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Richard S. Childs papers, 1918-1977

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), 1882-1978
Title Richard S. Childs papers, 1918-1977
Physical Description 15.5 linear feet (37 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Arrangement

Arrangement

This collection is arranged in two series: Series I: Correspondence; Series II: Subject File

Description

Summary

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

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection has no restrictions.

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of the National Municipal League, 1982.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/17/1989.

Revision Description

2012-04-02 xml document instance created by Alison Rhonemus.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

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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Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Citizens Union of the City of New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
National Municipal League Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 1898-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Politics and government -- 1951- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (State) -- Politics and government -- 1865-1951 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (State) -- Politics and government -- 1951- Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proportional Representation League Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reformers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United States -- Politics and government -- 20th century Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

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.