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Lillian D. Wald papers, 1895-1936. 

Creator: 
Wald, Lillian D., 1867-1940.
Phys. Desc: 
97 boxes
Call Number: 
MS#1301
Location: 
Rare Book & Manuscript Library
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Biographical Note

Director of Henry Street Settlement in New York City. Miss Wald retired from active directorship in 1932.

Scope and Contents

Papers concerning both the administration of the Henry Street Settlement and Wald's involvement in numerous philanthropic and liberal causes. Her office files trace the foundation and growth of the Henry Street Settlement from 1895 until 1933. Her other activities include child welfare, civil liberties, immigration, public health, unemployment, and the peace movement during World War I. The correspondence files contain letters from public figures and writers including Jane Addams, Roger N. Baldwin, Van Wyck Brooks, Lavinia L. Dock, John Galsworthy, Samuel Gompers, William D. Howells, Charles Evans Hughes, Mabel Hyde Kittredge, Frances Perkins, Dorothy Thompson, Norman Thomas, Ida Tarbell, Margaret Sanger, and Jacob A. Riis.