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Guide to the Woman's League for the Protection of Riverside Park Records
1916-1938 (Bulk 1916-1931)
  MS 139

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Collection processed by Kathryn Kashmiry

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 04, 2011
Description is in English.

Container List

Series I: Correspondence of the Executive Board, 1916-1936, 1916-1936

Scope and Contents note

Summary:

The majority of materials in this series include reports and correspondence from private and government bodies concerning the West Side Improvement Plan and the proposed changes to Riverside Park. The materials include correspondence between Mrs. John Clapperton Kerr, and Marcus M. Marks, the President of the City of New York's Borough of Manhattan. Also included is correspondence between Mrs. John Clapperton Kerr and the City of New York's Department of Parks, Department of Docks and Ferries, State of the Senate in Albany, and the New York Central Railroad Company. Materials include general correspondence with NY organizations, lawyers, landscape architects, youth and educational organizations, and other individuals and organizations interested in the mission of the League. Among the documents is a report of the specific types of trees in the path of the proposed changes by the New York Central Railroad. There are also various documents concerning the Leagues establishment of the Park's Bird Sanctuary and Memorial Grove of States.

The records are arranged alphabetically by correspondent. The alphabetic filing system is inconsistent in its method of arrangement. In 1929, the filing system shifted to grouping files together with similar subjects instead of in an alphabetical system. Therefore, records filed between 1929 and 1936 were assigned subjects titles that reflect the nature of the records.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Correspondence A
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Correspondence B
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Correspondence C
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Correspondence D
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Correspondence E
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Correspondence F
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Correspondence G
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 8 Correspondence H
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 9 Correspondence I
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 10 Correspondence J
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 11 Correspondence K
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 12 Correspondence L
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 13 Correspondence M
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 14 Correspondence N
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 15 Correspondence O
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 16 Correspondence P
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 17 Correspondence Q
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 18 Correspondence R
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 19 Correspondence S
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 20 Correspondence T
1916
Box: 1 Folder : 21 Correspondence W
1916
Box: 2 Folder : 1 Correspondence A
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Correspondence B
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Correspondence C
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Correspondence D
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Correspondence E
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Correspondence F
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Correspondence G
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 8 Correspondence H
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 9 Correspondence I
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 10 Correspondence J
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 11 Correspondence K
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 12 Correspondence L
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 13 Correspondence M
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 14 Correspondence N
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 15 Correspondence O
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 16 Correspondence P
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 17 Correspondence Q
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 18 Correspondence R
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 19 Correspondence S
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 20 Correspondence V
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 21 Correspondence W
1917
Box: 2 Folder : 22 Correspondence C
1918
Box: 2 Folder : 23 Correspondence L
1918
Box: 2 Folder : 24 Correspondence O-P
1918
Box: 2 Folder : 25 Correspondence R
1918
Box: 2 Folder : 26 Correspondence A
1919
Box: 2 Folder : 27 Correspondence F
1920
Box: 2 Folder : 28 Correspondence G
1920
Box: 2 Folder : 29 Correspondence K
1920
Box: 2 Folder : 30 Correspondence M
1920
Box: 2 Folder : 31 Correspondence O-P
1920
Box: 2 Folder : 32 Correspondence R-T
1920
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Correspondence B
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Correspondence L
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Correspondence O-P
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Correspondence Q
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Correspondence R
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Correspondence S
1921
Box: 3 Folder : 7 Correspondence A
1922
Box: 3 Folder : 8 Correspondence B
1922
Box: 3 Folder : 9 Correspondence C-E
1922
Box: 3 Folder : 10 Correspondence G
1922
Box: 3 Folder : 11 Correspondence H
1922
