History

The Barbershop Harmony Society (aka Society for The Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America) began with a meeting in Tulsa on April 11, 1938. The Schenectady Chapter (aka Electric City Chorus) began in 1944, and has been singing ever since (OK, not the same guys since then!)

Barbershop Through the Years (A Brief History of Barbershop Presentation):

https://youtu.be/x7FenBwxG_U