East Side House Records
1851-1991


Finding Aid Prepared by James Moske
September 2001


Date Range: 1851-1991
Size of Collection: 18 linear ft. (43 boxes)
Date of Acquisition: Gift of Board of Directors, 1994
Terms of Access: Available for faculty, students, or researchers engaged in scholarly or publication projects.
Restrictions on Use or Access: Permission to publish materials must be obtained in writing from the Director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library.
Processing Information: The records were processed and this finding aid prepared by James Moske and Holly MacCammon of LaGuardia and Wagner Archives, with funding from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
RLIN ID: NYCR

HISTORY

       

During the late 1800s the upper east side of Manhattan experienced a dramatic increase in population and economic activity. Thousands of working class families -- predominantly Irish but also including Germans, Bohemians and Italians moved into tenement buildings and worked for local businesses and industries. These new residents formed a vital community establishing churches benevolent societies and fraternal organizations. But the dense concentration of population also gave rise to a host of urban problems poor housing inadequate health care lack of educational opportunities and crime.

It was just such an increase in the social problems attending urban growth that led reformers and philanthropists in England to establish Toynbee Hall the first settlement house in 1884. The settlement model originally distinguished by a commitment on the part of its educated upper and middle-class volunteers to settle in working class communities in order to understand their problems first-hand was imported to the United States in 1886 when Neighborhood Guild was established on New York's lower east side. American settlement houses were in the vanguard of efforts to educate and provide social services for impoverished residents in their neighborhoods through programs such as kindergartens day care hot lunches health clinics visiting nurses camps playgrounds and arts education. In addition the settlements were deeply involved in Progressive-era reform movements advocating improvements in housing public health and sanitation. In 1890 five members of New York's Church Club recommended That this Club undertake a work in the Tenth Ward on the general plan. of Toynbee Hall. Under the leadership of the prominent lawyer and civic reformer Everett P. Wheeler the club founded East Side House in 1891. Wheeler was a founder of the New York Bar Association and served for 17 years as chairman of the executive committee of the New York Civil Service Reform Association. He was also a supporter of the Citizen's Union the Committee of Seventy and the Reform Club. Born in 1840 Wheeler came into the settlement movement relatively late in his career.

A house on East 76th Street at the foot of the East River was rented and outfitted with reading rooms a gymnasium a billiard room and club meeting rooms. The first group of neighborhood residents to utilize the settlement a men's club began meeting in June of 1891. Children's programs a day nursery and women's clubs were added soon after. In 1893 the New York Free Circulating Library contributed books to East Side House and Mr. C. B. Webster funded construction of a settlement library building. In 1904 this library joined the New York Public Library system as its Webster Branch. During the same period East Side House lobbied city government to establish a park on an empty lot in the area resulting in the creation of John Jay Park

In 1902 after several years of fundraising a new settlement building was erected to house programs which included a day nursery music school lectures concerts clubs and classes. To provide swimming and fishing for neighborhood children a section of the East River bank in front of the building was fenced in. At about the same time board member J. P. Morgan agreed to let East Side House use a portion of his estate for summer camping activities. By July 1904 the settlement was able to obtain its own summer camp on Lake Popolopen in Highland Falls-on-the-Hudson New York. Unfortunately this was not a permanent arrangement and for several years the camp site moved from place to place. In 1910 thanks to a generous donation by Mr. and Mrs. William Read a permanent summer home was found at the Stepney Farm in Connecticut.

During the late 1920s rising real estate values and increased rents drove many lower income families away from the upper east side causing the East Side House Board of Managers to debate whether there remained a need for settlement work there. The death of Everett P. Wheeler in 1925 and the subsequent resignation of other board members may have contributed to a 1929 decision to discontinue all programs except the day nursery and to sell the building. But the stock market crash caused the buyer of the property to cancel the agreement and the onset of the depression compelled neighborhood residents to plead for the continuation of settlement programs. Because of the period of inactivity the board and various committees had dwindled in size and the facilities suffered from neglect. Headworker Rosa Gregor and her assistant Kathleen Wegge aided by program staff paid by the W. P. A. kept East Side House open through tireless effort.

By the end of the decade the settlement had recruited new board members recovered financially and expanded its programs modestly. In 1937 the Camp Committee was even able to purchase new property to accommodate more children. During World War II the nursery became associated with the Mayor' Committee for the Wartime Care of Children enabling it to increase its services. In addition a fundraising committee was organized to increase the number of contributors.

