Maryland Society of New York 1960-1987, MS. 2792

Maryland Historical Society
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Maryland Society of New York, 1960-1987


Maryland Historical Society
 

  

(Text converted and initial EAD tagging provided by Apex Data Services, March 1999.)
 

Maryland Society of New York, 1960-1987
Maryland Historical Society

Contact Information:
Manuscripts Department
Maryland Historical Society Library
201 West Monument Street
Baltimore MD 21201-4674
410.685.3750
Fax: 410.385.2105
library@mdhs.org
www.mdhs.org

 


Descriptive Summary

Maryland Society of New York, 1960-1987

MS. 2792

Maryland Historical Society

Baltimore MD 21201-4674

Processed by: Margaret N. Burri

Date: July, 1991

 


Historical Sketch

The Maryland Society of New York was founded in 1898 to preserve and foster an appreciation of the history, tradition, and pleasant memories of the State of Maryland. Its membership ranged from a high of 100 following World War II, to a low of 8 in the 1980s.

The Society was the oldest state society in New York, and when originally founded, admitted men only. In 1961, their constitution and by-laws were amended to admit women.

Generally, the Society met three times a year: Founders' Day (on or close to March 25), fall, and Christmas. The programs featured either speakers from Maryland, or speakers on Maryland topics.

 


Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of annual reports (1974, 1984, 1987), constitution and by-laws, minutes and programs (1974-1986), membership lists (1960, 1987), and correspondence (1962-1987). All of the material is arranged chronologically.

Although not a large collection, the papers document the life of a small, socially oriented society. The bulk of the material is correspondence, which describes the difficulties in recruiting members, and plans for programs during the terms of three of the society's presidents: Dr. George S. Cattanach, F. Brent Neale, and Dr. Norma Cattanach.

Used in conjunction with the minutes and programs, a relatively complete picture of the society's activities emerges.

 


Container List

Annual Reports, 1974, 1984, 1987,

1 folder

Constitution and By-Laws,

1 folder

Correspondence, 1962-1987,

3 folders

Membership lists, 1970, 1987;

6 applications; 1 folder

Minutes, 1977-1986,

1 folder

Programs, 1974-1986,

1 folder