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Guide to The Boys' Club of New York Records
1876-2002
 MS 3000

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Susan Kriete

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 10, 2021
The finding aid is written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series VII: Photographs

Scope and Contents Note

The many photographs in this collection provide a rich visual record of the activities and people associated with BCNY. Photographs span the period from the 1890's to 2000's. Although most photographs are undated, it appears that the 1940's and 1950's are especially well documented.

Photographs are generally arranged by subject, including: neighborhood scenes; clubhouse buildings; sports (including team shots as well as game and action shots); recreational activities such as art, photography, glee club and many others; camp photographs; program activities (primarily educational); theatrical productions; pictures and portraits of officers, alumni and boys; and photographs of various fund-raising events (note that photographs of the All-Star Annual Hall of Fame event are housed separately in Series VI, Benefit events).

In some cases, photographs by identified photographers are arranged by the name of the photographer. There are many photographs by Sam Reiss (1910-1975), better known for his photography of the labor movement in New York City; other photographers include Paul Parker, Heini Mayr, and Dick Meek. The majority of the photographs, however, are by unidentified photographers.

Oversize photographs are listed at the end of the Series and include photographs from most or all of the categories listed above. The series also includes photo albums and photographic slides of various subjects (identified in the box and folder list) as well as negatives (largely unidentified). The same subject may appear in different formats (for example, camp photos will be found in loose photographs, photo albums, oversize photographs, and photographic slides), so in order to locate all the relevant visual material, researchers should search or browse the entire box and folder list for Series VII.

Photographs that were exhibited at BCNY have been unframed and are housed together as "Display photos" (Box 115, Folders 3-8).

Note that some photographs have numbers on the back preceded by "BD", "CP", or "HP"; captions for these photographs will be found in Box 115.

