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An Inventory of Its Photographs

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Creator: YMCA of Greater New York
Title: New York YMCA photographs.
Date: 1880-2000 (bulk 1920-1970)
Collection Number: Y.GNY.019
Abstract: Miscellaneous photographs, contact sheets and slides of buildings, events, people, and activities of the Greater New York YMCA.
Quantity: 40 cubic feet (80 boxes).
Location: See Detailed Description section for box listing.


The YMCA of Greater New York was started in 1852 to provide young men new to the city the Christian support they needed to adjust to urban life. The organization evolved over time, responding to changing demographics and social customs. It formed separate branches for black members but ultimately integrated its buildings and programs. It admitted Jews in the 1920s and women by the 1940s into membership. It developed special programs for boys and youth. It dealt with issues of urban decay and drug abuse. As women entered the workforce, the YMCA of Greater New York designed camps, after-school programs and day care initiatives to address the needs of children affected by this societal change. It continued to reach out to those new to the city and developed programs for immigrants and non-English speakers. Although best known for its swimming instruction, the YMCA became a place where New York City residents could participate in a wide range of physical activities.

The number of branches rose and fell, reflecting different economic conditions, shifting populations and increased mobility. In 2008, the YMCA of Greater New York had 18 branches and numerous service centers throughout the city and beyond. To accomplish its goals, the YMCA developed a flexible organizational structure that included paid and volunteer staff, boards and trustees. It often partnered with other non-profit organizations and public agencies to deliver services. It conducted fund drives and building campaigns and sold unneeded property to secure resources. It frequently worked with celebrities to promote programs and encourage public support. From its earliest days, the YMCA acknowledged the service of staff and volunteers with regular award dinners and events. It documented events such as these -- and many other events and programs -- with professional photographs.

From The YMCA at 150: A history of the YMCA of Greater New York, 1852-2002 by Pamela Bayless, 2002 and from Web sites.


The collection includes photographic images of buildings, events, executives and staff, award recipients, activities, programs, dinners and other miscellaneous subjects photographed by or for the YMCA of Greater New York. Most are black and white professional photographs taken for publicity and marketing purposes. Also included in the collection are negatives (including glass plate negatives), contact sheets, slides, graphics for clothing, snapshots and photoengraving.


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]. New York YMCA Photographs. 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, November 2008.
Catalog Record ID number: 5341854


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

Box 29-68 Branch photos, 1870s-1980s.
Review finding aids for specific branch photographs at http://special.lib.umn.edu/ymca/findaids.phtml.
Box 69 Annual dinners, 1960-1976, 1978-79, 1983.
Includes photos of presentations for Man of the Year and Youth of the Year awards.
Box 70 Graphics and photos for video project, 1986.
Transparencies, mock-ups, slides, text, image of first 23rd street building, line drawing of Brooklyn Association building, 19th century hymn sing, Association library, physical training, Employment Committee placement announcement, image of Church of the Stronger, photos of two buildings (one possibly Long Island City branch).
Box 71 Celebrities at miscellaneous YMCA events, 1960s-1980s.
Celebrity photographs of John Glenn, Howard Cossell, Art Linkletter, Jack Dempsey, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Annette Funicello, Maureen McGovern, Larry Holmes, Sarah Jessica Parker, Gabe Kaplan, Maris Washington, Frank Gifford, Mitch Miller, Jimmy Carter, Richard Nixon, Tug McGraw, Maria von Trapp, Sargent Shriver, Willis Reed, Robert Young, Victor Borge; YMCA executives, YMCA night at Shea Stadium; building exteriors,
Box 72 Awards and dinners, 1940s-1970s.
Photos of Youth of the Year, 1973; Service Award presentation, 1960s; fire and police check presentation; annual dinners; women's banquet; Dodge Medallion award presentations; S. S. Robert McBurney plaque; dinners at Waldorf Astoria and Commodore hotels; Silver Anvil awards; Uptown YMCA dinner; Clement "Pete" Duran; Cleveland Dodge; Order of the Red Triangle.
Box 73 Awards and dinners, 1950s-1970s.
Photos of annual dinners, 1958, 1959; Man of the Year, 1959; Annual ball, 1959; Hulan Jack, Manhattan Borough President; Sports achievement awards, 1959; Hubert Humphrey; Elston Howard; John Thomas; Boy of the Year, 1959-60; Boy Scouts award, 1960; teen-age citizen of the year, 1960; finance campaign, 1962; annual award dinner, 1962; sportverein award ceremony; World Service kickoff dinner with Mrs. Laurence Rockefeller, 1964; Jack Sterling; finance campaign luncheon, 1965-1966; General Assembly, 1967; Citizen of the World, Cleveland Dodge, 1968; 1968 community service awards recipients; 1970 Christmas party; Lou Carnesca, service to youth award, 1986.
Box 74 Dodge dinners, 1970s-1980s.
