Found 18 collections related to New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 1898-1951

Adams, Wilhelmina F. (Wilhelmina Ferris), -1987
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 485
4 linear feet
The Wilhelmina F. Adams Papers (Additions) consist principally of her files chronicling her work as a civic leader primarily with New York Democratic club activities, the National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women's Clubs... more
Bruce, Herbert L., 1900-1990
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 79
3.4 linear feet
Leading black Democratic politician during the 1930s-1950s. Bruce was district leader of the 12th and 21st Assembly Districts, and the first black Tammany Hall leader in New York City, 1935-1945. Personal papers, letters, texts of speeches, news... more
Bloom, Sol, 1870-1949
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 323
61.5 linear feet (62 boxes)
Sol Bloom (1870-1949) was a U.S. Congressman from New York City, 1923-1949, and served as chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, 1939-1949. Collection consists of Bloom's public papers as a member of Congress including case files, special... more
Waldman, Louis, b. 1892
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3202
34 linear feet (34 boxes); 7 microfilm reels
Louis Waldman (1892-1982), a prominent labor lawyer of New York City, was born in the Ukraine. Following his emigration to America in 1909 he became a garment cutter, attended evening school and earned a civil engineering degree from Cooper Union... more
Harvier, Ernest, 1863-1929
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1344
3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Ernest Harvier (1863-1929) was an American editorial writer who specialized in political topics. He wrote for various New York City newspapers and was involved in local politics. His brother Leon was an actor and one of the original members of the... more
Committee of Fifteen (New York, N.Y. : 1900)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 608
17.5 linear feet (49 boxes)
The Committee of Fifteen was a non-partisan citizens' committee established in 1900 to investigate the cause and extent of the increase in prostitution and gambling in New York City and to promote legislation necessary to correct the problem. The... more
People's Institute (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2380
38 linear feet (80 boxes, 35 volumes, 1 map folder)
The People's Institute was founded in 1897 by Charles Sprague Smith to teach the theory and practice of government and social philosophy to workers and recent immigrants in New York City. The People's Institute records consist of minutes,... more
Adams, Wilhelmina F. (Wilhelmina Ferris), -1987
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 37
5.8 linear feet
Civic leader of New York City and a major figure in local Democratic Party activities. Official correspondence, minute books, press releases, photographs, invitations, annual convention and activity programs, printed material, and news clippings,... more
Seymour, Whitney North, 1901-1984
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2730
166 linear feet (181 boxes)
Whitney North Seymour (1901-1983) was a New York City trial lawyer who was active in numerous legal, civic, political, and social organizations. After receiving his law degree from Columbia University in 1923, Seymour joined the law firm of... more
Davis, Benjamin J. (Benjamin Jefferson), 1903-1964
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-6129
Divided into four series, Correspondence, the Smith Act Trial, Writings and Printed matter, the Benjamin J. Davis, Jr. Papers document Davis's life and political career from 1949 to the time of his death. The Correspondence series is grouped into... more
Isaacs, Stanley M. (Stanley Myer), 1882-1962
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1526
52 linear feet (52 boxes)
Stanley Myer Isaacs (1882-1962) was a New York City politician and civic leader. After practicing law and being active in real estate, building and investments, Isaacs was elected president of the Borough of Manhattan in 1937. In 1941 he became a... more
La Guardia, Fiorello H. (Fiorello Henry), 1882-1947
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1673
62 linear feet (76 boxes and 2 scrapbooks); 54 microfilm reels
Fiorello H. La Guardia (1882-1947) began his political career as deputy attorney of the state of New York in 1915. He was a representative in the U.S. Congress from 1917 to 1932 except for service in World War I and a term as president of New... more
Ivins family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1535
13.1 linear feet (22 boxes)
Collection consists of correspondence, writings, notes, and legal and financial records of William Ivins, Sr.; correspondence, writings, notes, and diaries of William Ivins, Jr.; correspondence of other family members; family personal miscellany;... more
Moses, Robert, 1888-1981
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2071
142 linear feet (140 boxes and 57 v.)
Collection consists of correspondence, speeches, memoranda, press releases, reports, plans, photographs, clippings, and other printed matter documenting the career of Robert Moses. Personal Correspondence and "Library" (personal copy) files make... more
Bard, Albert Sprague, 1866-;City Club of New York
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 206
63 linear feet (150 boxes)
Albert S. Bard (1866-1963) was an attorney and civic activist in New York City. A graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School, Bard came to New York City in 1893, where he engaged in the practice of corporation and general law until a few... more
Welling, Richard, 1858-1946
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3279
21 linear feet (55 boxes)
Richard Ward Greene Welling (1858-1946), New York City lawyer and reformer, was founder of the National Self Government Committee and president of the George Junior Republic. He was active in political and municipal reform and belonged to many... 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
Sullivan, John Francis, 1878-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2923
16.1 linear feet (13 boxes, 5 other items)
John Francis Sullivan (1878- ) was an engineer who worked on New York City municipal improvement projects from the 1900s through the 1920s. In 1930 he was appointed City Planner. From 1918 to 1920, as an Army Reserve officer, Sullivan directed... more