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Guide to the Three Arrows Cooperative Society, Inc. Records TAM.250

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Collection processed by Angela Frattarola

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on January 27, 2021
Finding Aid is written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Record updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect November 2017 accretion Record updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect May 2019 accretion Edited by Nicole Greenhouse to reflect additional administrative information and added archived websites  , December 2017 , June 2019 , January 2021

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Three Arrows Cooperative Society, Inc.
Source - dnr: Balgley, Halona W.
Source - dnr: Heinrich, Amy Vladeck
Title: Three Arrows Cooperative Society Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1937-2018
Abstract: The Three Arrows Cooperative Society, Inc. is the successor organization to the Barger Street Cooperative Society, chartered in 1937. Early members purchased 125 acres of farmland in Putnam Valley, NY and formed a cooperative summer colony which eventually grew to include 75 individual units. The colony, sometimes known as Camp Three Arrows, is modeled on socialist and communitarian values and offers residents a wide range of cultural, educational and leisure activities. Records include minutes of the Board of Directors and other governing bodies, financial and legal documents, correspondence, and printed material on the history of the Society. The collection also includes over three hundred and fifty photographs and eleven maps of the property and surrounding areas.
Quantity: 14.5 Linear Feet in 12 record cartons, 4 manuscript boxes, 1 half manuscript box, and 3 oversize folders.
Quantity: 9.4 Gigabytes
Quantity: 2 websites in 2 archived websites.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM.250

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Historical Note

The cooperative colony managed by Three Arrows Cooperative Society, Inc. originated with the purchase of Barger Farm, a hilly 125-acre property in Putnam Valley, NY in December 1936. The original organizers, among whom were Louis Hay, a psychologist, Joseph Glass, an attorney, and Jack Schaffer, a member of the Socialist Party familiar with the local area, obtained a state charter as the Barger Street Cooperative Society in 1937 and began to sell shares in the venture for $100, with a minimum purchase of two shares. By the end of the second season thirty families had purchased shares, and a number of tents had been erected on the property. Many of the first participants were affiliated with the International Ladies Garment Workers Union, the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America, the Jewish Labor Bund, the Socialist Party, USA, or the Party's youth group, the Young People's Socialist League. Some had attended socialist summer camps as children. The colony later adopted the name Three Arrows Cooperative Society to honor a traditional symbol of the international socialist movement. An important influence on the early members was long-time Socialist Party leader, Norman Thomas, who visited Three Arrows every summer and spoke there during his several presidential campaigns. After his death in 1968, the colony's social hall was named for him.

The Society's land is held in common, but individual families own the residences they occupy, and a few units are available for rental. By 1947 the colony, sometimes known as Camp Three Arrows, consisted of fifty-three bungalows. The seventy-fifth, and final, unit was purchased in 1973. In the first few years residents dined communally, but later individual cabins had their own kitchens. Residences have been renovated and expanded to varying degrees and in different styles, with a number of families winterizing their properties for year-round use. Important community decisions at Three Arrows are made through a process of direct democracy. Management is in the hands of a Board of Directors, and a multitude of committees addresses specific areas of responsibility. Paid staff are the full-time caretaker and professional lifeguards, but community members often join in on maintenance projects. By the 1990s the community had become Putnam Valley's largest tax-payer. In the face of soaring land values and the tendency of children and grandchildren of society members to move away from New York and give up ownership of family properties, the community works hard to screen prospective buyers and maintain the cooperative values that motivated the founders.

The colony offers a lively schedule of summer cultural activity, including art classes, Friday-night lectures on political and social welfare topics, discussion sessions known as "schmoozes," concerts, amateur theatricals and dances. There are two clay tennis courts, a ball field and a marked trail for hiking. The community hosts a gala Fourth of July picnic, to which many non-residents are invited, and there is an annual Labor Day show. A waterfront swimming and boating area on fifty-acre Barger Pond, includes enclosed swimming "cribs" and a floating deck for lounging and socializing, and a number of supervised activities for children have been developed over the years.

