Committee of Fourteen (New York City)

Scope and Content

Committee of Fourteen was established in 1902 to campaign against commercialised vice. It began by securing suppression of the 'Raines law hotels'. Committee disbanded in 1932 because of insufficient funds

Consists of:

- correspondence between Alison Neilans and Frederick Whitin, General Secretary of the Committee of Fourteen, concerning report of visit to London in 1923 (copy of report attached), concerning legislation relating to prostitution

- typescript of Digest of Social Hygiene Laws for New York

- letters concern sending annual reports of the Committee of Fourteen

- carbon copy notes by Alison Neilans entitled 'More 'protection' for the woman worker' for USA weekly 'Equal Rights' with article from 'Equal Rights' entitled 'A new drive to punish women only'


- 'Cleaning up New York' by Frederick H Whitin, reprinted from National Municipal Review vol 12, no 11, Nov 1923

- Annual reports of the Committee of Fourteen (1924-1929) (multiple copies with manuscript notes)

- 'Equal Rights and the vice racket' by Jane Norman Smith from 'Equal Rights' , vol 16, no 50

- 'The vice squad carries on' by Malcolm Cowley, parts 1 and 2 'The New Republic' 25 Jun and 3 Jul 1930

For following publications consult The Women's Library printed catalogue:

- Prostitution and solicitation / Association for Moral and Social Hygiene (ref 305.420941 JOS)

- photocopy of Digest of Social Hygiene Laws (ref 349.78605253402638 DIG)

Press cuttings concerning discriminatory US laws against women and cases of police corruption