Scope and arrangement
The records of the New-York Colonization Society reflect the goals and projects funded by the society as well as its daily operations. The records have been divided into six series: Board of Directors, General Administration, Organizations and Scholarships, Financial Records, Printed Matter and Artifact.|||The Board of Directors series consists of the constitution and by-laws, material related to requests and revisions of the charter and to the society's dissolution, as well as minutes of the Executive Committee and annual meetings.|||The General Administration series contains general correspondence pertaining to educational institutions and other projects the society funded, Board of Trustees meetings, Liberian President William V.S. Tubman, and financial matters. Reports and a subject file concern educational and missionary work.|||The Organizations and Scholarships series provides detailed information on the educational and health initiatives funded and administered by the New-York State Colonization Society. Records pertaining to the Booker Washington Agricultural and Industrial Institute consist of minutes of the advisory committee and of board meetings, correspondence, reports, material concerning the 1953 integration with the University of Liberia and financial reports. Other records detail the objectives of Liberia College and Mount Coffee Mission, Cuttington College and Divinity School, and Samuel Grimes Maternity and Child Welfare Center. Files for individuals awarded scholarships in the nineteenth century and in the 1950's-1960's are included in this series.|||A significant portion of the collection consists of the Financial Records. Included are annual financial reports, records regarding investments, correspondence of the Secretary-Treasurer and cancelled checks, and vouchers for work ordered by the Society, at the New York office and in Liberia.|||The Printed Matter and Artifact series comprise publications including books, reports, booklets and news clippings as well as the metal embosser with the society's seal.