Greenwich House Records Bulk, 1896-1946 1896-1990, (Bulk 1896-1946)


Greenwich House Records Bulk, 1896-1946 1896-1990, (Bulk 1896-1946)

In 1902, Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch and others founded Greenwich House, a social settlement house in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. It was incorporated that year as the Cooperative Social Settlement Society of the City of New York. Greenwich House established social service and cultural programs for the largely Italian population of Greenwich Village. Greenwich House continues to offer an array of cultural, educational and social service programs. The records contain minutes, reports, correspondence, publicity material, program files, financial documents, publications, scrapbooks and 36,000 index cards detailing the activities of Greenwich House. Extensive correspondence of Mary Simkhovitch covers, in addition to House activities, such topics as political reform and public housing, as well as her unsuccessful 1937 campaign for the New York City Council. NOTE: Series I through VI-A have been microfilmed, and researchers must use the microfilm copy (R-7088). NOTE: This collection is housed offsite and advance notice is required for use.

102.5 linear feet; (118 boxes)

Related Entities

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Cooperative Social Settlement Society of the City of New York. (corporateBody)

Greenwich House (New York, N.Y.). Music School. (corporateBody)

Powers, Maxwell (person)

Greenwich Village Improvement Society. (corporateBody)

Greenwich House (New York, N.Y.). Pottery School. (corporateBody)

Simkhovitch, Mary K. (Mary Kingsbury), 1867-1951 (person)

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...

Brown, Robin (person)

Simkhovitch, Vladimir G. (Vladimir Gregorievitch), 1874-1959 (person)

Simkhovitch was professor of economic history at Columbia from 1904-1942. From the description of Vladimir Grigor'evich Simkhovitch Papers, ca. 1885-1899. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 320410544 ...

Cooper, Gertrude. (person)

Greenwich House (New York, N.Y.) (corporateBody)

Greenwich House was incorporated in 1902 as the Cooperative Social Settlement Society of the City of New York by Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch with Felix Adler, R. Fulton Cutting, Eugene A. Philbin, Henry C. Potter, Jacob Riis, and Carl Schurz. Under the leadership of its director, Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch, Greenwich House provided social services to its largely immigrant clientele, sought to improve housing conditions and recreational opportunities, and developed a variety of educat...

Spinney, Mabel. (person)