• Creator Names Chicago Area Project.
  • Title Chicago Area Project records [manuscript], 1910-1998.
  • Physical description
    • 114 linear ft.
    • 15 sound cassettes.
  • Access and usage restrictions
    • In order to consult series 5, researchers must sign the Chicago History Museum's "Request for Research Access to Confidential Materials" form. Later additions to the collection are closed until processed.
    • For listening purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a listening copy made if one is not available).
  • Collection summary Correspondence, minutes, reports, clippings, newsletters, financial records, and research data of the Chicago Area Project, a community oriented program established in the 1930s for delinquency prevention and research, administered by Clifford R. Shaw and Henry D. McKay; plus related files of the Institute for Juvenile Research; and files of the Illinois Youth Commission, particularly files of Anthony M. Sorrentino. Topics include treatment and prevention of juvenile delinquency through inner city neighborhood programs, primarily on the Near North Side, South Side, and West Side of Chicago (Ill.) and including ethnic groups predominant in those neighborhoods. Other topics include the sociology of urban youth in the United States and the effectiveness of programs for rehabilitation of criminals. Contains papers of sociologists Clifford R. Shaw and Henry D. McKay; materials from community organizations, including the Mexican Civic Committee, the Russell Square Community Committee, and the West Side Community Committee; and Dennis Haffron's study of the Chicago Area Project.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Institute for Juvenile Research records; the William Simon papers; the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans records; the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans visual materials (1974.0020); the Peter R. Scalise papers; the Anthony Sorrentino papers, part 1 and part 2; and the Chicago Area Project photograph collection (1985.0392).
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory available that does not include later additions to the collection.
  • Names
    • Chicago Area Project Archives.
    • McKay, Henry D. (Henry Donald), 1899-1980.
    • Shaw, Clifford R, (Clifford Robe), 1895-1957.
    • Sorrentino, Anthony.
    • Institute for Juvenile Research (Ill.)
    • Illinois. Juvenile Court (Cook County)
    • Illinois. Youth Commission.
    • Haffron, Dennis R.
    • McKay, Henry D. (Henry Donald), 1899-1980.
    • Shaw, Clifford R, (Clifford Robe), 1895-1957.
    • Sorrentino, Anthony.
    • Institute for Juvenile Research (Ill.)
    • Illinois. Youth Commission.
  • Subjects
    • African Americans Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Community organization Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Italian Americans Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Juvenile delinquency Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Juvenile delinquency Illinois Chicago Prevention 20th century.
    • Juvenile delinquents Rehabilitation Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Mexican Americans Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Polish Americans Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Puerto Ricans Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Youth Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Sociologists Illinois Chicago 20th century.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Social conditions 20th century.
    • Near North Side (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Near West Side (Chicago, Ill.)
    • North Lawndale (Chicago, Ill.)
    • South Side (Chicago, Ill.)
    • West Side (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Genre
    • Accounts. aat
    • Articles. aat
    • Audiocassettes. aat
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Minutes. aat
    • Newsletters. aat
    • Reports. aat
    • Research notes. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.