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Guide to the Victorian Society of America, Metropolitan Chapter Records
1950s-2019 (bulk 1970-2015)
 MS 3205

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Collection processed by Michelle D. Novak

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 30, 2022
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Container List

Series II. Digital Materials, circa 1966-circa 2014. 7.69 Gigabytes (7,887 digital files)

Scope and Contents

This series consists of digital files transferred from several CDs and one 3.5-inch floppy disk in the collection. These digital records consist primarily of routine business matters such as meeting minutes, financial reports, membership management, preservation advocacy efforts, newsletters, and annual meeting presentations. Scans of some early (1960s-70s) historical documents related to the organization are here, accounting for the pre-digital year in the series' date range. Also included here are the files from a set of 3 CDs of a 2010 oral history interview of William (Bill) J. Dane.

The container list documents each of the individual CDs/floppy from which files were preserved, with a summary of their content. The title used in the container list for the media was established by the processing archivist because of the ambiguity of the original media's inscription, which is also recorded in the container list's description. A full manifest of the individual files comprising the series is available from the reference librarian upon request.

Digital files were not retrieved from damaged, duplicate, and commercially available CDs or due to disk formatting issues, though the physical media itself remains in the collection. Some of the preserved files may not be accessible due to file and/or media corruption and/or because the library does not have the proprietary software necessary to make the information they contain accessible.

Arrangement

The series opens with an entry for the physical media from which most of the digital files were preserved. (Some of the CDs were found in the paper-based files and, after the files were preserved, were left there; those are noted in the container list.) The remainder of the series lists the digital files, with each entry representing the files preserved from one CD/floppy. This is in roughly chronological order of the digital file date range.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 12 Digital Media (RESTRICTED)

Scope and Contents

The external media carriers (CDs and floppy disk) were retained for context and may be requested, but patrons may only use the preserved digital files listed below.

circa 2000-circa 2013
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 1 1966-2014_VSNY_History-Awards-Misc

Scope and Contents

Files from CD, 6.5 MB, 45 files. Original media inscription: "VSNY."

Scans of VSA (1966) and VSA Metropolitan Chapter founding documents (1970) as well as tax exemption certificates. Correspondence relating to VSNY Awards (2007-2013), including new letterhead, and miscellaneous memos, scripts, and Margot Gayle Fund administration memos.

circa 1966-circa 2014
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 2 2000-2003_VSNY_Newsletter_MiscFiles

Scope and Contents

Files from CD, marked "Partially Defective," 421.4 MB, 983 files. Original media inscription: "VIC SOC #1"]

Newsletter and miscellaneous files (Bylaws.doc), bulk organized into folders:
– 2000;
– 2001 (Fall - General, Fall - Newsletter, Spring - Awards, Spring - General);
– 2002 (Fall - General, Fall - Newsletter, Spring - Awards, Spring - General, Spring - Newsletter);
– 2003 Fall - General;
– 2003 Fall - Newsletter;
– 2003 Spring - General;
– 2003 Spring - Newsletter;
– Misc Files & Duplicates;
– Vic Soc Extra Files—Note that some materials may be earlier drafts of published newsletter content.

2000-2003
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 3 2004_VSNY_AnnualMtg_PresDeck

Scope and Contents

File from CD, 21.3 MB, 1 file. Original media inscription: "VIC SOC ANNUAL MTG 04 FINAL". PowerPoint (PPT) presentation deck for the 2004 VSNY 37th Annual Meeting.

2004
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 4 2001-2002_VSNY_Membership_JEggebeen

Scope and Contents

Files from 3.5-inch floppy disk, 910.1 KB, 33 files. Original floppy disk in Box 6, 2002, folder Code O) Membership. Original media inscription: "VSA Membership 2002-O"

Contents appear to include dependent database files, software unknown, and some files read a 0 KB and may not be useable. Created and/or administered by Janna Eggebeen. Some Word (DOC) files include Membership flyer and member correspondence.