During the 1950s the demographics of the East Side House neighborhood changed again with an increase in middle and upper income families. Settlement attendance fell off from year to year and in 1961 the board decided to move the settlement to a new community where it perceived that the agency's services would be more vital. The South Bronx was chosen and in 1963 East Side House opened new administrative offices on Alexander Avenue. The settlement's new community was largely African-American and Puerto Rican and many lived in nearby public housing projects. Working with the New York City Housing Authority East Side House established program facilities in several NYCHA buildings. Programs included senior citizen activities summer camp recreation and athletics day nursery and homemaking instruction. During the next 30 years East Side House steadily expanded its programs as the South Bronx entered into a period of increasing poverty drug addiction and crime. Today the settlement provides services to more than 10 000 South Bronx residents each year. Head Start day care teen employment and education athletics and clubs and meals for senior citizens are a few of the programs sponsored.

SCOPE AND CONTENT

       

The East Side House Records document the settlement from its founding in Manhattan in 1891 to its activities in the South Bronx over a century later. The records include several items dating from the decades prior to the establishment of the settlement which shed light on the philosophy and motivation of its founders. They offer a unique view of the first wave of the settlement house movement in America, and document social conditions, demographic change, political activity, and philanthropy in New York City.

The date span of the records is from 1851 to 1992. The records include: addresses and correspondence of East Side House founder Everett P. Wheeler; Board of Managers minutes, correspondence and annual reports; Resident Manager, Headworker and Executive Director files; program files; and audio-visual materials such as photoprints, negatives and video tape.

The origins and early history of East Side House are best documented in the "Everett P. Wheeler Papers" series. Addresses by Wheeler provide evidence of his views on a wide range of social questions and testify to his prominent role as a New York lawyer and civic reformer. Wheeler's correspondence details his role in the establishment of East Side House and the development of its early programs. Records in the "Administration" series on the East Side Club, the Webster Free Library and settlement lobbying for the construction of John Jay Park fill in the picture of the early years.

There are major gaps during the periods 1902-1946 and 1950-1960 in the "Resident Director, Headworker and Executive Directors" series. Fortunately these periods are well documented by other series. Board of Managers minutes document the painful deliberations of the late 1920s and early 1930s, when East Side House nearly closed its doors. Annual reports offer the most comprehensive view of the full spectrum of settlement programs and services from its founding to the early 1960s. These records are complemented by video tape and film in the "Audio-Visual Material" series, which show a variety of youth activities at East Side House during the 1950s.

The South Bronx period of East Side House is thoroughly documented by records in Series II - VI, described in greater detail below. Highlights include correspondence and reports to city and state agencies that funded East Side house programs, and photographs of settlement programs, staff and special events from the 1970's and 1980's.

The records are arranged in six series:

Series I - Everett P. Wheeler Papers, 1851-1917, 1 linear foot

Includes speeches given by Everett P. Wheeler and his father David Everett Wheeler, Everett P. Wheeler's autobiography Sixty Years of American Life, and correspondence from 1891 through 1908. Folders arranged chronologically.

Series II - Administration, 1890-1992, 2.5 linear feet

Includes Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, anniversary celebrations, administrative correspondence and memos, funding agency files, printed material, reports, and United Neighborhood Houses files. Folders arranged alphabetically. Documents arranged chronologically.

Series III - Board of Managers, 1890-1991, 5.75 linear feet

Includes annual reports, annual meetings, committee files, correspondence, manuals, minutes, and Winter Antiques Show files. Folders arranged alphabetically. Documents arranged chronologically.

Series IV - Resident Managers, Headworkers and Executive Directors, 1902-1992, .5 linear foot

Includes correspondence, memos, and reports on administrative matters and settlement programs. Folders arranged chronologically. Documents arranged chronologically.

Series V - Programs and Services, 1895-1991, 3.75 linear feet

Includes brochures, correspondence, memos, reports, statistical and narrative reports to program funding agencies, flyers and announcements. Folders arranged alphabetically. Documents arranged chronologically.

Series VI - Audio-Visual Material, 1908-1990, 4.5 linear feet

Includes black and white and color photographs, transparencies, and negatives, video tapes, and films. Photographs arranged alphabetically by subject, and chronologically when possible. Video tape and film arranged chronologically.


SERIES I

   --Everett P. Wheeler Papers


Note: Addresses (Bound Volume)
1   1 
1   1 David Everett Wheeler
     "A Discourse Delivered at the Request of the Order of United Americans"
     1851
     
