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Guide to the Harry Schwartz Papers
 MS 3011

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
Phone: (212) 873-3400

© 2011 New-York Historical Society

Collection processed by Jennifer Gargiulo

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on August 15, 2016

Scope and Contents Note

The Harry Schwartz Papers contains materials relating to Schwartz's professional career as an urban planner and educator, and his civic activism for economic equality and historic preservation in New York. Materials include reports, surveys, and impact studies. Also included are several of Schwartz's publications.

Series I consists of documentation of Schwartz's work as an urban planner, and includes projects relating to the elderly, the environment, civil rights, transportation, and urban redevelopment in and outside of New York.

Series II is made up of teaching materials, and includes syllabi, assignments, and student projects from urban planning courses Schwartz taught at Hunter College in New York City, and Washington University in St. Louis.

Series III includes materials relating to Schwartz's civic activities to promote economic equality and historic preservation in New York City through his involvement with the Friends of St. John the Divine, Morningside Heights Historic District Committee, and the Planners for Equal Opportunity, among others.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged into three series:

  • Series I: Professional Practice in Urban Planning
  • Series II: Urban Planning Course Materials
  • Series III: Civic Activities