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Guide to the New York Building Congress Records
||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 ca. 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.
||47.5 linear feet in 47 record cartons, 1 manuscript box and 2 shared folders.
|Language of Materials note:
||Materials are in English