Found 18 collections related to Charities -- New York (State) -- New York

Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3704
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Minutes of meetings concerning New York City charities attended by justices, aldermen, church wardens, and vestrymen (1694-1747). The meeting attendees were charged with the care of the poor, the administration of the Alms House (1736-1747), the... more
British Virgin Islands Benevolent Association (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 551
3.7 linear feet (11 archival boxes)
The British Virgin Islands Benevolent Association (BVIBA) was founded in January, 1926 to promote unity and foster the interest and welfare of its members, who were primarily British Virgin islanders residing in New York City. The organization... more
Escher, Henry I
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 943
.5 linear feet (1 box)
Henry I. Escher was president of the Swiss Benevolent Society in 1868. The Society was officially founded in New York City in 1846 to provide aid for Swiss immigrants to the U.S. Collection consists of unpublished manuscript by Escher on the... more
Lennox family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1731
.3 linear feet (1 box)
Three Lenox brothers, David, James and Robert, of Kirkcudbright, Scotland, immigrated to the U.S. and became successful businessmen. David Lenox (ca. 1753-1828) settled in Philadelphia and became a banker. James Lenox (1753-1839) was a New York... more
Hale family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1283
1 linear foot (3 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Collection consists of correspondence and other papers of the Hale family of Newburyport, Mass. Includes letters, chiefly to relatives, from Benjamin Hale, Sr. (1797-1863), president of Hobart College, Geneva, N.Y., and from Benjamin Hale, Jr.;... more
Vincent Astor Foundation
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3615
153 linear feet (307 boxes, 62 volumes)
The Vincent Astor Foundation was established in New York City in 1948 by Vincent Astor for the purpose of "alleviating human misery." Mrs. Brooke Russell Astor, widow of Vincent Astor, served as president of the foundation from 1960 until its... more
Oppenheim, Amy Schwartz, 1878-1955
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2295
38 linear feet (91 boxes)
Amy Schwartz Oppenheim (1878-1955) was a founder of the School Art League of New York City. She also was active in numerous civic and philanthropic organizations as well as organizations devoted to preservation of the arts. Collection consists of... more
Wald, Lillian D., 1867-1940
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3201
21 linear feet (50 boxes)
Lillian D. Wald, a public health nurse and social worker on New York City's Lower East Side, was a pioneer in American social work and public health. She founded the Henry Street Settlement and the Visiting Nurse Service of New York in 1893 and... more
Aaron Diamond Foundation
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3623
217 linear feet (521 boxes)
The Aaron Diamond Foundation was a philanthropic foundation in New York City established by Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Diamond for the purpose of serving the public interest. From 1986 until its termination in 1996 the Foundation awarded financial grants... more
Lenox, James, 1800-1880
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1732
4 linear feet linear feet (9 boxes)
Papers document the life of the New York bibliophile James Lenox, with an emphasis on his book collecting and philanthropic activities.
Kelley, Nicholas, 1885-1965
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1627
70 linear feet (165 boxes, 9 volumes)
Nicholas Kelley was a New York City lawyer and civic leader. He served as an assistant secretary in the U.S. Department of the Treasury from 1918 to 1921 and later specialized in arbitration and labor law. Kelley was vice president of the Chrysler... more
Speyer, James, 1861-1941
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2845
4 linear feet (5 boxes)
James Speyer (1861-1941) was an American banker who was actively involved with many social, educational and cultural organizations in New York City. He was one of the founders of the University Settlement Society, the first settlement house in the... more
Irene Diamond Fund
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18808
39.16 linear feet (93 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
The Irene Diamond Fund was a philanthropic organization active from 1994 to 2012. The fund was established by Irene Diamond to provide large scale funding for a select group of charitable causes, and the bulk of its grants were awarded to New York... more
Schiff, Dorothy, 1903-1989
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2691
119.8 linear feet (298 boxes)
Dorothy Schiff (1903-1989) was the publisher of the New York Post, the oldest daily newspaper in the United States, from 1942 to 1976. She wrote a column for the paper and served as editor-in-chief from 1961 until she... more
Robert Bowne Foundation
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23100
62.79 linear feet (147 boxes, 5 volumes); 63.82 mb (626 computer files)
The Robert Bowne Foundation was a New York City-based grant-giving institution that primarily funded youth organizations, with a focus on after-school and out-of-school programs and research. The collection dates from 1974 to 2016, and contains... more
Green, A. H. (Andrew Haswell), 1820-1903
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1232
3.57 linear feet (9 boxes; 1 microfilm reel)
Andrew Haswell Green (1820-1903) was a New York City lawyer, city planner, civic leader, and reformer widely referred to as both "the father of Central Park" and "the father of greater New York." The A.H. Green papers are comprised predominantly... more
New York Foundation
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18363
97.37 linear feet (231 boxes)
The New York Foundation is a philanthropic foundation, established in New York City in 1909 for the purpose of providing financial support towards "altruistic purposes, charitable, benevolent, educational, or otherwise." For over a century, the... more
Jones, George, 1811-1891
Manuscripts and Archives Division
.63 linear feet (2 boxes)
George Jones was the first publisher of the New York Times. He founded the New-York Daily Times in 1851 with Henry J. Raymond and Edward B. Wesley. The collection consists of correspondence, financial records, and legal documents regarding mainly... more