92 linear ft.
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. The materials in the collection span the years from 1889 to 1999, but the bulk of material is from approximately 1963 to 1979.
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.
Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection.
Part of the Midwest Women's Historical Collection.
Case records and tenant interviews are closed until 2030. Several social service files are restricted.
Finding aid available.