Guide to the Grand Street Boys' Association Records
1921-2014
(bulk 1940-2000)

I-312

Original accession of roughly 3.5 linear feet was processed by AJHS staff. Additional processing by Patricia Glowinski.

American Jewish Historical Society

Center for Jewish History

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New York, N.Y. 10011

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Email: reference@ajhs.org

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© 2016, American Jewish Historical Society, Boston, MA and New York, NY. All Rights Reserved.
Original inventory created by members of the AJHS staff. Finding aid formally created as an MS-Word document by Adina Anflick. September 5, 2001. Machine-readable finding aid converted to a PDF file by Adina Anflick. December 18, 2001. Electronic finding aid converted to EAD 2002 by Tanya Elder. September 2003. Description is in English.
May 2005. Finding aid was updated and reconverted in order to match other online finding aids by Dianne Ritchey Oummia. January 2006. Entities removed from EAD finding aid. March 2015. Finding aid was revised by Patricia Glowinski in order to incorporate additional boxes of records and the revised finding aid was then encoded in EAD 2002.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Grand Street Boy's Club (New York, N.Y.)
Title: Grand Street Boys' Association Records
Dates:1921-2014
Dates:bulk 1940-2000
Abstract: The Grand Street Boys' Association began in 1916 as a reunion of men who had grown up on or near Grand Street in the Lower East Side neighborhood of Manhattan and quickly grew into an active club, open to all men (and eventually women) regardless of religion, ethnicity, or social class. The Association promoted welfare projects, acts of fellowship and tolerance, scholarships, youth employment, war efforts, and the elimination of discrimination in sports, among other projects. The collection documents the activities of the Association, as well as the Grand Street Boys' Foundation, its financial arm established in 1945, and its Hobbycraft Program, a charitable program tasked with collecting and redistributing donated items to charitable and nonprofit organizations. Materials include administrative records, financial records, correspondence, minutes, membership records, newsletters, yearbooks, artifacts, and photographs.
Languages: The collection is in English.
Quantity: 43.5 linear feet (64 manuscript boxes, 2 half manuscript boxes, 2 record cartons, 4 oversized boxes, 3 oversized folders, and 2 map folders)
Identification: I-312
Repository: American Jewish Historical Society
Location: Located in AJHS New York, NY.
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Historical Note
Grand Street Boys' song on display at Colony Records in Manhattan, 1960

Grand Street Boys' song on display at Colony Records in Manhattan, 1960

Grand Street in the early 1900s was the center of a large immigrant neighborhood in the Lower East Side of New York and was home to many Eastern European (many of them Jewish), Italian, and Irish immigrants. Many of the first generation immigrant families later moved to other areas of the city when they could afford it. In 1916, a reunion was held in Manhattan for men who had grown up on or near Grand Street. Mirroring the demographic makeup of the Lower East Side in the early 1900s, attendees were primarily Jewish. The success of that reunion led to a second reunion in 1920. At the second reunion, it was decided that a permanent club should be formed and the Grand Street Boys' Association was incorporated in 1921.1 Their motto became "Good Fellowship, Benevolence, Charity."

At first, only men who grew up in the vicinity of Grand Street were eligible to enroll. This restriction was soon removed and the Association became the "headquarters of those who really love New York."2 Membership, though originally consisting of mostly first and second generation Jewish immigrants, was open to all regardless of religion or ethnicity and it spanned all sectors of social class and occupations. Alongside governors, mayors, judges, senators, and famous entertainers were bartenders, furriers, detectives, opera singers, restaurateurs, art therapists, umbrella salesmen, meter readers, and firemen. Well-known members included Irving Berlin, Eddie Cantor, Irving Caesar, Fiorello H. La Guardia, Al Smith, John Lindsay, Robert F. Wagner Jr., Jonah J. Goldstein, Herbert H. Lehman, Nelson A. Rockefeller, and Cardinal Patrick Hayes.3

Initially, the Grand Street Boys raised money through membership fees and selling certificates of indebtedness to members. Meeting in banquet rooms and ballrooms in Manhattan hotels, the Association soon outgrew the rented spaces. With money collected from the fees and certificates, the Grand Street Boys' Association quickly raised enough money to acquire its first clubhouse. Opened in 1924 in the former MacDougal Club, located at 106-108 West 55th Street, the clubhouse had a gym, lounge, dining room, barbershop, auditorium, and a library.4

The Association also raised money through selling tickets to their annual dinners and selling advertisements in its yearbook. From assets derived from investments, the Association was able to fund its charitable work. In 1945, the Grand Street Boys' Foundation was incorporated and tasked with the financial management of investments and assets, as well as distributing grants, scholarships, and awards.5

From the outset, the Grand Street Boys' Association was involved in civic and patriotic work, welfare projects, war efforts, and acts of good fellowship and tolerance. Its projects included financing college scholarships; assisting needy families with course tuition, school supplies, and other items; coordinating a "Hobbies for All Ages" program that supplied arts and crafts materials to homes for the elderly and to underprivileged children in the city (later the program was expanded and became known as the Hobbycraft Program); offering a fresh air camp and summer employment for youth; hosting Boy Scouts events at the clubhouse; and providing loans to recently released prisoners. The Association also offered high school excellence awards, gave out awards to New York City teachers, and held Golden Anniversary wedding celebrations honoring some of New York's longest married couples. Inclusive to all, the Grand Streeters hosted dinners, cultural performances, and holiday-themed events. They celebrated Purim alongside of Saint Patrick's Day.

The 1930s was a key decade for the Grand Street Boys' Association. During that decade the auxiliary groups the Amen Boys (for older members) and the Yeoman (for younger members) were formed; Judge Jonah J. Goldstein was elected president of the Association (a position he held for over thirty years); Wuxtra, the Association's newsletter, was first published; and the Association sponsored its first track and field team, an integrated amateur athletic team. The Grand Street Boys were committed to eliminating discrimination in sports and organized integrated sports competitions at the national and inter-scholastic levels.6

From its early days, patriotism was a core value for the Association. In the late 1920s, the Grand Street Boys formed American Legion Post No. 1025. On Columbus Day, Post 1025 held an annual march from the clubhouse in Midtown to nearby Columbus Circle. In 1954, on Veteran's Day, the Grand Street Boys' Post 1025 dedicated a plaque to war veterans. The plaque is located in Sherman Square, located on Broadway in the Upper West Side. 7 As part of its Hobbycraft Program, the Grand Street Boys donated books, maps, and other items to veteran's homes and medical centers throughout the United States.8

During World War Two, the Grand Street Boys and Sir Louis Sterling (a lifetime Grand Street Boys member), opened a recuperation center, the London House, for displaced mothers and children in Britain. Louis Saul Sterling (1879-1958) was an industrialist and philanthropist from the Lower East Side who immigrated to England in the early 1900s, where he became a leading figure in the record industry.9

From the post-war years through the 1960s, the Grand Street Boys entered into a stable period under the leadership of Jonah J. Goldstein. The Association received awards from local organizations and a playground in the Lower East Side was named in honor of Goldstein.10 Following Goldstein's death in 1967, the Grand Street Boys moved to a new clubhouse located at 131-135 West 56th Street. In the late 1970s, they sold that clubhouse and began renting space in the Grand Masonic Lodge of New York building located at 71 West 23rd Street.

In the 1970s, membership began to decline as members with ties to the Lower East Side were aging and dying. The Grand Street Boys expanded its efforts to attract new members and eventually began accepting women. During the 1980s and 1990s, the Hobbycraft Program remained a main focus for the Association. Financially, the assets of the Grand Street Boys' Foundation seemed robust and secure. In the 1990s, assets totaled nearly four million dollars.11In 2011, the Grand Street Boys' Foundation was dissolved and the majority of the remaining assets were dispersed to foundations started by the trustees of the Grand Street Boys' Foundation.12 As of 2015, the Grand Street Boys' Association was still in existence and was posting updates on its Facebook page.

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Scope and Content Note

The Grand Street Boys' Association Records document the activities of the Association, the Grand Street Boys' Foundation, the financial arm established in 1945, and its Hobbycraft Program, a charitable program staffed by volunteers who collected and redistributed donated items to charitable and nonprofit organizations. Materials include administrative records, financial records, correspondence, minutes, membership records, newsletters, yearbooks, artifacts, and photographs.

Series I, comprising the majority of the collection, contains the records of the Grand Street Boys' Association. In it are extensive membership records, meeting minutes, annual yearbooks, financial records, administrative material, newsletters, and artifacts.

Series II documents the Grand Street Boys' Foundation and contains administrative records and financial records. Some overlap of material will be found in Series I and II such as material pertaining to the relationship between the Association and Foundation.

Series III consists of photographs documenting both the Association and Foundation. The photographs show members and highlight the activities of the Grand Street Boys.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged into three series as follows:

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Access and Use

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:
American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011
email: reference@ajhs.org

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Related Material

The American Jewish Historical Society holds the Jonah J. Goldstein (1886-1967) Papers. Goldstein served as President of the Grand Street Boys' Association from 1935 until his death in 1967.

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Separated Material

Approximately three linear feet of duplicate and out-of-scope material was deaccessioned. The photographs have been moved to the AJHS General Photographs Collection. Oversized materials are housed separately from the main collection due to their size. Two yearbooks (1941 and 1943) were discarded due to mold damage (see "Processing Information"). Four 3.5 inch floppy disks have been temporarily removed to undergo processing.

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Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:
Identification of item, date (if known); Grand Street Boys' Association Records; I-312; box number; folder number; American Jewish Historical Society, New York, NY, and Boston, MA.

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Acquisition Information

The collection was donated to AJHS in several accessions. The origin of the original accession is not known. Additional accessions were donated by John Kelly, 2013-2014. Kelly was a member of the Grand Street Boys' Association and also served as president. The oversized group photograph of the Amen Boys (1939) was donated by Adele Anish, the daughter of Grand Street Boys' member, Alfred Unger, in 2014. Another oversized group photo of the Amen Boys (1936) was donated in 2015 by Marge Feinberg and Pat Wilks Battle (accession number 2015.032).

