HOSPITES: American Social Workers Hospitality Group collection
MSHOSPNO

 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
HOSPITES.
Title
HOSPITES: American Social Workers Hospitality Group collection
ID
MSHOSPNO
Date [inclusive]
1933-1935
Extent
0.25 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
HOSPITES was established in 1933 to render assistance to German social work colleagues, both Jewish and Christian. The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, receipts, Executive Committee meeting minutes, and a report.

Preferred Citation

HOSPITES: American Social Workers Hospitality Group collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

HOSPITES was established in 1933 to render assistance to German social work colleagues, both Jewish and Christian. Since German social workers were not assisted through funds collected to aid other professional groups, a special committee named HOSPITES was formed to aid these social workers. Many of the German social workers were subject to discrimination because of political party affiliations, trade union sympathies, sex, religion, or race. Others found their positions eliminated because the new attitude toward social work frequently resulted in a systematic breakdown of existing agencies and methods, public welfare legislation discounted or annulled, and mass organizations like the Hitler Youth Movement substituted for individualized treatment.

Membership of HOSPITES was anonymous to protect friends in Germany from possible official retaliatory measures. HOSPITES assisted German social workers in their native country, in other parts of Europe or occasionally in the United States, generally enabling them to carry on some part of their professional work or investigation and/or writing connected therewith. The funds collected for assistance was small and the services personal.

The headquarters of HOSPITES was located in New York City. There was a Chicago Committee with Jane Addams, Mollie Ray Carroll, Samuel A. Goldsmith, and Joel D. Hunter as members.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, memoranda, receipts, Executive Committee meeting minutes, and a report. The dates of the material are 1933 to 1935.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

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

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)

  • HOSPITES. -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Hull-House and Settlement House History.
  • Social workers -- Germany.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: HOSPITES: American Social Workers Hospitality Group Collection 

Box Folder

Addams, Jane - letters from Mary Glenn and Mary E. Hurlbatt, 1933 

1 1

Chicago Committee - letter to social workers of Illinois, 1934 

1 2

Executive Committee - minutes of meetings and memoranda, 1933-1935 

1 3

Alice Salomon to [Alice] Hamilton, 1934 

1 4

Subcommittee of HOSPITES on Future Program of the Organization - report, 1935 

1 5

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