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Riverton Houses collection

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Riverton Houses collection, 1947-1982.
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Vol/DateFormatAccessStatusCall NumberLocation
box 1Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 462 box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives
box 2Mixed materialUse in libraryAvailableSc MG 462 box 2Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

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Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
Description
1.4 lin. ft. (1 a.b. and 1 large flat box)
Subjects
Source (note)
  • Arlene Bunn
Biography (note)
  • The Riverton was a seven-building complex built by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in 1947, one of four complexes they built during the 1940s. The complex is bounded by 135th and 138th Streets, Fifth Avenue and Harlem River Drive.
Call Number
Sc MG 462
OCLC
879874614
Title
Riverton Houses collection, 1947-1982.
Summary
The Riverton Houses Collection consists of a variety of material and does not constitute records of the Riverton. These files came from the Administration offices at 2156 Madison Avenue. Included is a file for Clifford L. Alexander, Sr., the first resident manager (1947-1964) of the complex. There are also miscellaneous files dealing with the management of the Riverton, including the position description for the resident manager, descriptive information regarding the Riverton, and letters regarding street lights, parking signs and traffic conditions affecting the residents of the Riverton.
Of interest is a file concerning the article "Fifth Avenue Uptown" written by James Baldwin for the July 1960 issue of "Esquire." Residents of upper Fifth Avenue, including Riverton tenants, took exception to Baldwin 's characterization of the neighborhood. Clippings about housing issues, Harlem and Alexander round out this collection, as do various publications dealing with development of the Riverton-Harlem River Park area during the 1960s.
Biography
The Riverton was a seven-building complex built by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in 1947, one of four complexes they built during the 1940s. The complex is bounded by 135th and 138th Streets, Fifth Avenue and Harlem River Drive.
Source
Arlene Bunn Gift 1992 SCM 92-26
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Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
Research Call Number
Sc MG 462
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