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- Tags: assimilation
Teaching Aliens Good Citizenship
This newspaper article explains the topic of discussion during the luncheon of the Member's Council of the Chamber of Commerce at the Bellevue-Stratford luncheon. In it, several members lay out the benefits of the Americanization movement.
Citizenship In Philadelphia
The document outlines how to become a citizen of Philadelphia, and what residents need to know in order to live a happy and prosperous life. It outlines detailed information regarding health, water supply, cleaning and waste disposal, recreation, and…
Tags: Americanization, assimilation, Citizenship
Immigrants in night school
This photo depicts immigrants taking classes in night school. When Gruenberg and her family arrived in Minnesota, her mother took classes to polish her English.
Americanizing the foreign born through friendly rent collectors
This article describes the work and goals of the "friendly rent collectors" of the Octavia Hill Association in Philadelphia. These women go to the houses of immigrants to collect rent and in doing so inspect the properties and tenants giving them…
Before and After
The OHA shows how they improved living conditions in Philadelphia, and they asked people to invest in their company stock
Map of a Philadelphia neighborhood showing the different immigrant communities who lived there.
Overview of immigrant home projects throughout the course of several years, including one project that had a "demoralizing effect on O.H.A. [Octavia Hill Association]." This list chronicled the organization's efforts to improve housing conditions for…
Friendly Rent Collectors
Newspaper ad from the Octavia Hill Association showing that Philadelphians could Americanize the foreign-born through friendly rent collectors.
Hector McIntosh Playground
This informational pamphlet describes the benefits of the Octavia Hill Association's project, the Hector McIntosh playground at Front and League Streets. Members of the Octavia Hill Association received this pamphlet so they could see how their money…
Help Us Acquire
Newspaper ad asking for people to buy company stock in Octavia Hill Association reads "Help US Acquire Ownership or Management of Property Like This and rid the city of a menace by replacing it with a sanitary home that will yield a profit at a small…