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YMCA OF GREATER NEW YORK MCBURNEY 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. McBurney Branch.
Title: McBurney YMCA records.
Date: 1858-1992 (bulk 1880-1941).
Collection Number: Y.GNY.013
Abstract: Collected minutes, correspondence, reports, fund-raising material, brochures, correspondence and letter books, statistical and other reports, clippings, and publications, from the McBurney YMCA of Greater New York, located in Manhattan.
Quantity: 36.3 cu. ft. (74 boxes).
Location: See Detailed Description section for box listing.


HISTORY OF McBURNEY YMCA

The first permanent home of the McBurney Branch of the New York YMCA began as the headquarters of the New York association in 1869. The French Renaissance building, designed by notable New York architect James Renwick, Jr., and renamed the 23rd Street YMCA in 1887, was the first purpose-built YMCA building in the US. In 1904 the 23rd Street “Y” moved west to 7th Avenue, into a state-of-the art building with a roof garden, a cork running track, and a marble lined swimming pool; it was thought to be the finest YMCA building in the United States and cost $850,000. In 1943 the branch was renamed in honor of Robert Ross McBurney, an Irish immigrant who rose from librarian of the New York association in 1862 to chief executive in 1883, a post he held until his death in 1898. He is known as the first paid secretary of the YMCA.

In 1923 the work of the International Branch, formerly the French Branch, was transferred to the Twenty-third Street Branch, becoming the International Department. Prior to 1930, when city-wide camping services were consolidated, the 23rd Street Branch operated a houseboat and ran a camp in Orange County, New York, called Camp Marling. The branch boasted a significant educational mission, housing the Chelsea School, a college prep school, and the New York Law School from 1920 to 1933. In 1973, McBurney began offering full physical education programs for women, as did West Side, Vanderbilt, and Flushing.

In 2002 the McBurney branch relocated to West 14th Street, evicting permanent residents of the 23rd Street building, most of whom were elderly and poor. The move and displacement of the residents generated some negative publicity for the YMCA during the transition period. The new West 14th Street facility had no residential component, reflecting the YMCA’s exit from its historic role of providing transitional housing. The old McBurney YMCA in Chelsea was acquired by the state of New York and transformed into 207 units of special needs housing after the expenditure of more than $30 million. The 2002 McBurney branch, like its predecessors, had a running track.

The McBurney branch prides itself on its long history and its famous members. Merrill met Lynch in its swimming pool in 1913; William Saroyan stayed here when he came to NY in 1928, as did Keith Haring 50 years later. Other members have included Edward Albee, Lowell Thomas, Andy Warhol and Al Pacino. This Y branch allegedly inspired the Village People's song, “YMCA”, although that story is sometimes told about the Sloane House branch as well.

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



SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

The records consist of board of managers minutes, contribution reports and other fundraising material, brochures, clippings, publications of the branch, program information and statistical and financial reports. The bulk of the statistical material consists of night auditor reports for the residence. Included are records and brochures related to the Eastern Association School, Chelsea School, Camp Marling, and Camp Glenwood. There are extensive correspondence files of branch secretaries, including Henry D. Dickson, Robert R. McBurney, and Robert B. Reeves. Also included are materials related to the branch's association with other organizations, including the Greater New York Federation of Churches, American Youth Congress, and the New York Society for the Suppression of Vice..



ORGANIZATION/ARRANGEMENT OF THE RECORDS

These documents are organized into the following sections:
Board of Managers.
Building.
Executive Records.
Finance and Operations
New York YMCA and other organizations
Programs, Events and Activities.
Publications and Brochures.


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]. McBurney 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, February, 2007.
Catalog record ID number: 4970413


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 7 Board of Management member list, 1926.
Box 8 Board of Managers minutes, 1887.
Box 10 Board of Managers minutes, 1887-1891.
Box 11 Executive's report to Board of Managers, 1970.
Box 12 Executive Committee minutes, 1887-1910. 7 folders, 1 bound volume.
Box 13 Board of Managers minutes, 1931-1950. 43 folders.
Box 14 Committee of Management, 1904, 1921.
Committee of Management, 1911-1921. 2 bound volumes.
Box 19 Board of Managers minutes, 1953-1992 (some gaps). 26 folders.
Box 25 Board of Directors, 1930-1936.
Box 66 Board of Managers minutes, March, 1932-June, 1940. 7 folders.
Board of Managers correspondence, 1930-1934, 1937. 5 folders.
Board of Managers correspondence with R. B. Reeves, 1937.
Board of Managers meeting agendas, 1935-1940. 9 folders.
Board of Managers meeting materials, 1941-1942. 3 folders.


