By the 1960s, the Cultural and Educational Department of the Y.M.-Y.W.H.A. was running a program known as the Y-Arts Council. The council promoted education through the arts, providing both adult and children's classes, many of which were free to ‘Y’ members. The council was comprised of schools of dance, art, music, drama, Jewish Studies and recreational activities.
Scope and Content
This sub-series consists of eight course registration ledger books for the classes offered through the northern branch's Y-Arts Council. Each ledger contains information relating to the types of courses offered, as well as the day and time they were given, the names of the teachers leading the courses, the registration fee, the names and addresses of the registrants and their payment status. Each book is designated for a specific year or semester. The course registration ledgers would have been kept by the administrative staff, under the supervision of the executive director.
The records have been arranged by year. In some cases, there is more than one book per year, as specific programs were often given their own ledger book, such as the Junior Summer Fun program.