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Scope and Contents

This partially processed collection contains minutes and associated materials for meetings of the Board of Directors, Finance Committee, Membership Committee, and several other committees. The collection also includes general files that document the Society's history and operations, including background material on the colony's history, such as anniversary journals, charters, by-laws, files on sales of property and other land transactions, insurance records, and other legal records. Among the financial records are officers' reports, statements and expense and income ledgers. Committee activity is well documented: brochures, flyers and over three hundred and fifty photographs illustrate a wide range of community events and pastimes. A complete run of the Three Arrows newsletter, "Voice of the Hill," 1945-2013, and examples of other, more short-lived, publications are also included. The collection contains eleven oversize maps and plans of the Three Arrows property and Putnam Valley.

Arrangement

Organized into 11 series:

Series I: Minutes, 1937-2002

Series II: General Files, 1937-2003

Series III: Unprocessed Materials, 1930s-2000s

Series IV: Addendum (2001)

Series V: Photographs, 1940-2006

Series VI: Maps and Plans, 1937-1981

Series VII. 2014 Addendum

Series VIII. Archived Websites

Series IX: 2015 Addendum

Series X. 2017 Addendum

Series XI. 2019 Addendum

Series I is arranged alphabetically by body or committee, and chronologically within each; Series II and IV through VI are arranged alphabetically by topic. Series III, IX, X, and XI have not been arranged by an archivist.

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Glass, Joseph
  • Thomas, Norman, 1884-1968
  • Hay, Louis
  • Schaffer, Jack
  • Balgley, Halona W.
  • Heinrich, Amy Vladeck

Document Type

  • Financial records
  • Photographs.
  • Correspondence.
  • Printed ephemera.
  • Newsletters.
  • Minutes (administrative records)
  • Legal documents.
  • blueprints (reprographic copies)
  • Reports.

Subject Organizations

  • Barger Street Cooperative Society
  • Three Arrows Cooperative Society, Inc.

Subject Topics

  • Cooperative societies -- New York (State).
  • Socialism -- New York (State).

Subject Places

  • Putnam Valley (N.Y.).

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Administrative Information

Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Any rights (including copyright and related rights to publicity and privacy) held by Three Arrows Cooperative Society were transferred to New York University in 2001 by Helona Balgley. Permission to publish or reproduce materials in this collection must be secured from the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date; Three Arrows Cooperative Society Records; TAM 250; box number; folder number; Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

To cite the archived website in this collection: Identification of item, date; Three Arrows Cooperative Society Records; TAM 250; Wayback URL; Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, New York University.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Born-digital materials have not been transferred and may not be available to researchers. Researchers may request access copies. To request that material be transferred, or if you are unsure if material has been transferred, please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu with the collection name, collection number, and a description of the item(s) requested. A staff member will respond to you with further information.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The Board of Director of the Three Arrows Cooperative Society, Inc. sent a gift of papers and photographs related to the Three Arrows in Summer 2001. Further accretions have been donated in 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017, and 2019. Amy Vladek Heinrich sent a gift of materials used in an exhibit for the 70th Anniversary of Three Arrows Cooperative Society, including photographs or photocopies of photographs (approximately 130), text, printed materials and graphics, and loose captions in 2011. Heinrich also sent a gift of newsletters and governance documents in 2014. In 2015, Halona W. Balgley donated a further accretion to the collection. The accession number associated with these gifts are 2001.189, 2001.191, NPA.2003.092, NPA.2004.063, 2011.133, 2011.140, 2014.153, 2015.068, 2017.080, and 2019.072.

In 2017, http://www.threearrowsco-op.net was selected by curators and captured through the use of Archive-It. Archive-It uses web crawling technology to capture websites at a scheduled time and displays only an archived copy, from the resulting WARC file, of the website. In 2020, http://www.threearrowsco-op.org/ was added. The accession number associated with this website is 2021.008.

Processing Information

Photographs separated from this collection during processing were established as a separate collection, the Three Arrows Cooperative Society, Inc. Photographs (PHOTOS 121). In 2014, the photograph collection was reincorporated into the Three Arrows Cooperative Society, Inc. Records (TAM 250).

