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Association House of Chicago records, 1899-1972

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, staff handbooks, workshop materials, program reports, staff evaluations, newsletters, scrapbooks of newsclippings, and other materials created by staff, board members, community groups, and support groups affiliated with Association House, a Pr...


Benton House (Chicago, Ill.) records, ca. 1892-1980.

Board minutes and reports, Guild minutes, correspondence, clippings, reports, and other office files of Benton House, a settlement house founded in 1907 and operated by the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago at 3052 South Gratten Avenue in the Bridgeport community of Chicago (Ill.) for many years. Earl...

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Chase House (Chicago, Ill.) records

Annual reports, board meeting minutes, correspondence, surveys, reports, newsletters, newspaper clippings, daily schedules, applications, forms, and photographs of the Chase House, a daycare center for preschool children in Chicago (Ill.). The materials mostly pertain to the daycare's general act...


Chicago Commons Association collection of additional photographs, [ca. 1896-1979]

Includes photographs documenting people, facilities and activities of the CCA. Adults and children are shown participating in educational groups, theatrical productions and a few athletic activities. Women are shown in group portraits and doing handicraft. Identified ethnic groups are Italian, No...

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Chicago Commons Association records

Correspondence, minutes (1894-1960), annual and other reports, personnel records, records of clubs based at the settlement house, neighborhood census data and surveys compiled by the Chicago Commons, the second settlement house founded in Chicago, and by the Chicago Commons Association, which ope...

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Christopher House photograph collection, [ca. 1906-ca. 1940]

Views of the three locations of the Christopher House, 1528 Fullerton, 1618 Fullerton, 2507 Greenview in Chicago, Ill. Christopher House was founded in 1906 by the Presbyterian Churches of Chicago to aid German and Polish immigrants with a day nursery, youth clubs, classes, and a library.

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Descriptive inventory for the Chicago Commons Association visual materials, ca. 1896-1969

Photographic material documenting activities of the Chicago Commons Association settlement houses in the Near West Side of Chicago (Ill.). Includes views of activities for adults, children, teenagers, and senior citizens, such as handicraft, educational, vocational, and social activities. ...


Emerson House (Chicago, Ill.) records

Correspondence, clippings, newsletters, minutes, constitution, by-laws, lists of directors, brochures, handbook, black and white photographs of Emerson House, a settlement house and community service organization located at 645 N. Wood Street in Chicago, which merged with the Chicago Commons Asso...


Erie Neighborhood House (Chicago, Ill.) records, 1897-2004, bulk 1960-2004

Administrative files, correspondence, contracts, minutes, financial records, annual reports, newspaper clippings, research papers, and other materials from Erie Neighborhood House, a community center and social service organization, located in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago (Ill.). Files ...


Erie Neighborhood House collection of visual materials, [ca 1960-1990]

Photographs of programs and events at Erie Neighborhood House in the West Town community of Chicago, Illinois, or sponsored by it. Includes images of the Erie Neighborhood House summer camp showing children playing games, building fires, preparing meals, and swimming. Also included are images of ...

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Erie Neighborhood House photograph collection, 1908-1966.

Primarily photographs of activities and people of the Erie Neighborhood House, a social service organization located at 1347 West Erie Street in Chicago's near west side community named West Town. Includes interiors and exteriors of facilities, medical service, educational activities and special ...

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Fellowship House (Chicago, Ill.) records

Correspondence, reports, and other office files of Fellowship House, a Chicago settlement house. Also included are two scrapbooks (ca. 1940-1950) that consist of newspaper clippings, brochures, invitations, cover letters, and agendas. Fellowship House primarily served the changing foreign populat...


Gads Hill Center records, 1898-1991

Correspondence, minutes of meetings of the board of directors of the Gads Hill settlement house, various reports, financial and attendance records, newsclippings, articles, and other sundry papers. Topics include recreational, educational, and social programs and facilities of Gads Hill Center, a...

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Gads Hill Center visual materials, ca. 1900-1970s

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...


Hilsabeck family papers

Correspondence, teaching materials, printed materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, financial records, and other papers of the Hilsabeck family. A majority of the papers document Emily Hilsabeck, a children's book reviewer and teacher at the Chicago Home for Girls. Emily Hilsabeck was an act...


Jane Addams papers

Miscellaneous letters and other documents by and to Jane Addams. Includes the Nobel Prize certificate (1931). Letter to Mrs. Potter Palmer - does not wish her name used in Mrs. Palmer's dealings with Mr. Powderly and the Knights of Labor; unable to have dinner with her, but will be glad to stop b...


Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans records, 1948-1989

Meeting minutes, correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, publications, event programs, financial documents, and other administrative records of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA). The majority of materials relate to the regular operations of the organization, effo...


Lea Taylor papers

Correspondence, minutes, financial and statistical records, articles, sociological studies, arrangements for speaking engagements, and other papers of Lea Taylor, relating to her career as a social worker and head resident of the Chicago Commons settlement house, founded by her father Graham Tayl...


Louise Hadduck DeKoven Bowen collection

Scrapbooks (4 v.; 13 1/2 x 16 in.) compiled in honor of Mrs. Bowen, a Chicago social reformer and philanthropist, containing correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and other printed materials, photographs, and other items relating to her views on the social evils of her time and her conce...


Marillac House (Chicago, Ill.) records

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, studies, reports, and other papers (primarily in the form of photocopies) of Marillac House, a social settlement house on the West Side of Chicago operated by the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul, a Roman Catholic order. Topics include African A...

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Mary McDowell Settlement (Chicago, Ill.) records, 1894-1970

Letters, speeches, etc. of Mary McDowell, head resident,1894-1936, of the University of Chicago Settlement, which later became known as the Mary McDowell Settlement, and other administrators; board minutes, reports, letters, and financial papers of the settlement. The board minutes contain relate...

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Mildred Othmer Peterson papers

Correspondence and other documents relative to Mildred Othmer Peterson (Mrs. Howard R. Peterson) of Chicago (Ill.) and her work on behalf of improved international relations, especially her work with visitors from Latin America, and other civic and church activities. Includes materials on the Uni...

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National Federation of Settlements, Training Center at Hull-House records, 1960-1972

Correspondence, course applications, teaching and survey materials, newsletters, announcements, newspaper clippings, administrative and financial records, reports, publications, and other records of the Training Center at Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.), sponsored by the National Federation of Settlem...


Newberry Avenue Center photograph collection, [ca. 1935-1936]

Photographs of activities and classes at the Newberry Avenue Center, located at the corner of Maxwell Street and Newberry Avenue in the Near West Side of Chicago (Ill.), including boxing, sewing, cooking, playing, storytelling, reading, English language instruction, health clinic, and playtime.

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