Marion C. Young Hull House Collection

Dates: 1929-1967
Size: .5 linear feet
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_YOU
Provenance: The materials in this collection were given by a cousin of Marion Young to Mrs. Carl Geisler, a friend, after Young’s death. Mrs. Geisler donated them to Chicago Public Library's Special Collections Department in January 1988.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Marion C. Young Hull House Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.
Processed: February 1992

Biographical Note

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.

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. Young died in 1985.

Scope and Content

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.

Container List

Correspondence

Box 1 Folder 1 Bowen, Louise deKoven, T.L.S. To Marion C. Young; 1936 Dec 8
Box 1 Folder 2 Bowen, Louise deKoven, T.L.S. to Marion C. Young; 1938 May 24 (with receipt)
Box 1 Folder 3 Bowen, Louise deKoven, T.L.S. to Marion C. Young; 1939 May 1
Box 1 Folder 4 Bowen, Louise deKoven, T.L.S. To Marion C. Young; 1942 May 8
Box 1 Folder 5 Bowen, Louise deKoven, T.L.S. To Marion C. Young; 1943 Mar 3 (in brochure entitled "Hull-House in war years 1918 1943"
Box 1 Folder 6 Carr, Charlotte, T.L.S. to Marion C. Young; 1938 May 10
Box 1 Folder 7 D’ Aquila, M., Christmas card, signed, to Marion C. Young; 1937 Dec 22
Box 1 Folder 8 Granata, William John, T.L.S. to Marion C. Young; 1940 Apr 13
Box 1 Folder 9 Granata, William John, T.L.S. to Marion C. Young; [1941 Feb]
Box 1 Folder 10 Lund, Thora, T.L.S. to Marion C. Young; 1930 Apr 9
Box 1 Folder 11 McNally, Ariel, T.L.S. to Marion C. Young; 1933 Dec 29

Hull-House publications

Box 1 Folder 12 Addams, Jane—Memorial U. S. postage stamp, first day of issue; 1940 Apr 26
Box 1 Folder 13 Ballard, Russell Ward & wife—Reception invitation; 1943 Dec 2
Box 1 Folder 14 Bowen, Louise deKoven—80th birthday—invitation & newspaper clippings; 1939
Box 1 Folder 15 Bowen Country Club News (no. 1); 1930 Sep 4
Box 1 Folder 16 Bowen Country Club News (no. 2); 1931 Aug 29
Box 1 Folder 17 Bowen Country Club News (no. 3); 1932 Aug 20
Box 1 Folder 18 Bowen Country Club News (no. 4); 1935 Aug 24
Box 1 Folder 19 Bowen Country Club News (no number given); [1939]
Box 1 Folder 20 Christmas greetings—Card with fund-raising flyer; [1940 Dec]
Box 1 Folder 21 Christmas greetings from Hull-House—Card; undated
Box 1 Folder 22 Dedication of Mary Rozet Smith Cottage; [1940] May 26
Box 1 Folder 23 de Nancrede, Edith—Memorial service program; 1939 Apr 15
Box 1 Folder 24 Edith de Nancrede memorial play, Hull-House Theatre; [1940] May 10-12
Box 1 Folder 25 Fortieth anniversary celebration of Hull-House—Program; 1930 May 9-11 (with original engraving of illustration on cover)
Box 1 Folder 26 From the Christmas concert Hull-House—Card; undated
Box 1 Folder 27 Hull-House announces the opening of the Hull-House shop...; undated
Box 1 Folder 28 Hull-House Associates—Fund-raising flyer; 1939
Box 1 Folder 29 Hull-House exhibition and Christmas sale...—Postcard; undated
Box 1 Folder 30 Hull-House fiftieth anniversary—Program; 1940 may 17-26
Box 1 Folder 31 The Hull-House Italian Mothers’ Club; 1936-37
Box 1 Folder 32 Hull-House Music School; undated
Box 1 Folder 33 Hull-House Music School benefit concert—Program; 1935 Apr 22
Box 1 Folder 34 Hull-House Theatre—Having a Wonderful Time—Program; 1939 Apr 14-16
Box 1 Folder 35 Hull-House Yearbook (40th year)
Box 1 Folder 36 Hull-House Yearbook (42nd year)
Box 1 Folder 37 Hull-House Yearbook (45th year)
Box 1 Folder 38 Hull-House Yearbook [49th year); 1939 (with mailer envelope)
Box 1 Folder 39 Jane Addams memorial medal by Nancy Cox McCormac—Postcards & newspaper clipping; undated
Box 1 Folder 40 List of Hull-House residents 1889-1929
Box 1 Folder 41 List of residents in Hull-House block and people who come every day to Hull-House; undated
Box 1 Folder 42 1940 Hull-House Christmas season—Flyer
Box 1 Folder 43 Season’s greetings—Card; undated

Publications about Hull-House of outside production

Box 1 Folder 44 Addams, Jane, "Youth and the Law"—Survey Graphic (v. 24 n. 10); 1935 Oct
Box 1 Folder 45 Council of Social Agencies of Chicago—Newsletter re Jane Addams’ funeral; 1935 May 27
Box 1 Folder 46 "Jane Addams"—Booklet by University of Illinois; [1967]
Box 1 Folder 47 "Many Happy Returns" (Hull-House 40th anniversary)—Social Science (v. 6 n. 3); 1930 Summer
Box 1 Folder 48 Newspaper clippings—Addams, Jane—death and funeral; 1935
Box 1 Folder 49 Newspaper clippings—Addams, Jane—miscellaneous; 1960, undated
Box 1 Folder 50 Newspaper clippings—Bowen, Louise deKoven
Box 1 Folder 51 Newspaper clippings—Hull-House block demolition, dedication of Hull Mansion; 1963, 1967
Box 1 Folder 52 Newspaper clippings—Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 53 Northwestern University Settlement—The Neighbor (v. 15 n. 11); 1929 Mar 16
Box 1 Folder 54 Taylor, Graham, "Jane Addams: the Great Neighbor"—Survey Graphic; 1935 July
Box 1 Folder 55 Unity (v. 115 n. 10)—Jane Addams memorial number; 1935 July 15
Box 1 Folder 56 Yarros, Victor S., "Jane Addams—Humanitarian"—Character (v. 1 n. 5); 1935 Sep-Oct

PHOTOGRAPHS

Photograph 1.1 Addams, Jane (1860-1935), circa 1900, with printed signature
Photograph 1.2 Addams, Jane, 1924, Moffett, with original signature
Photograph 1.3 Addams, Jane, circa 1930, Wallace Kirkland, with three children
Photograph 1.4 Addams, Jane, 1933, with children [at Bowen Country Club]
Photograph 1.5 Addams, Jane, circa 1934, Wallace Kirkland, with child at knee
Photograph 1.6 Unknown woman [at Bowen Country Club?] in costume
Photograph 1.7 Hull-House dining hall (Jane Addams at far right), circa 1930, Wallace Kirkland
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