Ingram, Frances (1874-1954) Papers, 1894-1953

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator: Frances Ingram, 1874-1954

Title: Papers, 1894-1953

Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.

Size of Collection: 4 cubic feet

Location Number: Mss./A/I54a

Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, speeches and papers written by Ingram, speeches and papers written by others, reports by governmental and private organizations, copies of proposed laws, articles and newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous items related to Ingram’s involvement in social work in Louisville during the early twentieth century. Includes information on Ingram’s career as a social worker, activist, and head resident of the Louisville settlement house, Neighborhood House. The majority of this collection has been digitized. To view PDF scans, click on the links provided in the folder list below.

Also contains some of Ingram’s personal correspondence, biographies of and clippings about her, and information on her graduation from Louisville Girls’ High School and Louisville Normal School.

Biographical Note

Frances MacGregor Ingram was a social worker in Louisville during the early twentieth century and the Head Resident of the Neighborhood House settlement from 1905 to 1939. During that time, she worked on issues regarding child welfare, child labor, vice, working women, and the Americanization of immigrants. Ingram was involved with social work groups such as the American Association of Social Workers, the National Federation of Settlements, and the Kentucky Child Labor Association. She was a graduate of Louisville Girls’ High School, Louisville Normal School, and the University of Louisville. After her retirement from Neighborhood House, she moved to Philadelphia but returned to Louisville shortly thereafter. She died in Louisville in early 1954 and is buried in Cave Hill Cemetery.

Folder List

Folder 1: Personal Correspondence

Folder 2: Ingram – Biographies

Folder 3: Ingram – Clippings

Folder 4: Ingram – Education

Folder 5: Americanization – Correspondence

Folder 6: Americanization – Speeches

Folder 7: Americanization – Aids and Study Guides

Folder 8: Americanization – Articles (click to access PDF)

Folder 9: Americanization – Clippings and Miscellaneous (click to access PDF)

Folder 10: Neighborhood House – Correspondence (click to access PDF)

Folder 11: Neighborhood House – Activities (click to access PDF)

Folder 12: Neighborhood House – Annual Reports (click to access PDF)

Folder 13: Neighborhood House – Club Reports (click to access PDF)

Folder 14: Neighborhood House – Studies (click to access PDF)

Folder 15: Neighborhood House – Stories (click to access PDF)

Folder 16: Neighborhood House – Stories for Book (click to access PDF)

Folder 17: Neighborhood House Story Introduction (click to access PDF)

Folder 18: Neighborhood House – Papers (click to access PDF)

Folder 19: Neighborhood House – Fiftieth Anniversary

Folder 20: Neighborhood House – Pre-Ingram Materials

Folder 21: Neighborhood House – Canteen (click to access PDF)

Folder 22: Neighborhood House – Lists

Folder 23: Neighborhood House – Ethnic Food (click to access PDF)

Folder 24: Neighborhood House – Speeches and Article Transcripts (click to access PDF)

Folder 25: Neighborhood House – Articles, Publications, and Clippings

Folder 26: Neighborhood House – Miscellaneous

Folder 27: Family Studies, 1932 (click to access PDF)

Folder 28: Child Labor – Correspondence (click to access PDF)

Folder 29: Child Labor – Cases and Laws (click to access PDF)

Folder 30: Child Labor – Essays (click to access PDF)

Folder 31: Child Labor – Publications (click to access PDF)

Folder 32: Child Labor – Committee Reports and Clippings (click to access PDF)

Folder 33: Child Welfare – Correspondence (click to access PDF)

Folder 34: Child Welfare – Legal and Government (click to access PDF)

Folder 35: Child Welfare – Lectures and Minutes (click to access PDF)

Folder 36: Child Welfare – Publications (click to access PDF)

Folder 37: Child Welfare – Pamphlets, Clippings, Miscellaneous (click to access PDF)

Folder 38: Delinquency (click to access PDF)

Folder 39: The American Child (click to access PDF – PARTIAL ONLY)

Folder 40: Kentucky Welfare Association (click to access PDF)

Folder 41: Kentucky Children’s Bureau (click to access PDF)

Folder 42: Report on Child Caring Institutions in Kentucky, pt. 1 (click to access PDF)