Images of 1981 Dodge dinner snapshots and negatives; Cleveland Dodge portraits, 1974-1975; 1976 Dodge dinner; Dodge dinner photographs and negatives; 1977 Dodge dinner contact sheets; 1978 Dodge Award recipient, Gabriel Hauge and 1978 Dodge dinner contact sheets; 1979 Dodge dinner contact sheets; 1981 Dodge dinner contact sheets;
Box 75 Silver Bay, 1920s-1960s.
Black and white and color snapshots of buildings and people at Silver Bay.
Box 76 Groundbreaking and memorial ceremonies, 1960s.
Photos of wreath-laying at McBurney tombstone; swimming pool dedication, Jack Kleinoder natatorium; groundbreaking ceremonies; Butler Street YMCA, Atlanta, Georgia: Hungry Club and dedication of memorial to Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Coretta Scott King; Morris Morgenstern Lounge dedication; Lathrop Educational Center Memorial dedication; plaques for Alma R. Osgood Memorial program lodge and Jacob R. Schiff Memorial program lodge.
Box 77 Awards, 1920s-1970s.
Photos of Man of the Year award recipients, including Vincent Matera (1970); Boy of the Year (1963); Welcome Home and other events at Long Island City YMCA; Walter Propper, Man of the Year, Bronx Union branch; Physical Education Merit Award recipients (1970s); YMCA Executives Award, speaker Robert R. Holden; 1962 Kiwanis Award; Glester Hinds at award ceremony; Robert Dale Miller Camping Award presentation; U.S. Army marching band; John Glenn; Clement "Pete" Duran; youth and girls' award recipients; boys baseball team receives an award; Service to Youth Awards; men's soccer team receives an award; sports awards banquet.
Box 78 Buildings and scenes, 1940s-1970s.
Photos of New York and non-New York YMCA buildings and scenes, including protest demonstrations; executives with cowboy and horse; marriage ceremony; new branch construction; Hampton Maru (Japanese ship); vocational training; YMCA executives; street scenes; outdoor activities (youth and adult).
Box 79 Buildings, 1890s-1960s.
Photos of New York and non-New York YMCA building interiors and exteriors, including drawing of first YMCA gymnasium, Boston; exterior of Baltimore YMCA; Mercer Street Presbyterian Church (New York City); miscellaneous building interiors and exteriors, circa 1940.
Box 80 Miscellaneous building interiors and exteriors, 1950s-1960s.
Photos focused primarily on New York, including building exteriors, street scenes, Bronx Union building, construction of branches, building interiors with and without people, award dinners and presentations, group shots, Tom Gallagher, women at the YMCA and executive retreats.
Box 81-83 Camping Services photos, 1880s-1980s.
For detailed description of box contents, see separate finding aid for Camping Services YMCA Photographs (Y.GNY.9-1).
Box 84 Dances and performances, 1950s-1970s.
Photos of dances at other New York state YMCAs and dances at New York branches. Included are photos of Terry Martin Orchestra (1950s), Youth Board teenage dance, square dancing, Lionel Hampton and his band, sing-along at the Y, drama club, folksinger (Folk Music We Know series), McBurney School chorus, musical performers at the Uptown branch, Bronx Youth Club, Top Teens Choir, Scottish Dance Theater, youth theater, Mr. Jiggs event, dance party at Holiday Hills.
Box 85 Miscellaneous photographs, 1950s.
Executive portraits, attending seminars, adult test-taking, vocational programs and classes, Hi-Y/Youth in Government, Brooklyn Trade School baseball game, and Vocational Service Center.
Box 86 Executives, 1930s-1960s.
Executive group photographs, executives at banquets and meetings, and speeches.
Box 87 Fitness programs, 1920s-1970s.
Photos of "It's Fun to be Fit" program, Samsonite ski event, outdoor health awareness program, health screening, health awareness, outdoor/indoor exercises. adult physical fitness program, youth representative award banquet, youth representatives at dinners, and Youthmobile.
Box 88 Awards and dinners, 1970s.
Photos of 1970 award recipients, including Men of the Year Sy Blustein, Norman C. Ramsey, Mrs. Clem Horst (Woman of the Year) Robert H. Koch and Robert Koch, Jr., Mike Lee, Franklin W. Morton, Jr. (New York State Supreme Court Justice), Mrs. Roberta Brainsted (Woman of the Year), Thomas W. Evans, Glester Hinds, Vincent Matera, George S. Teter, Mrs. James Theologos (Woman of the Year), Edward Werner, J. Frank Wiedman, James W. Dunlop, Norman L. Peck; World Service International Dinner 1978-1981, Richard L. Brecker, Mike Diamond, Glenn Lau Kee, William A. Howes, Frederick A. Roesch, Reuben Brown, Dale Vonderau, H. Parker Lansdale, William B. McComber, J. Howard McElheny, Theodore Fischer, David K. Cooper, Philip Jadhav (New Delhi YMCA), John O. Gaultney, Betty Bullard, Cleveland Dodge, John C. O'Melia, Jr., Kamehameha Glee Club, UN Seminar on Economic and Social Development, International Division students.
