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Descriptive inventory for the National Federation of Settlements, Training Center at Hull-House records, 1960-1972

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

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Descriptive inventory for the National Federation of Settlements, Training Center at Hull-House records, 1960-1972

By Anne Nguyen; ed. by Peter T. Alter and Rachel Juris, 2010; rev. by Laura Alagna, 2016; Gretchen Neidhardt, 2017.
Processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: National Federation of Settlements, Training Center at Hull-House records, 1960-1972 (inclusive)
Creators: National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. Training Center.
Drake, St. Clair
Herrick, Mary J. (Mary Josephine), 1895-
Hillman, Arthur, 1909-
Hull House Association
National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers
Dates: 1960-1972 (inclusive)
Accession number: M1966.0599
Bib number: 00066578
Call numbers: MSS Lot N
OMM.67
Size:16.75 linear ft. (41 boxes)
7 sound recordings (in 1 box)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

A portion of the collection was a gift of Lea Demarest Taylor M1966.0599.

Terms governing use:

Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

For listening purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a listening copy made if one is not available).

Please cite this collection as:

National Federation of Settlements, Training Center at Hull-House records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Lea Taylor papers and publications of the National Federation cataloged separately.

Collection Summary +/-

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 Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. The majority of the collection relates to studies conducted and courses offered by the training center for social workers and leaders of community centers. Some programs were co-sponsored by the Hull House Association. Topics include urbanization, urban renewal, race relations, neighborhoods, childcare, delinquency, employment, poverty, and family planning, primarily involving community centers in large U.S. cities. Also present are the office files of Arthur Hillman, director of the Training Center; a survey report on race relations in the United States, by St. Clair Drake, and research for the report; and a report on Chicago schools, by Mary J. Herrick.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The Training Center at Hull-House was founded in Chicago (Ill.) in 1960 by the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers (NFSNC), and some of its programs were co-sponsored by the Hull House Association. It operated until 1971 and over the years was known also as the National Federation of Settlements Training Center and as the Training Center of the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. It offered specialized, supplemental short courses and conferences to further the professional education of new social workers as well as more experienced settlement house workers and persons moving into executive positions with neighborhood centers. Sessions were taught by settlement house leaders from throughout the country and housing was provided for program attendees. Arthur Hillman served as director of the center.

During this period, the original building of the Hull-House settlement house in Chicago became a restored house and museum on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago (eventually named the Jane Addams' Hull-House Museum). Meanwhile, the Hull-House social settlement continued to operate as the Hull House Association or Jane Addams' Hull House Association with sites in several neighborhoods. By 1967, the Hull House Association included the Jane Addams Center at 3212 North Broadway; an Uptown Center; a Senior Center; the Henry Booth House at 2328 South Dearborn; and Parkway Community House at 500 East 67th Street.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Birth control clinics--United States--20th century
Charities--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Charities--United States--20th century
Child care services--United States--20th century
Community centers--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Community centers--United States--20th century
Community organization--United States--20th century
Education--United States--20th century
Family planning services--United States--20th century
Juvenile delinquency--United States--20th century
Poverty--United States--20th century
Race relations
Social service--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Social service--United States--20th century
Social settlements--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Social settlements--United States--20th century
Social work with youth--United States--20th century
Social workers--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Social workers--In-service training--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Social workers--United States--20th century
Urban renewal--United States--20th century
Volunteer workers in social service--United States--20th century
Working class--United States--20th century
Youth--Employment--United States--20th century
Persons:
Drake, St. Clair
Herrick, Mary J. (Mary Josephine), 1895-
Hillman, Arthur, 1909-
Organizations:
Hull House Association
National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. Training Center--Archives
National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers--Archives
Genre/Form:
Announcements
Audiotapes
Correspondence
Financial records
Interviews
Lists
Minutes
Newsletters
Newspaper clippings
Programs
Questionnaires
Reports
Transcripts
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Economic conditions--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Race relations--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century
South Side (Chicago, Ill.)
United States--Race relations--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in seven series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Events and programming materials, 1960-1971 (box 1)
Series 2. Congressional hearings transcripts, 1967-1972 (box 2)
Series 3. Race relations study materials, 1964-1965 (box 3-12; sound at 0MM-67)
Series 4. Neighborhood organization study materials, 1965-1967 (box 13-15)
Series 5. Course materials, 1962-1965 (box 15-27)
Series 6. Other studies materials, 1967-1969 (box 28-31)
Series 7. Administrative files, 1960-1971 (box 32-41)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Laura Alagna using Oxygen editor, 2016; revised by Julie Wroblewski, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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