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The Lower East Side Heritage Collection Pt. 2

Annotation:Main navigation page for the entire LES Heritage Collection.

How I Found America
How I Found America Collected Stories of Anzia Yezierska By Yezierska, Anzia, 1880?-1970 (Book - 1991 ) FIC Y and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Twenty seven short stories joined by the theme of regeneration of the self in America. Taken together, they comprise a portrait of immigrant Jews – particularly women – on the Lower East Side in the early 20th Century.

Ellis Island
Ellis Island New Hope in A New Land By Jacobs, William Jay (Book - 1990 ) J 304.87 J and more… Available to borrow in some locations
The Educational Alliance, A Centennial Celebration
The Educational Alliance, A Centennial Celebration By Bellow, Adam (Book - 1990 ) 974.71 B and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:The Educational Alliance, established in 1881, is a Lower East Side social institution that provides arts education, programs in Jewish culture, youth summer camping, and social services for all ages. Surveys the history and development of the Alliance over its first 100 years.

Small Victories
Small Victories The Real World of A Teacher, Her Students, and Their High School By Freedman, Samuel G. (Book - 1990 ) 373.11 F In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Follows a teacher at the former Seward Park High School through the academic year 1987-88. Examines how her students – mostly Chinese and Dominican immigrants -- succeeded in a decrepit school, amid overcrowding, violence, and poverty.

Deep Are the Roots
Deep Are the Roots A Novel By Gellin, William (Book - 1989 ) FIC G and more… In-library use only & Available by request in some locations

Annotation:William Lehr tells the story of his divided family. He is torn by sympathy for his unhappy, helpless mother and fear and loathing of his brutish father. Ultimately he finds a life and identity of his own.

Lillian D. Wald, Progressive Activist
Lillian D. Wald, Progressive Activist (Book - 1989 ) 303.484 L In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Discusses the life and far-reaching accomplishments of Lillian Wald (1867-1940), founder of Henry Street Settlement, and New York City’s Visiting Nurse Service. Includes the play Lillian Wald: At Home on Henry Street by Clare Coss, and selected writings by Lillian D. Wald, including letters and speeches.

"Water Under the Bridge"
"Water Under the Bridge" By De Andrade, Margarette (Book - 1988 ) 974.71 D and more… In-library use only at this time in some locations

Annotation:A narrative history of Manhattan from the Battery up to Washington Heights, with chapters on Chinatown, the Bowery, the Tombs, and Five Points.

A Dream Fulfilled
A Dream Fulfilled City and Suburban's York Avenue Estate By Dolkart, Andrew Scott (Book - 1988 ) 363.5 D and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:The thirteen model tenements of the York Avenue Estate were built in response to appalling conditions in which New York’s working poor were forced to live, especially in the tenements of the Lower East Side. Built as experimental housing using the most progressive design of the time, the Estate influenced subsequent private and governmentsponsored housing developments for decades to come.

Great Merchants of Early New York
Great Merchants of Early New York "the Ladies' Mile" By Devorkin, Joseph (Book - 1987 ) 658.87 D and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:A history of the department stores of early 20th century New York, several of which – Lord and Taylor, Brooks Brothers, Wanamaker’s, and F.A.O. Schwartz – were founded on the Lower East Side.

Immigrant Girl
Immigrant Girl Becky of Eldridge Street By Harvey, Brett (Book - 1987 ) J FIC H and more… Available to borrow in some locations
New York
New York A Physical History By White, Norval, 1926- (Book - 1987 ) 974.71 W and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:White, an architect, tells the story of manmade New York City. He presents New York’s buildings, bridges, parks, parkways, subways, and sewers in the context the web of social, political, economic, and technological forces behind their construction and existence

The Lower East Side
The Lower East Side A Directory & Guide-with-map to A World Renowned Shopping District (Book - 1986? ) 917.471 L In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:A guide to the Lower East Side with special attention paid to its historical and current function as a shopping and bargain mecca. Includes a list of Lower East Side “firsts” (p. 12).

America's Architectural Roots
America's Architectural Roots Ethnic Groups That Built America (Book - 1986 ) 720.973 A and more… Available to borrow in some locations
City of Women
City of Women Sex and Class in New York, 1789-1860 By Stansell, Christine (Website or Online Data - 1986 ) Available onsite at Research Libraries »

Annotation:Explores the position of poor and middle class women in New York up to the Civil War. Discusses crises of family and identity as women entered the worlds of work and politics, as well as the personal and political conflicts between the two classes of women.

