Bethlehem Howell Neighborhood Center collection
MSBHNC70

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Neighborhood Service Organization (Chicago, Ill.).
Title
Bethlehem Howell Neighborhood Center collection
ID
MSBHNC70
Date [inclusive]
1894-1969
Extent
25.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
Bethlehem Center and Howell House were church-related neighborhood houses serving the Pilsen area on the Near West Side. They provided religious, social services, and personal welfare assistance to an immigrant community composed predominantly of Bohemians, Poles, and Czechs. The two centers cooperated throughout their history, merging in 1961 as the Neighborhood Service Organization. The Neighborhood Service Organization, popularly known as Casa Aztlan, continues to serve the Pilsen area.

Preferred Citation

Bethlehem Howell Neighborhood Center collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

After nearly 50 years of separate settlement house existence, the Bethlehem Community Center and Howell Neighborhood House merged in 1965 to form the Neighborhood Service Organization. The consolidation occurred after both houses saw their operating budgets shrink, their once predominantly Czech, Croatian, and Serbian constituencies move out of the neighborhood, and the effectiveness of their settlement organizations dwindle. When both neighborhood houses joined, their charter stated the new Service Organization's goal as: "To be a neighbor to the neighbors in such a way that families are strengthened, lives are made more meaningful and purposeful and individuals see and understand the dignity and worth that is theirs as children of God."

In 1884, Congregational Church Union members created the "Bethlehem Mission" in the predominantly Bohemian Pilsen neighborhood. Located at 1853 South Loomis Street, the settlement hosted hundreds of events in its 80 years of existence that included dances, camps, theater programs, home shows, conferences, church services, and adult education classes. Bethlehem Center initiated some of its most far-reaching programs from the 1930s to the 1950s under the direction of H.W. Waltz, Jr. and later, Clifford Manshardt. In 1944, Manshardt wrote that the center "[stood] for all that is best in this community." He continued that out of Bethlehem came "a Man who challenged the idealism of the world, and it is our hope that out of this Bethlehem will come men and women who will challenge all that is mean and degrading in our community and city." During the 1940s, the Bethlehem Community Center participated in several war-related activities and received hundreds of letters from soldiers serving in the armed forces. After the war, the settlement house held membership in the Chicago Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers, the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago, and the Southwest Central Community Council. By the 1950s, the increasing growth of the welfare state combined with the professionalization of social work and transformed the settlement movement. Bethlehem and Howell Houses, like other settlements, became a more structured social service provider and began working with government agencies.

The Women's Presbyterial Society established Howell Neighborhood House for Home Missions, otherwise known as the "Bohemian Settlement House" in 1905. The mission's first initiative in the "Little Pilsen" neighborhood was a kindergarten in a small building on the corner of Nineteenth Place and May Street. "To stand on the corner of Blue Island Avenue and 18th Street [in those days]," Gertrude Ray later wrote, "was to stand in the heart of a Czech city with a population second only to Prague." The house expanded rapidly and by 1914, the board of management had created, among others, Boys and Girls Clubs, a Sunday school, a library, and an English Night School. C.D.B. Howell, for whom the settlement house was later renamed in 1919, taught Sunday school and brought in other teachers from the neighborhood in these formative years. Additionally, Howell led a fund-raising drive in 1913 that raised money for construction of a larger settlement building at 1831 South Center Street (now Racine). Gertrude Ray, one of the most significant figures of the Howell Neighborhood House, served as both worker and head resident from 1910 to 1945. After retiring briefly to Florida, she returned to Howell House in 1952 to serve on its board of directors. Ray remained one of the most revered and admired members in Howell House history. Just like Bethlehem House, the Howell Neighborhood Center succumbed to the changing demographics and needs of the Pilsen neighborhood. Howell House later became the main building housing the Neighborhood Service Organization.

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Scope and Contents

This collection reflects the activities performed by both the Bethlehem and Howell Neighborhood Houses and their relationships with outside government bodies, community organizations, settlement houses, religious institutions and service agencies. The bulk of the work consists of correspondences, reports, and community activity from 1935 to 1955. The BHNC collection provides hundreds of documents depicting second-generation immigrant social and community life in the Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood. Though Bethlehem and Howell House documents remain separate, both files contain Board reports, staff correspondences, newsletters , class schedules, church rosters, donation records, settlement publicity, newspaper clippings, individual club records, letters from World War II soldiers, and numerous photographs.

