Found 7 collections related to New York (N.Y.) -- Emigration and immigration

Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23029
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Emended holograph manuscript (21 leaves) of "In the Gateway of Nations," signed by Jacob A. Riis (1849-1914), journalist, author, social reformer, and photographer. Riis was born in Denmark and emigrated to the U.S. in 1870. While working as a... more
Bonner, Arthur
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 333
1.26 linear feet (3 boxes)
Arthur Bonner is an author and former radio and television journalist. The Arthur Bonner papers consist of transcripts and facsimile images of original material used to write his book Alas! What brought thee hither?: The... 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
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
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
American Black Sea Line
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 24487
.01 linear feet (1 folder)
The American Near East and Black Sea Line, Inc., a New York City shipping company doing business as the American Black Sea Line, operated under the direction of Stephen D. Stephanidis from 1921 until its bankruptcy in 1923. The company offered... more
Williams, William, 1862-1947
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3346
6.81 linear feet (11 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
William Williams was a New York lawyer and the Commissioner of Immigration at Ellis Island for two terms, 1902-1905 and 1909-1913, and the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Water Supply, Gas, and Electricity from 1914 to 1917. His... more
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