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Goddard-Riverside Community Center records, 1854-1994

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: MS#0493
Bib ID 4079917 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Goddard-Riverside Community Center
Title Goddard-Riverside Community Center records, 1854-1994
Physical Description 51 linear feet (111 boxes; flat boxes; 1 Tube box)
Language(s) English .
Access

Boxes 106-109 contain program records with client information of a confidential nature and are closed to researchers, with the exception of Goddard-Riverside Community Center staff, board members, or their approved agents, until 2060. All other records are open to research use without 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.

Arrangement

Arrangement

Arranged in seven series.

Description

Summary

The records include annual reports, board minutes, budgets, by-laws, correspondence, memos, publications, reports, scrapbooks, photographs and printed material. They document the settlement and its antecedent institutions from 1854 to 1994, offering a unique view of the first wave of the settlement house movement in America, as well as related philanthropy and social welfare activities in New York City over a 140 year period. The origins of Goddard-Riverside Community Center are documented in Series I, which includes eight institutional subseries. These records provide a wealth of information on philanthropic, social welfare and settlement work from the mid-19th century through the 1950s. Series II - IV document the activities of the settlement from 1959 to the 1990s, with a particular emphasis on the urban renewal period of the 1960s. Items in Series VII include photographs of staff, activities, facilities of Goddard-Riverside Community Center, as well as several of its predecessor institutions.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

Boxes 106-109 contain program records with client information of a confidential nature and are closed to researchers, with the exception of Goddard-Riverside Community Center staff, board members, or their approved agents, until 2060. All other records are open to research use without 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); Goddard-Riverside Community Center 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.

All links open new windows.

Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Administrative records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Annual reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Audio tapes Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Brochures Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Budgets Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Bylaws (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Case files Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Certificates Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Charters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Contracts Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Financial records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Fliers (printed matter) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Inventories Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Ledgers (account books) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Lists Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Manuals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Memorandums Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Petitions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Press releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Proposals Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Reports Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Rosters Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Slides (photographs) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Speeches Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wills 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"
Child Study Association of America Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Child welfare workers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Community centers -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Deeds Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Friendly Aid Society (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Goddard Neighborhood Center (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Human services -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Immigrants -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- History Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public housing -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Public welfare -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Riverside Community House (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Riverside Day Nursery (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Scrapbooks 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
Urban renewal -- New York (State) -- New York Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wel-Met, Inc. (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wilson Industrial School for Girls (New York, N.Y.) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Women social workers Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Social settlement founded in 1959 through the merger of Riverside Community House and Goddard Neighborhood Center. Located on the upper West Side of Manhattan, the settlement provides such community services as day care, Head Start, athletics, college readiness programs, and a senior citizen center.