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Processing Information

Materials were refoldered and rehoused in acid-free folders and boxes. Rusty paper clips were removed and replaced when needed. Approximately 3.5 linear feet of previously processed material was intellectually integrated into the three series of the new arrangement, though the box and folder numbers were retained. Two boxes of yearbooks were sent for conservation treatment for mold to the Center for Jewish History's Werner J. and Gisella Levi Cahnman Preservation Laboratory. Treatment of one box of yearbooks was completed in July 2015 (issues 1925, 1928, 1936, 1939, 1947, and 1965). Treatment of the second box of yearbooks (issues 1931, 1937, 1938, 1941, 1942, 1945, 1946, 1948, 1949, 1950, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1959, 1966, and 1997) was completed in January 2016. The yearbook for the year 1943 was too damaged by mold and was discarded. Conservation treatment of a membership certificate dating from 1929 was completed in April 2015.

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Access Points

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Container List

Click the box in the request column to open the form that allows you to request a box for onsite viewing in the reading room at the Center for Jewish History, New York, NY.

 

Series I: Grand Street Boys' Association, 1921-2014

In English.
Boxes 1-53, 64, 69-72 (Boxes 64, 69-70 are oversized), 3 oversized folders and 1 oversized map folder. (35 linear feet).
Arrangement:

This series is arranged into eight subseries.

Scope and Content:

This series contains administrative and financial records of the Grand Street Boys' Association. Though not complete, the organizational records follow the general arc of the organization as it quickly gained members and acquired a clubhouse (1920s), through its stable period (1930s-1960s) in which, under the leadership of Jonah J. Goldstein, it excelled at fundraising and gained influence in New York City and beyond, to its decline in membership and funding (1970s-2014). Extensive membership records are also included and comprise a large part of this series. The series also documents the activities of the Association including its annual dinner, the publication of its newsletter, Wuxtra, and its charitable work, most notably its Hobbycraft Program. Materials include administrative records, financial records, meeting minutes, membership records, yearbooks, newsletters, printed matter, correspondence, and artifacts (objects).

For photographs documenting the members and activities of the Grand Street Boys' Association, see Series III: Photographs.

Subseries 1: Administration and Subject Files, 1921-2014

Boxes 1-2, 4-6, 2 oversized folders and 1 oversized map folder (2.5 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

This subseries contains organizational records pertaining to the general administration of the Association such as its constitution and bylaws, correspondence, mailing lists, fundraising campaigns, employee (clubhouse) documents, notices to members, lists of officers and directors (for more extensive lists of officers and directors see Series II, Subseries 1 for the years 1980-2000), scholarship material, charity requests, and files pertaining to several Association presidents. Material pertaining to athletics is important as the Grand Street Boys sponsored integrated amateur athletics (beginning in 1936) to combat discriminatory practices (race, religion) that permeated athletics and sports in the United States until well into the 20th century.

The subseries also documents events held by the Grand Street Boys including dinners and a gala celebration honoring New Yorker couples who were married for 50 years or longer. Dinners and award ceremonies were frequent events held by the Grand Streeters. In addition to their annual fundraising dinner, the Association celebrated holidays (Jewish and Christian), held award ceremonies for New York teachers and public service officials, awarded scholarships to students, and honored veterans. These activities are represented in the subseries.

Also of note is the material documenting the Grand Street House in London, established during World War Two to provide housing and assistance to displaced mothers and children. Photographs relating to the London House, and its founder, Sir Louis Sterling (a Grand Streeter who immigrated to London), can be found in Series III: Photographs.

The subseries illuminates the relationship between the Grand Street Boys' Association and the Grand Street Boys' Foundation. Included is material pertaining to this and to the Association's inquiry into the legality of the Foundation's dissolution and distribution of assets in 2011.

At the end of the subseries is a folder titled "Miscellaneous" which consists of miscellaneous, loose items that fit within the scope of the subseries but do not merit single-item description.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
2 22 20th Century Fox correspondence undated, 1942-1943 request_box
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4 1 Address book undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 1 Allocations undated, 1936-1966 request_box
1 2 Amateur Athletic Union correspondence undated. 1946-1955 request_box
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4 2 Annual general membership meeting notices 2007-2013 request_box
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1 3 Athletics undated, 1939-1962 request_box
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4 3 Birthdays and birthday messages to members undated, 1972-1979, 1993-1997, 2002 request_box
4 4 Cantwell, William J. 1993-1995 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
OS1F 3 Certificate of incorporation—Oversized 1921 request_box
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4 5 Charities and charity requests 2002-2012 request_box
4 6 Constitution and bylaws—Grand Street Boys' Association circa 1921, 2002 request_box
  

See Series II, Subseries 1 for the Foundation's copies of the constitution and bylaws.

 
4 7 Constitution and bylaws—Grand Street Boys' Foundation—Joseph Mandel's copy (photocopy) circa 1945 request_box
  

See Series II, Subseries 1 for the Foundation's copies of the constitution and bylaws.

 
4 8 Correspondence—Miscellaneous undated, 1959-1962, 1976 request_box
4 9 Employees—Christmas and Hanukkah gifts—Vacation form 1979-1985, 1995-1996 request_box
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1 5 Fundraising campaigns undated, 1937-1966 request_box
1 6 General correspondence undated, 1936-1967 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
4 10 Golden [anniversary] wedding party—List of married couples 1967 request_box
4 11 Golden [anniversary] wedding party—Returned RSVP cards 1967 request_box
4 12 Goldsmith, David H.—Scholarship and memorial undated, 2002 request_box
4 13 Grand Street Boys' Foundation—Complaint to the New York State Charities Bureau concerning the dissolution of the Foundation 2012 request_box
4 14 Grand Street Boys' Foundation—Dissolution and distribution of assets 2011-2014 request_box
4 15 Grand Street Boys' Foundation—Incorporation—Laws of New York—Chapter 902 1945 request_box
4 16 Grand Street Boys' Foundation—Not-for-profit corporation certificate 1971, 2003 request_box
4 17 Health club—Improvement—Correspondence 1970 request_box
4 18 Historical material concerning the Association and Foundation undated request_box
4 19 Invocations—Association meetings 1989-1990 request_box
4 20 Jutkowitz, Larry—Holocaust survival story and letter to Jonah J. Goldstein 1952, 1961 request_box
4 21 Kelly, John—Charities 2011 request_box
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5 1 Leases 1977, 1980-1983, 1992, 1997, 2011 request_box
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OS1F 3 Legislative resolution commemorating the contributions of the Grand Street Boys' Association and Foundation—State of New York 1986 request_box
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1 7 London administration 1941-1944 request_box
  

Material related to Grand Street House in London.

 
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MAP 1 London—Miscellaneous undated request_box
  

Item is an oversized publicity flyer for Grand Street House in London.

 
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1 8 London newspaper clippings undated, 1942 request_box
  

Material related to Grand Street House in London.

 
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OS1F 1 London newspaper clippings—Oversized 1942 request_box
  

Material related to Grand Street House in London.

 
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1 10 Lou Freedman newspaper clippings 1923-1956 request_box
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5 2 Mailing list—Index cards (1 of 5) undated request_box
5 3 Mailing list—Index cards (2 of 5) undated request_box
5 4 Mailing list—Index cards (3 of 5) undated request_box
5 5 Mailing list—Index cards (4 of 5) undated request_box
5 6 Mailing list—Index cards (5 of 5) undated request_box
5 7 Mailing lists 2001-2003 request_box
5 8 Mailings to members 2003-2004 request_box
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6 1 Mandel, Joseph—Notes and program 2001-2003 request_box
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1 14 New Year's Greetings 1938-1960 request_box
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OS1F 2 New Year's Greetings—Oversized 1941 request_box
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1 15 Newspaper clippings 1943-1958 request_box
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6 2 Notices to members 1974-1976, 1990-1992 request_box
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1 16 Nursing scholarships undated, 1954-1965 request_box
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6 3 Officers and Directors—Lists of undated, 2001-2005, 2011-2013 request_box
6 4 Personnel—Applications, tax withholding records, and related material circa 1960-2004 request_box
6 5 Relationship between the Grand Street Boys' Foundation and the Grand Street Boys' Association 1977 request_box
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1 19 Roast for Bert Satz and Lou Freedman 1924 request_box
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6 6 Saint Patrick's Day themed meeting—Trivia quiz and sing-along 1992 request_box
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1 20 Scholarships and awards—Correspondence undated, 1936-1937 request_box
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6 7 Scholarship—Jeanette Harris Grand Street Boys' Association Scholarship Fund 2001-2002 request_box
6 8 Service award certificates 1997 request_box
6 9 Sing-along sheet—Lyrics to songs undated request_box
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2 21 Speeches and dinner programs undated, 1938-1959 request_box
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6 10 Tour—Ellis Island and the Tenement Museum 1991 request_box
6 11 United Trust Company—Telephone directory 1983 request_box
6 12 Widows—Index card list of wives of deceased members undated request_box
6 13 Miscellaneous 1957-2014 request_box

Subseries 2: Finances, 1938-2012

Boxes 6-10, 69-70. (5.3 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

Subseries II is a documentation of the Association's finances and its establishment and certification as a charitable organization. Included are payroll records, insurance records, tax documents, financial ledgers, records of membership dues and contributions, charitable organization filings, and bank statements. Missing from the subseries (and collection) are financial records representing the early financial history of the Association. Established in 1945, the Grand Street Boys' Foundation served as the financial arm for the Association. At some point, the Foundation began allocating money to the Association for its expenses (rent, utilities, etc.). Records in this subseries illuminate the financial relationship between the Association and the Foundation.

