Firman House.


Firman House records




University of Illinois at Chicago, Special Collections and University Archives Department at the Richard J. Daley Library


10.5 Linear feet



Historical note

The Firman House was founded circa 1872 as a Congregational Church mission and Sunday school and incorporated in 1912 as Firman House. It was moved into the Chicago Housing Authority’s Robert Taylor Homes in the mid-1960s. It specialized in community improvement and organization programs and working with the family in such areas as homemaking and referral services.

Scope and Contents note

The Firman House Records mainly reflect their later years as a social organization in the City of Chicago. This collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, flyers and pamphlets, financial records, administrative records, student health records, newspaper clippings, photographs and memos. The collection also reflects the work done by the following programs: Education for Life, Head Start, and the Firman House Preschool.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2009 November 18 by Bergis Jules and Lisa Calahan.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Received from the UIC History Department.