1   1 David Everett Wheeler
     "A Paper Read Before the American Geographical and Statistical Society"
     1856
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "The Character and Conduct of the War"
     1862
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "The Supreme Court as a Co-ordinate Branch of the United States Government"
      1860
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "Petition of Bar Association for Additional Judges in Second Circuit"
     1877
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "Report on Bill Increasing Number Circuit Judges and Establishing General Terms in Each Circuit"
     1882
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "Clarkson N. Potter"
     1882
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "Reports on Committee of International Law"
     1896-1901
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "The Law of Prize"
     1900
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "Debate on Civil Service Reform Before the Seventh Congress of the Protestant Episcopal Church"
     1881
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "Report of New York City Civil Service Commission"
     1898
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "Papers on Tariff Reform"
     1882-1890
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "Acceptance of Nomination for Governor"
     1894
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "The Louisbourg Expedition of 1745"
     1895
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "Oration and Poem Delivered Before the Associated Alumni of the College of the City of New York"
     1866
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "Lectureship on Architecture and the Art of Design"
     1878
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "Report in Relation to the Admission of Students to the College of the City of New York"
     1878
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "The Progressive Element in American Life"
     1882
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "The Duty of the United States to the American Citizens in Turkey"
     1896
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "The Rights of American Citizens in Turkey"
     1896
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "Influence of the United States Upon Great Britain During the 19th Century"
     1900
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     "Reports of the Special Committee of Church Club"
     1890
     
1   1 Everett P. Wheeler
     East Side House Annual Reports
     1891-98
     

   --Addresses

1   2 Everett P. Wheeler
     "Sir William Pepperrell"
     1887
     
1   2 Everett P. Wheeler
     "The Louisbourg Expedition of 1745"
     1895
     
1   2 Everett P. Wheeler
     "Influence of the United States Upon Great Britain During the 19th Century"
     1900
     
1   2 Everett P. Wheeler
     "The Harter Act"
     1899
     
1   2 Everett P. Wheeler
     "The Law of Prize"
     1900
     
1   2 Everett P. Wheeler
     "Proceedings at the Annual Dinner of the New York Free Trade Club"
     1884
     
1   2 Everett P. Wheeler
     "Wages and the Tariff"
     1888
     
1   2 Everett P. Wheeler
     "The Progressive Element in American Life"
     1882
     
1   2 Everett P. Wheeler
     East Side House Annual Reports
     1891-1894
     
1   2 Everett P. Wheeler
     "The Duty of the United States to the American Citizens in Turkey"
     1896
     
1   2 Everett P. Wheeler
     "The Rights of American Citizens in Turkey"
     1896
     
