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

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Susan Kriete

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on April 20, 2017
Description is in English

Container List

Series II: Programs and Operations

Scope and Contents Note

This series contains documents relating to the operation of the clubhouses and of various specific programs administered by BCNY. It is arranged into the following five subseries:

Subseries II.1, Meetings and Reports, contains minutes of staff meetings, strategic plans, and other papers relating to the general administration of BCNY.

Subseries II.2, Dental Clinic, consists primarily of minutes of the Clinic's Board of Directors meetings.

Subseries II.3, Education Program, contains reports, pamphlets, and articles relating to a scholarship program that places BCNY members in private preparatory schools and colleges, and to other literacy and vocational initiatives.

Subseries II.4, Other Programs, includes materials relating to Athletic Program events, jobs and vocational programs, and health programs. In addition, this subseries includes materials describing BCNY's traditional "Group Club" model, under which boys organize into smaller groups or "clubs" headed by a staff member or volunteer group leader.

Subseries II.5, Building Operations, includes materials relating to the physical operation of the clubhouses, as well as demographic information about the neighborhoods where they are located.

Subseries II.1: Meetings and Reports

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries includes memoranda, reports and correspondence relating to staff meetings and organizational planning. Materials include detailed evaluations of BCNY programs and interesting descriptions of the communities in which they served.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 21 Folder : 9 Executive Staff Conference
1964
Box: 22 Folder : 1 Trustee/Executive Staff meetings

Related Archival Materials Note

See also Subseries I.2.B, Trustee/Executive Files (Sisti, Anthony, Box 13, Folder 1).

1970-1972
Box: 22 Folder : 2 "The Boys' Club of New York: It's Needs Today and in the Future"
1975
Box: 22 Folder : 2 Strategic plan
1976-1977
Box: 22 Folder : 3 Clubhouse Director's Report
2006

Subseries II.2: Dental Clinic

Scope and Contents Note

The Dental Clinic was incorporated in 1923 and eventually operated in each of BCNY's clubhouse buildings. This subseries includes meeting minutes, correspondence, and related materials describing the clinic's financial and medical operations.

Note that access to Dental Board meeting minutes is restricted for 35 years from the date of creation. Materials that were subject to restriction at the time this finding aid was created are identified in the box and folder list.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 22 Folder : 4 Board minutes
1923-1945
Box: 22 Folder : 5 Board minutes
1946-1954
Box: 22 Folder : 6 Board minutes
1955-1959
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Board minutes
1960-1965
Box: 22 Folder : 7 Board minutes
1966-1972
Box: 23 Folder : 1 Board minutes
1973-1979
Box: 23 Folder : 2 Board minutes (RESTRICTED UNTIL 2024)
1980-1989
Box: 23 Folder : 3 Board minutes (RESTRICTED UNTIL 2030)
1990-1995
Box: 23 Folder : 4 Board minutes (RESTRICTED UNTIL 2037)
1996-2002
Box: 23 Folder : 5 Manual of Operations/By-laws/Presentation
1979, 2006
Box: 23 Folder : 6 Regulatory documents
1990's - 2000's
Box: 23 Folder : 7 Correspondence and articles
1988-1999
Box: 24 Folder : 1 Correspondence and articles
2001-2002

