Scope and arrangement
The collection consists of administrative records. These include meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters and manuals, programming material, and financial records.
The New York Library Club records are arranged in six series:
- 1910-19915 boxes
Series I contains meeting agendas and minutes. Records include the club council, executive and other committees and the general meeting. Some of the early minutes have been bound.
- 1891-19964 boxes
Membership material, including the constitution and by-laws, the annual membership directory and the annual Manual are held in Series II. The Manual was a bound pamphlet that contained the constitution and by-laws, officers and members and information pertinent to the profession. Also included here are records about recruitment, dues, and other items pertaining to membership.
- 1885-19907 boxes
This series contains material about the programming committee of the Club. There is information about speakers, trips, the annual banquet, the Centennial Celebration in 1985, publicity, and the annual scholarship.
- 1936-19922 boxes
Series IV contains general correspondence between the Presidents and members as well as people outside of the club. It is arranged chronologically.
- 1922-19913 boxes
This series is composed of financial material such as statements, budgets, receipt and expenditures. Some of the early material includes ledgers and bound material.
- 1968-20023 boxes
This series is comprised of materials that were integrated into the collection in 2015, including correspondence; membership and event planning documentation; notes; and financial records. The files primarily date between 1994 and 2002, with one binder of material containing correspondence, meeting minutes, and other documents dating from 1968 to 1983.