Housing Study Guild Records, 1929-1957, 1929-1941 (bulk)

Collection Number: 3333

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Housing Study Guild Records, 1929-1957, 1929-1941
Collection Number:
3333
Creator:
Housing Study Guild.
Quantity:
1.4 cubic ft.
Forms of Material:
Publications, reports, and correspondence.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Publications, reports, and correspondence by or concerning the Housing Study Guild. Also, correspondence of Benjamin Macson Gruzen, council member of the Housing Study Guild, and publications of the National Association of Housing Officials, New York City Housing Authority and the United States Resettlement Administration.
Language:
Collection material in English


ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Housing Study Guild was founded in the summer of 1933 by Henry Wright, Lewis Mumford and Albert Mayer to serve as a center for study and research in the technical, economic and social problems of housing and community planning. It also served as a coordinating agency and clearing house for activities in these fields; as a library and reading room for published and unpublished material, the editing of current critical technical bulletins, abstract-translations of significant foreign technical material, and the publication of special reports on foreign housing policy, legislation, and financing methods; and as a laboratory for the training of young men in the technique of housing, research and critical formulation. The Guild, located at 101 Park Avenue, New York City, was financed through contributions of the Lavanburg Foundation, the Housing Association of New York, and individual and corporate memberships.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Publications, reports, and correspondence by or concerning the Housing Study Guild. Also, correspondence of Benjamin Macson Gruzen, council member of the Housing Study Guild, and publications of the National Association of Housing Officials, New York City Housing Authority and the United States Resettlement Administration.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Housing Study Guild.
Gruzen, Benjamin M.
Mayer, Albert.
Mumford, Lewis, 1895-
Wright, Henry.
National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials.
New York City Housing Authority.
United States. Resettlement Administration.

Subjects:
Sociology, Urban.
City planning.
City planning libraries.
Community development.
Housing research.
City planners.


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Housing Study Guild Records, #3333. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Series I. Housing Study Guild Records, 1929-1957
Box 1 Folder 1
National Association of Housing Officials, Chicago, Illinois
1935-1938
Printed materials including bulletins and the association's constitution.
Box 1 Folder 2
Citizen's Housing Council of New York, Inc.
1937-1939
Printed materials including the 1939 annual report.
Box 1 Folder 3
Citizen's Housing Council of New York, Committee on City Planning and Zoning.
1937-1938
Printed materials of the Committee; proposed revisions of the 1937 building zone resolution prepared by the New York City Planning Commission
Printed materials of the CHC Subcommittee on Laws and Administration.
Box 1 Folder 4-9
New York City Housing Authority. U.S. Work Projects Administration of the City of New York. Division of Foreign Housing Studies.
1938-1940
Bibliographies and Indices of Special Subjects. Publications dealing primarily with European housing.
Box 1 Folder 10
New York City Housing Authority.
1935-1937
Publications deal primarily with public housing.
Box 1 Folder 11-12
National Resources Committee.
1936
Printed publications dealing with urban development.
Box 1 Folder 13
New York State Board of Housing.
1929-1932
Published reports.
Box 1 Folder 14
New York State Building Congress, Inc.
Box 1 Folder 15
Resettlement Administration. Division of Suburban Resettlement.
1935-1936
Includes a 1936 interim report, printed accessions lists of the library.
Box 1 Folder 16
United States Housing Act of 1936.
1935-1936
U.S. Senate and House publications dealing primarily with the housing act of 1936.
Box 1 Folder 17
Wagner-Steagall Housing Bill
Box 1 Folder 18
Regional Housing Studies.
1932-1941
Miscellaneous publications dealing with housing and housing developments including reports on the Lavanburg Homes (NY) and the Michigan Blvd. Garden Apartments. (Chicago).
Box 1 Folder 19
Miscellaneous publications and journals on housing management, low cost housing.
1933-1957
Box 1 Folder 20
Miscellaneous publications and journals on housing management, low cost housing.
1933-1957
Box 1 Folder 21
U.S. Central Housing Committee, Subcommittee on Research and Statistics.
1936
Housing index digests and a catalog of government documents related to housing.
Box 1 Folder 22
U.S. Central Housing Committee. Housing Division.
1937
PWA published reports on European housing; includes a confidential report to the Housing Division.
Box 1 Folder 23
U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Housing Authority.
Printed materials of the H.A. including a speech by Nathan Strauss.
Box 1 Folder 24
U.S. Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works. Housing Division.
1936
Report on the relationship between housing and delinquency; includes map of Washington, D.C., showing locations of delinquent children.
Box 1 Folder 25
U.S. Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, Housing Division.
1935-1937
Printed materials including a report on slums in the U.S.
Box 1 Folder 26
Housing Study Guild Bulletins
Box 1 Folder 27
Housing Study Guild.
Cost differential study of 2 floor vs. multi-floor apartments, part 2 (part 1 in mapcase.)
Box 1 Folder 28
Housing Study Guild.
1933-1934
Report on the Queens Bridge Dwellings (New York).
Box 1 Folder 29
Housing Study Guild.
Maintenance report.
Box 1 Folder 30
Housing Study Guild.
1934
Drafts of reports on housing in the Netherlands and Belgium by Cornelis J.V. Devischer. Series F, no.4-5.
Box 1 Folder 31
Housing Study Guild.
Draft of a report on housing in Austria by Paul Sechy, 1934. Series F, no.7; includes handwritten notes.
Box 2 Folder 1
Housing Study Guild.
1934
Draft of a report on housing in Spain by Charlotte H. Knapp. Series F, no. 9; includes finished illustrations.
Box 2 Folder 2
Notes for the Spanish report.
Box 2 Folder 3
Housing Study Guild.
1935
Draft of a report on French housing by Charlotte H. Knapp.
Box 2 Folder 4
Housing Study Guild.
Drafts of reports on housing in Sweden and Norway, by O.A. Madsen and C.J.V. Deuisscher. Series F, no.2 and 3
Also includes an untitled draft of a second study of Sweden.
Box 2 Folder 5
Housing Study Guild.
c. 1934
Untitled draft of study on housing in the USSR.
Box 2 Folder 6
Report on Housing in Soviet Russia.
Box 2 Folder 7
English Housing report by Charlotte H. Knapp.
1934
Box 2 Folder 8
Report on Housing in Hungary, Paul S. Sechy.
1934
Box 2 Folder 9
Housing Study indexes.
Box 2 Folder 10
Housing Study Guild
Memos, budgets, agenda, etc.
Box 2 Folder 11
Housing Study Guild Library.
Box 2 Folder 12
Resettlement Administration Library.
Box 2 Folder 13
Resettlement Administration Library.
Box 2 Folder 14
Miscellaneous correspondence.
1932-1935
Box 2 Folder 15
Benjamin Gruzen correspondence.
1936
Box 2 Folder 16
Benjamin Gruzen correspondence.
1937
Box 2 Folder 17
F.A.E.C.T. School.
1937
Box 2 Folder 18
Henry Wright Library.
1937
Box 2 Folder 19
Plan and Notes.
1931-1941
Mapcase Folder 1
"Analytic Study of Cost Differentials for the 2 Story Flat and 2-3-4-6--8-10-12 Story Apartments.
(See Box 1, Folder 27 for Part 2)