In 2015, a folder list was created for the 2014 accession. The order found in the box was maintained by the archivist and the archived website was added as series VIII. In 2015, 2018, and 2019, further accretions were added as Series IX, X, and XI in accordance with previous arrangement decisions.

In 2021, additional website was added to the finding aid.

Take Down Policy

Archived websites are made accessible for purposes of education and research. NYU Libraries have given attribution to rights holders when possible; however, due to the nature of archival collections, we are not always able to identify this information.

If you hold the rights to materials in our archived websites that are unattributed, please let us know so that we may maintain accurate information about these materials.

If you are a rights holder and are concerned that you have found material on this website for which you have not granted permission (or is not covered by a copyright exception under US copyright laws), you may request the removal of the material from our site by submitting a notice, with the elements described below, to the special.collections@nyu.edu.

Please include the following in your notice: Identification of the material that you believe to be infringing and information sufficient to permit us to locate the material; your contact information, such as an address, telephone number, and email address; a statement that you are the owner, or authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed and that you have a good-faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; a statement that the information in the notification is accurate and made under penalty of perjury; and your physical or electronic signature. Upon receiving a notice that includes the details listed above, we will remove the allegedly infringing material from public view while we assess the issues identified in your notice.

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Container List

Series I: Minutes, 1937-2002

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Board of Directors/Executive Board
1937-1938
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Board of Directors
1939-1941
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Board of Directors/Executive Board
1942-1944
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Board of Directors
1945-1946
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Board of Directors
1947-1948
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Board of Directors
1949-1950
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Board of Directors
1953-1954
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Board of Directors/Executive Board
1955-1958
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Board of Directors
1961-1963
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Board of Directors
1964-1965
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Board of Directors
1966-1968
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Board of Directors
1969-1970
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Board of Directors
1971
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Board of Directors
1972-1973
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Board of Directors
1974-1975
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Board of Directors
1976-1977
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Board of Directors
1978-1980
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Board of Directors
1981-1983
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Board of Directors
1984-1985
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Board of Directors
1986-1989
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Board of Directors
1990-1993
Box: 1 Folder : 22 Board of Directors
1994-2002
Box: 1 Folder : 23 Finance Committee
1937-1939 , 1953 , 1971
Box: 1 Folder : 24 Finance Committee
1982-1989
Box: 1 Folder : 25 Insurance Committee
1974-1978 , 1982-1991
Box: 1 Folder : 26 Long Range Planning Committee
undated , 1964-1989
Box: 1 Folder : 27 Long Range Planning Committee
1991-1997
Box: 1 Folder : 28 Membership Committee
1940-1944
Box: 1 Folder : 29 Membership Committee
1945-1948
Box: 1 Folder : 30 Membership Committee
1949-1950
Box: 1 Folder : 31 Membership Committee
1953-1958
Box: 1 Folder : 32 Membership Committee
1961-1970
Box: 1 Folder : 33 Membership Committee
1971-1973
Box: 1 Folder : 34 Membership Committee
1974-1975
Box: 1 Folder : 35 Membership Committee
1976-1980
Box: 1 Folder : 36 Membership Committee
1981-1983
Box: 1 Folder : 37 Membership Committee
1984-1989
Box: 1 Folder : 38 Membership Committee
1990-1993
Box: 1 Folder : 39 Membership Committee
1996 , 1998 , 2002
Box: 1 Folder : 40 Permanent Planning Committee
1966-1977
Box: 1 Folder : 41 Water Committee
1966 , 1996

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Series II: General Files, 1937-2003

