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   Goddard-Riverside Community Center Records, 1854-1994

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Goddard-Riverside Community Center Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079917 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Goddard-Riverside Community Center.
Title:Goddard-Riverside Community Center Records, 1854-1994
Physical description:51 linear ft. (in 111 boxes & 1 Tube box).
Language(s):In English
Access: 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. Boxes 106-109 contain program records with client information of a confidential nature and are closed to researchers, with the exception of Goddard-Riverside Community Center staff, board members, or their approved agents, until 2060. All other records are open to research use without restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 7 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The records include annual reports, board minutes, budgets, by-laws, correspondence, memos, publications, reports, scrapbooks, photographs and printed material. They document the settlement and its antecedent institutions from 1854 to 1994, offering a unique view of the first wave of the settlement house movement in America, as well as related philanthropy and social welfare activities in New York City over a 140 year period. The origins of Goddard-Riverside Community Center are documented in Series I, which includes eight institutional subseries. These records provide a wealth of information on philanthropic, social welfare and settlement work from the mid-19th century through the 1950s. Series II - IV document the activities of the settlement from 1959 to the 1990s, with a particular emphasis on the urban renewal period of the 1960s. Items in Series VII include photographs of staff, activities, facilities of Goddard-Riverside Community Center, as well as several of its predecessor institutions.

Series I: Predecessor Organizations

Subseries I.1: Wilson Industrial School for Girls

Subseries I.2: Riverside Day Nursery

Subseries I.3: Child Study Association of America

Subseries I.4: Friendly Aid Society

Subseries I.5: Goddard Neighborhood Center

Subseries I.6: Wel-Met Incorporated

Subseries I.7: Riverside Community House

Subseries I.8: Child Study Association of America/Wel-Met Inc.

Series II: Administration

Series III: Board of Directors

Series IV: Executive Director Files, 1960-1994

Subseries IV.1: Tom Wolfe

Subseries IV.2: Bernie Wohl

Series V: Stephen Russo Files

Series VI: Programs and Activities

Series VII: Audio-Visual Material

Subseries VII.1: Drawings

Subseries VII.2: Audio Tapes

Subseries VII.3: Photographs

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Using the Collection

Offsite

Access 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.

      offsite requestMore information and link to off-site request form

Boxes 106-109 contain program records with client information of a confidential nature and are closed to researchers, with the exception of Goddard-Riverside Community Center staff, board members, or their approved agents, until 2060. All other records are open to research use without restrictions.

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); Goddard-Riverside Community Center 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
Annual reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Audio tapes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Brochures.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Budgets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bylaws.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Case files.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Certificates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Charters.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Contracts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Deeds.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Financial records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fliers (printed matter).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Inventories.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Ledgers (account books).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Manuals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Memorandums.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Minutes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Negatives.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Petitions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Press releases.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Proposals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Rosters.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Slides (photographs).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Speeches.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wills.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
Portal
CUL Collections:
CLIO
Nat'l / Int'l Archives:
ArchiveGRID
Child Study Association of America.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Child welfare workers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Community centers--New York (N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Friendly Aid Society (New York, N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Goddard Neighborhood Center (New York, N.Y.).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
Public housing--New York (N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Riverside Community House (New York, N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Riverside Day Nursery (New York, N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social service--New York (N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social settlements--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
Urban renewal--New York (N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wel-Met, Inc. (New York, N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Welfare--New York (N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Wilson Industrial School for Girls (New York, N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women social workers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Social settlement founded in 1959 through the merger of Riverside Community House and Goddard Neighborhood Center. Located on the upper West Side of Manhattan, the settlement provides such community services as day care, Head Start, athletics, college readiness programs, and a senior citizen center.

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