South End House Association records

The records of the South End House Association (1909-1944) contain the organization's by-laws, an annual report for 1937-1938, and balance sheets for the years 1909, 1917, and 1918. These sheets provide an account of funding the Association received and how it was allocated. They also include...

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Corporate Author: South End House (Boston, Mass.)
Other Authors: Woods, Robert Archey, 1865-1925., Tucker, William Jewett, 1839-1926
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Language:English
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520 |a The records of the South End House Association (1909-1944) contain the organization's by-laws, an annual report for 1937-1938, and balance sheets for the years 1909, 1917, and 1918. These sheets provide an account of funding the Association received and how it was allocated. They also include summaries of long-range financial planning. Generally, funds were received from individual donations, special funds, and endowments. Also included are two informational pamphlets on the South End House (published by the Association), as well as an article written by William Jewett Tucker and published in The Atlantic Monthly (May, 1917). Also found in this series is a book published in 1923 and written by Robert Woods, The Neighborhood in Nation-Building. This volume includes a frontispiece portrait of the author, a detailed index, and several appendices regarding the settlement house movement 
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545 |a Part of a national settlement house movement during the Progressive Era in America, the South End House opened its doors in Boston, Massachusetts, as the Andover House in 1891. Its founder, Dr. William J. Tucker, was a Congregational minister and social reformer who taught at the Andover Theological Seminary located in Andover, Massachusetts. Dr. Tucker immediately hired Robert A. Woods to act as the house's director. Woods was very involved in progressive reform movements on the national level and in the settlement house movement in Boston. One of the first things Woods did was to change the organization's name to the South End House as its original name reflected an association with the Andover Seminary; the new name evoked more of a connection to the community it served. As the organization's by-laws state: "the object of the Corporation shall be to establish and maintain a House in the City of Boston as a residence for college graduates and others engaged in work for social and moral betterment with particular reference to the neighborhood in which it is located." Workers and volunteers under Woods' guidance lived in the South End House and interacted on a daily basis with residents of Boston's impoverished South End neighborhood. As many of the neighborhood's residents were immigrants, much of the workers' efforts were aimed at assimilating these individuals to American life. In 1960, the South End House merged with the Harriet Tubman House, the Children's Art Center, the Hale House, and the Lincoln House to form the United South End Settlements. By joining forces, the five area settlement houses were able to pool resources, share programs and space, and reach a larger community. Today the United South End Settlements/Harriet Tubman Gallery is an active neighborhood center still very much involved in youth programs, local art, and community outreach 
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