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Guide to the Northwestern University Settlement Association Records Photographs 1890/1991

Overview of the Collection

Northwestern University Settlement (Chicago, Ill.)

Title:

Northwestern University Settlement Association Records Photographs

Dates:

1890-1991

Size:

7.00

Repository:

Northwestern University Archives

Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Abstract:

The photographs in this series document the Northwestern University Settlement Association from 1890 — 1991. Prints as well as safety film negatives are included. This collection includes many of the photographs that appear in The Worn Doorstep by Mark Wukas.

Historical Note

The Northwestern University Settlement Association was founded in 1891 by a group of administrators and faculty from Northwestern University in order to provide social services, educational programs, referrals, and emergency relief to a poor immigrant neighborhood on Chicago's near northwest side. In 1901, after three moves, the Settlement was established in the building at 1400 West Augusta where it continues to operate as a community center.

Early Settlement activities centered around acculturating the largely immigrant population of the 16th Ward and included a picture loan service, a small library, and dance and music classes. Shortly after its founding, though, the Settlement began to offer additional eleemosynary services relating to public health and hygiene. During the Great Depression, the Settlement suspended many of its regular programs in order to dispense food, fuel, clothing and medicine to needy families. During World War II, the Settlement became a draft registration center and played an active role in various home front activities. In the 1950s and 1960s the Settlement greatly expanded its network to civic, service, social, fraternal, veteran and church organizations and offered many more citizenship and English classes. In the early 1980's, a project to establish an online database for the Settlement program records was initiated. Prior to that time, all program records had been handwritten on index cards and filed in thousands of family files.

For additional historical background on the Settlement, see the historical summary which forms a part of the descriptive inventory for Series 41/1, the General Administrative Records. See also the informal history prepared for the Settlement's centennial, <emph render="italic">The Worn Doorstep</emph>, by Mark Wukas (Chicago: Northwestern University Settlement Association, 1991).

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Northwestern University Settlement (Chicago, Ill.)--Photographs

Topical Term

Social settlements--Illinois--Chicago--Photographs

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

These photographs were separated from Accession #90-160, donated to the University Archives by the Northwestern University Settlement via Executive Director Ron Manderschied and Doris Overboe on October 15, 1990.

Processing Information

Rachel Erlich, July 1996.

Separated Materials

Nitrate negatives have been filed separately in the negative filing cabinet in Room 111B.

Conditions Governing Access

None.

Related Materials

The records' original arrangement, in alphabetical order by subject, was retained, but several large, coherent categories were separated from the General Administrative Files, organized separately, and assigned their own series numbers.

Series 41/1: General Administrative Files, 1891-1995 (73 boxes)

Series 41/2: Case Files, 1908-1976 (79 boxes)

Series 41/3: Delinquent Boys Case Files, 1929-31, 1938-9 (5 boxes)

Series 41/4: Financial Records, 1918-1971

Series 41/5: Clubs and Classes Attendance and Registration Cards, 1936-1953 (25 boxes)

Series 41/6: Photographs, 1890-1991 (8 boxes)

Series 41/7: Scrapbooks, 1892-1984 (20 boxes)

Series 41/8: Evanston Woman's Board, 1911-1990 (7 boxes)

Series 41/9: North Shore Junior Board, 1937-1992 (14 boxes)

Series 41/10: Lenora E. Clark Diary, 1906-1910 (1 box)

Series 41/11: Food Client Records, 1985-1986 (3 boxes)

Arrangement of Materials

The photographs in this series are organized either alphabetically by subject or chronologically by year. Boxes 1-4 contain photographs arranged by subject. Boxes 4-6 contain photographs arranged by year. Many of the photographs in this series are not labeled or dated. Unidentified photographs are arranged by format (i.e. size) in Box 4.

Scope and Contents

The photographs in this series document the Northwestern University Settlement Association from 1890 — 1991. Prints as well as safety film negatives are included. This collection includes many of the photographs that appear in The Worn Doorstep by Mark Wukas. The photographs in box 4, labeled “1991 Book Pictures” may have been considered for inclusion in the Wukas book.

Box 7 contains photographs from the family of Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski. Safety film negatives are included with the prints. Nitrate film negatives have been filed in Room 111B.

