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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 IV: Publications and Articles

Subseries IV.1: Annual Reports

Scope and Contents Note

Spanning the period from 1890 to 2003, the Annual Reports provide an excellent overview of BCNY's activities and philosophy and the organization's evolution over time. They are also a rich source of information about the neighborhoods in which BCNY operated (the East Village, the Lower East Side, and Harlem), and about the economic and social conditions of the times. For example, the 1917 Annual Report includes a photograph of a minstrel show performed by the boys; the 1925 Annual Report is titled "A Flame Beneath the Melting Pot;" and the 1941-1942 Annual Report focuses on "Training for Service" and "Men of the Post-War World." Beginning in 1907, reports are illustrated with photographs depicting clubhouse and camp activities and, occasionally, neighborhood scenes. Annual reports also reflect the evolution of social work in America.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 5 Annual Reports
1890, 1891, 1895, 1896
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 6 Annual Report
1897
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 7 Annual Report
1900
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 8 Annual Report
1901
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 9 Annual Report
1903
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 10 Annual Report
1904
Offsite-Box: 39 Folder : 11 Annual Report
1906
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 1 Annual Report
1907
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 2 Annual Report
1908
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 3 Annual Report
1909
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 4 Annual Report
1910
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 5 Annual Report
1911
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 6 Annual Report
1912
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 7 Annual Report
1913
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 8 Annual Report
1914
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 9 Annual Report
1916
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 10 Annual Report
1917
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 11 Annual Report
1918
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 12 Annual Report
1919-1920
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 13 Annual Report
1920-1921
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 14 Annual Report
1923-1924
Offsite-Box: 40 Folder : 15 Annual Report
1924-1925
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 1 Annual Reports
1925-1927
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 2 Annual Reports/Boys' Club Quarterly
1927-1928
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 3 Annual Reports/Boys' Club Quarterly
1929-1930
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 4 Annual Reports/Boys' Club Quarterly
1931-1933
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 5 Annual Reports/Boys' Club Quarterly
1934-1936
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 6 Annual Reports
1937-1938
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 7 Annual Reports
1939-1940, 1946-1947
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 8 Annual Reports
1948-1949
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 9 Annual Reports
1950-1951
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 10 Annual Reports
1952-1953
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 11 Annual Reports
1954-1955
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 12 Annual Reports
1956-1958
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 12 Annual Reports
1956-1958
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 13 Annual Reports
1959-1961
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 14 Annual Reports
1962-1964
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 15 Annual Reports
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 16 Annual Reports
1968-1970
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 17 Annual Reports
1971-1973
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 18 Annual Reports
1974-1976
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 19 Annual Reports
1977-1979
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 20 Annual Reports
1980-1982
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 21 Annual Reports
1983-1985
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 22 Annual Reports
1986-1988
Offsite-Box: 41 Folder : 23 Annual Reports
1989-1991
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 1 Annual Reports
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 2 Annual Reports
1996-1997
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 3 Annual Reports
1998-2000
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 4 Annual Reports
2001-2003
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 5 Reports of The Boys' Club (bound volume)
1891-1923
Offsite-Box: 42 Folder : 6 Reports of The Boys' Club (bound volume)
1924-1943
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 1-2 Annual Report worksheets
1943-1056
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 3 Annual reports correspondence and receipts
1990's
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 4 Annual Report mockups
undated

Subseries IV.2: Pamphlets and Newsletters

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries consists of pamphlets and newsletters issued by BCNY, the former to solicit funds and volunteers, and the latter to highlight current programs and the achievements of individual members and staff. Pamphlets include images and many summarize BCNY's achievements, providing capsule histories of the organization. Like the Annual Reports, they are also a good source of information about economic and social trends.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 43 Folder : 5-7 Promotional pamphlets
circa 1940's-2000's
Offsite-Box: 43A (flat box) Folder : 1 Promotional pamphlets (oversize)
Offsite-Box: 44 Folder : 1 Pamphlets - buildings and programs
circa 1940's - 1990's
Offsite-Box: 44 Folder : 2 "News Briefs"; "What's Happening at BCNY"; "Club Notes"
1970, undated
Offsite-Box: 44 Folder : 3 "Mentor," A quarterly publication of the BCNY Education Alumni Association
1990's

Subseries IV.3: Boys' Publications

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries consists primarily of issues of The Boys' Club Record, an in-house publication of the boys containing news of Club activities and events, as well as reports of individual members' achievements. Published between the 1890's and 1960's, the  Record provides information about the small "clubs" into which the boys were organized (for example, the Senior Club, the Law & Order Club, the Dramatic and Debating Club, etc.), and about athletic events, lectures, dances, theatrical productions, and other clubhouse activities. Some issues also contain essays and profiles of members.

