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Appendices to The New-York Historical Society: Lessons from one Non-Profit's Long Struggle for Survival


Appendix a: the original constitution of the new-york historical society (adopted december 10, 1804)

  • This Society shall be denominated "The New-York Historical Society."
  • The object of the Society shall be to discover, procure, and preserve whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary, and ecclesiastical history of the United States in general, and of this State in particular.
  • The Society shall consist of resident and honorary members; the former to be persons residing in the State of New-York; the latter persons resid­ing elsewhere.
  • The officers of the Society, to be elected annually and by ballot, shall be,
  • A President,
  • A first Vice-President,
  • A second Vice-President,
  • A Treasurer,
  • A Recording Secretary,
  • A Corresponding Secretary,
  • A Librarian,
  • A Standing Committee of seven Members.
  • It shall be the duty of the Standing Committee to solicit and receive do­nations for the Society; to recommend plans for promoting its objects; to digest and prepare business; and to execute such other duties as may, from time to time, be committed to them by the Society. They shall meet once at least in every three months; and at each annual meeting they shall make a report to the Society of the principal acquisitions and transactions of the preceding year.
  • All members (honorary members excepted, with whom it shall be op­tional) shall pay, on admission, the sum of ten dollars, and an additional sum of two dollars annually, or the sum of thirty-five dollars as a commu­tation for the annual payment.
  • The Society shall meet quarterly, to wit, on the second Tuesdays in Janu­ary, April, July, and October; but the President, or, in his absence, either of the Vice Presidents, may call a special meeting, on giving eight days' no­tice thereof, to be published in at least two public newspapers printed in the city of New-York. The election of officers shall be at the meeting on the second Tuesday in January, and by a majority of ballots.
  • The admission of members shall be by ballot; and there shall be a previ­ous nomination of the persons at the last preceding quarterly meeting.
  • The constitution may be amended, from time to time, as the Society shall deem proper; but a motion for an amendment shall not be received unless a notice thereof shall have been given, and entered on the Journals of the Society at the last preceding quarterly meeting.

Appendix b: to the public

The address of the new-york historical society (issued february 12, 1805, and september 15, 1809)

Having formed an association, for the purpose of discovering, procuring, and preserving whatever may relate to the natural, civil, literary, and ecclesias­tical history of our country, and particularly of the State of New-York, we solicit the aid of the liberal, patriotic, and learned, to promote the objects of our institution.

The utility of societies for the advancement of science, has been so fully proved by the experience of the most enlightened nations of Europe, and by that of our own country, that there can be no need, at this time, of any formal argu­ments in support of their claim to public patronage. But it may be observed, that, in this State, if we except the Agricultural Society, there is no association for the purposes of general knowledge; and the want of a regular, minute, and authen­tic History of New-York, renders the combined efforts of individuals for that object more peculiarly necessary.