Box 89 Executives, 1930s-1960s.
Photos of 66th anniversary dinner, 1938, including photos of Henry J. Mali, Rieland W. Lawrence, Carl W. Painter and others; executives at dinners, meetings and other group photos.
Box 90 Executives, 1920s-1960s.
Photos of photographs and portraits of Frank Kienke, Bob Harclan, Floyd Fesanik, George Murray, Charles Shlossen, L.R. Wood, G. McBride, Gil Chadwick, Paul Haywood, Don Haywood, R. Freitag, Mr. and Mrs. Rob Wartinbee, Herbert Schuamb, Gayle J. Lathrop, Mildred Pierro, Lucille Hightower, Irene Gordon, Anne Ablamowicz, Toni Stoeckl, Winifred Nissley, Alice Creed, Helen Wood, Marjory Bissegger, Hilda Orames, Roberta Biles, Lillian Johanson, Ruth Woolin, Panken Lansdale, Phyllis Platt, Sheila Pinkwater, Danny Dean, Zina Appelbaum, and group photos at YMCA functions.
Box 91 Clement "Pete" Duran, 1940s-1960s.
Snapshots and portraits of Clement "Pete" Duran, founder of Youth in Government program.
Box 92 Awards, 1940s-1980s.
Photos include recipients of Man, Woman and Youth of the Year award recipients, including Youngick Lee, David Lin, Wingie Elisa Cheung, Arren Larson, Christina Orlowski, Jayson Guilbe, Henry Lang, William Kieran, Patricia Jennings, Michael Newell, Jr., Joseph Min, Richard Traum, Gladys Magnum, Juanita Foley, Dorian Lamont Patterson, James Santiago, Peter W. Upham, Robert Wassmor, Marcy Jae Hatch, Arthur G. Taylor, Harold Kaplan, Ravenna Narizzaro, Lillian Lampkin, Margaret Smith, James Patrick Eisenhut, John F. Garrity, Earl Ryan, John Walsh, Conway Gittens, Trena Bercaw, Derick Lee Stephenson, E. A. Hammerle, Vinit Sethi, Edward Charles Santiago, Robert Ilani, Dolores Barraba, Thomas Christy, Deborah Hinkson, James Dunlop, Shirley Ng, Patrick Goodwin, Wilfred Pimehtel, Carrie Terrell, Frank Anganingio, Herbert Perez, Carmine Lambasso, Tray Ashe, Kyung Lee, Alex Tsiames, JoAnn, O'Hara, Lisa Marie O'Connell, Scott Ashen, Kazuyoshi Hano, Kimberly Segretto, Walley Stampfel, Yoshiye Murase, John Thorsen, Arthur Taylor; Greenpoint capital campaign at the Brooklyn Club;1973 Annual Dinner photos, including Mrs. Henry Lenoir, Jewell Sugarman, Charles Rangell at Harlem (1973); 1975 Annual Dinner; Dial-a-Y billboard at 36th and 10th Avenue; Armenius Hayme, Myrtle Whitmore, William A. Howes, miscellaneous Sloane House snapshots.
Box 93 Portraits, 1920s-1960s.
Photographs of individuals identified as: J. Edw. Sproul, Eugene Barnett, Roy Sorenson, Jay Urice, John Manley, Don McGraw, Philip Hopkins, Cody Moffat, James Winterhalter, Earl Buckley, Ed Weiner, George GRay, Milland Collins, John O'Melia, John Lewis, John Fisher, Don Case, Charles Wood, Stuart MacDonald, Ray Grant, James Tompkins, B. P. Fauchier, Richard C. Lancaster, Joel Nystrom, W. Harold Dennison, James Ellenwood, Cleveland E. Dodge, Steve Bruce, Larry Emmons, Edward Tomb, Herbert Lansdale, James Eggleston, Richard Ramson, Loren Bell, George Bottomley, Sam Schreiner, Sutherland D. Miller, John Marley and others.
Box 94 Immigrants,1920s-1970s.
Photos of Ellis Island, Asian-American YMCA activities, children, miscellaneous negatives. Named individuals: Louis Rivera, Arnold Gonzalez, Charles Slack.
Box 95 Financial campaign dinners, 1950s.
Photographs of named individuals, including Lester O. Schiner, Curtiss T. Painter, Forrest Heath, Henry Garfinckle, George H. Coffers, Rev. Donald Harrinton, James V. Nolan, Tenery Humphries, Judge McGrath, Dean Leeper, Arthur G. Watson, R. L. Dickenson, V. Impelletteri, Cleveland Dodge and Miss Dodge, Mrs. Potter, Mrs. Blish, Mrs. Morgan, Burdetter Lewis, Miss Wilson, Miss Bewley, Mrs. Gould, Mrs. Slade, Mrs. Cushman, Mrs. Mastick, Miss Perkins, Mrs. Henrick, Mrs. Fay, Mrs. Stowell, Miss Tatham.
