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People's Institute records, bulk (1897-1927).

Title
People's Institute records, 1883-1933, bulk (1897-1927).
Author
People's Institute (New York, N.Y.)
Supplementary Content
Finding Aid

Details

Additional Authors
Description
38 linear feet (80 boxes, 35 volumes, 1 map folder).
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Lantern slides.
  • Photographs.
  • Printing blocks.
  • Scrapbooks.
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Source (note)
  • People's Institute
Biography (note)
  • The People's Institute was founded in 1897 by Charles Sprague Smith to teach the theory and practice of government and social philosophy to workers and recent immigrants in New York City. It sponsored lectures, classes, concerts, and other community activities at Cooper Union, and throughout New York City, though principally on Manhattan's Lower East Side. The Institute ceased operations in 1934.
Processing Action (note)
  • Cataloged
Call Number
MssCol 2380
Author
People's Institute (New York, N.Y.)
Title
People's Institute records, 1883-1933, bulk (1897-1927).
Summary
Collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, financial records, minutes, reports, photographs, printed matter, and other records related to the People's Institute. Trustee's records, 1897-1921, include draft of the Institute's constitution and correspondence and minutes. Correspondence, 1883-1927, is mainly from the Director's Office with some general correspondence. Core of the collection is made up of departmental subject files, 1897-1930, which contain correspondence, reports, legal papers, class rosters, fliers, and printed matter concerning the entire range of activities of the Institute. Photographs, 1910-1925, include prints, glass plate negatives and lantern slides documenting Institute functions. Collection also contains scrapbooks of clippings, 1901-1922; other printed matter; and half-tone printing blocks.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at the division indicated.
Biography
The People's Institute was founded in 1897 by Charles Sprague Smith to teach the theory and practice of government and social philosophy to workers and recent immigrants in New York City. It sponsored lectures, classes, concerts, and other community activities at Cooper Union, and throughout New York City, though principally on Manhattan's Lower East Side. The Institute ceased operations in 1934.
Finding Aids
Collection guide available in repository and on internet.
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Added Author
Ateller, Sidney.
Beals, A. Tennyson. Photographer
Beals, Jessie Tarbox.
Howe, Frederic C., 1867-1940.
Martin, Everett Dean, 1880-1941.
Sanderson, Edward F.
Smith, Charles Sprague, 1853-1910.
Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art.
LCCN
ms 71000352
Research Call Number
MssCol 2380
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