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70 (OS1) Annual dinner and yearbook ledger 1963-2000 request_box
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6 14 Bank statements 2005 request_box
6 15 Bank statements 2006 request_box
6 16 Bank statements 2007 request_box
6 17 Bank statements 2008 request_box
6 18 Bank statements 2009 request_box
6 19 Bank statements 2010 request_box
6 20 Bank statements 2011 request_box
6 21 Bank statements 2012 request_box
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7 1 Bills paid 2010-2011 request_box
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70 (OS1) Cash receipts ledger 1987 January-2003 May request_box
70 (OS1) Cash receipts ledger 1998 January-2002 February request_box
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7 2 Cash summary 2003-2004 request_box
7 3 Charitable organization—Annual report 1981 request_box
7 4 Charitable organization—Federal and State of New York—Annual filings and related material 2004-2013 request_box
7 5 Department of Labor—State of New York 1960, 1987-1999 request_box
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69 (OS1) "Disbursement book"—General expenses ledger 1999 January-2002 February request_box
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7 6 Employer's quarterly tax returns 1982-1985 request_box
7 7 Employer's quarterly tax returns 1986-1989 request_box
7 8 Employer's quarterly tax returns (1 of 2) 1990-1995 request_box
7 9 Employer's quarterly tax returns (2 of 2) 1990-1995 request_box
7 10 Employer's quarterly tax returns 1996-2000 request_box
7 11 Finances 1981-1983 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
8 1 Finances 2003-2004 request_box
8 2 Finances 2011 request_box
8 3 Finances—Miscellaneous undated, 1999-2000, 2010-2012 request_box
8 4 Financial donations for specific funds—index cards 1958-1964 request_box
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69 (OS1) General expenses ledger 1985 July-1991 September request_box
69 (OS1) General expenses ledger 1986 March-1992 May request_box
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70 (OS1) General expenses ledger 1991 Octoer-1997 December request_box
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69 (OS1) General expenses ledger 1992 June-1998 December request_box
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8 5 Insurance 1977, 1990-1994, 2000, 2009-2010 request_box
8 6 Insurance—Worker's Compensation 2002-2004 request_box
8 7 Membership dues and contributions 2002 request_box
8 8 Membership dues and contributions 2003 request_box
8 9 Membership dues and contributions 2004 request_box
8 10 Membership dues and contributions 2009 request_box
8 11 Membership dues and contributions 2010 request_box
8 12 Membership dues and contributions 2011 request_box
8 13 Membership dues and contributions 2012 request_box
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9 1 Payroll book 1988 May-1989 June request_box
9 2 Payroll book 1989 June-1990 July request_box
9 3 Payroll book 1990 July-1991 August request_box
9 4 Payroll book 1991 August-1992 October request_box
9 5 Payroll book 1992 October-1993 December request_box
9 6 Payroll book 1993 December-1995 January request_box
9 7 Payroll book 1995 January-1996 January request_box
9 8 Payroll book 1996 January-1997 February request_box
9 9 Payroll book 1997 March-1998 March request_box
9 10 Payroll book 1998 Arpil-1999 May request_box
9 11 Payroll book 1999 may-2000 June request_box
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10 1 Payroll records 1991-2000 request_box
10 2 Pledges 1989 request_box
10 3 Pledges 1996 request_box
10 4 Receipts—Miscellaneous 1997-2004, 2012request_box
10 5 Rent invoices—71 West 23rd Street 2003-2005 request_box
10 6 Return of organization exempt from income tax 1969, 1971-1977 request_box
10 7 Return of organization exempt from income tax 1981 request_box
10 8 Return of organization exempt from income tax 2003-2008 request_box
10 9 Return of organization exempt from income tax 2010 request_box
10 10 Return of organization exempt from income tax 2011 request_box
10 11 Return of private organization 2000-2002 request_box
10 12 Tax exempt certificates 1938, 1953, 1965, 1969-1971 request_box
10 13 Taxes—City of New York—Exemption applications and status 1954-1955, 1964-1967 request_box
10 14 Taxes—Federal and State—Exemption status and related material 1938, 1960-1962, 1972, 1992 request_box

Subseries 3: Meeting Minutes and Agendas, 1951-2014

Boxes 10-12. (1 linear foot).
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

This subseries primarily consists of meeting minutes of the Grand Street Boys' Board of Directors. The earlier minutes (1951-1968) also include minutes of the Grand Street Boys regular meetings that were open to all members. The Board of Directors minutes contain reports from various offices and committees including (but not limited to) the Secretary's Office, the Finance Committee, the Hobbies for All Ages Committee (later called Hobbycraft), the Yearbook and Annual Dinner Committee, the Yeoman, and the Amen Boys. Meetings were conducted by the president who reported on news and activities. General business of the Association was recorded in the minutes.

The regular meeting minutes include reports from the president about members and membership, upcoming events, and general news, as well as reports from various committees such as the Sports Committee and Hobbies Committee. The regular meetings included entertainment and often had guests or guest organizations in attendance. Photographs of meetings, attendees, and entertainers can be found in Series III.

The Board of Director meeting minutes ledgers include names of those present, excused, or absent; date and time of meeting and where it was held; and summary of items addressed (new business; scholarships; dinner report; written proposals; voting). They also note the time the meeting was adjourned and the date of next meeting. The minutes are mostly typed, but some are handwritten.

The subseries does not include meeting minutes dating from the early history of the Association, and is also missing most of the minutes from the 1970s and 1980s.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
10 15 Board of Directors and regular meeting minutes 1951 January-1957 March request_box
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11 1 Board of Directors and regular meeting minutes 1957 March-1963 December request_box
11 2 Board of Directors and regular meeting minutes 1964 January-1968 December request_box
11 3 Board of Directors meeting minutes 1977, 1981-1983 request_box
11 Board of Directors meeting minutes—Ledger 1992-2002 request_box
11 4 Board of Directors meeting minutes 1999-2004 request_box
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12 1 Board of Directors meeting minutes 2004-2006 request_box
12 2 Board of Directors meeting minutes 2007-2009 request_box
12 3 Board of Directors meeting minutes 2010-2011 request_box
12 4 Board of Directors meeting minutes 2012-2014 request_box
12 5 Board of Directors meeting minutes—Ledger 2013-2014 request_box
12 6 Board of Directors meeting minutes—Agendas 1993, 2002-2005, 2012 request_box

Subseries 4: Membership Records, 1921-2014

Boxes 1, 12-39. (14 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical, then chronological thereafter.

Scope and Content:

Included are membership applications, membership index cards, membership lists, a ledger of deceased members, a membership status ledger, correspondence, and a list of members in public service (recorded on index cards). The membership records chronicle the growth and decline of membership and of the organization. By noting the occupations of applicants and members, the records also reflect the Grand Street Boys inclusion of all classes in its membership. Alongside governors, mayors, judges, senators, and famous entertainers were night managers, bartenders, furriers, detectives, opera singers, restaurateurs, musicians, art therapists, art gallery owners, umbrella salesmen, meter readers, firemen, and the co-founder of Manischewitz wine, to name a few.

The membership applications include the following data: name of applicant; date applied; home residence; name and address of place of work/business; type of business; occupation; home and work telephone; send mail to (residence, zone number or business, zone number); date of birth; place of birth; status of U.S. citizenship (birth or naturalization); marital status; names and addresses of two GSBA members as references; applicant's signature; and signature, address, and member number of proposer (GSBA member who proposed the applicant for membership). Applications are either bound or unbound.

Membership index cards include name; date of birth; membership number; occupation; business address and phone number; home address and phone number; application number; name of member who proposed the applicant; date inducted; history of dues paid (year, amount paid, date paid, remarks. Remarks includes dates the member was "dropped," "resigned," or "died"). Occasionally there are clippings and other printed matter relating to the member stapled to the index cards. Missing from the membership index card are members with surnames starting with A and ending with La.

The deceased members ledger notes date of death; name of deceased member; and member number. There are a few other markings, though it is not clear what they indicate. In the far right column are dates, names, and member numbers of additional members who died on that day and were most likely added at a later date.

The membership list was originally in three, three-ring binders, and is divided by months. The year was not noted. Many of the members listed have been penciled out.

The members in public service index cards document members who served in public service jobs such as governors, senators, congressmen, mayors, judges, city council, and university presidents. The cards are divided into 7 groupings, but it is unclear what they indicate.

