Jane Addams Memorial Collection Small Manuscript file: Hull House Artists and Craftsmen

This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

73 folders of material consisting of artwork by numerous artists who were each involved with Hull-House settlement house and its programs, among them William Jacobs, Norah Hamilton, Morris Topchevsky, and Leon Garland.

Biographical Historical Note

Founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr in 1889, Hull-House was a settlement house in Chicago’s west-side immigrant community. Its diverse services and activities were intended to help immigrants adjust to life in the U.S. and their children to develop into productive citizens. Cultural activities, including art instruction and craft workshops, were central to life at Hull-House from an early point in its history.