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Guide to the New York Building Congress Records WAG.167
||New York Building Congress.
||New York Building Congress Records
||The New York Building Congress (NYBC) is an association that brings together employers,
labor unions, government agencies, engineers, architects, financiers, suppliers and
others engaged in the construction industry in New York City. Founded in 1921, it
now represents approximately 400 organizations, with a combined membership of over
250,000 skilled workers and professionals. The Congress engages in educational and
lobbying activity, hosts public programs, and disseminates information on issues of
concern to the industry. Additionally, the organization focuses on supporting sound
public policy, promoting productive capital spending, encouraging public/private partnerships,
and evaluating the implementation of major government projects in the construction
sector. The collection consists of the administrative, general, and event files of
the NYBC, as well as publications, photographs, and audio-visual materials produced
by or for the organization. It documents the organization's role in establishing standards
for construction through the Building Industry Practices Committee, as well as its
important role in New York City legislative issues. The event files cover a variety
of activities, from the lavishly produced Christmas shows and "Fun and Frolic" celebrations
held from the 1930s through 1980s, to the conferences and issue-oriented forums that
became a prominent feature of Congress activity in the 1990s and beyond.
||53.5 Linear Feet in 50 record cartons, 7 manuscript box and 2 shared folders.
||77.9 Gigabytes in 13,034 computer files
||Some materials in this collection are stored offsite and advance notice is required
for use. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least two business days prior to
your research visit to coordinate access.
||Materials are in English.