Existence and Location of Copies

Photographic negatives from Series VII are digitized and available in the Shelby White and Leon Levy Digital Library.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 84 Folder : 1-2 Early photographs
circa 1890's - 1940's
Offsite-Box: 84 Folder : 3-4 Neighborhood scenes
undated
Offsite-Box: 84 Folder : 5 Buildings: Tompkins Square
Offsite-Box: 84 Folder : 6 Buildings: Jefferson Park and Central Park
Offsite-Box: 84 Folder : 7 Buildings: Pitt Street
1959, undated
Offsite-Box: 84 Folder : 8 Buildings: Pitt Street expansion
Offsite-Box: 84 Folder : 9 Buildings: Dedications, Elbridge T. Gerry, Jr. Clubhouse and Milliken Building
1986, 2007
Offsite-Box: 85 Folder : 1-2 Sports: Basketball (team shots)
Offsite-Box: 85 Folder : 3 Sports: Basketball
Offsite-Box: 85 Folder : 4-5 Sports: Swimming
Offsite-Box: 85 Folder : 6 Sports: Wrestling and boxing champs
1940's - 1950's
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 1 Sports: Wrestling, track and other sports; physical fitness
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 2 Sports: tennis
1954
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 3 Sports program
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 4-6 Sports: boxing
Offsite-Box: 86 Folder : 7 Sports: boxing (identified photographers)
Offsite-Box: 87 Folder : 1 Sports: boxing, London matches
1950's
Offsite-Box: 87 Folder : 2 Sports: boxing
2013
Offsite-Box: 87 Folder : 3-4 Games room/recreation (includes break dancing)
Offsite-Box: 87 Folder : 5-6 Crafts
Offsite-Box: 87 Folder : 7 Arts and crafts
Offsite-Box: 88 Folder : 1 Art room/art shows
Offsite-Box: 88 Folder : 2 Photography club and journal staff
Offsite-Box: 88 Folder : 3 Social activities/recreation
Offsite-Box: 88 Folder : 4 Glee club
Offsite-Box: 88 Folder : 5 Band
Offsite-Box: 88 Folder : 6 Roof activities
Offsite-Box: 88 Folder : 7 Pet shows
Offsite-Box: 88 Folder : 8 Christmas parties
Offsite-Box: 89 Folder : 1 Outings and excursions
Offsite-Box: 89 Folder : 2-4 Little Sister shows
Offsite-Box: 89 Folder : 4 Father and Son buffets; awards nights
Offsite-Box: 89 Folder : 5-6 Camp Photographs
Offsite-Box: 89 Folder : 7-8 Camp Carey
Offsite-Box: 90 Folder : 1 Camp Carey: Group photos
1930's - 1960's
Offsite-Box: 90 Folder : 2 Camp Carey: Groups of boys
Offsite-Box: 90 Folder : 3 Camp Carey: Portraits of boys
Offsite-Box: 90 Folder : 4 Camp Carey: Programs
Offsite-Box: 90 Folder : 6 Camp Carey: Mess hall
Offsite-Box: 90 Folder : 7 Camp Carey: Infirmary
Offsite-Box: 90 Folder : 8 Camp Carey: Sound Beach
Offsite-Box: 90 Folder : 9 Camp Carey: Lake
Offsite-Box: 90 Folder : 10 Camp Carey: Nature
Offsite-Box: 91 Folder : 1 Camp Carey: Landscapes
Offsite-Box: 91 Folder : 2 Camp Carey: Hikes and Campfires
Offsite-Box: 91 Folder : 3 Camp Carey: Athletics
Offsite-Box: 91 Folder : 4 Camp Carey: Playground
Offsite-Box: 91 Folder : 5-6 Camp Carey: Winter camping
Offsite-Box: 91 Folder : 6 Camp Carey: Alumni weekend
Offsite-Box: 91 Folder : 7 Camp Carey: Visitors
Offsite-Box: 91 Folder : 8 Camp Carey: photographs by Bruce Davidson
1959, undated
Offsite-Box: 91 Folder : 9 Camp Carey: snapshots (black and white)
Offsite-Box: 91 Folder : 10 Camp Carey: report/scrapbook
1938
Offsite-Box: 91 Folder : 11-13 Camp Harriman: photo album
Offsite-Box: 92 Folder : 1 Camp Harriman
Offsite-Box: 92 Folder : 2 Camp Harriman: scrapbook
Offsite-Box: 92 Folder : 3 Camp Tabor
Offsite-Box: 92 Folder : 4 Camp Cromwell: dedication
Offsite-Box: 92 Folder : 5-7 Camp Cromwell
1990-1997
Offsite-Box: 92 Folder : 8 Camp Cromwell: Education program
Offsite-Box: 92 Folder : 9 Camp Cromwell: negatives
Offsite-Box: 92 Folder : 10 Programs: classroom activities
Offsite-Box: 92 Folder : 11 Programs: academic assistance and library
Offsite-Box: 93 Folder : 1 Programs: education and nature
Offsite-Box: 93 Folder : 2 Programs: Youth Development and employment
Offsite-Box: 93 Folder : 3 Programs: Dental clinic/health
Offsite-Box: 93 Folder : 4 Programs: International travel
