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Guide to the Camp Kinderland Records TAM 439

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
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New York, NY 10012
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Alexander Bloom and Michael Beebe, 2009.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 05, 2018
Finding aid is in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Series VIII added by Heather Mulliner. Glass Plate Negatives described by Nicole Greenhouse. Record updated by Rachel Searcy to reflect 2017 accretion. 20132014 , January 2018

Scope and Contents

The collection contains administrative records (including financial records, property and maintenance records, registration and membership records), and records relating to Camp Kinderland's cultural programs both in and out of season, publicity materials, oral histories, and photographic and audiovisual materials. These materials document the the founding, incorporation history, physical plant, staffing and day to day operations of Camp Kinderland, at its various locations. The Camp's underlying political commitments, values and cultural programs are also documented. A number of files illustrate the Camp's reunions, and the continuing ties it maintained with several generations of former campers.


The collection is organized into 11 series:

Series I: Administrative Records, 1925-2006
Series II: Financial Records, 1934-1996
Series III: Property and Maintenance Records, 1933-1999
Series IV: Registration and Membership Office Records, 1953-2008
Series V: Cultural Programs, 1937-2003
Series VI: Publicity, 1947-2007
Series VII: Off-Season Programs, 1957-2009
Series VIII: 2013 Accession of Camp Kinderland Records
Series IX: Photographic and Audiovisual Materials, 1924-2010
Series X: Archived Website
Series XI. 2017 Accretion, 1937-2014

Files are arranged alphabetically within each series, with the exception of Series XI which has not been arranged by an archivist.