Hull-House oral history collection
MSHHOH86

 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
University of Illinois at Chicago. Library. Special Collections Department.
Title
Hull-House Oral History collection
ID
MSHHOH86
Date [inclusive]
1974-2002
Extent
8.5 linear ft.
Language
English
Abstract:
The Hull-House Oral History collection contains a series of oral history recordings and transcripts dating 1974-2002, reflecting reminiscence of Jane Addams and the activities of the Chicago settlement house.

Preferred Citation

Hull-House Oral History collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

Hull-House, founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, was the first social settlement in Chicago. The settlement was incorporated in March 1895, with a stated purpose to "provide a center for higher civic and social life, to initiate and maintain educational and philanthropic enterprises, and to investigate and improve the conditions in the industrial districts of Chicago." From 1889 to 1963, Hull-House operated a wide-ranging program from its complex of buildings at 800 S. Halsted St. In 1963, when the settlement vacated the complex on Halsted Street to provide space for the new campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Hull-House decentralized and began operating settlement programs in a number of neighborhood locations, and the house was reorganized into the Hull-House museum.

The interviews in the collection were produced under five different projects. In 1980-1981 Stuart Hecht conducted interviews as part of his PhD research on the Hull-House Theatre. These are labeled "Hecht". A variety of individuals outside of museum staff conducted interviews with neighborhood residents to survey how community members felt about the razing of Hull-House and the development of UIC, and took place in 1974; these interviews are designated "Neighborhood". Museum staff conducted interviews with NEH funding in preparation for the 1989 centennial event; the interviews all took place in 1984 and are labeled "Planning". Student interns working for Hull House Association conducted interviews with senior volunteers who were involved with Hull-House, some of whom knew Jane Addams. These interviews took place during 1982 and are designated RSVP. All other recordings labeled "Miscellaneous",are either interviews conducted mostly by Hull-House Museum staff or document speeches or presentations. These recordings span from 1975-2002. Beginning in 2001, the Hull-House Museum transferred custody of the collection to Special Collections.

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Scope and Contents

The Hull-House Oral History Collection documents a variety of experiences and memories of Hull-House programs and Jane Addams from community members. The collection includes oral history recordings in several media formats, including CDs, cassette tapes, and reel formats. For the vast majority of interviews, the collection also includes transcripts of the dialogue.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives May 2005

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  07/16/2010

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Hull House Theatre (Organization : Chicago, Ill.).
  • Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.). Interviews.
  • University of Illinois at Chicago Circle. Planning.

Geographic Name(s)

  • Near West Side (Chicago, Ill.).

Subject(s)

  • Hull-House and Settlement House History.
  • Midwest Women's History.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Administrative Files 

Scope and Content:

This series contains biographical documentation and release forms for the interviewees of the oral history project. The project name is noted in parentheses, and files with photographs of the interviewees are noted.

Box Folder

Administrative Files - A-De, 2001 

1 1

Administrative Files - Di-F, 2001 

1 2

Administrative Files - G-K, 2001 

1 3

Administrative Files - L-N, 2001 

1 4

Administrative Files - O-So, 2001 

1 5

Administrative Files - Sm-Wen, 

1 6

Administrative Files - Wer-Z, 2001 

1 7

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Series II: Transcripts 

Box Folder

Alter, Dorothy Edison (Hecht), 1981 

2 8

Anagos, George and Daniel, Perry (no data or transcript), 1974-2002 

2 9

Austin, Ruth (Misc), ca. 1970 

2 10

Balzerit, Betty (Hecht), 1981 

2 11

Brown, Countess [photo] (RSVP), 1982 

2 12

Callos, Sophie (RSVP), 1982 

2 13

Campo, Theresa (planning), 1984 

2 14

Candace, Mary (misc), 1976-1979 

2 15

Casseld, Charles (no data or transcript), undated 

2 16

Cohen, Elizabeth Elson (Hecht), 1980 

2 17

Colleta, Gertrude (misc), 1988 

2 18

Cordero, Rachelle (no data or transcript), undated 

2 19

Custer, Yolanda (neighborhood), 1974 

2 20

Del Piaz, Father Geno (neighborhood), 1974 

2 21

Del Piaz, Father Geno; McHenry, Father Chuck; Renaldi, Harold (neighborhood), 1974 

