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Guide to the Records of the Harmonie Club
1852-1995 (Bulk 1860 - 1935)
 MS 282

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on September 25, 2013
Description is in English.

Scope and Content Note

The Harmonie Club Records (1852 - 1947) consist of eleven linear feet of material. The bulk of the papers dates from 1860 until 1935 and consists primarily of minutes and scrapbooks, but also includes photographic materials, membership directories, logs, and other printed materials. The collection records the day to day club proceedings and captures the administrative functions from its founding until after World War II. The majority of the early documents are in handwritten German from 1852 until 1892. Though the founding members were almost exclusively New York Jews of German decent, the records contain little overt discussion of the Jewish American and immigrant experiences.


The documents have been arranged into the following eight series. The collection is arranged chronologically within each series or subseries.

  1. Series I: Minutes, 1852 - 1934
  2. Series II: Scrapbooks, 1869 - 1927
  3. Series III: Membership Books and Candidate Registers, 1852 - 1947
  4. Series IV: Visitor Logs, 1867 - 1883
  5. Series V: Constitutions and Statutes, 1855 - 1884
  6. Series VI: Bills and Receipts, 1857 - 1869
  7. Series VII: Portrait Books, 1910 - 1912
  8. Series VIII: Anniversary Books, 1952