Greenwich House records, 1896-1990 (bulk 1896-1946).


Greenwich House records, 1896-1990 (bulk 1896-1946).

The records contain minutes, reports, correspondence, publicity material and ephemera, program files, financial documents, personnel records, 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. There is also some correspondence of staff members, including Robin Brown and Mabel Spinney.

99.5 linear ft. (115 boxes).


SNAC Resource ID: 7582484

Churchill County Museum

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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...

Cooper, Gertrude E. (person)

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

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

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 provided social services to its largely immigrant clientele, sought to improve housing conditions and recreational opportunities, and developed a variety of educational and cultural programs. Many of its clients were of Italian or Iris...

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

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

Spinney, Mabel Foster (person)

Greenwich Village Improvement Society. (corporateBody)

Brown, Robin, 1961 August 26- (person)

Powers, Maxwell (person)