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Guide to the Greenwich House Photographs Collection PHOTOS.066

Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archive
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Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives

Collection processed by Miriamne DeMarrais and Rachel Randolph, 1995, Cara McCormick, 1996, Erika Gottfried, 2008.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 19, 2018
Description is in English.

Descriptive Summary

Source - dnr: Gulkin, Anita Kurman
Title: Greenwich House Photographs
Dates [inclusive]: 1902-1991, (Bulk 1902-1969)
Dates [bulk]: 1902-1969
Abstract: In 1902, Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch and others founded Greenwich House, a social settlement house in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. It was incorporated that year as the Cooperative Social Settlement Society of the City of New York. Greenwich House established social service and cultural programs for the largely immigrant population of Greenwich Village. The Greenwich House Photographs Collection contains a unique group of images pertaining to social welfare and the settlement movement over a period of more than seventy years. The images are strongest in documenting the programs of Greenwich House (particularly those involving children and fine and applied arts instruction, such as its Pottery School and Music School, and its nursery school and kindergarten programs, and summer camps), as well as its administrative and institutional activities. The Collection also documents many aspects of the lives of immigrants and working people in New York City: Greenwich House social events, for example, detail the complex interactions between different ethnic groups, as well as the dress and demeanor of working-class children in New York City. In addition, street vistas document the architectural history of New York City and offer information on community life in Greenwich Village.
Quantity: 12 Linear Feet (19 boxes)
Call Phrase: PHOTOS.066