United Neighborhood Houses of New York Records , 1898-1990


United Neighborhood Houses of New York Records , 1898-1990

Records of a federation of New York City settlement houses and its predecessor dating from 1898 to 1990. Includes: minutes, correspondence, memoranda, reports, publications, scrapbooks, corporate documents, departmental and project files, personnel records, and financial records. Subjects include the activities, administration, and philosophy of settlement houses and community centers as well as the development of professional social work. Includes documentation of issues and programs relating to: housing standards and tenement law reform, immigration and Americanization, the Great Depression, preschool education, juvenile delinquency and youth services, the War on Poverty, recreation, public health, job training, neighborhood improvement, community action, and social policy.

137.5 linear feet in 260 Boxes



SNAC Resource ID: 6618474

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Association of Neighborhood Workers. New York (City)

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

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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...

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. (Un...

Elliott, John Lovejoy, 1868-1942

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Leader of New York Society for Ethical Culture; founder of Hudson Guild Settlement House. From the description of Papers, 1894-1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155488835 ...