Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Publication Date



Eberly College of Arts and Sciences


Social Work


The development of social welfare history has powerful implications for the study of community practice theory. This historical study examines the Hull House social settlement as an actual, working social service establishment, rather than simply the stage for the activities of its most famous resident, Jane Addams. Hull House is examined as an organization, a campus, and a pioneering set of social programs. Its incorporation, by-laws are examined and all board members serving during Addams' 40 years there are identified. Various aspects of dealing with important donors, cash flows from donations and accountability issues are identified and discussed, as are questions of the budget and selected property management issues. Hull House faced faced all of the administrative challenges and opportunities faced by other human services organizations.

Source Citation

The Financial Management of Hull House. Presented at Annual Program Meeting, Council on Social Work Education. New Orleans LA. March 10, 1991.



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