Bronx YMCA records
SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION
The Bronx YMCA records consist of incomplete runs of Board of Managers agendas and minutes and committee reports from Bronx Union, Westchester-Bronx, and the Bronx YMCA branches for the period 1922-1993. Also included are materials on events such as recognition dinners, annual reports, course listings (1911, 1916-1917), scrapbooks, yearbooks, newspaper clippings, press releases, and correspondence related to the merger between Bronx Union and Westchester Bronx branches.
- YMCA of Greater New York. Bronx Branch. (Organization)
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HISTORY OF THE BRONX YMCA
The Bronx YMCA was created in 1977 from a merger between the Bronx-Union branch and the Westchester-Bronx branch. The Bronx-Union branch, an outgrowth of discussions between the New York YMCA and the Young Men's Christian Union (an organization delivering YMCA services in the Bronx in the later years of the 19th century), was established in 1904 in a converted piano factory at 149th Street and Washington Avenue. The Westchester-Bronx branch began operations in 1946. It operated extension centers in Clason Point, Fort Schuyler, Morris Park, Sound View, Throggs Neck, Union Port, and Westchester Square. In 1970 it opened a new building at 2244 Westchester Avenue after moving to temporary quarters in the Fourth Presbyterian Church. The merged Bronx branch increasingly adapted its programming to the changing needs of the community by establishing programs for the homeless. It also developed links between neighborhood seniors and local children to address problems caused by the uncertainty of many family situations in the branch's service area.
Historical information taken from The YMCA at 150: A History of the YMCA of Greater New York, 1852-2002,by Pamela Bayless, 2002; and from An Event on Mercer Street, by Terry Donoghue, 1951.
4.9 Cubic Feet (16 boxes)
Collected minutes, program brochures, event memorabilia, fundraising and financial records, operations and policy materials, and annual reports, yearbooks, and other publications, from the Bronx branch of the YMCA of Greater New York.
ORGANIZATION/ARRANGEMENT OF THE RECORDS
These documents are organized into the following sections:
- Board of Managers.
- Financial records.
- Programs and Operations.
- Publications and Reports.
See Detailed Description section for box listing.
Processed by: Louise Merriam, June 2006.
Catalog Record ID number: 4877801
- Bronx (New York, N.Y.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- New York (N.Y.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Scrapbooks Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
- Social work with older people. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Social work with the homeless. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- YMCA of Greater New York. Bronx Branch.
- YMCA of Greater New York. Bronx-Union Branch.
- YMCA of Greater New York. Westchester-Bronx Branch.
- Young Men's Christian Union (New York, N.Y.).
- Young Men's Christian associations -- New York (State) -- New York Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- YMCA OF GREATER NEW YORK BRONX BRANCH:
- An Inventory of Its Records
- Finding aid prepared by Louise Merriam.
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
Collecting Area Details
Contact The Kautz Family YMCA Archives Collecting Area