Arthur Hillman Papers

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: 1930-1965
Extent: 3.25 Linear Feet
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Biographical/Historical Note:
Arthur Hillman (1910-1985) was a board member and director of the Chicago training office of the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers as well as a professor of urban sociology at Roosevelt University. Associated with Roosevelt University since its founding in 1945, Hillman served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and chairman of the Sociology Department. In his work with the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Houses, Hillman made a survey of neighborhood and settlement houses in the country, visiting twenty-five cities, the publication of which resulted in the founding of the National Federation of Settlements Training Center in Chicago in 1960. Social workers were sent to the Training Center from Neighborhood Centers nationwide to receive instruction in juvenile delinquency, assisting mobile population groups, and urban renewal and planning research.

Scope and Content Note:
The Arthur Hillman Papers document Hillman's involvement with the National Federation of Settlements as member and director of the Federation's Training Center. Other topics documented in the collection include the redevelopment of the Hyde Park Kenwood and Woodlawn neighborhoods, the philosophy and work of organizer Saul Alinsky, juvenile delinquency, and urban housing patterns. The collection consists of annual reports, maps, publications, pamphlets, correspondence, and newspaper clippings, training manuals, reports, and speeches.

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