Committee of Fifteen (New York, N.Y.: 1900)

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The Committee of Fifteen was a non-partisan citizens' committee established in 1900 to investigate the cause and extent of the increase in prostitution and gambling in New York City and to promote legislation necessary to correct the problem. The Committee, consisting of prominent bankers, lawyers and businessmen, published its report, The Social Evil With Special Reference to Conditions Existing in the City of New York, in 1902.

From the description of Committee of Fifteen records, 1900-1901. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122580687

From the guide to the Committee of Fifteen records, 1900-1901, (The New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division.)

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associatedWith Adler, Felix, 1851-1933. person
associatedWith Baldwin, William H person
associatedWith Baldwin, William H. person
associatedWith Erhardt, Joel B. person
associatedWith Fox, Austen G. 1849-1937. person
associatedWith Kennedy, John S person
associatedWith Kennedy, John S. person
associatedWith Morgan, George Wilson. person
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Department of Health corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Health corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Dept. of Health. corporateBody
associatedWith O'Brien, William J person
associatedWith O'Brien, William J. person
associatedWith Orr, Alexander E. person
associatedWith Peabody, George Foster, 1852-1938. person
associatedWith Putnam, George Haven, 1844-1930. person
associatedWith Rhoades, John Harsen, 1838-1906. person
associatedWith Schiff, Jacob H. 1847-1920. person
associatedWith Seligman, Edwin Robert Anderson, 1861-1939. person
associatedWith Smith, Andrew J. person
associatedWith Smith, Charles Sprague, 1853-1910. person
associatedWith Smith, Charles Stewart, 1832-1909. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Vice control
Citizens' associations--New York (State)--New York
Social problems
Prostitution--New York (State)--New York
Citizens' associations
Slums--New York (State)--New York

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Active 1900

Active 1901



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