Hull House Association.


Hull House Association records




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


92.0 Linear feet


Bulk, 1963-1979



Historical note

In 1963, Hull-House, the world-famous social settlement house founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, moved from its original location in the Near West Side of Chicago and decentralized its services. The newly restructured Hull House Association became the administrative entity overseeing a confederation of affiliated organizations that included former settlement houses, newly created community centers, and a myriad of programs hosted in Hull House satellites. During the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, Hull House Association neighborhood centers offered a wide variety of social service, recreational, and educational activities and programs to their communities.

Scope and Contents note

The collection consists primarily of materials generated or collected by the central administrative office of Hull House Association and documents the history, leadership, activities, and mission of the organization. It also includes materials relating to the affiliates and the administrative records from two affiliate centers: the Jane Addams Center and the Uptown Center.

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.

Related Archival Materials note

Within this repository: Chicago Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers Collection, Clarence Darrow Community Center records, Henry Booth House records, Hull House Collection, Marcy-Newberry Center records, Lea Demarest Taylor Papers, Louise de Koven Bowen Papers.

Outside of this repository: National Federation of Settlements, Training Center at Hull-House records.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to this collection is restricted; please contact the holding institution for details.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Acquired from the Hull House Association.