Box 96 Fundraising campaigns, 1950s-1980s.
Photos of individuals include Ruffon H. Cotton, Jr., Frank Egelsen, O. D. Williams, William Rose, William A. Howes, Frank J. Viola, L. Barry, Dennis Walcott, Jim Jenson, Reese Harris, Mrs. George Heineman, "Big" Wilson and others; 5 boro capital campaign (1962), finance campaign (1960, 1962, 1970), 1973; capital campaign (1967, 1974-1975); fund campaign (1951, 1961); campaign for current expenses (1960s-1970s); Dodge dinner (1977, 1983).
Box 97 International student service, 1950s-1980s.
Photographs and snapshots of international students, arrivals, activities in New York. Includes image of Art Linkletter.
Box 98 Portraits, 1850-1890.
Approximately 250 photo-engravings and lithographs, almost entirely of early US YMCA leaders and supporters. Included are William Henry Vanderbilt, Anthony Comstock, Robert McBurney and William Dodge, Melancthon Woolsey Stryker, many anonymous clergy, and images of the first building.
Box 99 Portraits, 1890s.
Approximately 75 photo-engravings and lithographs, including images of Horace Greely, Robert R. McBurney, Samuel F. B. Morse, Mark Hopkins and Abraham Lincoln. Also include approxiomately 40 mounted photographic portraits, including E. D. Ingersoll, International Rail Road Secretary; Frank A. Keller; J. B. Griggs; Charles J. Sage; Nathaniel Smith, "The Oldest General Secretary of the YMCA in the World" (1891) and others. Also included are several travel scenes such as the birthplace of John Brown. The photographs are from the collection of Robert R. McBurney and many are inscribed to him.
Box 100 Portraits, 1860s-1880s.
Photo album with images of Civil War soldiers, children and infants, women in full mourning, and friends of Robert R. McBurney. Also included are mounted photographs, such as portraits of clergymen and laymen, travel scenes and a stereo photograph of the Milwaukee YMCA, a photograph of the London room in which the YMCA was organized in 1844.
Box 101 Miscellaneous public relations photos, 1960s.
Photos of Hiroshima YMCA, Christmas party, Hebrew service, women's card club, All-Americans, baseball players, YWCA, YMCA banquets, developing Christian character, gymnastics at the New York State Fair, International Y's Men, 1st annual Christian woman's retreat, YMCA Around the World, National Businessmen's Council, United Airlines function, World's Fair, YMCA business forum, youth forum on WNBC-TV, YWCA-YMCA Day Care, Inc annual meeting (1972), Miss YMCA 1959 (Carol Barbara Hohloch), Association of Secretaries forum, Lion's Club gift to Greenpoint YMCA, interfaith conference in Pawling and fire department.
Box 102 Miscellaneous public relations photos, 1950s-1970s.
Photographs used in publication, possibly an annual report from the 1970s. Included is a group photo with Mayor Ed Koch. Also included are photos of a reception in 1958, exteriors of 9th Avenue YMCA headquarters and contact sheets for annual report (1984/1985).
Box 103 Silver Bay, 1910s-1960s.
Black and white and color snapshots of groups, scenes, buildings and activities at Silver Bay on Lake George, New York. Photographs from other YMCA fund raising campaigns, including York, Nebraska (1925), Troy, New York (1919-1927), Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1926), Fort Worth, Texas (1926), Glendale, California Legion of Honor (1933), Financial Services Bureau 10th Annual Conference (1929), Patterson, New Jersey (1927), Memphis, Tennessee (1947), Elgin, Illinois (1930s), Utica, New York (1925), Knoxville, Tennessee (1927), Port Chester, New York (1928), Winnepeg, Canada (1929), Long Beach, California (1930), San Bernardino, California (1930), Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1932), Yonkers, New York (1937), Syracuse, New York (1944); US Christian Commission, Arthur Wright (President, NYU Christian Association), mortgage burning for Bayview YMCA (1980s). Also photos of West Central Area Council, AOS Executive Committee, Stuyvesant Institute, Employees Alliance.
Box 104 Group portraits, 1940-1969.
Portraits of Alfred H. Howell, Robert S. Curtiss, Reese H. Harris, Bill Howes, Raymond Thornburg.
Box 105 YMCA staff and celebrities, 1920s-1990s.
Portraits of YMCA executives and secretaries; US presidents and other public figures, including Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover, Woodrow Wilson, Robert Wagner, Al Smith, Charles Rangell, Art Linkletter, Henry Stimson, Norman Thomas, Ertha Kitt, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Gen. John Pershing, Charles Evans Hughes, Henry Ford, Charles E. Boddie, Charles P. Taft, II, Eleanor Roosevelt, Kirk Douglas, Dorothy Gordon, T. S. Elliott, Abe Stark, Robert Wagner, Senator John Bricker (Ohio), James J. Walker (Mayor of New York), Calvin Coolidge, Lowell Thomas, Herbert Hoover, Louis Delsante and Richard Pratt. Staff photos include branch stsaff from 1990s.