Subseries II.3: Education Program

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries consists primarily of reports, pamphlets and articles describing BCNY's Education Program. Established in the early 1950's with funds from former trustee Victor Morawetz, the program provides scholarships for members to attend prominent preparatory schools and colleges. Also included are materials relating to the summer school BCNY opened in 1985 in Bound Brook, New Jersey (Camp Northover, later renamed Camp Cromwell) and after-school literacy programs administered by the Women's Board.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 24 Folder : 2 Education Pilot Project - Survey of Tompkins Square Building
1955
Box: 24 Folder : 3 History of Education Program
1939-1941, 1981
Box: 24 Folder : 4 Education Program Annual Report
1996-1997
Box: 24 Folder : 5 Education Program Annual Report
1997-1998
Box: 24 Folder : 6 Education Program Annual Report
1998-1999
Box: 24 Folder : 7 Education Program Annual Report
1999-2000
Box: 24 Folder : 8 Education Program Annual Report
2006-2007
Box: 25 Folder : 1-2 Education Program Bulletins and publications
1964-2000
Box: 25 Folder : 3 Pamphlets
1980's - 1990's
Box: 25 Folder : 4 Mahoney Scholarship
1981
Box: 25 Folder : 5 Dinner for Charles Sikoryak, Education Program Director
1981
Box: 25 Folder : 6 Camp Northover School, Reports
1984-1985
Box: 25 Folder : 7 Classroom, Inc.
1994
Box: 25 Folder : 8 After-School Literacy Programs: READ
2006-2007
Box: 25 Folder : 9 Independent School Placement Program, 50th Anniversary
2007
Box: 25 Folder : 10-11 Background articles on boys' education
1960's, 2000's

Subseries II.4: Other Programs

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries contains materials on various programs instituted by BCNY to serve their membership. It includes correspondence and ephemera relating to Athletic Program events, including two trans-Atlantic amateur boxing matches against the London Federation of Boys' Clubs in the 1950's; documents relating to BCNY's jobs program; documents relating to Saturday programming at the clubhouses; and applications for and descriptions of various programs aimed at promoting health and good character.

There are also several folders of material (primarily memos and correspondence) regarding BCNY's "Group Club" program, which continues the approach introduced by first Superintendent Frances Tabor of organizing boys into small groups or "clubs" headed by a staff member or volunteer group leader. Group leaders are typically successful businessmen who serve as role models and mentors, including many BCNY trustees.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 26 Folder : 1-5 Athletics: London Boxing Tournament
1952-1954, 1957
Box: 26 Folder : 6 Athletics: USA Abbe Swim Team Meets
2007-2008
Box: 26 Folder : 7-8 Group Club/Volunteer Leaders Program
1971-1999
Box: 27 Folder : 1-6 Jobs Program
1981-1989
Box: 27 Folder : 6 Project B.O.L.D.
circa 1998
Box: 28 Folder : 1 Saturday programs
1981-1982
Box: 28 Folder : 2 Ethics and Morality Program
1989
Box: 28 Folder : 3-4 Health and Physical Fitness Program
1982-1984
Box: 28 Folder : 5-7 Health and Wellness Taskforce
2006

Subseries II.5: Building Operations

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries includes documents relating to BCNY's various clubhouses, including title documents, proposals for branches, and construction and condition surveys. The branch proposals set forth building details and statistical information about the neighborhood supporting the need for BCNY's services, including demographics, density and prevalence of crime. There is also a folder of statistical reports providing detailed information about the membership and programs of the Jefferson Park Clubhouse in the 1980's.

Access to documents relating to the construction of the Marion McMahon Abbe Clubhouse are restricted for 35 years from the date of creation, as noted in the box and folder list.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 29 Folder : 1 Title to 10th Street Property
1888, 1899
Box: 29 Folder : 2 Proposed New Branch, East 111th Street
1926-1929
Box: 29 Folder : 3 Plan for New Branch (Tompkins Square)
1928
Box: 29 Folder : 4 Statistical Reports
1980-1985
Box: 29 Folder : 5 Proposal for Book/Game Room
1981
Box: 29 Folder : 6-7 Construction Survey/Repointing repairs, Jefferson Park Clubhouse
1981-1982
Box: 29 Folder : 7 Condition Survey, Camp Northover
1985
Box: 30 Folder : 1 Condition Survey, Tompkins Square Clubhouse
1986
Box: 30 Folder : 2 Condition Survey, South Queens Boys and Girls Club
1990
Oversize: Medium Folder : BCNY OS 1 Architectural plans, Harriman (formerly Tompkins Square) Building renovations
1995
Box: 30 Folder : 3-4 Correspondence and memos regarding construction of Marion McMahon Abbe Clubhouse (RESTRICTED UNTIL 2039)
2001-2004

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