Kingsbury, John Adams, 1876-1956

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Social worker and social reformer.

From the description of John Adams Kingsbury papers, 1841-1966 (bulk 1906-1939). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70979825

Biographical Note

  • 1876, Aug. 30: Born, Horton, Kans.
  • 1897: Graduated, Yakima High School, Yakima, Wash.
  • 1897 - 1899 : Elementary school teacher, various locations, Washington
  • 1899 - 1901 : School principal, Prosser, Wash.
  • 1900: Attended Washington State College, Pullman, Wash.
  • 1901 - 1904 : Superintendent of schools, Georgetown, Wash.
  • 1903 - 1906 : Attended University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.
  • 1904 - 1906 : Principal, Green Lake School, Seattle Wash.
  • 1907 - 1911 : Assistant secretary, New York State Charities Aid Association
  • 1908: B.S., Teachers College of Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • 1909: Married Mabel Glass
  • 1910: Organized Conference of Mayors of the State of New York
  • 1911 - 1914 : General director, New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor
  • 1914 - 1918 : Commissioner of public charities, New York, N.Y. Ex-officio president, Board of Inebriety, New York, N.Y. Secretary, Board of Ambulance Service, New York, N.Y. Member, board of trustees, Bellevue and Allied Hospitals, New York, N.Y.
  • 1918: Assistant director of general relief, American Red Cross, France
  • 1918 - 1919 : Director, Department of Citizenship, Young Men's Christian Association, Army Educational Commission, France
  • 1920: Toured Serbia on behalf of Serbian Child Welfare Association of America
  • 1920 - 1921 : Consultant, Milbank Memorial Fund
  • 1921 - 1935 : Secretary, Milbank Memorial Fund Board member, New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor Member, executive committee, New York State Charities Aid Association Director, National Tuberculosis Association Director and chairman, executive committee, Serbian Child Welfare Association of America. Secretary, America-Yugoslav Society
  • 1931: LL.D, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y.
  • 1932: Toured USSR
  • 1933: Published with Sir Arthur Newsholme Red Medicine: Socialized Health in Soviet Russia (New York: Doubleday, Doran and Co. 324 pp.) Published Health in Handcuffs (New York: Modern Age Books. 210 pp.)
  • 1935 - 1939 : Administrative consultant to Harry Lloyd Hopkins, chief, Works Progress Administration Administrative consultant to Aubrey Williams, chief, National Youth Administration
  • 1939 - 1956 : Wrote and lectured on public health and welfare, American-Soviet and American-Yugoslav relations, and world peace
  • 1941: Organized Russian War Relief
  • 1949 - 1956 : National chairman, Council of American-Soviet Friendship
  • 1950: Attended Second World Peace Congress, Warsaw, Poland Toured USSR
  • 1951: Attended World Peace Council, Vienna, Austria Toured USSR
  • 1952: Toured People's Republic of China
  • 1954 - 1955 : Appeared before Subversive Activities Control Board
  • 1956, Aug. 3: Died, New York, N.Y.

