James Graham Phelps Stokes papers, 1779-1960, (bulk 1884-1960).


James Graham Phelps Stokes papers, 1779-1960, (bulk 1884-1960).

Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, financial records, memorabilia, and printed materials. Among the more than 1,600 cataloged letters there is correspondence with people associated with organizations to which Stokes also belonged, such as Marcellus Hartley Dodge and May Matthews of Hartley House; Samuel Barrows and William Marshall Fitts Round of the Prison Association of New York; William Henry Baldwin and Booker T. Washington of Tuskegee Institute; Charles Edward Russell, John Spargo and William English Walling of the Social Democratic League; and Charles B. Stover of the Outdoor Recreation League. There are also letters from Pearl Buck; John Dewey; Theodore Dreiser; Hamlin Garland; Sol Hurok; Helen Keller; Rockwell Kent; Robert Moses; Anna Pavlova; Jacob Riis, Upton Sinclair; and Lillian Wald.

38 linear ft. (ca. 34,000 items in 21 letterbooks; 2 ledgers; 19 boxes; 99 correspondence file boxes; 1 oversize folder).

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Prison Association of New York

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