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Helen Morton papers

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Z16-045

Content Description

The collection contains two 1950s scrapbooks of clippings, pictures, and program fliers from the United South End Settlement and the South End Library as well as the 1978 United South End Settlements Housing Project Reports. The collection is unprocessed. Helen Morton was born June 5, 1898 in Newton, Massachusetts. Morton graduated from the Winsor School in 1916 and Vassar College in 1920. In 1923, she received a Master of Science degree from the Simmons College School of Social Work. Morton was involved in settlement work movement both in Boston and globally. She was executive secretary of the National Student Council of the YWCA, the co-executive of the new National Intercollegiate Christian Council and an elected member of the World Student Christian Federation Executive Committee. During World War II she worked for at the World YWCA in Geneva. In 1949 she returned to Boston to become the Associate Headworker of South End Settlement House. Morton was instrumental in many Boston organizations including the Boston Center for the Arts, Blackstone Park Neighborhood Center, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Community Music Center of Boston, the Volunteer Service Bureau and Inquilenos Boricuas en Accion (Puerto Rican Tenants in Action). She died at the age of 92 in 1991. Accessioned 2016 Jun 01. 45/4

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  • Creation: 1940-1993-(bulk 1950s)


1.48 cubic feet (1.48 cubic feet in 2 oversized boxes.)