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African American dramatists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
African American theater -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
African Americans in the performing arts -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations. (4)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social conditions. (4)
Karamu House. (4)
Theater -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (4)
Community centers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (3)
Friendly Inn Social Settlement (Cleveland, Ohio) (2)
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. (2)
Jelliffe, Rowena Woodham, 1892-1992. (2)
Jelliffe, Russell W., 1891-1980. (2)
Rural-urban migration -- United States. (2)
Second Presbyterian Church (Cleveland, Ohio) Men's Club. (2)
Silver, Dorothy, 1929- (2)
Silver, Reuben, 1925- (2)
Adolescent boys -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. (1)
Boys -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. (1)
Buckeye-Woodland (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Camps -- Ohio -- Chagrin Falls. (1)
Camps -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Charities -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Clark, Harold T. (Harold Terry), 1882-1965. (1)
Cleveland (Ohio) -- Foreign population. (1)
Community development corporations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Community development, Urban -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
East End Neighborhood Center (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
East End Neighborhood House (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Gangs -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Gilpin Players. (1)
Hiram House Social Settlement (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Hough (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Immigrants -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Italian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Juvenile delinquents -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Karamu Foundation. (1)
League Park Center (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
Neighborhood -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Poor -- Ohio -- Cleveland (1)
Recreation centers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
School facilities -- Extended use -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Social work with African Americans. (1)
Social work with delinquents and criminals -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Social workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Women social workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. (1)
Women's Philanthropic Union (Cleveland, Ohio) (1)
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1Title:  East End Neighborhood House Records, Series II     
 Creator:  East End Neighborhood House 
 Dates:  1910-1976 
 Abstract:  East End Neighborhood House was founded in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1907. It originally offered domestic skills classes and recreational activities to new immigrants principally from Hungary. The Center is a social settlement/community center serving Cleveland's Buckeye-Woodland-Woodhill community. Hungarian during the first half of the century, this area became largely Black during the 1960s and 1970s. Throughout this period, the center adjusted its activities to meet the needs of the area and also to take advantage of newly available federal funds. The programs reflected increased attention to the needs of senior citizens and also included expanded daycare programs and mental-health programs. The collection consists of minutes of the Board of Trustees, membership lists, corporate documents, personnel and director search records, general correspondence, financial records, and general program descriptions and budget statements. The collection pertains to the center's operation and includes material relating to its financial crisis, 1974-76, its search for a black director, and the changing racial composition of the area served by the center. 
 Call #:  MS 4252 
 Extent:  0.60 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  East End Neighborhood House (Cleveland, Ohio) | East End Neighborhood Center (Cleveland, Ohio) | Social settlements -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Community centers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Buckeye-Woodland (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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2Title:  Friendly Inn Social Settlement Records, Series II     
 Creator:  Friendly Inn Social Settlement 
 Dates:  1900-1954 
 Abstract:  The Friendly Inn Social Settlement is a Cleveland, Ohio, social settlement founded in 1874 by the Woman's Christian Temperance Union and located in various city neighborhoods, including Broadway and Central, Woodland, and Carver Park Estates. The collection consists of scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and printed materials. The collection is primarily concerned with the Junior Board and includes material relating to its fund raising activities, the 75th anniversary celebration, and other activities. 
 Call #:  MS 4259 
 Extent:  0.40 linear feet (1 container) 
 Subjects:  Friendly Inn Social Settlement (Cleveland, Ohio) | Social settlements -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Camps -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Poor -- Ohio -- Cleveland | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Foreign population. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social conditions.
 
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3Title:  League Park Center Records     
 Creator:  League Park Center 
 Dates:  1952-1970 
 Abstract:  League Park Center, Inc. (f. 1949), located in the Hough neighborhood of Cleveland, Ohio, was started by the Welfare Federation of Cleveland with two social workers in the old business office of League Park (6601 Lexington Ave.), with additional facilities at nearby Dunham Church of Christ. The Center has always had close ties with the Neighborhood Settlement Association, the Center focusing on the "development of Cleveland's inner city youth," with such programs as Headstart and athletic activities. The Center's other interests included improvement of the neighborhood and encouragement of street clubs, which worked for block and street preservation and sometimes promoted youth activities. The collection consists of articles of incorporation, a code of regulations, minutes, annual reports, correspondence, legal and financial papers, project reports, memoranda, newspaper clippings, and pamphlets and posters published by the corporation. 
 Call #:  MS 4238 
 Extent:  2.0 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  League Park Center (Cleveland, Ohio) | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Social work with African Americans. | Neighborhood -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Community development, Urban -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Social settlements -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Community development corporations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social conditions. | Hough (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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4Title:  Reuben and Dorothy Silver Papers     
 Creator:  Silver, Reuben and Dorothy 
 Dates:  1949-1975 
 Abstract:  Reuben and Dorothy Silver were active in Karamu House, a performing arts center and theater, founded in 1915 as an interracial social settlement in Cleveland, Ohio. During their tenure, the Silvers were instrumental in presenting works by African American authors such as Langston Hughes and LeRoi Jones, as well as classics from the American theater. Urban unrest in the community surrounding Karamu and the growing popularity of the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s and 1970s forced a reconsideration of Karamu's goals as they related to interracial theater. During this period, Karamu endured major personnel and financial crises. The collection consists of minutes, reports, correspondence, memoranda, press releases, newspaper clippings, publications, playscripts, schedules, programs, and handbills. Most of the material contained in this collection is concerned with Karamu House and the Silvers' roles there as Theater Director and Theater Assistant from 1955-1976. 
 Call #:  MS 4533 
 Extent:  0.80 linear feet (2 containers) 
 Subjects:  Silver, Reuben, 1925- | Silver, Dorothy, 1929- | Karamu House. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans in the performing arts -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American theater -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American dramatists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Theater -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Social settlements -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations.
 