Offsite-Box: 93 Folder : 5 Photo albums: clubhouse activities and excursions
undated
Offsite-Box: 93 Folder : 6-7 Photo albums: clubhouse activities and excursions
1990's
Offsite-Box: 94 Folder : 1 Photo albums: Camp Harriman
1967, undated
Offsite-Box: 94 Folder : 2 Photo albums: Camp Photos
1990's
Offsite-Box: 94 Folder : 3-4 Photo albums: Harriman Clubhouse
1990's
Offsite-Box: 94 Folder : 5 Photo albums: Jefferson Park Clubhouse
undated
Offsite-Box: 95 Folder : 2 Photo albums: Harriman Clubhouse
1993-1994
Offsite-Box: 94 Folder : 6 Photo albums: Milliken Clubhouse
undated
Offsite-Box: 94 Folder : 7 Photo albums: Milliken Clubhouse Leadership Conference
1996
Offsite-Box: 94 Folder : 8 Photo albums: Education Program
Offsite-Box: 95 Folder : 1 Photo albums: Milliken Clubhouse
undated
Offsite-Box: 95 Folder : 3 Photo albums: Camp Cromwell, clubhouse activities
1990's -2000
Offsite-Box: 95 Folder : 4-6 Photo albums: Nancy Phelan photographs (Camp Cromwell, programs, activities)
1980's - 2000's
Offsite-Box: 96 Folder : unknown container Photo albums: "Boys Club in Action" (3 volumes)
1990's
Offsite-Box: 96 Folder : unknown container Photo albums: Music camp
circa 1960's
Offsite-Box: 96 Folder : unknown container Photo albums: Camp Crafts
1968
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 1 Theatrical productions: "Bye Bye Birdie"
1971
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 2 Theatrical productions: Brigadoon
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 3 Theatrical productions: "Damn Yankees"
1958
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 4 Theatrical productions: "Encore, Encore"
1990
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 5 Theatrical productions: "Finian's Rainbow"
1968-1969
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 6 Theatrical productions: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 6A Theatrical productions: "Godspell"
1991
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 7 Theatrical productions: "Happy Fella"
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 8 Theatrical productions: "Kismet"
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 9 Theatrical productions: "Kiss Me Kate"
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 10 Theatrical productions: "Mame"
1970
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 11 Theatrical productions: "Man of La Mancha"
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 12 Theatrical productions: "Man Who Came to Dinner"
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 13 Theatrical productions: "My Fair Lady"
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 14 Theatrical productions: "Once Upon a Mattress"
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 15 Theatrical productions: "South Pacific"
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 16 Theatrical productions: "Stalag 17"
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 17 Theatrical productions: "The Survivors"
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 18 Theatrical productions: "Tom Sawyer"
1970
Offsite-Box: 97 Folder : 19 Theatrical productions: "Treasure Island"
1979
Offsite-Box: 98 Folder : 1 Theatrical productions: Assorted productions, "A-L"
Offsite-Box: 98 Folder : 2 Theatrical productions: Assorted productions, "M-Z" (includes minstrel show)
Offsite-Box: 98 Folder : 2-3 Theatrical productions: unidentified (photo album)
Offsite-Box: 98 Folder : 4-6 Theatrical productions: unidentified
Offsite-Box: 99 Folder : 1-3 Theatrical productions: unidentified
Offsite-Box: 99 Folder : 4 Theatrical productions: unidentified (color)
Offsite-Box: 99 Folder : 5 Theatrical productions: cast portraits
Offsite-Box: 99 Folder : 6 Theatrical productions: Theater Committee meetings
Offsite-Box: 100 Folder : 1-5 Portraits: Boys
Offsite-Box: 100 Folder : 6 Portraits: Boys with Group Leaders
Offsite-Box: 100 Folder : 7 Portraits: Boys and Staff
Offsite-Box: 101 Folder : 1-3 Portraits: Groups
Offsite-Box: 101 Folder : 4 People receiving awards
Offsite-Box: 101 Folder : 5-6 Celebrities

