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YMCA OF GREATER NEW YORK LONG ISLAND CITY BRANCH:
An Inventory of Its Records


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Historical Sketch | Contents Summary/Organization | Administrative/Access Info | Contents Details | Indexed Terms/Access Points


OVERVIEW OF THE COLLECTION

Creator: YMCA of Greater New York. Long Island City Branch.
Title: Long Island City YMCA records.
Date: 1959-1987.
Collection Number: Y.GNY.007
Abstract: Collected minutes, reports, fundraising material, brochures, clippings, and newsletters from the Long Island City YMCA of Greater New York, located in Queens.
Quantity: .7 cubic feet (2 boxes).
Location: See Detailed Description section for box listing.


HISTORY OF LONG ISLAND CITY YMCA

Now located near the intersection of Queens Boulevard and Van Dam Street, the Long Island City (LIC) YMCA branch was established in 1919. The branch has operated from several different facilities, both rented and purpose-built, with its first full-facility building constructed in 1999, nearly 80 years after the founding of the branch.

The early programs undertaken by the branch were supported by local industries, including American Chickle, National Sugar, and Sunshine Biscuit. These and other businesses encouraged their workers to participate in Y programs such as English-language and citizenship instruction during the branch's early years. For several years in the 1950s, the status of the LIC branch was reduced to that of an extension of the Flushing branch. In 1959 the LIC YMCA was re-established as a separate branch again. Under the leadership of Frank Tempone, long-time executive director, the Long Island City YMCA developed into a solid source of community activities.

The branch has a long history of providing extensive sports programs, most of which have operated at local school and park facilities and fields. The reputation of the LIC sports programs led Ed Moffett, program director in 1983, to observe that young people from all over the city play for LIC YMCA teams. Several professional athletes emerged from the LIC YMCA's sports programs, including hockey player Joey Mullen.

(Information taken from The YMCA at 150: A History of the YMCA of Greater New York, 1852-2002 by Pamela Bayless and from the Long Island City YMCA records)



SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

The records consist of board of managers minutes, contribution reports and other fundraising material, and brochures, clippings, newsletters and reports about sports and other programs.



ORGANIZATION/ARRANGEMENT OF THE RECORDS

These documents are organized into the following sections:
Board of Managers.
Programs.
Financial Reports.
General Reports.
Board of Trustees.


ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION

Use of Materials:
This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright, ownership, and to obtain all the necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.
Preferred Citation:
[Indicate the cited item and/or series here]. Long Island City YMCA Records. YMCA of Greater New York. Kautz Family YMCA Archives. University of Minnesota.
See the Chicago Manual of Style for additional examples.
Processing Information:
Processed by: Louise Merriam, June 2006.
Catalog Record ID number: 4834914


DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE COLLECTION

The following section contains a detailed list of the materials in the collection. To request materials, please note the corresponding box number.

Board of Managers

Box 1 Agenda, 1963.
Minutes, 1965-1982, 1986, 1989-1993. 16 folders.


Programs

Box 2 Youth programs, 1962.
Annual sports dinner, 1965.
Program brochures, 1968-1988.
Newsletter, 1974, 1978.
Newspaper clippings, 1965-1987.
Sports programs, 1980, 1983-1986.


Financial reports

Box 2 Contribution reports, 1961-1962.
Fund raising campaigns, 1967, 1985.


General Reports

Box 2 Annual report, 1959.
Staff report to Board of Managers, 1973.


Board of Trustees

Box 2 Resource materials, 1974.
Minutes, 1972-1973.



INDEX TERMS

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
Topics:
Young Men's Christian associations -- Buildings.
Young Men's Christian associations -- New York (State) -- New York.
Sports for children.
Places:
Queens (New York, N.Y.).
Persons:
Tempone, Frank.
Organizations:
YMCA of Greater New York. Long Island City Branch.