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Seamen’s Church Institute Of New York & New Jersey Scrapbook Collection

Identifier: SCI-1889-001
The collection consists of seventeen boxes of scrapbooks. These scrapbooks contain bulletins, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, and photographs, documenting the Seamen’s Church Institute and items related to maritime life and culture in New York City. For more information about the Seamen’s Church Institute’s scrapbooks, please see the Scope and Content notes for the individual scrapbooks.


  • 1889-2005


21.25 Linear Feet

Biographical / Historical

Created by unidentified staff at the Seamen’s Church Institute, the scrapbooks in this collection aim to serve the mission statement of the organization, which is to cares for the personal, professional, and spiritual needs of mariners around the world. The scrapbooks highlight the general issues surrounding seamen and more specifically those who were located in lower Manhattan. Newspaper clippings for the scrapbooks were acquired through Burrelle’s Press Clipping Bureau and the American Trade Press Clipping Bureau.


Materials are arranged into three series: Series 1: Scrapbooks 1889-1971; Series 2: Appeal Letters 1941-1965; Series 3: Photographs 1980-2005.
Seamen’s Church Institute Of New York & New Jersey Scrapbook Collection

Repository Details

Part of the Queens College (New York, N.Y.) Department of Special Collections and Archives Repository

Queens College Libraries, CUNY
Benjamin Rosenthal Library RO317
65-30 Kissena Boulevard
Flushing 11367 USA us