Building

Box 8 New York YMCA building dedications, 1930s.
Dedication of new building, 1869.
Box 11 Branch histories, 1927, 1939, 1948, 1965, 1973.
History of 23rd Street building, 1966.
Floor plans, 23rd Street branch, circa 1920.
Box 29 Library room engraving, circa 1875.
Box 67 Building specifications, structural steel, circa 1900.
Building specifications, plumbing, water supply and gas piping, circa 1900.
Building specifications, electrical wiring work, 1902.
Building specifications, masonry, ornamental iron, and carpentry work, 1902.


Executive records

Box 11 Paul Stone biography, 1965.
Executive search manual, 1986.
McBurney executive director candidates, 1982.
Correspondence:
Box 2 Scrapbook and letters of introduction, 1886-1901. 1 bound volume.
Box 5 Letter book of John R. Voris, Director of Religious Work, 1905. 1 bound volume.
Letter book, various corespondents, including William Alexander, Assistant Treasurer, and R.R. McBurney, 1870-1873. 1 bound volume.
Rees Forum correspondence, 1936-1938.
Box 7 Correspondence about Francis Lamphear, 1926.
General executive correspondence, 1918.
International correspondence, 1925.
Box 17 Correspondence and contracts, 1903-1924.
Correspondence about World War I, 1917-1919.
Correspondence with other organizations, 1894-1907.
Box 20 Complaints, 1931-1933.
Dickson Correspondence:
Box 5 Letter book of H. D. Dickson, Secretary, 1905-1909. 8 bound volumes.
Box 18 Letter books of H. D. Dickson, 1898-1905. 10 bound volumes.
Letter book of H. D. Dickson, "New Bldg. Canvas", March 19, 1900-October 2, 1900.1 bound volume.
Box 29 Invitations and programs, 1904.
Box 70 A. B. Dickson correspondence, 1897-1905. 1 bound volume.
Box 71 20th World Conference, Cleveland, 1905.
A. B. Dickson correspondence, 1891. 3 Letter books.
Farnsworth Correspondence:
Box 7 Farnsworth and Orne correspondence, 1916.
Farnsworth general correspondence, 1916-1919. 2 folders.
McBurney Correspondence:
Box 17 R. R. McBurney correspondence, 1869-1897.
Reeves Correspondence:
Box 7 R. B. Reeves general correspondence, 1925-1926. 2 folders.
R. B. Reeves general correspondence, 1932-1933.
Box 24 Correspondence about Board of Managers and Advisory Board, 1937-1939. 3 folders.
Correspondence about field work students, 1933.
Correspondence about war relief, circa 1946.
Dr. C. Ward Crampton correspondence, circa 1935.
Eastern Association School, 1934-1938. 5 folders.
R. B. Reeves general correspondence, A-L, 1930s-1943. 5 folders.
Box 25 R. B. Reeves general correspondence, M-N, 1930s-1940s. 2 folders.
Executive Subject Files:
Committees:
Box 22 Competitive Sports Committee, 1930-1931.
Educational Activities Committee, 1927-1937.
Foreign Works Committee, fiscal facts, 1933-1936. 4 folders.
Foreign Works Committee, miscellaneous, 1930-1935.
General Agencies Support Committee, 1939-1939.
International Department Committee, 1936-1937. 5 folders.
Box 24 War Service Committee, 1942. 2 folders.
Box 25 Citizens Welfare Committee, 1933.
City Camp Committee, 1934-1936.
Committee on Public Affairs, 1939-1941. 3 folders.
Religious survey committee, 1938.
Box 26 Religious Work Committee, 1940-1941.
War Appeals Committee, 1934-1935. 2 folders.
Programs:
Box 6 Friday fellowship, 1939-1942. 14 folders.
Program promotion, 1931, 1939.
Rees Forum program announcements, 1936-1938.
Week of prayer, 1925-1942. 2 folders.
World's fair, 1939. 8 folders.
Box 7 Activities and programs, 1926.
Camp Marling, 1925.
Entertainers and lecturers, a-k, 1925.
Entertainers and lecturers, l-z, 1925.
Lecture schedules, 1924, 1926. 2 folders.
Box 24 Friday fellowship appreciation dinner, 1940.
Sunday program, 1931, 1933.
Box 25 Activities department program cards, 1938.
Activities department, 1937-1939.
Anniversary dinner, 1942-1943.
Boys work, circa 1929.
Elihu Root debating club, 1936-1938.
Entertainment of U.S. Navy men, 1939.
Father and son week, 1924-1925.
Founder's Day dinner, 1935.
Glee club, 1926-1934.
