Committee of Fourteen records 1905-1932
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Epithet: archaeologist British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000243.0x0000c4 In 1887, the University of Pennsylvania agreed to sponsor an expedition to the Near East. The idea was conceived by Reverend John Punnett Peters, University of Pennsylvania Professor of Hebrew and already a fund-raiser for William Hayes Ward of New York who made a site survey in Babylonia in 1885. Peters raised interest among Ph...
George Haven Putnam (1844-1930) was a publisher and author best known for his commitment to the establishment of national copyright legislation in the U.S. and to American adherence to the international copyright Convention of Berne. After serving in the U.S. Civil War, he entered his father's publishing house, G.P. Putnam's Sons. He assumed the presidency of the firm in 1872 and became an authority on the legal implications of copyright. In 1886 he formed the American Publishers' Copyright Leag...
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...
On December 11, 1944 the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston received the bequest of paintings and sculptures known as the Edith A. and Percy S. Straus Collection. Comprised of over eighty works of art, the collection is dominated by European paintings dating from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries and includes significant examples of Flemish, Sienese, Florentine, Ferrarese, Venetian, German, and English origin. Though the Strauses were permanent residents of New York, they chose to place their...
The Committee of Fourteen was founded in 1905 as a citizens' association dedicated to the abolition of saloons that provided rooms for prostitution (called "Raines Law hotels".) By 1911 most of the saloons had closed up and the Committee's focus turned to the suppression of commercialized vice in New York City with an emphasis on prostitution. By the time the Committee was dissolved in 1932, the focus included crime prevention as well. From the description of Committee of Fourteen re...
Social worker. From the description of Reminiscences of Lawrence Veiller : oral history, 1949. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309739989 Secretary of the Charity Organization Society of the City of New York Committee on Criminal Courts. From the description of Correspondence with Johan Thorsten Sellin, 1935. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 243854804 ...