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Guide to the Park West Camera Club Records
 PR 368

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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Collection processed by Ariana Heinsdorf and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on November 30, 2018
Finding aid written in English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series II. Administrative Files, 1946-1959, 1978-2017. .71 Linear feet in two boxes

Scope and Contents

This series contains five sets of records maintained at various times over the course of PWCC's history. The first is a run of minutes of PWCC meetings, dating from 1946-1959. The second set includes the contents of binders maintained by the club's History Committee for years 1978-79 and 1979-80; these includes minutes, newsletters, member lists, competition results, and other documents for those years (see the more detailed content list at the folder level below). The third set includes minutes and newsletters from 1983-85, likely maintained by the Recording Secretary. The fourth set includes financial records (revenue, expenses) for 1978-88. The final set includes documents primarily from 2016-17 and relate to the activities of the Archive Committee then in place.

As can be seen from the above description, there are substantial gaps in coverage. There are no minutes or other administrative records for 1960-77 and from after 1985. The few newsletters in this series add some earlier years to those found in Series I (1984 and later), but there remain gaps.


This series is arranged by the sets of administrative records in the collection, which advance in rough chronological order, with sizable gaps in coverage.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Minutes
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Minutes
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Minutes
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Minutes
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Minutes
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Minutes
Box: 1 Folder : 15-19 1978-1979 Records, from Binder (5 folders)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This binder was a gift from Paul Perkus.

Scope and Contents

Folders hold content taken from a 3-ring binder maintained by the club's historian for 1978-79, Dan Arthur: newsletters, meeting minutes, administrative correspondence, lists of general members, committees and committee members, event attendance counts, and slide and print competition grades.

Box: 1 Folder : 20-24 1979-1980 Records, from Binder (5 folders)

Scope and Contents

Folders hold content taken from a 3-ring binder, likely maintained by the chairperson of the History Committee for that year, Dan Arthur: membership and committee lists, newsletters, constitution (as adopted 1975 and amended through 1979), by-laws, meeting minutes, correspondence (including room reconstruction negotiations with the YMCA in connection with the Y's intent to have the PWCC share space with ceramics activities), YMCA photo competition & social activities (with a Christmas themed poem incorporating the names of all dues-paying members), member exhibitions (including a checklist of objects exhibited by PWCC members at the United Nations by invitation of the UN Staff Recreation Council), darkroom administration, score sheets for the black and white and color slides competitions, attendance records, and publicity flier.

Box: 1 Folder : 25-26 1983-1985 Records, from Binder (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Folders hold content from binder likely maintained by Recording Secretary Lee Backer: newsletters, by-laws (as adopted 1980), and meeting minutes.

Box: 2 Folder : 1 Finances
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Finances
Box: 2 Folder : 3-4 Archive Committee Binder (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Folders hold content from a binder likely maintained by club archivist Myrna Changar: program and checklist/pricelist for PWCC member exhibition "A Sense of Wonder" at the Ryan/Chelsea-Clinton Community Health Center (2016); print-out lists from database of photographer works in PWCC archives (2016-17); Soho Photo Gallery floor plan and a few related documents in connection with planning for the 80th anniversary show (2016); Archive Committee newsletters; record of donation to PWCC archives of Myron Brenton materials (2017); agendas, correspondence, minutes, and other documents of the Archive Committee (2016-17); constitution (revised as of 2012); and other documents.


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