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Action Committee for Peace and Freedom: Proposal
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Administration: General
1997-1999
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Advertising
1994
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Affiliations
1938-1988
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Anniversaries: General
undated , 1963 , 1986-1996
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Anniversaries: Journals
1976-1996
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Announcements
undated , 1993 , 2000
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Application for a Permit to Maintain a Camp
1940
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Appraisals: General
1996 , 1998-2000
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Appraisals: Residential Plans
1998-2000
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Arts and Crafts Shows
1971-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Assessments: Complaints
1976-1983 , 1992-1998
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Assessments: General
undated , 1940-1969
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Assessments: General
1970-1979
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Assessments: General
1980-1998
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Barn
1992-1994
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Board of Directors
1939-1949 , 1964-2002
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Bosworth, Fred
1962 , 1971
Box: 2 Folder : 19 By-Laws
undated , 1939-1957
Box: 2 Folder : 20 By-Laws
1962-1963 , 1974-2001
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Capital Improvements
1938-1950 , 1985-1997
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Caretaker: Feirman, Jeffrey
2000
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Caretaker: Garvin, Paul
1991 , 1998-1999
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Caretaker: General
undated , 1972-1973 , 1978-2002
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Caretaker: Van Tassel, Robert
1984-1988
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Certificates of Incorporation and Amendments
1937 , 1949-1953 , 1961-1982
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Committees
undated , 1994-2002
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Community Land Tax
1970-1981
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Commutation Questionnaire
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Co-op Store
1940-1965
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Correspondence
Undated ; 1937-1939
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Correspondence
1945-1951 ; 1959-1995
Box: 2 Folder : 33 Crib Construction
1938
Box: 2 Folder : 34 Crossword Puzzle
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 35 Day Camp
1943-1976 ; 1979 ; 1997-2002
Box: 2 Folder : 36 Deeds
1937 , 1953 , 1998
Box: 2 Folder : 37 Department of Agriculture (New York State)
1964-1991
Box: 2 Folder : 38 Donations to Other Organizations
1938-1996
Box: 2 Folder : 39 Dues: Correspondence
1938 , 1942-1949 , 1963-2000
Box: 2 Folder : 40 Education Committee
1938 , 1944-1978 , 1993-2001
Box: 2 Folder : 41 Election Fraud Case
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 42 Employees: Records
1939-1941 , 1962-1993
Box: 2 Folder : 43 Employees: Wages and Regulations
undated , 1941 , 1960
Box: 2 Folder : 44 End of the Season Check-list
undated
Box: 2 Folder : 45 Environmental Issues (at Three Arrows)
1984
Box: 2 Folder : 46 Events: General
undated ; 1951 ; 1955-2002
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Finances: Check Stubs
1944-1945
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Finances: General
1937-1970
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Finances: General
1972-1985
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Finances: General
1986-1989
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Finances: General
1990-2002
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Finances: Ledger
1937-1941
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Finances: Ledger
1941-1942
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Finances: Ledger
1944-1945
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Finances: Ledger
1946-1948
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Finances: Ledger
1956-1962
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Finances: Ledger
1965-1966
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Finances: Ledger
1976-1977
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Finances: Ledger
1977-1978
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Finances: Statements
1937-1949
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Finances: Statements
1950-1959
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Finances: Statements
1960-1969
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Finances: Statements
1970-1979
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Finances: Statements
1980-1989
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Fire Committee
1955-1957 , 1962
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Fischer, Bruno: "Notes for a Master's Thesis on a Summer Housing Cooperative Called Three Arrows"
1967
Box: 3 Folder : 21 General Description
undated , 1984 , 1996
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Governance: General
2001
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Greenberg Case
1947 , 1964-1967
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Guest Request Form
1946
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Health and Safety: Reports, etc.
undated , 1943-1947 , 1961-1979
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Health and Safety: Reports, etc.
1980-2002
Box: 3 Folder : 27 History
undated , 1984 , 1992-1995
Box: 3 Folder : 28 Hotel License
1957 , 1960
Box: 3 Folder : 29 House Renumbering
1987
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Insurance
1942-1959
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Insurance
1960-1979
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Insurance
1986-1989
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Insurance
1990-2002
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Israel-Palestine
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Labor Day Shows
1950 ; 1962-1976 ; 1999-2002
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Labor Day Shows: Plays
undated , 1947-2000
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Labor Day Shows: Sheet Music
undated
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Labor Day Shows: Song Lyrics
undated , 1961-1964 , 1976
