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From the Collection: The collection consists primarily of materials from the period after the merger of the Brooklyn and Queens Young Men's Christian Association and the YMCA of the City of New York in 1956. Items include records, photographs, and audiovisual material related to events such as the World's Fair, General Assembly, 150th anniversary, Big Apple Circus and other events.

Material related to staff includes an affirmative action audit, staff meeting agendas, and procedure and policy mannuals. Program materials include information about aquatics and camping, including day camps. Most material related to branches is general in nature but includes some periodic reports from individual branches. The collection also includes some financial material, including items related to the tax status of the YMCA. Audiovisual items include videos, films, and audiotapes for program and event promotion as well as some computer disks.


  • From the Collection: 1957-2014

Conditions Governing Access

Open for use in the Elmer L. Andersen Library reading room.

Conditions Governing Use

This collection may be protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials. Researchers may quote from the collection under the fair use provision of the copyright law.

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Collecting Area Details

Contact The Kautz Family YMCA Archives Collecting Area