Carr, John Foster, 1869-1939

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Educator, lecturer, and author.

From the description of John Foster Carr papers, 1910-1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79455566

John Foster Carr (1869-1939), lecturer and author, promoted the education and Americanization of immigrants, particularly Italian immigrants. He was founder and director of the Immigrant Publication Society; was active in the American Library Association (ALA), promoting the "Books for Everybody" campaign in New York City; and helped with the ALA's book drive for U.S. armed forces, ca. 1918-1920. He wrote a series of guides to the U.S. for Italian, Jewish and Polish immigrants; and wrote or edited other books and articles on immigration, libraries, Thomas Jefferson, and the Declaration of Independence.

From the guide to the John Foster Carr papers, 1801-1940, 1909-1940, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

John Foster Carr (1869-1939), lecturer and author, promoted the education and Americanization of immigrants, particularly Italian immigrants.

He was founder and director of the Immigrant Publication Society; was active in the American Library Association (ALA), promoting the "Books for Everybody" campaign in New York City; and helped with the ALA's book drive for U.S. armed forces, ca. 1918-1920. He wrote a series of guides to the U.S. for Italian, Jewish and Polish immigrants; and wrote or edited other books and articles on immigration, libraries, Thomas Jefferson, and the Declaration of Independence.

From the description of John Foster Carr papers, 1801-1940, bulk (1909-1940). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122532150

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Carr, John Foster, 1869-1939. John Foster Carr papers, 1801-1940, bulk (1909-1940). Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf John Foster Carr papers, 1801-1940, 1909-1940 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933. Papers, 1847-1933 Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Henry Cohen Papers 23361291., 1850-1951 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
referencedIn Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923. Papers, 1762-1927 (bulk 1872-1921) Houghton Library
creatorOf Carr, John Foster, 1869-1939. John Foster Carr papers, 1910-1938. Library of Congress
referencedIn Century Company records, 1870-1924 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
creatorOf Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947. TLS, 1938 December 5 : New Rochelle, N.Y. to John Foster Carr. Haverford College Library
referencedIn Whitney Warren papers, 1914-1926. Houghton Library
referencedIn Hyman G. Enelow Papers., 1897-1933. The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives
creatorOf Cohen, Henry, 1863-1952. Cohen, Henry, personal correspondence, 1850-1951. University of Texas Libraries
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associatedWith American Library Association. corporateBody
associatedWith American Library in Paris. corporateBody
associatedWith Catt, Carrie Chapman, 1859-1947. person
correspondedWith Century Company corporateBody
associatedWith Clark, John, fl. 1801-1830. person
associatedWith Cohen, Henry, 1863-1952 person
associatedWith Dana, Emma Lilian. person
associatedWith Daughters of the American Revolution. corporateBody
correspondedWith Dellenbaugh, Frederick Samuel, 1853-1935 person
associatedWith Eddy, Sarah J person
associatedWith Eddy, Sarah J. person
correspondedWith Enelow, Hyman Gerson person
associatedWith Hill, James Jerome, 1838-1916. person
associatedWith Immigrant Publication Society. corporateBody
associatedWith Interlaken School (La Porte, Ind.) corporateBody
associatedWith Ireland, John, 1838-1918. person
associatedWith Milam, Carl H., 1884-1963. person
correspondedWith Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933 person
associatedWith Spaulding, Hugh M person
associatedWith Spaulding, Hugh M. person
associatedWith Starrett, Paul person
associatedWith Starrett, Paul. person
correspondedWith Thayer, William Roscoe, 1859-1923 person
correspondedWith Warren, Whitney, 1864-1943 person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
New York (N.Y.)
United States
Subject
Polish people--United States
Immigrants
Charities
Charities--United States
Immigrants--Education
Publishers and Publishing
Jews--United States
Immigrants--United States
Library fund raising--New York (State)--New York
Polish people
Library fund raising
Publishers and publishing--New York (State)--New York
Italians
Jews
Libraries and immigrants
Americanization
Italians--United States
Occupation
Authors
Educators
Lecturers
Function

Person

Birth 1869

Death 1939

Italian,

Yiddish,

English,

Polish,

Hebrew

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