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Lake Committee
undated , 1957 , 1977-2002
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Land Purchase
1980-1981
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Landscaping/Beautification Committees
1948 , 1962-2000
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Legal Committee
1979-1980 , 1997 , 2001-2002
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Long Range Planning
1992 , 1996 , 2002
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Management Committee
undated , 1943-1986 , 2001-2002
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Maps and Plans
undated , 1941-1999
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Members: Complaints
1938-1969 , 1991 , 2000
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Members: General
1938 ; 1949 ; 1958 ; 1965 ; 1973
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Members: General
1980-2001
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Membership Committee
1937-1949
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Membership Committee
1950-1969
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Membership Committee
1970-1979
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Membership Committee
1980-1990
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Membership Committee
1991-1999 , 2001
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Membership Lists
undated , 1937 , 1953-1997
Box: 4 Folder : 26 Membership Policy
undated , 1939-2001
Box: 4 Folder : 27 Mortgage Bonds
1942
Box: 4 Folder : 28 Mortgage Consolidation
1943
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Newsletter: "Echo of the Hills" (Youth Group)
undated , 1984
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Newsletter: General
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Newsletter: "The Kid's Voice of the Hill"
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Newsletter: "The Voice of the Camp"
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Newsletter: "The Voice of the Hill"
1945-1949
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Newsletter: "The Voice of the Hill"
1950-1959
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Newsletter: "The Voice of the Hill"
1960-1969
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Newsletter: "The Voice of the Hill"
1970-1975
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Newsletter: "The Voice of the Hill"
1976-1979
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Newsletter: "The Voice of the Hill"
1980-1983
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Newsletter: "The Voice of the Hill"
1984-1986
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Newsletter: "The Voice of the Hill"
1987-1989
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Newsletter: "The Voice of the Hill"
1990-1994
Box: 5 Folder : 14 Newsletter: "The Voice of the Hill"
1995-1997
Box: 5 Folder : 15 Newsletter: "The Voice of the Hill"
1998-1999
Box: 5 Folder : 16 Newsletter: "The Voice of the Hill"
2000-2001
Box: 5 Folder : 17 Newsletter: "The Voice of the Hill"
2002-2003
Box: 5 Folder : 18 Newsletter: "What's Cookin'"
1943
Box: 5 Folder : 19 New York City Water Tunnels
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 20 Obituaries/Memorials
undated , 1970 , 1995
Box: 5 Folder : 21 Officer Lists
1938-1994
Box: 5 Folder : 22 Organization Committee
1939
Box: 5 Folder : 23 Pamphlet: "A Different Kind of Life"
1992
Box: 5 Folder : 24 Payroll Record
1977-1987
Box: 5 Folder : 25 Pension Plan
1969-1987
Box: 5 Folder : 26 Planning and Building Committee: General
1939-1994
Box: 5 Folder : 27 Planning and Building Committee: Surveys
1994
Box: 5 Folder : 28 Playground and Nursery
[1940s?]
Box: 5 Folder : 29 Political Action Committee
undated
Box: 5 Folder : 30 President's Annual Reports
1943 , 1946-1947 , 1954-1980
Box: 5 Folder : 31 Property Description Reports
1995
Box: 5 Folder : 32 Property Transactions: General
1937-1978 , 1995 , 2002
Box: 5 Folder : 33 Property Leases
undated , 1979-2001
Box: 5 Folder : 34 Publicity
undated , 1937-1956
Box: 5 Folder : 35 Publicity
1984-1996
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Putnam Valley, NY: History
1966 , 1986-1997
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Putnam Valley, NY: Planning, Zoning, Land Transfers, etc.
undated , 1935-1957
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Putnam Valley, NY: Planning, Zoning, Land Transfers, etc.
1962-1996
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Racial Discrimination
1943
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Receipt Book
1943-1944
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Receipt Book
1946-1948
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Recipe Book
undated
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Rentals: General
1962-1997
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Rentals: Winter
1983-1986
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Roads Committee
1946-1994
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Rothberg, Diana: Proposed Dissertation on Three Arrows
1972
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Sale of Property
undated , 1947 , 1956-1958
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Sale of Property
1965 , 1966 , 1974-1987
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Sale of Property
1989-1996
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Security and Emergency Policy
2000
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Shareholder Transactions
1939 , 1957 , 1963-1979
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Shareholder Transactions
1983-1998
Box: 6 Folder : 18 Snow Plow Policy
2000
Box: 6 Folder : 19 Social Committee
1945-1969
Box: 6 Folder : 20 Social Committee
1970-2000
Box: 6 Folder : 21 Social Hall
1953-1954 , 1971 , 1993-1997
Box: 6 Folder : 22 Speakers
1966
Box: 6 Folder : 23 Sports Committee
1943-1980 , 1996
Box: 6 Folder : 24 Swimming Pool Proposal
1981
Box: 6 Folder : 25 Taxes
1939-1979
Box: 6 Folder : 26 Taxes
1980-1984
Box: 6 Folder : 27 Taxes
1985-1989
Box: 6 Folder : 28 Taxes
1995-2000
Box: 6 Folder : 29 Tennis Courts
1968 , 1996
Box: 6 Folder : 30 Thomas, Norman
1966
Box: 6 Folder : 31 Trusts: Discussion of
1987-1996
Box: 6 Folder : 32 Waiver Committee
1997-1998
Box: 6 Folder : 33 Washer and Dryer
1965-1966
Box: 6 Folder : 34 Waste Disposal
1990
Box: 6 Folder : 35 Water Committee
1938-1969
Box: 6 Folder : 36 Water Committee
1970-1997
Box: 6 Folder : 37 Waterfront: Regulations, etc.
1947-2001
Box: 6 Folder : 38 Wetlands
1976
Box: 6 Folder : 39 Workshops
undated , 1975-2001
Box: 6 Folder : 40 Wyle, Benjamin
1984
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Finances: Two Oversize Ledgers
1938-1950 , 1959-1960

