Special Collections and Preservation Division
Neighborhood Research History Collection
Marion C. Young
Hull House Collection
.5 linear ft.
Call number: Archives_YOU
Marion C. Young was born in 1895. She graduated from Neenah (Wisconsin) High School in 1913 and from the Stout Institute in 1915 with a degree in home economics. She taught home economics in the grade schools of Appleton, Wisconsin, from 1916 to 1920 and taught in that town’s high school from 1920 to 1926.
In 1929 she became a resident at Chicago’s Hull-House where she taught cooking classes. In that same year, she became associated with Hull-House’s Bowen Country Club in its summer program of bringing city children into the country for camp. Here she served as dietitian and housekeeper, supervising meal preparation for two to three hundred children and adults. From 1931 to 1934 she spent her "school year" months as a case worker for the Illinois Relief Service at Peoria. In 1935 she worked for the same department in Pekin, Illinois, and that summer did her last service with the Bowen Country Club.
Miss Young became the Superintendent of the Peoria Children’s Home in 1936 and remained in that post until 1944. She then returned to her native Neenah, where she taught home economics in the Kimberly Junior High School from 1946 until 1962. She enjoyed a lengthy retirement. She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Neenah. Miss Young died in 1985.
This collection consists of Hull-House and Bowen Country Club materials assembled by Marion Young over some four decades. The material is divided into three series: Correspondence (folders 1-11), Hull-House publications (folders 12-43), and Publications about Hull-House of outside production (folders 44-56). Photographs are listed separately at the end of the Box and Folder Inventory.
The materials in this collection were given by a cousin of Marion Young to Mrs. Carl Geisler, a friend, after Miss Young’s death. Mrs. Geisler donated them to The Chicago Public Library Special Collections Department in January, 1988.
Processed February 1992.
The Marion C. Young Hull House Collection is available to the public for research in the Special Collections and Preservation Division Reading Room on the 9th floor of the Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center, 400 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60605. The collection does not circulate, although photocopy and photoreproduction services are available depending upon the condition of the original materials. First time patrons to Special Collections must present photo identification and complete a Reader Registration Form. Telephone inquiries on this collection and other Special Collections holdings can be directed to 312-747-4875.
1. Bowen, Louise deKoven, T. L. S. To Marion
C. Young; 1936 Dec 8
2. Bowen, Louise deKoven, T. L. S. to Marion C. Young; 1938 May 24 (with receipt)
3. Bowen, Louise deKoven, T. L. S. to Marion C. Young; 1939 May 1
4. Bowen, Louise deKoven, T. L. S. To Marion C. Young; 1942 May 8
5. Bowen, Louise deKoven, T. L. S. To Marion C. Young; 1943 Mar 3 (in brochure entitled "Hull-House in war years 1918 1943"
6. Carr, Charlotte, T. L. S. to Marion C. Young; 1938 May 10
7. D’ Aquila, M., Christmas card, signed, to Marion C. Young; 1937 Dec 22
8. Granata, William John, T. L. S. to Marion C. Young; 1940 Apr 13
9. Granata, William John, T. L. S. to Marion C. Young; [1941 Feb]
10. Lund, Thora, T. L. S. to Marion C. Young; 1930 Apr 9
11. McNally, Ariel, T. L. S. to Marion C. Young; 1933 Dec 29
12. Addams, Jane—Memorial U. S. postage
stamp, first day of issue; 1940 Apr 26
13. Ballard, Russell Ward & wife—Reception invitation; 1943 Dec 2
14. Bowen, Louise deKoven—80th birthday—invitation & newsclips; 1939
15. Bowen Country Club News (no. 1); 1930 Sep 4
16. Bowen Country Club News (no. 2); 1931 Aug 29
17. Bowen Country Club News (no. 3); 1932 Aug 20
18. Bowen Country Club News (no. 4); 1935 Aug 24
19. Bowen Country Club News (no number given); 
20. Christmas greetings—Card with fund-raising flyer; [1940 Dec]
21. Christmas greetings from Hull-House—Card; n.d.
22. Dedication of Mary Rozet Smith Cottage;  May 26
23. de Nancrede, Edith—Memorial service program; 1939 Apr 15
24. Edith de Nancrede memorial play, Hull-House Theatre;  May 10-12
25. Fortieth anniversary celebration of Hull-House—Program; 1930 May 9-11 (with original engraving of illustration on cover)
26. From the Christmas concert Hull-House—Card; n.d.
27. Hull-House announces the opening of the Hull-House shop...; n.d.
28. Hull-House Associates—Fund-raising flyer; 1939
29. Hull-House exhibition and Christmas sale...—Postcard; n.d.
30. Hull-House fiftieth anniversary—Program; 1940 may 17-26
31. The Hull-House Italian Mothers’ Club; 1936-37
32. Hull-House Music School; n.d.
33. Hull-House Music School benefit concert—Program; 1935 Apr 22
34. Hull-House Theatre—Having a Wonderful Time—Program; 1939 Apr 14-16
35. Hull-House Yearbook (40th year)
36. Hull-House Yearbook (42nd year)
37. Hull-House Yearbook (45th year)
38 Hull-House Yearbook [49th year); 1939 (with mailer envelope)
39. Jane Addams memorial medal by Nancy Cox McCormac—Postcards & newsclip; n.d.
40. List of Hull-House residents 1889-1929
41. List of residents in Hull-House block and people who come every day to Hull-House; n.d.
42. 1940 Hull-House Christmas season—Flyer
43. Season’s greetings—Card; n.d.
Publications about Hull-House of outside production
44. Addams, Jane, "Youth and the Law"—Survey
Graphic (v. 24 n. 10); 1935 Oct
45. Council of Social Agencies of Chicago—Newsletter re Jane Addams’ funeral; 1935 May 27
46. "Jane Addams"—Booklet by University of Illinois; 
47. "Many Happy Returns" (Hull-House 40th anniversary)—Social Science (v. 6 n. 3); 1930 Summer
48. Newsclips—Addams, Jane—death and funeral; 1935
49. Newsclips—Addams, Jane—miscellaneous; 1960, n.d.
50. Newsclips—Bowen, Louise deKoven
51. Newsclips—Hull-House block demolition, dedication of Hull Mansion; 1963, 1967
53. Northwestern University Settlement—The Neighbor (v. 15 n. 11); 1929 Mar 16
54. Taylor, Graham, "Jane Addams: the Great Neighbor"—Survey Graphic; 1935 July
55. Unity (v. 115 n. 10)—Jane Addams memorial number; 1935 July 15
56. Yarros, Victor S., "Jane Addams—Humanitarian"—Character (v.1 n. 5); 1935 Sep-Oct
1.1 Addams, Jane (1860-1935), ca.
1900, with printed signature
1.2 Addams, Jane, 1924, Moffett, with original signature
1.3 Addams, Jane, ca. 1930, Wallace Kirkland, with three children
1.4 Addams, Jane, 1933, with children [at Bowen Country Club]
1.5 Addams, Jane, ca. 1934, Wallace Kirkland, with child at knee
1.6 Unknown woman [at Bowen Country Club?] in costume
1.7 Hull-House dining hall (Jane Addams at far right), ca. 1930, Wallace Kirkland