|Rare Book & Manuscript Library|
At a Glance
This collection is arranged in two series: Series I: Correspondence; Series II: Subject File
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.
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
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 04/17/1989.
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.
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.