• Collection ID 1993.0214
  • Creator Names American Women's Voluntary Services. Chicago Metropolitan Unit.
  • Title American Women's Voluntary Services collection of visual materials [graphic].
  • Dates [ca. 1950-1960]
  • Physical description
    • ca. 250 photographic prints : b&w ; 15 x 18 1/2 in. or smaller.
    • 14 photomechanical prints : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. and smaller.
    • 32 negatives : b&w ; 4 x 5 in.
    • 10 negatives : col. ; 4 x 5 in.
  • Access and usage restrictions Advance appointment required to view color material in cold storage.
  • Collection summary Primarily photographs of nurseries in Chicago and in Hines (Ill.), staff and volunteers, military personnel, and various activities, such as fundraisers and book drives of the American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS). Also present are AWVS Christmas cards.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the American Women's Voluntary Services, Chicago Metropolitan Unit records.
  • Biographical or Historical Note AWVS was founded by Alice McLean in 1940 and trained thousands of women to drive ambulances, administer first aid, sell war bonds, assist members of military families in need, and set up portable kitchens and field hospitals.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Alexandra J. Sopocko Olivera (1993.0214).
  • Names American Women's Voluntary Services.
  • Subjects
    • Nurseries Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Disabled veterans Illinois.
    • Women volunteers in social service Illinois Chicago.
    • World War, 1939-1945 Illinois.
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.) Social conditions 20th century.
  • Genre
    • Christmas cards. gmgpc
    • Portrait photographs. gmgpc
    • Film negatives. gmgpc
    • Photographic prints Color. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.