Box 26 Laymen's law club, 1937-1939.
Library, 1924-1925.
Miscellaneous activities, 1938-1939.
Musical activities, 1938.
Physical department activities, 1941-1942.
Program schedules and program manual, 1935-1936.
Robert McBurney centennial dinner, 1937.
Salesmanship club, 1935.
Standards for self-directing clubs and groups, 1938-1939.
Sunday friendly fellowship, 1936-1938.
Walter T. Diack farewell, 1942.
Youth club, 1930-1932.
Conferences and Meetings:
Box 6 Third annual weekend conference, 1929.
Fourth annual weekend conference, circa 1935.
National Conference of Social Work, correspondence, 1937.
National Conference of Social Work, printed material, 1937.
Triennial conference, Toronto, 1939. 6 folders.
Box 7 42nd International Convention of the YMCA, 1925.
Conference on the Christian message and spiritual emphasis, Mohonk Mountain House, 1932.
Silver Bay conference, 1925.
Box 24 Religious work conference, 1940.
Box 26 Minister's conference, 1938.
State convention, Albany, New York, 1940.
State convention, Utica, New York , 1940.
Box 72 American Youth Congress, 1942-1943.
Box 73 State Young Men's Congress, 1924-1931.
State conventions, 1927-1934.
West Point religious conference, 1942.
Box 74 West Point religious conference, 1941.
Staff:
Box 6 Conference and outing for staff and volunteers, 1934.
Box 7 Cafeteria manager search, 1926.
Counterman search, 1925.
Executive secretaries' cabinet, 1926.
Membership secretary, 1926.
Personnel, 1926.
Religious secretary search, 1926.
Staff meeting materials, circa 1925.
Box 22 City staff meetings, 1936-1942. 7 folders.
Box 23 Executive secretary's cabinet meeting, 1941.
Executive secretary's cabinet, Lake Mohonk, 1939.
Box 24 Executive secretary's cabinet meeting, 1942.
Box 25 Executive secretary's cabinet meeting, 1937-1939.
Business secretary prospects, 1930-1931.
Box 26 Social Security, 1938-1940.
Staff training, staff meetings, 1936.
Finance:
Box 7 Budget, 1933.
Financial campaign, 1925-1926.
Financial campaign, 1917, 1927.
Fundraising, 1925.
War fund campaign, 1918.
Box 22 Conscience fund, 1927.
Box 23 City wide contracts, circa 1925.
Box 25 City wide building campaign, 1930.
Greater New York fund, 1938-1942.
Greater New York fund, 1938-1946.
Miscellaneous:
Box 1 Loose material from scrapbooks, 1868-1891.
Scrapbook, 1905-1908. 1 volume.
Specimen book, nos. 1-2, 4-5, 1881-1888. 4 volumes.
Box 6 National Recovery Administration, 1933.
Project information, 1930s.
Box 7 Association Press brochures, 1925-1926.
Blair Academy pamphlet, 1926-1927.
Cafeteria, 1925.
Christian Century, 1925.
Dormitory Echo, 1927.
Dormville, 1926.
Education department, 1926.
Education survey, 1925.
Greater New York Federation of Churches, 1925-1926.
Insurance, 1914-1918.
Knighthood of Youth, 1927.
Miscellaneous materials from other organizations, 1920s.
Miscellaneous religious pamphlets, 1920s.
Miscellaneous YMCA publications, 1925-1926.
News clippings, 1926-1927.
Painting, Merchants of New York, 1925.
Reva, Estonia, General Secretary, 1925.
Box 20 Case book, 1938.
Box 21 Case book lists, 1938.
Box 22 Chelsea Village, 1932-1933.
Box 24 Joseph Lorraine writings and memorabilia, 1927.
National Council Foreign Committee, 1937-1939.
Publications Committee, Branch Weekly Bulletin,1929-1930, 1935.
Relief, 1931, 1936.
Box 25 Albert F. Breithaupt, 1936.
Charles T. Ash, 1935-1938.
Eastern Association School brochures, 1926, 1928-1932, 1940.
Employment Service in the Young Men's Christian Association of New York City, 1931.
Hartford House, 1931-1934.
Herbert N. Fell, 1940.
Box 26 Life membership, 1933-1938. 3 folders.
Membership enrollment, 1938.
Radio broadcasts, 1927-1934.
Real estate friends in this district, 1930-1938.
Religious emphasis cabinet, 1932-1934.
Religious work, 1939-1940.
Religious work department, 1938-1939.2 folders.
Box 73 Theodore D. Wheaton, President of the Life Club, 1936.
Box 74 Sunday opening, 1939-1941.
Survey, 1932-1933.
Young Men, 1942.


