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Guide to the New-York Historical Society Membership Records
1804-1983
 NYHS-RG 9

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 05, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series IV. Miscellaneous Lists, 1804-1920. 1.0 Linear feet

Arrangement Note

The lists are arranged in rough chronological order. Several of the lists are undated so their dates have been approximated. Several of the lists appear to have been added to and annotated over time and the date range shown does not necessarily reflect the range of those additions. Some of the lists are in chronological order by date of the members' election; the date range indicates the range of these election dates, not necessarily the date when the list or the individual entries were made. [Bracketed] titles were imposed by the archivist because an original title was not found on the list.

Scope and Contents Note

The Miscellaneous Lists series principally includes lists of members compiled at various times, mostly in the mid and late nineteenth century. Many of these lists include the address of the member and, in many instances, later annotations indicate the death of a member. Many of the lists are undated. The series includes two lists not related specifically to membership: a list of members paying to attend the 1904 N-YHS centennial dinner and a list of subscribers in 1849 to the N-YHS Proceedings.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Volume: RG9.105 Folder : - Catalogue of the Members
1804-1841
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Loose Documents from the Catalogue of Members

Scope and Contents Note

Includes two lists: a list of members in chronological order of their election from 1804-1841 and a list of members who paid their dues for 1844.

1841, 1844
Volume: RG9.106 Folder : - Register of Annual Subscribers(?)

Scope and Contents Note

Includes entries for a few members, those joining from 1804-1809. The few other notations in the volume are unrelated to memberships; these seem to date from the 1860s and refer to papers read and to items in the collection. The volume's cover is stamped "Stuyvesant Institute," which was N-YHS's home during the 1830s.

1804-1809, circa 1860s
Volume: RG9.107 Folder : - Manuscript Mailing Lists
1845
Box: 6 Folder : 2 [Member List]
1804-1846
Box: 6 Folder : 3 [Member List]
1804-1848
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Subscribers to Proceedings
1849
Box: 6 Folder : 5 [Member List?]
circa 1860?
Volume: RG9.108 Folder : - Manuscript Mailing List
circa 1860?
Volume: RG9.109 Folder : - Mailing Lists, Etc.

Scope and Contents Note

Includes pages from the printed 1862 N-YHS charter, by-laws and list of members, with annotations, member updates, addresses, dues payment status, death dates, and tipped-in lists dated to circa 1890.

1862-circa 1890
Volume: RG9.110 Folder : - [Member List]

Scope and Contents Note

The lists are recorded on the reverse of blank checks for the Mechanics' Bank.

circa 1873
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Loose Document from the Member List
circa 1873
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Resident Members. Address Book
1874
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Loose Documents from Resident Members Address Book

Scope and Contents Note

Includes list "Loss of Resident Members."

1877
Box: 6 Folder : 9 [Member List (1 of 2). A-L]
circa 1880s?
Box: 6 Folder : 10 [Member List (2 of 2). M-Z]
circa 1880s?
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Members

Scope and Contents Note

Includes the printed list of members, with annotations.

1904
Volume: RG9.111 Folder : - [Centennial Dinner List?]

Scope and Contents Note

This volume appears to be a record of members who paid for themselves and a guest to attend N-YHS's centennial dinner.

1904?
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Loose Document from the Centennial Dinner List
1904?
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Member List (1 of 2). A-L
circa 1910s
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Member List (2 of 2). M-Z
circa 1910s
Volume: RG9.113 Folder : - [Patron & Fellows Register]
1904-1915
Volume: RG9.112 Folder : - [Membership Offers?]

Scope and Contents Note

This volume appears to be a list of individuals offered membership in N-YHS in 1918-20, with notes on whether they accepted or declined.

1918-1920

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