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   Stanley M. Issacs Neighborhood Center (New York, NY) Records, 1959-1995.

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Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Stanley M. Issacs Neighborhood Center Records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:4079920 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center (New York, N.Y.)
Title:Stanley M. Issacs Neighborhood Center (New York, NY) Records, 1959-1995.
Physical description:21.5 linear ft. (in 48 boxes & 3 Tube boxes)
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 6 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

The records include annual reports, correspondence, memos, minutes, program files, news clippings, administrative records and photographs. They document the agency from its origins in a committee led by the Lenox Hill Neighborhood Association to its work during the 1990s providing social services to thousands of East Side residents. The founding and early history of the Stanley M. Isaacs Neighborhood Center are best documented by minutes in Series II, showing the collaboration between the New York City Housing Authority and the Lenox Hill Neighborhood Association to establish the agency. They also offer the most comprehensive view of administrative, fundraising and program decisions from the early years to the 1990s. This series is supplemented by architectural drawings and plans for the community center in Series VI. Program records in Series V focus on the period 1980-90, with a few items from the 1960s and '70s. The agency's fundraising efforts are documented in Series III, which includes correspondence with foundations and individuals, donor lists and committee files.

Series I Administration

Series II: Board of Directors

Series III: Developement

Series IV: Executive Director Correspondence

Series V: Programs and Services

Series VI: Audio-Visual Material

Name and Subject Index:

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Using the Collection

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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); Stanley M. Issacs Neighborhood 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 05/09/2002 HR

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2010-03-11 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

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Administrative recordsPortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Annual reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Architectural drawings.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Articles of incorporation.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Budgets.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Bylaws.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Case files.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Certificates.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Contracts.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Financial records.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Fliers (printed matter).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lists.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Memorandums.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Minutes.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Negatives.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Newsletters.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photographs.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Plans (drawings).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Proposals.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Reports.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Transparentcies.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

HeadingCUL Archives:
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Child welfare workers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Community centers--New York (N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Human services--New York (N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Lenox Hill Neighborhood Association (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
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
Welfare--New York (N.Y.).PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Women social workers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

This agency was established in 1964 by a coalition of settlement houses and philanthropic institutions to provide social services to public housing residents on Manhattan's upper East Side. Programs were later extended to all area residents, and include day care, Meals on Wheels and vocational counseling.

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