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The Henry George Birthplace, Archive and Historical Research Center [Contact Us]
circa 1844-2000 (bulk 1880-1950)
Creator:
George family
Extent: 4 linear feet
Henry George (1839-1897) was a journalist and political economist best known for writing about and popularizing the idea of the "single tax." His work led to several reform movements in the Progressive Era and inspired the economic philosophy known today as "Georgism." Two of George's children, Henry George Jr. and Anna George de Mille, continued to be active in the single tax movement and promoting their father's legacy after his death in 1897. The Henry George family papers, circa 1844-2000 (bulk 1880-1950), consist of correspondence, published and unpublished works, and other materials from and about Henry George, Henry George Jr., and Agnes George de Mille. There are also photographs, prints, and illustrations of the George family and of Anna George de Mille's family. (View full finding aid.)
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Henry George family papers
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George family
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4 linear feet
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circa 1844-2000 (bulk 1880-1950)
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Henry George (1839-1897) was a journalist and political economist best known for writing about and popularizing the idea of the "single tax." His work led to several reform movements in the Progressive Era and inspired the economic philosophy known today as "Georgism." Two of George's children, Henry George Jr. and Anna George de Mille, continued to be active in the single tax movement and promoting their father's legacy after his death in 1897. The Henry George family papers, circa 1844-2000 (bulk 1880-1950), consist of correspondence, published and unpublished works, and other materials from and about Henry George, Henry George Jr., and Agnes George de Mille. There are also photographs, prints, and illustrations of the George family and of Anna George de Mille's family.
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The Henry George Birthplace, Archive and Historical Research Center [Contact Us]
circa 1857-2002 (bulk 1932-1995)
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Henry George School of Social Science (New York, N.Y.)
Extent: 55 linear feet
Founded in 1932 by Oscar H. Geiger, the mission of the Henry George School of Social Science (HGSSS) is to promote economic and social justice based on the philosophy of Henry George and his masterpiece, Progress and Poverty (1879). Today, the HGSSS offers tuition free courses and seminars at its headquarters in New York City and at the School's dozens of satellite campuses around the world. The Henry George School of Social Science records, circa 1857-2002 (bulk 1932-1995), consist of materials produced by or relating to the administrators, employees, students, and satellite schools of the Henry George School of Social Science. Materials include correspondence and writings of the School's directors, trustees, and educators; materials used for teaching; newsletters and other school publications and printed matter; press clippings and other promotional materials about the School; photographs of school events, fundraisers, and individuals and groups associated with the School; and other materials. (View full finding aid.)
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Henry George School of Social Science records
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Henry George School of Social Science (New York, N.Y.)
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HGB.04
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55 linear feet
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circa 1857-2002 (bulk 1932-1995)
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Founded in 1932 by Oscar H. Geiger, the mission of the Henry George School of Social Science (HGSSS) is to promote economic and social justice based on the philosophy of Henry George and his masterpiece, Progress and Poverty (1879). Today, the HGSSS offers tuition free courses and seminars at its headquarters in New York City and at the School's dozens of satellite campuses around the world. The Henry George School of Social Science records, circa 1857-2002 (bulk 1932-1995), consist of materials produced by or relating to the administrators, employees, students, and satellite schools of the Henry George School of Social Science. Materials include correspondence and writings of the School's directors, trustees, and educators; materials used for teaching; newsletters and other school publications and printed matter; press clippings and other promotional materials about the School; photographs of school events, fundraisers, and individuals and groups associated with the School; and other materials.
