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YMCA OF GREATER NEW YORK GROSVENOR NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE:
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. Grosvenor Neighborhood House.
Title: Grosvenor Neighborhood House records.
Date: 1965-1980.
Collection Number: Y.GNY.037
Abstract: Collected documents related to the relationship and merger between Grosvenor Neighborhood House and the YMCA of Greater New York as well as operating documents that governed the merged organizations.
Quantity: 1.75 cubic feet (2 boxes)
Location: See Detailed Description section for box listing.


HISTORY OF GROSVENOR NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE

Grosvenor Neighborhood House, currently located on 105th Street on Manhattan's Upper West Side, has a long history of serving children and families in New York City. Founded in 1916 as a settlement house, Grosvenor Neighborhood House has moved numerous times since it opened its doors at 405 East 50th Street, giving neighborhood children an opportunity to receive a hot lunch and wholesome activities. In 1963, Grosvenor Neighborhood House began operations in its current location, at 105th Street and Amsterdam Avenue, focusing on traditional settlement house activities such as day care, tutoring, performing arts, summer camping and athletics.

In 1975, the YMCA of Greater New York and Grosvenor House began exploring the possibility of a merger. Today, Grosvenor Neighborhood House is an operating center of the West Side YMCA, providing programs for children and youth.

Information taken from websites and from the collection.



SCOPE AND CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION

Records of the Grosvenor Neighborhood House include administrative records such as financial statements, memoranda of understanding, committee descriptions, personnel policies, correspondence, and by-laws and amendments focusing primarily on the period immediately before and after the merger with the YMCA of Greater New York.



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]. Grosvenor Neighborhood House 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, May 2012.
Catalog Record ID number: 6386126


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.

Box 150 Attendance. 1976. 1 folder.
Board of Managers, 1970s. 3 folders.
Includes draft manuals, minutes.
Brochures, 1975, 1981. 1 folder.
Budget, 1975-1981. 5 folders.
Buildings and facilities, 1979. 1 folder.
By-laws, 1965, 1980. 2 folders.
Correspondence, 1975, 1977. 3 folders.
Financial statements, 1976-1980. 11 folders.
Merger with YMCA, 1975-1977. 7 folders.
Log books, January-December, 1977. 12 folders.
Correspondence and memos about expenditures and donations.
Merrill Trust proposal, 1976. 1 folder.
Personnel, 1975. 1 folder.
Planning committee report, 1978. 1 folder.
Programs, 1976-1977. 2 folders.
Status of major proposals, 1976. 1 folder.
Study, 1970s. 1 folder.
Interview notes with two neighborhood non-profits about relationships with Grosvenor Neighborhood House.
Survey, 1975. 1 folder.
YMCA-YWCA daycare, 1975. 1 folder.
Box 151 By-laws and amendments, 1965. 1 folder.
Memo of understanding between Grosvenor Neighborhood House and the YMCA of Greater New York, 1977. 1 folder.
Correspondence, 1976-1979. 1 folder.
Includes position descriptions, inspection reports, maintenance bids.
Personnel policies, 1975. 1 folder.
Financial statements, 1980-1981. 1 folder.
Grosvenor Neighborhood House committees, 1970s.1 folder.
Income and expense report, 1979. 1 folder.
Program proposal, 1979. 1 folder.
Proposal to the New York City Youth Board for subsidies for an after-school program and a teen program.



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:
Social settlements -- New York (State) -- New York.
Social work with youth -- New York (State) -- New York.
Young Men's Christian associations -- New York (State) -- Administration.
Young Men's Christian associations -- New York (State) -- New York.
Places:
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
Organizations:
Grosvenor Neighborhood House (New York, N.Y.).
YMCA of Greater New York. Grosvenor Neighborhood House.
YMCA of Greater New York. West Side Branch.