Found 13 collections related to Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions

North Manhattan/Central Harlem Project
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 348
9 linear feet
Project began in 1965 with funding from the New York Public Library and state and federal sources to demonstrate the value of intensive library services in a disadvantaged community through strengthened book collections, relevant programs, 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
Watson, James S., 1882-1952
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 464
5 linear feet (14 boxes)
The James S. Watson Papers, 1913-1991, document his career as a judge, his legal decisions and opinions, his numerous civic and community activities, and his personal and family life. The Papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, minutes,... more
Price, Sammy
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 465
10.21 linear feet (11 boxes)
Sammy Price was a recording artist, house pianist, recording supervisor, and band leader at Decca Records in New York. Additionally, he was the Executive Director of Neighborhood Board no. 2. The Sammy Price Papers, 1929-1992, consist of materials... 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
Johnson, Arnold P., 1910-1994
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 686
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Arnold P. Johnson (1910-1994), a native of Cuba, was a businessman, labor organizer, community activist, a World War II veteran, founder of the Harlem Small Business Chamber of Commerce, and resident of Harlem. The Arnold P. Johnson papers are... more
Lafargue Clinic (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 141
1.6 linear feet (4 archival boxes)
Lafargue Clinic was founded in 1946 as the first mental health clinic in Harlem by the well-known psychiatrist Fredric Wertham (director of the mental hygiene clinic at Queens General Hospital), along with novelist Richard Wright and Earl Brown, a... more
Abyssinian Baptist Church (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 671
0.83 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Abyssinian Baptist Church Oral History Project consists of transcripts of interviews with ten African-American women—all Abyssinian members—about their recollections of Abyssinian Baptist Church as well as their Southern roots, their spiritual... more
Davis, Elizabeth Bishop, 1920-
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 121
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
African American psychiatrist Elizabeth Bishop Davis began her career in the late 1940s with the Lafargue Clinic, the first mental health facility that primarily served African Americans in Harlem. Her father, the Rev. Shelton Hale Bishop, rector... more
Haynes, George Edmund, 1880-1960
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 207
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
George Edmund Haynes was a sociologist and a leader in religious programs and social work education for the Harlem community. The papers include reports, memoranda, and speech by Dr. Haynes relating to different aspects of his work as a... more
Sinclair, Thomas V., 1915-1988
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 669
0.21 linear feet (1 box)
Thomas Sinclair, Jr., was an African-American lawyer, director of the Upper Manhattan Rent Commission, Chairman of the Housing Committee of the Harlem Neighborhoods Association, and a New York City Housing Court judge. The Thomas Sinclair... more
Harlem Friendship House
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 114
3.75 linear feet (9 boxes)
Catholic interracial center, also known as Friendship House, established in 1938 to assist Harlem residents in need of relocation due to inadequate housing. Information sheets and relocation questionnaires in addition to various federal, state,... more
Action for Community Empowerment (Harlem, New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 779
8.0 linear feet (8 boxes)
Action for Community Empowerment (ACE) was a grassroots community development non-profit organization based in Central Harlem dedicated to decent housing, safe neighborhoods, and tenant empowerment. The Action for Community Empowerment records,... more