INVENTORY

Photographs by Year

Box 4

Folder 26

Photographs

1890-1899

Box 4

Folder 27

1991 Book Pictures

1890-1907

Box 4

Folder 28

1991 Book Pictures

1890-1907

Box 4

Folder 29

1991 Book Pictures

1890-1907

Box 4

Folder 30

1991 Book Pictures

1890-1907

Box 4

Folder 31

1991 Book Pictures

1907-1950

Box 4

Folder 32

1991 Book Pictures

1907-1950

Box 4

Folder 33

Unidentified Photographs

c. 1900

Box 5

Folder 1

Photographs

1900-1910

Box 5

Folder 2

Photographs

1900-1910

Box 5

Folder 3

Photographs

1900-1910

Box 5

Folder 4

Photographs

1900-1910

Box 5

Folder 5

Photographs

1900-1910

Box 5

Folder 6

Photographs

1900-1910

Box 5

Folder 7

Photographs

1911-1920

Box 5

Folder 8

Photographs

1911-1920

Box 5

Folder 9

Photographs

1921-1930

Box 5

Folder 10

Photographs

1921-1930

Box 5

Folder 11

Photographs

1921-1930

Box 5

Folder 12

Photographs

1931-1940

Box 5

Folder 13

Photographs

1931-1940

Box 5

Folder 14

Photographs

1931-1940

Box 5

Folder 15

Photographs

1941-1950

Box 5

Folder 16

Photographs

1941-1950

Box 5

Folder 17

Photographs

1941-1950

Box 5

Folder 18

Photographs

1941-1950

Box 5

Folder 19

Photographs

1951-1960

Box 5

Folder 20

Photos with Negatives

c. 1960

Box 6

Folder 1

Photographs

1961-1970

Box 6

Folder 2

Photographs

1971-1980

Box 6

Folder 3

Photographs

1971-1980

Box 6

Folder 4

Photographs

1981-1990

Box 6

Folder 5

Photographs

1981-1990

Box 6

Folder 6

Cubs Game, Winnetka Board, Camp

1990

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski

Box 7

Folder 1

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski, Portrait at age 8

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 2

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Album

c. 1900

Box 7

Folder 3

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Album

c. 1900

Box 7

Folder 4

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 5

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 6

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 7

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 8

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 9

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 10

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 11

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 12

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 13

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 14

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 15

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 16

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 17

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 18

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 19

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 20

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 21

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 22

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 23

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 24

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 25

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 26

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 27

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 28

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 29

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 30

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 31

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 32

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 33

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 34

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 7

Folder 35

Helen Loth Blomgren Rachwalski Family Photos

n.d.

Box 1

Folder 1

Allison Gym

1912, 1951

Box 1

Folder 2

Allison Gym

1951

Box 1

Folder 3

Antique Show

1971

Box 1

Folder 4

Antique Show

1971

Box 1

Folder 5

Annual Meeting and Dinner

1922

Box 1

Folder 6

Annual Meeting and Dinner

1940-1970

Box 1

Folder 7

Annual Meeting and Dinner, 75th Anniversary

1966

Box 1

Folder 8

Annual Meeting and Dinner, 75th Anniversary Book

1966

Box 1

Folder 9

Annual Meeting and Dinner, 75th Anniversary Book

1966

Box 1

Folder 10

Annual Meeting and Dinner

c. 1970

Box 1

Folder 11

Annual Meeting and Dinner, 80th Anniversary

1971

Box 1

Folder 12

Annual Meeting and Dinner

1975

Box 1

Folder 13

Annual Meeting and Dinner

1977

Box 1

Folder 14

Annual Meeting and Dinner

1977

Box 1

Folder 15

Annual Meeting and Dinner

1977

Box 1

Folder 16

Annual Meeting and Dinner

1979

Box 1

Folder 17

Annual Meeting and Dinner, Centennial Bulletin Board Display

1991

Box 1

Folder 18

Annual Meeting and Dinner, Centennial Bulletin Board Display

1991

Box 1

Folder 19

Annual Meeting and Dinner, Centennial Bulletin Board Display

1991

Box 1

Folder 20

Annual Meeting of the Neighborhood Guild

c. 1945

Box 1

Folder 21

Apple Carving

1946-1947

Box 1

Folder 22

Art Class

n.d.

Box 1

Folder 23

Athletic Trophies Office

c. 1960

Box 1

Folder 24

Baby Tents

1909

Box 1

Folder 25

Baseball

c. 1890

Box 1

Folder 26

Basketball

n.d.

Box 1

Folder 27

Basketball

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 1

Boy Scouts

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 2

Boy Scouts

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 3

Boy Scouts

1917

Box 2

Folder 4

Buildings, Neighborhoods, Homes

c. 1900

Box 2

Folder 5

Buildings, Neighborhoods, Homes

1914

Box 2

Folder 6

Buildings, Neighborhoods, Homes

c. 1945

Box 2

Folder 7

Buildings, Neighborhoods, Homes

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 8

Children

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 9

Children

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 10

Children

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 11

Christmas

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 12

Christmas

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 13

Christmas, Continental National Bank

1972

Box 2

Folder 14

Contact Sheet

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 15

Cooking Class

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 16

Cooking Class

1950, n.d.

