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   East Side House Records, 1851-1992

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Identification of specific item; Date (if known); East Side House Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079916 View CLIO record
Creator(s):East Side House Settlement.
Title:East Side House Records, 1851-1992
Physical description:18 linear ft. (in 43 boxes & 1 flat folder).
Language(s):In English
Access: This collection has no restrictions. This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 7 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The records include addresses, annual reports, correspondence, memos, minutes, program files, newsclippings, administrative records, photographs, video tape, and film. They include material dating from the decades prior to the establishment of the settlement which shed light on the philosophy and motivation of its founders, and offer a unique view of the first wave of the settlement house movement in America. The records document social conditions, demographic change, political activity and philanthropy in New York City. Addresses by East Side House founder Everett P. Wheeler, included in Series I, document his family history and career as a lawyer and civic reformer prior to the founding of East Side House. Wheeler's correspondence details his role in establishing the settlement and managing it during its first decades.

Administrative files in Series II on the East Side Club, the Webster Free Library and John Jay Park fill in the picture of East Side House during its early years. This series continues through the early 1990s and includes records of special events, fundraising, and other administrative matters.

Annual reports and minutes in Series III offer the most comprehensive view of the spectrum of settlement programs and services from its founding in 1891 to the 1990s.

The bulk of records in Series IV are from the period 1960-1990, and document East Side House's work in the South Bronx from the point of view of its executive staff. There are only a few items of correspondence from earlier periods in this series.

Program records in Series V also focus on the Bronx era, and include reports, participant statistics, and correspondence on such activities as youth recreation and employment counseling, senior citizen centers, and day care.

Photographs, films and video tape in Series VI document settlement program activities and participants, as well as board members and staff.

Series I: Everett P. Wheeler Papers

Subseries I.1: Addresses (Bound Volume)

Subseries I.2: Addresses

Series II: Administration

Series III: Board of Managers

Series IV: Resident Managers Headworkers and Executive Directors

Series V: Programs and Services

Series VI: Audio-Visual Materials

Subseries VI.1: Photographs

Subseries VI.2: Video

Subseries VI.3: Film

Series VII: Oversized Photographs

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access Restrictions

This collection has no restrictions.

 This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material from the Rare Book and Manuscript Library 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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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. Permission to publish material from the collection must be requested from the Curator of Manuscripts/University Archivist, Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML). The RBML approves permission to publish that which it physically owns; the responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); East Side House Records; 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

Records Added to RLIN 05/10/2002 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-01-28 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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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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Genre/Form

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Administrative recordsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Announcements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Annual reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Articles of incorporation.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Audio tapes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Autobiographies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brochures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Budgets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bylaws.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Calendars.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Certificates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Financial records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fliers (printed matter).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Legal documents.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Memorandums.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Minutes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Motion pictures (visual works).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Negatives.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Organizational charts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Press releases.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rosters.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Schedules.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Speeches.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Tape cassettes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Transparencies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Video tapes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Association of the Bar of the City of New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bronx (New York, N.Y.)--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bronx (New York, N.Y.)--Social conditions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Child welfare workers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Church Club of the City of New York.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Community centers--Bronx (New York, N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Community centers--New York (N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
East Side House Settlement.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Episcopal Church.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Human services--New York (N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Immigrants--New York (N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.)--History.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.)--Social conditions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
New York Free Trade Club.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Potter, Henry Codman, 1835-1908.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Public housing--New York (N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social service--Bronx (New York, N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social service--New York (N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social settlements--New York (N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social work--Bronx (New York, N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social work--New York (N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social workers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc. (New York, N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Welfare--New York (N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wheeler, Everett Pepperell, 1840-1925.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women social workers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Social settlement founded in 1891 by Everett P. Wheeler and other members of the Church Club of the City of New York on Manhattan's East Side. Moved to the Bronx in 1963.

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