Neighborhood House records, 1915-1980

Neighborhood House (Madison, Wis.)

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  • Format Mixed Materials; Videos, Slides, Films
  • Physical Details
    • 1.4 cubic feet (4 archives boxes) and
    • 2 films; plus
    • additions of 1.2 cubic feet
    • 737 photographs
    • 3 negatives, and
    • 141 transparencies
  • OCLC ocn173705052, ocn173692731
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  • RESTRICTED: The record books of the Nu Pi Chi Club may be used only with the permission of the archivist.


  • Records, 1915-1980, of Neighborhood House, Madison, Wisconsin's only settlement house, formed in 1916 to improve conditions among the Italian community through education and community organization. Included are correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, publications, and photographs documenting the house and its programs. Also included are various studies, survey data, and analysis of the neighborhood and its residents. A small amount of material relates to the Triangle Urban Renewal Project, and its impact on the area. Scrapbooks and further minutes and record books relate to numerous clubs which operated through the house. Some personal papers relating to Mary Lee Griggs, director of Parent Education and the Play School, and Gay Braxton, Head Resident, are also included. The films are 16 mm footage of a Neighborhood House outing and an educational film for children.


  • Presented by Mary Lee Griggs, Madison, Wisconsin, 1965, 1966, 1968.