Box 106 Board of Directors, 1860s-1910.
Portraits of Board of Directors members, primarily pre-1900. Included are images of Alfred Abeed, Jas. Y. Donaldson, Rev. Alfred Coopman, Wm. M. McVicker, John Crosby Brown, Wm. Earl Dodge, Cornelius Agnew, J. C. Armstrong, Cephas Brainerd, Robert S. Brewster, S. Parkes Cadman, John C. Clarke, Vincent Colyer, John W. Cook, John W. Crawford, Howard Crosby, William E. Dodge, Jr., Sara Hodley Dodge, Cleveland A. Dunn, William Van Hayes, J. Horton James, Richard W. Lawrence, Williams H. Long, Jr., General Samuel McRoberts, J.P. Morgan, Jr., Richard Morse, John Mott, George W. Perkins, William H. Pouch, Harold G. Pratt, M. Taylor Pine, William H. Sage, William S. Schieffelin, Louis F. Slade, Dr. Channing Tobias, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Vanderbilt Webb, Winston Paul.
Box 107 Portraits, 1870s-1970s.
Black and white portraits, color snapshots and tintypes of images of YMCA of Greater New York directors, members, performers, speakers and staff. Included are images of Guy Aldrich, Dr. Peyton Anderson, Dr. Joyce Brothers, Caloose L. Bedrosuan, S. Lawrence Broderick, David Baclini, Frank W. Baillard, Jacob Bowne, Cephas Brainerd, Riley A. Brick, W. Harman Brown, Alger B. Chapman, Ralph L. Cheney, Howard Crosby, M.S. Chambers, Robert S. Curtiss, Carlton Branch portraits (EdwardJ. Robeson, Edw. T. Graham and five unidentified), Donna D. Varona, Raymond L. Dickinson farewell dinner, Cleveland Dodge, William Earl Dodge, Sumner Dudley, William A. Ellinghaus, George F. Falvella, Rev. Isaac Ferris, Herman Fruehuff, John O. Gaultney, Murray M. Greher, John Hartshorne, Gabriel Hauge, Reese H. Harris, Robert King Hall, Ralph Hendersen, Kathleen Holohan, Jim Jensen, Susan Joseph, Bob Jacob's retirement party, Morris K. Jessup, Michael Lee, Gayle Lathrop, Judson McKim, James McCaudless, W. C. Miller, Robert McBurney, Richard C. McCormick, Benjamin F. Manierre, E.C. Marshall, Mitch Miller, Elliot B. Monroe, John R. Mott, Quigg Newton, James Naismith, J.C. Penney, Carl W. Painter, Edward L. Palmer, Samuel Pierce, Arthur W. Pope, Willis Reed, Geraldo Rivera, John W. Raber, Vincent Saggese, Monroe B. Scharff, John S. Schumann, K. A. Shumaker, Rev. Abel Sterns, D. C. Staley, John H. Schwieger, S. W. Stebbins, Julie M. Sugarman, Leonard Spinrad, Earl A. Samson, Jr., Charles Stewart, West Side branch staff (1980s), Richard L. Taylor, Les Vipond, Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, Eugene Wyatt, C. B. Wallis, L. L. McClow, Henry Horace Webster, Myrtle Whitmore, Ruban Williams, Bruce H. Wittmer, E. M. Willis, Sutherland Miller, George C. Watt, Robert G. Wilson, Robert Weidensall, L. Wilbur Messer, George Williams, secretaries of the Association, 1867-1906, employed officers (Brooklyn, 1908), faculty of the Education Department (Brooklyn, 1887), Charles E. Teale, presidents of Brooklyn Association (1853-1903), chairmen of branch boards (Brooklyn, 1903),
Box 108 Miscellaneous photos, 1970s.
Photographs of Soviet visitors, day care program, camps, branch volunteers, luncheons, World Conference of Religions, New York scenes. People include NYU employees, Henry Lenoir, Mark Simpson, Olga Ermolaeva, James Tompkins, Wayne Stevens, Nicholas Goncharoff, Mrs. T. Kasumova, Phillip Brown, Han Praekel, Delmar Wedel, Alexander Katov, W. A. Howes, R. Carlson, William Epice, John Schumann, William Burnett, Mr./Mrs. Hans G. Lindner, Norbonone Berkley, Alexander Kobyshev, Theodore Fischer, Astride Lutse, Galina Levina, Paula Lippmann, James Whyte, Andrew Andito, Larry Holmes, Sarah Jessic Parker, John Connally, Michael LaCouture, Mercedes Atiles, Helen Prevosti, Rosalie Huster, Mr. Howes, Myrtle Whitmore. Primarily contact sheets.
Box 109 Branch photos, 1976.
