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The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen of the City of New York, was founded on November 17, 1785, by 22 men who gathered in Walter Heyer's public-house on Pine Street in Lower Manhattan. The aims of the General Society were to provide cultural, educational and social services to families of skilled craftsmen. Wikipedia*

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General Society Library has hosted 2 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 2000 Forum. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2019 with an average of 808 views per video.

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    Conde Nast

    Historian Susan Ronald talked about her book, Condé Nast: The Man and His Empire -- A Biography, in which she recounted the…

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    Electronic Books

    Participants talked about the business of selling electronic books and its impact on the publishing industry. They also…

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