Finance and Operations

Committees:
Box 7 Business committee, 1926.
List of committee members and staff, 1920s.
Box 8 Association notes committee, 1886-1892.
Box 10 Lecture committee minutes, 1872-1889.
Reception committee minute book, 1908-1914.
Box 17 Boys' Department committee minutes, 1887-1889.
Religious meetings committee minutes, 1888-1890.
Restaurant committee minutes, 1908.
Furnishing committee minutes, 1884.
Box 65 Finance committee, January-May, 1939.
Finance committee, June-December, 1939.
Box 69 Social Department committee, 1934-1939.
Financial committee: correspondence, 1936-1937. 2 folders.
Finance committee: monthly budget analysis, 1936-1937.
Financial committee: minutes, 1936-1937.
Financial committee: agendas, 1936-1937.
Findings committee, 1934-1936. 5 folders.
Fundraising:
Box 8 Fundraising materials, 1887, 1889-1891.
Box 11 Fundraising letter, 1971.
Box 17 Donor lists, 1902.
Fundraising materials, 1869-1901.
Box 25 Financial campaign contribution follow-up, 1932. 1935.
Financial campaign contribution followup, 1936.
Financial campaign contribution followup, 1937. 2 folders.
Financial campaign contribution followup, 1938-1939, 1943.
Financial campaign clippings and printed material, 1935-1938.
Box 27 Campaign cabinet meetings, 1932.
Campaign fund acknowledgments, 1929. 5 folders.
Campaign fund acknowledgments, 1930. 3 folders.
Campaign fund acknowledgments, 1931. 3 folders.
Campaign fund acknowledgments, 1932. 6 folders.
Box 28 Campaign master list, 1925, 1927-1933. 12 folders.
Classifications of contributors, 1929-1932.
Forms used in campaigns, 1929-1933.
Fund acknowledgments, 1928.
Team lists...for financial campaign, 1926-1933.
Campaign fund acknowledgments, A-L, 1939, 1941-1942. 16 folders.
Box 29 Campaign fund acknowledgments, M-Z, 1939, 1941-1942. 6 folders.
Campaign organizing materials, 1941-1942. 2 folders.
Campaign proposed budget for 1942, 1941.
Campaign prospects lists, 1942.
Campaign contribution reports, January-May, 1942.
Campaign, miscellaneous, dated, January-April, 1942.
Campaign, miscellaneous, dated, June-August, 1942.
Campaign, miscellaneous, undated, 1942.
List of contributors, 1871.
Box 63 Contributions prior to 1941, 1942.
Prospect list, 1942.
Contributor list, international department, 1942.
Board member lists, 1942.
Staff assignments, 1942.
Team organization, 1942.
Multiples and Greater New York Fund, 1942.
Appleman list of 1941 contributors, 1942.
Clements list of 1941 contributors, 1942.
Gould list of 1941 contributors, 1942.
Reeves list of 1941 contributors, 1942.
Sumner list of 1941 contributors, 1942.
Box 64 Financial campaign correspondence re: payments on contributions, 1940.
Financial campaign publicity, 1940.
Financial campaign team assignments, 1940.
Financial campaign correspondence re: unpaid pledges, 1940.
Box 65 Financial campaign correspondence: general, 1940.
Financial campaign form letters, 1940.
Financial campaign branch reports, 1940.
Financial campaign correspondence, thank you letters, 1940.
Special gifts team, 1941.
Pledge acknowledgments, 1941. 2 folders.
Letters to paid contributors, 1941. 8 folders.
Contributions prior to 1941, 1942.
Contributors master file, 1941, 1942.
Unpaid 1941 pledges, 1942.
Financial campaign: international department, 1942.
Prospect list, 1942.
Financial campaign team workers, 1942.
Contributors to be dropped, 1942.
Financial campaign, team worker blanks, 1942.
Financial campaign letters, 1942.
Financial campaign: team worker goals, 1942.
Financial campaign: dates of meetings, 1942.
Financial campaign, Board assignments, 1942.
Financial campaign, pledge acknowledgments, 1942.
Contributor lists, 1941-1942.
Past year pledges, 1942.
