University Settlement is a social settlement founded in 1926 in a predominantly Polish neighborhood in Cleveland, Ohio. It was originally named the University Neighborhood Centers and was operated by the School of Applied Social Sciences of Western Reserve University as a training program for graduate students while providing a full range of community services and activities. In 1936 it changed its affiliation to the Welfare Federation of Cleveland and its name to the University Settlement. The collection consists of unmounted photographs and negatives relating to activities sponsored by and facilities of University Settlement, Cleveland, Ohio. Included are views of parades, dances, plays, playgrounds, teen canteens, senior activities, games, nursery school, clubs, and general interior views of the Settlement. Also included are views of the groundbreaking for the Fleet Avenue building, Ottawa Lodge Camp, and various trips. Group and individual portraits include those of neighborhood residents, Eleanor Grimes, and several group portraits which include Mayor Ralph J. Perk. Photographs of the East 55th Street and Broadway Avenue area are also included.