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Series IV: 2011 Addendum, undated

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Account Book ("Three Arrows Costs") of William Vladeck, son of Baruch Charney Vladek
1941-1945
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Board Meetings
2009-2011
Box: 12 Folder : 3 By-Laws and Proprietary Release
1979
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Dock
2005, 2009
Box: 12 Folder : 5 External Publications
2008-2011
Box: 12 Folder : 6 Financial Audit
1979
Box: 12 Folder : 7 Internal Publications
1986-2011
Box: 12 Folder : 8 Labor Day Shows
2008-2011
Box: 12 Folder : 9 Long Range Planning
2010
Box: 12 Folder : 10 Membership Meetings
1986-2011
Box: 12 Folder : 11 Treasurer's Reports
2008-2010
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Voice of the Hill
2008
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Voice of the Hill
2009
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Voice of the Hill
2010
Box: 12 Folder : 12 Voice of the Hill
2011

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Series V: Photographs, 1940s-2006

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 12 Folder : 16 Anniversary, 70th: Exhibition I
[2006]
Box: 12 Folder : 17 Anniversary, 70th: Exhibition II
[2006]
Box: 12 Folder : 18 Anniversary, 70th: Exhibition (Captions)
[2006]
Flat-File-Folder: 9 Anniversary, 70th: Exhibition (Oversize)
[2006]
Box: 12 Folder : 19 Anniversary, 70th: Exhibition (Photographs)
[2006]
Box: 12 Folder : 20 Anniversary, 70th: Exhibition (Print and Graphic Materials)
[2006]
Box: 12 Folder : 21 General Photographs
1940s-1950s
Box: 12 Folder : 22 General Photographs
circa 1960s
Box: 12 Folder : 23 General Photographs
1964-1967
Box: 12 Folder : 24 General Photographs
1968
Box: 12 Folder : 25 General Photographs
1970s
Box: 12 Folder : 26 General Photographs
1990s
Box: 12 Folder : 27 General Photographs
2000s
Box: 12 Folder : 28 General Photographs I
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 29 General Photographs II
undated
Flat-File-Folder: 9 General Photographs (Oversize)
1998, undated
Box: 12 Folder : 30 Landscape Photographs
undated
Box: 12 Folder : 31 (Mixed Materials [31142062765246]) Watercolors
1999
Box: 15
Box: 12 Folder : 32 Justus and Jenny Ebert
1889-1945