Contributions prior to 1938, 1939.
Lists of people not renewed and employee lists, 1940.
Team workers, 1940.
Campaign material, 1940.
Former contributors, 1940.
Prospects for Dodge, Lawrence, and Clements, 1940.
Financial campaign duplicates, 1940.
Prospects from city office master list, 1940.
Cards from city office master list, 1941.
Recreational club members, 1940.
Prospect lists, miscellaneous, 1940.
Club member prospects, 1940.
Greater New York fund, 1940.
Appeal letter followup, 1940.
Box 66 Campaign material, 1940.
Centennial campaign, 1940.
Finance committee, January-June, 1940.
Finance committee, September-December, 1940.
Proposed budget, 1940.
Revised budget, 1940.
Budget correspondence, 1940.
Budget, miscellaneous, 1940.
Team worker than you letters, 1941.
Team organization, 1941.
Campaign material, 1941.
Finance committee, December 1940 - December 1941.
Finance committee correspondence, 1940-1941.
Budget correspondence, 1941.
Proposed budget, 1941.
Proposed budget, 1942.
Unpaid contribution pledges, 1929. 6 folders.
Membership:
Box 8 Members ticket, 1872.
Box 11 Letter re membership rates, 1968.
Roster of long time members, 1975.
Box 17 Invitations to join, 1869, 1884.
Membership lists, 1886-1920s.
Membership tickets and application forms, 1880s, 1920s.
Personal bank books, 1896-1897, 1899-1903.
Box 25 Committee of admission and conduct/Committee of forty, 1929-1931.
Box 29 Membership materials, 1890s-1900s.
Operations:
Box 11 Vault contents, 1935.
Box 17 Armenian department payment records, 1898.
Desk manual, 1915.
Inventory of building, 1919.
Miscellaneous contracts, 1895, 1898-1899.
Safe deposit records, 1905-1915.
Whittier Elevator Company contracts, 1899.
Box 24 Annual report, drafts and sources, 1926-1932, 1935.
Dormitory, 1933.
Inventory and appraisal, 1924-1925.
Box 49 Night auditor reports, November, 1973.
Box 61 Office files, H-I, 1960s-1970s. 2 folders.
Interoffice memos, 1971-1972.
Box 62 Inventory, 1970-1971.
Box 63 Check requests, 1971-1973. 26 folders.
Purchase orders, 1972. 19 folders.
Purchase orders, 1971.
Receipts and miscellaneous, 1970-1971.
Offices files, J-Z, 1960s-1970s. 14 folders.
Linder farewell party, 1972.
Laundry reports, 1970.
Linen service inventory, 1969-1971.
NCR machine, 1960s-1970s.2 folders.
New York State sales tax, 1969-1971.
New York Telephone, 1972.
Philco, 1971.
Postage meter reports, 1951-1971.
Purity Vending Service, 1969-1971.
Residence, 1971-1972.
Returned checks, 1971-1972.
Stamp machine commission, 1972.
Interbranch transfers, 1971.
Vacations, 1972.
Box 68 YMCA Manual updates, 1934-1939.
Box 69 YMCA Manual, 1937.
Other financial reports:
Box 17 Budget analysis, 1889-1902. 3 folders.
Miscellaneous financial reports, 1870-1890, 1917-1921. 2 folders.
Petty cash receipts, 1900-1901, 1919.
Box 30-48 Night auditor reports, March 1973-October 1973. 19 boxes.
Box 50-60 Night auditor reports, November 1973, March 1974-June 1974. 11 boxes.
Box 66 Proposed budget, 1939.
Budget correspondence, dated, 1939.
Budget correspondence, undated, 1939.
Monthly financial statements, 1961-1970. 10 volumes.
Monthly financial statements, 1949-1960. 12 volumes.
Treasurer's receipts, 1939-1941. 2 volumes.
Statistics and Other Reports:
Box 7 Dormitory statistics, 1925. 1 folder.
Box 17 Dormitory statistics, 1919-1922.
Facts on Powell's Growth of Christian Personality, 1930.
Monthly records, 1889-1890.
Roster, 23rd Street branch, circa 1915.
Statistical reports, 1901-1902.
Subscription book of the YMCA (blank), circa 1900.
Box 29 Statistics, 1910.
Box 69 Worksheet of program activities, January 1932-December, 1934. 12 folders.
Monthly program statistical reports, 16 folders. 16 folders.