Scope and Contents Note

Includes photos of Mohammed Ali, Robert Moses, Floyd Patterson, Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly, Eleanor Roosevelt, Babe Ruth, Elizabeth Taylor, Cyrus Vance, and other notable figures.

Offsite-Box: 102 Folder : 1 Presidents and staff
Offsite-Box: 102 Folder : 2 Peter Capra
Offsite-Box: 102 Folder : 3 "V.I.P." photographs
Offsite-Box: 102 Folder : 4 Corporate Photographs
Offsite-Box: 102 Folder : 5-7 Alumni events and portraits
Offsite-Box: 103 Folder : 1-2 Alumni events
Offsite-Box: 103 Folder : 3 Alumni, Tompkins Square
Offsite-Box: 103 Folder : 4 Alumni, Jefferson Park -- 50th Anniversary
Offsite-Box: 103 Folder : 5 Alumni, Military Service photographs -- WWII and Vietnam
Offsite-Box: 103 Folder : 6 Annual Meetings
1990's - 2000's
Offsite-Box: 103 Folder : 7 Women's Board Presidents
Offsite-Box: 103 Folder : 9 Women's Board, Meetings and portraits
Offsite-Box: 103 Folder : 10 Board photos, contact sheets and negatives
Offsite-Box: 103 Folder : 11 Board photos, receipts
Offsite-Box: 104 Folder : 1 Events: Testimonial Dinners
Offsite-Box: 104 Folder : 2 Events: Education Program Alumni Dinner
circa 1990's
Offsite-Box: 104 Folder : 3 Events: Tompkins Square Open House Parties
1980's
Offsite-Box: 104 Folder : 4 Events: Harriman Clubhouse Open House
1995
Offsite-Box: 104 Folder : 5 Events: Various identified events
1970's - 1990's, undated
Offsite-Box: 104 Folder : 6-8 Events: Unidentified
Offsite-Box: 104 Folder : 9 Events: Unidentified (Mary Hilliard, photographer)
2002, undated
Offsite-Box: 105 Folder : 1 Events: Unidentified (Al Levine, photographer)
1970's, undated
Offsite-Box: 105 Folder : 2 Events: Unidentified (Sam Reiss, photographer)
circa 1950's - 1960's
Offsite-Box: 105 Folder : 3 Events: Unidentified (Bill Thompson, photographer)
1980's, undated
Offsite-Box: 105 Folder : 4 Events: Unidentified (Jeanne Trudeau, photographer)
circa 1970's - 1980's
Offsite-Box: 105 Folder : 5-6 Events: Unidentified (various identified photographers)
circa 1950's - 1990's
Offsite-Box: 105 Folder : 7 Events: Fashion shows
1960's - 1970's
Offsite-Box: 105 Folder : 8 Events: Fashion shows
1980-1984
Offsite-Box: 106 Folder : 1 Events: Fashion shows
1985-1990
Offsite-Box: 106 Folder : 2 Events: Fashion shows
1991-1994
Offsite-Box: 106 Folder : 3 Events: Fashion shows
1995-1997
Offsite-Box: 106 Folder : 5 Events: Lilly Luncheon
2000
Offsite-Box: 106 Folder : 6 Events: Lilly Luncheon
2002
Offsite-Box: 106 Folder : 7 Events: Various (photographs used in 1980's programs)
Offsite-Box: 106 Folder : 8 Events: Movie benefits
1970's - 1980's
Offsite-Box: 106 Folder : 9 Events: Movie benefits
1980's
Offsite-Box: 106 Folder : 10 Events: Movie benefits
1990's
Offsite-Box: 107 Folder : 1 Events: Theater benefits
1970's - 1980's
Offsite-Box: 107 Folder : 2 Events: Theater benefits
1990's - 2000's
Offsite-Box: 107 Folder : 3 Events: Chocolate Bar Presentation, 21 Club
1074
Offsite-Box: 107 Folder : 3 Events: Antique show
2005
Offsite-Box: 107 Folder : 4 Events: Junior parties
1980's
Offsite-Box: 107 Folder : 5 Events: Junior parties
1995
Offsite-Box: 107 Folder : 6 Events: Junior movie benefit
1997
Offsite-Box: 107 Folder : 7 Events: Juniors parties
1998
Offsite-Box: 107 Folder : 8 Events: Juniors parties
1999
Offsite-Box: 107 Folder : 9 Events: Juniors parties
2000
Offsite-Box: 107 Folder : 10 Events: Juniors parties
2001
Offsite-Box: 107 Folder : 11 Events: Juniors parties
2005
Offsite-Box: 107 Folder : 12 Events: Juniors parties?
undated
Offsite-Box: 108 Folder : 1 Events: Spa Week, Women's Board
undated
Offsite-Box: 108 Folder : 2 Events: Women's Board activities
Offsite-Box: 108 Folder : 3 Events: Golf outing
1997
Offsite-Box: 108 Folder : unknown container Events: Antique preview (photo album)
Offsite-Box: 108 Folder : unknown container Events: Unidentified dance (photo album)
circa 2000's
Offsite-Box: 109 Folder : 1-15 Events: Spring Dance
1960's - 1990's
Offsite-Box: 110 Folder : 1-2 Events: Spring Dance
2000-2001
Offsite-Box: 110 Folder : unknown container Events: Spring Dance (photo albums)
2003, 2005
Offsite-Box: 111 Folder : unknown container Events: Spring Dance (photo albums)
2005
Offsite-Box: 112 Folder : 1-15 Events: Fall Dance
1950's - 2004
Offsite-Box: 113 Folder : unknown container Events: Fall Dance (photo albums)
2004, 2006
Offsite-Box: 114 Folder : unknown container Events: Fall Dance (photo albums)
2006
Offsite-Box: 114 Folder : 1 Events: Unidentified (Fall Dance?)
Offsite-Box: 115 Folder : 1 Annual report photos
circa 1940's - 1990's
Offsite-Box: 115 Folder : 2 Publicity shots and mock-ups
circa 1940's - 1990's
Offsite-Box: 115 Folder : 3-8 Display photos (unframed)
Offsite-Box: 115 Folder : 9 Photo captions

Scope and Contents Note

This folder contains captions for photographs identified with a number preceded by "BD," "CP," and "HP." Some of these photographs are in the "Display photos" folders, while others are scattered throughout the photographs arranged by subject.

Also included in this folder are other captions that are not linked to specific photographs in the collection.