Fragments
Fragments A Memoir By Dolgoff, Sam, 1902- (Book - 1986 ) B Dolgoff and more… In-library use only & Available by request in some locations

Annotation:Born in Vitebsk, Russia in 1905 or 1906, Sam Dolgoff was raised on the Lower East Side. He played an active role in the anarchist movement for most of the 20th century. He recounts his many association with anarchists and anarchist groups worldwide, and his work as editor of The Vanguard, and his co-founding of the Libertarian League.

Strangers No More
Strangers No More By Gellin, William (Book - 1986 ) FIC G In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Two short novels – Naphtali and Moshe Weller – each of which describes the life of a young immigrant trying to forge a life in America on the Lower East Side.

On the Edge
On the Edge The East Village By Ervin, Wilma (Book - 1985 ) 779.9974 Ervin In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Photographs of murals and street art in the East Village and Lower East Side, circa 1985.

A Brotherhood of Memory
A Brotherhood of Memory Jewish Landsmanshaftn in the New World By Weisser, Michael R. (Book - 1985 ) 974.71 W and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Landsmanshaftn were European Jewish fraternal organizations. These survived in the New World and tied members to the shtletl by way of kin, community, and culture. They provided newly arrived immigrants with economic help, advice, and offered a psychic and spiritual haven in a frightening new world. Draws on first hand accounts and documentary materials.

New York Life at the Turn of the Century in Photographs
New York Life at the Turn of the Century in Photographs From the Byron Collection of the Museum of the City of New York By Byron, Joseph (Book - 1985 ) 974.71 B and more… In-library use only at this time in some locations

Annotation:120 photographs from the collection of the Museum of the City of New York. Remarkable for clarity, definition and detail, the prints comprise a richly evocative portrait of turnof- the-century life. Includes photos of Whitehall, Fulton, and Hester Streets, Battery Park, the Downtown Athletic Club, Delmonico’s, the Bowery, Moe Levy and Company, Tompkins Square Park.

Children of the City
Children of the City At Work and at Play By Nasaw, David (Book - 1985 ) 305.2309 N and more… In-library use only at this time in some locations

Annotation:Drawn from interviews, social workers' records, and other sources, this social history chronicles the lives of the children of America's turn-of-the-century immigrants.

Coat of Many Colors
Coat of Many Colors Pages From Jewish Life By Shenker, Israel (Book - 1985 ) 909.0492 S In-library use only in some locations
District Atlas 84
District Atlas 84 By New York (N.Y.), Department of City Planning (Book - 1984- ) 307.76 N and more… In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Maps of the Lower East Side, Chinatown, the East Village, and Two Bridges, circa 1984.

Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker
Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker By Roberts, Nancy L., 1954- (Book - 1984 ) 267.182 R and more… In-library use only & Available by request in some locations

Annotation:Examines Dorothy Day’s role as editor, publisher, and chief writer of the Catholic Worker, the radical newspaper started on the Lower East Side in 1933. A full-length scholarly study of the newspaper, which advocated the union of Catholicism with concern for social justice and personal activism.

Jewish and Female
Jewish and Female Choices and Changes in Our Lives Today By Schneider, Susan Weidman (Book - 1984 ) 296.088 S and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:A collection of essays, many originally published in Jewish feminist magazine Lilith, of which Schneider is co-founder. This guide to integrating Jewish traditions and beliefs into a modern lifestyle confronts problems concerning marriage, divorce, children and male-dominated rituals.

Lead Pencil
Lead Pencil By Botwinik, Berl, 1885?-1945 (Book - 1984 ) FIC B In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Short stories, translated from Yiddish, about the emerging life of the Jews in America, and of the emotional, intellectual, and cultural changes they faced. Many stories set on the Lower East Side.

Send These to Me
Send These to Me Immigrants in Urban America By Higham, John (Book - 1984 ) 305.8009 H In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:A history and analysis of immigration to U.S. cities, as it pertains to the structure of ethnic relations in America. Revised 1984 edition includes a new essay on assimilation, and discussion of immigration restriction includes the wave of immigration since first publication in 1975.

Richard Tucker
Richard Tucker A Biography By Drake, James A. (Book - 1984 ) B Tucker D and more… Available to borrow in some locations

Annotation:Tracks the life of opera singer Richard Tucker. He was raised and trained as a cantor on New York’s Lower East Side, and rose to international stardom in his thirty years with the Metropolitan Opera.

The Maverick Rabbi
The Maverick Rabbi Rabbi Herbert S. Goldstein and the Institutional Synagogue--"a New Organizational Form" By Reichel, Aaron I. (Book - 1984 ) B Goldstein R In-library use only in some locations

Annotation:Herbert S. Goldstein (1890-1970) was the first Americanborn, Ivy League-educated orthodox rabbi. He led the hugely successful Jewish revival movement, and created the model for the Jewish community center – a synagogue that embraced many activities in one institution.

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