The Camera Club of New York was founded in 1888 by a group of photographers who broke away from the Society of Amateur Photographers. Throughout the twentieth century, the Camera Club remained true to its objective of focusing on scientific applications of photography, at the same time incorporating new programs for its members such as holding photography classes for senior citizens. The Camera Club attracted both amateur photographers and those who became wellknown professionals, such as Alfred Stieglitz. During the last decade of the twentieth century, the Camera Club has continued to be a vital organization.
Content: The records are reflective of the Club's activities from the late nineteenth century through the late twentieth century. The records contain minutes; correspondence with members; copies of Notes (the official organ of the organization); ephemera (seven slipcases), photographs and plaques honoring the organization.