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:
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.
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.
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.
Series IV contains general correspondence between the Presidents and members as well as people outside of the club. It is arranged chronologically.
This series is composed of financial material such as statements, budgets, receipt and expenditures. Some of the early material includes ledgers and bound material.
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.