Found 6 collections related to Community development, Urban -- New York (State) -- New York

Chazin, Louise, 1903-1999
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 526
6.4 linear feet (15 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Louise Chazin (1903-1999) was a novelty designer turned activist for the aged, a career that she launched at the age of 70 in New York City. The Louise Chazin papers date from 1965 to 1990 and document her involvement with community and... more
Harlem Neighborhoods Association
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 364
The Harlem Neighborhoods Association records chronicle the deteriorating quality of life in Harlem from the 1940s to the late 1970s. The collection consists of correspondence and memoranda, board of directors and committee minutes, financial... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 462
0.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Riverton was a seven-building complex built by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in 1947, one of four complexes they built during the 1940s. The complex was bounded by 135th and 138th Streets, Fifth Avenue, and Harlem River Drive. The... more
Girvin, Virginia
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 639
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Virginia Girvin was an actor, print ad-model, real estate agent, and community activist. As an actor, Girvin worked in multiple mediums such as stage, film, and radio. Her roles were mainly as a domestic, nurse, chorus member, or crowd member. A... more
Torain, Jim
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 849
, .4 linear feet (1 archival box)
New York City's first so-called Slum Clearance Project, headed by urban planner Robert Moses, caused the physical destruction of a once tight-knit African-American community that dated back to the early 1900s. The buildings on 98th and 99th in... more
Wilcox, Preston, 1923-2006
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 235
13.13 linear feet (47 boxes)
Personal and professional papers, writings, office files and printed matter documenting Preston Wilcox's dual career as an educator and community organizer. Included are biographical and autobiographical narratives; some correspondence and... more