2001-2002
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 5 2004_VSNY_SoHoCastIronPics_Crosby

Scope and Contents

Files from CD, 39.1 MB, 48 files. Original media inscription: "VSA SoHo Crosby 3.05"

Photos of buildings along Crosby Street, SoHo, Manhattan, taken in December 2004. Photos used for SoHo Cast Iron research, survey, and application to expand the NYC LPC SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District (approved 2010). Photographer(s) unknown.

2004
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 6 2004_VSNY_SoHoCastIronPics_Bway

Scope and Contents

Files from CD, 120.8 MB, 136 files. Original media inscription: "VSA SoHo W. Bwy 3.05 (1 of 2 CDs)"

Photos of buildings along West Broadway, SoHo, Manhattan, taken in December 2004 (bulk) and March 2005. Photos used for SoHo Cast Iron research, survey, and application to expand the NYC LPC SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District (approved 2010). Photographer(s) unknown.

2004
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 7 2004-2006_VSNY_MiscFiles

Scope and Contents

Files from CD, 639.4 MB, 1,146 files of various formats, including DOC, XLS, PDF, JPG, TIF, and others. Original media inscription: "VIC SOC 2004-6"

Miscellaneous files organized into folders titled:
– 2004 (sub-folders for lectures, tours, and newsletter);
– 2005 (sub-folders for lectures, tours, and newsletter);
– 2006 (sub-folders for lectures, tours, and newsletter);
– Administrative (Among other items, contains Chapter Annual Reports files with VSA);
– Agendas and Minutes;
– Annual Meeting;
– Board Member Directories;
– By-laws;
– Financial Reports, Logos, Letterheads, Etc;
– Membership;
– Preservation.

2004-2006
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 8 2004-2010_VSNY_Admin-MG-Event-SoHo

Scope and Contents

Files from CD, 489.7 MB, 528 files of various formats, including DOC, PUB, XLS, PPT, PDF, JPG, GIF, PSD, TIF, and others. Original media inscription: "Joyce Pres. Comm + Misc Files Melissa"

Miscellaneous VSNY files organized into folders: Margot Gayle event; Minutes; Preservation Committee; SoHo Project; as well as other unorganized files in the top-level folder. Contains materials for LPG SoHo-Cast Iron Historic District Expansion application. Authors/administrators include 2010 VSNY President Joyce Mendelsohn and Publicity Committee member Melissa Baldock.

2004-2010
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 9 2004-2010_VSNY_LecturePR_MBaldock

Scope and Contents

Files from CD, 69.3 MB, 157 files of various formats including DOC, JPG, PDF, and others. Original media inscription: "Lecture Comm Melissa 2009-2010"

VSNY 2004-2010 lecture communications and press releases, created and/or administered by Melissa Baldock, VSNY. Contents organized into Folders: Fall 2009, Fall 2010 lectures, Lecture Committee Administration, New Folder, Spring 2009, and Spring 2010. Contents may be further organized by presenter name.

2004-2010
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 10 2005_VSNY_AnnualMtg_PresDeck

Scope and Contents

File from CD, 29.8 MB, 1 file. Original media is located in Box 7, Folder 21, 2005, Folder Code C) Annual Meeting. Original media inscription: "ANNUAL MEETING 2005 FINAL." PowerPoint (PPT) presentation deck for the 2005 VSNY 38th Annual Meeting (2005-05-24).

