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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 .
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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

You will need to make an appointment in advance to use this collection material in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room. You can schedule an appointment once you've submitted your request through your Special Collections Research Account.

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.

Accruals

Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. Contact rbml@columbia.edu for more information.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of the National Municipal League, 1982.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Source of acquisition--National Municipal League. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1982. Accession number--M-82.

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

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"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
Proportional Representation League Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reformers 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.

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Series I: Correspondence



Box 1 1968-1977



Box 2 (Bound Carbons), 1970-1974



Box 3 (Bound Carbons), 1970-1974



Box 4 (Bound Carbons), 1970-1974

Series II: Subject File



Box 5 Abstracts of state constitutional provisions... Working papers, 1966-1967


Box 5 Bollens, John C., 1974-1975


Box 5 The Brookings Institution, 1954-1956


Box 5 Childs, Richard S.: articles, reports, and personal, 1918-1974



Box 6 Citizens Union of the City of New York, 1948-1974



Box 7 Civic victories... By R.S.C. Later working papers,, 1952-1954


Box 7 Committee for Modern Courts, Inc., 1964-1965



Box 8 Coroner reform (and Best states for murder. By R.S.C.), 1955-1975



Box 9 County Manager/Council Manager/City Manager



Box 10 Democratic Party, 1968-1972



Box 11 Digest of county manager charters and laws. Working papers, 1971-1976


Box 11 Election systems project, 1971-1973


Box 11 First 50 years/First 60 years. Working papers, 1970-1973


Box 11 Independent Citizens' Committee for Goldstein-McGoldrick-Pette, 1945-1946



Box 12 International City Management Association, 1965-1976



Box 13 Judges and judicial reform, 1918-1976



Box 14 Judges and judicial reform, 1918-1976



Box 15 Judges and judicial reform, 1918-1976



Box 16 League of Women Voters - addresses


Box 16 Lehigh University, 1972


Box 16 Lost causes, 1949-1973


Box 16 Misc. data re. book, 1970-1971


Box 16 Misc. "No answer", 1968-1971


Box 16 Misc. outgoing circulars, 1968-1969



Box 17 Marshalls - the abolition of city marshalls, 1962-196?



Box 18 Model election systems (Model..., Conn, challenge primary, etc.)



Box 19 Model election systems (Model..., Conn, challenge primary, etc.)



Box 20 Model election systems (Model..., Conn, challenge primary, etc.)



Box 21 Model election systems (Model..., Conn, challenge primary, etc.)



Box 22 Model elections - literacy tests



Box 23 New York primary, 1965-1976


Box 23 Political Science Caucus (Caucus for a New Political Science), 1969-1977



Box 24 New York State Charter Revision Commission (Decentralization, schools, etc.),, 1970-1977



Box 25 New York State Charter Revision Commission (Decentralization, schools, etc.),, 1970-1977



Box 26 New York State Charter Revision Commission (Decentralization, schools, etc.),, 1970-1977



Box 27 Presidential primaries (Presidential nominations, other primaries, etc.),, 1956-1960



Box 28 Presidential primaries (Presidential nominations, other primaries, etc.),, 1956-1960



Box 29 Presidential primaries (Presidential nominations, other primaries, etc.),, 1956-1960



Box 30 Public Education Association


Questionnaires


Box 30 re precinct realities - state party headquarters, 1971-1972


Box 30 re. pre-primary guidance, 1971


Box 30 Returnable deposit in New Mexico and Detroit, 1966-1973


Box 30 School elections, 1969-1975



Box 31 Short ballot, 1961


Box 31 State government pitch, 1954


Box 31 State party structures and procedures., 1966-1968



Box 32 State party structures and procedures., 1966-1968



Box 33 State party structures and procedures., 1966-1968



Box 34 State party structures and procedures., 1966-1968



Box 35 State party structures (Inside 100 state parties.), 1969-1976



Box 36 Unfinished political reforms., 1974-1976



Box 37 Unfinished political reforms., 1974-1976



Box 36 Misc.



Box 37 Misc.