• IdentificationMSCSC_74
  • TitleCathedral Shelter of Chicago records MSCSC_74
  • PublisherSpecial Collections
  • LanguageEnglish
  • RepositorySpecial Collections
  • Physical Description3.75 Linear feet
  • Date1921-1970
  • AbstractThe Cathedral Shelter was established in 1919 as a social service agency of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. The collection consists of annual reports, case files, correspondence, by-laws, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, and published material pertaining to the operation of the Cathedral Shelter.
  • OriginationCathedral Shelter of Chicago.

Old Resource ID was Cathedral

The Cathedral Shelter was established in 1919 as a social service agency of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. It offered temporary housing to homeless veterans of the First World War. The Shelter continued to offer temporary care to indigent and transient individuals, primarily adult males, on the Near West Side of Chicago, where the Shelter is located. In 1958, the Cathedral Shelter expanded its services and began treating individuals with addictions to drugs and alcohol.

The collection consists of annual reports, case files, correspondence, by-laws, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, and published material pertaining to the operation of the Cathedral Shelter.

Case records less than 80 years old are closed.

Cathedral Shelter of Chicago records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • NamesCathedral Shelter of Chicago. -- Archives
  • SubjectChicago Community Organizations.
  • Geographic CoverageIllinois--Chicago--Near West Side.