The Record was published monthly. The collection includes both loose copies and issues that were bound together by BCNY for their library.

In addition to the Record, this subseries includes various other publications by individual clubs within BCNY.

Bound Volumes

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 148 Volume : 1 The Boys' Club Record:1904-1916
1904-1916
Offsite-Box: 148 Volume : 2 The Boys' Club Record: 1916-1922
1916-1922
Offsite-Box: 149 Volume : 3 The Boys' Club Record: 1924-1926
1924-1926
Offsite-Box: 149 Volume : 4 The Boys' Club Record: 1928-1929
1928-1929
Offsite-Box: 149 Volume : 5 The Boys' Club Record: 1929-1930
1929-1930
Offsite-Box: 149 Volume : 6 The Boys' Club Record: 1930-1931
1930-1931
Offsite-Box: 149 Volume : 7 The Boys' Club Record: 1931-1932
1931-1932
Offsite-Box: 148 Volume : 8 The Boys' Club Record: 1932-1933
1932-1933
Offsite-Box: 148 Volume : 9 The Boys' Club Record: 1933-1934
1933-1934
Offsite-Box: 148 Volume : 10 The Boys' Club Record: 1934-1935
1934-1935
Offsite-Box: 148 Volume : 11 The Boys' Club Record: 1935-1936
1935-1936
Offsite-Box: 148 Volume : 12 The Boys' Club Record: 1936-1937
1936-1937
Offsite-Box: 148 Volume : 13 The Boys' Club Record: 1937-1938
1937-1938
Offsite-Box: 148 Volume : 14 The Boys' Club Record: 1939-1940
1939-1940
Offsite-Box: 150 Volume : 15 The Boys' Club Record: 1940-1941
1940-1941
Offsite-Box: 150 Volume : 16 The Boys' Club Record: 1941-1942
1941-1942
Offsite-Box: 150 Volume : 17 The Boys' Club Records: 1942-1943
1942-1943
Offsite-Box: 150 Volume : 18 The Boys' Club Record: 1943-1944
1943-1944
Offsite-Box: 150 Volume : 19 The Boys' Club Record: 1944-1945
1944-1945
Offsite-Box: 150 Volume : 20 The Boys' Club Record: 1945-1946
1945-1946
Offsite-Box: 115 Volume : 21 The Boys' Club Record: 1947
1947
Offsite-Box: 150 Volume : 22 The Boys' Club Record:1947-1948
1947-1948
Offsite-Box: 150 Volume : 23 The Boys' Club Records: 1948-1949
1948-1949
Offsite-Box: 150 Volume : 24 The Boys' Club Records: 1949-1950
1949-1950
Offsite-Box: 150 Volume : 25 The Boys' Club Record: 1950-1951
1950-1951
Offsite-Box: 150 Volume : 26 The Boys' Club Record: 1951-1952
1951-1952
Offsite-Box: 150 Volume : 27 The Boys' Club Record: 1952-1953
1952-1953
Offsite-Box: 150 Volume : 28 The Boys' Club Records: 1953-1954
1953-1954
Offsite-Box: 151 Volume : 29 The Boys' Club Record: 1954-1955
1954-1955
Offsite-Box: 151 Volume : 30 The Boys' Club Record: 1955-1956
1955-1956
Offsite-Box: 151 Volume : 31 The Boys' Club Record: 1956-1957
1956-1957
Offsite-Box: 151 Volume : 32 The Junior World: 1940-1941
1940-1941
Offsite-Box: 151 Volume : 33 Literary Corner of The Boys' Club Library: Volume 1. 1933-1934, Volume 2. 1934-1935
1933-1935
Offsite-Box: 151 Volume : 34 Literary Corner of The Boys' Club Library: Volume 3. 1935-1936, Volume 4. 1936-1937
1935-1937
Offsite-Box: 151 Volume : 35 Literary Corner of The Boys' Club Library: Volume 5. 1937-1938, Volume 6. 1938-1939
1937-1939
Offsite-Box: 151 Volume : 36 Literary Corner of The Boys' Club Library: Volume 7. 1939-1940, Volume 8. 1940-1941
1939-1941