Contact sheets of activities, people and buildings in branches and locations such as Harlem, Vanderbilt, Holliday Hills, Highland Park, Long Island City, Bedford, Castle Hill Day Camp, Flatbush, Flushing, Eastern District, McBurney School, Grosvenor House, Clinton, Mariners' Temple, Borenquen Plaza, Eastern Queens, Greenpoint, Bronx Union, Westchester Bronx, Baisley Park, Bronx, Penn Station and Bayside.
Box 110-111 Sports, 1920s-1970s.
For detailed description of contents, see separate finding aid for New York YMCA Sports Photographs (Y.GNY.15).
Box 112 Miscellaneous photos, 1927, 1966
Photos of $6,500,000 fund raising Times Square billboard; We're helping to put the shine on the Big Apple campaign; aerial map of New York (negative); Brooklyn-Staten Island finance campaign (negative); Big Apple Circus (color); New York and Brooklyn merger.
Box 113 War prisoners aid, 1940s.
Photos of camp life, packing books, German POW camps, bombed YMCA building in Berlin, bombed YMCA building in Kobe, Italian youth, YMCA community boy's club in Manila, wrecked Nanking YMCA building, YMCA health clinic in China, bombed Warsaw YMCA building, war orphans in Poland, YMCA World Service in Greece, American airmen in Cairo, Army Air Force Liberator crew at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, War Prisoners Aid staff conference in Geneva, talking with German prisoners in England, bombed Central Student YMCA in Manilla, fighting delinquency in the Philippines, YMCA school in Tokyo, first aid station in China.
Box 114 World Service Campaign, 1960s.
World service campaign goal boards, fund campaign dinner at the Commodore with musical entertainment "The Prince and the Paupers", Christmas Toy campaign, Voices of Cleanness campaign, Walk a Measured Mile campaign (with John Glenn at ribbon cutting), fund raiser for Eastern Queens YMCA Youth Fund.
Box 115 Youth, 1960s.
Youth Board dance (1964), youth activities (1940s-1960s), miscellaneous images of WWII soldiers, YMCA employment department advertising, YMCA room, radio broadcasts, coming out of the subway, playing air hockey, "Hang your Hat on the YMCA", YMCA cottage industries in Mexico, fishing, soldiers around the piano, World Youth Fund campaign, Errol Flynn in front of New York skyline mural.
Box 116 Youth and Government, 1950s-1970s.
People include program founder Clement "Pete" Duran, Alfred D. Price, William A. Howes, Carl H. Clipphen, Richard S. Pitts, J. Murdoch Dawley, E. Reed Shutt, Bert Allison Van Horn, Vivian Mendex, Ruth Johnson, Bill Artope, Rodney Torrence, William H. Burger, Susan Pratting, Michael Psofainis, Denise Ippolito, Michael Robinson Adonis Morgan, D'vell Simpson, Tom Cuite, Paul Gould, Matthew Prosky.
Box 117 YBA graphics, 1960s.
Multiple copies of YBA emblems for league uniforms that incorporate National Basketball Association Players Association logo.
Box 118 Miscellaneous photos, 1890s-1940s.
Photos, many large format circa 1900, of interiors and exteriors and posed groups. Includes travel photos of scenes in Japan, China and India. Names include LeRoy Thompson, W. B. Miller, J. P. Reed and Alice C. Phillips.
Box 119 Miscellaneous slides and photos, 1950s-1980s.
Images of dinners and of Camp Greenkill. People include Melba Moore, Lou Carnesecca, Conway Guttens,Dave Winfield, Carl Colletti, John R. Mercier, Dr. Roscoe Brown, Ron Darling, Nelson Louis, Bill Beutel, Jack Kleinoder, Robert G. Wilson, Bill Markell, Sam Huff, Howard Golden, Beth Bonima, Chris Mega, Joseph French, Gussie Sanzillo, Eugene A. Lindemann, Myrtle G. Witmore, Victor Affafigato. James V. Mangano, Thomas W. Christy, James Russell III, William Markell, Calvin Butts, City Council President Andrew Stein, Mayor Edward Koch, Charles T. Stewart, Stacy Shen, Mary Phillips, Sam Freeman, Harold McGraw, Diane Bruno, Rovinson Davila.
Box 120 Negatives, no date.
Negatives of girls playing basketball, ping pong, Bethelship Seamen's branch, Uptown branch activities, Holiday Hills outdoor chapel, camping, Camp Brooklyn, McBurney branch exterior, Harlem branch exterior, Bronx Union branch exterior, Bedford branch exterior, Seamen's House exterior, West Side exterior, McBurney School exterior, Carlton branch exterior, negatives of graphics for YMCA triangle and emblem, 125th Street branch exterior.
Box 121 Negatives, 1930s-1960s.