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12 7 Deceased members—Ledger 1960-1999 request_box
12 8 Members in public service—Index cards (1 of 2) undated request_box
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13 1 Members in public service—Index cards (2 of 2) undated request_box
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1 11 Membership undated, 1958 request_box
1 12 Membership correspondence undated, 1936-1968 request_box
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13 2 Membership applications (blank) undated request_box
13 Membership applications (bound)—Member numbers 22301-22500 1959-1960 request_box
13 Membership applications (bound)—Member numbers 22501 to 22700 1960 request_box
13 Membership applications (bound)—Member numbers 22701 to 22900 1960-1962 request_box
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14 Membership applications (bound)—Member numbers 22901 to 23100 1961 request_box
14 Membership applications (bound)—Member numbers 23101 to 23000 1962 request_box
14 Membership applications (bound)—Member numbers 23301 to 23500 1962-1963 request_box
14 Membership applications (bound)—Member numbers 23501 to 23700 1963 request_box
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15 Membership applications (bound)—Member numbers 23701 to 23900 1963-1964 request_box
15 Membership applications (bound)—Member numbers 23901 to 24100 1964 request_box
15 Membership applications (bound)—Member numbers 24101 to 24300 1964 request_box
15 Membership applications (bound)—Member numbers 24301 to 24500 1965 request_box
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16 1 Membership applications (unbound) 1965 request_box
16 2 Membership applications (unbound) 1965-1966 request_box
16 3 Membership applications (unbound) (1 of 2) 1966 request_box
16 4 Membership applications (unbound) (2 of 2) 1966 request_box
16 5 Membership applications (unbound) 1966-1967 request_box
16 6 Membership applications (unbound) (1 of 2) 1967 request_box
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17 1 Membership applications (unbound) (2 of 2) 1967 request_box
17 2 Membership applications (unbound) 1967-1968 request_box
17 3 Membership applications (unbound) (1 of 9) 1968 request_box
17 4 Membership applications (unbound) (2 of 9) 1968 request_box
17 5 Membership applications (unbound) (3 of 9) 1968 request_box
17 6 Membership applications (unbound) (4 of 9) 1968 request_box
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18 1 Membership applications (unbound) (5 of 9) 1968 request_box
18 2 Membership applications (unbound) (6 of 9) 1968 request_box
18 3 Membership applications (unbound) (7 of 9) 1968 request_box
18 4 Membership applications (unbound) (8 of 9) 1968 request_box
18 5 Membership applications (unbound) (9 of 9) 1968 request_box
18 6 Membership applications (unbound) 1968-1969 request_box
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19 1 Membership applications (unbound) (1 of 2) 1969 request_box
19 2 Membership applications (unbound) (2 of 2) 1969 request_box
19 3 Membership applications (unbound) 1970 request_box
19 4 Membership applications (unbound) 1971-1975 request_box
19 5 Membership applications (unbound) 1977-1978 request_box
19 6 Membership applications (unbound) 1978 request_box
19 7 Membership applications (unbound) 1979-1980 request_box
19 8 Membership applications (unbound) undated, 1981-1990 request_box
19 9 Membership applications—Active members 1992-2013 request_box
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20 1 Membership applications—Inactive members 1977-2006 request_box
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OS1F 3 Membership certificate—Kasnowitz, Nathan—Life member 1929 request_box
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20 2 Membership index cards—"Died"—Appleman-Bissell circa 1930-2000 request_box
20 3 Membership index cards—"Died"—Blickman-Canty circa 1930-2000 request_box
20 4 Membership index cards—"Died"—Caplin-Dengrove circa 1930-2000 request_box
20 5 Membership index cards—"Died"—Denham-Flashner circa 1930-2000 request_box
20 6 Membership index cards—"Died"—Flatto-Futterman circa 1930-2000 request_box
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21 1 Membership index cards—"Died"—Gabriel-Goldman, E. circa 1930-2000 request_box
21 2 Membership index cards—"Died"—Goldman, M.-Greenblatt circa 1930-2000 request_box
21 3 Membership index cards—"Died"—Greene-Herbstman circa 1930-2000 request_box
21 4 Membership index cards—"Died"—Herman-Jackson circa 1930-2000 request_box
21 5 Membership index cards—"Died"—Jacobatos-Kessel circa 1930-2000 request_box
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22 1 Membership index cards—"Died"—Kessler-Kushel circa 1930-2000 request_box
22 2 Membership index cards—"Died"—Lakner-Lewis, H. circa 1930-2000 request_box
22 3 Membership index cards—"Died"—Lewis, I.-Lyons circa 1930-2000 request_box
22 4 Membership index cards—"Died"—Mackler-Milenbach circa 1930-2000 request_box
22 5 Membership index cards—"Died"—Miller-Noyes circa 1930-2000 request_box
22 6 Membership index cards—"Died"—Nurse-Porter circa 1930-2000 request_box
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23 1 Membership index cards—"Died"—Portnof-Roeder circa 1930-2000 request_box
23 2 Membership index cards—"Died"—Rogal-Sanders circa 1930-2000 request_box
23 3 Membership index cards—"Died"—Sanger-Schweitzer circa 1930-2000 request_box
23 4 Membership index cards—"Died"—Seader-Solovei circa 1930-2000 request_box
23 5 Membership index cards—"Died"—Soto-Sunshine circa 1930-2000 request_box
23 6 Membership index cards—"Died"—Switkes-Waxman circa 1930-2000 request_box
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24 1 Membership index cards—"Died"—Wein-Zuckerwise circa 1930-2000 request_box
24 2 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Lehane-Lepore circa 1950-1990 request_box
24 3 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Lerman-Levine, H. circa 1950-1990 request_box
24 4 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Levine, J.-Levy, M. circa 1950-1990 request_box
24 5 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Levy, M.-Lieberman, J. circa 1950-1990 request_box
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25 1 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Lieberman, M.-Lipsett, J. circa 1950-1990 request_box
25 2 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Lipsett, M.-Lora circa 1950-1990 request_box
25 3 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Lord-Mack circa 1950-1990 request_box
25 4 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Macksoud-Mandel, R. circa 1950-1990 request_box
25 5 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Mandel, S.-Marcus, J. circa 1950-1990 request_box
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26 1 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Marcus, J.-Marsan circa 1950-1990 request_box
26 2 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Marsh-Maxwell circa 1950-1990 request_box
26 3 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—May-McGowan circa 1950-1990 request_box
26 4 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—McGuire-Menendez circa 1950-1990 request_box
26 5 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Merkin-Miller, S. circa 1950-1990 request_box
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27 1 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Miller, S.-Modell circa 1950-1990 request_box
27 2 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Moger-Morse circa 1950-1990 request_box
27 3 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Moselman-Murphy circa 1950-1990 request_box
27 4 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Muskin-Nemerov circa 1950-1990 request_box
27 5 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Nemiroff-Nortman circa 1950-1990 request_box
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28 1 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Norton-Omage circa 1950-1990 request_box
28 2 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—O'Neill-Pacey circa 1950-1990 request_box
28 3 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Packard-Pearl circa 1950-1990 request_box
28 4 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Pearlman-Perse circa 1950-1990 request_box
28 5 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Person-Plaut circa 1950-1990 request_box
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29 1 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Plunkett-Posner, A. circa 1950-1990 request_box
29 2 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Posner, A.-Price circa 1950-1990 request_box
29 3 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Pritika-Raff circa 1950-1990 request_box
29 4 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Raia-Reed, H. circa 1950-1990 request_box
29 5 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Reed, K.-Reynolds, J. circa 1950-1990 request_box
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30 1 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Reynolds, W.-Rivlin, B. circa 1950-1990 request_box
30 2 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Rivlin, L.-Roman circa 1950-1990 request_box
30 3 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Romaner-Rosenberg, M. circa 1950-1990 request_box
30 4 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Rosenberg, P.-Rosenthal, A. circa 1950-1990 request_box
30 5 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Rosenthal, A.-Roth, K. circa 1950-1990 request_box
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31 1 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Roth, L.-Rubinstein, D. circa 1950-1990 request_box
31 2 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Rubman-Sacks, J. circa 1950-1990 request_box
31 3 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Safian-Sandler circa 1950-1990 request_box
31 4 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Sandry-Schafer circa 1950-1990 request_box
31 5 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Schaeffer-Schimmel, M. circa 1950-1990 request_box
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32 1 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Schimmel, S.-Schneiderman circa 1950-1990 request_box
32 2 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Schnissel-Schuster, P. circa 1950-1990 request_box
32 3 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Schuster, S.-Schwartz, S. circa 1950-1990 request_box
32 4 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Schwartz, S.-Seitles, M. circa 1950-1990 request_box
32 5 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Seitles, S.-Shakim circa 1950-1990 request_box
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33 1 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Shanahan-Sheinman circa 1950-1990 request_box
33 2 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Shelly-Sideman circa 1950-1990 request_box
33 3 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Sidorsky-Siller circa 1950-1990 request_box
33 4 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Silver-Simpson, C. circa 1950-1990 request_box
33 5 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Simpson, M.-Smiley circa 1950-1990 request_box
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34 1 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Smith-Solkow circa 1950-1990 request_box
34 2 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Sollendar-Spieler circa 1950-1990 request_box
34 3 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Spielman-Starr circa 1950-1990 request_box
34 4 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Statfeld-Stern, M. circa 1950-1990 request_box
34 5 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Stern, M.-Strax circa 1950-1990 request_box
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35 1 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Streger-Sundel circa 1950-1990 request_box
35 2 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Surrey-Talmadge circa 1950-1990 request_box
35 3 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Tamraz-Tenzer circa 1950-1990 request_box
35 4 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Teperman-Titone circa 1950-1990 request_box
35 5 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Tobman-Trestman circa 1950-1990 request_box
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36 1 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Tricarico-Unger, L. circa 1950-1990 request_box
36 2 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Unger, L.-Wachtel, D. circa 1950-1990 request_box
36 3 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Wachtel, H. -Ward circa 1950-1990 request_box
36 4 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Warren-Wechsler, H. circa 1950-1990 request_box
36 5 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Wechlser, M.-Weinfeld circa 1950-1990 request_box
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37 1 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Weingarten-Weisman, M. circa 1950-1990 request_box
37 2 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Weisman, M.-Welz circa 1950-1990 request_box
37 3 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Wengel-Wiener, B. circa 1950-1990 request_box
37 4 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Wiener, H.-Wolf, S. circa 1950-1990 request_box
37 5 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Wolf, W.-Yanitelli circa 1950-1990 request_box
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38 1 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Yarchover-Zahn circa 1950-1990 request_box
38 2 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Zaretsky-Zola circa 1950-1990 request_box
38 3 Membership index cards—"Dropped"—Zollman-Zwilich circa 1950-1990 request_box
38 4 Membership index cards—Membership numbers 8000-21000 circa 1965-2000 request_box
38 5 Membership index cards—Membership numbers 22000-27999 circa 1965-2000 request_box
38 6 Membership index cards—Membership numbers 28000-29999 circa 1965-2000 request_box
38 7 Membership index cards—Membership numbers 30000-30149 circa 1965-2000 request_box
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39 1 Membership index cards—Membership numbers 30150-30249 circa 1965-2000 request_box
39 2 Membership index cards—Membership numbers 30250-30290 circa 1965-2000 request_box
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Membership ledger 1963 February-2014 January
  

Digital copy only. The digital copy can only be accessed at the Center for Jewish History.

 
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39 3 Membership list—"March through April" undated request_box
39 4 Membership list—"May through August" undated request_box
39 5 Membership list—"September-December undated request_box
39 6 Membership status ledger 1966-2000 request_box
39 7 Membership—Miscellaneous undated, 1921, 1986-2003, 2014 request_box

Subseries 5: Annual Dinner and Special Brunch, 1960-2007

Boxes 39-40. (.5 linear foot).
Arrangement:

Chronological.