Folder 43: Report on Child Caring Institutions in Kentucky, pt. 2 (click to access PDF)

Folder 44: Recreation – Correspondence (click to access PDF)

Folder 45: Recreation – Programs and Pamphlets (click to access PDF)

Folder 46: Recreation – Neighborhood House Activities (click to access PDF)

Folder 47: Recreation – Papers I (click to access PDF)

Folder 48: Recreation – Papers II (click to access PDF)

Folder 49: Recreation – Reports (click to access PDF)

Folder 50: Recreation – Playground Theory (click to access PDF)

Folder 51: Recreation – Articles (click to access PDF)

Folder 52: Recreation – Clippings (click to access PDF)

Folder 53: Recreation – Miscellaneous (click to access PDF)

Folder 54: Recreation Council (click to access PDF)

Folder 55: Jefferson County White House Conference (click to access PDF – PARTIAL ONLY)

Folder 56: Jefferson County White House Conference, 1933 Report (click to access PDF)

Folder 57: Dance Halls (click to access PDF)

Folder 58: Dance, Substitutes for Saloons, etc. (click to access PDF)

Folder 59: Night Messengers (click to access PDF)

Folder 60: Louisville Fresh Air Home – Correspondence (click to access PDF)

Folder 61: Louisville Fresh Air Home – Papers (click to access PDF)

Folder 62: Louisville Fresh Air Home – Annual Reports, 1915-1927 (click to access PDF)

Folder 63: Louisville Fresh Air Home – Annual Reports, 1928-1940 (click to access PDF)

Folder 64: Louisville Fresh Air Home – Music (click to access PDF)

Folder 65: Louisville Fresh Air Home – Clippings (click to access PDF – PARTIAL ONLY)

Folder 66: Louisville Fresh Air Home – Miscellaneous (click to access PDF)

Folder 67: Unemployment – Correspondence and Publications (click to access PDF)

Folder 68: Unemployment – Reports, Clippings, Miscellaneous (click to access PDF)

Folder 69: League for Industrial Democracy (click to access PDF)

Folder 70: Housing (click to access PDF)

Folder 71: Prison Probation Reform (click to access PDF)

Folder 72: Social Work – Correspondence (click to access PDF)

Folder 73: Social Work – American Association of Social Work (click to access PDF)

Folder 74: Social Work – Publications (click to access PDF – PARTIAL ONLY)

Folder 75: Social Work – Clippings and Miscellaneous (click to access PDF)

Folder 76: New York School of Social Work (click to access PDF)

Folder 77: National Folk Festival

Folder 78: The Inquiry/Race Relations Commission (click below to access PDFs)

Folder 79: Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs – Public Welfare Committee (click to access PDF)

Folder 80: Kentucky Child Welfare Commission (click to access PDF)

Folder 81: Kentucky Child Welfare Commission – Minutes (click to access PDF)

Folder 82: Louisville and Jefferson County Children’s Home (click to access PDF)

Folder 83: Louisville Industrial School of Reform (click to access PDF)

Folder 84: Kentucky Children’s Code Commission (click to access PDF)

Folder 85: National Probation Association – Correspondence, 1921-1930 (click to access PDF)

Folder 86: National Probation Association – Correspondence, 1931-1935, 1948 (click to access PDF)

Folder 87: National Probation Association – Reports and Clippings (click to access PDF)

Folder 88: National Probation Association – Miscellaneous (click to access PDF)

Folder 89: Settlements – General Material

Folder 90: Settlements – Papers and Articles

Folder 91: Settlements – Printed Materials

Folder 92: Settlements – Examples

Folder 93: Settlements and Depression (click to access PDF)

Folder 94: Pine Mountain Settlement School

Folder 95: Louisville Federation of Settlements (click to access PDF)

Folder 96: National Federation of Settlements – Correspondence (click to access PDF)

Folder 97: National Federation of Settlements – 50th Anniversary of Settlements in the South (click to access PDF)

Folder 98: National Federation of Settlements – Minutes and Memos

Folder 99: National Federation of Settlements – Reports and Surveys (click to access PDF)

Folder 100: National Federation of Settlements – Burns Studies

Folder 101: National Federation of Settlements – Medical Care in Settlements (click to access PDF)

Folder 102: National Federation of Settlements – Unemployment (click to access PDF)

