People's Institute records

Collection Data

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. The People's Institute records consist of minutes, correspondence, memoranda, reports, photographs, programs, fliers, pamphlets, legal documents, financial records, clippings, class rosters, press releases, and printed matter that document the founding and operations of the Institute.
People's Institute (New York, N.Y.) (Creator)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1883 - 1933
Library locations
Manuscripts and Archives Division
Shelf locator: MssCol 2380
People's Institute (New York, N.Y.)
Political science -- Study and teaching
Social settlements -- New York (State) -- New York
New York (N.Y.) -- Emigration and immigration
Content: 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.
Physical Description
Extent: 38 linear feet (80 boxes, 35 volumes, 1 map folder)
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b11660963
Library of Congress Control Number: ms 71000352
MSS Unit ID: 2380
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 4bef9a10-c6e0-012f-d56e-58d385a7bc34
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