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Guide to the University of Chicago Woodlawn Social Services Center Records 1960-1984

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

University of Chicago. Woodlawn Social Services Center. Records

Dates:

1960-1984

Size:

10 linear feet (14 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

The Woodlawn Social Services Center (also called SSC, or the Social Services Center) was established in 1969 as a branch of the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Social Service Administration. SSC sought to centralize the provision of social services in Chicago's Woodlawn neighbourhood while remaining active in social work education and research. This collection contains committee minutes, correspondence and memoranda, conference proceedings, grant and project proposals, maps and blueprints, publications, reports, syllabi, and student work. Material addresses the founding of SSC and the implementation of its academic and community programs between 1961 and 1984.

Information on Use

Access

Series III contains budgets and faculty appointment letters that are restricted for 50 years. This series also contains student grades and evaluations, restricted for 80 years; and client case files, restricted for 80 years.

The remainder of the collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: University of Chicago. Woodlawn Social Services Center. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Woodlawn Social Services Center (also known as SSC, or the Social Services Center) was a branch of the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Social Service Administration. Founded in 1920 to continue the work of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy, SSA had became a model for innovation in social work education by the 1960s.The establishment of the SSC in 1969 represented one such initiative, combining professional education and research with social welfare in Chicago's Woodlawn neighbourhood.

Woodlawn, the neighbourhood immediately south of the University of Chicago, is bounded north to south by 60th and 67th Streets and west to east by King Drive and Lake Michigan. Originally a working-class white and immigrant area, racial tensions and declining housing conditions caused "white flight" during the 1950s. Escalating gang warfare contributed to the departure of middle-class African-Americans, and by the 1960s Woodlawn was one of Chicago's poorest and most dangerous neighbourhoods. Subsequent plans to expand the university campus southward put the University and Woodlawn communities at odds.

These conditions prompted SSA to stabilize and strengthen relations with Woodlawn residents. The Woodlawn Social Services Center, located behind SSA at 61st Street and Drexel Avenue, was funded by federal agencies and the University. SSC sought to centralize the provision of social services. By housing child care, employment and legal aid, and a health clinic under one roof, it hoped to better evaluate and address Woodlawn's specific needs. SSC also forged relationships with local groups such as The Woodlawn Organization (TWO). TWO, initially formed to oppose University expansion and promote the community's "self-determination," became responsible for nominating a residents' advisory committee to help develop SSC programs and policies.

Scope Note

This collection is divided into three series:

Series I: Administration, contains correspondence, grant proposals, maps and blueprints, minutes, publicity material, and reports, related to the establishment of the SSC. Material spans 1960-1970.

Series II: Programs, contains material related to SSC courses and community projects. It includes committee minutes, conference proceedings, correspondence, proposals, publications, reports, syllabi, and student work. It spans 1961-1984.

Series III: Restricted, contains restricted budget materials, case work files, faculty appointments and evaluations, and student grades.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

University of Chicago. School of Social Service Administration. 1956-1969

University of Chicago. School of Social Service Administration. 1969-1978

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Administration

This series contains correspondence and memoranda, grant proposals, maps and blueprints, minutes, publicity material, and reports, related to the establishment of the SSC. Material spans 1960-1970.

Box 1    Folder 1

Advisory Board minutes, 1969

Box 1    Folder 2

Aid to Families with Dependent Children, grant proposal, 1967

Box 1    Folder 3-4

Audio-visual equipment, invoices and information, 1967-1968

Box 1    Folder 5

Brieland, Donald, correspondence, 1967-1969

Box 1    Folder 6

Building regulations, 1969

Box 1    Folder 7-10

Building specifications, 1968

Box 2   Folder 1-2

Building specifications, 1968

Box 2   Folder 3

Chicago Board of Health, correspondence, 1968-1969

Box 2   Folder 4

Child Welfare Facility, progress report, 1965-1966

Box 2   Folder 5-9

Child Welfare Research Grant, proposals, 1966-1969

Box 2   Folder 10

Computation Center, accounts and memoranda, 1968-1969

Box 2   Folder 11

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), grant proposals, 1966

Box 3   Folder 1-3

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), grant proposals, 1966-1968

