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   Richard S. Childs Papers 1918-1977.

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Richard S. Childs Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, memoranda, reports, clippings, and other printed materials, 1918-1977, of Richard Spencer Childs.

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0218
Bib ID:4078600 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Childs, Richard S. (Richard Spencer), b. 1882.
Title:Richard S. Childs Papers 1918-1977.
Physical description:15.5 linear ft (ca. 10,000 items in 37 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Correspondence, manuscripts, memoranda, reports, clippings, and other printed materials of Childs.

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Richard S. Childs Papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Cataloged 04/17/1989 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-04-02 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Subjects

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Citizens Union of the City of New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
National Municipal League.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.)--Politics and government--1898-1951.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.)--Politics and government--1951-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (State)--Politics and government--1865-1951.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (State)--Politics and government--1951-PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Proportional Representation League.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reformers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United States--Politics and government--20th century.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Political reformer, publicist. Richard Spencer Childs (1882-1978) was chairman of the National Municipal League, 1931-1978, chairman of the Citizens Union of New York, 1941-1950, president of the Proportional Representation League, and active in many other civic organizations. Among other interests, he promoted the short ballot movement and the city manager plan, and he worked for a responsible election process.

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