Dorothy Sigel papers
MSSige00

 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
Sigel, Dorothy, 1900-2000
Title
Dorothy Sigel papers
ID
MSSige00
Date [inclusive]
1912-2002
Extent
1.0 linear foot
Language
English
Abstract:
Dorothy (Mittelman) Sigel (1900-2000) was an actress and social activist with a long association with Hull-House.This collection reflects Dorothy Sigel's relationship to Jane Addams, Edith de Nancrede, and the Hull-House Theater.

Preferred Citation

Dorothy Sigel papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biographical Sketch

Dorothy (Mittelman) Sigel (1900-2000) was an actress and social activist with a long association with Hull-House. She began her acting career in 1904 at the age of four when she participated in the Hull-House theater program. She later met her husband Louis Sigel at Hull-House. Sigel was a long-time member of the Hull-House Actor's Guild and performed in Hull-House theatrical productions until she was in her sixties. During her time at Hull-House, Dorothy Sigel was heavily influenced by both Jane Addams and Edith de Nancrede, whom she considered mentors and friends. Her work outside of Hull-House is consistent with the values held by these two individuals. Sigel went on to direct and produce festival plays at North Shore Congregation Israel in Glencoe. As a social activist for the Jewish community, Sigel did public relations and fund raising event planning for the Jewish Federation of Chicago. She also served on the boards of the Jewish United Fund and North Shore Congregation Israel and as the first president of the North Shore Chapter of Hadassah in the early 1950s.

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Scope and Contents

This collection reflects Dorothy Sigel's relationship to Jane Addams, Edith de Nancrede, and the Hull-House Theater. The collection contains correspondence, minutes, pamphlets, programs, newspaper clippings, photocopied articles, photographs, and magazines containing articles about Hull-House.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 2006-07-26

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Hull House Theatre (Organization : Chicago, Ill.).

Personal Name(s)

  • De Nancrede, Edith
  • Sigel, Dorothy, 1900-2000 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Hull-House and Settlement House History.
  • Jewish actresses -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Biography.
  • Midwest Women's History.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Dorothy Sigel Papers 

Box Folder

Photographs and postcards, 1912-1914 

1 1

Hull-House Theater - programs and playbills, 1929-1964 

1 2

Hull-House - pamphlets and correspondence, 1933-1954 

1 3

Hull-House Year Book, 1934 

1 4

Hull-House Theater - scripts - The Fountain, Fair Exchange, 1934 

1 5

Newspaper clippings - Hull-House Theater, 1935-1971 

1 6

DeNancrede, Edith and Gertrude Madeira Smith. Mother Goose Dances. Chicago: H. T. Fizsimons Co, 1940 

1 7

Order of Service - "Service to Honor the Memory of Eleanor Smith, Founder of Hull-House Music School", 1942 

1 8

Hull-House Association - miscellaneous, 1946-1974 

1 9

Hull-House Association - miscellaneous, 1947-1989 

1 10

Offprint -- Kelley, Nicolas. "Early Days at Hull-House." The Social Service Review v. 28, no. 4, 1954 

1 11

Sigel, Dorothy - correspondence, 1955-1998 

1 12

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - pamphlets, undated 

2 13

Sigel, Dorothy - charitable causes, 1960-1987 

2 14

Jane Addams Centennial materials, 1960-1991 

2 15

Newspaper clippings - death notices and obituaries, 1960-1996 

2 16

Gilroy, Frank D. Who'll Save the Plowboy? A drama in two acts. New York: Samuel French, 1962 

2 17

Newspaper clippings, 1963-1996 

2 18

Cashin, Jack, 1966 

2 19

Hull-House Association - pamphlets, 1968-1996 

2 20

Hull-House - list of residents, undated 

2 21

Hull-House Association - Executive Committee Meeting - minutes, 1972-1974 

2 22

Hull-House Association - Executive Committee Meeting - minutes, 1973-1974 

2 23

Magazines containing articles about Hull-House, 1989-1990 

2 24

"The Many Faces of Hull-House: the Photographs of Wallace Kirkland" exhibit, UIC, 1989 

2 25

North Shore Senior Center, 1995 

2 26

Jackson, Shannon "Civic Play-Housekeeping: Gender, Theater, and American Reform" Theater Journal 48, 1996 

2 27

Biographical materials, 2000-2002 

2 28

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