The Bethlehem House is divided into three series reflecting the administrative structure, house activities, and photographs. The first series, administrative records, is divided into newsletters, board minutes, board reports, and finance. The second series, programs, is divided into camp, church, classes, clubs, and community subseries. Both administrative records and programs illustrate how Bethlehem House extended its services and concern well outside of its immediate community. Photographs depict neighborhood life in Pilsen and within Bethlehem House from the 1900s to the 1960s. The Howell House file remains significantly smaller than Bethlehem House and therefore has not been divided into series or subseries.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 2004-04-19

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Restrictions on Access

None

Custodial History

Materials in this collection were donated to the University of Illinois at Chicago Daley Library's Special Collections Department by the Neighborhood Service Organization on January 12, 1970. In 2004, the Bethlehem and Howell House accessions were arranged by the cataloger.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bethlehem Center (Chicago, Ill.). -- Archives
  • Howell House (Chicago, Ill.). -- Archives

Geographic Name(s)

  • Pilsen (Chicago, Ill.).

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Ethnic Groups.
  • Chicago Neighborhoods.
  • Community centers -- Illinois -- Chicago.
  • Hull-House and Settlement House History.

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Bibliography

"Notice" for the Bethlehem Community Center. Written by Clifford Manshardt, October 9, 1944. Box 9, Folder 59. "Preamble" for the Bethlehem Community Center. 1937. Box 10, Folder 67. "Bohemian Settlement House By-Laws. Effective Jan. 1, 1914." Box 35, Folder 240. "Plan of Consolidation" for the Neighborhood Services Organization, 1965. Box 37, Folder 255. "Howell Neighborhood House: Its Forty Years, 1905-1945" by Gertrude Ray: also, "Miss Ray's Book of Memories and Howell House Today. 1955." Box 39, Folder 270.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Bethlehem House File List 

Sub-series I: Administration Records   Sub-series contains all administrative records relating to the administrative structure of Bethlehem House from 1884 to 1969. This series includes newsletters, board meeting minutes, board reports and financial records of the settlement. Sub-series comprises 6.75 linear feet of textual material (13.5 boxes).

Sub-sub series A: Newsletters   Bethlehem staff and volunteers composed newsletters in order to publicize the center's neighborhood involvement. The newsletters cover the years 1938 through 1950 and include published articles about meeting schedules, club reports, community events, and neighborhood activities. Additionally, the newsletters contain local advertisements and letters from local residents. Sub-sub-series comprises .75 linear feet of textual material (1.5 boxes).

Box Folder

Newsletters, 1938-1941 

1 1

Newsletters, 1943-1948 

1 2

Newsletters, 1943-1944 

1 3

Newsletters, 1944-1945 

1 4

Newsletters, 1945-1948 

1 5

Newsletters, 1948-1949 

2 6

Newsletters, 1949-1950 

2 7

Newsletters and Related Correspondences, 1943-1951 

2 8

Sub-sub series B: Minutes   This sub-sub-series contains most of Bethlehem Center's board minutes beginning in 1942 and ending in 1954. The board usually met monthly to discuss settlement house goals. Sub-sub-series comprises 1 linear foot of textual material (2 boxes).

Box Folder

Board Minutes, 1942-1943 

2 9

Board Minutes, 1944-1945 

2 10

Board Minutes, 1946-1949 

2 11

Board Minutes, 1948-1951 

3 12

Board Minutes, 1948-1950 

3 13

Board Minutes, 1951 

3 14

Board Minutes, 1952 

3 15

Board Minutes, 1953-1954 

3 16

Corporate Records, Board Minutes, 1952-1960 

4 17

Sub-sub series C: Reports   This sub-sub-series, spanning from 1894 to1969, contains board reports and evaluations of the settlement's intended goals.Additionally, church registries, rosters, personnel practices, and manuscripts are provided in this section. This sub-sub-series reflects the ideology and interests of several Bethlehem leaders and the community work done by the Bethlehem staff. Sub-sub-series comprises 4 linear feet of textual material (8 boxes).

