University Settlement Society of New York Records, 1886-1967

Summary Information

Title: University Settlement Society of New York Records
Inclusive Dates: 1886-1967

  • University Settlement Society of New York
Call Number: Mss 326; Micro 49; PH 4870

Quantity: 14.0 c.f. (3 record center cartons and 28 archives boxes), 0.2 c.f of photographs, and 22 reels of microfilm (35mm)

Archival Locations:
Wisconsin Historical Society (Map)

Records, mainly 1888-1945, of the University Settlement Society of New York, the first neighborhood settlement house for the immigrant poor on New York City's Lower East Side, together with notes of A.J. Kennedy for a never-published history of the Society. The records were donated to honor former headworker Jacob S. Eisinger. There is also a separate file for Charles B. Stover, a society founder, that includes personal papers as well as material relating to his involvement with settlement house work. Also included is information on the personal political and social reform activities of headworkers Robbins Gilman, James H. Hamilton, Robert Hunter, and James B. Reynolds.


Portions of this collection are also available on microfilm.

Another copy of this microfilm is held by the Historical Society Library and is cataloged in MadCat.

Language: English

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