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National Society of New England Women. New York City Colony records

 Collection
Identifier: SSC-MS-00366

Scope and Contents

The records of the New York City Colony of NSNEW document the early history of the society before it became a national organization. After 1913, they document colony business only, including that of the national organization which pertains to the colony. They consist of correspondence, minutes, genealogical records, membership applications, scrapbooks, and memorabilia dating from its founding in 1895. In addition to the early history of the society and the history of the colony, the records also reflect the general goals and activities of patriotic societies in the United States, many of which were founded during the same period in American history. The membership of the society mirrors its beliefs and, in its fluctuating size, the patriotic inclinations of the entire country. This portion of the United States' population may also be studied for its genealogical origins and ongoing social and philanthropic activities.

NOTE: The container list for this collection is available in the Sophia Smith Collection. Please contact us to request a copy.

Dates of Materials

  • 1895-1972

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use with the following restriction on access:

Collection is stored offsite and may take an extended period of time to retrieve. Researchers are strongly encouraged to contact Special Collections (specialcollections@smith.edu) at least a month in advance of any planned visits so that boxes may be retrieved for them in a timely manner.

Conditions Governing Use

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Biographical / Historical

The National Society of New England Women was founded 1895 at the New York City home of Mrs. William Gerry Slade. When the society was reorganized in 1913 to become a national organization, the founding group in New York City became one of the colonies of the national organization, the New York City Colony.

Extent

35 boxes (13 linear feet)

Abstract

Patriotic and genealogical organization. Records of the New York City Colony of NSNEW include correspondence, minutes, genealogical records, membership applications, scrapbooks, and memorabilia dating from its founding in 1895. They document the early history of the society before it became a national organization in 1913, and the colony business after that, including its genealogical, social and philanthropic activities.

Other Finding Aids

A legacy finding aid with more detailed information about this collection is available in this downloadable document: finding aid to the National Society of New England Women, New York City Colony records.

Additions to the Collection

Periodic additions to collection are expected and may not be reflected in this record.

Related Material

Additional material in National Society of New England Women Records, Sophia Smith Collection.

Separated Materials

Membership apps post-1913 were discarded because they duplicate national membership apps.

Title
National Society of New England Women. New York City Colony records
Subtitle
Finding Aid
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Revision Statements

  • 07/26/2017: This resource was modified by the ArchivesSpace Preprocessor developed by the Harvard Library (https://github.com/harvard-library/archivesspace-preprocessor)
  • 2017-07-26T17:48:16-04:00: This record was migrated from InMagic DB Textworks to ArchivesSpace.

Repository Details

Part of the Sophia Smith Collection of Women's History Repository

Contact:
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