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Guide to the Charles L. Bernheimer Papers
1877-1935 (bulk 1906-1920)
 MS 58

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Andy Latoni

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 06, 2019
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Container List

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: - Folder : - Peace Proposals
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 1-10 Peace proposals, correspondence (10 folders)
1914-1915
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 11-14 Peace proposals (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes drafts, translations into French, Italian, Spanish, and Dutch, and clippings.

1914-1915
Box: - Folder : - Labor Strikes
Offsite-Box: 1 Folder : 15-21 Labor strikes, 1912-1913 (7 folders)

Scope and Contents

Records, clippings, pamphlets, and correspondence regarding the strikes by the garment industry including the Men's Garment Industry, the Cloak, Suit, and Skirt Industry, and the Dress and Waist Industry.

1910-1915
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 1-12 Labor strikes, 1915-1916 (12 folders)

Scope and Contents

Correspondence, publications, and records from strikes regarding the garment industry including the Amalgamated Clothing Workers' of America, the Cloak, Suit, and Skirt Industry, and the Adler and Ast controversy. Petitions to President Woodrow Wilson regarding 1916 strike in New York City.

1910-1918
Folder: Oversize-Medium Labor strikes, 1915-1916. Oversize

Scope and Contents

Poster from the Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America declaring the beginning of a general strike for the garment industry on January 13, 1916. The poster is written in English, Hebrew, and Italian.

1916-1918
Box: - Folder : - Safety First
Offsite-Box: 2 Folder : 13-20 Safety First, correspondence (8 folders)
1915-1916
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 1-2 Safety First, correspondence (2 folders)
1916-1917
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 3-6 Safety First, management (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes by-laws, contracts, promotional pamphlets, and conference records.

1916-1917
Box: - Folder : - Citizens' Municipal Committee/Fusion Committee
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 7-9 Citizens' Municipal Committee, early papers (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Records of contributions to the Citizens' Municipal Committee including those of John D. Rockefeller.

1913
Offsite-Box: 3 Folder : 10-23 Citizens' Municipal Committee, 1913 (14 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, clippings, and records relating to the role of the Citizens' Municipal Committee of 107 in the election of Mayor John Purroy Mitchel; the financial contributions to the Citizens' Municipal Committee, including those of John D. Rockefeller; the disbanding of the Citizens' Municipal Committee; and the appointment of several individuals to certain political positions.

1913
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 1-8 Citizens' Municipal Committee, 1913 (8 folders)
1913
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 9-13 Citizens' Municipal Committee, 1914-1921 (5 folders)
1914-1921
Offsite-Box: 4 Folder : 14-20 Fusion Campaign, 1917 (7 folders)

Scope and Contents

Records of the Fusion Committee's effort to re-elect Mayor John Purroy Mitchel including correspondence with potential contributors to the campaign; lists of financial contributions; pamphlets regarding the Fusion Committee's purpose; and documents about the 1917 election.

1917
Box: - Folder : - Political Campaigns
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 1-3 Political campaigns, 1912 (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence and contribution records regarding the 1912 Congressional Campaign in the 18th Congressional District for S. Walter Kaufman. Records of the Republican Party's 1912 campaign.

1912
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 4-5 Political campaigns, 1917 (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence regarding several municipal campaigns from both Republican and Fusion candidates during the 1917 election.

1917
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 6 Political campaigns, 1919

Scope and Contents

Records of contributions to the campaign of Henry H. Curran for the presidency of the borough of Manhattan including those of John D. Rockefeller and John D. Rockefeller Jr.

1919
Box: - Folder : - Other Materials
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 7-8 Chamber of Commerce (2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes personal writings related to the Chamber of Commerce as well as publications about the Great Depression.

1912-1931
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 9-10 Committee on Unemployment (2 folders)
1914-1916
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 11 Correspondence, William George Jordan
1910-1912
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 12 Daylight Savings Time Committee

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence and pamphlets regarding the movement to pass federal legislation for a Daylight Savings Time bill.

1916-1918
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 13 Exploration

Scope and Contents

Correspondence and clippings regarding Robert Peary's exploration of the North Pole as well as Charles Bernheimer's own exploration activities.

1908-1911
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 14 Fifth Avenue Association

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence, clippings, and publications regarding the Fifth Avenue Association's efforts to restrict building heights.

1917- 1921
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 15 Honest Ballot Association
1918-1922
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 16-18 New York Bank Law revision (3 folders)
1913-1914
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 19 New York Federation of Churches

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence and publications related to the New York Federation of Churches' work to combat unemployment as well as documents regarding the Committee for Immigrants in America.

1914-1915
Offsite-Box: 5 Folder : 20-21 New York parks (2 of 3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes documents related to the Central Park Rehabilitation Committee, later the Parks Advisory Committee, and its maintenance efforts for New York City's public parks. Photographs of Central Park.

1909-1918
Folder: Oversize-Medium New York parks (1 of 3 folders). Oversize

Scope and Contents

Blueprint of geological sign for the Great Lawn in the lower reservoir site of Central Park.

1936
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 1-3 Newspapers (3 folders)
1892-1930
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 4-6 Parks Advisory Committee (3 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes correspondence and records detailing the work of the Parks Advisory Committee in the maintenance of New York City's parks.

1912-1914
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 7 Park Avenue Improvement Association
1913-1914
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 8 Photographs (1 of 2 folders)

Scope and Contents

Photographs of Charles L. Bernheimer and his wife Clara Silberman Bernheimer.

1910-1926
Folder: Oversize-Medium Photographs (1 of 2 folders). Oversize

Scope and Contents

Photograph of Charles L. Bernheimer.

1910-1926
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 9 Real estate
1910-1911
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 10 Red Cross
1917
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 11 Safety Deposit Boxes
1930
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 12-14 Speech materials (3 folders)
1910-1930
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 15 State Charities Aid Association
1910-1912
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 16 Subway system
1906-1911
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 17 Textile Integrity Guild
1930-1935
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 18 Trade Relations Council
1931
Offsite-Box: 6 Folder : 19-22 Miscellaneous (4 folders)

Scope and Contents

Includes biographical clippings and notes; political correspondence; and school notebooks.

1877-1920
Offsite-Box: 7 Volume : 1-2 Scrapbooks

Scope and Contents

Two scrapbooks containing clippings related to Bernheimer's work in public service and exploration.

1919-1928