (1957)
  • Tootsie (1982)
  • A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945)
  • Wall Street (1987)
  • West Side Story (1961)
  • When Harry Met Sally (1989)

Busse Library Resources

  • Adelman, Melvin L. A sporting time: New York City and the rise of modern athletics / c1986. GV584.5.N4 A34 1986
  • Blumberg, Barbara. The New Deal and the unemployed: the view from New York City / c1979. HD4606.N5 B58 1979
  • Burns, Ric. New York, a documentary film / c1999. VIDEO F 128.3 .N53
  • Burrows, Edwin G. Gotham: a history of New York City to 1898 / 1999. F 128.3 .B95 1999
  • Doctorow, E.L. The waterworks / c1994. PS3554.O3 W3 1994
  • Ellis, David Maldwyn. New York, state and city / 1979. F119 .E447
  • Gilfoyle, Timothy J. City of Eros: New York City, prostitution, and / c1992. HQ146.N7 G55 1992
  • Gilje, Paul A. The road to mobocracy: popular disorder in New York City / c1987. HV6483.N7 G54 1987
  • Goodfriend, Joyce D. Before the melting pot: society and culture in colonial New York / c1992. F122 .G643 1991
  • Kelly, Robert J. Handbook of organized crime in the United States / 1994. HV6446 .H345 1994, Ref.
  • Patterson, Jerry E. The City of New York: a history illustrated from the collections / 1978. F128.3 .P27
  • Rischin, Moses. The promised city; New York's Jews, 1870-1914 / 1962. F128.9.J5 R5
  • Spann, Edward. The new metropolis: New York City, 1840-1857 / 1981. F128.44 .S734
  • Stansell, Christine. City of women: sex and class in New York, 1789-1860 / 1987. HD6096.N6 S8 1987
  • Stott, Richard Briggs. Workers in the metropolis: class, ethnicity, and youth / 1990. HD8085.N53 S76 1990
  • White, Shane. Somewhat more independent: the end of slavery in New York / c1991. F128.44 .W54 1990
  • Yellowitz, Irwin. Essays in the history of New York City: a memorial / 1978. F128.44 .E87

 

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