Simkhovitch, Mary K. (Mary Kingsbury), 1867-1951

Settlement worker and housing reformer, Simkhovitch received a B.A. from Boston University in 1890 and did graduate work at Radcliffe, the University of Berlin, and Columbia. She was one of the organizers of the Association of Neighborhood Workers (1901) and a founder and first director of Greenwich House, a settlement house in Greenwich Village, N.Y. Simkhovitch, a published author, taught social economics at Columbia, was chair of the Congestion Committee and the City Recreation Committee in N.Y.C., president of the National Federation of Settlements and the Public Housing Conference, and served on the N.Y. State Boards of Welfare and Health and with the N.Y. Housing Authority. For further information, see Notable American Women, the Modern Period (1980).

From the description of Papers, 1852-1960 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 122407575


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