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Guide to the New York Chamber of Commerce Collection
1768-1976 (bulk 1900-1950)
 PR 277

New-York Historical Society
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Collection processed by Kelly McAnnaney

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on December 13, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series II: Documents

Scope and Contents note

Series II. Documents include certificates, correspondence, posters, and other printed ephemera related to, or published by, the New York Chamber of Commerce. Material in this series is first organized by size then sorted by subject.

Subseries I. Boxed Files contains material measuring 9 x 14 in. and smaller. Organized by type, material includes Chamber of Commerce monthly bulletins, two New York City guidebooks published by the Chamber of Commerce from 1950, and several programs from dinners and events such as the Citizens Preparedness Parade in 1916. A number of typed pages from the Grant Monument Association detail the completion of the monument. Also included is one copy of the Catalogue of Portraits in the Chamber of Commerce of the State of New York: 1768-1924 and a supplement published in 1941. These books contain reproductions of the portraits hanging throughout the Chamber of Commerce building.

Subseries II. Flat Files contain a letter from Herbert Hoover, a poster advertising a 1976 street fair and a 1939 map of lower Manhattan illustrated with depictions of historic landmarks, people and events. Certificates include membership certificates to the Chamber of Commerce, a memorial certificates for Joseph Conrad Simmons and Francis T. Walker, and a certificate celebrating the Chamber of Commerce's 200th anniversary. Also included is a broadside, printed in 1768, announcing the Chamber's creation. This is the only known extant copy.


Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Chamber of Commerce Bulletins
1929, 1962
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Chamber of Commerce Portrait Catalogue & Supplement
1924, 1941
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Grant Monument Association
Box: 2 Folder : 4 New York City Guides
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Programs


Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: Folder : FF-1 Certificates
1866-1921, 1967
Box: Folder : FF-2 Correspondence
Box: Folder : FF-3 Broadsides & Posters
1768, 1938, 1976

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