The New York Public Library is now offering grab-and-go service at 50 locations as part of our gradual reopening. Find a location near you, and learn about our remote resources.


White Rose Mission and Industrial Association collection 1899-1981

Collection Data

The White Rose Mission and Industrial Association collection contains copies of the certificate of incorporation (1899); the constitution of the Association; and a partial history signed by Hudsy Smith, president of the board of directors (1899); annual reports (1906, 1907, 1912); and miscellaneous brochures, programs and invitations to the association's social events. There is also documentation concerning the property located at 217 East 86th Street, and for the property at 262 West 136th Street.
White Rose Mission and Industrial Association (Author)
Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1899 - 1981
Library locations
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division
Shelf locator: Sc MG 565
White Rose Mission and Industrial Association
African American women -- Housing -- New York (State) -- New York (N.Y.)
Matthews, Victoria Earle
Biographical/historical: The White Rose Mission and Industrial Association was founded in 1897 in New York City by Victoria Earle Matthews (1861-1907), former slave, journalist, author, and social worker. The Mission was a Christian, non-sectarian social center for African-American women who had migrated to the North in search of employment. It offered traveller's aid to young African-American girls and women who were stranded at railway stations and docks, and offered training for domestic service through cooking and sewing classes. The association opened the first White Rose Mission on East 86th Street in New York City and in 1918 moved into a three-story structure located on West 136th Street. The organization ceased its operations in 1984.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 folder
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b15823828
MSS Unit ID: 20887
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 51302aa0-00bd-0137-b610-03ff5ab49d4e
Show filters Hide filters
2 results found