Finding aid for the Eleanor B. Rainey Memorial Institute Records

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Eleanor B. Rainey Memorial Institute
Title: Eleanor B. Rainey Memorial Institute Records
Dates: 1923-1970
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: The Eleanor B. Rainey Memorial Institute is one of the oldest settlement houses in Cleveland, Ohio, first organized by Anna Edwards as a reading and lunch room for boys and workmen in Cleveland's East 55th Street and Superior Avenue area. The institute was named for Eleanor Rainey, whose financial support helped found the settlement in 1904. Following the death of Anna Edwards in 1923, her sister Flora served as director until 1949. The institute joined the Neighborhood Settlement Association in 1959. Since 1967, the institute has attempted to achieve its goals through music, doing so in cooperation with the Cleveland Music School Settlement. The collection consists of materials outlining the history and the 60th anniversary celebration in 1964; trustee, director, and board correspondence, 1938-1966; records detailing the institute's involvement in the Greater Cleveland Neighborhood Centers Association; building upkeep and renovation records; financial statements; general activities material; and a eulogy for Anna Edwards.
MS Number MS 3907
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English