Scope and Content:

The Grand Street Boys' annual dinners functioned as both a yearly celebration of the organization and its members as well a major fundraising event. In the 1990s, the Association also held several "special" brunches which also served the same dual purpose as the dinners. Included in this subseries are programs, invitations, reservation reply cards, seating arrangements, information about the person or organization being honored, and venue information. Financial and attendance data pertaining to the annual dinners and special brunches can be found in several of the oversized ledgers located in Series I, Subseries 2: Finances.

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39 8 Brunch (Special) 1997 request_box
39 9 Brunch (Special) 1998 request_box
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40 1 Dinner (annual) 1981 request_box
40 2 Dinner (annual) 1986 request_box
40 3 Dinner (annual) 1992 request_box
40 4 Dinner (annual) 1993 request_box
40 5 Dinner (annual) 1996 request_box
40 6 Dinner (annual) 1999 request_box
40 7 Dinner (annual) 2000 request_box
40 8 Dinner (annual) 2001 request_box
40 9 Dinner (annual) (1 of 2) 2002 request_box
40 10 Dinner (annual) (2 of 2) 2002 request_box
40 11 Dinner (annual) 2003 request_box
40 12 Dinner (annual) 2004 request_box
40 13 Dinner—Miscellaneous undated, 1960, 1992-1994, 2007 request_box

Subseries 6: Yearbooks, Newsletters, and Printed Matter, 1922-2004

Boxes 1-3, 41-49, 71-72. (6 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

This subseries consists of yearbooks, yearbook advertisement material, newsletters, and various publications and printed matter.

The yearbooks contain lists of officers, directors, and advisory boards; information about the Grand Street Boys' Foundation; list of members in public service; photographs of famous members and members in public service; a history of the Grand Street Boys' Association; a history of the Lower East Side; a photograph of the clubhouse; a list of members who died in the previous year; a list of donors; information about sports and sponsorship of amateur sports; information about various Grand Street Boys' groups and activities (American Legion; Hobbycraft; Amen boys); memorial photographs of deceased members; and advertisements placed by members and local businesses and organizations.

Yearbook advertisement material includes order forms; page mockups; yearbook contribution acknowledgements; index card lists of advertisers and contributors; and notices to members regarding placing adverts.

Wuxtra, the newsletter of the Grand Street Boys, is a great source of information about the organization. The newsletter includes updates on members; a sports column; a profile of the month; lists of officers, new members, and members celebrating birthdays; and information about events and activities. Missing are the years 1973-1989 and 2001 entirely and copies dating from 1990 to 2002 are sporadic.

Access note: Some of the yearbooks were treated for mold damage (see the "Processing Information" section of this finding aid for complete information). Please ask the library staff in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room for appropriate gloves to wear when handling the treated yearbooks.

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41 1 50th Golden Anniversary 1970 request_box
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1 13 Miscellaneous Publications undated, 1940-1960 request_box
  

Included is the pamphlet "The Story of the Grand Street Boys' Association," a television script titled "The Young Heroes: The Gerald Bergeman Story," and published sheet music by Irving Caesar titled "The Grand Street Boys," among other printed matter.

 
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41 2 Printed matter—Miscellaneous undated, 1943, 1962, 1978-2002 request_box
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3 31 Yearbook (bound) 1922 request_box
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71 Yearbook 1925 request_box
71 Yearbook 1928 request_box
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72 Yearbook 1931 request_box
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71 Yearbook 1936 request_box
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72 Yearbook 1937 request_box
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Yearbook 1938 request_box
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71 Yearbook 1939 request_box
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41 3 Yearbook 1940 request_box
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71 Yearbook 1941 request_box
71 Yearbook 1942 request_box
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72 Yearbook 1945 request_box
72 Yearbook 1946 request_box
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71 Yearbook 1947 request_box
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72 Yearbook 1948 request_box
72 Yearbook 1949 request_box
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71 Yearbook 1950 request_box
71 Yearbook 1953 request_box
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72 Yearbook 1954 request_box
72 Yearbook (bound) 1955 request_box
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41 Yearbook (bound) 1956 request_box
41 Yearbook 1957 request_box
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3 32 Yearbook (bound) 1958 request_box
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71 Yearbook 1959 request_box
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42 Yearbook (bound) 1960 request_box
42 Yearbook (bound) 1961 request_box
42 Yearbook (bound) 1962 request_box
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43 Yearbook (bound) 1963 request_box
43 Yearbook (bound) 1964 request_box
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71 Yearbook 1965 request_box
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3 33 Yearbook (copy 1) 1966 request_box
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72 Yearbook (copy 2) 1966 request_box
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44 1 Yearbook 1967 request_box
44 2 Yearbook 1968 request_box
44 3 Yearbook 1973 request_box
44 4 Yearbook 1974 request_box
44 5 Yearbook 1975 request_box
44 6 Yearbook 1976 request_box
44 7 Yearbook 1978 request_box
44 8 Yearbook 1979 request_box
44 9 Yearbook 1980 request_box
44 10 Yearbook 1981 request_box
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45 1 Yearbook 1982 request_box
45 2 Yearbook 1983 request_box
45 3 Yearbook 1984 request_box
45 4 Yearbook 1985 request_box
45 5 Yearbook 1986 request_box
45 6 Yearbook 1987 request_box
45 7 Yearbook 1988 request_box
45 8 Yearbook 1989 request_box
45 9 Yearbook 1990 request_box
45 10 Yearbook 1991 request_box
45 11 Yearbook 1992 request_box
45 12 Yearbook 1993 request_box
45 13 Yearbook 1994 request_box
45 14 Yearbook 1995 request_box
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72 Yearbook 1997 request_box
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45 15 Yearbook 1998 request_box
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46 1 Yearbook 1999 request_box
46 2 Yearbook 2000 request_box
46 3 Yearbook 2001 request_box
46 4 Yearbook 2002 request_box
46 5 Yearbook 2003 request_box
46 6 Yearbook 2004 request_box
46 7 Yearbook advertisements 1992-1994 request_box
46 8 Yearbook advertisements 1995 request_box
46 9 Yearbook advertisements 1996 request_box
46 10 Yearbook advertisements 1997 request_box
46 11 Yearbook advertisements (1 of 2) 1999 request_box
46 12 Yearbook advertisements (2 of 2) 1999 request_box
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47 1 Yearbook advertisements 2000-2002 request_box
47 2 Yearbook advertisements 2003 request_box
47 3 Yearbook advertisements 2004 request_box
47 4 Yearbook advertisements—1996 advertisement renewed for 1997 yearbook 1997 request_box
47 5 Yearbook advertisements—1997 advertisement renewed for 1998 yearbook 1998 request_box
47 6 Yearbook advertisements—1998 advertisement renewed for 1999 yearbook 1999 request_box
47 7 Yearbook advertisers and contributors—Index cards—A-Bel undated request_box
47 8 Yearbook advertisers and contributors—Index cards—Ben-Car undated request_box
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48 1 Yearbook advertisers and contributors—Index cards—Car-Dol undated request_box
48 2 Yearbook advertisers and contributors—Index cards—Dom-F undated request_box
48 3 Yearbook advertisers and contributors—Index cards—G-K undated request_box
48 4 Yearbook advertisers and contributors—Index cards—L-R undated request_box
48 5 Yearbook advertisers and contributors—Index cards—S-Z undated request_box
48 6 Yearbook contribution acknowledgements 1977-1993 request_box
48 7 Yearbook—Notices to members and related material undated, 1968-1974, 1993-1998, 2004 request_box
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2 23 Wuxtra (Newsletter) 1936-1940 request_box
2 24 Wuxtra (Newsletter) 1941-1945 request_box
2 25 Wuxtra (Newsletter) 1946-1949 request_box
2 26 Wuxtra (Newsletter) 1950-1953 request_box
2 27 Wuxtra (Newsletter) 1954-1957 request_box
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3 28 Wuxtra (Newsletter) 1958-1961 request_box
3 29 Wuxtra (Newsletter) 1962-1965 request_box
3 30 Wuxtra (Newsletter) 1966-1967 request_box
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49 1 Wuxtra (Newsletter) 1968-1972 request_box
49 2 Wuxtra (Newsletter) 1990-2000, 2002-2004 request_box
49 3 Wuxtra (Newsletter)—Layout—Pre-publication 1981 request_box

Subseries 7: Hobbycraft Program, 1984-2011

Boxes 49-53. (2 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

This series comprises material documenting the Hobbycraft program, a charitable program created by the Grand Street Boys' Association and Foundation for the collection and redistribution of donated merchandise to charitable organizations and needy individuals. Included are donation acknowledgments and thank you letters, correspondence, bank statements and financial records, a volunteer list, lease negotiation documents, a study and evaluation of the program, and a description of the program. Photographs documenting the Hobbycraft program can be found in Series III: Photographs.

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49 4 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations 1984-1985 request_box
49 5 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations (1 of 2) 1987 request_box
49 6 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations (2 of 2) 1987 request_box
49 7 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations (1 of 9) 1989 request_box
49 8 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations (2 of 9) 1989 request_box
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50 1 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations (3 of 9) 1989 request_box
50 2 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations (4 of 9) 1989 request_box
50 3 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations (5 of 9) 1989 request_box
50 4 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations (6 of 9) 1989 request_box
50 5 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations (7 of 9) 1989 request_box
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51 1 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations (8 of 9) 1989 request_box
51 2 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations (9 of 9) 1989 request_box
51 3 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations (1 of 4) 1990 request_box
51 4 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations (2 of 4) 1990 request_box
51 5 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations (3 of 4) 1990 request_box
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52 1 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations (4 of 4) 1990 request_box
52 2 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations 1991 request_box
52 3 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations (1 of 2) 1992 request_box
52 4 Acknowledgement and thank you letters for donations (2 of 2) 1992 request_box
52 5 Administration and correspondence 1984-1997, 2003-2011 request_box
52 6 Bank statements 1993-1994, 1998 request_box
52 7 Bank statements—Checking account 1994-1996 request_box
52 8 Bronx facility—Lease negotiation—Removal of archives 2009-2001 request_box
52 9 Donations and letters of agreements 1980s request_box
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53 1 Finances—Disbursements 1994-1997 request_box
53 2 Hobbycraft program—"What is it?" undated request_box
53 3 Report to the Foundation regarding miscellaneous expenses 1979 request_box
53 4 Study and evaluation of Hobbycraft program 2002 request_box
53 5 Volunteers 2002 request_box

Subseries 8: Artifacts, circa 1935-2014

Box 64 (OS1). (2 linear feet).
Scope and Content:

Included are rubber stamps with Grand Street Boys' Association presidents' signatures, an Amen Boys gavel, a lapel pin, a ring, a wooden desk calendar that was used by David H. Goldsmith (and possibly other Grand Street Boys' presidents and officers), a small wooden desk organizer, and a memorial plaque listing former Grand Street Boys' presidents.