From the guide to the John Adams Kingsbury Papers, 1841-1966, (bulk 1906-1939), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Pinchot, Amos, 1873-1944. Amos Pinchot papers, 1856-1945 (bulk 1909-1942). Library of Congress
creatorOf American Council on Soviet Relations. Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1940-1941. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Henry Ernest Sigerist papers, 1891-1991 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Milbank Memorial Fund. Milbank Memorial Fund records, 1898-2000 (inclusive), 1922-1999 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Papers of Ida Pruitt, 1850s-1992 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
referencedIn Robert E. Sherwood papers, 1917-1968 (inclusive), 1934-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn Burlingham, Charles Culp. Charles Culp Burlingham papers, 1876-1960. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn Milbank Memorial Fund records, 1898-2000, 1922-1999 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn New York (State). Commissioner to Examine and Investigate the Management and Affairs of the Office of the Fiscal Supervisor of State Charities, the State Board of Charities, the Sites, Buildings and Grounds Commission, the Building Improvement Commission, and the Salary Classification Commission. Investigation correspondence, transcripts, and printed materials, 1915-1928 (bulk 1915-1918). New York State Archives
referencedIn Hopkins, Harry L. (Harry Lloyd), 1890-1946. Papers, 1928-1946. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf John Adams Kingsbury papers, 1841-1966, (bulk 1906-1939) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Sigerist, Henry E. (Henry Ernest), 1891-1957. Henry Ernest Sigerist papers, 1891-1991 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Spanish Child Welfare Association of America records, 1937-1939 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Winslow, C.-E. A. (Charles-Edward Amory), 1877-1957. Charles-Edward Amory Winslow papers, 1874-1977 (inclusive), 1915-1945 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Isidore Sydney Falk papers, 1918-1984 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions archives, 1810-1961. Houghton Library
creatorOf Kingsbury, John Adams, 1876-1956. John Adams Kingsbury papers, 1841-1966 (bulk 1906-1939). Library of Congress
referencedIn Charles-Edward Amory Winslow papers, 1874-1977, 1915-1945 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Ira Vaughan Hiscock papers, 1918-1979, 1925-1939 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Burlingham, Charles Culp, 1858-1959. Papers of Charles C. Burlingham, 1876-1960 (inclusive), 1920-1958 (bulk). Harvard Law School Library, HLS Library
referencedIn Amos Pinchot Papers, 1856-1945, (bulk 1909-1942) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn New York (State). State Board of Charities. Hearing transcripts of the Strong Investigation of charges against the State Board of Charities, 1916. New York State Archives
referencedIn Robert E. Sherwood papers, 1917-1968 (inclusive), 1934-1955 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn League for Industrial Democracy. Pamphlets, 1922-1978. Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives, Martin P. Catherwood Library, Cornell University.
creatorOf Spanish Child Welfare Association of America. Spanish Child Welfare Association of America records, 1937-1939. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn J. B. Matthews Papers, 1862-1986 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
referencedIn Hiscock, Ira Vaughan, 1892-. Ira Vaughan Hiscock papers, 1918-1979 (inclusive), 1925-1939 (bulk). Yale University Library
referencedIn Hand, Learned. Learned Hand papers. 1840-1961. Harvard Law School Library, Harvard University.
referencedIn League for Industrial Democracy. League for Industrial Democracy. Pamphlets, 1922-1978. Cornell University Library
Role Title Holding Repository
Relation Name
correspondedWith Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 person
associatedWith American Association of the Red Cross. corporateBody
associatedWith American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions. corporateBody
associatedWith American Council on Soviet Relations. corporateBody
associatedWith America-Yugoslav Society of New York. corporateBody
correspondedWith Bell, Alexander Graham, 1847-1922 person
correspondedWith Brandeis, Louis Dembitz, 1856-1941 person
correspondedWith Burlingham, Charles C. (Charles Culp), 1858-1959 person
correspondedWith Burritt, Bailey B. (Bailey Barton), 1878-1953 person
associatedWith Columbia University. Teachers College. corporateBody
correspondedWith De Kruif, Paul, 1890-1971 person
correspondedWith Dreier, Mary E. (Mary Elisabeth), 1875-1963 person
correspondedWith Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 person
associatedWith Falk, Isadore Sydney, 1899-1984 person
correspondedWith Folks, Homer, 1867-1963 person
associatedWith Hand, Learned, 1872-1961 person
associatedWith Hiscock, Ira Vaughan, 1892- person
correspondedWith Hopkins, Harry L. (Harry Lloyd), 1890-1946 person
correspondedWith Hubbard, Elbert, 1856-1915 person
correspondedWith Hughes, Charles Evans, 1862-1948 person
correspondedWith Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952 person
associatedWith League for Industrial Democracy. corporateBody
correspondedWith Lippmann, Walter, 1889-1974 person
correspondedWith London, Jack, 1876-1916 person
associatedWith Matthews, J. B. (Joseph Brown), 1894-1966 person
associatedWith Milbank Memorial Fund. corporateBody
associatedWith Mitchel, John Purroy, 1879-1918. person
correspondedWith Morgenthau, Henry, 1856-1946 person
correspondedWith Newsholme, Arthur, Sir, 1857-1943 person
associatedWith New York Association for Improving the Condition of the Poor. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Department of Public Charities and Correction. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Public Charities and Correction. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (State). Commissioner to Examine and Investigate the Management and Affairs of the Office of the Fiscal Supervisor of State Charities, the State Board of Charities, the Sites, Buildings and Grounds Commission, the Building Improvement Commission, and the Salary Classification Commission. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (State). State Board of Charities. corporateBody
correspondedWith Perkins, Frances, 1880-1965 person
correspondedWith Pinchot, Amos, 1873-1944. person
correspondedWith Pinchot, Gifford, 1865-1946 person
correspondedWith Pruitt, Ida person
correspondedWith Riis, Jacob A. (Jacob August), 1849-1914 person
correspondedWith Robins, Raymond, 1873-1954 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945 person
correspondedWith Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 person
associatedWith Serbian Child Welfare Association of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Sherwood, Robert E. (Robert Emmet), 1896-1955 person
associatedWith Sigerist, Henry E. (Henry Ernest), 1891-1957. person
associatedWith Spanish Child Welfare Association of America. corporateBody
associatedWith State Charities Aid Association (N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Work Projects Administration. corporateBody
correspondedWith Welch, William Henry, 1850-1934 person
associatedWith Winslow, C.-E. A. (Charles-Edward Amory), 1877-1957. person
associatedWith Young Men's Christian Association of the City of New York. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New York (State)
China
China
Soviet Union
New York (N,Y.)
New York (N,Y.)
Russia
United States
Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
New York (State)
Soviet Union
Subject
Tuberculosis
Men--Societies and clubs
Multiple sclerosis
Voyages and travels
Public health Russia
Sexually transmitted diseases
Socialism--Societies, etc
Peace
Public welfare--New York (State)
Voluntary health agencies
Mushrooms
World War, 1939-1945--War work
Public welfare
Public service employment
New Deal, 1933-1939
Medicine, Preventive
Public health
Unemployment
Yugoslav Americans--Societies, etc
Endowments
Poverty
War relief
Charities, Medical
Agriculture
Health insurance
Astronomy
Occupation
Reformers
Social workers
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Birth 1876

Death 1956

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