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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 IV: Publications and Articles

Subseries IV.1: Annual Reports

Scope and Contents Note

Spanning the period from 1890 to 2003, the Annual Reports provide an excellent overview of BCNY's activities and philosophy and the organization's evolution over time. They are also a rich source of information about the neighborhoods in which BCNY operated (the East Village, the Lower East Side, and Harlem), and about the economic and social conditions of the times. For example, the 1917 Annual Report includes a photograph of a minstrel show performed by the boys; the 1925 Annual Report is titled "A Flame Beneath the Melting Pot;" and the 1941-1942 Annual Report focuses on "Training for Service" and "Men of the Post-War World." Beginning in 1907, reports are illustrated with photographs depicting clubhouse and camp activities and, occasionally, neighborhood scenes. Annual reports also reflect the evolution of social work in America.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 39 Folder : 5 Annual Reports
1890, 1891, 1895, 1896
Box: 39 Folder : 6 Annual Report
1897
Box: 39 Folder : 7 Annual Report
1900
Box: 39 Folder : 8 Annual Report
1901
Box: 39 Folder : 9 Annual Report
1903
Box: 39 Folder : 10 Annual Report
1904
Box: 39 Folder : 11 Annual Report
1906
Box: 40 Folder : 1 Annual Report
1907
Box: 40 Folder : 2 Annual Report
1908
Box: 40 Folder : 3 Annual Report
1909
Box: 40 Folder : 4 Annual Report
1910
Box: 40 Folder : 5 Annual Report
1911
Box: 40 Folder : 6 Annual Report
1912
Box: 40 Folder : 7 Annual Report
1913
Box: 40 Folder : 8 Annual Report
1914
Box: 40 Folder : 9 Annual Report
1916
Box: 40 Folder : 10 Annual Report
1917
Box: 40 Folder : 11 Annual Report
1918
Box: 40 Folder : 12 Annual Report
1919-1920
Box: 40 Folder : 13 Annual Report
1920-1921
Box: 40 Folder : 14 Annual Report
1923-1924
Box: 40 Folder : 15 Annual Report
1924-1925
Box: 41 Folder : 1 Annual Reports
1925-1927
Box: 41 Folder : 2 Annual Reports/Boys' Club Quarterly
1927-1928
Box: 41 Folder : 3 Annual Reports/Boys' Club Quarterly
1929-1930
Box: 41 Folder : 4 Annual Reports/Boys' Club Quarterly
1931-1933
Box: 41 Folder : 5 Annual Reports/Boys' Club Quarterly
1934-1936
Box: 41 Folder : 6 Annual Reports
1937-1938
Box: 41 Folder : 7 Annual Reports
1939-1940, 1946-1947
Box: 41 Folder : 8 Annual Reports
1948-1949
Box: 41 Folder : 9 Annual Reports
1950-1951
Box: 41 Folder : 10 Annual Reports
1952-1953
Box: 41 Folder : 11 Annual Reports
1954-1955
Box: 41 Folder : 12 Annual Reports
1956-1958
Box: 41 Folder : 12 Annual Reports
1956-1958
Box: 41 Folder : 13 Annual Reports
1959-1961
Box: 41 Folder : 14 Annual Reports
1962-1964
Box: 41 Folder : 15 Annual Reports
Box: 41 Folder : 16 Annual Reports
1968-1970
Box: 41 Folder : 17 Annual Reports
1971-1973
Box: 41 Folder : 18 Annual Reports
1974-1976
Box: 41 Folder : 19 Annual Reports
1977-1979
Box: 41 Folder : 20 Annual Reports
1980-1982
Box: 41 Folder : 21 Annual Reports
1983-1985
Box: 41 Folder : 22 Annual Reports
1986-1988
Box: 41 Folder : 23 Annual Reports
1989-1991
Box: 42 Folder : 1 Annual Reports
Box: 42 Folder : 2 Annual Reports
1996-1997
Box: 42 Folder : 3 Annual Reports
1998-2000
Box: 42 Folder : 4 Annual Reports
2001-2003
Box: 42 Folder : 5 Reports of The Boys' Club (bound volume)
1891-1923
Box: 42 Folder : 6 Reports of The Boys' Club (bound volume)
1924-1943
Box: 43 Folder : 1-2 Annual Report worksheets
1943-1056
Box: 43 Folder : 3 Annual reports correspondence and receipts
1990's
Box: 43 Folder : 4 Annual Report mockups
undated