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5Title:  Reuben and Dorothy Silver Papers, Series II     
 Creator:  Silver, Reuben and Dorothy 
 Dates:  1915-1991 
 Abstract:  Reuben and Dorothy Silver were active in Karamu House, a performing arts center and theater, founded in 1915 as an interracial social settlement in Cleveland, Ohio. During their tenure, the Silvers were instrumental in presenting works by African American authors such as Langston Hughes and LeRoi Jones, as well as classics from the American theater. Urban unrest in the community surrounding Karamu and the growing popularity of the Black Arts Movement in the 1960s and 1970s forced a reconsideration of Karamu's goals as they related to interracial theater. During this period, Karamu endured major personnel and financial crises. The collection consists of audition notices, correspondence, index card notes for a dissertation on Karamu House, Karamu House 75th Anniversary materials, a program manuscript, magazines, newsletters, newspaper clippings, obituaries, play reviews, press releases, theater and workshop programs, minutes, reports, cast and crew lists, play posters, program schedules, and memorabilia. 
 Call #:  MS 4643 
 Extent:  0.70 linear feet (2 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Silver, Reuben, 1925- | Silver, Dorothy, 1929- | Karamu House. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans in the performing arts -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American theater -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American dramatists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Theater -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Social settlements -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations.
 
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6Title:  Hiram House Social Settlement Records     
 Creator:  Hiram House Social Settlement 
 Dates:  1893-1972 
 Abstract:  Hiram House is a pioneer Cleveland, Ohio, social settlement founded in 1896 by a group of Hiram College students led by George Bellamy, who later became Commissioner of Recreation for the city of Cleveland. During the height of its growth the settlement offered a full range of social, educational and recreational activities, but since 1948 it has concentrated its resources on Hiram House Camp in the suburb of Chagrin Falls, Ohio. Before 1948 its primary service area was centered in a neighborhood populated primarily by Jews, Italians and African Americans. The collection consists of minutes, resolutions, financial statements, ledger books, legal papers, correspondence, and employment and administrative policy materials of Hiram House, correspondence and legal and financial papers of George Bellamy, and correspondence from Samuel Mather and other supporters of the settlement. 
 Call #:  MS 3319 
 Extent:  38.00 linear feet (78 containers and 17 oversize volumes) 
 Subjects:  Hiram House Social Settlement (Cleveland, Ohio) | Immigrants -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Social settlements -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Community centers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Recreation centers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | School facilities -- Extended use -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Camps -- Ohio -- Chagrin Falls. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Italian Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Jews -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social conditions.
 
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7Title:  Friendly Inn Social Settlement Records     
 Creator:  Friendly Inn Social Settlement 
 Dates:  1875-1968 
 Abstract:  The Friendly Inn Social Settlement is a Cleveland, Ohio, settlement house founded in 1874 by members of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. It offered a full range of services and social activities, including an outreach program for delinquent boys. Its service area became the center of Cleveland's African American community. The collection consists of minutes, financial statements, reports, evaluations, club journals, correspondence, newspaper clippings, expense accounts, and records of the Women's Philanthropic Union. 
 Call #:  MS 3526 
 Extent:  5.90 linear feet (13 containers and 1 oversize volume) 
 Subjects:  Friendly Inn Social Settlement (Cleveland, Ohio) | Social settlements -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Community centers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Boys -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. | Adolescent boys -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Societies and clubs. | Gangs -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Juvenile delinquents -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Social work with delinquents and criminals -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Social conditions. | Women's Philanthropic Union (Cleveland, Ohio)
 