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Series II: Grand Street Boys' Foundation, circa 1921-2007

In English.
Boxes 53-63, 1 oversized folder. (5.25 linear feet).
Arrangement:

This series is arranged into two subseries.

Scope and Content:

This series documents the administrative and financial activities of the trustees and officers of the Grand Street Boys' Foundation. The Foundation was tasked with managing investments that were then used to fund the Grand Street Boys' Association (general administrative expenses) and to fund Grand Street Boys charitable activities. Both the Association and Foundation engaged in charitable giving, but this was primarily the job of the Foundation. Though items in this series span the 1920s to 2007, the majority of the material dates from the 1990s. For information regarding the dissolution of the Foundation in 2011, see Series I, Subseries 1. Photographs of Foundation trustees and officers can be found in Series III: Photographs.

Subseries 1: Administration and Subject Files, circa 1921-2003

Boxes 53-55. (1.5 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

This subseries includes the constitution and bylaws for both the Foundation and the Grand Street Boys' Association; employment records of staff who worked at the Grand Street Boys' clubhouse and other material relating to the clubhouse; meeting minutes; lists of Foundation trustees and lists of the Board of Directors of the Association (some Foundation trustees also served as officers for the Association); a daily desk calendar (it is not known whose); and documents pertaining to the relationship between the Foundation and the Association. At the end of the subseries is a folder titled "Miscellaneous" which consists of miscellaneous, loose items that fit within the scope of the subseries but do not merit single-item description.

The employment records are written on index cards and are filed alphabetically. They include name and address and can also include notes about the employee; dates employed; reason for leaving; position held; number of dependents; marital status; military service; and salary information. Though the records appear to be created in the 1960s and 1970s, they record data on employees who worked at the clubhouse from the 1930s through the 1970s. Titles held include masseur, porter, towel boy, switchboard operator, and building superintendent.

Trustee meeting minutes and administrative material include meeting invitations, meeting agendas, financial reports from the Association, names and addresses of trustees, and charitable contribution reports from the trustees. The meeting minutes list attendees, time and place of meeting, trustee absences, news and reports regarding finances, a Hobbycraft report, grants (charitable contributions) submitted for approval and subsequent vote on approval, and the date of the next scheduled meeting. Trustee meetings dating from late 1980s through the early 2000s were held at the Friars Club in Manhattan. Receipts of these meetings are included in this subseries and in Subseries II: Finances.

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53 6 Architectural drawings—Floor plans—106 West 55th Street—Architect H. Hurwit—1943 1963 request_box
53 7 Building—106-108 West 55th Street—Certificate of Occupancy—Electrical inspections 1925, 1964-1965 request_box
53 8 Building—Inventory of contents of building undated request_box
53 9 Building—Sale of—131-135 West 56th Street 1976-1978 request_box
53 10 Constitution and bylaws—Grand Street Boys' Association circa 1921 request_box
  

See Series I, Subseries 1 for the Association's copies of the constitution and bylaws.

 
53 11 Constitution and bylaws—Grand Street Boys' Foundation circa 1945, 1961 request_box
  

See Series I, Subseries 1 for the Association's copies of the constitution and bylaws.

 
53 12 Desk calendar—Daily 1998 October-December request_box
53 13 Desk calendar—Daily 1999 January-July request_box
53 14 Desk calendar—Daily (1 of 2) 2001 request_box
53 15 Desk calendar—Daily (2 of 2) 2001 request_box
53 16 Employment records—A-K circa 1960-1980 request_box
53 17 Employment records—L-W circa 1960-1980 request_box
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54 1 Grand Street Boys' Association—Board of Directors—lists of 1960-1980 request_box
54 2 Grand Street Boys' Association—Board of Directors—lists of 1981 request_box
54 3 Grand Street Boys' Association—Board of Directors—lists of 1982 request_box
54 4 Grand Street Boys' Association—Board of Directors—lists of 1983 request_box
54 5 Grand Street Boys' Association—Board of Directors—lists of 1984-1985 request_box
54 6 Grand Street Boys' Association—Board of Directors—lists of 1986-1987 request_box
54 7 Grand Street Boys' Association—Board of Directors—lists of 1988-1989 request_box
54 8 Grand Street Boys' Association—Board of Directors—lists of 1990 request_box
54 9 Grand Street Boys' Association—Board of Directors—lists of 1991-1992 request_box
54 10 Grand Street Boys' Association—Board of Directors—lists of 1993-1994 request_box
54 11 Grand Street Boys' Association—Board of Directors—lists of 1995-1996 request_box
54 12 Grand Street Boys' Association—Board of Directors—lists of 1997-1998 request_box
54 13 Grand Street Boys' Association—Board of Directors—lists of 1999-2000 request_box
54 14 Relationship between Grand Street Boys' Foundation and Grand Street Boys' Association 1977 request_box
54 15 Trustee—Forest, Shepard undated, 1997 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
55 1 Trustee—Silver, Charles H. 1967-1979 request_box
55 2 Trustee—Wasserman, Jacob B. circa 2000 request_box
55 3 Trustees—Lists of Trustees and Officers 1992-1998, 2003 request_box
55 4 Trustees—Meeting minutes and administrative material 1991, 1993-1994 request_box
55 5 Trustees—Meeting minutes and administrative material 1995-1996 request_box
55 6 Trustees—Meeting minutes and administrative material 1997 request_box
55 7 Trustees—Meeting minutes and administrative material 1998 request_box
55 8 Trustees—Meeting minutes and administrative material 1999-2001 request_box
55 9 United States Department of Labor—Reports on employment, payroll, and hours 1971-1979 request_box
55 10 Use of 131 West 56th Street—Proposal for the opening of the Foundation's premises for use by charitable and educational organizations 1973 request_box
55 11 Miscellaneous undated, 1990, 1994, 2000 request_box

Subseries 2: Finances, 1938-2007

Boxes 55-63, 1 oversized folder. (3.75 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by subject.

Scope and Content:

This subseries documents the primary activity of the Foundation, managing the assets and investments of the Foundation and distributing grants and contributions to charitable organizations. (See the Foundation's constitution and bylaws in Series II, Subseries 1 for more information regarding the Foundation's duties.)

Included in this subseries are contribution acknowledgements from organizations who received money from the Foundation; financial statements and auditor's reports; bank statements; records documenting bills paid; insurance policies; investment portfolio statements; and material relating to the Foundation's status as a non-profit, charitable organization, as well as their tax exempt status.

The subseries also contains contribution data that is represented in different ways such as contribution allotment per trustee and itemized contribution breakdowns for a given period. Contribution data may also be of interest to researchers as it illuminates changes in the Foundation during the 1990s to its dissolution in 2011, such as a shift in focus from mostly New York City-based charities, to charitable organizations outside of the Metro region.

