Bernice Usdane photograph collection, circa 1908-circa 1922  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Usdane, Bernice
Title
Bernice Usdane photograph collection
Dates
circa 1908-circa 1922 (inclusive)
Quantity
13 photographs (1 folder) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
PH1167
Summary
Includes photos of children and adults at Settlement House in Seattle and buildings at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

The Seattle Section of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) founded Settlement House in 1906. (Settlement House was renamed Neighborhood House in 1947). They founded it on the model established by Toynbee Hall in London (1884) and on Jane Addams' Hull House in Chicago (1889). Settlement houses were part of a social reform movement to address problems resulting from industrialization, immigration, and crowded tenements. Seattle's Settlement House was a neighborhood center for Jewish immigrants that provided hundreds of new arrivals with medical and employment assistance, legal services, social orientation, and education.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection includes photos of children and adults at Settlement House in Seattle and buildings at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco.

Other Descriptive InformationReturn to Top

Forms part of the Washington State Jewish Archives.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Contact Special Collections, University of Washington Libraries for details.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Settlement HouseReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1
 Group of Settlement House girls standing on dock
Originally written in album: All aboard for Kidland.
circa 1906-1910s
1 2
 Group of Settlement House girls sitting on grassy hill
Originally written in album: Weeds.
circa 1908-1922
1 3
 Settlement House's Mother Swartz and girls sitting on hillside
Originally written in album: Mother Swartz and the family.In 1908, Hannah Schwartz came from San Francisco to live at Settlement House as the resident worker. She was the first paid employee, worked there for 14 years and was remembered as the beloved house mother.
circa 1908-1922
1 4
 Girls exercising at Settlement House
Originally written in album: Working up an appetite (??!!???)
circa 1908-1922
1 5
 Settlement House girls dancing outdoors
Originally written in album: One, two, three, step.
circa 1908-1922
1 6
 Settlement House girls outdoors
Originally written in album: The little workers.
circa 1908-1922
1 7 circa 1910-1920
1 8 circa 1910-1920

VariousReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 12
 Group at Nisqually Glacier on Mount Rainier
Included are: Eva Stusser (center); her uncle, Julius Shaffer (2nd from left) and her uncle, Izzy Shaffer (2nd from right).Eva Stusser is the mother of Bernice Usdane.
July 5, 1915
1 13 circa 1910s

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)