Committee of Fourteen records 1905-1932


Committee of Fourteen records 1905-1932

Records of a citizens' association dedicated to the abolition of commercialized vice (especially prostitution) in New York City, 1905-1932.

89.61 linear feet; 102 boxes, 2 folders; 11 microfilm reels

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