Box 3   Folder 4

Development and planning, memoranda and reports, 1969

Box 3   Folder 5

Fact sheet, 1966

Box 3   Folder 6

Fact sheet, revised, undated

Box 3   Folder 7

Federal programs information, 1963

Box 3   Folder 8

Fundraising and gifts, correspondence, 1967-1969

Box 3   Folder 9

"Goals of the Center," 1966

Box 3   Folder 10

Grants, forms and instructions, 1965-1969

Box 4   Folder 1

Grant proposal, circa 1965-1966

Box 4   Folder 2

Groundbreaking information, 1968

Box 4   Folder 3

Hausner and Mascai Architects, correspondence, 1966-1969

Box 4   Folder 4

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, correspondence, 1968-1969

Box 4   Folder 5

Interior and furniture, correspondence, 1969

Box 4   Folder 6

Maps, circa 1967

Box 4   Folder 7

New Haven, Berkeley, and Washington models for development, 1967-1970

Box 4   Folder 8

Personnel applications, 1966-1969

Box 4   Folder 9

"Profile of the South Madison Urban Renewal Project," 1966-1967

Box 4   Folder 10

Progress report, 1967-1968

Box 4   Folder 11

Projects to Advance Creativity in Education (PACE), grant proposal, 1967

Box 4   Folder 12-15

Publicity and press releases, 1960-1968

Box 5   Folder 1

Report to Governor Ogilvie, 1971

Box 5   Folder 2

Rosenheim, Margaret, memoranda and proposals, 1966-1967

Box 5   Folder 3

"Roxbury Multi-Service Center: Its Operations and Clientele," 1968

Box 5   Folder 4

Staff meeting minutes, 1967-1970

Box 5   Folder 5-6

"A Summary of the Social Services Center Project," circa 1968-1969

Box 5   Folder 7

Telephone services, memoranda, 1969

Box 5   Folder 8

University of Chicago architect, memoranda, 1969

Box 5   Folder 9

University of Chicago Law Department, correspondence, 1969

Box 5   Folder 10

University of Chicago Office of legal Counsel, correspondence, 1968-1969

Box 5   Folder 11

University of Chicago Women's Board, memoranda, 1968

Box 5   Folder 12

"The Western Reserve University Service Program," 1967

Box 5   Folder 13

"The Woodlawn Mental Health Center: A Community Mental Health Center Model," 1966

Box FOLDER 1

Chicago Department of City Planning, map of South Side Section 15, 1964

Box FOLDER 1

Chicago Department of City Planning, map of South Side Section 16, 1964

Box FOLDER 1

Hyde Park-Kenwood Urban Renewal Project, map, 1960

Box FOLDER 1

SSC floor plan, 1964

Box FOLDER 1

SSC floor plan, 1967

Box FOLDER 1

SSC preliminary landscaping map, 1967

Series II: Programs

This series is divided into four subseries:

Subseries 1: Committees, contains meeting minutes and reports generated by faculty committees, 1965-1970.

Subseries 2: Curriculum and Field Work, contains syllabi and teaching materials, proposals and reports on curriculum development, and field work information and reports. It includes admissions information and student work. Material spans 1967-1981.

Subseries 3: Urban Community Problems Seminar, 1968-1969, contains student papers presented at this seminar during the 1968-1969 school year.

Subseries 4: Other Agencies and Projects, contains correspondence, proposals, and reports related to SSC's community involvement and its partnerships with other social welfare organizations. It includes conference proceedings and publications relevant to social welfare policy. Material spans 1961-1984.