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8Title:  Karamu House Records     
 Creator:  Karamu House 
 Dates:  1914-1979 
 Abstract:  Karamu House was founded in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, by Russell W. and Rowena Woodham Jelliffe, in conjunction with the Second Presbyterian Church Men's Club, as the Neighborhood Association (later as the Playhouse Settlement), a settlement house promoting interracial activities and cooperation through the performing arts. The Jelliffes saw a need to provide activities and social services for the city's growing African American population, in order to assist in their transition from rural Southern life to an urban setting. The Playhouse Settlement was renamed Karamu Theater in 1927. By 1941, the entire settlement had taken the name Karamu House. The Dumas Dramatic Club was created to support and encourage interest and activities in the performing arts. In 1922, the theater troupe's name was changed to The Gilpin Players in honor of noted African American actor Charles Gilpin. During the 1920s and 1930s, works by many accomplished playwrights were produced at Karamu, including those of Zora Neale Hurston, Eugene O'Neill, and Langston Hughes, whose career was launched at Karamu. In 1939, the house was destroyed by fire. Rebuilding was not completed until 1949. The Jelliffes' mission of an interracial institution continued until the late 1960s, when, under the leadership of new director Kenneth Snipes, Karamu's mission became one of promoting African-American theater and plays specifically about the African-American experience. During this time a professional troupe of actors was formed. In 1982, Karamu formally returned to its original mission as an interracial organization. The collection consists of articles of incorporation, building construction applications, historical accounts, minutes, records of the Board of Trustees, reports, proposals, publications, financial records, contribution records, correspondence, play scripts and related information, announcements of events, programs, memoranda, date books, guest books, newspaper clippings, subject files, ledgers, scrapbooks, and student enrollment cards. Notable correspondents include Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. DuBois, Ida B. Wells, Hubert Humphrey, Eleanor Roosevelt, A. Phillip Randolph, Coretta Scott King, Carter G. Woodson, Eliot Ness, Walter White, Marian Anderson, W.C. Handy, Zora Neale Hurston, Ethel Waters, Countee Cullen, Arna Bontemps, Harry E. Davis, Harry C. Smith, and Jane Edna Hunter. The majority of the papers date from the period after World War II, particularly the 1950s and 1960s. 
 Call #:  MS 4606 
 Extent:  79.21 linear feet (92 containers and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Jelliffe, Russell W., 1891-1980. | Jelliffe, Rowena Woodham, 1892-1992. | Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. | Karamu House. | Gilpin Players. | Second Presbyterian Church (Cleveland, Ohio) Men's Club. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans in the performing arts -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American theater -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American dramatists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Theater -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Social settlements -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Rural-urban migration -- United States. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations.
 
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9Title:  Russell and Rowena Jelliffe Papers     
 Creator:  Jelliffe, Russell and Rowena 
 Dates:  1914-1991 
 Abstract:  Russell W. and Rowena Woodham Jelliffe were social workers who in conjunction with the Second Presbyterian Church Men's Club of Cleveland, Ohio, founded the Neighborhood Association, popularly known as the Playhouse Settlement, in 1915. Founded primarily to aid African Americans who had migrated to Cleveland from the rural South, Playhouse Settlement offered the usual social services, but gained note for its dramatic and artistic programs. In 1927 the Jelliffes acquired property which was remodeled as a theater and named the Karamu Theater. In 1941, the Settlement was renamed Karamu House. The Jelliffes shared the directorship of Karamu House until their retirement in 1963, after which they served as trustees of the Karamu Foundation. Russell Jelliffe was also an active member of the Urban League, the Cleveland Community Relations Council on Race Relations, the executive committee of the local branch of the NAACP, and the Board of the Cleveland Council of Human Relations. He was involved with the Group Work Council of the Welfare Federation and was a trustee of Oberlin College and the Cleveland Civil Liberties Union. Rowena Jelliffe was involved in the NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, the Urban League, the National Theatre Conference, the Board of Trustees of the Cleveland Guidance Center, and the Board of Directors of the American National Theatre and Academy. Both the Jelliffes received numerous honors and awards. The collection consists of correspondence, letters, journals, a diary, date books, speeches, schedules, telegrams, reports, newspaper clippings, Karamu Board of Trustee files, Karamu Foundation files, deeds, publications, blueprints, playscripts, programming information, subject files, memoranda, drawings, manuscripts, research papers and studies, certificates, awards, and scrapbooks. In addition to the personal papers of the Jelliffes, this collection contains a significant collection of the records of Karamu House, including initial negotiations with the Second Presbyterian Men's Club concerning the founding of Neighborhood Association, administrative files, histories, materials concerning the New Building Campaign of the 1940s, correspondence with Harold T. Clark, programming files, materials concerning the search for a new executive director, playscripts, publications, and scrapbooks. Also included in the collection are letters, notes, and a poem written by Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston's play, Sermon. Also included are the records of the Karumu Foundation, 1948-1977. 
 Call #:  MS 4737 
 Extent:  12.71 linear feet (14 containers, 3 oversize volumes, and 1 oversize folder) 
 Subjects:  Jelliffe, Russell W., 1891-1980. | Jelliffe, Rowena Woodham, 1892-1992. | Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967. | Clark, Harold T. (Harold Terry), 1882-1965. | Karamu House. | Karamu Foundation. | Second Presbyterian Church (Cleveland, Ohio) Men's Club. | African Americans -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African Americans in the performing arts -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American theater -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | African American dramatists -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Theater -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Social settlements -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Rural-urban migration -- United States. | Social workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Women social workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Charities -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations -- Ohio -- Cleveland. | Cleveland (Ohio) -- Race relations.
 
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