Negatives of photos taken at McBurney branch, including shots of the building, Turkish bath, massage room, swimming pool, punching bag, wrestling and Chelsea debating team and water polo team (1932); YMCA Trade and Technical Schools (1932) miscellaneous activities and building views; Seamen's House interiors and exteriors (including glass negatives from 1930s); New Brunswick exhibit; groundbreaking for Harlem branch; West Side Trade School; Hartford House (including glass negatives); Bowery branch Christmas dinner (glass negative); rowing team (1880s); exteriors of Young Men's Institute, Washington Heights branch, Bowery branch, Brooklyn Association building; exteriors of E. 86th Street branch, Brooklyn YMCA gospel tent, North Shore, Staten Island branch; Staten Island camp, coffeehouse, Youthmobile, nursery, infant swim.
Box 122 Photo album, 1881.
Photo album "Presented by the Reception Committee Young Men's Christian Association, to their Ex-Chairman, S. Lincoln Hutchinson, Nov. 12, 1881." Includes index of names.
Box 123 Miscellaneous photos, slides and glass negatives, 1920s-1990s.
Photos of Laymen's Conference, Holiday Hills, USO, YMCA Retirement Fund meeting, branches, sports teams, Black Achievers, World's Fair and individuals including Sandra Thomas (Miss Harlem 1969), YMCA corporate secretary Madeline Ford, .
Box 124 Youth, 1920s-1950s.
Images of sports teams, aquatics, dances, activities, Hi-Y, school groups, boys with kittens, boys on dock at lake, newsboys selling papers with "Hitler Dead" headline, and snapshots (1920s-1940s).
Box 126 Youth, 1970s.
Box 127 Executive board members, 1910-1960.
Customs raids with V. Jackson and S. Poole, James S. Morita, Jean Borotra, John S. Irvin, George Stewart, C. Peabody Mohun, Lionel H. Payne, Rev. Henri M. Deas, John H. Procope, Jr., Charlie Welch, Audrew Roslyn, Rita Wienshienk, William Mankell, Harold McGraw, Jr., W. Hinkey, F. Olmstead, Louis Stock, W. H. Tinker, Paul Orn, J. Gillespie, R. H. Legate, Weiland Charles, C. E. Dodge, Gov. Rockefeller, Mary French Rockefeller, Robert C. Carlson, Frank Mattiola, Miss Durnell and others.
Box 128 Oversize photos, 1890-1950s.
Image of YMCA yacht Amazon, 1905, berthed in the Hudson River off Edgewater, New Jersey; Greenpoint YMCA minstrel troupe, 1909; International Committee; McBurney School rope pull (1950s).
Box 129 Oversize photos, 1970s.
Some color, most black and white images. Proofs of dinner event, Mayor Ed Koch speaking, awards, Rockettes, cheerleaders, Times Square, kids at Heights and Hill Day Camp, daycare, copy of boys at Merchant Seamen's branch (1920s), calisthenics, English class for immigrants, girls soccer, elderly woman dancing.
Box 130 International YMCA buildings, 1960s.
Oversize photos of YMCA buildings around the world, including Ethiopia, Alexandria, Jerusalem, Rome, Chile (city unidentified), Asuncion (Paraguay), Toreon (Mexico), Uruguay (city unidentified), Pakistan (city unidentified), India (city unidentified), Egypt (city unidentified), Greece (city unidentified), Peru (city unidentified), Turkey (city unidentified), Hong Kong, Thailand (city unidentified), France (city unidentified) and others.
Box 131 West Side and Uptown branches, 1960s-1970s.
Color slides, negatives of boys basketball, Halloween party (1978), softball game, soccer players, swimming, after school programs, bowling outing, classes, crafts, dinners, Youth in Government, Christmas party. Also 8mm film, subject unknown.
Box 132 Miscellaneous sports and activities, 1920s-1960s.
Images of weight lifting, Yankee Stadium, medals, Flushing youth and staff, dinners, awards, McBurney branch, Westchester-Bronx branch, senior meal, steel drums, dance, Staten Island branch, gymnastics, judo, Springfield College staff, energy poster, soccer award, Kiwanis Club at Gravesend (Brooklyn), tree planting, Flatbush youth, Merrill Kaye, baseball, protesters, portrait of Gov. Thomas E. Dewey, youth sports (including soccer, tennis and baseball), camp scenes (including swimming instruction).
Box 133 Negatives, 1950s-1970s.
Box 134 Negatives, 1950s-1970s.
Box 135 Negatives, 1950s-1970s.
Box 136 Glass negatives, 1860s-1890s.
23rd Street branch exterior with horses and carriages in front, factory floor meeting, citizenship class, Bible class, typewriting class, operating sewing machines, dormitory room, aerial view of New York City, workers by a turbine, musical performance, group posed with Civil War officer, empty classroom, group posed outside building, dinners, men playing billiards, hymn sing on the shop floor.
Box 137 Miscellaneous people, events and scenes, 1870s-1970s.
