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At a Glance
Series I: Cataloged Correspondence; Series II: Arranged Corresponcence; Series III: General Subjects; Series IV: Children; Series V: Henry Street Settlement; Series VI: Labor Relations; Series VII: Nursing; Series VIII: Peace Movement; Series IX: Public Health; Series X: Russia; Series XI: Settlements (other than Henry Street); Series XII: Oversize
Scope and Content
Papers concerning both the administration of the Henry Street Settlement and Wald's involvement in numerous philanthropic and liberal causes. Her office files trace the foundation and growth of the Henry Street Settlement from 1895 until 1933. Her other activities include child welfare, civil liberties, immigration, public health, unemployment, and the peace movement during World War I. The correspondence files contain letters from public figures and writers including Jane Addams, Roger N. Baldwin, Van Wyck Brooks, Lavinia L. Dock, John Galsworthy, Samuel Gompers, William D. Howells, Charles Evans Hughes, Mabel Hyde Kittredge, Frances Perkins, Dorothy Thompson, Norman Thomas, Ida Tarbell, Margaret Sanger, and Jacob A. Riis.
This collection has been published in microfilm by Research Publications, Inc.
The microfilm comprises 112 microfilm reels and is availible in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
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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.
Boxes are 12-97 are 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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Lillian D. Wald papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Source of acquisition--Visiting Nurse Service through Mrs. Eva M. Reese. Method of acquisition--Gift; Date of acquisition--1967. Accession number--M-67.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Cataloged Christina Hilton Fenn 09/--/89.
2009-06-26 File created.
2012-05-01 EAD created by PTL
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Director of Henry Street Settlement in New York City. Miss Wald retired from active directorship in 1932.