9 bound volumes

Scope and content

Includes minutes documenting meetings held from 1834-1843 by the Institute’s founding members, meetings of the Committee of the Floating Church of Our Saviour from 1843-1874, and minutes from the Board of Managers from 1854-1950, of which Franklin D. Roosevelt and J. Piermont Morgan were members. Of particular note are discussions detailing the construction of SCI’s headquarters at 25 South Street beginning in 1911, SCI’s response to the Great Depression, the development of the Merchant Marine School and Women’s Council, and SCI’s involvement in the American war effort during both World Wars.

Terms governing use

Seamen’s Church Institute provides digital access to materials from its archives for educational and research purposes. Responsibility for determining copyright status of and securing permission to use an item rests with the person desiring to use the material.


* Board of Managers of the Protestant Episcopal Church Missionary Society for Seamen in the City and Port of New York
* Board of Managers of the Seamen's Church Institute of New York
* Young Men's Education and Missionary Society

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