New Additions to Our Historic Image Archive and Preservation History Archive: Evelyn G. Haynes
We have some wonderful new additions to our Preservation History Archive and Historic Image Archive to share from Evelyn G. Haynes (1909–2001), a dedicated preservationist and a member of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission during its earliest days. A native New Yorker, she was an editor at Vogue, where she worked from the 1930s to the mid-1950s.
Her family donated to Village Preservation a collection of her records, correspondences, and archival material, largely from the 1960s to the 1980s, mainly composed of photographs, sketching, writings, and historic materials connected to the creation of the Greenwich Village Historic District, the Morris-Jumel Mansion in Upper Manhattan, the architecture of Greenwich Village row houses, and early landmarking efforts and early landmarks in New York City. They provide a fascinating record of the early preservation movement in New York City, and some of our city’s great landmarks decades ago when their futures were in doubt.