Box Folder

Reports to the Director, 1939 

4 18

Reports to the Director, 1942-1943 

4 19

Reports to the Director, 1944-1945 

4 20

Reports to the Director, 1945-1946 

4 21

Reports to the Director, 1946-1947 

5 22

Reports to the Director, 1947-1948 

5 23

Reports to the Director, 1948-1950 

5 24

Reports to the Director, 1950-1953 

5 25

Correspondence in Czech, 1880s-1910s 

5 26

Records in Czech, 1894-1910 

5 27

Birth Records, Ledger, Correspondence, 1900-1958 

5 28

Church Registry, 1901-1909 

6 29

Church Rosters, Reports, 1903-1904 

6 30

Membership Lists and Inventory, 1928-1940 

6 31

Church Registry, 1937-1939 

6 32

Board Member Rosters, 1938-1946 

6 33

Correspondences to Board Members, 1934-1945 

6 34

Lists of Donations and Contributors, 1944-1951 

6 35

Staff Correspondences, 1938-1942 

6 36

Personnel Practices, 1939-1940 

7 37

Staff Correspondences, 1939-1940 

7 38

Staff Correspondences and Reports, 1939-1941 

7 39

Staff Reports, 1940-1942 

7 40

Past Staff Roster, 1942-1946 

7 41

Departmental Policies and Memos, 1942-1957 

7 42

Board Committee on Minority Groups Relationships, 1944-1948 

7 43

Staff Memoranda, 1945-1948 

7 44

Statistical Reports, 1947-1949 

8 45

Staff Meetings and Correspondence, 1951-1952 

8 46

Departmental Policies and Memos, 1952 

8 47

Time Schedules for Workers, 1953-1954 

8 48

Teenage Hoodlums, Correspondence, 1953 

8 49

Donations, Expenditures, Memos, 1956-1960 

8 50

Donations, Expenditures, Memos, 1957-1959 

8 51

Volunteer Help Correspondence, 1965 

9 52

Weekly Schedules, 1950 

9 53

Weekly Schedules, 1952-1953 

9 54

Manuscript of West Side Neighborhood, 1937 

9 55

Repairs, 1940 1947 1948 

9 56

The Development of Child and Adolescent, 1941 

9 57

Bethlehem Center Resource Book, Local Census, 1943 

9 58

Future of Bethlehem, 1946-1948 

9 59

Repairs and Expansion Plans, 1948 

9 60

Minutes, Correspondences, and Reports, 1951-1952 

10 61

Employment Study of Neighborhood, 1954 

10 62

Supervisory Records, 1954-1955 

10 63

Construction Update, Improvement Plans, 1960-1961 

10 64

Settlement Locations, c.1960s 

10 65

United Christian Community Service Reports, 1967-1968 

10 66

Preamble, Speeches, and Guidelines, 1938-1941 

10 67

Dissertation: The Chicago Theological Seminary, 1946 

10 68

Reports and Manuscripts, 1942-1943 

10 69

Manuscripts, Letters to Police and Firemen, 1942-1947 

11 70

Manuscript by Clifford Manshardt, 1947 

11 71

Manuscript, What is Happening to the People in Our Christian Institutions, 1947 

11 72

Manuscript on the Death of Gandhi, 1948 

11 73

Manuscript and Correspondence from Clifford Manshardt, n.d. 

11 74

Manuscript: Nagpada Narrative and The Hindu-Muslim Problem in India, by Clifford Manshardt, n.d. 

11 75

Correspondences and articles by Manshardt, 1947 

11 76

Manuscript on Gandhi, 1948 

11 77

Nagpada Narrative (revised), 1948 

11 78

Sub-sub series D: Finances   This sub-sub-series covers the years 1894 to 1960 and documents participation rates, settlement expenses, and donations to the center. The sub-sub-series primarily illustrates monetary expenditures of the Bethlehem settlement from the late 1930s to the early 1950s. Sub-sub-series comprises 1 linear foot of textual material (2 boxes).

