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Guide to the Records of The Northwestern University Settlement Association Evanston Woman's Board 1911/1990

Overview of the Collection

Title:

Records of The Northwestern University Settlement Association Evanston Woman's Board

Dates:

1911-1990

Collector:

Northwestern University Settlement Association. Evanston Woman's Board

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:

Boxes 1-3 contain records relating to the “Dollar Letter” program, spanning the years from 1928 through 1979. The President's Records, 1958-1981 (Boxes 3-6), contain annual reports, meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, "Dollar Letters," financial records, and newspaper clippings. The Publicity Chair Notebook, 1968-1972, also contains meeting minutes and newspaper clippings. The Treasurer's Records, 1911-1983 (Boxes 6-7) contains deposit, withdrawal, and receipt records, dues payments, and “Dollar Letter” returns.

Historical Information

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.

The Evanston Woman's Board of the Northwestern University Settlement was formed in 1909 by Elizabeth Whitely and Clara Griswold to generate financial support for the Settlement. The annual fund raising campaign of the Evanston Woman's Board was the “Dollar Letter” program. Each member was responsible for raising $100 by sending letters asking for $1 pledges. The Evanston Woman's Board elected a President and other officers every two years and held regular meetings. For more information on the history of the Evanston Woman's Board see Box 3, folder 9.

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, "The Worn Doorstep," 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 Association. Evanston Woman's Board

Topical Term:

Social settlements--Illinois--Chicago

Social settlements--Illinois--Chicago--Administration

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

These records were separated from Accession #90-160, donated to the University Archives on October 15, 1990 by the Northwestern University Settlement via Ron Manderschied on October 15, 1990, and from Accession #94-70, donated to the University Archives on June 7, 1994 by the Northwestern University Settlement via Doris Overboe.

Processing Information

Rachel Erlich, August 1996

Separated Materials

1.5 cubic feet of duplicate and extraneous materials were discarded.

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 records in this series are organized alphabetically by subject.

Scope and Contents

All records have been removed from three-ringed binders in which they were originally kept.

Boxes 1-3 contain records relating to the “Dollar Letter” program, spanning the years from 1928 through 1979. The “Dollar Letter” Lists include the names of each Evanston Woman's Board member with the addresses of all the people that she sent pledge letters to and the amount of money received. Due to the different methods of recording and maintaining the address lists and the returns, the dates sometimes overlap. Materials relating to the “Dollar Letter” program are also included with the President's Records and the Treasurer's Records.

The President's Records, 1958-1981 (Boxes 3-6), contain annual reports, meeting agendas and minutes, correspondence, “Dollar Letters”, financial records, and newspaper clippings. The Publicity Chair Notebook, 1968-1972, also contains meeting minutes and newspaper clippings.

The Treasurer's Records, 1911-1983 (Boxes 6-7) contains deposit, withdrawal, and receipt records, dues payments, and “Dollar Letter” returns. The Treasurer's Reports include monthly and annual Treasurer's Reports, expense estimates, and some correspondence for the years 1956-1984.

