Pierpont Morgan LIBRARY
the Piepont Morgan LIBRARY is a library in New York town center with a outstanding collection of manuscripts, incunabula, early pressures, illustrated books, music autographs and graphics.
The private library of the American banker John Pierpont Morgan forms the basic stick of the library.
history of the library
Morgan, that in Europe and others in Goettingen its study had completed, developed after its return to America an enormous Wirtschaftsimperium. Over it began 1890 with the systematic purchase of important and valuable manuscripts and books, above all the Middle Ages and the Renaissance as well as from autographs, signatures and rare books in particularly precious covers. For the constantly growing collection he let his own library in the style of the Italian Renaissance build beside his house in Manhattan in new York town center. The library was built from the American architect's office McKim, Mead and White after a draft of Charles Follen McKim and finished 1906.
1924 made Morgans son John Pierpont Morgan junior the library of the public accessible. It serves today as library, museum and international research center. At present the library is extended by a new building by Renzo Piano.
director/conductor of the library
- barks there Costa Greene to 1948
- Frederick Baldwin Adam junior, 1948 - 1969