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Series VI: Maps and Plans, 1937-1981

Container 1     Title Date
Flat-File-Folder: 3 New Community Bulding Plan
1952
Flat-File-Folder: 3 Norman Thomas Hall Plan
1952
Flat-File-Folder: 3 Property Layout and Names
1939-1940
Flat-File-Folder: 3 Putnam Valley Plan, Rochdale Road
1948
Flat-File-Folder: 3 Social Hall Plan
1952
Flat-File-Folder: 3 Three Arrows and Vicinity
1968
Flat-File-Folder: 3 Three Arrows Property Map [Original and 2 copies]
1963
Flat-File-Folder: 3 Three Arrows Sites and Names
1966
Flat-File-Folder: 3 Three Arrows Structures and Site Locations
undated
Flat-File-Folder: 3 Three Arrows Survey and Plan [2 sheets]
1937
Flat-File-Folder: 3 United States Department of the Interior Geological Survey: Mohegan Lake Quadrangle
1981

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Series VII: 2014 Addendum, 1941-2014

Scope and Content Note

This series contains materials that was donated to the library in 2014, with materials dating from the early 1940s up until 2014. The materials include budget documentation; board of directors and membership meeting minutes reporting on Three Arrows committees; by-laws; plays, songs, and poetry possibly performed at the cooperative; programs of performances; correspondence between members regarding the governance of Three Arrows; and their newsletter, The Voice of the Hill.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Flash drive
2010-2014
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Budget Information
2011-2014
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Meeting minutes
2012-2013
Box: 13 Folder : 4 Plays, Poems, and other Writings related to Three Arrows
1960s
Box: 13 Folder : 5 Correspondence related to Governance of Three Arrows
2012-2013
Box: 13 Folder : 6 Labor Day Shows
1941-2013
Box: 13 Folder : 7 Camp Play Photograph with Bobb Vladeck and Betsy Bosworth
circa 1953-1954
Box: 13 Folder : 8 Songs
1940s-1960s
Box: 13 Folder : 9 The Voice of the Hill
2011
Box: 13 Folder : 10 The Voice of the Hill
2012
Box: 13 Folder : 11 The Voice of the Hill
2013
Box: 13 Folder : 12 The Voice of the Hill
1956-1993

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Series VIII: Archived Websites, August 2017-ongoing. 2 websites in 2 archived websites.

Three Arrows Cooperative Society Archived Website: August 2017-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/9333/*/http://www.threearrowsco-op.net]

Three Arrows Cooperative Society Archived Website: August 2017-ongoing

[https://wayback.archive-it.org/9333/*/http://www.threearrowsco-op.org/]

Scope and Content Note

The Three Arrows Cooperative Society, Inc. is the successor organization to the Barger Street Cooperative Society, chartered in 1937. Early members purchased 125 acres of farmland in Putnam Valley, NY and formed a cooperative summer colony which eventually grew to include 75 individual units. The colony, sometimes known as Camp Three Arrows, is modeled on socialist and communitarian values and offers residents a wide range of cultural, educational and leisure activities. The website contains information on property listings, news articles about the the co-op, planning meeting listings, calendar of events, activities offered, area attractions, governance, publications, and information related to the "Save the Lake" initiative to keep toxic algae growth from Barger Pond.

Accruals

New site crawls are accrued semiannually.

Appraisal

Crawl was limited to domains and subdomains of threearrowsco-op.net and threearrowsco-op.org in order to remain within the collection scope and data constraints.

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Due to technical or privacy issues, archived websites may not be exact copies of the original website at the time of the web crawl. Certain file types will not be captured dependent on how they are embedded in the site. Other parts of websites that the crawler has difficulty capturing includes Javascript, streaming content, database-driven content, and highly interactive content. Full-Text searches of archived websites are available at https://archive-it.org/organizations/567.

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