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Guide to the Emergency Shelter Records
1928-1988 (Bulk 1929-1975)
  MS 199

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Collection processed by Processed by Maurita Baldock

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 21, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series 5: Photographs, 1930-1989

Scope and Contents note

The photographs in the collection document the history of residents and programs of the Emergency Shelter. Many of these photographs were most likely taken with the intention to use them for promotional purposes. Although the Shelter's entire 70 year history is represented, the bulk of the photographs depict the 1930's-1940's and the late 1960's-early 1970's. Many of the dates assigned to the photographs are approximate.

Subseries I: Photographs of Shelter Buildings, Interiors and Exteriors

Scope and Contents note

Many of these photographs also depict residents of the Shelter.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Shelter Facade on 36 E. 8th Street
[1930]
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Shelter Facade on 69 St. Mark's Place
[1940-1959]
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Shelter Interior, Beds and Bedrooms
[1930-1949]
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Shelter Interior, Dormitories
[1960-1979]
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Shelter Interior, Dining Rooms
[1930-1949]
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Shelter Interior, Dining Rooms
[1960-1979]
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Chapel
[1930-1949]
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Lounge
[1960-1969]
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Offices
[1960-1969]
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Exterior of 345/347 East 9th Street and 147 First Avenue
[1969]
Box: 14 Folder : 2 Chapel, Dining Rooms, Dormitories
[1930-1949]
Subseries II: Photographs of Men in Shelter Programs

Scope and Contents note

This subseries depicts men utilizing Shelter programs such as counseling, tutoring, employment training.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Individual Counseling
[1970-1979]
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Group Counseling
[1965-1979]
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Family Counseling
[1970-1979]
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Education
[1970-1979]
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Men Receiving New Clothes
[1940-1949]
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Men Handing Over Tickets to Shelter
[1940-1959]
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Employment
[1930-1949]
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Employment/Vocational Training
[1970-1979]
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Children's Outing at Spring Brook
[1930-1949]
Subseries III: Photographs of Residents of Shelter

Scope and Contents note

These photographs include individual and group shots as well as photos that were candid or posed.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Individual Men
[1940-1959]
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Individual Men
[1970]
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Individual Men
[1970]
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Groups of Men
[1930-1949]
Box: 7 Folder : 8 Groups of Men
[1960-1979]
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Individual Men and Groups of Men to be Used in Brochure
1968-1972
Subseries IV: Photographs of Recreation and Holiday Celebrations

Scope and Contents note

This subseries depicts field trips and the holiday celebrations that took place inside the shelter.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Recreation
[1940-1959]
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Recreation
[1970-1979]
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Spring Brook
[1930-1949]
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Spring Brook
[1930-1949]
Box: 7 Folder : 14 Spring Brook
[1930-1949]
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Spring Brook
[1930-1949]
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Lake George Weekend Excursions
[1960-1979]
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Christmas Celebration
[1940-1959]
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Christmas
[1980-1989]
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Easter
1953
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Victory Celebration at End of World War II
1945
Box: 14 Folder : 3 Shelter Summer Outings/Ceremony Honoring Amelia Earhart
1937, [1970]
Subseries V: Photographs of the Shelter Administration

Scope and Contents note

The photographs in this subseries depict the men in the administration and several meetings. The residents are generally not represented in this subseries.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Walter Britt
[1930-1949]
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Leonard Schneider
[1960-1969]
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Administrative Meetings
[1930-1939]
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Tour of Shelter for Greater New York Fund
[1970]
Box: 14 Folder : 4 Meetings, Walter Britt, Leonard Schneider
[1930-1969]
Subseries VI: Photographs of New York City

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of photographs in New York City that appear to be unrelated to the Shelter.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 8 Folder : 11 New York City Street Scenes
[1930-1949]
Box: 8 Folder : 12 New York City Street Scenes
[1960-1979]

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