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Guide to the Northwestern University Settlement Association
Northwestern University Settlement Association Clubs and Classes Attendance and Registration Cards, 1886-1953
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department (girls, boys, little children, adult education, men, and women), club or class name, day and time of meeting,
meeting place, the name, address, and phone number of the leader, year of card, and a list of the names, addresses,
phone numbers, and ages of the participants with a record of their attendance.
The Registration Cards, 1886-1941, also include cards from 1949. The Registration Cards include the following information:
department, family and relief file number, last name, first name, father’s name, mother’s name, address, telephone number,
date of health examination, year of participation, age or birth date, and club or class, as well as school, grade, room, or type
and place of work. Box 17 includes Employment Income Status cards. These cards contain information about the type of
work, wages, hours, and living conditions of individual Settlement families.
The addition to the Northwestern University Settlement Records, Clubs and Classes Attendance and Registration Cards fills
one archival box and spans the years 1895 to 1905 and 1951 to 1953. The records from 1895 to 1905 are in a record book
titled “Attendance,” and include name and date of class as well as number of attendees. The records from 1951 to 1953 are
arranged alphabetically by club or class card and chronologically by date within each folder. Information on cards typically
includes the department, class name, leader name, day and time of meeting, name, address and telephone number of
attendees, and the dates of attendance.
Arrangement of Materials
The Clubs and Classes Attendance Cards are arranged by year within each year the cards are divided by department
within each department the clubs are arranged alphabetically by name. Undated cards are filed separately but are labeled
with an approximate date based on their original placement. The Registration Cards are arranged chronologically by year.
Within each year the cards are grouped either by department, by club or class, or in a few instances, by streets. Some of
the cards are arranged alphabetically by family name. The Registration Cards in Box 18 are not arranged in any systematic
Corporate Name
National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers
Northwestern University Settlement (Chicago, Ill.)
Adult education--Illinois--Chicago
Boys--Societies and clubs
Girls--Societies and clubs
Container List /Contents
Attendance Cards
Registration Cards
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