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

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Crane family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 687
8.7 linear feet (19 boxes, 6 v.)
Members of the Crane family included Colonel Alexander Baxter Crane (1833-1930), soldier, lawyer and businessman of Indiana and New York; his wife, Laura Mitchell Crane; and their children, Elizabeth, Caroline, Helen, Aurelia, Laura, and... more
Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1542
Records of a social settlement founded in 1891 on the Lower East Side of Manhattan by The King's Daughters, an organization of Episcopal church women, and Jacob A. Riis. Incorporated in 1898 as The King's Daughters Settlement, the institution was... 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
Gilder, Richard Watson, 1844-1909
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1154
22 linear feet (46 boxes)
Richard Watson Gilder (1844-1909), American poet and editor, served as editor-in-chief of Scribner's Monthly and its successor The Century Illustrated Monthly. He was active in many civic improvement and public service organizations. Collection... more
Jewish Foundation for Education of Women
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1563
8.8 linear feet (21 boxes)
The Jewish Foundation for Education of Women was founded in New York City in 1880 as the Louis Down Town Sabbath School for the purpose of helping underprivileged children of Jewish immigrants on the Lower East Side. From 1895 to 1932 it was known... more
Griscom, John, 1774-1852
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1251
.3 linear feet (1 box)
John Griscom (1774-1852) was the first American educator to teach chemistry in 1803. He taught at Queens College (now Rutgers University) from 1812 to 1828 and at Columbia College; organized the New York High School for Boys in 1825; was principal... more
Sturtevant, John J
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2915
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
Recollections of a resident of New York City from 1835-1905, describing stage lines, oil lamps and lamplighters, markets, theatres, museums, eating places, hotels, parks, yachting, steamships, fire companies, church-going, shops, residences of... more
Seaman, Alfred P. W
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2964
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
A minute-book of the Tenement House Building Company kept by Alfred P. W. Seaman, secretary, between January 8. 1896 and December 15, 1904. Also includes a certificate of the voluntary dissolution of the company, 1904, and an affidavit of Richard... more
Stewart, Alexander Turney, 1803-1876
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2883
5.6 linear feet (14 boxes)
Alexander Turney Stewart (1803-1876) was an American merchant and philanthropist. He emigrated to the U.S. from Ireland ca. 1820 and went into the lace business. His wholesale and retail business expanded and he owned stores, stocks and property... more
Bliss family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 320
4.5 linear feet (9 boxes and 1 package)
George Bliss (1816-1896) of New York City was a partner in the banking firms of Morton, Bliss & Co. and Phelps, Dodge & Co. His son, George T. Bliss (ca. 1851-1901) was a businessman in New York City. George T. Bliss was married to Jeanette Dwight... more
New York (N.Y.). Commissioners of the Alms-House, Bridewell, and Penitentiary
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2185
.21 linear feet (1 box)
The Almshouse and Bridewell Commissioners were appointed by New York City Mayor James Duane in 1784 to supervise the two houses and to provide general relief to poor people living outside the houses. Indentures are for minor girls bound out as... 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
Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2579
3.81 linear feet (8 boxes)
Jacob August Riis (1849-1914) was a journalist, author, social reformer, and photographer. He was born in Denmark and emigrated to the United States in 1870. While working as a reporter for the New York Tribune, he began his crusade to improve... more
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