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Mary Ellen Richmond papers, 1861-1955, undated

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#1069
Bib ID 4079264 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Richmond, Mary Ellen, 1861-1928
Title Mary Ellen Richmond papers, 1861-1955, undated
Physical Description 85 boxes (85 boxes)
Language(s) English .
Access

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Arrangement

Arrangement

Listed and arranged.

Description

Summary

Correspondence, manuscripts, and records relating to the career of Mary E. Richmond. The papers cover Miss Richmond's social work career in Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York where whe served as Director of the Charity Organization Dept. of the Russell Sage Foundation. Her efforts were directed toward the reorganization and introduction of new methods, including the case method. Also contains childhood memorabilia and an 1821 genealogy.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

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.

This collection has no restrictions.

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); Mary Ellen Richmond papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Ownership and Custodial History

Gift of the Russell Sage Foundation, 1949.

Gift of the Smith College Library, 1996.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 08/--/1989.

Poem & correspondence Processed HR 10/09/1998.

The original printed finding aid was converted into an EAD document in May 2020. There is additional description and an index in the printed finding aid that was not included in the EAD document. The original printed finding aid is available here as a pdf.

Revision Description

2020-05-29 EAD document created by CCR.

Subject Headings

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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Genealogies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Charities Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Russell Sage Foundation. Charity Organization Department Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social case work Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social problems Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social service -- Maryland -- Baltimore Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social service -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social service -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women authors, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women educators Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women social workers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Pioneer social worker, author, educator. Miss Richmond was the author of SOCIAL DIAGNOSIS, MARRIAGE AND THE STATE, FRIENDLY VISITING AMONG THE POOR, and CHILD MARRIAGES.