Questions & Answers

suppose you are at a dinner party with your friend.The fork, spoon, knife and glasses all produce noisy sounds.What psychological factors influence the discussion between you and your friend?
Vava Reply
It may give me an impression to the other person that the person who makes the noise is nervous or either ill-mannered.
I would think that people at the table are not comfortable which could be because of the environment or the topic of discussion or the thoughts working in their minds.
depending how loud and frequently the sound are made the discussion can change
why functinalism?
philip Reply
which question is important in this chapter
Mahi Reply
what is the difference between retention and application and what can be done to improve the connection between the two
frederick Reply
Clues should be developed and associations be formed
what is the study of personality?
Yonatan Reply
individual traits
Personality psychology
personality psychology is a branch of psychology that studies personality and its variation among individuals
what are the basic statistical concepts in psychological research ?
Pawanjeet Reply
mean ,median ,NPC ,t ,z test
what is the NPC?
Maen median mood stander daviation
Percentile also
NPC stans for normal probability curve
Normal probability curve (NPC)
Yhn koi b questione kr skta h?
is there any scale for measuring post COVID Anxiety?
Richard Reply
I'd like to know if there's any?
I've heard about Coronavirus Anxiety Scale (CAS). It works as a mental health screener but I'm not sure anyone can do the test except psychologist
Thanks !
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explain the function how intelligence and learning function together
Truvanie Reply
Learning comes before intelligence Learning could be the process of acquiring knowledge. Or the ability to gain knowledge Whereas intelligence is the display of acquired knowledge.
I love it
Jade Baccus, this is kind of hard "to me" it is the root of living altogether, without both how can we live in a world like this? how can we make new discoveries?
intelligence: can be nourisht and remain indipendent from how much knowledge we aquire. But can be displayed thru use and application of knowledge itself
Hey, is there any classes by psychology grp
Hlw Every0ne
learning can be work together with intelligence like a partner with the thinking of life
schools of psychology
Onogwu Reply
gud night
Good night everyone
good night 😴🌃
What's the point of this chat section?
to say hello and to feel solidarity.
the early childhood can reference the emotions?
Sammi Reply
Our early childhood experiences are important in the development of our personalities. It kind of shapes our behaviour and mannerism.
Especially in choosing career
😅Well that's complicated. It differs from person to person.
The early childhood or let's say your upbringing plays a vital role in driving your emotions. If one did not have a pleasant childhood it's highly likely they are more vulnerable to depression or some other psychological condition.
how to change the emotion?
Sammi Reply
change the thought at hand .
Then I'm assuming the mind will begin to let go of the prior emotion.
Yes right. Think about something else, then emotion will follow.
then join life
I don't understand about this
Emotions run hand in hand with the mind and environment. A person can be sad or angry on a certain things going on in their mind then something can happen in the environment around them that m adds keys them happy.
how has the new legalization of marijuana effected the anti drug programs
Summer Reply
how to change the emotional ?
I am wrilly interisting about big problems psihycil nature between famillys/like parents bully some childe physically , even hall life and show some kinde of heath and $inaid
Zorica Reply
Never give minor issues space. Time creates space, more time more space therefore if u give a small issue more time it gets more space in your mind hence breeding stress
Andrew Reply
yes yes yes so true
hi..my brother gets angry Everytime I say no to him for anything he ask for he don't talk to me after that.. Everytime I only have to say sorry so this time I decided not to say sorry he haven't talked to me for two weeks I am so stressed what should I do
give him so time. I think you should let him figure out his own feelings. plus, you did the right thing. he needs to know that not everyone will give him what he wants.
Don't be stressed out . You did right thing. but remember one thing don't show angry gestures to him or don't try to make him realize by teasing or scolding. If you try to be humble and patient, he may understand his mistake on his own.
Hi everyone! So i'm gonna be a college freshman soon and i'm gonna major in Psychology😬 but lately i've been worrying about what job i'm gonna have after getting my Bachelor's degree. Any tips or advice?
Angelique Reply
I think minimum of a masters degree is needed in order to get a job once you do mphil and phd u gonna get licence to work as a clinical psychologist and a lot more options 😊best wishes
hi...my brother gets angry with me anytime I say no to him for anything he ask for and stop talking to me every time I only have to say sorry..so I decided this time not to say sorry he haven't talked to me at all what should I do please help me
I think it's just a matter of ego and pride.they may have a kind of feeling like if they apologize it hurts their integrity and pride. Some people never admit they are wrong and it creates stress in the other person. .some people are not empathetic and they always want to feel cared n lovedbyother
so what can we do..if you are a person who always says sorry it's a good indicator that you have such a broad mind where you are ready to solve problems n you love them even though they are bad at you..basically everyone in this whole world is selfish..humans are selfish but there are some people
like you whom God created just to solve problems and lead other people in a better way..what you should do is create a beautiful bonding bw your bro ask him softly about his problems..love him more..and eventually he may become softer and lovable
if your bro is an introvert there could be chances where he has got several problems he haven't discussed with anybody which brings out their egoistic behr and blunt nature...ask him to say about his problems..make him understand the importance of apologies and empathetic behr..and try not to end up
in a fight discussing these things...u should softly deal with it..even if other people let you down or didn't say sorry to you doesn't mean that you r wrong..u are saying sorry everytime because u have a good heart..
hope this helps🐒have a good day..good life!!😊
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