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The Northwestern University Settlement Association was founded in 1891 in a poor, primarily immigrant neighborhood on the near northwest side of Chicago to improve conditions and to help community residents through clubs, classes, social events, camping programs, and relief and emergency services. At the time, the area’s residents were primarily Polish and Catholic, although other groups were represented. In the
The Northwestern University Settlement Association was founded in 1891 by a group of administrators and faculty from Northwestern University in order to provide social services, educational programs, referrals, and emergency relief to a poor immigrant neighborhood on Chicago's near northwest side. The Case Files typically feature a case number, client name and the names of immediate family members, their ages,
Sophonsiba Breckinridge (1866-1948) was a welfare worker who led the social work education movement in the United States. Breckinridge graduated from Wellesley College in 1888 and continued her studies in law and political science at the University of Chicago, earning her Ph.D. in 1901. She joined the faculty at the University of Chicago in 1904, teaching in the Department of
Visual materials that chronicle the initial years and subsequent growth of the YMCA, a social service organization in the Chicago metropolitan area. Subjects include staff members (individual and groups); annual meetings; program activities for adults, teens and children; camps in service including war work with the armed forces (both World Wars), and YMCA facilities. Most items are identified.