Subseries IV.2: Pamphlets and Newsletters

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries consists of pamphlets and newsletters issued by BCNY, the former to solicit funds and volunteers, and the latter to highlight current programs and the achievements of individual members and staff. Pamphlets include images and many summarize BCNY's achievements, providing capsule histories of the organization. Like the Annual Reports, they are also a good source of information about economic and social trends.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 43 Folder : 5-7 Promotional pamphlets
circa 1940's-2000's
Box: 43A (flat box) Folder : 1 Promotional pamphlets (oversize)
Box: 44 Folder : 1 Pamphlets - buildings and programs
circa 1940's - 1990's
Box: 44 Folder : 2 "News Briefs"; "What's Happening at BCNY"; "Club Notes"
1970, undated
Box: 44 Folder : 3 "Mentor," A quarterly publication of the BCNY Education Alumni Association
1990's

Subseries IV.3: Boys' Publications

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries consists primarily of issues of The Boys' Club Record, an in-house publication of the boys containing news of Club activities and events, as well as reports of individual members' achievements. Published between the 1890's and 1960's, the  Record provides information about the small "clubs" into which the boys were organized (for example, the Senior Club, the Law & Order Club, the Dramatic and Debating Club, etc.), and about athletic events, lectures, dances, theatrical productions, and other clubhouse activities. Some issues also contain essays and profiles of members.

The Record was published monthly. The collection includes both loose copies and issues that were bound together by BCNY for their library.

In addition to the Record, this subseries includes various other publications by individual clubs within BCNY.

Bound Volumes

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 1 The Boys' Club Record:1904-1916
1904-1916
Volume: 2 The Boys' Club Record: 1916-1922
1916-1922
Volume: 3 The Boys' Club Record: 1924-1926
1924-1926
Volume: 4 The Boys' Club Record: 1928-1929
1928-1929
Volume: 5 The Boys' Club Record: 1929-1930
1929-1930
Volume: 6 The Boys' Club Record: 1930-1931
1930-1931
Volume: 7 The Boys' Club Record: 1931-1932
1931-1932
Volume: 8 The Boys' Club Record: 1932-1933
1932-1933
Volume: 9 The Boys' Club Record: 1933-1934
1933-1934
Volume: 10 The Boys' Club Record: 1934-1935
1934-1935
Volume: 11 The Boys' Club Record: 1935-1936
1935-1936
Volume: 12 The Boys' Club Record: 1936-1937
1936-1937
Volume: 13 The Boys' Club Record: 1937-1938
1937-1938
Volume: 14 The Boys' Club Record: 1939-1940
1939-1940
Volume: 15 The Boys' Club Record: 1940-1941
1940-1941
Volume: 16 The Boys' Club Record: 1941-1942
1941-1942
Volume: 17 The Boys' Club Records: 1942-1943
1942-1943
Volume: 18 The Boys' Club Record: 1943-1944
1943-1944
Volume: 19 The Boys' Club Record: 1944-1945
1944-1945
Volume: 20 The Boys' Club Record: 1945-1946
1945-1946
Volume: 21 The Boys' Club Record: 1947
1947
Volume: 22 The Boys' Club Record:1947-1948
1947-1948
Volume: 23 The Boys' Club Records: 1948-1949
1948-1949
Volume: 24 The Boys' Club Records: 1949-1950
1949-1950
Volume: 25 The Boys' Club Record: 1950-1951
1950-1951
Volume: 26 The Boys' Club Record: 1951-1952
1951-1952
Volume: 27 The Boys' Club Record: 1952-1953
1952-1953
Volume: 28 The Boys' Club Records: 1953-1954
1953-1954
Volume: 29 The Boys' Club Record: 1954-1955
1954-1955
Volume: 30 The Boys' Club Record: 1955-1956
1955-1956
Volume: 31 The Boys' Club Record: 1956-1957
1956-1957
Volume: 32 The Junior World: 1940-1941
1940-1941
Volume: 33 Literary Corner of The Boys' Club Library: Volume 1. 1933-1934, Volume 2. 1934-1935
1933-1935
Volume: 34 Literary Corner of The Boys' Club Library: Volume 3. 1935-1936, Volume 4. 1936-1937
1935-1937
Volume: 35 Literary Corner of The Boys' Club Library: Volume 5. 1937-1938, Volume 6. 1938-1939
1937-1939
Volume: 36 Literary Corner of The Boys' Club Library: Volume 7. 1939-1940, Volume 8. 1940-1941
1939-1941