At the end of the subseries is a folder titled "Miscellaneous" which consists of miscellaneous, loose items that fit within the scope of the subseries but do not merit single-item description.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
55 12 Adjusted trial balance—December 1994 1995 request_box
55 13 Advice of credit—Receipts 1996-1998 request_box
55 14 Assets 2001 request_box
55 15 Audits and related material—Loeb and Troper 1996-1998 request_box
55 16 Bank statements 1993 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
56 1 Bank statements 1994-1995 request_box
56 2 Bank statements 1996-1998 request_box
56 3 Bills paid 1993 request_box
56 4 Bills paid 1994 request_box
56 5 Bills paid 1995 request_box
56 6 Bills paid 1996 request_box
56 7 Bills paid 1997 request_box
56 8 Bills paid 1998 request_box
56 9 Bills paid 1999 request_box
56 10 Certifications of officers—Certificate of Authority—Chemical Bank 1991-1993 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
57 1 Charitable organization—Not-for-profit corporation—Registration, certification, and reports 1968-1973, 1994-1998 request_box
57 2 Contribution acknowledgements 1981-1982 request_box
57 3 Contribution acknowledgements (1 of 2) 1989 request_box
57 4 Contribution acknowledgements (2 of 2) 1989 request_box
57 5 Contribution acknowledgements (1 of 2) 1990 request_box
57 6 Contribution acknowledgements (2 of 2) 1990 request_box
57 7 Contribution acknowledgements (1 of 2) 1991 request_box
57 8 Contribution acknowledgements (2 of 2) 1991 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
58 1 Contribution acknowledgements 1992 request_box
58 2 Contribution acknowledgements 1994 request_box
58 3 Contribution acknowledgements 1995 request_box
58 4 Contribution acknowledgements (1 of 2) 1996 request_box
58 5 Contribution acknowledgements (2 of 2) 1996 request_box
58 6 Contribution acknowledgements (1 of 3) 1997 request_box
58 7 Contribution acknowledgements (2 of 3) 1997 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
59 1 Contribution acknowledgements (3 of 3) 1997 request_box
59 2 Contribution acknowledgements (1 of 2) 1998 request_box
59 3 Contribution acknowledgements (2 of 2) 1998 request_box
59 4 Contribution acknowledgements 1999 request_box
59 5 Contribution acknowledgements 2000 request_box
59 6 Contribution acknowledgements 2001 request_box
59 7 Contribution allotment per Trustee—Capozzoli, Louis J. 1980-1983 request_box
59 8 Contribution allotment per Trustee—Feld, I. Franklin 1979-1989 request_box
59 9 Contribution allotment per Trustee—Feld, Mitchell I. 1988-2000 request_box
59 10 Contribution allotment per Trustee—Finkelstein, David 1979-1991 request_box
59 11 Contribution allotment per Trustee—Forest, Shepard 1998-2000 request_box
59 12 Contribution allotment per Trustee—Garner, Harold L. 1979-1987 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
60 1 Contribution allotment per Trustee—Goldsmith, David H. 1979-2000 request_box
60 2 Contribution allotment per Trustee—Goldsmith, David M. 1990-2000 request_box
60 3 Contribution allotment per Trustee—Monahan, Sherwood L. 1988-2000 request_box
60 4 Contribution allotment per Trustee—Silberberg, George I. 1979-1982 request_box
60 5 Contribution allotment per Trustee—Wasserman, Herbert 1979-1993 request_box
60 6 Contribution allotment per Trustee—Wasserman, Jacob B. 1988-2000 request_box
60 7 Contributions—Approved or pending 1992-1993 request_box
60 8 Contributions—Approved or pending 1994 request_box
60 9 Contributions—Approved or pending 1995 request_box
60 10 Contributions—Approved or pending 1996 request_box
60 11 Contributions—Approved or pending 1998-2000 request_box
60 12 Contributions—Tax information 2007 request_box
60 13 Custody account—application and correspondence 1996 request_box
60 14 Financial ledger 1971 December-1987 September request_box
60 15 Financial ledger 1987 September-2000 September request_box
60 16 Financial statements and auditor's reports 1992 request_box
60 17 Financial statements and auditor's reports 1994 request_box
60 18 Financial statements and auditor's reports 1994-1995 request_box
60 19 Financial statements and auditor's reports 1995-1996 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
61 1 Financial statements and auditor's reports 1997-1998 request_box
61 2 Financial statements and auditor's reports 1998-1999 request_box
61 3 Friars Club receipts 1991, 1995, 2000 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 4 Foundation Investments undated, 1951-1957 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
OS2F 1 Foundation Investments undated, 1956-1957 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
61 4 General Foundation contributions—Scholarships—Hobbycraft 1979-1992 request_box
61 5 General fund expenses 1992-2000 request_box
61 6 Insurance policies (1 of 4) 1990-2003 request_box
61 7 Insurance policies (2 of 4) 1990-2003 request_box
61 8 Insurance policies (3 of 4) 1990-2003 request_box
61 9 Insurance policies (4 of 4) 1990-2003 request_box
61 10 Investment portfolio—Monthly statements 1993 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
62 1 Investment portfolio—Monthly statements 1994 request_box
62 2 Investment portfolio—Monthly statements 1995 request_box
62 3 Investment portfolio—Monthly statements 1996 request_box
62 4 Investment portfolio—Monthly statements 1997 request_box
62 5 Investment portfolio—Monthly statements 1998 request_box
62 6 Investments—Lynch and Mayer Associates L.P.—Lynch and Mayer, Inc. 1996-1998 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
63 1 Investments—Lynch and Mayer, Inc.—Uniform Application for Investment—Advisor registration 1995-1997 request_box
63 2 Investments—Mid Cap Growth Partners L.P.—Lynch and Mayer, Inc. 1998-1999 request_box
63 3 Investments—Neuberger and Berman Management 1998 request_box
63 4 Kneses Israel of Sea Gate—Insurance policies 1965 request_box
63 5 Organization Exempt From Income Taxes—Returns 1969, 1995-1996 request_box
63 6 Receipts and petty cash vouchers 1990-2000 request_box
63 7 Stop payments and returned checks 1993-1994 request_box
63 8 State tax exemptions—Resale 1953-1965 request_box
63 9 Tax exempt status and certification—Federal and State—Grand Street Boys' Foundation and Grand Street Boys' Association 1938, 1953, 1963, 1969-1972 request_box
63 10 Tax exempt status—City of New York 1953 request_box
63 11 Transfers of money—Receipts 1993-1994 request_box
63 12 Miscellaneous 1969, 1974, 1982-1984, 1997-1998request_box
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Series III: Photographs, circa 1925-2000

Boxes 65-68, 1 Map folder (Box 65 and the map folder are oversized). (3.25 linear feet).
Arrangement:

This series is arranged into two subseries.

Scope and Content:

The photograph series captures the spirit and essence of the Grand Street Boys' Association during its prime. Though the series is arranged into two subseries, Subjects and People, nearly all of the photographs include images of people. The photographs chiefly document members and officers of the Grand Street Boys' Association, and, to a lesser degree, officers and trustees of the Foundation. Subseries 1: Subjects shows Grand Streeters and their guests at events, dinners, and parties, or participating in activities at their clubhouse and around New York City. Subject folder titles were either obtained from information written on the verso of the photograph or were devised by the archivist when enough information could be obtained from the images themselves. Subseries 2: People primarily highlights key members of the organization, some of the more famous members, and guests and entertainers at the clubhouse. Numerous photographs in the series were taken by news organizations (such as the New York Times; Daily News; Associated Press) or local photographers. This is usually indicated on the versos of the photographs. Most of the photographs date from the 1950s through the late 1960s and are black-and-white prints.

Subseries 1: Subjects, circa 1939-2000

Boxes 66-67, 65. (.75 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical.

Scope and Content:

The photographs in the Subjects subseries reflect the main activities and interests of the Grand Street Boys' Association, primarily celebrating New York City and New Yorkers who helped define it and who strove to better themselves and their city. For the Grand Streeters, these people came from all strata of the population regardless of social status, class, age, education, or ethnicity. To do this they held dinners; gave out awards, scholarships, and grants; sponsored amateur athletics; attended ceremonies; invited public officials to present at the clubhouse; performed charitable works; and supported charitable organizations. These activities are captured in this subseries. Many of the photographs include Jonah J. Goldstein who served as President of the Grand Street Boys' Association from 1937 to 1967.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
66 (PHOTOS) 1 20th Anniversary Dinner—Grand Street Boys' Association—Hotel Commodore 1940 January 13 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 2 100th Anniversary of Governor Alfred E. Smith Houses—Wreath laying ceremony 1959 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 3 Amen Boys circa 1970 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
Map (PHOTOS) 2 Amen Boys at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey 1936 November 26-29 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
65 (OS2) (PHOTOS) 4 Amen Boys at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey 1939 November request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
66 (PHOTOS) 4 American Legion—Grand Street Boys’ Post No. 1025 1960s request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 5 Awards and Ceremonies circa 1950-2000 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 6 Beth Israel Hospital—Student Nurses' Residence—Laying of cornerstone 1958 September 28 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
65 (OS2) (PHOTOS) 2 B.M.C. Annual Dinner and Hand Ball Awards—Westside YMCA—Grand Street Boys' Association 1968 May 2 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
66 (PHOTOS) 7 Bowery Bank reception circa 1960 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 8 Boy Scouts 1960s request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 9 Brooklyn Battery Tunnel—Ribbon Cutting 1950 May 25 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 10 Civil defense shelter—Inspection circa 1955 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 11 Clubhouse—Exterior view—106-108 West 55th Street undated request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 12 Clubhouse—Exterior view—architectural rendering undated request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 13 Clubhouse—Interior views circa 1960 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
65 (OS2) (PHOTOS) 3 Clubhouse—Rendering (architectural) dedicated to Louis Tauscher 1968 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
66 (PHOTOS) 14 Dedicated Teachers Awards 1960-1961 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 15 Dedication ceremony—Gustave Hartman Student Lounge—City College, City University of New York (CUNY)—Portrait unveiling 1956 November 11 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 16 Dedication of Abe Stark Hillel Building at Brooklyn College 1958 October 13 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 17 Dinner 1978 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 18 Dinner 1980 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 19 Dinner and cocktails 1980s request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 20 Dinner and meeting 1986 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 21 Dinners and parties circa 1945-2000 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 22 Entertainers and musicians circa 1950s and 1960s request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 23 Events and activities (1 of 2) circa 1950-2000 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 24 Events and activities (1 of 2) circa 1950-2000 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 25 Fashion Institute of Technology—Laying of cornerstone 1958 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 26 Give to the UJA (United Jewish Appeal) 1953 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 27 Golden Age Art Exhibition 1966 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 28 Golden wedding anniversary celebrations—Photographs undated, 1960-1963 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 29 Golden wedding anniversary celebrations—Negatives 1962 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 30 Gramercy Boys Club—Entertainers and handicraft exhibit circa 1960 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 31 Grand Street Boys' Association and Foundation stained glass panel undated request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 32 Grand Street Boys' Scout troop at Chemical Bank circa 1960 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 33 Grand Street Boys' song by Irving Caesar—Advertising display and exterior view—Colony Records (49th Street and Broadway) 1960 May request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 34 Grand Street Station—Third Avenue El (IRT Third Avenue Line)—Two streetscape views circa 1890s—Copies of black-and-white lithographs undated request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 35 High school essay awards circa 1960 request_box
66 (PHOTOS) 36 High school nursing award 1961 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
67 (PHOTOS) 1 Hobbycraft—Interior views of headquarters and volunteers circa 1960 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 2 Hobbycraft—Interior views of headquarters and volunteers 1980s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 3 Hobbycraft—Interior views of headquarters and volunteers—Negatives 1980s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 4 Holiday party for children with Santa—Hotel Imperial circa 1960 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 5 Jonah J. Goldstein Playground—Delancey and Eldridge Streets—Dedication and opening 1960 May request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 6 The Lambs presents "Don't Drink the Water" by Woody Allen—Exterior views of box office and theatergoers circa 1966 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 9 London photographs undated, 1944 request_box
  

Material related to Grand Street House in London.

 
1 18 London Photographs circa 1956 request_box
  

Included are black-and-white photographs showing scenes from the dedication in London of the Mercy Mobile (ambulance) that was presented by Sir Louis Sterling through the Friends of Magen David Adom in Great Britain.