Folder 103: National Federation of Settlements – “Powers and Needs of the Settlement” (1923)

Folder 104: National Federation of Settlements – Miscellaneous, 1937 (click to access PDF)

Folder 105: National Federation of Settlements – Miscellaneous

Folder 106: Syrians (click to access PDF)

Folder 107: Charities Endorsement

Folder 108: 1937 Flood (click to access PDF)

Folder 109: 1937 Flood Chapter (click to access PDF)

Folder 110: World War I Chapter (click to access PDF)

Folder 111: Honorary Degree Ceremony

Folder 112: Caroline Manning (click to access PDF)

Folder 113: Linda Neville (click to access PDF)

Folder 114: Graham Taylor

Folder 115: Community Chest

Folder 116: Mental Hygiene (click to access PDF)

Folder 117: Crafts

Folder 118: Native American Dances (click to access PDF)

Folder 119: Community Service (click to access PDF)

Folder 120: Literature (click to access PDF)

Folder 121: Kentucky Pageantry (click to access PDF)

Folder 122: Women (click to access PDF)

Folder 123: Women’s Organizations (click to access PDF)

Folder 124: Working Women (click to access PDF)

Folder 125: Institutes (click to access PDF)

Folder 126: Bibliography

Folder 127: Miscellaneous Sociological Materials

Folder 128: Miscellaneous Articles

Folder 129: Miscellaneous Pamphlets I

Folder 130: Miscellaneous Pamphlets II

Folder 131: Miscellaneous Pamphlets III

Folder 132: Bound Pamphlets

Folder 133: Neighborhood: A Settlement Quarterly

Folder 134: Miscellaneous Notebook

Folder 135: Miscellaneous

Folder 136: Notebook, 1912-1928 (click to access PDF)

Folder 137: Journal, 1921 (click to access PDF)

Folder 138: Kentucky Appointment Certificates (oversize)

Subject Headings

Addams, Jane, 1860-1935

Adult education – Kentucky

American Association of Social Workers

Americanization

Anderson, Mary, 1872-1964

Burns, Allen T.

Charities – Kentucky – Louisville

Child labor

Child welfare

Children – Institutional care

Chute, Charles Lionel, 1882-1953

Creech, William, 1845-1918

Crime

Dance halls – Kentucky – Louisville

Depressions – 1929

Drug traffic – Kentucky – Louisville

Federations, Financial (Social service)

Floods – Kentucky – Louisville

Folk festivals

Hill, Archibald A., 1871-1907

Hill, Mary Anderson

Immigrants – Kentucky – Louisville

Indian dance – North America

J.B. Speed Memorial Museum

Juvenile courts – Kentucky – Jefferson County

Juvenile delinquency

Kentucky Child Labor Association

Kentucky Child Welfare Association

Kentucky Children’s Code Commission

Kentucky Federation of Women’s Clubs

Kentucky Welfare Association

Kentucky. Children’s Bureau

Lasker, Bruno, 1880-1965

League for Industrial Democracy

Louisville Federation of Settlements

Louisville Fresh Air Home

Louisville Industrial School of Reform

Louisville-Jefferson County Children’s Home

Louisville School of Social Work

Manning, Caroline

Medical care

Mental illness

National Child Labor Committee (U.S.)

National Probation Association (U.S.)

Neighborhood House (Louisville, Ky.)

Neville, Linda

New York School of Social Work

Norman, J. Van Dyke

Orgera, Louis

Paperboys – Kentucky – Louisville

Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.)

Playgrounds – Kentucky – Louisville

Probation

Prostitution – Kentucky – Louisville

Recreation and juvenile delinquency

Sinclair, Upton, 1878-1968

Smith, John F., 1878-1940

Social service

Social settlements

Social work with children

Sociology – Bibliography

Sociology – Periodicals

Syrians – Kentucky – Louisville

Taylor, Graham, 1851-1938

Tenement House Commission (Louisville, Ky.)

Unemployment – Social aspects

United States. Women’s Bureau

University of Louisville

War Recreation Board (Louisville, Ky.)

White House Conference on Child Health and Protection

Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 – Criticism and interpretation

Women employees

Women – Societies and clubs

World War, 1914-1918 – Social aspects – Kentucky – Louisville

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