Found 26 collections related to New York (N.Y.) -- Social life and customs

Filtering on: x1951 - 2000
Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3142
156.3 linear feet (208 boxes, 339 v.)
Carl Van Vechten (1880-1964) was a writer, promoter of African-American artists during the Harlem Renaissance, patron of the arts, and photographer. After he graduated from the University of Chicago in 1930, he entered upon a career as a reporter... more
Mendelssohn Glee Club (New York, N.Y.)
Music Division | JPB 06-5
37.5 linear feet (51 boxes)
The Mendelssohn Glee club is the oldest singing organization still current and the second oldest musical organization in the United States. The collection includes many scrapbooks, along with administrative files, correspondence, ledgers,... more
Leslie, Rosette King
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18282
.42 linear feet (1 box)
Rosette King Leslie married George Robert Leslie III. George Leslie attended the Bovee School, a private boys' academy in New York City between 1925-1927. He died in 1968 The papers consist of one folder of material relating to the Bovee School,... more
Oppenheim, Amy Schwartz, 1878-1955
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2295
38 linear feet (91 boxes)
Amy Schwartz Oppenheim (1878-1955) was a founder of the School Art League of New York City. She also was active in numerous civic and philanthropic organizations as well as organizations devoted to preservation of the arts. Collection consists of... more
Morrison, Allan, 1916-1968
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-3537
Correspondence, writings, speeches, research files on notable persons and organizations, personal papers and speeches, news clippings, and printed material (chiefly political) relating to Morrison's career and interests. Includes material from his... more
Olugebefola, Ademola
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-6653
Collection contains personal papers, 1968-1988, consisting primarily of files for cultural organizations on whose boards of directors Ademola served, such as Across Culture, Caribbean/American Cultural Exchange, and Society of Africans from America.
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
British Apprentice Club
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 397
9.10 linear feet (29 boxes)
The British Apprentice Club (BAC) was founded in 1921 by two American women, M. Moyca Newell and Katherine Mayo. The purpose of the club was to provide hospitality for cadets from the British merchant navy while their ships were berthed in the... more
Colles family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 17772
14 linear feet (33 boxes, 3 vols)
The Colles family papers contain extensive correspondence, diaries, financial records, photographs, and personal miscellany of three generations of the Colles family, 1801-1957. Over half of the collection is devoted to the papers of prominent New... more
Community News Service (New York, N.Y.)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc Micro R-2799
The Community News Service Records consist of the Daily File, the Education File and Miscellaneous Notes.
Contemporary Club (New York, N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18183
1 linear foot (3 boxes)
The Contemporary Club was a New York City social club founded in 1913 with the intent of fostering, according to the club's constitution, "the broad and free discussion of ideas and events, and the entertainment of distinguished persons." The... more
Laven, Anne
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6068
2.92 linear feet (7 boxes)
The Anne and Paul Laven papers, which span the years 1933-2001, document Anne Laven's creative pursuits and her husband Paul's military service during WWII. In addition to correspondence, the collection includes photographs and scripts related to... more
Paterson, Isabel, 1886-1961
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2350
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Isabel Bowler Paterson (1886-1961) was an author and columnist for the New York Herald Tribune. Collection consists of letters written, mainly while Paterson was on the staff of the New York Herald Tribune, to her friend Lillian Fischer, fashion... more
Ashmore, Grace Eulalie Matthews, 1885-1972
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 135
Thirty-one diaries of a New York City socialite, 1896-1972, with miscellaneous papers and photographs, including approximately 100 letters and postcard from opera critic Ernest de Weerth.
Speyer, James, 1861-1941
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2845
4 linear feet (5 boxes)
James Speyer (1861-1941) was an American banker who was actively involved with many social, educational and cultural organizations in New York City. He was one of the founders of the University Settlement Society, the first settlement house in the... more
Heyman, Gertrude, 1878?-1958
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1393
1 linear foot (1 box)
Gertrude Amalia Heyman (1878?-1958) was a stenographer who served with the American Expeditionary Forces and the Jewish Welfare Board in France during World War I. She continued her career as a public stenographer and notary public in various U.S.... more
Chazin, Louise, 1903-1999
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 526
6.4 linear feet (15 boxes, 1 oversized folder)
Louise Chazin (1903-1999) was a novelty designer turned activist for the aged, a career that she launched at the age of 70 in New York City. The Louise Chazin papers date from 1965 to 1990 and document her involvement with community and... more
Klimpt, Werner E. E., 1900-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1656
1 linear foot (1 box)
Dr. Werner Egon Eugen Klimpt (1900- ), a German mathematician, emigrated to the United States in 1946. From 1933 to 1939 he studied the forestry, timber and paper industry at the Institute for Business Cycle Research in Berlin. Collection consists... 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
Ingraham, Elsie Powell
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol NYGB 18134
9 linear feet (21 boxes)
The Elsie Powell Ingraham family papers chronicle multiple generations of the Ingraham, Powell, Brown, Hopper, and allied families -- prominent Quakers residing primarily in New York City, Old Chatham, N.Y. and Cambridge, Mass. Although these... more
Hughes, Eugenia, 1909-1964
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1460
6.6 linear feet (14 boxes)
Eugenia Hughes (1909-1964) was an artist who lived in Greenwich Village, New York City. She was born in Pennsylvania and moved to New York in the mid-1930s. Collection contains correspondence, diaries, art work, writings, family papers,... more
Lieberman, Elias, 1883-1969
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1755
7 linear feet (14 boxes, 23 v., 2 packages)
Elias Lieberman (1883-1969), educator and poet, was born in Russia but emigrated to the U.S. as a child. He worked in the New York City school system as a teacher, principal and associate superintendent of schools. His published works included... more
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 44
23.71 linear feet (64 boxes)
The records of the Schomburg Center document the activities of the six individuals who managed the library, dating to its establishment by Ernestine Rose. The records are divided into the following series: General Correspondence, Reference... more
Lüchow's Restaurant (N.Y.)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 22991
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Lüchow's Restaurant, founded by August G. Lüchow in 1882, was located at 110 East 14th Street near Union Square in New York City. Lüchow's was popular for serving traditional German food and beer, as well as holding special event banquets and... more
Kisseloff, Jeff
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6399
772 audio files
Jeff Kisseloff (1955 - ) is an American writer and oral historian. This collection (1986-2000) contains sound recordings of interviews Kisseloff conducted for his published and unpublished books and articles. Two books were published from these... more
Wilmerding, Lucius Kellogg, 1848-1922
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 23274
1.5 linear feet (4 boxes)
The Wilmerding family papers date from 1568 to 1951 (bulk dates: 1860-1900) and consist of correspondence, ephemera, invitations, business records, clippings, genealogical research, poetry, wills, and auction catalogs related to the Wilmerding... more
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