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
67 (PHOTOS) 7 Meetings and events—Photographs 1980s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 8 Meetings and events—Negatives 1980s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 9 Miscellaneous—Two landscape views—Summer and winter scenes circa 1960s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 10 Nathan Straus School—P.S. 140—Certificate of Merit awarded to the Grand Street Boys' Association 1965 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 11 Negatives circa 1940-1965 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 12 New York Naval Base Band—View of band, Lower Manhattan cityscape, and New York Harbor from Brooklyn circa 1960 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 13 Nipex-67 Stamp Show—906 Stamp Club—Massachusetts Correctional Institution 1967 April 15 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 14 Officers circa 1980s-1990s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 15 Officers and others—Black-and-white photographs by Hale Haberman 1980s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
1 17 Photographs (from previous accession) undated, 1940-1953 request_box
  

Included are two photographs showing a young Mickey Mantle receiving a Grand Street Boys' award from Jonah J. Goldstein and signing a baseball bat for a boy and his father; a photo showing a scene from a track and field long jump event; several photos of Jonah J. Goldstein; a photo showing Boys Scouts holding flags; and a photo of Fiorello La Guardia and another man at a dinner.

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
67 (PHOTOS) 16 Pickup truck filled with boxes at a prison circa 1960 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 17 Saint Patrick's Day party—Group photo with Lord Mayor of Dublin, Robert Briscoe, John F. Cassidy, and others circa 1960 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 18 Sauna—Interior view 1960s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 19 "Send a boy to camp" circa 1960 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 20 Sports and athletics 1960s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 21 Station wagon filled with packages parked in front of the Grand Street Boys' clubhouse circa 1960 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 22 Teachers—Award ceremony circa 1960 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 23 Third Street Music School Settlement—Young musicians perform at the Grand Street Boys' clubhouse circa 1960 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 24 "Three Grandstreeters at the Labor Day reviewing stands"—Nelson A. Rockefeller, Robert F. Wagner, Jr., and other person 1963 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 25 Valentine's Day party 1964 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 26 Water damage to office—Interior views 1982 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 27 Williamsburg Settlement—Presentation of award to Jonah J. Goldstein 1958 April 29 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 28 Wuxtra—Layouts with photographs circa 1980s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 29 YMCA—Harlem—Alan Dingle and Jonah J. Goldstein circa 1960 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 30 YMCA Sunday—Harlem—Ministers Planning Committee 1963 request_box

Subseries 2: People, circa 1925-2000

Boxes 65, 67-68, 1 Map folder (oversized). (2.5 linear feet).
Arrangement:

Alphabetical by surname, followed by general portraits that are filed into alphabetical groupings. A small amount of portraits of unidentified people are located at the end of the subseries.

Scope and Content:

This series primarily consists of portraits of members. Numerous New York City and State public officials were members including judges, mayors, congressmen, senators, city officials, and governors. There were also numerous entertainers, actors, and musicians who were members. The photographs document the Grand Street Boys' more notable members, as well as the members who served as officers for the Association. Some of the officers who served for many years have more robust photographic representation such as Jonah J. Goldstein, Louis Tauscher, and David H. Goldsmith. For more inclusive representation of members and membership, see Series I, Subseries 4: Membership Records.

BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
67 (PHOTOS) 31 Briscoe, Robert (Lord Mayor of Dublin) 1957 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 32 Caesar, Irving 1960s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 33 Cantwell, William circa 1980s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 34 Cohen, Albert I. circa 1980s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
65 (OS2) (PHOTOS) 1 Cohen, Albert I.—1984-1993—Oversized photograph request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
67 (PHOTOS) 35 Cole, Nat King—With Jonah J. Goldstein and other person circa 1960 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 36 Feld, I Franklin circa 1960s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 37 Fraser, C.B. Gladwin circa 1980s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
65 (OS2) (PHOTOS) 2 Friedel, Louis—Oversized photograph—Signed undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
67 (PHOTOS) 38 Garelik, Sanford undated, 1941 request_box
  

Includes a photo showing Mayor Fiorello La Guardia pinning an award to Garelick's uniform in 1941. Garelick became the first Jewish police inspector of the New York City Police Department and served as president of the New York City Council under Mayor John Lindsay.

 
67 (PHOTOS) 39 Garner, Harold L. circa 1950 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 40 Goldsmith, David H. circa 1950s-1990s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 41 Goldstein, Jonah J. circa 1930s-1967 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
65 (OS2) (PHOTOS) 3 Goldstein, Jonah J.—Oversized photograph undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
67 (PHOTOS) 42 Goldstein, Jonah J.—Testimonial luncheon for Morris Meister—Photographs and letter 1966 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 43 Hamilton, Ricky—Grand Street Boys' Talent Night 1959 May request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
65 (OS2) (PHOTOS) 1 Harriman, W. Averell—Oversized photograph—Signed undated request_box
  

Inscription: "With best wishes to my friends [at] the Grand Street Boys"

 
65 (OS2) (PHOTOS) 1 Harris-Stevens, Jeanette—Jeanette Harris Scholarship Fund—Oversized photograph circa 2000 request_box
  

Jeanette Harris-Stevens served as Office Manager for the Grand Street Boys' Association for over forty-five years. See the Wuxtra newsletter, December 2000 issue, located in Series I, Subseries 6 Box 49, Folder 2 for a memorial to her following her death.

 
65 (OS2) (PHOTOS) 2 Hayes, Patrick Joseph (Cardinal)—Oversized photograph—Signed 1925 request_box
  

Inscription: "Ever gratefully to the Grand Street Boys' Association for a never to be forgotten tribute, January 15, 1925"

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
67 (PHOTOS) 44 Herman, Harry circa 1960s-1980s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 45 Hyman, Moses J. circa 1980s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
65 (OS2) (PHOTOS) 1 Kaplan, Abe—Oversized photograph circa 1930s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
67 (PHOTOS) 46 Kelly, John J. circa 1990s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 47 Klein, David and wife—Silver Anniversary of U.S. Bronze Sign Co. 1952 request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
65 (OS2) (PHOTOS) 2 Lehman, Herbert H.—Oversized photograph—Signed undated request_box
  

Inscription: "To my fellow members of the Grand Street Boys with kindest regards and warmest good wishes"

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
67 (PHOTOS) 48 Mandel, Joseph N. circa 1990 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 49 Markewich, Arthur—Candidates Night 1968 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 50 Mayo, Alfred—Birthday party 1953 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 51 Morris, Newbold—Photographs and letter regarding the dedication of the Sara Delano Roosevelt Golden Age Center 1965 November request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 52 Monahan, Sherwood L. circa 1980s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 53 Pope Paul VI circa 1965 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 54 Posner, Adolph—Disposable tonometer—Photographs and newsletter 1966 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 55 Rao, Paul P. and Rao, Paul P., Jr.—Photograph and letter 1965 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 56 Rockefeller, Nelson A. circa 1950s-1960s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
65 (OS2) (PHOTOS) 2 Rockefeller, Nelson A.—Oversized photograph—Signed undated request_box
  

Inscription: "To the Grand Street Boys with admiration and best wishes"

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
67 (PHOTOS) 57 Roosevelt, Eleanor circa 1950s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 58 Rosen, Samuel—President—1973-1977 undated request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 59 Sanders, Irwin A. circa 1970s request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 60 Silberberg, George circa 1960s-1970s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
65 (OS2) (PHOTOS) 1 Smith, Alfred Emanuel—Oversized photograph undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
MAP 2 Sobel, Henry—Oversized photograph undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
65 (OS2) (PHOTOS) 1 Spellman, Francis (Cardinal)—Oversized photograph—Signed undated request_box
  

Inscription: "Judge Jonah Goldstein with appreciation of many kindnesses as a director of the Holy Name Mission for Homeless Men"

 
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
67 (PHOTOS) 61 Sterling, Louis circa 1940s request_box
  

Includes a portrait and black-and-white photographs taken in London. Several show Louis Sterling with Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, mother of Queen Elizabeth II).

 
67 (PHOTOS) 62 Tauscher, Louis circa 1950s-1960s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
65 (OS2) (PHOTOS) 1 Tauscher, Louis—Oversized photograph undated request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
67 (PHOTOS) 63 Tracy, Arthur—"Street Singer" undated, 1959 request_box
67 (PHOTOS) 64 Unger, Alfred circa 1980s request_box
BoxFolderTitleDateRequest
68 (PHOTOS) 1 People—Portraits—Identified—A-F—Large photographs (1 of 2) circa 1925-2000 request_box
68 (PHOTOS) 2 People—Portraits—Identified—A-F—Large photographs (2 of 2) circa 1925-2000 request_box
68 (PHOTOS) 3 People—Portraits—Identified—A-F—Small photographs circa 1925-2000 request_box
68 (PHOTOS) 4 People—Portraits—Identified—G-L—Large photographs (1 of 2) circa 1925-2000 request_box
68 (PHOTOS) 5 People—Portraits—Identified—G-L—Large photographs (2 of 2) circa 1925-2000 request_box
68 (PHOTOS) 6 People—Portraits—Identified—G-L—Small photographs circa 1925-2000 request_box
68 (PHOTOS) 7 People—Portraits—Identified—M-R—Large photographs (1 of 2) circa 1925-2000 request_box
68 (PHOTOS) 8 People—Portraits—Identified—M-R—Large photographs (2 of 2) circa 1925-2000 request_box
68 (PHOTOS) 9 People—Portraits—Identified—M-R—Small photographs circa 1925-2000 request_box
68 (PHOTOS) 10 People—Portraits—Identified—S-Z—Large photographs (1 of 2) circa 1925-2000 request_box
68 (PHOTOS) 11 People—Portraits—Identified—S-Z—Large photographs (1 of 2) circa 1925-2000 request_box
68 (PHOTOS) 12 People—Portraits—Identified—S-Z—Small photographs circa 1925-2000 request_box
68 (PHOTOS) 13 People—Portraits—Unidentified—Large photographs circa 1925-2000 request_box
68 (PHOTOS) 14 People—Portraits—Unidentified—Small photographs circa 1925-2000 request_box
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