Offsite-Box: 115 Folder : 10 Correspondence regarding photographs
1960's - 2000's
Offsite-Box: 116 Folder : 1 Photographic slides: London boxing
1953
Offsite-Box: 116 Folder : 2 Photographic slides: Clubhouse activities and camp
1960's - 1970's
Offsite-Box: 116 Folder : 3 Photographic slides: Clubhouse activities
1970's - 1980's
Offsite-Box: 116 Folder : 4 Photographic slides: Clubhouse activities/sports
1970's
Offsite-Box: 116 Folder : 5 Photographic slides: Camp
1970's - 1990's
Offsite-Box: 116 Folder : 6 Photographic slides: Pitt Street Clubhouse and neighborhood
1980's, undated
Offsite-Box: 116 Folder : 7 Photographic slides: Theatrical productions
1980, undated
Offsite-Box: 117 Folder : 4 Negatives and contact sheets

Scope and Contents Note

Identified topics include clubhouse activities, baseball, swimming, education program, Christmas party, theatrical productions, buildings, and sports. There are also many unidentified negatives.

1990's, undated
Offsite-Box: 117 Folder : 5-7 Negatives

Scope and Contents Note

Identified topics include Jefferson Clubhouse, Milliken Clubhouse, Harriman Clubhouse, golf outing, camp, portraits, and sports. There are also many unidentified negatives.

1990's, undated
Offsite-Box: 117A Negatives
Offsite-Box: 118 (tall box) Folder : 1-2 Oversize photos: Buildings and street scenes
Offsite-Box: 118 (tall box) Folder : 3-4 Oversize photos: Sports and recreation
Offsite-Box: 118 (tall box) Folder : 5 Oversize photos: Clubhouse scenes
Offsite-Box: 118 (tall box) Folder : 6-7 Oversize photos: Arts and crafts
Offsite-Box: 118 (tall box) Folder : 8 Oversize photos: Recording studio?
Offsite-Box: 118 (tall box) Folder : 9 Oversize photos: Photo album, Camp Carey
1918-1919
Offsite-Box: 118 (tall box) Folder : 10 Oversize photos: Camp
Offsite-Box: 118 (tall box) Folder : 11 Oversize photos: Theater and glee club
Offsite-Box: 118 (tall box) Folder : 12 Oversize photos: Group photos, theatrical productions and band
1907-1927
Offsite-Box: 118 (tall box) Folder : 13 Oversize photos: Theatrical photoboards
1940's - 1950's
Offsite-Box: 119 (tall box) Folder : 1 Oversize photos: Theatrical photoboards
1950's - 1960's
Offsite-Box: 119 (tall box) Folder : 2 Oversize photos: Activities and portraits
Offsite-Box: 119 (tall box) Folder : 3-5 Oversize photos: Group photos
Offsite-Box: 119 (tall box) Folder : 6 Oversize photos: Portraits, Presidents
Offsite-Box: 119 (tall box) Folder : 7 Oversize photos: Events
Offsite-Box: 119 (tall box) Folder : 8 Oversize photos: New York Journal publicity shots
1950's
Offsite-Box: 119 (tall box) Folder : 9 Oversize photos: Eliot Elisofon, photographer
1957
Offsite-Box: 119 (tall box) Folder : 10 Oversize photos: Dick Meek, photographer
1961
Offsite-Box: 119 (tall box) Folder : 11-12 Oversize photos: Heini Mayr, photographer
circa 1950's - 1960's
Offsite-Box: 119 (tall box) Folder : 13 Oversize photos: Education Program Alumni Track and Field Meet
1995
Offsite-Box: 119 (tall box) Folder : 14 Oversize photos: contact sheets
Offsite-Box: 120 (flat box) Folder : 1 Oversize photos: Photo of boys mounted with membership cards
circa 1950's
Offsite-Box: 120 (flat box) Folder : 2 Oversize photos: Camp Carey
1910's - 1920's, undated
Offsite-Box: 120 (flat box) Folder : 3 Oversize photos: Group photos
1916, undated
Offsite-Box: 120 (flat box) Folder : 4 Oversize photos: Photoboards and mounted photos of boys
Offsite-Box: 120 (flat box) Folder : 5-8 Oversize photos: Mock-ups
Offsite-Box: 121 (flat box) Folder : unknown container Oversize photos: Sports photoboards
1930's - 1950's, undated
Offsite-Box: 122 (flat box) Folder : unknown container Oversize photos: Theatrical photoboards
1950's - 1960's
Offsite-Box: 123 (flat box) Folder : unknown container Oversize photos: Theatrical photoboards
1960's - 1970's
Oversize: Small Folder : BCNY OS 2 Oversize photos: Camp Carey photoboard, Sports and recreation photoboards, and group photograph in front of the White House
1923-1924, undated

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