Northwestern

Northwestern University Settlement Association Food Client Records Edit

Summary

Identifier
41/11

Dates

  • 1985-1986 (Creation)

Extents

  • 3.00 Boxes (Whole)

Names

Subjects

Notes

  • Scope and Contents

    In addition to the many educational and recreational programs offered by the Northwestern University Settlement to the residents of the West Town neighborhood, the Settlement has also provided emergency assistance through its Emergency Food Pantry and Clothing Supply.

    This series consists of three boxes of client information files generated by the Settlement's emergency assistance program between Spring, 1985 and September, 1986, arranged roughly in alphabetical order by client name.

    The records consist mainly of photocopies of identification presented by the clients in order to verify their residence within the Settlement's jurisdiction. Forms of identification include driver's licenses, rent receipts, utilities bills, library cards, Medicaid and Public Aid cards, and other items that would establish the client's residence. Some of the identification materials are accompanied by Settlement “Intake Information Sheets” or “Application for Food” forms, which give details about the individual's situation. Files also include referral letters from other private and public agencies, as well as a few letters relating to other forms of assistance (referrals, drug counseling, legal advice) offered by the Settlement. Because identification was required each time a client requested assistance, many individuals are represented more than once. Each file has hand-written notations by the Settlement worker with the date and, often, a code indicating the assistance rendered.

  • Abstract

    The Northwestern University provided emergency assistance through its Emergency Food Pantry and Clothing Supply. This series consists of three boxes of client information files generated by the Settlement's emergency assistance program between Spring, 1985 and September, 1986. The records consist mainly of photocopies of identification presented by the clients in order to verify their residence within the Settlement's jurisdiction.

  • Arrangement Note

    The files are arranged roughly in alphabetical order by client name.

  • Conditions Governing Access

    These Food Client Records may only be consulted only with the permission of the University Archivist.

  • Method of Acquisition

    The records were separated from Accession #90-160, donated to the University Archives by the Northwestern University Settlement via Executive Director Ron Manderschied and Doris Overboe on October 15, 1990.

  • Existence and Location of Originals

    unspecified

  • Related Materials

    The records' original arrangement, in alphabetical order by subject, was retained, but several large, coherent categories were separated from the General Administrative Files, organized separately, and assigned their own series numbers.

    Series 41/1: General Administrative Files, 1891-1995 (73 boxes)
    Series 41/2: Case Files, 1908-1976 (79 boxes)
    Series 41/3: Delinquent Boys Case Files, 1929-31, 1938-9 (5 boxes
    Series 41/4: Financial Records, 1918-1971
    Series 41/5: Clubs and Classes Attendance and Registration Cards, 1936-1953 (25 boxes)
    Series 41/6: Photographs, 1890-1991 (8 boxes)
    Series 41/7: Scrapbooks, 1892-1984 (20 boxes)
    Series 41/8: Evanston Woman's Board, 1911-1990 (7 boxes)
    Series 41/9: North Shore Junior Board, 1937-1992 (14 boxes)
    Series 41/10: Lenora E. Clark Diary, 1906-1910 (1 box)
    Series 41/11: Food Client Records, 1985-1986 (3 boxes)

  • Separated Materials

    A small amount of duplicate and extraneous material was discarded.

  • Processing Information

    Janet C. Olson, May 1997.

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