2   1 
     Correspondence
     1890-91
     
2   2 
     Correspondence
     1892
     
2   3 
     Correspondence
     1893-95
     
2   4 
     Correspondence
     1906-07
     
2   5 
     Correspondence
     1908
     
2   6 
     Sixty Years of American Life
     1917
     
Note: Bound volume

SERIES II

   --Administration

3   1 
     Administrative Plans
     1981
     
3   2 
     Alumni
     1973
     
3   3 
     Anniversaries
     1941-87
     
3   4 
     Anniversary
     1981
     
3   5 
     Annual Dinner
     1911
     
3   6 
     Articles of Incorporation
     1891
     
3   7 
     Articles of Incorporation-Amendments
     1916-1937
     
3   8 
     Articles of Incorporation
     1937-1966
     
3   9 
     Asbestos Report
     1991
     
3   10 
     Bronx Cluster of Settlement Houses
     1983-91
     
3   11 
     Bronx Council on the Arts
     1987
     
3   12 
     Building Construction
     1901-1904
     
3   13 
     By-Laws
     1891
     
3   14 
     By-Laws
     1900-06
     
3   15 
     By-Laws
     1914-45
     
3   16 
     By-Laws
     1961-88
     
3   17 
     Carreker Correspondence
     1976-83
     
3   18 
     Centennial
     1990-91
     
3   19 
     Certificate of Change of Location
     1962-63
     
3   20 
     Church Club
     1890-1907
     
3   21 City of New York. Bureau of Labor Services
     1984
     
4   1 City of New York. Bureau of Labor Services
     1986
     
4   2 City of New York. Bureau of Labor Services
     1988
     
4   3 City of New York. Miscellaneous
     1981-91
     
4   4 City of New York. Senior Citizen Advisory Committee
     1991
     
4   5 Community Board #1
     1981-82
     
4   6 
     Community Statistics
     1960-61
     
4   7 
     Cultural Committee
     1988-89
     
4   8 
     Development--J.C. GeeverInc.
     1978-84
     
4   9 
     Development--J.C. GeeverInc.
     1985-87
     
4   10 
     Development--J.C. GeeverInc.
     1988-91
     
4   11 East Side Club,
      1891-95
     
4   12 East Side Colleagues
     1895
     
4   13 Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
     1958
     
4   14 Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies
     1981-91
     
5   1 
     Food for Survival
     1989
     
5   2  
     Funding Appeals
     1895-1908
     
5   3 Greater New York Fund/United Way
     1981-86
     
5   4 Haven Relief Fund
     1985-90
     
5   5 
     Histories
     1953-85
     
5   6 Japanese Chamber of Commerce,
      1991
     
5   7 
     Job Announcements and Descriptions
     1970's-80's
     
5   8 John Jay Park
     1894-1914
     
5   9 
     Law Suits-Day
     1981-82
     
5   10 
     Law Suits-Juran
     1981-85
     
5   11 
     Law Suits-Clark
     1985-88
     
5   12 
     Law Suits-McGee
     1983
     
5   13 
     Law Suits-Richardson
     1981
     
5   14 
     Law Suits-Pitts
     1984-86
     
6   1 Mount Olivet Baptist Church
     1989
     
6   2 Museum of the City of New York
     1985
     
6   3 Neighborhood Guild
     1894
     
6   4 New York University Nursing Program
     1980-81
     
6   5 
     Organization Charts
     1980's
     
6   6 
     Personnel Policies
     1964-91
     
6   7 Philip Morris
     1990
     
6   8 
     Press Clippings
     1950's-80's
     
6   9 
     Press Releases
     1981-91
     
6   10 
     Press Release-Mission Statement
     1982
     
6   11 
     Public Housing
     1981-82
     
6   12 
     Publications--"A Neighborhood Place"
     1991
     
6   13 
     Publications--Brochures
     1957-90
     
6   14 
     Publications--"East Side House Bulletin"
     1905
     
6   15 
     Publications--Newsletter
     1990-91
     
6   16 
     Publications--"The South Southeast Bronx"
     1965
     
6   17 
     Publications--Saint Benedict the Moor
     1990
     
6   18 
     Staff
     1970's-90's
     
6   19 
     Staff Meetings
     1940-91
     
6   20 New York State
     1990
     
7   1 
     Tax Assessments
     1891-1911
     
7   2 United Neighborhood Houses
     Correspondence
     1981-92
     
7   3 United Neighborhood Houses
     Executive Directors Council
     1989-92
     
7   4 United Neighborhood Houses
     Ford Advisory Committee
     1991
     
7   5 United Neighborhood Houses
     Report-"Grow Your Own: Personnel Recruitment and Retention in New York City's Settlement Houses"
     1991
     
7   6 United Neighborhood Houses
     Report-"Increasing the Effectiveness and Replicability of the Settlement House"
     1991
     
7   7 United Neighborhood Houses
     Report-"United Neighborhood Houses: Past and Prospects"
     1987
     
7   8 United Neighborhood Houses
     Staff Development
     1990-91
     
7   9 United Neighborhood Houses
     Strategic Planning Committee
     1990
     
7   10 United Neighborhood Houses
     "Small Victories"
     1991
     
7   11 United Neighborhood Houses
     Survey
     1990
     
7   12 United States Bureau of Labor Statistics
     1900
7   13 United States Treasury Department,
      1937-59
     
8   1 United Way,
      1986-91
     
8   2 United Way
     Fundraisers
     1989-91
     
8   3 University Settlement Society,
      1894
     
8   4 
     Water Bills
     1892-1903
     
8   5 Webster Free Library
     1893-1944
     

SERIES III

   --Board of Managers

9   1 
     Annual Meetings
     1907-19
     
9   2 
     Annual Meetings
     1920-29
     
9   3 
     Annual Meetings
     1930-36
     
9   4 
     Annual Meetings
     1940-45
     
9   5 
     Annual Meetings
     1946-59
     
9   6 
     Annual Meetings
     1960-69
     
9   7 
     Annual Meetings
     1970-79
     
9   8 
     Annual Meetings
     1980-89
     
9   9 
     Annual Meetings
     1990-91
     
10   1 
     Annual Reports
     1890-1900
     
Note: Bound Volume

10   2 
     Annual Reports
     1890-1908
     
Note: Bound Volume

11   1 
     Annual Reports
     1901-08
     
Note: (Bound Volume)

11   2 
     Annual Reports
     1909-19
     
Note: (Bound Volume)

