In Her Own Right

Childcare Cases #119-137

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Date created 1912-1921
Creator Jewish Ys and Centers of Greater Philadelphia. Neighborhood Centre Branch
Description This folder contains a total of nineteen case files for families served by the Day Nursery and Shelter (Neighborhood Centre Branch) in the 1910s. Family surnames include Glick, Cooper, Kerbel, Markowitz, Weisbime, Seidenfeld, Brodsky, Herman, Rasummy, Reiner, Goldberg, Pressman, Kaplan, Brody, Shapiro, Silverstein, Wolloch, Lipsuitz, and Fox. Cases mainly pertain to the Shelter rather than the Day Nursery. They touch on topics including the employment of Jewish immigrant women, largely in the garment industry; housing and living conditions; family dynamics and the role of fathers in supporting children; illness and medical care for conditions including tuberculosis, whooping cough, and “insanity”; neighborhood and community relations; and prevailing assumptions about morality, model behavior, 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 Community Health Centre, Pennsylvania Hospital, Jefferson Hospital, Eagleville Sanitorium, Mont Alto Sanitorium, Philadelphia Hospital for the Insane, Philadelphia Social Service Exchange, Juvenile Aid Society, Bureau for Jewish Children, United Hebrew Charities, Young Women’s League, House of Detention for Children, Municipal Court of Philadelphia, and others.
Size 105
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 JMJYZ201910000143
Contributing institution Temple University Libraries