Firman House Records

Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago - Special Collections and University Archives
Richard J. Daley Library
801 S. Morgan St., Room 3-330
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-996-2742
Date: 1953-1966
Extent: 10.5 Linear Feet
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Biographical/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 Content 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.

Related Material: None