12   1 
     Annual Reports
     1891-94
     
12   2 
     Annual Reports
     1895-98
     
12   3 
     Annual Reports
     1900-01
     
12   4 
     Annual Reports
     19021904
     
12   5 
     Annual Reports
     1905-06
     
12   6 
     Annual Reports
     1907-08
     
12   7 
     Annual Reports
     1909-10
     
12   8 
     Annual Reports
     1911-12
     
12   9 
     Annual Reports
     1913-14
     
13   1 
     Annual Reports
     1915-16
     
13   2 
     Annual Reports
     1917-18
     
13   3 
     Annual Reports
     1920-21
     
13   4 
     Annual Reports
     1922-23
     
13   5 
     Annual Reports
     1923-24
     
13   6 
     Annual Reports
     1925-26
     
13   7 
     Annual Reports
     19271929
     
13   8 
     Annual Report
     1937
     
13   9 
     Annual Report
     1940
     
13   10 
     Annual Reports
     1942-43
     
13   11 
     Annual Reports
     1946-47
     
14   1 
     Annual Reports
     1948-49
     
14   2 
     Annual Reports
     1950-51
     
14   3 
     Annual Reports
     1952-53
     
14   4 
     Annual Reports
     1954-55
     
14   5 
     Annual Reports
     1956-57
     
14   6 
     Annual Reports
     19621964-65
     
14   7 
     Annual Reports
     1966-67
     
14   8 
     Annual Report
     1985
     
14   9 
     Attendance Lists
     1983-84
     
14   10 
     Committees--Building
     [nd]
     
14   11 
     Committees--Executive-Minutes
     1911, 1922-29
     
14   12 
     Committees--Executive-Minutes
     1939-59
     
14   13 
     Committees--Finance-Auditor's Reports
     1986-90
     
14   14 
     Committees--Finance-Budgets
     1935-91
     
14   15 
     Committees--Finance-Correspondence
     1983-89
     
14   16 
     Committees--Finance-Endowment Fund
     1986-90
     
14   17 
     Committees--Finance-Fiduciary Trust Company
     1986-88
     
14   18 
     Committees--Finance-J.C. GeeverInc.Reports
     1986-91
     
15   1 
     Committees--Finance-Minutes
     18951905
     
15   2 
     Committees--Finance-Minutes
     1907-19
     
15   3 
     Committees--Finance-Minutes
     1920-28
     
15   4 
     Committees--Finance-Minutes
     1930-89
     
15   5 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1892-1909
     
15   6 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1936-39
     
15   7 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1940
     
15   8 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1941
     
15   9 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1942
     
15   10 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1943-45
     
15   11 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1946-50
     
15   12 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1951-54
     
16   1 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1955-57
     
16   2 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1958
     
16   3 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1959-60
     
16   4 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1961-62
     
16   5 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1963-65
     
16   6 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1966-67
     
16   7 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1979-83
     
16   8 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1981-84
     
16   9 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1986-88
     
16   10 
     Committees--Finance-Reports
     1989-91
     
17   1 
     Committees--Membership
     1983-84
     
17   2 
     Committees--Miscellaneous
     1902-90
     
17   3 
     Committees--Music School
     1920-24
     
17   4 
     Committees--On Reorganization
     1914
     
17   5 
     Committees--On Work Among Men and Boys
     1921-23
     
17   6 
     Committees--Planning for the ESH Exploratory Study
     1962
     
17   7 
     Committees--Women's Auxiliary
     1918-20
     
17   8 
     Correspondence
     1982-90
     
17   9 
     Fundraising
     1989
     
17   10 
     Manhattan Property
     1939-62
     
17   11 
     Manual
     1967
     
17   12 
     Manual
     1971
     
18   1 
     Minutes
     1891
     
18   2 
     Minutes
     1892-97
     
Note: (Bound Volume)
18   3 
     Minutes
     1897-1910
     
Note: (Bound Volume)
18   4 
     Minutes
     1899-1909
     
18   5 
     Minutes
     1911-19
     
18   6 
     Minutes
     1920-29
     
19   1 
     Minutes
     1930-39
     
19   2 
     Minutes
     1940-41
     
19   3 
     Minutes
     1942-49
     
19   4 
     Minutes
     1950-54
     
19   5 
     Minutes
     1955-59
     
19   6 
     Minutes
     1960-63
     
19   7 
     Minutes
     1964-65
     
19   8 
     Minutes
     1966
     
19   9 
     Minutes
     1967
     
19   10 
     Minutes
     1968
     
20   1 
     Minutes
     1969
     
20   2 
     Minutes
     1970
     
20   3 
     Minutes
     1971
     
20   4 
     Minutes
     1972
     
20   5 
     Minutes
     1973-74
     
20   6 
     Minutes
     1975-76
     
20   7 
     Minutes
     1977-78
     
20   8 
     Minutes
     1979-80
     
20   9 
     Minutes
     1981
     
20   10 
     Minutes
     1982
     
22   1 
     Minutes
     1983
     
22   2 
     Minutes
     1984
     
22   3 
     Minutes
     1985
     
22   4 
     Minutes
     1986
     
22   5 
     Minutes
     1987
     
22   6 
     Minutes
     1988
     
22   7 
     Minutes
     1989
     
22   8 
     Minutes
     1990
     
22   9 
     Minutes
     1991
     
22   1 
     President/Executive Director List
     1891-1962
     
22   2 
     Rosters
     1960-91
     
22   3 
     Schedules of Meetings
     1982-91
     
22   4 
     Winter Antique Show
     1954-79
     
22   5 
     Winter Antique Show
     1980-88
     
22   6 
     Winter Antique Show
     1989-90
     
22   7 
     Winter Antique Show
     1990-91
     

SERIES IV

   --Resident Managers Headworkers and Executive Directors

23   1 Clarence Gordon
     1902
     
23   2 M. de G. Trenholm
     [nd]
     
