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Education Committee for Non-English Speaking Women Photographs
1923-circa 1927, 1930
 PR 391

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Education Committee for Non-English Speaking Women
Title: Education Committee for Non-English Speaking Women photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1923-circa 1927, 1930
Abstract: Photographs documenting the work of the Education Committee for Non-English Speaking Women (renamed the Neighborhood Teachers' Association in 1927), a program that offered language and citizenship classes to foreign-born New Yorkers in areas underserved by the Board of Education. For fuller details about this item, and to request it for research, please read its catalog record, or write to  printroom@nyhistory.org.
Quantity: 5 Photographic Prints (with 1 mailing envelope in 1 folder)
Call Phrase: PR 391

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Access Points

Subject Names

  • Garretson, Edith
  • Gibson, Emily M.
  • Woodward, Elizabeth A.

Document Type

  • Photographs

Subject Topics

  • Education -- New York (State) -- New York
  • Italian American women
  • Italian Americans -- New York (State) -- New York

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Container List

Container 1     Title Date
Box: SC-1 Education Committee for Non-English Speaking Women photographs and mailing envelope

Scope and Contents

[PR-391-1] | Women and children with a female teacher studying around a table in a home. A portable blackboard affixed to the wall displays sample English sentences and the date Thursday, January 18, 1923.

[PR-391-2] | Women and children with a female teacher studying around a table in a library or classroom setting. A portable blackboard affixed to the wall displays examples of the present, past, and perfect tenses. A smaller table holds a miniature May Pole around which are grouped a set of Dolls of Many Lands in native costume.

[PR-391-3] | The same women and children and teacher in the same setting as the previous photograph, now examining lacework.

[PR-391-4] | Women and children in costume, one possibly dressed as Christopher Columbus. Verso notation: "Play: New Worlds by Emily Gibson / Italian Women from Hudson Park Library Class under Miss Edith Garretson, Greenwich District, Manhattan." Verso also bears stamp: "Education Committee for Non-English Speaking Women, 222 East 79th St., New York."

[PR-391-5] | Women and children in Colonial and Native American costume flanking Betsy Ross with flag. Verso notation: "Group from Tableaux arranged by Miss Gibson / Italian Women, Greenwich District / Teacher: Miss Edith Garretson. Verso also bears stamp: "Education Committee for Non-English Speaking Women, 222 East 79th St., New York."

[PR-391-6] | Mailing envelope, with return address label for "Gorodess, Brooklyn's Commercial Photographer, 184 Flatbush Avenue," postmarked 17 April 1930 and sent to "Miss Woodward" of the "Neighborhood Teacher As'sn., 222 East 79th St., New York City." [This address was and remains the location of the Yorkville Branch of the New York Public Library.]

1923-circa 1927, 1930

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