The Committee of Fourteen was founded in 1905 as a citizens' association dedicated to the abolition of saloons that provided rooms for prostitution (called "Raines Law hotels".) By 1911 most of the saloons had closed up and the Committee's focus turned to the suppression of commercialized vice in New York City with an emphasis on prostitution. By the time the Committee was dissolved in 1932, the focus included crime prevention as well.
From the description of Committee of Fourteen records, 1905-1932. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122571130
From the guide to the Committee of Fourteen records, 1905-1932, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)