New York YMCA and Other Organizations

Branch Reports:
Box 3 Branch reports, Bowery branch, 1889-1892, 1901-1902. 3 folders.
Branch reports, French branch, 1889-1891, 1892, 1901-1902. 2 folders.
Branch reports, German branch, 1890-1892.
Branch reports, Intercollegiate branch, 1892, 1901-1902.
Branch reports, Railroad branch, 30th St. rooms, 1889-1890.
Branch reports, Railroad branch, 60th St. rooms, 1889-1890.
Branch reports, Railroad branch, 72nd St. rooms, 1889.
Branch reports, Railroad branch, Grand Central department, 1890-1892.
Branch reports, Railroad branch, Madison Avenue department, 1889-1890, 1901-1902. 3 folders.
Branch reports, Railroad branch, Melrose Junction yards, 1901.
Branch reports, Railroad branch, Mott Haven department, 1892, 1902.
Branch reports, Railroad branch, New Durham rooms, 1889-1892, 1901-1902.
Branch reports, Railroad branch, Weehawken rooms, 1889-1892, 1901.
Branch reports, Second Avenue, 1901-1902.
Branch reports, Washington Heights, 1901-1902.
Branch reports, West Side, 1901-1902. 2 folders.
Miscellaneous:
Brochures from other organizations, 1894, 1900s.
Brochures from other YMCA branches, 1890s.
Bylaws and constitutions of the YMCA of New York City, 1870s-1880s.
Clipping regarding YMCA and the Civil War, 1860.
Correspondence about YMCA retirement fund, 1916-1917.
German branch correspondence and minutes, 1891.
List of YMCA reports, 1881-1882.
Material on YMCA and Comstock Report, 1873.
Miscellaneous financial reports from other YMCAs, 1886-1901.
New York Athletic Club constitution and bylaws, 1892.
YMCA committee and association work, 1870s-1880s.
YMCA of the City of New York annual reports, 1873-1875, 1878, 1886.
YMCA of the City of New York, Committee on the Visitation of the Branches, 1880s.
YMCA of the City of New York, Organizational notes, 1885, 1888, undated.
YMCA retirement fund annual reports, 1925-1926.
YMCA constitutions, annual reports, history, 1883, 1892, undated.
Box 12 Minutes of the Executive Committee of the Young Men's Christian Association of the City of New York, 1877-1898. 2 bound volumes.
Box 25 West Side YMCA brochures, 1930s.
Box 29 Admission tickets, 1925.
Annual report: "Where are They Going?", 1925.
New Year's reception, 1910.


