Railroad Young Men's Christian Association (Albany, NY)
Records, 1879-1971
SC15227

Quantity: 6 boxes (2.0 cubic feet)
Access: Open to research
Accession:

Gift of C.L. Klahn of RRYMCA, December 10, 1971

Processed By:

Fred Bassett, Senior Librarian, Manuscripts and Special Collections, February 2005

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Historical Note:

A chapter of the Railroad Young Men's Christian Association (RRYMCA) was established in 1880 in Albany's west end to serve the railroad and stockyard workers who lived in that area. The association was largely supported by the Delaware and Hudson Railroad and the New York Central Railroad.

Scope and Content Note:

Minutes of the board of trustees, subject files and other materials including the records of the group's public speaking course. The organization was patronized by William T. Byrne, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Albany County, and this collection contains a number of materials relating to the William T. Byrne Club, which sponsored the public speaking courses.

Box Folder Content

1

1

Albany RRYMCA History

 

2

YMCA History, Local Association

 

3

Constitution

 

4-6

Incorporation

 

7-8

Proposed Sale of "the real property" of the RRYMCA to City of Albany

 

9

Albany City YMCA

2

1

Membership and Public Relations, 1963-1967

 

2

Delaware & Hudson Railroad

 

3

West Albany YMCA Closing

 

4

Board of Trustees

 

5

Board of Directors Meetings, 1963-1968

 

6

Board of Directors Letters

 

7

General Agencies Committee

 

8

Wills - Mrs. Turkenkoph

 

9

Wills - Peterman, Lansing, Harrington

3

1

History of William T. Burne Club, 1940-1960

 

2

Wm. T. Burne Club - Public Speaking Class Roster, 1930-1959

 

3

Wm. T. Burne Club - Mailing Lists, Etc.

 

4

Public Speaking Course, 1955-1956

 

5

Public Speaking Course, 1956-1957

 

6

Public Speaking Course, 1957-1958

 

7

Public Speaking Course, 1959-1960

 

8

Public Speaking Course, 1960-1961

 

9

William T. Burne Club

 

10

William T. Burne Obituaries

4

 

Albany RRYMCA Committee of Management Minutes, 1880-1924; includes list of charter members who met December 8, 1879

5

 

Albany RRYMCA Committee of Management Minutes, March 21, 1924-November 18, 1940 [Changed to Board of Directors September 15, 1931]

   

Albany RRYMCA Board of Directors Minutes, January 20, 1941-November 30, 1953

6

 

Albany RRYMCA Board of Directors Minutes, January 25, 1954-December 5, 1962

   

Albany RRYMCA Board of Trustees Minutes, 1931-1963

Last Updated: June 25, 2010