Loose copies

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 44 Folder : 4 Boys' Club Record
1899-1905
Offsite-Box: 44 Folder : 6 Boys' Club Record
1916-1917
Offsite-Box: 44 Folder : 7 Boys' Club Record
1918
Offsite-Box: 44 Folder : 8 Boys' Club Record
1919-1920
Offsite-Box: 44 Folder : 9 Boys' Club Record, Golden Jubilee Number
1927
Offsite-Box: 43A (flat box) Folder : 2-5 Boys' Club Record
1927-1930
Offsite-Box: 44 Folder : 10 Boys' Club Record
1937-1938, undated
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 2 Boys' Club Record
1945-1946
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 3 Boys' Club Record
1947, 1957-1958
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 4 Boys' Club Record
1957-1959
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 5 Boys' Club Record
1958-1959
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 6 Boys' Club Record; Pitt Street Boys' Club Record
1959-1960
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 7 Boys' Club Record
1961-1962
Offsite-Box: 45 Folder : 7 Boys' Club Highlights
1969
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 1 Cardinal Athletic Club
1935-1937, 1939, 1941
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 2 Millrose Athletic Club "News"
1933-1934
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 3 Millrose Athletic Club "News"
1934-1935
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 4 Redfoot Athletic Club "Arrow"
1934
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 5 Corner-Side's Spider
undated
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 6 Premier's Athletic Club Yearbook
1937-1938
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 7 Premier's Athletic Club Yearbook
1940
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 8 Senior Club "Review," "Mouthpiece" and Fifth Annual Benefit Dance
1939, undated
Offsite-Box: 46 Folder : 9 Senior Club "Flash"
1935-1937, 1940, undated
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 1 "Spades" Yearbook
1941-1942
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 2 "Jaguar Broadcaster" (includes correspondence and photograph of group leader Edward Leadbeater)
1936-1938
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 3 "Jaguar" Yearbook
1938-1946
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 4 "Junior World"; "Arcade Traveler"; "White Sox Gazette"
1930's - 1940's
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 5 Pitt Tigers Report; BCNY Magazine
1984, 2011

Subseries IV.4: Articles

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries contains newspaper clippings and magazine articles about BCNY and people associated with the organization. Magazines featuring BCNY advertisements are also included.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 6 News clippings
1928-1930
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 7 News clippings
1930's - 2000's
Offsite-Box: 47 Folder : 8 News clippings -- obituaries
1960's - 1990's
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 1-2 Magazine articles and advertisements
1885 - 1950's
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 3 Magazine articles and advertisements
2000's
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 4 Magazine articles and advertisements -- "People" feature
1985
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 5 Magazine articles and advertisements -- Guaranty Trust Co. "The Guaranty News"
1956, 1957
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 6 Magazine articles and advertisements -- Brown Brothers Harriman "Communicator"
1978, 1981
Offsite-Box: 43A (flat box) Folder : 6 Magazine articles (oversize) -- Fortune magazine
1932
Offsite-Box: 43A (flat box) Folder : 7 Newspaper articles, London boxing match (oversize)
1953
Offsite-Box: 43A (flat box) Folder : 8 Articles and advertisements (oversize)
1950's - 2000's
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 7 "The Boys' Club and Juvenile Delinquency"
1936, 1984

Subseries IV.5: Histories

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries includes a history of BCNY, written by Sharon Zane for the organization in 1990, as well as various other historical sketches, reminiscences, and interview transcripts. There is also some correspondence relating to these projects.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 48 Folder : 8-9 Boys' Club of New York: A History by Sharon Zane
1990
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 1 Correspondence with Sharon Zane
1986-1989
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 2 Articles and pamphlets
1922, 1960's, undated
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 3 Historical sketches and recollections
1920's - 1930's, undated
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 4 Historical sketches and recollections
1960's - 1980's, undated
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : unknown container Minot K. Milliken, Oral history and remarks
1985
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 6 Transcript, interview with Brad Zervas
2005
Offsite-Box: 49 Folder : 7 Correspondence regarding historical materials
1950's - 1990's

Subseries IV.6: Other Publications

Scope and Contents Note

This subseries includes a book of quotations for public speakers, and a published book about E.H. Harriman and his estate, Arden Farms.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Offsite-Box: 151 Volume : 37 "The Public Speaker's Treasure Chest"
1942
Offsite-Box: 151 Volume : 38 "E.H. Harriman at Arden Farms"
1997

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