Box Folder

Financial Ledger, 1894-1910 

12 79

Auditors Report, 1933-1934 

12 80

Finances, 1937-1940 

12 81

Building Improvements, Costs, and Regulations, 1938-1939 

12 82

Gifts, Donations, Invoices, and Correspondences, 1939-1940 

12 83

Taxes and Receipts, 1940-1945 

12 84

Gifts and Donations, 1940s-1950s 

12 85

Resumes and Bethlehem Development Report, n.d. 

12 86

Resumes and Bethlehem Development Report, n.d. 

13 87

Receipts and Check Books, 1945 

13 88

Financial Reports, 1952 

13 89

Financial Reports, 1953 

13 90

Tower Hill Camp and Camp Sullivan, 1938 

13 91

Tower Hill Counselor Conference, 1938-1940 

13 92

Tower Hill Camp, 1938-1942 

13 93

Sub-series II: Programs   This sub-series covers the years1910 to 1963 and is divided into five sub-sub-series: camps, church, classes, clubs, and community. Each sub-sub-series illustrates the diversity of programs Bethlehem created for their immediate neighborhood as well as activities done in cooperation with other settlement houses, neighborhood associations, and several city social service agencies. Sub-series comprises 9.5 linear feet of textual material (19 boxes).

Sub-sub series A: Camp   Bethlehem Community Center operated several summer camps in Michigan and Illinois from the late 1930s to the mid-1950s.The settlement also took neighborhood youth on field trips to farms and rural areas in the Midwest. These files contain correspondence, camp schedules, employee records, and recruitment forms that depict the settlement's involvement in youth development and summertime recreation. Sub-sub-series comprises 2 linear feet of textual material (4 boxes).

Box Folder

Tower Hill Camp, 1939-1940 

14 94

Tower Hill Camp, 1942 

14 95

Tower Hill Camp, 1943 

14 96

Tower Hill Camp, 1952 

14 97

Camp Memorandum, 1943 

14 98

Day Camp, 1941 

14 99

Weekend Camp Problems, 1942 

14 100

Vacation Church Camp, 1942-1943 

14 101

Vacation Camp, 1942-1944 

14 102

Day Camp, 1945-1946 

15 103

Day Camp, 1949-1950 

15 104

Day Camp, 1951-1952 

15 105

Day Camp, 1951-1955 

15 106

Day Camp Registration, 1953 

15 107

Day Camp, 1954 

15 108

Pleasant Valley Farms, 1954 

15 109

Pleasant Valley Farms, 1955 

16 110

Day Camp, 1955 

16 111

Busy Bee Club, Day Camp, 1955-1957 

16 112

Sub-sub series B: Church   Bethlehem Center belonged to the Congregational Church Union. Throughout its tenure on the city's southwest side, the settlement invoked moral Christian leadership while servicing the needs of residents.These documents depict the settlement's role in several citywide Congregational organizations, including student involvement in Congregational conferences. A draft of a short-run magazine that carried the Congregational message in the mid-1940s can also be found here.Sub-sub-series comprises 1 linear foot of textual material (2 boxes).

Box Folder

Student Reports and Pastor Reports to the Congregational Church, 1940-1942 

16 113

Student Reports and Pastor Reports to the Congregational Church, 1940-1944 

16 114

Chicago Congregational Union Correspondence, 1943-1945 

16 115

Character and Citizenships Magazine, 1945-1947 

17 116

Congregational and Christian Conference Reports and Correspondence, 1950-1951 

17 117

Cooperative Congregational Churches Correspondence, 1951 

17 118

Sub-sub series C: Classes   Since Bethlehem serviced a significant immigrant population, the settlement operated several adult education courses between1945 and 1949. The adult education classes, along with a folder on play school, illustrate the settlement's intent to help immigrants and their children learn skills to communicate better in America. Sub-sub-series comprises 1 linear foot of textual material (2 boxes).

Box Folder

Adult Education Call Lists, n.d. 

17 119

Adult Education Reports, 1945-1948 

17 120

Adult Education, 1947 

18 121

Adult Education Manuscript and Newsletters, 1947-1948 

18 122

Adult Education Donations, 1948 

18 123

Adult Education Reorganization, 1948 

18 124

Adult Education Reports, 1948 

18 125

Adult Education Letters and Vouchers, 1949 

19 126

Play School Regulations, n.d. 

