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Found 6 collections related to New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions

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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
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
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
Biddle, Geoffrey
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23870
2.91 linear feet (10 boxes, 1 volume, 1 oversized folder)
Geoffrey Biddle is a photographer whose book Alphabet City (published 1992) documented the Puerto Rican community on New York City's Lower East Side in the late 1970s. This collection contains photographs taken in the... more
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