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Army and Navy Club of New York records

Call Number

MS 3080


1933-1973, inclusive



5.65 Linear feet in 6 record cartons

Language of Materials

English .


The Military-Naval Club, renamed in 1960 the Army and Navy Club of New York, was a social organization for veterans that existed in New York City for much of the mid 20th century. This collection includes their administrative records, primarily their records of former members along with meeting minutes.

Historical Note

The Army and Navy Club of New York was founded in 1933 under the name of the Military-Naval Club. According to their Articles of Incorporation, their purpose was to "promote social interaction of the commissioned officers, both active and retired, of the military and naval forces of the United States of America and foreign country and such other persons as may be qualified for membership hereunder, to establish a common meeting ground for such officers and other persons within the City of New York." They originally used space belonging to the Columbia Club, and for many years were located at 4 East 43rd St.


The collection is arranged into two series:
Series I: Meeting Minutes
Series II: Membership Records

Scope and Contents

These materials were created by the Military-Naval Club, which in 1960 renamed itself the Army and Navy Club of New York. All of the records date from 1933 to 1973. There are meeting minutes for that entire 40 year span, along with membership files for their non-active members as of 1973. There is one folder of income tax information for one employee of the club.

Access Restrictions

Open to qualified researchers. Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use.

Use Restrictions

This collection is owned by the New-York Historical Society. The copyright law of the United States governs the making of photocopies and protects unpublished materials as well as published materials. Unpublished materials created before January 1, 1978 cannot be quoted in publication without permission of the copyright holder. Photocopying undertaken by staff only. Limited to 20 exposures of stable, unbound material per day.

Preferred Citation

The collection should be cited as: Army and Navy Club of New York Club Records, MS 3080, New-York Historical Society.

Location of Materials

Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact prior to your research visit to coordinate access. Keep in mind that it will take between two (2) and five (5) business days for collections to arrive, and you should plan your research accordingly.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The materials were likely donated to New-York Historical Society by the Army and Navy Club of New York between 1973 and 1985.

Collection processed by

Alec Ferretti

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-08-21 15:48:08 -0400.
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Language: Finding aid written in English

Processing Information

Processed by archives intern Alec Ferretti, Spring 2019


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