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Found 15 collections related to New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions

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Graham, Marion
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1191
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Diary for the year 1912 kept by Mrs. Marion Graham (Mrs. Harry P. Williams) of New York City, recording mainly social engagements and travel
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
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
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
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
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
Matthews, William Henry, 1873-1946
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1914
.3 linear feet (1 box)
William Henry Matthews (1873-1946) was a social worker in New York City. Collection consists of correspondence, speeches and writings, and miscellaneous papers of Matthews. Correspondence concerns his work as director of the New York Dept. of... more
Hodson, William, 1891-1943
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1410
13 linear feet (13 boxes)
William Hodson (1891-1943) was a social welfare administrator in Minnesota and New York City. In Minnesota he was instrumental in establishing the laws that became Minnesota's children's code. He moved to New York City in 1922 and joined the... 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
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
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
Committee of Fourteen (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 609
91.69 linear feet (103 boxes, 2 oversize folders)
Records of a citizens' association dedicated to the abolition of commercialized vice (especially prostitution) in New York City, 1905-1932.
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
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
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