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Hyde Park Neighborhood Club records

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC) was founded in 1909 as part of the settlement house movement, to serve neglected or abandoned youth in Chicago's south side neighborhood of Hyde Park. It was deliberately named "the Club" as a reaction to the exclusivity of private clubs of the time. Over the years it has redefined its mission to respond to

Traveler's Aid Society records

The Traveler's Aid Society of Chicago was established in 1888 as an adjunct of the YWCA. By 1914, as Chicago had become a destination or transit stop for great numbers of immigrants, the unemployed and traveling servicemen, the Travelers Aid Society was established as a separate, non-sectarian organization. The Travelers Aid Society was responsible for the care of dependent children,