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West Side Publication (October 16, 1947)

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Title:
West Side Publication (October 16, 1947)
Description:
This is the October 16, 1947 issue of “West Side” (Vol. XLVIII, No. 7), a YMCA publication serving New York. This issue primarily focuses on programming. However, one of the title-page articles discusses Alberto Regina’s visit to the West Side YMCA. Other articles discuss organ programs, the world youth fund, and a new basketball league.
Creator:
YMCA
Date:
October 16, 1947
Format:
Documents
Location:
Springfield College Archives and Special Collections
Collection (local):
College Archives Digital Collections
Series:
Alberto Regina Papers d
Subjects:
Springfield College
Springfield College--Alumni and alumnae
International Young Men's Christian Association College
International Young Men's Christian Association
Young Men's Christian Association of North America
Regina, Alberto
YMCA
New York (N.Y.)
Newspapers
Places:
MassachusettsHampden (county)Springfield
Extent:
4 Pages
Link to Item:
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Publisher:
Young Men’s Christian Association of the City of New York. West Side Branch
Notes:
The West Side YMCA opened in 1896 on West 57th Street at Eighth Avenue, a site that Cornelius and William H. Vanderbilt purchased for $165,000. The edifice became known as "McBurney's Folly," after Robert Ross McBurney, the New York YMCA's first general secretary. The nickname stuck because the location was considered too far uptown to attract members and construction commenced before funds were fully secured. Despite its critics, the West Side became the first general YMCA to offer a dormitory wing. The branch was relocated to nearby Central Park West in 1930. The West Side Y's new facility was structurally the largest YMCA building in the world, cost $3,250,000 to build, and had the capacity to serve 10,000 members. This item is part of the Alberto Regina Scrapbook - Later Years, page thirty-six where the article describing Regina's visit was face up: http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/4463
Part of the Alberto Regina Scrapbook - Later Years, page thirty-six: http://cdm16122.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15370coll2/id/4463
Language:
English
Identifier:
ms513-02-d-03-07-005