Committee of Fourteen records, 1905-1932.


Committee of Fourteen records, 1905-1932.

Collection consists of correspondence, minutes, reports, memoranda, files and reports of vice investigations, secretary's and treasurer's files, financial records, copies of legislation, legal decisions and records of court cases, printed matter, scrapbooks and clippings. Also, copies of pertinent legislation; legal decisions; minutes of court cases; reports on the criminal justice system; correspondence with officers of the court; files of cases, 1914-1932, brought before the Women's Court; printed matter, ca. 1910-1929; and scrapbooks and loose clippings, 1905-1932, on vice and its reform in New York City.

70 linear feet (96 boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 6769562

New York Public Library System, NYPL

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