Loose copies

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 44 Folder : 4 Boys' Club Record
1899-1905
Box: 44 Folder : 6 Boys' Club Record
1916-1917
Box: 44 Folder : 7 Boys' Club Record
1918
Box: 44 Folder : 8 Boys' Club Record
1919-1920
Box: 44 Folder : 9 Boys' Club Record, Golden Jubilee Number
1927
Box: 43A (flat box) Folder : 2-5 Boys' Club Record
1927-1930
Box: 44 Folder : 10 Boys' Club Record
1937-1938, undated
Box: 45 Folder : 2 Boys' Club Record
1945-1946
Box: 45 Folder : 3 Boys' Club Record
1947, 1957-1958
Box: 45 Folder : 4 Boys' Club Record
1957-1959
Box: 45 Folder : 5 Boys' Club Record
1958-1959
Box: 45 Folder : 6 Boys' Club Record; Pitt Street Boys' Club Record
1959-1960
Box: 45 Folder : 7 Boys' Club Record
1961-1962
Box: 45 Folder : 7 Boys' Club Highlights
1969
Box: 46 Folder : 1 Cardinal Athletic Club
1935-1937, 1939, 1941
Box: 46 Folder : 2 Millrose Athletic Club "News"
1933-1934
Box: 46 Folder : 3 Millrose Athletic Club "News"
1934-1935
Box: 46 Folder : 4 Redfoot Athletic Club "Arrow"
1934
Box: 46 Folder : 5 Corner-Side's Spider
undated
Box: 46 Folder : 6 Premier's Athletic Club Yearbook
1937-1938
Box: 46 Folder : 7 Premier's Athletic Club Yearbook
1940
Box: 46 Folder : 8 Senior Club "Review," "Mouthpiece" and Fifth Annual Benefit Dance
1939, undated
Box: 46 Folder : 9 Senior Club "Flash"
1935-1937, 1940, undated
Box: 47 Folder : 1 "Spades" Yearbook
1941-1942
Box: 47 Folder : 2 "Jaguar Broadcaster" (includes correspondence and photograph of group leader Edward Leadbeater)
1936-1938
Box: 47 Folder : 3 "Jaguar" Yearbook
1938-1946
Box: 47 Folder : 4 "Junior World"; "Arcade Traveler"; "White Sox Gazette"
1930's - 1940's
Box: 47 Folder : 5 Pitt Tigers Report; BCNY Magazine
1984, 2011

Subseries IV.4: Articles

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries contains newspaper clippings and magazine articles about BCNY and people associated with the organization. Magazines featuring BCNY advertisements are also included.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 47 Folder : 6 News clippings
1928-1930
Box: 47 Folder : 7 News clippings
1930's - 2000's
Box: 47 Folder : 8 News clippings -- obituaries
1960's - 1990's
Box: 48 Folder : 1-2 Magazine articles and advertisements
1885 - 1950's
Box: 48 Folder : 3 Magazine articles and advertisements
2000's
Box: 48 Folder : 4 Magazine articles and advertisements -- "People" feature
1985
Box: 48 Folder : 5 Magazine articles and advertisements -- Guaranty Trust Co. "The Guaranty News"
1956, 1957
Box: 48 Folder : 6 Magazine articles and advertisements -- Brown Brothers Harriman "Communicator"
1978, 1981
Box: 43A (flat box) Folder : 6 Magazine articles (oversize) -- Fortune magazine
1932
Box: 43A (flat box) Folder : 7 Newspaper articles, London boxing match (oversize)
1953
Box: 43A (flat box) Folder : 8 Articles and advertisements (oversize)
1950's - 2000's
Box: 48 Folder : 7 "The Boys' Club and Juvenile Delinquency"
1936, 1984

Subseries IV.5: Histories

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries includes a history of BCNY, written by Sharon Zane for the organization in 1990, as well as various other historical sketches, reminiscences, and interview transcripts. There is also some correspondence relating to these projects.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 48 Folder : 8-9 Boys' Club of New York: A History by Sharon Zane
1990
Box: 49 Folder : 1 Correspondence with Sharon Zane
1986-1989
Box: 49 Folder : 2 Articles and pamphlets
1922, 1960's, undated
Box: 49 Folder : 3 Historical sketches and recollections
1920's - 1930's, undated
Box: 49 Folder : 4 Historical sketches and recollections
1960's - 1980's, undated
Box: 49 Folder : Minot K. Milliken, Oral history and remarks
1985
Box: 49 Folder : 6 Transcript, interview with Brad Zervas
2005
Box: 49 Folder : 7 Correspondence regarding historical materials
1950's - 1990's

Subseries IV.6: Other Publications

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries includes a book of quotations for public speakers, and a published book about E.H. Harriman and his estate, Arden Farms.

Container 1     Title Date
Volume: 37 "The Public Speaker's Treasure Chest"
1942
Volume: 38 "E.H. Harriman at Arden Farms"
1997

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