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East Side House records, 1851-1992

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0377
Bib ID 4079916 View CLIO record
Creator(s) East Side House Settlement
Title East Side House records, 1851-1992
Physical Description 18 linear feet (43 boxes 1 flat folder)
Language(s) English .
Access

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This collection has no restrictions.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged in 7 series.

Description

Summary

The records include addresses, annual reports, correspondence, memos, minutes, program files, newsclippings, administrative records, photographs, video tape, and film. They include material dating from the decades prior to the establishment of the settlement which shed light on the philosophy and motivation of its founders, and offer a unique view of the first wave of the settlement house movement in America. The records document social conditions, demographic change, political activity and philanthropy in New York City. Addresses by East Side House founder Everett P. Wheeler, included in Series I, document his family history and career as a lawyer and civic reformer prior to the founding of East Side House. Wheeler's correspondence details his role in establishing the settlement and managing it during its first decades.

Administrative files in Series II on the East Side Club, the Webster Free Library and John Jay Park fill in the picture of East Side House during its early years. This series continues through the early 1990s and includes records of special events, fundraising, and other administrative matters.

Annual reports and minutes in Series III offer the most comprehensive view of the spectrum of settlement programs and services from its founding in 1891 to the 1990s.

The bulk of records in Series IV are from the period 1960-1990, and document East Side House's work in the South Bronx from the point of view of its executive staff. There are only a few items of correspondence from earlier periods in this series.

Program records in Series V also focus on the Bronx era, and include reports, participant statistics, and correspondence on such activities as youth recreation and employment counseling, senior citizen centers, and day care.

Photographs, films and video tape in Series VI document settlement program activities and participants, as well as board members and staff.

Using the Collection

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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); East Side House records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

Related Materials

See: Settlement House Records Registers

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Records Added to RLIN HR 05/10/2002.

Revision Description

2010-01-28 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.

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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Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Administrative records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Announcements Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Annual reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Articles of incorporation Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Audiotapes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Autobiographies (literary works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brochures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Budgets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bylaws (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Calendars (documents) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fliers (printed matter) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorandums Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Motion pictures (visual works) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Organizational charts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Press releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rosters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Schedules Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Speeches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Tape cassettes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Transparencies Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Videotapes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
negatives (photographs) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Association of the Bar of the City of New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bronx (New York, N.Y.) -- Social conditions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Child welfare workers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Church Club of the City of New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Community centers -- New York (State) -- Bronx (New York) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Community centers -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
East Side House Settlement Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Episcopal Church Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Human services -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Legal documents Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York Free Trade Club Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Potter, Henry Codman, 1834-1908 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public housing -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social service -- New York (State) -- Bronx (New York) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social service -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social settlements -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Social workers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
United Neighborhood Houses of New York, Inc. (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wheeler, Everett Pepperrell, 1840-1925 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women social workers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Social settlement founded in 1891 by Everett P. Wheeler and other members of the Church Club of the City of New York on Manhattan's East Side. Moved to the Bronx in 1963.