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Visual materials primarily relating to the activities, facilities, and people serving and using the Gads Hill Settlement House. The bulk of the collection consists of images of children of all ages. Many of the photographic prints are small snapshots (3 x 5 in. or smaller). Activities show children in mainly educational and play settings or in groups. Also included are
Hull-House, founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, was the first social settlement in Chicago. The settlement was incorporated in March 1895, with a stated purpose to "provide a center for higher civic and social life, to initiate and maintain educational and philanthropic enterprises, and to investigate and improve the conditions in the industrial districts of Chicago."
The collection includes the records of the Juvenile Welfare Association and materials on founder Bertha Lyons' Self-Development Course, including lessons, sheet music, recitations, or dramatic exercises. Documents also include scripts from the Adult Education Program created by Works Progress Administration (WPA) from 1938-1939.
The Marcy-Newberry Association was formed from the Marcy Center and the Newberry Avenue Center. Marcy Center, founded in 1896, offered settlement house services to residents of the Maxwell Street neighborhood and later the Lawndale neighborhood in Chicago. By the 1950s, the Center was serving a primarily African American population. Newberry Avenue Center was founded in the 1930s in the original
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,
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 scrapbooks in this series, compiled by different groups associated with the Northwestern University Settlement, typically contain newspaper clippings, programs,
The Parkway Community House (formerly the Good Shepherd Community Center) was organized in 1937 by the Church of the Good Shepherd (Congregational). It was located at 51st and South Parkway and sought to meet the social, educational and recreational needs of the surrounding community. Its facilities were available to community residents without regard to race or religion though it was
Boxes 1-3 contain records relating to the “Dollar Letter” program, spanning the years from 1928 through 1979. The President's Records, 1958-1981 (Boxes 3-6), contain annual reports, meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, "Dollar Letters," financial records, and newspaper clippings. The Publicity Chair Notebook, 1968-1972, also contains meeting minutes and newspaper clippings. The Treasurer's Records, 1911-1983 (Boxes 6-7) contains deposit, withdrawal, and
St. Leonard’s House opened its doors in the mid-1950s through the efforts of Father James Jones, Chaplain at Chicago’s Bridewell Jail, and many interested members of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. Father Jones and Father Robert Taylor, both Episcopal priests, were early forces in shaping St. Leonard’s; both were well known in Chicago and with the Illinois Department of Corrections