Taylor Street Archives is designed to preserve the names and memories of those who emigrated from the shores of southern Italy, at the turn of the 20th century, and their offspring who were born and raised in the Hull House neighborhood, Taylor Street’s Little Italy. Our primary purpose is to record those memories that capture both the essence and spirit of growing up on Taylor Street.
Be sure to click on the various links across the top to see the pages of the Archives. You will find some stories, history, and links to other important web sites.
Join the Taylor Street Archives Family Tree. We invite you to join the Taylor Street Archives Family Tree. Instructions and application for joining the Family Tree of The Taylor Street Archives. Please read the instructions and download the Application.
Applicants for the $250 Scholarship
While designed for graduate students, any student with an interest in the history of the Jane Addams’ Hull House and the community it served can apply. Applicants must submit a paper researching the relationship that existed between Hull House and the near-west side community that Jane Addams had labeled “The Hull House Neighborhood.” If accepted for inclusion in the Taylor Street Archives, the applicant would receive the $250 scholarship. Visit the Scholarships Page for more details.
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Don’t forget to use the search bar at the top of the left sidebar. The search function makes it easy to find relevant information here on Taylor Street Archives.
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