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Adena Miller Rich papers, 1905-1961

After Jane Addams' death in 1935, Adena Miller Rich took over the position of head resident of Hull House. The Adena Miller Rich papers include Hull House records, official correspondence, letters, memos, memorial services, statistical reports, Board of Trustees papers, membership lists, events a...

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Adult Education Council of Greater Chicago records, 1928-1975

The Adult Education Council of Greater Chicago was established in 1924 and incorporated in 1925 as the Chicago Forum Council. The purpose was "to promote understanding and good will by bringing people of different groups into friendly association with each other for discussion of problems related...

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Alma Petersen papers

Correspondence, research files, photographs, and other papers of Alma C. Schmidt Petersen and her husband William Petersen, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Most of the collection are records from medical and social service organizations in which Alma Petersen partic...

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Anthony Sorrentino papers, part 1 and part 2

Part 1 contains biographical materials, correspondence, articles, manuscripts, reports, studies, minutes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and other papers of Anthony Sorrentino, a Chicago sociologist, scholar, and civic leader of Italian descent. Included are articles and reports wri...


Bethlehem Howell Neighborhood Center collection, 1894-1969

Bethlehem Center and Howell House were church-related neighborhood houses serving the Pilsen area on the Near West Side. They provided religious, social services, and personal welfare assistance to an immigrant community composed predominantly of Bohemians, Poles, and Czechs. The two centers coop...

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Cathedral Shelter of Chicago records, 1921-1970

The Cathedral Shelter was established in 1919 as a social service agency of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. The collection consists of annual reports, case files, correspondence, by-laws, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, and published material pertaining to the operation ...

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Chicago Area Project photograph collection, 1930-1978.

Photoprints relating to inner-city neighborhood programs to prevent and treat juvenile delinquency. Includes shots of staff-members Clifford Shaw, Henry McKay, and Peter Scalise; scenes of youth programs such as the Italian Welfare Council's Jolly Boys Camp (Pistakee Bay, McHenry County, Ill.), R...

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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. ...


Edith and Grace Abbott collection, 1909-1951

Edith and Grace Abbott lived at Hull-House and were founders of the Immigrants' Protective League. The Edith and Grace Abbott collection consists of articles, book reviews, newspaper clippings, yearbook, letters, memorials, reports, addresses, and writings.

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Elsie P. Wolcott papers, 1906-1933

Elsie P. Wolcott was a social worker in Chicago and part of the larger circle of social reformers and activists surrounding Jane Addams. Wolcott studied under Edith Abbott at the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy. She researched practical problems faced by poor families such as food prese...

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Esther Loeb Kohn papers, Bulk, 1920-1965

Esther Loeb Kohn (1875-1965) was a Hull-House resident, social reformer and lobbyist for progressive child labor laws in Illinois. The collection contains personal correspondence, clippings and photographs as well as records of Chicago area social service agencies including the Immigrants Protect...

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Gudrun Rom papers, 1957-1966

From 1909, until about 1912, Chicago social worker Gudrun S. Rom was a caseworker with United Charities. She then worked for the Bureau of Public Welfare, the Juvenile Protective Association, and the Juvenile Court before returning to United Charities in 1918 to work in the Near North Side distri...

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HOSPITES: American Social Workers Hospitality Group collection, 1933-1935

HOSPITES was established in 1933 to render assistance to German social work colleagues, both Jewish and Christian. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, receipts, Executive Committee meeting minutes, and a report.

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Institute for Juvenile Research (Ill.) life histories collection, ca. 1921-1949, bulk 1929-1933 (partially processed collection)

The IJR records include written life histories compiled by the IJR, primarily dated 1929-1933 (although they range from 1921-1940s), and consisting of interviews with teenagers and young adults, most of whom were confined in Illinois detention facilities. The authors of the 133 life hist...


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...


Lawndale Community Committee records, 1949-1975

Meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, legal documents, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, neighborhood maps, publications, and other records of the Lawndale Community Committee (LCC), a Chicago (Ill.) neighborhood organization that sponsored programs and activities associated w...


Malvin Morton papers, 1939-1976

Malvin Morton combined a talent for writing with an interest in people in her career in public relations for social welfare organizations. The collection includes correspondence, scrapbooks, memorabilia, photographs, radio scripts, annual reports, conference programs, newsletters, brochures, repr...

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Russell Ward Ballard papers, 1917-1971

Social worker and teacher, Russell Ward Ballard served as Head Resident of Hull-House between 1943 and 1962. The collection contains correspondence, case histories, clippings, photographs, annual reports, speeches.

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Wallace Kirkland papers, 1890-1983

The collection consists of photography, writing, correspondence, exhibit materials and family papers of Wallace William Kirkland. The majority of the material dates from the early 1920s to Kirkland's death in 1979. The collection contains material pertaining to Kirkland's work with the YMCA, his ...

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West Side Christian Parish (Chicago, Ill.) records, 1945-1968, bulk 1952-1962

Scrapbooks, questionnaires, interviews, meeting minutes, reports, speeches, press releases, newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other records related to the West Side Christian Parish (WSCP), an interdenominational religious and social service organization....