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Guide to the Metropolitan Council on Housing Records TAM.173

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South
10th Floor
New York, NY 10012
(212) 998-2630
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Peter Filardo and Paul Sager

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 12, 2016
Finding aid written in English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 List of recordings in series IV was added by Heather Mulliner and finding aid was for edited for compliance with DACS and Tamiment Required Elements for Archival Description Revised by Maggie Schreiner to reflect updated administrative information Revised by Erika Gottfried to reflect updated intellectual property rights information Revised by Erika Gottfried to reflect transfer of materials into the Cooper Square Committee Records Revised by Giana Ricci to reflect the addition of audiovisual material found in repository. Revised by Heather Mulliner to reflect updated box numbers and the addition of a 2014 accretion. 2013 , July 2014 , October 201420152016 , June 2016

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Metropolitan Council on Housing (New York, N.Y.)
Title: Metropolitan Council on Housing Records
Dates [inclusive]: 1939-2014
Dates [bulk]: 1959-1995
Abstract: The Metropolitan Council on Housing Records (dates 1949-2014) contain correspondence, board meeting minutes, press releases, reports, printed ephemera, government documents, and audio and video recording related to the organizing efforts of the Metropolitan Council on Housing (MCH). The Metropolitan Council on Housing is a membership organization for New York City tenants that focuses on expanding affordable housing and protecting tenants’ rights. The organization was formed in 1959 by several labor and housing rights activists, including longtime MCH leaders Jane Benedict and Esther Rand. The collection contains internal records and published materials documenting lobbying campaigns and demonstrations organized by the MCH to promote affordable housing in New York City.
Quantity: 70 Linear Feet in 65 record cartons, 3 oversize flat boxes, and 3 oversize folders
Location: The majority of the materials in this collection are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact tamiment.wagner@nyu.edu at least two business days prior to research visit.
Language: Materials are in English
Call Phrase: TAM.173