Programs, Events, and Activities

Box 2 Library accessions, 1905-1916.
Anniversary program, 1873-1894.
Annual autumn games, 1888, 1890.
Building dedication, 1869.
Camp Glenwood, 1917-1923. 3 folders.
The Cross and the World by the late Thomas Cole, 1860s.
Events, 1870s-1880s, 1900-1920. 2 folders.
Hymns, 1870s.
Lectures and addresses, 1868, 1884, 1888.
Library, 1870s, undated.
Literary society, 1873, 1883, 1888.
Meeting brochures and announcements, 1880s, 1900.
Miscellaneous printed material, 1900-1925.
Outing club, 1888-1890.
Program schedules, 1869-1925.
Religious work organization, 1907.
Street meetings, 1918-1919.
Student movement, 1880s, 1900.
White Cross Army, 1889.
Box 8 White Cross Army-sex education, 1886-1890.
Athletics and physical department, 1888-1927, 1943.
Box 24 Key Kall, a publication of the Physical Department, 1939-1941. 2 folders.
Literary society constitution, 1887-1891, 1905.
Outing club, 1888-1889.
Program tickets and flyers, circa 1905-1906. 1 scrapbook.
Bible study, 1884-1921.
Box 11 Dinner programs: old timers and sports awards dinners, 1937, 1940, 1969.
"Measuring the Character Building Value of Activities," a study...by the staff of the Twenty-Third Street YMCA, 1930.
Newspaper clippings, 1951.
Veteran members club lunch invitations, 1987-1988.
Box 17 Employment department records and correspondance, 1882, 1915-1919.
Employment department records, 1938-1942.
Box 18 Correspondence re: literary society, 1904-1912.
Box 24 Visitation night, 1936.
Dramatic club, 1928-1930.
Box 25 Easter breakfast, 1933-1940. 10 folders.
Box 29 Miscellaneous program correspondence, 1871, circa 1900.
Anniversary programs, 1894, 1901.
Brazilian mission, 1902, 1904.
Death of Henry Seifert on the General Slocum, 1903-1912.
Henry D. Dickson programs, 1891, 1909.
Industrial brotherhood, 1908-1911.
Lectures and addresses, 1890-1912.
Box 63 Sports award dinner, 1972.
Urban confrontation, 1971.
Box 69 Founder's Day correspondence, 1934.
Box 70 Founder's Day invitations, 1934.
Founder's Day publicity and speeches, 1934.
Literary society minutes, 1877-1881.
Education Department:
Box 9 Annual catalogs, 1896-1902.
Association business institute, 1895-1907.
Association preparatory school, 1906-1907, 1910-1912.
Bulletins and brochures of the 23rd Street Association School, 1909-1911.
Business education brochures, 1901-1902, 1905-1906.
Correspondence, 1916-1918.
Correspondence and reports of the Educational Committee, 1925.
Course brochures, 1906-1915.
Education department application blank, 1905.
English classes, 1917.
General brochures, 1888-1909.
New York Institute of Accountancy catalogs, 1907-1912.
Night school catalogs, 1899, 1901, 1904, 1909.
Opening exercises and commencement, 1887-1919.
The Chelsea School, 1909-1911.
Box 17 Education department statistics, 1894-1900.
Examples of typography, 1871-1897.
International Department:
Box 11 International department invitations, 1931, 1966.
Box 16 International and world service committee, 1968-1973.
International committee, 1964-1968. 3 folders.
International committee bylaws, 1969-1970.
International department annual concert, 1966-1978. 4 folders.
International department correspondence, 1968-1969.
International department council, 1968-1977. 5 folders.
International department fall festival, 1967-1969. 2 folders.
International department fall reception, 1971.
International department folk festival, 1967-1973. 8 folders.
International department gala reception, 1971.
Box 24 International department, 1933-1935, 1937-1940. 5 folders.
Religious Work Department:
Box 66 Friday fellowship, flyers and schedules, 1939-1940.
Friday fellowship, party costs, 1939-1940.
Institute on Message and Method of Religious work, nos.1-8, 1930s.
Religious work committee, 1935-1937. 2 folders.
Religious work committee agendas and minutes, 1940.
Religious work correspondence, 1940.
Box 67 Lake Mohonk conference, 1940.
Miscellaneous printed material, 1940.
Religious work service, 1940.
Religious work committee, June-December, 1937.


Publications and Brochures

Box 4 Annual report, 1890, 1891.
Magazine articles about YMCA, 1870-1893.
Queen's Work, 1915-1916. 2 folders.
Box 6 Twenty Third Street Men, 1941.
Best Brotherhood of Young Men, 1890.
Scrapbook of printed material, 1877-1892. 1 scrapbook.
Box 11 McBurney YMCA Story, in the Chelsea Clinton News, June 17, 1965.
New York City street guide, 1967.
War service center, 1942-1943.
Box 15 Association Forum, vol. iv, no.1-vol. vii, no.3, 1925-1927.
Association Press brochures, 1926, undated.
Twenty Third Street Men, 1912, 1933-1942. 7 folders.
Life at McBurney YMCA, 1943-1968. 16 folders.
Life at the 23rd St. YMCA, 1942-1943.
West Sidelights, 1952-1956. 4 folders.
Young Men's Institute Notes,1899-1904.
Box 25 Dynamo,the publication of the Live Y'ers, 1939.



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:
Housing -- New York (State) -- New York.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Buildings.
Young Men's Christian associations -- New York (State) -- New York.
Places:
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.).
Persons:
McBurney, Robert Ross, 1837-1898.
Reeves, Robert. B., fl. 1926-1940.
Dickson, Henry. D.
Organizations:
YMCA of Greater New York. McBurney Branch.
YMCA of Greater New York. Twenty-third Street Branch.