Miriam Tyler papers




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


0.25 Linear feet




Tyler, Miriam

Biographical note

Miriam Tyler worked as a case worker for the Juvenile Protective Association from 1945 to 1955 in the section of the city bordered by Division St. on the north and 45th on the south. Miriam Tyler also lived in the Jane Club for eight years. In 1954, she left Chicago for the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia where she became the first visiting teacher in the Staunton Public Schools.

Scope and Contents note

This collection contains correspondence and articles about Hull-House, the Juvenile Protective Association and Jessie Binford. Correspondence and newspaper clippings within this collection illustrate the last two decades of Binford's life, including her role in the campaign to save Hull-House buildings from demolition in 1963. These holdings also include Juvenile Protective Association case reports from the 1940s and 1950s.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2009 November 30 by Lauren Kalal and Andrew Steadham.

Conditions Governing Access note

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

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Miriam Tyler donated Collection materials in 1977. Donated books were catalogued and moved to JAMC books.