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YMCA of Greater New York branch newsletters

 Collection
Identifier: Y.GNY.48

SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

In addition to periodical publications issued by about a dozen New York City YMCA branches, the collection includes miscellaneous publications and printed materials from the parent organizations, the YMCA of Greater New York (formerly the Young Men's Christian Association of the City of New York), and the Young Men's Christian Associations of North America.

Dates

  • 1870-1990
  • Majority of material found within ( 1890s-1960s)

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 YMCA OF GREATER NEW YORK

The YMCA of Greater New York began in 1852, when it met in a series of churches in lower Manhattan and was called the Young Men's Christian Association of the City of New York. Several years later, the association began leasing rooms in commercial buildings, still in lower Manhattan. Branches serving other parts of the city soon followed, although most were short-lived. In 1869, the YMCA opened its first purpose-built building at the corner of 23rd Street and Fourth Avenue (now Park Avenue South) and more long-lived branches began appearing in the 1870s and 1880s. By the turn of the century, there were several dozen branches and branch extensions in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

These branches addressed the specific needs of the communities where they were located. Many branches issued printed magazines, newsletters or pamphlets targeted at their own programs and members, providing a window into the operations of the YMCA at the local level. The practice of publishing newsletters for distribution to members and the public ended for the most part in the 1970s.

Extent

Approximately 20 Cubic Feet (59 boxes)

Abstract

The collection consists of newsletters and periodical publications, both bound and unbound, mostly issued by the branches of the YMCA of Greater New York and its predecessor organizations. Also included are publications from the New York City association, the New York state association, and the YMCA of North America.

ORGANIZATION/ARRANGEMENT OF THE RECORDS

These documents are organized into the following sections:
  1. YMCA of Greater New York
  2. Young Men's Christian Associations of North America
  3. Bronx Union
  4. Brooklyn Central
  5. East Side
  6. Flushing
  7. French
  8. German
  9. Harlem
  10. McBurney
  11. McBurney School
  12. Prospect Park
  13. Sloane House
  14. Vanderbilt
  15. West Side
  16. Institute

Physical Location

See Detailed Description section for box listing.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Louise Merriam, December 2014.

Catalog Record ID number: 9973942107201701
Title
YMCA OF GREATER NEW YORK:
Subtitle
An Inventory of Its Branch Newsletters
Author
Finding aid prepared by Louise Merriam.
Date
2014
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