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Williamsbridge YMCA records

 Collection
Identifier: Y.GNY.35

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.

Dates

  • 1904-1917.

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 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.

Extent

.25 Cubic Feet (1 box)

Abstract

Includes collected minutes, clippings and correspondence from the Williamsbridge branch of the YMCA of the City of New York..

Physical Location

See Detailed Description section for box listing.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Louise Merriam, May, 2012.

Catalog Record ID number: 6368856
Title
YMCA OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK WILLIAMSBRIDGE BRANCH:
Subtitle
An Inventory of Its Records
Author
Finding aid prepared by Louise Merriam.
Date
2012.
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