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Guide to the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers Records 1944-2001

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. Records

Dates:

1944-2001

Size:

.5 linear feet (1 box)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Founded in 1911 by Jane Addams, the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers later came to be called the United Neighborhood Centers of America, Inc. (UNCA). This collection consists of documents generated by the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. The documents in this collection pertain to both policies pursued by the Federation and the internal workings of its organization.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

Founded in 1911 by Jane Addams, the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers worked to solve social problems through local development and community involvement. In 1979, the Federation changed its name to the United Neighborhood Centers of America, Inc. (UNCA), though its mandate remained the same.

Scope Note

This collection consists of documents generated by the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. The documents in this collection pertain to both policies pursued by the Federation and the internal workings of its organization. These are organized chronologically, and include booklets, pamphlets, and conference proceedings.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

1944-1960

  • Clyde E. Murray, “New Horizons for the Settlement Movement," reprint, 1944
  • Proceedings from conference titled “Today’s Work – Keystone for the Future” and organized by the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers, 1951
  • Pamphlet titled “The Board of Directors of a Neighborhood Center,” 1960
  • Pamphlet titled “Standards for Neighborhood Centers,” 1960
Box 1   Folder 2

1962-1963

  • “Know Your Neighborhood: A Guide to Program Development in Neighborhood Centers,” 1962
  • Memo titled “Recommended Personnel Practices for Settlements and Neighborhood Centers,” 1962
  • “Welcoming Newcomers to Cities: Selected Papers on Intercultural Relations for Group Serving Agencies,” 1963
  • Proceedings from conference titled “The Role of the Arts in Neighborhood Life” and organized by the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers – Proceedings include copies of papers and a summary of questions and comments, 1963
  • John H. Ramey (executive director of the Hyde Park Neighborhood Club), “The Involvement of Staff, Participants and Total Agency in Social Action on the Local and State Level” – Typescript of talk delivered at the Midwest regional conference of the National Federation of Settlements, 1963
Box 1   Folder 3

1963-1964

  • Schedule for Community Services and Public Housing workshop to be held in Syracuse, 1963
  • Collection of papers presented at the Community Services and Public Housing workshop – Fern M. Colborn, “Procedures for Determining the Type of Services to be Developed in Public Housing,” Lillie Lynem, “General Settlement Services in Public Housing,” Beatrice McKibbin, “Family Consultant Service in Syracuse Housing,” Janet E. Weinandy, “Family Consultant Service in Syracuse Housing,” bibliography, 1964
Box 1   Folder 4

1964

  • Collection of papers presented at the Community Services and Public Housing workshop – Reba E. Choate, “New Approaches Possible in Working with Families Under the Public Welfare Amendments,” Emily Dalrymple, “General Description of Services for Families Now Being Carried Out,” Dorothy F. O’Neill, “The Elderly Develop Their Own Program,” “Neighborhood Development – A Self-Help Developmental Program,” Miriam S. Zimmerman, “Working with Young Children and Their Parents,” 1964
Box 1   Folder 5

1964-1965

  • Pamphlet titled “How Do You Start a Neighborhood Center?” 1964
  • Collection of papers titled “Social Group Work in the Administration of Group Services” – Elizabeth Lewis, “Social Group Work in the Administration of Group Services, or the “Rarely” Group Worker,” Betty Zippin Bassoff, “Putting the Plan to Work,” 1964
  • Whitney Young, “Civil Rights, Today and Tomorrow," typescript, 1964
  • “Job Classifications and Salary Standards," typescript, 1965
Box 1   Folder 6

1965

  • Booklet titled “Neighborhood and City – New Designs for the Settlement Movement,” 1965
  • Booklet titled “Structure and By-laws for a Neighborhood Center,” 1965
  • Booklet titled “Public Relations Manual,” 1965
  • Booklet titled “Young People and the World of Work,” 1965
Box 1   Folder 7

1966-1968

  • Booklet titled “Social Policy Platform,” 1966
  • Final Report on the New Day Care Programs for Neighborhood Centers as submitted to the Children’s Bureau, 1966
  • “Neighborhood Organization Study – Summary of Major Findings and Guidelines,” 1967
  • Booklet titled “Some Recent Books on Negro History and Literature: A Bibliography for Groups of All Ages,” 1968
Box 1   Folder 8

1968-1969

  • Proceedings from conference titled “The Settlement Worker and Inner-City Violence” and organized by the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers, 1968
  • Booklet titled “The Role of a Board of Directors: A Compilation of Resource Materials,” 1969
  • Booklet titled “Building Better Neighborhoods,” n.d.
  • Booklet titled “Responsibilities for Community Change,” n.d.
  • Booklet titled “Neighborhood Action on Local Problems,” n.d.
Box 1   Folder 9

2001

  • Bound volume with interleafed Neighborhood Center materials – Pamphlets, papers, reports, 2001