Subseries 1: Committees

Box 5   Folder 14

Ad-hoc Committee, 1969

Box 5   Folder 15

Day Care Committee, 1969-1970

Box 5   Folder 16-17

Faculty Committee, 1967-1968

Box 5   Folder 18

Public Assistance Committee, 1967

Box 5   Folder 19-20

Subcommittee on Educational Design, 1966-1969

Box 6   Folder 1

Visiting Committee, 1965-1969

Box 6   Folder 2

Woodlawn Coordinating Committee, 1968

Subseries 2: Curriculum and Field Work

Box 6   Folder 3

Applications, 1972

Box 6   Folder 4

Brown, Edwin G., C.V., undated

Box 6   Folder 5

Class schedules, 1969-1970

Box 6   Folder 6

Cohen, Josh, field work notes, 1971

Box 6   Folder 7

Cohen, Josh, memorandum, 1973

Box 6   Folder 8

Community work placements, correspondence, 1967

Box 6   Folder 9

Course bibliographies, 1971

Box 6   Folder 10

Course reading lists, 1968-1970

Box 6   Folder 11-16

Curriculum development, proposals and reports, 1968-1970

Box 6   Folder 17

Diagnostic assignments, undated

Box 7   Folder 1

Education progress report, 1968

Box 7   Folder 2

Exam questions, 1967-1968

Box 7   Folder 3

Faculty identification cards, undated

Box 7   Folder 4-5

Field work, interviews and questionnaires, undated

Box 7   Folder 6

Field work, minutes, 1969

Box 7   Folder 7-11

Field work, placements and planning information, 1968-1970

Box 7   Folder 12

"Generalist Methods" course assignments, 1967-1970

Box 7   Folder 13-14

"Generalist Methods" course notes, 1968-1969, undated

Box 7   Folder 15

Generalist Program, history, 1972

Box 7   Folder 16-17

Generalist Program Materials Handbook, 1979-1981

Box 8

Folders1-2: Generalist Program, teaching materials, 1971-1972, undated

Box 8   Folder 3-4

Generalist Program, minutes, 1970-1973

Box 8   Folder 5

Generalist Program, report, 1973

Box 8   Folder 6

"Group Methods" syllabus, 1969

Box 8   Folder 7

"Group Teaching in Field Instruction," undated

Box 8   Folder 8

Hudson, Walter, dissertation proposal, 1970

Box 8   Folder 9

Hudson, Walter, papers on research methods, 1969

Box 9   Folder 1

Lieberman, L., seminar notes, undated

Box 9   Folder 2

Schwartz, Arthur, research plan, 1967

Box 9   Folder 3

SSC retreat scehdule, 1969

Box 9   Folder 4

Special Educational Program for Experienced Workers ("March Program"), registration, 1968

Box 9   Folder 5

Student registration questionnaire, 1969

Box 9   Folder 6-9

Student project proposals, 1969

Box 9   Folder 10

Student recommendations for the program, 1969

Subseries 3: Urban Community Problems Seminar, 1968-1969

Box 9   Folder 11

Seminar materials

Box 9   Folder 12-15

Paper titles and abstracts

Box 9   Folder 16

"Administration in a Public Assistance Agency," Memra Taylor

Box 9   Folder 17

"Agency X," Helen Kinney

Box 9   Folder 18

"Agency X," Marjorie Mayo

Box 9   Folder 19

"Black News Media"

Box 9   Folder 20

"Block Clubs in Woodlawn," Bette Jo Row

Box 9   Folder 21

"Chicago's Excluded Child Phenomenon," Vernon Hanson

Box 9   Folder 22

"Child Welfare and Family Services in Woodlawn," Janet Bruin

Box 9   Folder 23

"The Community Family Health Center," Jonas Bagdonas

Box 9   Folder 24

"A Community Mental Health Center," Carole Alexander

Box 9   Folder 25

"Considerations Re: A Mental Health Agency in the SSC," Craig Nicholson

Box 9   Folder 26

"Cook County Public Assistance," Jacqueline Jackson

Box 9   Folder 27

"Day Care Center," Sarah Trice

Box 10   Folder 1

"The Day Care Program of Woodlawn SSC," Kerry Dilson

Box 10   Folder 2

"Developing a Mental Health Agency in a Deprived Community," Evelyn Angert

Box 10   Folder 3

"Emergency and Information Referral Components of SSC," William Goss

Box 10   Folder 4

"Employment Training," Gail Seeman

Box 10   Folder 5

"Formulation of a Day Care Facility," Jean Ames

Box 10   Folder 6

"Gangs in Woodlawn," Jeremiah Killey

Box 10   Folder 7

"General Health and Hospitals,"

Box 10   Folder 8

"Group Services: Chicago Boys Club, Parkway Community House, YMCA," William Williams

Box 10   Folder 9

"Housing and Urban Renewal," Joan Beerhalter

Box 10   Folder 10

"Joint Youth Redevelopment Committee," George Wagner

Box 10   Folder 11

"Legal Aid," N.C. Dent

Box 10   Folder 12

"The Legal Aid Agency in Woodlawn SSC," Elsa Benham

Box 10   Folder 13

"The Legal Aid Component of the Woodlawn SSC," Charles Brown

Box 10   Folder 14

"Legal Services in Woodlawn," Susan Felder

Box 10   Folder 15

"Maternal and Child Health in Woodlawn," Lorraine Wallach

Box 10   Folder 16

"Mental Health," Elissa Martino

Box 10   Folder 17

"Mental Health Agency Model," Wilford Hepburn

Box 10   Folder 18

"Model Cities for Woodlawn: A Source of Conflict," Vivian Golan

Box 10   Folder 19

"Narcotic Addiction," John Green

Box 10   Folder 20

"Parent Groups Concerning Education," Joan Pechanec

Box 10   Folder 21

"Plan for the Public Aid Agency at the SCC," Francisco Collazo

Box 10   Folder 22

"Plans for a Health Agency in the Woodlawn SSC"

