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  • Collection ID 1980.0170
  • Creator Names Infant Welfare Society of Chicago. Woman's Auxiliary
  • Title Infant Welfare Society of Chicago collection of visual materials, [graphic], [ca. 1908-1970], bulk [ca. 1910-1949].
  • Physical description
    • 1018 photographic prints : b&w ; 37 x 61 cm. (14 1/2 x 24 in.) or smaller.
    • 190 transparencies : lantern slide ; 9 x 11 cm. (3 1/2 x 4 in.)
    • 87 transparencies : col. ; 35 mm.
    • 8 transparencies : b&w ; 5 x 7 in.
    • 58 negatives : cellulose nitrate ; 8 x 10 in.
    • 12 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
    • 1 negative : glass ; 9 x 11 cm. (3 1/2 x 4 in.)
    • 11 broadsides ; 56 x 72 cm. (22 x 28 in.) or smaller.
    • 24 photomechanical prints : b&w ; 46 x 36 cm. (18 x 14 in.) or smaller.
    • 12 pictures : design drawing ; 44 x 77 cm. (17 x 30 1/4 in.) or smaller.
    • 1 item of photographic ephemera.
    • 1 folder of non-graphic material.
  • Access and usage restrictions
    • To consult lantern slides, glass, or color items in the Research Center it is necessary to make an advance appointment (email: Research@chicagohistory.org ).
    • Nitrate negatives restricted from access, see reference copies instead.
  • Collection summary Collection of views of activities of Chicago's IWS, a social service organization which resulted from a merger of the Milk Commission of Chicago and the Children's Hospital Society. Includes scenes at IWS stations with mothers and children being examined by health care staff. Photoprints and lantern slides show nurses visiting clients' homes and instructing parents, usually foreign born, regarding health, nutrition, and giving baths to babies. Also includes images of daycare activities, such as meals and supervised recreation. A few scenes show handicapped children. Includes exteriors of client's homes and IWS stations, including the Child and Family Development Center at 1931 N. Halsted in Chicago. Some publicity material and annual report layouts are held with the collection.
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Credit photographers.
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory available online (1980-170). Other finding aids also are available in the Research Center.
  • Acquisition information Gift of the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago, Women's Auxiliary, 1974 (1980.0170).
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include IWS photographs in the Image file (Master Vertical File) and the Infant Welfare Society of Chicago records.
  • Names
    • Infant Welfare Society of Chicago Photographs.
    • Daley, Richard J., 1902-1976 Portraits.
    • Art Institute of Chicago
    • John H. Alschuler, Inc. (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Infant Welfare Society of Chicago. Child and Family Development Center.
    • Lake Forest Dairy (Ill.) 1910-1919.
    • Infant Welfare Society of Chicago.
  • Subjects
    • African Americans Illinois Chicago.
    • Charitable organizations Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Children Clothing & dress Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Children Health & welfare. lctgm
    • Dairying Illinois. lctgm
    • Domestic life Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • German Americans Illinois Chicago.
    • Health care Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Infants Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Italian Americans Illinois Chicago.
    • Mothers & children Illinois Chicago 1900-1909. lctgm
    • Mothers & children Illinois Chicago 1910-1949. lctgm
    • Nursing Illinois Chicago 1900-1909. lctgm
    • Physicians Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Polish Americans Illinois Chicago.
    • Streets Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Women Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Women Health & welfare Illinois Chicago. lctgm
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.)
  • Genre
    • Ephemera. gmgpc
    • Group portraits. gmgpc
    • Interior views. aat
    • Letterheads. gmgpc
    • Photograph albums. gmgpc
    • Cellulose nitrate negatives. gmgpc
    • Dry plate negatives. gmgpc
    • Dye coupler transparencies. gmgpc
    • Film negatives. gmgpc
    • Film transparencies. gmgpc
    • Halftone photomechanical prints. gmgpc
    • Lantern slides. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
    • Glass negatives. gmgpc
    • Slides. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
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