23   3 Helen Hart
     1922-24
     
23   4 Grace Gosselin
     1946-49
     
23   5 Grace Gosselin-Lindquist
     Correspondence
     1961-67
     
23   6 Grace Gosselin-Lindquist
     Research and Action Project
     1962-64
     
23   7 William Schnappauf
     Correspondence
     1981-89
     
23   8 William Schnappauf
     Retirement
     1987
     
23   9 John Sanchez
     Correspondence
     1989-90
     
23   10 John Sanchez
     Correspondence
     1991-92
     
23   11 John Sanchez
     Daring Goals For a Caring New York
     1988
     

SERIES V

   --Programs and Services

24   1 
     Black History Month
     1990-91
     
24   2 
     Bronx Week
     1981-82
     
24   3 City of New York. Human Resources Administration
     Correspondence
     1980-91
     
24   4 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Annual Program Reports
     1986-91
     
24   5 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Contract-Youth Program
     1986-87
     
24   6 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Contract-Youth Program
     1987
     
24   7 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Contract-Youth Program
     1989-90
     
24   8 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Correspondence
     1982-90
     
24   9 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Monthly Program Reports
     1980-83
     
24   10 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Program Statistics
     1981
     
24   11 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Program Statistics
     1982
     
25   1 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Program Statistics
     1983
     
25   2 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Proposal-After School
     1982-83
     
25   3 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Proposal-After School
     1987-88
     
25   4 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Proposal-Community Board Fair Share
     1989-91
     
25   5 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Proposals-Mill Brook
     1981-82
     
25   6 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Proposals-Mill Brook
     1982-83
     
25   7 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Proposals-Patterson
     1981-82
     
25   8 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Proposals-Patterson
     1982-83
     
25   9 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Proposals-Patterson
     1983-84
     
26   1 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Proposals-Youth Program
     1988-89
     
26   2 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Proposals-Youth Program
     1990-91
     
26   3 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Quarterly Reports
     1985-88
     
26   4 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Monthly Reports
     1989-91
     
