United Neighborhood Houses of New York

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United Neighborhood Houses, founded in 1900 as the Association of Neighborhood Workers and incorporated in 1920 as United Neighborhood Houses of New York, is a coordinating link for the city's settlement houses. UNH provides its members with information and technical and fund-raising services, and is an advocate on behalf of settlement work as well as of the settlements' constituents.

From the description of United Neighborhood Houses of New York records, supplement 1, 1913-1974. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63285877

The United Neighborhood Houses of New York is a federation of settlements whose records contain information on housing, unemployment, relief, juvenile delinquency. The records exemplify the day to day operation of UNH, problems common to voluntary associations, settlement work and philosophy, the Great Depression, immigration and Americanization, and the development of professional social work.

From the description of United Neighborhood Houses of New York records, 1898-1961. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63291512

The United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc. (UNH) was founded by Mary K. Simkhovitch and John L. Elliott in 1900 as the Association of Neighborhood Workers, a federation of York City settlement houses. The Association was reorganized during World War I and incorporated as United Neighborhood Houses in 1920. The organization worked to disseminate information, promote reform, unify settlement houses, and facilitate coordinated projects. During the 1960s, UNH responded to the federal government's Great Society programs with a new emphasis on seeking funding for member houses or for its own programs. More than one hundred years since its inception, UNH continues to unify and provide services for its members; advocate for social issues; and work for public policy, community resources, and social services.

From the guide to the United Neighborhood Houses of New York Records, 1898-1990, (University of Minnesota Libraries. Social Welfare History Archives [swha])

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Preston Wilcox papers, 1940-2005 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Papers, 1894-1971 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Hall, Helen, 1892-1982. Helen Hall Papers, 1898-1982. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn James Weldon Johnson Community Centers, Inc. records, 1942-1988 (bulk, 1948-1970 The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
referencedIn Coit, Eleanor G. Papers, 1894-1971 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Helen Hall papers, 1898-1982 University of Minnesota Libraries. Social Welfare History Archives
creatorOf United Neighborhood Houses of New York Records, 1898-1990 University of Minnesota Libraries. Social Welfare History Archives
referencedIn Holden, Arthur Cort, 1890-. Arthur Cort Holden papers, [1890s]-1993. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Colony-South Brooklyn Houses. Miscellaneous records, 1922-1973. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
referencedIn Edward Corsi Papers, 1918-1968 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Simkhovitch, Mary K. (Mary Kingsbury), 1867-1951. Papers, 1852-1960 (inclusive). Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
creatorOf United Neighborhood Houses of New York. United Neighborhood Houses of New York records, supplement 1, 1913-1974. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Simkhovitch, Mary K. (Mary Kingsbury), 1867-1951. Papers, 1852-1960 Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America‏
referencedIn Hall, Helen, 1892-1982. Papers, 1898-1982. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Glueck, Sheldon, 1896-1990. Papers, 1916-1972 Harvard Law School Library Langdell Hall Cambridge, MA 02138
creatorOf United Neighborhood Houses of New York. United Neighborhood Houses of New York records, 1898-1961. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
referencedIn Wilcox, Preston, 1923-2006. Preston Wilcox papers, 1940-2005. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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Relation Name
associatedWith Association of Neighborhood Workers. New York (City) corporateBody
associatedWith Coit, Eleanor G. person
associatedWith Colony-South Brooklyn Houses. corporateBody
associatedWith Corsi, Edward, 1896-1965 person
associatedWith Elliott, John Lovejoy, 1868-1942 person
associatedWith Glueck, Sheldon, 1896- person
associatedWith Hall, Helen, 1892-1982. person
associatedWith Holden, Arthur Cort, 1890- person
associatedWith James Weldon Johnson Community Centers (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Mary Melinda (Kingsbury) Simkhovitch, 1867-1951 person
associatedWith Simkhovitch, Mary K. (Mary Kingsbury), 1867-1951. person
associatedWith Wilcox, Preston, 1923-2006. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Community development
Social action
Social work with African Americans--New York (State)--New York
Community development--New York (State)--New York
Social action--New York (State)--New York
Juvenile delinquency--New York (State)--New York
Recreation--New York (State)--New York
Juvenile delinquency
Housing
Recreation
Immigrants--New York (State)--New York
Social settlements--New York (State)--New York
Housing--New York (State)--New York
Social settlements
Social service
Immigrants
Social work with African Americans
Social service--New York (State)--New York
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Active 1974

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