19 127

Sub-sub series D: Classes   A major part of community life at Bethlehem, clubs brought hundreds of residents into the settlement on a weekly basis.This sub-sub-series spans the years 1919 to 1956 and includes numerous reports detailing the activities of each club. Separate clubs included adolescents, teenagers, adult men and women, but Bethlehem also formed several social clubs open to all neighborhood adults. Sub-sub-series comprises 2 linear feet of textual material (4 boxes).

Box Folder

Girls Senior Council, 1919 

19 128

Schedule of Clubs, c.1940 

19 129

Game Instructions, n.d. 

19 130

Basketball Instructions, n.d. 

19 131

For the Ladies, 1946 

19 132

Womens Groups, 1950 

19 133

Childrens Newspapers, 1951 

20 134

Play Club Activities, 1953-1954 

20 135

Adult Clubs and Activities, 1953-1954 

20 136

Play Club Materials, 1954-1955 

20 137

Club Attendance and Rosters, c.1930s 

20 138

Attendance Booklets, 1934-1939 

20 139

House Council Rosters, Action Taken Against Smoking Boys, n.d. 

20 140

Attendance Sheets, 1949-1950 

20 141

Sign-up Sheets, c.1950s 

21 142

Attendance Sheets, 1950-1952 

21 143

Childrens Bureau, 1951 

21 144

Sign-up Sheets, 1951-1953 

21 145

Social Clubs, 1955-1956 

21 146

Womens Auxiliary, 1935-1940 

21 147

Womens Auxiliary, 1938-1942 

22 148

Womens Auxiliary, Ledger and Reflections, 1939-1947 

22 149

Teen Club Records, 1953-1955 

22 150

Teen Club Records, 1953-1955 

22 151

Teen Club Records, 1953-1955 

22 152

Teen Club Records, 1953-1955 

22 153

Club Rules, Personality Development, 1953-1955 

22 154

Teen Club Records, 1954-1955 

22 155

Sub-sub series E: Community   By far the largest sub-sub-series, Community documents settlement initiatives linked to the larger Chicago community from 1939 to 1963. The settlement sent dozens of children to youth conferences and belonged to the Chicago Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers, the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago, and the Southwest Central Community Council. Furthermore, the settlement hosted numerous town hall forums, film series, open houses, and home shows.Letters written by servicemen back to the settlement from their service in World War II complement this sub-sub-series and underline the importance of the Bethlehem settlement in neighborhood lives.Sub-sub-series contains 4.5 feet of textual material (9 boxes).

Box Folder

Correspondence concerning youth, newspapers, 1939-1941 

23 156

Correspondence with other Associations for youth, 1939-1942 

23 157

Youth Activities and Correspondence, 1942 

23 158

Youth Conference, 1948 

23 159

Youth Conference, 1949 

23 160

Youth Conference, 1950 

23 161

Youth Conference, 1950-1951 

23 162

Youth Conference, 1952 

23 163

Youth Conference, 1953 

24 164

Christmas Shows, 1940-1941 

24 165

Bethlehem Publicity, 1942-1945 

24 166

Settlement Publicity Pamphlets and Correspondence, 1944-1945 

24 167

Settlement Publicity Pamphlets and Correspondence, 1945-1946 

24 168

Chicago Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers, 1946-1947 

24 169

Settlement Publicity, 1947 

24 170

Brochures and Correspondences, 1946-1952 

24 171

Chicago Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers, 1948-1949 

25 172

Christmas Show, 1949 

25 173

Settlement Publicity, 1948-1949 

25 174

Settlement Publicity Brochures, Letters, and Newspapers, 1950 

25 175

Chicago Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers, 1950 

25 176

Chicago Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers, 1950-1952 

25 177

Chicago Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers, 1950-1952 

25 178

Christmas Show, 1954 

26 179

Hello Boys and Girls, Booklet, n.d. 

26 180

Community Rosters and Church References, n.d. 