26   5 City of New York. Youth Bureau
     Proposals
     1990-91
     
26   6 
     Clubs and Classes
     1907
     
26   7 
     Community Task Force on Immunization
     1978
     
26   8 
     Comprehensive Employment Training Act VI
     1981
     
26   9 
     Congressional Award
     1989-91
     
26   10 
     Day Camp
     1979-91
     
26   11 
     Day Camp-Registration Lists
     1982-1983
     
26   12 
     Demonstration Youth Employment Project
     1978-80
     
26   13 
     Educational Program
     1989-90
     
26   14 Ethiopia Fundraiser
     1985
     
26   15 
     Family Day Care
     1979-92
     
26   16 
     Fellow Citizenship Association
     1897
     
26   17 
     Fresh Air Fund
     1980-91
     
27   1 Head Start
     1979-91
     
27   2 
     I.S. 183
     1981-83
     
27   3 
     Kindergarten
     1893
     
27   4 Melrose-Mott Haven Community Center,
      1980-91
     
27   5 Melrose-Mott Haven Senior Center
     1982-90
     
27   6 Mill Brook Community Center
     1981-89
     
27   7 
     Mini-School
     1981-89
     
27   8 Mitchel Community Center
     1981-89
     
27   9 Mitchel Senior Center
     1980-83
     
27   10 Mott Haven Community Center
     1980-1989
     
27   11 
     Narcotics Education
     1989-90
     
27   12 
     Neighborhood Prevention Network
     1991
     
27   13 New York City Housing Authority
     Cash Expenditures
     1981-83
     
27   14 New York City Housing Authority
     Cash Expenditures
     1986-88
     
27   15 New York City Housing Authority
     Cash Expenditures
     1989-91
     
27   16 New York City Housing Authority
     Correspondence
     1966-91
     
28   1 New York City Housing Authority
     Narrative Reports
     1982
     
28   2 New York City Housing Authority
     Narrative Reports
     1983
     
28   3 New York City Housing Authority
     Narrative Reports
     1986
     
28   4 New York City Housing Authority
     Narrative Reports
     1987
     
28   5 New York City Housing Authority
     Narrative Reports
     1988
     
28   6 New York City Housing Authority
     Narrative Reports
     1989
     
28   7 New York City Housing Authority
     Narrative Reports
     1990
     
28   8 New York City Housing Authority
     Narrative Reports
     1991
     
28   9 New York City Housing Authority
     Statistical Reports
     1982
     
28   10 New York City Housing Authority
     Statistical Reports
     1983
     
28   11 New York City Housing Authority
     Statistical Reports
     1986
     
29   1 New York City Housing Authority
     Statistical Reports
     1987
     
29   2 New York City Housing Authority
     Statistical Reports
     1988
     
29   3 New York City Housing Authority
     Statistical Reports
     1989
     
29   4 New York City Housing Authority
     Statistical Reports
     1990
     
29   5 New York City Housing Authority
     Statistical Reports
     1991
     
29   6 New York State
     Adolescent Vocational Exploration Program
     1989-90
     
29   7 New York State . Department of Social Services
     Mill Brook Children and Family Service Project
     1989-90
     
29   8 New York State . Department of Social Services
     Enrichment and Parent School Project
     1988-91
     
29   9 New York State . Department of Social Services
     Weekend Senior Citizen Self Help Project
     1989-90
     
29   10 New York State . Department of Social Services
     Youth in Service to Seniors
     1988-89
     
29   11 Patterson Community Center
     1981-91
     
30   1 Patterson Senior Center
     1973-1986
     
30   2 Program Brochures
     1976-86
     
30   3 "Program Comments"
     1970
     
30   4 "Program Comments"
     1971
     
30   5 Program Director-Memos and Correspondence
     1980-92
     
30   6 Program Enrichment Project
     1981-82
     
30   7 Program Funding
     1980-91
     
30   8 Program Overviews
     1981-91
     
30   9 Program Reports-"Activity for CultureEnrichment and Sports" (ACES)
     1977-80
     
30   10 Program Reports
     [nd]-1990
     
30   11 Program Schedules
     1895-1904
     
30   12 Program Statistics
     [nd]-1990
     
31   1 Project High Road
     1991
     
31   2 South Bronx Golden Glove Project
     1980-83
     
31   3 South Bronx Voter Registration Coalition
     1982
     
31   4 Stepney Camp
     1951-66
     
31   5 Summer Camp
     1907
     
31   6 Summer Recreation
     1980
     
31   7 Title XX-Senior Citizens Centers
     1980-83
     
31   8 Tutorial and Parent Involvement Project
     1988
     
31   9 VocationalEducational and Employment Project
     1984-91
     
31   10 Winifred Wheeler Day Nursery
     Annual Reports
     1901-09
     
31   11 Winifred Wheeler Day Nursery
     Annual Reports
     1910-13
     
31   12 Winifred Wheeler Day Nursery
     Annual Reports
     1914-16
     
31   13 Winifred Wheeler Day Nursery
     Annual Reports
     1917-24
     
31   14 Winifred Wheeler Day Nursery
     Brochure
     [nd]
     
32   1 Winifred Wheeler Day Nursery
     Correspondence
     1982-91
     
32   2 Winifred Wheeler Day Nursery
     Evaluations
     1985-89
     
32   3 Winifred Wheeler Day Nursery
     Minutes (Bound Volume)
     1918-24
     
32   4 Youth Leadership Training Program
     1981-91
     
32   5 Youth Programs-Calendar
     1986
     

SERIES VI

   --Audio-Visual Materials

      --Photographs

33   1 Anniversaries90th
     1981
     
33   2 Anniversaries 95th
     1986
     
33   3 Anniversaries 96th
     1987
     
33   4 Anniversaries 100th-Awards Ceremony
     1991
     
33   5 Anniversaries 100th-Dinner
     1991
     
33   6 Anniversaries 100th-Parade
     1991
     
33   7 Annual Meeting
     1992
     
33   8 Arts and Crafts
     1950s-80s
     
33   9 Board Meetings
     1980s
     
34   1 Board Meeting
     1988
     
34   2 Board Meetings
     1990s
     
34   3 Boy's Club
     1950s
     
34   4 Bronx Celebrations
     1980s-90s
     
34   5 Building Exteriors
     1890s1960s-80s
     
34   6 Children-Day Trips
     1970s-80s
     
34   7 Children-Groups
     1970s-80s
     
34   8 Children-Individual
     1980s
     
34   9 Children-Program Activities
     1970s-80s
     
34   10 Day Camp
     1970s-90s
     
35   1 Demolition
     1980s
     
35   2 Dinner Events
     1980s
     
35   3 Family Day Care
     1970s-80s
     
35   4 Fresh Air Fund
     1970s-80s
     
35   5 Congressman Garcia Visit
     1988
     
35   6 Gymnasium Activities
     1980s
     
35   7 Halloween
     1980s
     
35   8 Head Start
     1980s-90s
     
35   9 Miscellaneous
     1970s-90s
     
Note: See also Oversized Materials
35   10 National Federation of Settlements
     1908
     
