In Her Own Right

Childcare Cases #295-306

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Date created 1906-1918
Creator Jewish Ys and Centers of Greater Philadelphia. Neighborhood Centre Branch
Description This folder contains a total of twelve case files for families served by the Day Nursery and Shelter (Neighborhood Centre Branch) in the 1910s. Family surnames include Rosenberg, Dukofsky, Spectar, Weinstein, Kramer, Kauffman, Korsansky, Bergman, Aronstein, Saltzman, Kazdan, and Scwartz. Cases touch on topics including employment of Jewish men and women; housing and living conditions; family dynamics, including husbands abandoning wives and the role of fathers in supporting children; illness and medical care for various conditions including tuberculosis and alcoholism; and prevailing assumptions about morality, model behaviour, and mental capacity. The files include references to and records and correspondence from a range of local hospitals, sanitoriums, social work agencies, charities, court systems, and child welfare organizations, including the Jewish Maternity Hospital, University Hospital, Pennsylvania Hospital, Jefferson Hospital, Home for Incurables, Juvenile Aid Society, Bureau for Jewish Children, United Hebrew Charities, General Social Service Bureau, and others.
Size 130
Type Case Files
Subjects Family social work | Children--Medical examinations | Jewish children--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia | Neighborhood Centre (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Social service--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia | Social settlements--Pennsylvania--Philadelphia | Women in charitable work | Young Women's Union (Philadelphia, Pa.) | Kohn, C. Marion, 1884-1969
Geographical location Philadelphia (Pa.)
Language English
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Local Identifier JMJYZ201910000144
Contributing institution Temple University Libraries