J. Leslie Putnam, Mario J. Salerno, Lloyd B., Ostrander, Joseph E. Droege, Jr. (Combat Training Command), volleyball-invented by the YMCA, youth activities, wrestling, youth dances, 1962 membership campaign, McBurney School and other YMCA schools, YMCA World Service, historical negatives (1850s-1860s), McMillian, Miller, Youth in Government, drug abuse prevention campaign, judo, parallel bars, vollleyball at the Bus Terminal YMCA, Indian guides, first mobile canteen used in Civil War, New York City cityscapes, 19th century photos (math class, metal working class, calisthenics, boys around the fire), Hi-Y, 1972 Yearbook photos, camping scenes, General Assembly 1982, bowling, oc cart during Spanish American War (1898).
Box 138 Negatives, 1950s-1970s.
Box 139 Negatives, 1950s-1970s.
Box 140 Portraits, 1870s-1960s.
Frederick H. Hurdman, Edward Ridley Finch, Augustus S. Newman, Dr. John F. Comey, E. V. W. Rossiter, Arthur Curtiss James, Lewis E. Pierson, Thomas A. Buckner, John B. Carse, Benjamin D. Riegel, Samuel Sloane, Sr., Sir George Williams, Dr. George D. Strayer, Clarence G. Michalis, Willis D. Wood, John Sloane, John Lowry.
Box 141 Oversize branch photographs, 1880s-1920s.
Image of Prospect Park branch at night with cars parked in front, 1920s; interiors of Prospect Park branch signed and dated by photographer, Richard Southall Grant, 1927; toddler swim at Denver Central; youth calisthenics exhibition; Robert McBurney at his desk; Old Members Banquet (circa 1910; boys' lance exercise team, 1890s; pillow fight on balance beam; steno/typing class; boys' gym, 23rd Street branch; interior of Colored branch (West 53rd Street, 1901); glee club; gymnastics team; dormitory room; billiard room; classroom; exterior, Williamsbridge branch, circa 1870; East Side branch, circa 1900; living pyramid, 23rd Street branch, circa 1913; employment bureau, 23rd Street Branch; plaque honoring Robert McBurney; Eastern District (Queens) branch, circa 1930; Highland Park branch; 23rd Street branch exterior, circa 1870; Sloane House interiors, circa 1970.
Box 142 Camping scenes, 1940s, 1960s.
Oversized camping photos, including lake scene, Camp Talcott aerial view (1942), Greenkill aerial view (1942).
Box 143 Heights and Hill Day Camp, 1960s.
Camp activities including square dancing, softball, cookouts, youth basketball, on the camp bus, amusement park outing to Great Adventure, beach outing, floor hockey, tricycle squad, 2 legged race, stage coach ride, Vanderbilt branch, car wash, St. Francis College basketball team (Brooklyn Heights).
Box 144 Heights and Hill Day Camp, 1980s.
New York street scenes (Henry Street, Grace Episcopal Church), kids with goat, Brooklyn Central youth, contact sheets of Sloane House scenes, International (UN photos, UN and YMCA images of relief work around the world).
Box 145 Buildings and groups, 1900-1950.
Images of YMCA groups, building exteriors, YMCA Motion Kitchen, 1939 World's Fair Building, Good Place International Branch, Les Gwaltney.
Box 146 Portraits, 1860-1920.
Portraits of Cleveland E. Dodge, Richard W. Lawrence, Raymond Dickenson; New York State executives (including G. A. Hall, Richard C. Morse, F. H. Goodman), international (Ethiopia), Camp Meherrin (1890s), Greenpoint branch lobby (1900), New York State Boys Conference (1915, Rochester), YMCA State Military Camp (1906, Peekskill), New York secretaries (1900), Older Boys Conference (1906, Poughkeepsie), Bible class social (1909), aerial photo of Sloane House, Troy Citizenship Day (1920), New York State YMCA staff (1901), Bowery branch staff (1910), Greenpoint branch pool (1900), interiors of Sloane House.
Box 147 Building, 1927.
Pool, beds, dormitory rooms, cafeteria, street views.
Box 148 Miscellaneous groups and people, 1900s-1970s.
Portraits of Robert R. McBurney, anniversary dinner, Young Men's Congress, Fort Totten, New York City street scenes.


Additional West Side YMCA photographs are separately cataloged as part of West Side YMCA Photographs, 1930s-1960s (Y.GNY.14-1) >> See Inventory.
Additional Uptown YMCA photographs are separately cataloged as part of Uptown YMCA Photographs, 1933-1986 (Y.GNY.21-1) >> See Inventory .
Additional YMCA sports photographs are separately cataloged as part of New York City Sports Photographs, 1950s-1970s (Y.GNY.15) >> See Inventory .
Additional camping photographs are separately cataloged as part of Camping Services Photographs, 1880s-1980s (Y.GNY.9-1) >> See Inventory.


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.
Young Men's Christian associations -- New York (State) -- New York.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Employees.
Young Men's Christian associations -- Buildings.
New York (N. Y.).
YMCA of Greater New York.
Young Men's Christian Association of the City of New York.
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