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Hull House Oral History Collection

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."

Northwestern University Settlement Association General Administrative Records 1892-2000

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

Records of The Northwestern University Settlement Association Evanston Woman's Board, 1911-1990

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