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Solon Club of the University Settlement House Collection

Identifier: I-569

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains four 8”x10” black and white photographic prints of Solon Club members from the 1920s and 1950s.


  • undated, 1924-1950s


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open to all researchers by permission of the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society, except items that are restricted due to their fragility.

Use Restrictions

Information concerning the literary rights may be obtained from the Director of Library and Archives of the American Jewish Historical Society. Users must apply in writing for permission to quote, reproduce or otherwise publish manuscript materials found in this collection. For more information contact:

American Jewish Historical Society, Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY, 10011


Historical Note

In the late 1800s, the U.S. saw an influx of immigrants. Reformers sought to aid these newcomers, the bulk of whom were poverty-stricken and living in overcrowded, substandard housing. Settlement houses were designed to alleviate these problems by providing resources and services. Located in the poorest neighborhoods and staffed by volunteers, these centers provided access to such wide-ranging services as education, healthcare, childcare, recreation and public baths. Education included kindergarten as well as adult classes in English and literacy. University Settlement House, founded in 1886 as the Neighborhood Guild, was the first settlement house in the United States.

While there is little information on the Solon Club itself, it may have been a governing body of the University Settlement House or a club for people of like-minded political aims.


.25 Linear Feet


The Solon Club of the University Settlement House Photographs is a collection of photographs of Club members at four different times: 1924, 1956, 1957, as well as an undated photograph taken after 1957.


The collection is arranged into one series as follows:

Physical Location

Located in AJHS New York, NY

Acquisition Information

Donated by Marge Garfield.

Guide to the Records of the Solon Club, undated, 1924-1950s   I-569
Processed by Anne Morain
© 2015
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Description is in English.

Repository Details

Part of the American Jewish Historical Society Repository

15 West 16th Street
New York NY 10011 United States