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Eastern District YMCA records

 Collection
Identifier: Y.GNY.5

SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

The records of the Eastern District branch in New York City consist of the minutes from the Board of Managers (1914-1991, non-inclusive), historical materials, publications—including Eastern District Men(1912-1931, non-inclusive), and materials on the branch’s physical facilities.

Dates

  • 1903-1991
  • Majority of material found within ( 1914-1949)

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Use of Materials:

This collection is 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 the necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.

HISTORY OF EASTERN DISTRICT YMCA

Officially organized in 1889, the seeds of the Eastern District Branch were first planted the previous year when a group of ten men met in the chapel of the Ross Street Church to propose the founding of a Young Men’s Christian Association.

In later years, the Eastern District Branch had a reputation for emphasizing the religious aspects of the Y’s programs. A 1927 survey noted the Eastern District Branch united “religious fervor with real religious tolerance.”

In the 1970s, the Williamsburg neighborhood, home to the branch, underwent a major demographic shift, with Hispanics and Hasidic Jews becoming the major population groups. Declining membership as a result of these shifts caused the branch to partner with the New York City Housing Authority to offer programs from the community center of the Borinquen Plaza Houses. The branch merged with the Twelve Towns Branch in early 1990s.

Extent

4.6 Cubic Feet (7 boxes)

Abstract

Collected materials from the Eastern District Branch of the YMCA of Greater New York. The collection covers governance, administration, facilities, and the history of this branch.

ORGANIZATION/ARRANGEMENT OF THE RECORDS

These documents are organized into the following sections:
  1. Governance
  2. History
  3. Publications
  4. Facilities
  5. Financial

Physical Location

See Detailed Description section for box listing.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Todd Mahon, April 2005.

Catalog Record ID number: 4644276
Title
YMCA OF GREATER NEW YORK EASTERN DISTRICT BRANCH:
Subtitle
An Inventory of Its Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Todd Mahon.
Date
2005.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Collecting Area Details

Contact The Kautz Family YMCA Archives Collecting Area

Contact:

612-625-3445