26 181

Settlement Publicity, 1958 

26 182

Scrap Book and Newspapers, 1933-1938 

26 183

Naperville Picnic, 1941 

26 184

Newspaper Clippings, 1941 

26 185

Newspaper Clippings, 1942-1952 

26 186

Naperville Picnic, 1943 

26 187

Letters from Servicemen, 1943 

27 188

Letters from Servicemen, 1944 

27 189

Letters from Servicemen, 1945 

27 190

Community Action and Newspapers, 1945 

27 191

Newspapers and Activities, 1945-1947 

27 192

Community Fund Correspondence, 1943-1947 

27 193

Southwest Central Community Council, 1947-1949 

28 194

Forum Collections, 1944-1947 

28 196

Forum Collections, 1945-1948 

28 197

Forum Collections, 1948-1949 

28 198

Southwest Central Community Council, 1947 

28 199

Southwest Central Community Council, 1948 

29 200

Southwest Central Community Council, 1947-1949 

29 201

Southwest Central Community Council, 1949-1951 

29 202

Gifts, Donations, Mailing Lists, 1948 

29 203

Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago, 1947-1952 

29 204

Newspapers, 1948-1952 

29 205

Donations, 1949 

29 206

Home Show and Newspapers, 1949-1950 

29 207

Home Show, 1951 

30 208

Speeches and Invitation Letters, 1948-1952 

30 209

60th Anniversary Letters, 1950 

30 210

Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago, 1950-1951 

30 211

Gifts, Donations, Mailing Lists, 1952 

30 212

Film Festivals, Brochures, c.1950s 

30 213

Spring Frolic,1944; Spring Fair, 1953 

30 214

Open House, 1954 

30 215

Staff Evaluations of the Spring Fair and Open House, 1955 

31 216

Films at the Bethlehem Center, 1954 

31 217

18th Place Playground Creation, 1956 

31 218

Edison Service NewsBrochure, 1963 

31 219

Subseries II: Photographs   Photographs cover the years 1910 to 1960 and illustrate numerous aspects of settlement life. Several photographs show individuals and their families while others present images of theatre programs put on by the center. Photographs also show the settlement over time both inside and outside its walls. Three film reels telling the "Story of Bethlehem" are also included. Sub-Series contains 2 linear feet of photographic materials (4 boxes).

Box Folder

Photographs, 1900-1910 

31 220

Photographs, 1910s-1940s 

31 221

Photographs, 1919-1920 

31 222

Photographs, 1920s 

32 223

Photographs, 1920s-1940s 

32 224

Photographs, 1920s-1950s 

32 225

Photographs, 1920s-1950s 

32 226

Photographs, 1920s-1950s 

32 227

Photographs, 1930s 

32 228

Photographs, c.1949 

32 229

Photographs, c.1950s 

33 230

Photographs, c.1950s 

33 231

Photographs, 1958-1961 

33 232

Photographs, 1950s 

33 233

Photographs, 1958-1961 

33 234

Photographs,1959-1960, 1969 

33 235

Movie Reels, The Story of Bethlehem, c.1950s 

34 236

Movie Reels, The Story of Bethlehem, c.1950s 

34 237

Photographs, c.1960s 

34 238

Photographs, 1960-1964 

34 239

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Series II: Howell House File List 

Sub-series I: Howell House, 1894-1969   The Howell House series contains documents of the Bohemian House board from 1905 to 1917 and the later renamed Howell House from 1919 until 1966. Finances, minutes, brochures and reports have been rearranged to appear at the beginning of the file. Community activity, neighborhood involvement and class schedules can be found toward the end of the file listing. Ink block prints as well as dozens of photographs are included in this section and provide a time capsule of how the Howell Neighborhood House grew and changed in its six decades of operations. Series comprises 5 linear feet of textual and photographic material (10 boxes).

Box Folder

Meeting of the Committee of Management of the Bohemian House, 1914 

35 240

Meeting of the Committee of Management of the Howell Neighborhood House, 1930-1933 

35 241

Meeting of the Committee of Management of the Howell Neighborhood House, 1935-1944 

