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Fourth Annual Report of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood Association

The Bloomingdale Guild was formed in 1905 by Mrs. Nettie Picard Schwerin, and incorporated as the Bloomingdale Neighborhood Association in 1907. Based on the Upper West Side, it catered mainly towards a population of Irish and German immigrants, as well as some Jewish and Italian (p. 193, Handbook of Settlements. New York: Charities Publication Committee, 1911).

New York, New York: Bloomingdale Neighborhood Association, 1908. Fourth Annual Report of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood Association, featuring a photograph on the upper wrapper of over a dozen schoolchildren and their social workers in front of the Bloomingdale Guild. The organization's purpose was "To raise higher educational and social ideals"; "To teach the principles of organization to the young people of our neighborhood, by means of self-governing clubs"; and "To deepen democratic ideals by means of clubs and the association and co-operation of individuals of different classes in society" (p. 3). The Annual Report includes a list of board members, officers, staff and members, as well as a daily program for students, addresses from prominent figures in the organization, comprehensive treasurer's report, and list of donations. It appears as if the Association provided a wide array of opportunities for young people, including classes, a summer vacation trip, and a free kindergarten.

12mo (6.25" by 4.75"), pp. 42, [2], with photographic illustrations, stapled in original printed brown wrappers with photo illustration pasted to upper wrapper. Very good to fine.

Price: $150.00

Item #22000580