Williamsbridge YMCA records
SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION
The collection of the Williamsbridge branch of the New York YMCA includes Board of Manager minutes, minutes of meetings conducted prior to the formal establishment of the branch, a newsletter, information about proposed subway lines, clippings from Association News as well as a publication from the short-lived Williamsbridge Colored Men's Association.
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HISTORY OF WILLIAMSBRIDGE YMCA
The Williamsbridge YMCA was founded in 1904 in rooms at 216th Street and Willet Avenue in the Bronx. It had an active women's auxilliary and was known for its bowling and basketball teams. However, the membership remained modest, despite efforts of the branch leadership to have a subway station located nearby to improve ease of access to the branch. In May of 1913, the branch limited its open hours to evenings only, except on Saturdays, in an effort to reduce costs. In December of 1914, the branch was closed, but reopened again on May 1, 1916. It closed permanently on April 1, 1918.
The YMCA also operated a branch for African American men in Williamsbridge. Established in 1910, the Williamsbridge Colored Men's Association was located at 215 East 215th Street near White Plains Avenue. The branch ceased operations by 1918.
Information taken from The YMCA at 150: A history of the YMCA of greater New York, 1852-2002, by Pamela Bayless (2002), from annual reports and from the collection.
.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)
Includes collected minutes, clippings and correspondence from the Williamsbridge branch of the YMCA of the City of New York..
See Detailed Description section for box listing.
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Processed by: Louise Merriam, May, 2012.
Catalog Record ID number: 6368856
- African Americans -- New York (State) -- New York Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Bronx (New York, N.Y.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Subway stations. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Young Men's Christian Association of the City of New York. Williamsbridge Branch.
- Young Men's Christian Association of the City of New York. Williamsbridge Colored Men's Association.
- Young Men's Christian associations -- New York (State) -- Administration Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Young Men's Christian associations -- New York (State) -- New York Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- YMCA OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK WILLIAMSBRIDGE BRANCH:
- An Inventory of Its Records
- Finding aid prepared by Louise Merriam.
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