2005
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 11 2005-2009_VSNY_MiscFiles_TZukowski

Scope and Contents

Files from CD. Original media inscription: "T. Zukowski Victorian Society Files 2005-2009"

It is assumed that Karen Zukowski is the primary author/administrator of these files. The earliest files date from 2002. Various miscellaneous files arranged in folders:
– Boss Tweed lecture info,
- By laws,
– Cast Iron contractor,
– d'ambrosio stuff,
– images for Spring 05 Vic Soc lectures,
– johnonsteps[1],
– KSherry_summary,
– LECTURE COMM ORGANIZATIONAL,
– LettertoJeffSholeenrebylaws,
– materials for Spring 2007 pr,
– MINUTES, robertson bios,
– Rosenberg 19c article,
– schecter_author,
– spring 08 lectures,
– Stirton photos,
– Vic Soc fall 2005 images,
– Vic Soc Fall 2006 lecture information,
– Vic Soc Fall 2008 lectures,
– Vic Soc lecs Fall 2007,
– Vic Soc nominating committee#0DAD,
– Vic Soc Spring 06 lecturer resumes,
– Vic Soc Spring 08 lectures,
– Vic Soc Spring 2006 images,
– Vic Soc spring 2009 lectures,
– Zabar lecture,
– as well as other unorganized files in the top-level folder.

2005-2009
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 12 2006_VSNY_AnnualMtg_Pres-AwardCert

Scope and Contents

Files from CD, 36.6 MB, 23 files. Original media inscription: "VIC SOC ANNUAL MTG 2006"

PowerPoint (PPT) presentation file with 75 slides, and VSNY 2006 Award Certificates (DOC) for the 2006 VSNY Annual Meeting. Note that this file is a version of the 86-slide PPT file in "2006_VSNY_AnnualMtg_PresDeck," and is a different size and modification date. The original media for "2006_VSNY_AnnualMtg_PresDeck" was labeled "Final."

2006
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 13 2006_VSNY_AnnualMtg_PresFinal

Scope and Contents

File from CD, 34.3 MB, 1 file. Original media inscription: "VIC SOC 2006 ANNUAL MTG -FINAL-." PowerPoint (PPT) presentation file with 86 slides for the 2006 VSNY Annual Meeting. Note that a 75-slide version of this presentation deck with the same name exists in folder "2006_VSNY_AnnualMtg_Pres-AwardCert." The original media for this file was labeled "Final."

2006
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 14 2008_MGayle_100thBirthday_Pics

Scope and Contents

Files from CD, 7.3 MB, 104 files. Original media inscription: "Margot Gayle 100th B-Day 2008." Digital images (JPG) taken at the 100th birthday party for Margot Gayle (1908-2008) on May 14, 2008. Most photos are named, in some part, for those depicted in them. Photographer(s) is unknown.

2008
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 15 2008_VSNY_GCT_Pic_JonathanWallen

Scope and Contents

File from CD, 367.7 KB, 1 file. Original media inscription: "VIC SOC Fall 2008 Lecture; Warren + Wetmore GCT; Tennoyer + Walker; Lamps(?) Grand Central Terminal; Photo by Jonathan Wallen"

Contains one digital image (JPG) showing a ramp and lighting fixture within Grand Central Terminal (GCT). Digital image by Jonathan Wallen. Image may have been used in the Fall 2008 Lecture about Warren + Wetmore, architects of Grand Central Terminal (1913).

2008
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 16 2009_VSNY_AnnualMtg_PresDeck

Scope and Contents

File from CD, 24.0 MB, 1 file. Original media inscription: "19 May 2009; Victorian Society Metro Chapter Presentation @6:30 pm. Problems? Call: 212-849-8376 Jackie K." PowerPoint (PPT) presentation deck for the 2009 VSNY Annual Meeting (2006-05-03).

2009
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 17 2009_VSNY_NominatingCom_KZukowski

Scope and Contents

Files from CD, 2.8 MB, 60 files of various formats, including DOC, DOCX, XLS, PAGES, and PDF. Original media inscription: "Metro Chapter—Victorian Society Nominating Committee files from Karen Zukowski, May 20 2009."

Administrative records and correspondence regarding candidates for VSNY Board. Contents arranged in Folders: 2008 Nom Comm, 2009 Nom Comm, and orientation docs, Nom Comm.

