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Volume Listing > Volume 16 > The "Jacobs' house"

Harman, Ruth; Lekachman, Charlotte "The "Jacobs' house""


The Jacobs' House: Sociologist Herbert Jacobs (1864-1948) created the Wisconsin University Settlement Association in Milwaukee as a project to battle social and economic problems related to labor legislation, health care, and recreational work in Milwaukee. The Wisconsin University Settlement was a non-profit settlement house geared toward helping underprivileged neighboorhoods like Milwaukee's Fourteenth Ward. The settlements helped needy families with clubs and classes in English literature, arithmetic, and sewing. The Wisconsin University Settlement Assosciation closed its doors in 1931. (29 pages)

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Citation: Harman, Ruth; Lekachman, Charlotte "The "Jacobs' house"" Wisconsin Magazine Of History. Volume: 16 /Issue: 3 (1932-1933)

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