INVENTORY

Box 1

Folder 1

Audit Reports

1933-1947

Box 1

Folder 2

Card Party

1941

Box 1

Folder 3

Clippings

1958-1986

Box 1

Folder 4

Correspondence, General

1949-1969

Box 1

Folder 5

Correspondence, General

1970-1983

Box 1

Folder 6

Correspondence, Northwestern University Settlement

1960-1979

Box 1

Folder 7

Dollar Letters and Instructions

1928-1963

Box 1

Folder 8

Dollar Letter Lists

1933-1937

Box 1

Folder 9

Dollar Letter Lists

1934

Box 1

Folder 10

Dollar Letter Lists

1942-1943

Box 1

Folder 11

Dollar Letter Lists

1943

Box 1

Folder 12

Dollar Letter Lists

1944-1948

Box 1

Folder 13

Dollar Letter Lists

1944-1948

Box 1

Folder 14

Dollar Letter Lists

1945-1949

Box 2

Folder 1

Dollar Letter Lists

1946-1947

Box 2

Folder 2

Dollar Letter Lists

1947-1948

Box 2

Folder 3

Dollar Letter Lists

1949-1951

Box 2

Folder 4

Dollar Letter Lists

1949-1953

Box 2

Folder 5

Dollar Letter Lists

1951-1953

Box 2

Folder 6

Dollar Letter Lists

1951-1955

Box 2

Folder 7

Dollar Letter Lists

1951-1955

Box 2

Folder 8

Dollar Letter Lists

1952-1953

Box 2

Folder 9

Dollar Letter Lists

1953-1955

Box 2

Folder 10

Dollar Letter Lists

1954-1959

Box 2

Folder 11

Dollar Letter Lists

1955-1956

Box 2

Folder 12

Dollar Letter Lists

1955-1962

Box 2

Folder 13

Dollar Letter Lists

1956-1964

Box 2

Folder 14

Dollar Letter Lists

1957-1958

Box 2

Folder 15

Dollar Letter Lists

1958-1959

Box 2

Folder 16

Dollar Letter Lists

1960-1963

Box 3

Folder 1

Dollar Letter Lists

1962-1965

Box 3

Folder 2

Dollar Letter Lists

1965-1974

Box 3

Folder 3

Dollar Letter Lists

1967

Box 3

Folder 4

Dollar Letter Lists

1974-1979

Box 3

Folder 5

Dollar Letter Reports

1947-1950

Box 3

Folder 6

Finance Chairman, Annual Reports

1962-1990

Box 3

Folder 7

Finance Chairman, Investment Recommendations

1969-1977

Box 3

Folder 8

Glover Room Decorating Project

1961

Box 3

Folder 9

History of the Evanston Woman's Board

1978

Box 3

Folder 10

Insurance

1971

Box 3

Folder 11

Membership Directory

1934, 1935

Box 3

Folder 12

Membership Directory

1946, 1947, 1948

Box 3

Folder 13

Members and Officers

1951-1956, 1972-1974

Box 3

Folder 14

Photographs

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 15

Photographs

n.d.

Box 3

Folder 16

President, Annual Reports

1969-1971

Box 3

Folder 17

President, Records, Louise Turnbull

1958

Box 3

Folder 18

President, Records, Louise Turnbull

1959

Box 3

Folder 19

President, Records, Carolyn Morrison

1960

Box 3

Folder 20

President, Records, Carolyn Morrison

1961

Box 4

Folder 1

President, Records, Kathleen Haight

1962

Box 4

Folder 2

President, Records, Kathleen Haight

1963

Box 4

Folder 3

President, Records, Grace Suhr

1964

Box 4

Folder 4

President, Records, Grace Suhr

1965

Box 4

Folder 5

President, Records, Marie Burnside

1966

Box 4

Folder 6

President, Records, Marie Burnside

1967

Box 4

Folder 7

President, Records, Camilla Boitel

1968

Box 4

Folder 8

President, Records, Camilla Boitel

1969

Box 4

Folder 9

President, Records, Claudine Mason

1970

Box 4

Folder 10

President, Records, Claudine Mason

1971

Box 5

Folder 1

President, Records, Helen Shaw

1972

Box 5

Folder 2

President, Records, Helen Shaw

1973

Box 5

Folder 3

President, Records, Clarine Norman

1974

Box 5

Folder 4

President, Records, Clarine Norman

1975

Box 5

Folder 5

President, Records, Nan Kerr

1976

Box 5

Folder 6

President, Records, Nan Kerr

1977

Box 5

Folder 7

President, Records, Mary Ruth Sanderson

1978

Box 5

Folder 8

President, Records, Mary Ruth Sanderson

1979

Box 6

Folder 1

President, Records, Noel O'Reilly

1980

Box 6

Folder 2

President, Records, Noel O'Reilly

1981

Box 6

Folder 3

Publicity Chair, Notebook

1968-1972

Box 6

Folder 4

Stock Records

1957-1978

Box 6

Folder 5

Stock Records and Correspondence

1955-1962

Box 6

Folder 6

Treasurer, Records

1911-1923

Box 6

Folder 7

Treasurer, Records

1923-1930

Box 6

Folder 8

Treasurer, Records

1930-1946

Box 7

Folder 1

Treasurer, Records

1947-1950

Box 7

Folder 2

Treasurer, Records

1951-1959

Box 7

Folder 3

Treasurer, Records

1959-1961

Box 7

Folder 4

Treasurer, Records

1962-1965

Box 7

Folder 5

Treasurer, Records

1966-1967

Box 7

Folder 6

Treasurer, Records

1968

Box 7

Folder 7

Treasurer, Records

1969

Box 7

Folder 8

Treasurer, Records

1970

Box 7

Folder 9

Treasurer, Records

1971

Box 7

Folder 10

Treasurer, Records

1972

Box 7

Folder 11

Treasurer, Records

1973

Box 7

Folder 12

Treasurer, Records

1974

Box 7

Folder 13

Treasurer, Records

1975-1981

Box 7

Folder 14

Treasurer, Records

1982-1983

Box 7

Folder 15

Treasurer, Reports

1946-1969

Box 7

Folder 16

Treasurer, Reports

1970-1984