2009
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 18 2010_VSNY_AnnualMtg_Pics_PMargolis

Scope and Contents

Files from CD, 79.5 MB, 50 files. Original media inscription: "Victorian Soc. Annual Meeting Eldridge St. Shul; Paul Margolis PaulM@att.net 5/11/10"

Photos taken at the VSNY 2010 Annual Meeting, held at the Museum at Eldridge Street Synagogue (2010-05-12), and showing various speakers and guests. All images enclosed in a folder named "Victorian Soc. Choices 5-11-10." Photography Credit: Paul Margolis.

2010
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 19 2010_VSNY_HistoryInterview_BDane-01

Scope and Contents

Files from CD, 1.2 GB, 6 files. Original media inscription: "VSNY Bill Dane Oral History-Disk 1/1 2010"

One of three related media items containing an oral history interview of William (Bill) J. Dane (1923-2019) by Jeffrey P. Sholeen (1953-2022), recorded on December 4, 2010, in Chelsea, Manhattan. Contains final agreement forms, AIF files of recorded interview, and final transcript (inclusive of Dane's corrections).

2010
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 20 2010_VSNY_HistoryInterview_BDane-02

Scope and Contents

Files from CD, 691.6 MB, 12 files. Original media inscription: "VSNY Bill Dane Oral History-Disk 1 of 2 2010"

Second of three related media items containing an oral history interview of William (Bill) J. Dane (1923-2019) by Jeffrey P. Sholeen (1953-2022), recorded on December 4, 2010, in Chelsea, Manhattan. Contains (assumed) working files including agreement forms, RoxioRestore.exe file, AIF and AIF.SPN processing files.

2010
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 21 2010_VSNY_HistoryInterview_BDane-03

Scope and Contents

Files from CD, 504.3 MB, 10 files. Original media inscription: "VSNY Bill Dane Oral History-Disk 2 of 2 2010-Audio transcript from interview w/Jeff Sholeen on December 4, 2010 Chelsea NYC"

Third of three related media items containing an oral history interview of William (Bill) J. Dane (1923-2019) by Jeffrey P. Sholeen (1953-2022), recorded on December 4, 2010, in Chelsea, Manhattan. Contains (assumed) working files including RoxioRestore.exe file, AIF and AIF.SPN processing files and copy of final transcript DOC file.

2010
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 22 2011_TAFennimanArch_VSNY_AwardEntry

Scope and Contents

Files from two CDs, 161.3 MB, 60 files. The original CDs are filed in Box 10, Folder 11, 2011, Folder Code N) Awards and Scholarships. No original media inscription.

Thomas A. Fenniman Architect VSNY Award entry materials showing before, during, and after restoration of St. Francis Xavier Church. Digital images (JPGs) supplied by Thomas A. Fenniman Architect.

2011
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 23 2011_VSNY_MGayleHistory_GVSHP

Scope and Contents

Files from CD, 4.7MB, 23 files. Original media inscription: "Margot Gayle GVSHP Panel 3/2/11"

Historic images, various dates, of Margot Gayle (1908-2008) used at a panel discussion hosted by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (2011-03-02). Photographer(s) unknown.

2011
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 24 2011_VSNY_AnnualMtg_Pics_PMargolis

Scope and Contents

Files from CD, 384.3 MB, 209 images. Original CD filed in Box 10, Folder 3, 2011, Folder Code C) Annual Meeting. Original media inscription: "Victorian Society Annual Meeting 5/17/11; Photos: Paul Margolis"

Digital images (JPG) taken at the 2011 VSNY Annual Meeting (2010-05-17) of speakers, awards, and attendees. Folders include all photos and a subfolder, "Vict. Soc. Choices 5-17-11." Photography Credit: Paul Margolis.

2011
Digital Folder: MS3205 Digital File : 25 Duplicate Files Media

Scope and Contents

Scope and Contents

Contains contents of CDs which contained duplicate copies of files, digital images, etc.

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