Box 10   Folder 23

"Police and the Woodlawn Community," Charles Andrew Pfeiffer

Box 10   Folder 24

"Proposal for the Medical Center," Bernice Kimbrough

Box 10   Folder 25

"Proposal for a Mental Health Agency," Jane Weinberg

Box 10   Folder 26

"Public Aid in the Social Services," Sheldon Stolowich

Box 10   Folder 27

"Public Assistance in the SSC," Jimmy Rush

Box 10   Folder 28

"Public Assistance in Woodlawn," William Harrell

Box 10   Folder 29

"Services Available Through the Woodlawn Urban Progress Center," Sharon Marston

Box 10   Folder 30

"Tutoring Projects in Woodlawn," Larry Drill

Box 10   Folder 31

"Woodlawn Church Research," Adrienne Dianne Kraft

Box 10   Folder 32

"The Woodlawn Experimental Schools Project," Jacqueline Crawford

Box 10   Folder 33

"The Woodlawn Organization," Kathleen Billups

Box 10   Folder 34

"Woodlawn Services Council, 1961-1968," Carole Moller

Box 10   Folder 35

"Woodlawn Welfare Rights Organizations," Paulette Wolfson

Subseries 4: Other Agencies and Projects

Box 10   Folder 36

"Behaviour Research Action in the Social Sciences (BRASS)," correspondence, 1984

Box 10   Folder 37

Berkeley Community Social Service Project, report, 1968

Box 11   Folder 1

Brandeis conference, proceedings, 1968

Box 11   Folder 2

"Black Identity and the Helping Person," 1968

Box 11   Folder 3

Center for Urban Studies, colloquium, 1969

Box 11   Folder 4

Center for Urban Studies, report, 1968

Box 11   Folder 5

"Changing Race Relations: Impact On and Implications For Jewish Casework Agencies," 1964

Box 11   Folder 6

Chicago Alcoholic Treatment Center, annual report, 1965

Box 11   Folder 7

Chicago Child Care Society, report, 1968

Box 11   Folder 8

Chicago Economic Development Corporation, Second Progress Report, 1968

Box 11   Folder 9

Chicago Lying-in Hospital, annual report, 1968-1969

Box 11   Folder 10

Child Welfare Conference, proceedings, 1968

Box 11   Folder 11

City of Chicago Model Cities Program, correspondence, 1973

Box 11   Folder 12

Columbia University Planning Committee, survey, 1967

Box 11   Folder 13

Community relations, correspondence, 1967

Box 11   Folder 14

"A Community Study: East Woodlawn Problems, Programs, Proposals," 1963

Box 11   Folder 15

Cook County Department of Public Aid, report, 1969

Box 12   Folder 1-2

Component agencies, memoranda and minutes, 1968

Box 12   Folder 3

Computer Science Summer Institute, registration, 1968

Box 12   Folder 4

Day Care Services in Woodlawn Conference, proceedings, 1969

Box 12   Folder 5

"Factors Associated With Potential Use of Casework Service," 1961

Box 12   Folder 6-7

Family Resource Center, proposals and fundraising, 1983-1984

Box 12   Folder 8

"Federal Day Care Requirements," 1969

Box 12   Folder 9

Fifth Ward Health Committee, health center proposal, undated

Box 12   Folder 10

Hyde Park-Kenwood community organizations, correspondence and data, 1962-1965

Box 12   Folder 11

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, budget, 1970

Box 12   Folder 12

Illinois Department of Corrections, Juvenile Division, statistical summary, 1969

Box 12   Folder 13

Illinois Department of Public Aid, proposal, 1969

Box 13   Folder 1

Mandel Legal Aid Clinic and United Charities, correspondence and reports, 1969

Box 13   Folder 2

Maternal and Child Care Center, casework, 1967

Box 13   Folder 3

Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago, public meeting, 1969

Box 13   Folder 4

"Proposals for Social Welfare Testing Project," 1969

Box 13   Folder 5

Service Agencies Council of Woodlawn, correspondence, 1969

Box 13   Folder 6

"The Social Power of the Negro," 1969

Box 13   Folder 7

SSC data bank, undated

Box 13   Folder 8

Three-Schools Conference, correspondence, 1969

Box 13   Folder 9

United Charities, correspondence, 1967-1968

Box 13   Folder 10

"Urban Dynamics," proposal draft, 1969

Box 13   Folder 11

VA Hospitals, brochure, 1968

Box 13   Folder 12

Welfare Council, publications list, undated

Box 13   Folder 13

Woodlawn Experimental Schools, project overview, 1967

Box 13   Folder 14

The Woodlawn Organization (TWO), clippings and correspondence, 1969

Box 13   Folder 15-16

Woodlawn Service Program Final Report, 1972

Box 13   Folder 17

YWCA, correspondence, 1969

Box 13   Folder 18

"Zupstan Proposal for Perinatal Health," 1967

Series III: Restricted

This series contains restricted budget materials, case work files, faculty appointments and evaluations, and student grades.

Box 14   Folder 1

Budget, 1966-1970

Box 14   Folder 2

Case work files, 1967-1968

Box 14   Folder 3

Faculty appointment, 1968

Box 14   Folder 4-6

Faculty evaluations, 1967-1969

Box 14   Folder 7

Legal aid correspondence, 1968-1969

Box 14   Folder 8-9

Research associate appointments, 1969

Box 14   Folder 10-13

Student grades, 1968-1972