University Settlement House
University Settlement House
The University Settlement House is located at 184 Eldridge Street (corner of Rivington and Eldridge streets) on New York's
Lower East Side. It provides myriad services for the mostly immigrant population of the neighborhood and has since 1886, when it was established as the first settlement housein the United States.
settlement house, much like better-known settlement houses like Hull Housein Chicago and the Henry Street Settlement(also on the Lower East Side), served as a meeting place for some of the tens of thousands of immigrants who arrived in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century. They provided courses for new immigrants on everything from politics to the English language to basketball. The University Settlement House also included a library, kindergarten and bath house. These settlements were also loci of Progressive reform.
Unlike at Hull House and the Henry Street Settlement, the resident workers at the University Settlement originally were all men and in the early 20th century, when journalism was emerging as a legitimate form of social protest and a means of reform, several of these men were writers in addition to settlement house workers. Residents from 1900-1907 included: socialist writer
William English Walling(a founder of the NAACP); Pulitzer Prize winner Ernest Poole; former New Yorker columnist Howard Brubaker; writer Arthur Bullard; journalist Hamilton Holt; and author Walter Weyl, a founding editor of The New Republic. Their interest in reform led to several articles and books on the housing and employment situation of workers on the Lower East Side, particularly women and children.
One issue that captured the imagination of many of the "University Setttlement" writers was revolution in Russia. Many of the immigrants they met on the Lower East Side were Jews from the
Russian empirewho were typically severely repressed under Nicholas II of Russia. Through their interaction with these immigrants, several of the residents became vocal advocates of reform in Russia. In 1905-1906, Poole, Walling and Bullard traveled to Russia to cover the abortive 1905 Revolution. They established contacts and helped establish a connection between radical writers in the United States and Russian revolutionaries. ----
Allen Davis, Spearheads for Reform: The Social Settlements & the Progressive Movement, 1890 to 1914 (New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1985, reprint).
Mina Carson, Settlement Folk: Social Thought and the American Settlement Movement, 1885-1930 (The University of Chicago Press, 1990).
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