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   Christodora House Records, 1897-1991

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

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Bib ID:5012635 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Christodora House.
Title:Christodora House Records, 1897-1991
Physical description:12.5 linear feet in 31 boxes
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. This collection has no restrictions.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into 5 series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Series I: Administration

Series II: Board of Directors

Series III: Clubs

Series IV: Photographs

Series V: Scrapbooks

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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.

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This collection has no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Christodora 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

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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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Christodora House.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Gershwin, George, 1898-1937.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social settlements.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

History

Christodora was founded in 1897 as a settlement house on Manhattan's Lower East Side to provide health care, educational and job training programs and other social services to poor immigrant families. Christodora House also served as a home for art and drama clubs. Christodora's Poet's Guild included Robert Frost Vachel Lindsay and Edwin Arlington Robinson and it inspired Ira Gershwin.

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