Rich, Adena Miller, 1888-1967

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Adena Miller Rich was Director of the Immigrants Protective League and successor to Jane Adams as Head Resident of Hull-House. Mrs. Rich had a long association with Chicago social service organizations and was involved in the League of Women Voters and the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy. Adena Miller Rich was a Hull-House Resident from 1926 to 1935. As such she acted as Jane Addams' secretary and confidante. Upon Jane Addams' death, she was appointed Head Resident. In this position she established a student loan fund, expanded the programs of the Citizenship and Naturalization Department and the Music School. Mrs. Rich resigned as Head Resident in 1937 in part to devote more time to the Immigrants Protective League. She remained as Director of the IPL until her retirement in 1954.

From the description of Adena Miller Rich papers, 1923-1964. (University of Illinois-Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52352697

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associatedWith Addams, Jane, 1860-1935. person
associatedWith Comstock, Harriet T. (Harriet Theresa), b. 1860. person
associatedWith Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Immigrants' Protective League (Chicago, Ill.) corporateBody
associatedWith Rich, Adena Miller, Rich, Adena Miller. person
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Birth 1888

Death 1967



Ark ID: w69317nf

SNAC ID: 11252520