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

New-York Historical Society
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New York, NY 10024
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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.

Scope and Content Note

The majority of records include correspondence and related ephemera concerning the activities of the League's executive board members, primarily Mrs. Charles Austin Bryan and Mrs. Helen Culver Kerr (Mrs. John Clapperton Kerr). The bulk of the collection includes correspondence and related documents that primarily address the encroachment of the New York Central tracks on Riverside Park, and the City of New York's Board of Estimate and Apportionment involvements in plans regarding the Upper West Side Improvement. The materials also include photographs of Riverside Park, and the League's activities in the Park. The collection includes two cashbooks, one minute book, and a variety of clippings scrapbooks of the League's activities and civic interests. Oversized materials include a variety of maps and blueprints concerning Riverside Park and the West Side Improvement Plan.

Arrangement Note

The records primarily reflect the original filing system of the League.

The records are divided into 5 series:

  1. Series I: Correspondence of the Executive Board, (1916-1936)
  2. Series II: Photographs (1926-1930, undated)
  3. Series III: Administrative Books (1916-1931)
  4. Series IV: Maps and Blueprints (1924-1932)
  5. Series V: Newspaper Clipping Scrapbooks (1920-1936)