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The Henry George Birthplace, Archive and Historical Research Center [Contact Us]
1905-2014
(Bulk: 1939-2014)
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The Henry George Birthplace, Archive and Historical Research Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Extent: 3 linear feet
Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Henry George (1839-1897) was a journalist and political economist best known for writing about and popularizing the idea of the "Single Tax." His work led to several reform movements in the Progressive Era and inspired the economic philosophy known today as "Georgism." George published his most popular work, Progress and Poverty, in 1879 while working as a journalist in San Francisco, California. Shortly after its publication, he moved to New York, NY, where he passed away in 1897. The Henry George Birthplace, Archive and Historical Research Center collection on Henry George and Progress and Poverty anniversary celebrations, 1905-2014 (bulk 1939-2014), consists of materials from or relating to various events celebrating the anniversaries of Henry George's birth and the publication of his best known work Progress and Poverty. Documents include correspondence, programs, evaluations, addresses and speeches, ephemera, and other materials from the events; articles relating to George or his work; and other items. (View full finding aid.)
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The Henry George Birthplace, Archive and Historical Research Center collection on Henry George and Progress and Poverty anniversary celebrations
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The Henry George Birthplace, Archive and Historical Research Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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HGB.03
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3 linear feet
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1905-2014
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1939-2014
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Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Henry George (1839-1897) was a journalist and political economist best known for writing about and popularizing the idea of the "Single Tax." His work led to several reform movements in the Progressive Era and inspired the economic philosophy known today as "Georgism." George published his most popular work, Progress and Poverty, in 1879 while working as a journalist in San Francisco, California. Shortly after its publication, he moved to New York, NY, where he passed away in 1897. The Henry George Birthplace, Archive and Historical Research Center collection on Henry George and Progress and Poverty anniversary celebrations, 1905-2014 (bulk 1939-2014), consists of materials from or relating to various events celebrating the anniversaries of Henry George's birth and the publication of his best known work Progress and Poverty. Documents include correspondence, programs, evaluations, addresses and speeches, ephemera, and other materials from the events; articles relating to George or his work; and other items.
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The Henry George Birthplace, Archive and Historical Research Center [Contact Us]
1957-2006
(Bulk: 1957-1989)
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The Henry George Birthplace, Archive, and Historical Research Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)
Extent: 0.5 linear feet
The Henry George Birthplace, located at 413 S. Tenth Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the only surviving residence connected to famed journalist and political economist, Henry George, who was born there in 1839. In 1957, the building was sold to the Henry George School of Social Science (HGSSS), at which time some minor renovations were made. Between 1987 and 1989 the building was restored to its original 1839 appearance. In 2013 the Birthplace was designated as a research and education division within the HGSSS, and was renamed the Henry George Birthplace, Archive, and Research Center. The Henry George Birthplace, Archive, and Historical Research Center rehabilitation and restoration project records, 1957-2006 (bulk 1957-1989), consist of correspondence, drawings, and other documents related to the two restoration projects at the Henry George Birthplace; documents related to the nomination of the Henry George Birthplace for the National Register of Historic Places; photographs of the Birthplace; a scrapbook; and other materials. (View full finding aid.)
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The Henry George Birthplace, Archive, and Historical Research Center rehabilitation and restoration project records
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The Henry George Birthplace, Archive, and Historical Research Center (Philadelphia, Pa.)
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HGB.02
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0.5 linear feet
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1957-2006
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1957-1989
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The Henry George Birthplace, located at 413 S. Tenth Street in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is the only surviving residence connected to famed journalist and political economist, Henry George, who was born there in 1839. In 1957, the building was sold to the Henry George School of Social Science (HGSSS), at which time some minor renovations were made. Between 1987 and 1989 the building was restored to its original 1839 appearance. In 2013 the Birthplace was designated as a research and education division within the HGSSS, and was renamed the Henry George Birthplace, Archive, and Research Center. The Henry George Birthplace, Archive, and Historical Research Center rehabilitation and restoration project records, 1957-2006 (bulk 1957-1989), consist of correspondence, drawings, and other documents related to the two restoration projects at the Henry George Birthplace; documents related to the nomination of the Henry George Birthplace for the National Register of Historic Places; photographs of the Birthplace; a scrapbook; and other materials.
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