35 242

Howell Neighborhood House Board Reports, 1945-1951 

35 243

Board Meeting and Finances, 1946-1950 

35 244

Board Reports, 1951-1952 

35 245

Board Minutes, Reports and Finances, 1951-1953 

36 246

Howell Neighborhood House Constitution, Finances and Reports, 1954-1956 

36 247

Board Meeting Minutes and Staff Memos, 1957-1958 

36 248

Board Minutes, Reports, and Finances, 1957-1960 

36 249

Board Minutes, Reports, and Finances, 1960-1961 

36 250

Board Minutes, Reports, and Finances, 1961-1962 

37 251

Board Minutes, Reports, and Finances, 1961 

37 252

Board Minutes, Reports, and Finances, 1965 

37 253

Board Minutes, Reports, and Finances, 1965-1966 

37 254

Plan of Consolidation, 1965 

37 255

Board Meeting Minutes, 1966 

37 256

Legal Will of Margaret H. Howell, 1938 

37 257

Address Book, 1921 

37 258

Speeches and a Manuscript, 1934-1947 

37 259

Howell Newsletters, 1931-1936 

38 260

Howell Newsletters, 1936-1940 

38 261

House Activities and Summer Camp, 1939-1946 

38 262

Additions to the Howell Neighborhood House, 1939 

38 263

Lighting Recommendations, c.1940s 

38 264

Nursery Files, 1951-1958 

38 265

Room Schedules and Publicity, 1941 

39 266

Craft Projects by M.E. Rissa, n.d. 

39 267

Staff Records, 1953-1956 

39 268

Correspondence with Gertrude Ray, 1953-1954 

39 269

Howell House Anniversary Brochures,1945, 1955 

39 270

Service to Returning Veterans Manual, 1943-1944 

39 271

Photographs, 1910-1950s 

40 272

Photographs for the 50th Anniversary, 1910s-1940s (1955) 

40 273

Photographs, Newspaper Clippings, 1910s-1934 

40 274

Photographs, 1930s 

40 275

Ink Block Print of Howell Neighborhood House, n.d. 

40 276

Block Prints of Howell Neighborhood House, n.d. 

41 277

Block Print of Summer Camp, n.d. 

41 278

Block Print of Gertrude Ray, 1945 

41 279

Block Print of C. D. B. Howell, n.d. 

41 280

Audio Recording: Tape of Reunion50th Anniversary, Gertrude Ray, 1955 

41 281

Film Slides of camp, day-care, Chicago Fair, Junior Dramatists, Annual Banquet, 1945-1951 

42 282

Film Slides of camp, theatre performances, Annual Banquet, staff, 1946-1951 

42 283

Film Slides of daily activities and Pilsen Neighborhood, 1946-1951 

42 284

Framed Photograph, c.1930s 

42 285

Framed Photograph, c.1930s 

42 286

Framed Photograph, c.1930s 

42 287

Old Dutch Bible, c. 1880s 

43 288

Scrapbook, 1910s -1930s 

44 (Oversized) 289

Photographs, 1930s 

44 (Oversized) 290

Oversized activity instructions, 1940s 

44 (Oversized) 291

Scrapbook of the Sunday Evening Club, 1910s 

44 (Oversized) 292

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Oversized Material 

Oversize

Three Arts Photo Display, undated 

Folder 291

Art Fair Poster, undated 

Folder 292

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Glass Slides 

Item

Economy Club - Remaking Old Garments, 1919-1920 

Glass Slide #1

"Typical Bohemian Girl", 1919-1920 

Glass Slide #2

The "Child Mother" while Mother works, 1920 

Glass Slide #3

Piano Pupil at Bohemian Settlement, undated 

Glass Slide #4

Millard Avenue, undated 

Glass Slide #5

Large Group of Women and Children Outdoors, undated 

Glass Slide #6

Girls with Doll Clothes, undated 

Glass Slide #7

D.V.E.S. Machine Class Scholars (2 Bohemians, Teacher, Mrs. M.r. Olsen, 2 Croatians), undated 

Glass Slide #8

Women of Staff at Annual Conference undated 

Glass Slide #9

Group of Boys and Girls with Adult (Graduation Class?), undated 

Glass Slide #10

A Group of Boys on a Summer Outing, undated 

Glass Slide #11

Group Picture in Front of Church, 

Glass Slide #12

Children at the Beach, undated 

Glass Slide #13

Bohemian Night School, undated 

Glass Slide #14

Friendly Circle, 1919-1920 

Glass Slide #15

Boys with Wood Craft Projects, undated 

Glass Slide #16

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