Access and Copyright Policies for the CCNY Records


Historical records of Carnegie Corporation of New York are open to researchers. Materials are available for paging during regular Rare Book and Manuscript Library hours, and can be viewed in the RBML reading room. The collection is stored on site, so no prior appointment is necessary. Patrons are encouraged to contact the Carnegie Collections curator in order to discuss their research needs.

The following access restrictions apply:

  • Staff and Trustee files are closed for a period of fifteen years from the date of the most recent document in a particular file.
  • The Corporation’s legal files are closed for a period of twenty years from the date of the most recent document in a particular file.
  • Grant files are closed for ten years from the date that a particular grant became inactive.
  • Access to unprocessed materials is limited and requires special permission of the curator.

Carnegie Corporation of New York (CCNY) owns the copyright and other intellectual property rights to the materials in its records. Permission to publish and quote must be obtained in writing from CCNY. Requests should include a detailed description of the proposed publication. A correct citation of the papers must be requested in writing from the Director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Please contact the Carnegie Collections Curator for more information.