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Seamen's Church Institute of New York & New Jersey Christmas at Sea (Women's Council) Records

Identifier: SCI-2016-008
Scope and Content Includes materials related to SCI’s Christmas at Sea knitting program and its predecessors, the Women’s Council and the Seamen’s Benefit Society. Of particular note in this series are knitting patterns issued by the Red Cross during both World Wars with instructions for knitting items specifically for soldiers and seamen at war. Also of note are letters seafarers sent back to the Institute expressing their gratitude for receiving packages while at sea. Additionally, the early reports of the...

Seamen's Church Institute of New York & New Jersey Development Records

Identifier: SCI-2016-011
Scope and Content Development files include correspondence and reports related to SCI's fundraising and special events activities.

Seamen's Church Institute of New York & New Jersey Director's/Superintendent's Records

Identifier: SCI-2016-002
Scope and Content Director’s / Superintendent’s Files consist of correspondence and reports related to the offices of the Superintendent of the Institute (1897-1933) and the Director of the Institute (1934-1992). The change in title corresponds with the death and end of service of Rev. Archibald R. Mansfield, who served as Superintendent from 1898-1934. Also included in this series are the records of Rev. Harold H. Kelley, Director from 1934-1948; Rev. Raymond S. Hall, Director from 1948-1960; Rev. John M....

Seamen's Church Institute of New York & New Jersey Finance Records

Identifier: SCI-2016-013
Scope and Content Includes correspondence, reports, ledgers and invoices related to the operation of SCI’s Accounting and Ways and Means departments. Of particular note are early financial records dating back to 1833.

Seamen's Church Institute of New York & New Jersey First Day Covers Collection

Identifier: SCI-1941-001
Overview At the beginning of the 1940s Seamen's Church Institute introduced their ongoing series of first day covers, which were available to collectors and donors. A first day cover is a stamp adhered to an envelope which has been issued, post-marked, and canceled on the day of its initial release. The envelope will sometimes have a hand-drawn image on it of which its subject matter would be the same as on the stamp. These drawings were used to enhance the collectibility of the first day cover.

Seamen's Church Institute of New York & New Jersey Labor and Legislation Records

Identifier: SCI-2016-010
Scope and Content Includes minutes, correspondence, and reports related to SCI’s work as an advocate for seafarers’ rights, as well as materials related to waterfront labor activism and tensions in the Port of New York. Of particular note is correspondence between J. Augustus Johnson and Rev. Archibald R. Mansfield with the Department of Commerce and Labor, the War Department of the U. S. Navy and various Senators and Representatives regarding seafarers’ rights legislation. Also of note is correspondence related...

Seamen's Church Institute of New York & New Jersey Lifesaving Benevolent Association of New York Records

Identifier: SCI-2017-017
Scope and Content The collection consists of the records of the Life Saving Benevolent Association of New York from 1849-2008. Records include LSBA’s acts of incorporation, charter, and by-laws. Materials also include correspondence, financial ledgers, meeting minutes, and a subscriber list. Much of the material consists of lists of LSBA award winners that document maritime rescues, as well as the amount of LSBA awards. Other records include LSBA Annual Statements, historical pamphlets, and...

Seamen's Church Institute of New York & New Jersey Maritime Education Materials

Identifier: SCI-2016-009
Scope and Content Includes materials related to SCI’s Merchant Marine School and its predecessors, the Navigational and Marine Engineering School and the Navigational School. Of particular note are registrar materials, correspondence related to the J. Hooker Hamersley and correspondence from the War years of the Navigational and Marine Engineering School, including a letter addressed to Rev. Archibald R. Mansfield from then Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Franklin D. Roosevelt, thanking SCI for providing free...

Seamen's Church Institute of New York & New Jersey Missing Seamen Bureau Records

Identifier: SCI-2016-006
Scope and Content Includes Missing Seamen’s files, correspondence and reports related to the Missing Seamen Bureau, founded in 1919 by Janet L. Roper and the Religious and Social Work Department to assist families and friends in locating missing seafarers. Missing Seamen’s files (1930-1978) include correspondence from people who had contacted the Institute hoping to locate a family member or loved one. Of particular note are Missing Men bulletins issued from 1920-1930 which were distributed to papers in ports...

Seamen's Church Institute of New York & New Jersey Photographs Collection

Identifier: SCI-2016-015
Scope and Content Includes black and white and color photographs of people, places, and scenes documenting the history of SCI and the development of Lower Manhattan. Of particular note are photographs of the interiors and exteriors of SCI’s headquarters at 25 South Street, 15 State Street and 241 Water Street; SCI’s missionary outposts in Lower Manhattan; SCI’s chapels; Port Newark; the Merchant Marine School; the Women’s Council; art & artifacts; board members; employees; ships; seafarers; and New York City...

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