Hull House Association 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: 1889-1999
Extent: 92 Linear Feet
Finding Aid
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Biographical/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 Content 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.

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