Box: 3 Folder : 12 Correspondence K-L
1922
Box: 3 Folder : 13 Correspondence M-N
1922
Box: 3 Folder : 14 Correspondence O-P
1922
Box: 3 Folder : 15 Correspondence R-T
1922
Box: 3 Folder : 16 Correspondence X-Z
1922
Box: 3 Folder : 17 Correspondence B-C
1923
Box: 3 Folder : 18 Correspondence D-E
1923
Box: 3 Folder : 19 Correspondence L-M
1923
Box: 3 Folder : 20 Correspondence N
1923
Box: 3 Folder : 21 Correspondence O-P
1923
Box: 3 Folder : 22 Correspondence R
1923
Box: 3 Folder : 23 Correspondence S-T
1923
Box: 3 Folder : 24 Correspondence A
1924
Box: 3 Folder : 25 Correspondence B
1924
Box: 3 Folder : 26 Correspondence C-E
1924
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Correspondence G-F
1924
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Correspondence L
1924
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Correspondence M
1924
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Correspondence N-P
1924
Box: 4 Folder : 5 Correspondence Q-R
1924
Box: 4 Folder : 6 Correspondence S-T
1924
Box: 4 Folder : 7 Correspondence U-W
1924
Box: 4 Folder : 8 Correspondence B
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 9 Correspondence C-F
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Correspondence G
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 11 Correspondence H
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Correspondence I-J
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 13 Correspondence K-L
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 14 Correspondence M
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 15 Correspondence N
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 16 Correspondence O-P
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 17 Correspondence Q-R
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 18 Correspondence S
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 19 Correspondence T
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 20 Correspondence U-W
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 21 Correspondence X-Z
1925
Box: 4 Folder : 22 Correspondence B
1926
Box: 4 Folder : 23 Correspondence C
1926
Box: 4 Folder : 24 Correspondence E
1926
Box: 4 Folder : 25 Correspondence H
1926
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Correspondence L
1926
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Memorial Grove Dedication
1926
Box: 5 Folder : 3 Memorial Grove
1926
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Correspondence M
1926
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Correspondence N
1926
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Correspondence O-P
1926
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Correspondence Q-R
1926
Box: 5 Folder : 8 Correspondence S-T
1926
Box: 5 Folder : 9 Correspondence U-W
1926
Box: 5 Folder : 10 Annual Report: Department of Parks (Manhattan)
1927
Box: 5 Folder : 11 Correspondence A-B
1927
Box: 5 Folder : 12 Correspondence C
1927
Box: 5 Folder : 13 Correspondence D
1927
Box: 6 Folder : 1 Correspondence E
1927
Box: 6 Folder : 2 Correspondence F-G
1927
Box: 6 Folder : 3 Herrick, Walter (Commissioner of Parks)
1927
Box: 6 Folder : 4 Correspondence H
1927
Box: 6 Folder : 5 Correspondence L
1927
Box: 6 Folder : 6 Memorial Grove of State Trees
1927
Box: 6 Folder : 7 Correspondence M-N
1927
Box: 6 Folder : 8 Policy: Mrs. Carr V. Vann Anda
1927
Box: 6 Folder : 9 Correspondence O-P
1927
Box: 6 Folder : 10 Correspondence Q-R
1927
Box: 6 Folder : 11 Correspondence S-T
1927
Box: 6 Folder : 12 Correspondence U-W
1927
Box: 6 Folder : 13 Correspondence X-Z
1927
Box: 6 Folder : 14 Correspondence A-C
1928
Box: 6 Folder : 15 Endorsements
1928
Box: 6 Folder : 16 Correspondence D-E
1928
Box: 6 Folder : 17 Correspondence F
1928
Box: 6 Folder : 18 Correspondence G
1928
Box: 7 Folder : 1 Correspondence H
1928
Box: 7 Folder : 2 Correspondence L
1928
Box: 7 Folder : 3 Correspondence M-N
1928
Box: 7 Folder : 4 Correspondence O-P
1928
Box: 7 Folder : 5 Correspondence Q-R
1928
Box: 7 Folder : 6 Correspondence S
1928
Box: 7 Folder : 7 Correspondence T
1928
Box: 7 Folder : 8 West Side Plans
1928
Box: 7 Folder : 9 Correspondence U-Z
1928
Box: 7 Folder : 10 Correspondence A
1929
Box: 7 Folder : 11 Correspondence B
1929
Box: 7 Folder : 12 Correspondence C
1929
Box: 7 Folder : 13 Correspondence D-E
1929
Box: 8 Folder : 1 Correspondence F-H
1929
Box: 8 Folder : 2 Correspondence I-L
1929
Box: 8 Folder : 3 Correspondence M
1929
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Correspondence N
1929
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Correspondence O-P
1929
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Correspondence Q-R
1929
Box: 8 Folder : 7 Correspondence S-T
1929
Box: 8 Folder : 8 Correspondence U-W
1929
Box: 8 Folder : 9 Correspondence X-Z
1929
Box: 8 Folder : 10 Annual Luncheon
April 1931
Box: 8 Folder : 11 Bird Sanctuary
1927-1931
Box: 8 Folder : 12 City of New York and New York Central Railroad Co. Agreement
July 2, 1929
Box: 8 Folder : 13 Encroachments and Legislation
1929-1931
Box: 8 Folder : 14 Flag
1930
Box: 8 Folder : 15 General Correspondence
1929-1931
Box: 8 Folder : 16 Metropolitan Conference on Parks
1930
Box: 8 Folder : 17 Printing
1929-1930; Undated
Box: 8 Folder : 18 Riverside Park
1930
Box: 8 Folder : 19 School Children and Parks
1929-1931
Box: 8 Folder : 20 Walter Herrick (Commissioner of Parks)
1929
Box: 8 Folder : 21 Walter Herrick (Commissioner of Parks)
1930-1931
Box: 8 Folder : 22 West Side Development
1929-1931
Box: 9 Folder : 1 Correspondence from Mary Adam Luce
1931-1932; Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 2 Letters and Reports
1931-1936
Box: 9 Folder : 3 President's Message
Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 4 "Riverside Drive" Essays by Children
May 1934
Box: 9 Folder : 5 Riverside Lecture
Undated
Box: 9 Folder : 6 School Plays
1934-1935
Box: 9 Folder : 7 Spring Luncheon
1933

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