Box 2

Folder 17

Curiosity Club

1941

Box 2

Folder 18

Dance Group

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 19

Discussion Group for Teenagers

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 20

Easter

1941

Box 2

Folder 21

Easter Parade

1914

Box 2

Folder 22

English Class Teachers

1911-1912

Box 2

Folder 23

Family Photographs

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 24

Game Room

1907

Box 2

Folder 25

Game Room

1958

Box 2

Folder 26

Game Room

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 27

Girls Recreation Club

1907

Box 2

Folder 28

Girl Scouts

1958

Box 2

Folder 29

Gloner Room

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 30

Group Photographs

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 31

Group Photographs

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 32

Group Photographs

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 33

Guild Hall

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 34

Guild Hall Players

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 35

Harlem Globetrotters

c. 1951

Box 2

Folder 36

Harvest Festival

1946

Box 2

Folder 37

Home Culture Club

1907

Box 2

Folder 38

Home Culture Club

1907

Box 2

Folder 39

Homemakers

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 40

House in the Woods

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 41

House in the Woods

n.d.

Box 2

Folder 42

House in the Woods

c. 1940

Box 3

Folder 1

Junior Board

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 2

Junior Board

1950

Box 3

Folder 3

Kindergarten

1909

Box 3

Folder 4

Kindergarten

1942

Box 3

Folder 5

Kindergarten

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 6

Kindergarten

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 7

Kiwanis Club

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 8

March of Dimes Drive

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 9

Mothers' League

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 10

Mothers' League

1927

Box 3

Folder 11

Music Class

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 12

National Federation of Settlements

1920

Box 3

Folder 13

Nature Study

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 14

North Shore Country Day School

1941

Box 3

Folder 15

Northwestern University Settlement House, Exterior

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 16

Northwestern University Settlement House, Exterior

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 17

Northwestern University Settlement House, Exterior

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 18

Northwestern University Settlement House, Exterior

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 19

Northwestern University Settlement House, Exterior

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 20

Northwestern University Settlement House, Interior

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 21

Northwestern University Settlement House, Interior

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 22

Northwestern University Settlement House, Interior

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 23

Northwestern University Settlement House, Interior

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 24

Northwestern University Settlement House, Interior

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 25

Oak Park-River Forest

c. 1960

Box 3

Folder 26

Old Shoes Program

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 27

Old-Timers

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 28

Old-Timers

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 29

Old-Timers, Seniors

1960

Box 3

Folder 30

Old-Timers, Golden Agers

1978

Box 3

Folder 31

Old-Timers, Senior Citizen Halloween Party

1980

Box 3

Folder 32

People

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 33

People

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 34

Performances, Plays, Costumes

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 35

Performances, Plays, Costumes

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 36

Picnics

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 37

Picnics

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 38

Playground

1914, 1936, n.d.

Box 3

Folder 39

Playground

1962

Box 3

Folder 40

Pollyannas

1929

Box 3

Folder 41

Postcards

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 42

Puppet Group

1960

Box 3

Folder 43

Rachwalski, Michael

1947-1981

Box 3

Folder 44

Rachwalski, Michael

1947-1981

Box 3

Folder 45

Rachwalski, Michael

1947-1981

Box 3

Folder 46

Rachwalski, Michael

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 1

Rachwalski, Michael- Retirement Party

1981

Box 4

Folder 2

Red Cross

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 3

Red Cross

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 4

Red Feather Kids

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 5

Roosevelt Club

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 6

Roosevelt Club

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 7

Service Club

c. 1940

Box 4

Folder 8

Sewing/Dressmaking Class

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 9

Sewing/Dressmaking Class

1892, n.d.

Box 4

Folder 10

Sportman's Park Benefit

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 11

Stehman Family

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 12

Summer Playschool

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 13

Vittum, Harriet

1907-1947

Box 4

Folder 14

Vittum, Harriet

1907-1947

Box 4

Folder 15

Vittum, Harriet

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 16

Vocational Training Circle

c. 1930

Box 4

Folder 17

Weddings

1939, n.d.

Box 4

Folder 18

Weddings

1942

Box 4

Folder 19

World War II Service Flag

c. 1940

Box 4

Folder 20

Unidentified Photographs (8x10" format)

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 21

Unidentified Photographs (5x7" format)

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 22

Unidentified Photographs (3x5" format)

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 23

Unidentified Photographs

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 24

Unidentified Photographs

n.d.

Box 4

Folder 25

Unidentified Photographs

n.d.