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Title Correspondence between Hoboken YMCA & U.S. Post Office regarding Second Class mailing rates for Community "Y" News; Dec. 10, 1946 to Aug. 6, 1947.
Object Name Correspondence
Catalog Number 2001.126.0057
Collection Hoboken Societies & Organizations Collection
Credit Museum Collection.
Scope & Content Correspondence between the Hoboken YMCA and the U.S. Post Office regarding attempts to obtain Second Class mailing rates for its newsletter, Community "Y" News, from Dec. 10, 1946 to August 6, 1947. Several copies of the application form including one registered at the Hoboken Post Office December 10, 1947.

Some of the letters are carbon attachments, others original. Several are from the Hoboken Postmaster and others from Washington, D.C. Apparently the Post Office did not consider the publication eligible as the YMCA was not a "benevolent society" and the publication and its contents did not fit the rules.

The December application has useful information about the Hoboken Y such as it had 1161 members, the newsletter print run was 1500 copies, with 300 sent to "bona fide subscribers" besides members; printed at 111 Newark St., Hoboken.

Letter 1: Fred L. Broad, General Secretary [Hoboken Y] to Mr. Joseph J. Lawler, Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Newspaper & Periodical Mail, Washington, D.C, July 22, 1947 with attachment of Dec. 10th four-page application is imaged.

Letter 2: Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Newspaper & Periodical Mail, Washington, D.C to Postmaster, Hoboken, Jan. 6, 1947 replying to Dec. 10th letter and application form.

Letter 3: John Schuemann, Jr., Postmaster, Hoboken, N.J. to Hoboken YMCA, Fred Broad, March 17, 1947 re rejection because "not a benevolent society"; attachment carbon of March 11, 1947 letter from Third Assistant Postmaster General, Washington.

Letter 4: John Schuemann, Jr., Postmaster, Hoboken, N.J. to Publisher, Community Y News, 1300 Washington St. [note: wrong address - 1301]; Fred L. Broad, May 11, 1947 returning some documents and enclosing carbon letter of May 2, 1947 from Third Assistant Postmaster General

Letter 5: Joseph J. Lawler, Third Assistant Postmaster General, Division of Newspaper & Periodical Mail to Fred Broad, Hoboken YMCA, August 6, 1947 regarding rejection. This makes reference to carbon copy of letter 1 (July 22).
Notes



Date 1946-1947
Year Range from 1946
Year Range to 1947
Search Terms Y.M.C.A.
1301 Washington St.
Thirteenth St.
Washington St.
Hoboken Post Office
Caption letter 1: July 22, 1947 pg 1 of 2
Imagefile 093\20011260057-3.TIF
Classification Religion
Business & Commerce
Postal Services
Charity
Publishing