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At a Glance
Arranged in five series.
Scope and Contents
Organizational records of Christodora House, a settlement house and social services provider on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. The bulk of the records are administrative. These records include minutes and annual reports of the Christodora House Board of Directors, dating from the organization's founding in 1897, as well as documentation of its funding sources and organizational history. There are also records of clubs run by Christodora House, the bulk of which date from circa 1900 through the 1930s, and photographs and scrapbooks, circa 1900 through 1960.
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Restrictions on Access
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.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Christodora House records; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
2010-01-22 Legacy finding aid created from Pro Cite.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
History / Biographical Note
Biographical / Historical
Christodora was founded in 1897 as a settlement house on Manhattan's Lower East Side to provide health care, educational and job training programs and other social services to poor immigrant families. Christodora House also served as a home for art and drama clubs. Christodora's Poet's Guild included Robert Frost Vachel Lindsay and Edwin Arlington Robinson and it inspired Ira Gershwin.