2 22

DeVito, Angela (misc), 1975 

2 23

Diaz, Marie [photo] (RSVP), 1982 

2 24

Donahue, Walter (planning), 1984 

2 25

Dreikurs, Sadie Garland, (misc), 1980 

2 26

Elson, Alex (RSVP), 1982 

2 27

Farwell, Eleanor Carroll (misc), 1981 

3 28

Farwell, Joe (misc), 1981 

3 29

Flesor, Margaret Leonard (misc), 2002 

3 30

Friend, Shirley (planning), 1984 

3 31

Friedman, Anna [photo] (RSVP), 1982 

3 32

Friedman, Dorothy [photo] (RSVP), 1982 

3 33

Goren, Sophie (misc), 1975 

3 34

Greco, James (planning), 1984 

3 35

Hall, Dorothy (RSVP), 1982 

3 36

Hanini, Pat (neighborhood), 1974 

3 37

Herrick, Mary J [photo] (RSVP), 1982 

3 38

Hodgkins, Marion [photo] (RSVP), 1982 

3 39

Janis, Jim (misc), 1984 

3 40

Khan, Goldie (Hecht), 1980 

3 41

Kirkland, Wallace Jr. (misc), 1980-1988 

3 42

Lavelle, Catherine (misc), 1978 

3 43

Leopold, Dan (neighborhood), 1974 

4 44

Levin, Sally (planning), 1976 

4 45

Levy, Dr. Julius (planning), 1984 

4 46

Malone, Nikki II (Hecht), 1980 

4 47

Mancinelli, Ralph (misc), 1984 

4 48

Mastriann, Michael (planning), 1984 

4 49

McHenry, Father Chuck (neighborhood), 1974 

4 50

Mendes, John (RSVP), 1982 

4 51

Mexican Women, anonymous (neighborhood), 1974 

4 52

Mulligan, Robert [photo] (RSVP), 1982 

4 53

Nuncius, Romelo D. [photo] (RSVP), 1982 

4 54

O'Connor, Jessie (misc), 1984 

4 55

Oratowski, Gus (planning), 1984 

4 56

Pallella, Esther A. (unknown), 1974-2002 

4 57

Pavlatos, Anelo and Jim (unknown), 1974-2002 

4 58

Petersen, Alma [photo] (RSVP), 1982 

4 59

Petersen, Naomi (RSVP), 1982 

4 60

Provenzale, Donald and family (misc), 2002 

4 61

Renaldi, Harold (neighborhood), 1974-2002 

4 62

Robinson, Juanita M. [photo] (RSVP), 1982 

4 63

Rothboner, Raymond (misc), 1976 

4 64

Rothschild, Edwin A. [photo] (RSVP), 1982 

4 65

Salvatore, Jim (misc), 1988 

4 66

Savin, Lucile, and Sigel, Dorothy Mittleman (misc), 1974-2002 

4 67

Saxton, Alex (misc), 2002 

4 68

Scala, Florence [photo] (RSVP), 1982 

4 69

Sencion, John [photo] (RSVP), 1982 

4 70

Shapiro, Sadie Shamis (planning), 1984 

4 71

Sickinger, Robert (Hecht), 1984 

5 72

Sidney, Shirley (neighborhood), 1974 

5 73

Sigel, Dorothy Mittleman (misc), 1992 

5 74

Sigel, Dorothy Mittleman (Hecht), 1981 

5 75

Smith, Nesta (planning), 1984 

5 76

Soto, Cruz (planning), 1984 

5 77

Thoman, John (misc), 1985 

5 78

Topp, Mrs. And Alex (unknown), undated 

5 79

Trifhik, Sophie (unknown), undated 

5 80

Velde, James A. (RSVP), 1982 

5 81

Veremis, Georgia (misc), 1978 

5 82

Welling, Harriet (planning), 1984 

5 83

Wendel, Esther, 1984 

5 84

Werner, Ida [photo] (RSVP), 1982 

5 85

Wheaton, Thelma [photo] (RSVP), 1982 

5 86

Zafiratos, James (planning), 1984 

5 87

Zimmerman, Sally (planning), 1984 

5 88

Balsham, Leah, 2001 

5b. - Transcripts with accompanying audiocassettes 89

Barliant, Donald, 2005 

5b. - Transcripts with accompanying audiocassettes 90

Hodgeman, Christopher, undated 

5b. - Transcripts with accompanying audiocassettes 91

Keig, Susan, 2004 

5b. - Transcripts with accompanying audiocassettes 92

Lozano, Adrian, 2004 

5b. - Transcripts with accompanying audiocassettes 93

Manning, George, 2005 

5b. - Transcripts with accompanying audiocassettes 94

McNeilly, Esperanza, 2001 

5b. - Transcripts with accompanying audiocassettes 95

Swope, Mary, 2005 

5b. - Transcripts with accompanying audiocassettes 96

Daugherty, Louise 2005 

5c 97

Martinez, Anthony 2005 

5c 98

Prentice, Charlotte 2006 

5c 99

Underwood, Francine and James 2006 

5c 100

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Series III: Oral History Recordings 

This series contains the recordings in both compact disc and cassette tape format, including both use and master copies. There is an incomplete collection of reel recordings as well. 

Box

Compact Discs - Entire Collection, undated 

6

Cassette Tapes - A-C, undated 

7

Cassette Tapes - D-Ge, undated 

8

Cassette Tapes - Go-La, undated 

9

Cassette Tapes - Le-P, undated 

10

Cassette Tapes - R-Si, undated 

11

Cassette Tapes - Sm-Z, undated 

12

Master Cassette Tapes - A-E, undated 

13

Master Cassette Tapes - F-Levin, undated 

14

Master Cassette Tapes - Levy-Se, undated 

15

Master Cassette Tapes - Sh-V, undated 

16

Master CDs, undated 

17

Miscellaneous 1/4" and 1/2" reel tapes, undated 

18

Backup Copy Cassette Tapes - A-Her, undated 

19

Backup Copy Cassette Tapes - Her-O'C, undated 

20

Backup Copy Cassette Tapes - Or-To, undated 

21

Backup Copy Cassette Tapes - Tr-Z; multiple interviews, undated 

22

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