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Guide to the Records of the Washington Arch
1872-1925 (Bulk 1889-1895)
  MS 443.30

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This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 04, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series III: Fundraising Records, 1889-1918

Scope and Contents note

Financial materials relating to the fundraising activities for the building of the Arch and, later, the statues of George Washington comprise this subseries.

Subseries I: The Washington Arch Fund, 1889-1897

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains materials that document the fundraising activities to build a permanent Arch in Washington Square Park. It includes account books and several lists of contributors along with the amount each donated. It also includes bills, invoices, receipts, statements, and programs documenting the various benefits held to raise money for the Arch.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Account Books
1889-1895
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Subscriptions
1889 (1 of 2)
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Subscriptions
1889 (2 of 2)
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Subscription Book
1889-1890 (1 of 2)
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Subscription Book
1889-1890 (2 of 2)
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Lists of Subscriptions Received
1889-1890
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Booklets of Subscriptions of $100
1891-1892
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Bills, Invoices, Receipts, Statements
1889-1891
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Bills, Invoices, Receipts, Statements, "Washington Arch Vouchers, September 18th 1890 to July 8th 1895"
1890-1895, 1897
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Programs from Benefits for the Washington Arch Fund
1891
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Advertisements for Subscriptions
1891
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Blank Subscription Cards
1889, 1892
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Cancelled Checks
1889-1895
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Ribbon from a member of the Washington Memorial Arch Committee
undated
Subseries II: Washington Arch Statuary Fund, 1901-1918

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains material relating to the fundraising efforts to build two statues of George Washington on the east and west sides of the completed Arch. It includes account books, subscription lists, bills, invoices, receipts, and statements.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Account Books
1901-1912
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Subscriptions
1902-1918
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Booklets of Subscriptions to the $32,000 Statuary Fund
[1902-1918]
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Bills, Invoices, Receipts, Statements, "Vouchers of the Washington Arch Statuary Fund"
1903, 1913-1918

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