New York has an abundance of archives and special collections at your disposal for your research. While not exhaustive, the list below includes a wide range of collections around NYC that would be useful for anthropology, art, design, fashion, and decorative arts research:
Archival collections are described in standardized documents called finding aids that detail the contents, organization, and size of a collection. Think of a finding aid as a table of contents to the archival collection, meant to help determine whether the materials may be relevant to your research.
Finding aids generally include the following sections: