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Guide to The Boys' Club of New York Records
1876-2002
 MS 3000

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Container List

Series V: Alumni Association

Scope and Contents Note

The Alumni Association was formed in 1928 to "assist the Boys' Club Trustees in the successful management of the Club." Open to all former BCNY members, the Alumni Association contributed both funds and volunteer services to current BCNY members. Papers include meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, event programs, and other material relating to the activities of the Alumni Association.

Also included are the reminiscences and scrapbooks of George Flatow, an early Club member and one of the founding members of the Alumni Association. Flatow wrote detailed descriptions of and anecdotes from BCNY's early days, and also profiled club members from that era, describing their contributions to the club as well as their subsequent careers. Notable examples include soccer star Nathan Agar; Aaron Chwatt, better known as comedian and actor "Red Buttons;" racecar champion Ralph DePalma; and vaudeville comedian Edward Hastings Ford. While they are personal recollections, rather than a reliable factual record, Flatow's writings offer a unique perspective on the Club's early history and on the experience of urban life in early twentieth century New York City.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 50 Folder : 1 Alumni Association formation
1928
Box: 50 Folder : 2 Alumni Association Minutes
1944-1951
Box: 50 Folder : 3 Alumni Association Minutes
1952-1955
Box: 50 Folder : 4 Alumni Association Minutes
1956-1959
Box: 50 Folder : 6 Alumni Association Minutes
1960-1965
Box: 50 Folder : 6 Alumni Association Minutes
1960-1963
Box: 50 Folder : 7 Alumni Association Minutes
1964-1971
Box: 51 Folder : 1 Alumni Association Minutes
1971-1975
Box: 51 Folder : 2 Alumni Association Minutes
1979-1984
Box: 51 Folder : 3 Alumni "Bulletin"
1945-1947, 1949
Box: 51 Folder : 4 Alumni Newsletter
1950's
Box: 51 Folder : 5 Alumni Newsletter
1965-1970
Box: 51 Folder : 6 Alumni Newsletter
1980's - 1990's, 2010
Box: 51 Folder : 7 Alumni lists and history
1990's, undated
Box: 51 Folder : 8 Alumni Association correspondence
1981-1995, 2000-2001
Box: 51 Folder : 9 Alumni Association correspondence (Pitt Street/Milliken Building)
1984-1990
Box: 51 Folder : 10 Alumni Association correspondence (Jefferson Park Building)
1985-1996
Box: 52 Folder : 1 Correspondence, "Friends for Life" video; Florida Alumni Association; National Alumni Association
1983-2003
Box: 52 Folder : 2 Correspondence, George Flatow
1928-1981
Box: 52 Folder : 3 Correspondence, George Flatow
1981-1986
Box: 52 Folder : 4 Correspondence/Addresses, George Flatow
Box: 52 Folder : 5 Addresses/Recollections, George Flatow
undated
Box: 52 Folder : 6 Anecdotes, George Flatow
1974
Box: 52 Folder : 7 Recollections "A-E", George Flatow
1974
Box: 53 Folder : 1 Recollections "F-J", George Flatow
1974
Box: 53 Folder : 2 Recollections "K-Z", George Flatow
1974
Box: 53 Folder : 3 Scrapbook, George Flatow
1980's
Box: 123 (flat box) Folder : 1-2 Scrapbook, George Flatow
Box: 127 (tall box) Folder : 1-5 Scrapbook, George Flatow
1920's - 1960's
Box: 53 Folder : 4-6 Alumni Annual Ball Programs
1950's - 1960's
Box: 53 Folder : 7 Programs, Alumni Anniversary Celebrations
1980's - 1990's
Box: 53 Folder : 8 Souvenir Program, "Damn Yankees"
1999

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