35   11 Neighborhood Scenes
     1970s
     
36   1 Parades
     1970s
     
36   2 Parades
     1980s
     
36   3 Performances
     1950s
     
36   4 Performing Arts-"A Walk Through the Century"
     1980s
     
36   5 Performing Arts-Bands
     1970s-80s
     
36   6 Performing Arts-Dance Classes
     1980s
     
36   7 Performing Arts-Dance Recitals
     1980s
     
36   8 Performing Arts-Miscellaneous
     1970s-80s
     
36   9 Playground Activities
     1970s-80s
     
36   10 Program Centers
     1969
     
37   1 Programs-Miscellaneous
     1980s-90s
     
37   2 Renovations
     1980s
     
37   3 William Schnappauf Retirement
     1989
     
37   4 Senior Center-Staff
     1980s
     
37   5 Senior Citizens-Activities
     1970s-80s
     
37   6 Senior Citizens-Barbecue
     1980s
     
37   7 Senior Citizens-Beauty Contest
     1980s
     
37   8 Senior Citizens-Christmas/New Year's
     1970s-80s
     
37   9 Senior Citizens-Concerts
     1970s-80s
     
38   1 Senior Citizens-Concerts
     1970s-80s
     
38   2 Senior Citizens-Field Trip
     1980s
     
38   3 Senior Citizens-Flower Garden
     1980s
     
38   4 Senior Citizens-Groups
     19601970s-80s
     
38   5 Senior Citizens-Halloween
     1980s
     
38   6 Senior Citizens-Individual
     1970s-80s
     
38   7 Senior Citizens-Variety Show
     1980s
     
38   8 Senior Citizens-Wedding
     1987
     
38   9 Sports-Baseball
     1970s
     
38   10 Sports-Basketball
     1970s
     
38   11 Sports-Boxing
     1970s-80s
     
38   12 Sports-Jumping Rope
     1970s
     
38   13 Sports-Karate
     1980s
     
38   14 Sports-Track and Field
     1970s-80s
     
38   15 Sports-Wrestling
     1970s
     
39   1 Staff-Groups
     1980s-90s
     
39   2 Staff-Individuals
     1970s-90s
     
39   3 Staff Parties
     1980s-90s
     
39   4 Summer Program-Staff
     1988
     
39   5 Teens-Group
     1970s-90s
     
39   6 Teens-Individuals
     1970s-80s
     
39   7 Teens-Program Activities
     1980s-90s
     
39   8 Thrift Shop
     1970s
     
39   9 Train Trip
     1950s
     
39   10 United Neighborhood Houses Retreat
     1994
     
39   11 VocationalEducational and Employment Project
     1980s-90s
     
40   1 Winter Antique Show
     1990s
     
40   2 Youth Leadership
     1970s-90s
     

      --Negatives

40   3 Anniversaries97th
     1988
     
40   4 Anniversaries100th
     1991
     
40   5 Board Meetings
     1980s
     
40   6 Demolition
     1980s
     
40   7 Halloween
     1980s
     
40   8 Parades
     1980s
     
40   9 Seniors
     1980s
     
40   10 Seniors-Flower Garden
     1980s
     
40   11 Staff
     1980s
     
40   12 Miscellaneous
     1970s-80s
     
40   13 Unidentified
     1970s-80s
     

      --Transparencies

41   1 Family Day Care
     1983
     
41   2 Head Start
     1983
     
41   3 Programs
     1968
     
41   4 Programs
     1969
     
41   5 Senior Citizens
     1983
     
41   6 Special Anniversary Meeting
     1983
     
41   7 Stepney Camp
     1968
     
41   8 Winter Antique Show
     1994
     
41   9 Youth Programs
     1980s
     

   --Video

42   1 "Bills Retirement Video"
     1989
     
Note: Commemorates retirement of East Side House Executive Director William Schnappauf with highlights from his career
42   2 "Head Start"
     1995.
     
Note: New York 1 News segment on East Side House program
42   3 "This Friendly Door"
     ca.1950.
     
Note: Documents a typical day at East Side House with neighborhood scenes and program activities
42   4 "Winter Antique Show"
     1995.
     
Note: ABC Eyewitness news segment on East Side House fundraising event
43   1 "Service Into the Future"
     1987
     
Note: Centennial Campaign. Clips from "This Friendly Door" videoneighborhood scenes and East Side House program activities from 1980s. Used for fundraising.

   --Film

43   2 Theater Program
     1950s.
     
Note: Short clips from several performances and rehearsals by teens

OVERSIZED MATERIAL

   --Photographs

1   1 Miscellaneous-Contact sheet
     1980s