New York (N.Y.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Anna Moscowitz Kross was a lawyer, judge, New York City Department of Corrections Commissioner, and social reformer. The bulk of the collection covers Kross's career as the Commissioner of Correction. Writings, speeches, and taped interviews reflect Kross's efforts to institute major reforms focusing on education and social rehabilitation for women prisoners. Correspondents include Constance Baker Motley and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Dates of Materials: 1905 - 1976
Overview Lawyer, feminist, judge, and political activist. The Kenyon collection illuminates the continuity of social activism around such issues as race, class, poverty, and gender from the 1930s-60s. Topics reflected include worldwide suffrage; abortion rights; minority legal rights; the Equal Rights Amendment; and civil rights. Materials include writings, speeches, organizational records, photographs, memorabilia, and audio tapes of interviews and speeches. Significant correspondents include: Bella...
Dates of Materials: 1850 - 1998
Overview Professor, political science and political activist. The material in the Frances Fox Piven Papers, which includes correspondence, organization files, speeches, and writings, reflects her involvement as both an academic and activist concerned with community development, poverty, the welfare state and urban reform. Organizations documented include the American Civil Liberties Union, Mobilization for Youth, and the National Welfare Rights Organization. Correspondents include June Jordan, Michael...
Dates of Materials: 1950 - 2012
Overview Birth control advocate and nurse. Sanger, a sex reform activist, fought for women's rights to use contraceptives and founded both the national and international Planned Parenthood Federations. Papers include correspondence, writings, organizational and conference materials documenting her leadership of the American and international birth control movements. Also included are records of activities and events related to Sanger's personal life, tributes, travels, art work, family materials, audio...
Dates of Materials: 1761 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1900-1966
Overview Mary C. Jarrett was a psychiatric social worker, founding director of Smith College School for Social Work, professor, and social work researcher. The papers primarily document Jarrett's professional life. Material relates to the initial formulation of the theory of psychiatric social work and to its use at the Smith College School for Social Work. Includes Jarrett's research, writings, and correspondence. Also of note is material relating to Jarrett's work at the United States Public Health...
Dates of Materials: 1900 - 1966; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1961
Overview The collection consists of photographic prints by professional photographers Molly Malone Cook, Ken Heyman, Berenice Abbott, Louis H. Draper, Rollie McKenna, Barbara Morgan, and unidentified photographers.
Dates of Materials: 1954-1976
Overview The National Congress of Neighborhood Women (NCNW) is a feminist grassroots network. The primary goal of this organization was to empower poor and working-class women to become community leaders. The collection offers valuable source material for the study of working-class feminist organizing; urban studies; and women in community development. Also documented are the inner workings of grassroots organizing, with all of the personal and political dynamics that come with incorporating a feminist...
Dates of Materials: 1970 - 2013
Overview This collection consists of interviews conducted by Tamar Carroll for her dissertation on women's community activism in New York City, circa 1955-1995, including activists involved in Mobilization For Youth on New York City's Lower East Side and members of the National Congress of Neighborhood Women.
Dates of Materials: 1970 - 2010
Overview Richard A. Cloward was a sociologist and social activist who was an architect of the welfare rights movement and the co-author of a groundbreaking critique of the welfare state as a tool for containing social unrest. Included are electronic mail, correspondence, memorandums and articles about Cloward's and Frances Piven’s social welfare activism; correspondence, clippings, and writings about Cloward's legal entanglements with Brandeis and Columbia Universities; Frances Piven's appointment...
Dates of Materials: 1944 - 2006