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  • Collection ID 1980.0171
  • Creator Names Association House of Chicago.
  • Title Association House of Chicago photograph collection [graphic].
  • Dates 1900-1965.
  • Physical description
    • 8 albums (404 photographic prints and a few clippings) ; 26 x 28 cm. (9 1/4 x 11 in.) or smaller.
    • 391 photographic prints : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. or smaller.
    • 3 photographic prints : col. ; 9 x 9 cm. (3 1/2 x 3 1/2 in.)
    • 23 negatives : cellulose nitrate negative ; 9 x 11 cm. (3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.)
    • 5 photomechanical prints : postcard ; 9 x 14 cm. (3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)
    • 1 photomechanical print : stat ; 8 x 6 cm. (2 x 3 in.)
    • 1 drawing : ink drawing ; 18 x 24.5 cm. (7 x 9 1/2 in.)
    • 1 folder of non-graphic material.
  • Access and usage restrictions
    • Advance appointment required to view color material in cold storage.
    • Nitrate negatives closed pending digitization.
  • Collection summary Photoprints depict residents, members and activities of Association House, a settlement house located in Chicago's West Town community area. Most photos show children in groups, at structured play in classroom or gymnasium situations, and at unstructured play at playgrounds, beaches, or camps (in Delevan, Wisc. and Grays Lake, Ill.). Children are also shown at parties and banquets, participating in theatrical performances, and receiving child care. Scenes with adults show residents supervising children, and members participating in English or stenographic classes, social functions, theatrical performances, and hobbies (e.g., rugmaking). Includes a few portraits of directors, notably Alfred E. Rath, and early administrators Carrie B. Wilson, Norma Williams and Ellen Holt. Some photoprints are identified; album spanning 1900-1917 is captioned.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include Association House of Chicago records.
  • Finding Aids Note Finding aid available online (1980-171).
  • Acquisition information Gift of Association House of Chicago (1980.0171).
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Credit photographer(s).
  • Names
    • Holt, Ellen Portraits.
    • Rath, Alfred E. Portraits.
    • Rath, Nancy Susan Portraits.
    • Williams, Norma Portraits.
    • Wilson, Carrie B. Portraits.
    • Association House of Chicago Photographs.
    • Boys' Clubs of America Portraits.
    • Boy Scouts of America Portraits.
  • Subjects
    • Adult education Illinois Chicago 1900-1969. lctgm
    • Beaches Illinois Chicago 1900-1969. lctgm
    • Camps Illinois Grays Lake 1900-1969. lctgm
    • Camps Wisconsin Delevan 1900-1969. lctgm
    • Charitable organizations Illinois Chicago 1900-1969. lctgm
    • Chess Illinois Chicago 1900-1969. lctgm
    • Child care Illinois Chicago 1900-1969. lctgm
    • Children Illinois Chicago 1900-1969. lctgm
    • Children Health & welfare Illinois Chicago 1900-1969.
    • Children cooking Illinois Chicago 1900-1969. lctgm
    • Children playing Illinois Chicago 1900-1969. lctgm
    • Children playing billiards Illinois Chicago 1900-1969. lctgm
    • Christmas Illinois Chicago 1900-1969.
    • Ethnicity Illinois Chicago 1900-1969.
    • Floor coverings Illinois Chicago 1900-1969. lctgm
    • Halloween Illinois Chicago 1900-1969.
    • Gymnasiums Illinois Chicago 1900-1969. lctgm
    • Libraries Illinois. Chicago 1900-1969. lctgm
    • Playgrounds Illinois Chicago 1900-1969. lctgm
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Economic conditions 1900-1969.
    • Grayslake (Ill.) Photographs.
    • Delevan (Wis.) Photographs.
    • West Town (Chicago, Ill.) 1900-1969 Photographs.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Streets North Ave. West 474.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Streets North Ave. West 2150.
  • Genre
    • Photograph albums. gmgpc
    • Postcards. gmgpc
    • Albumen prints. gmgpc
    • Cellulose nitrate negatives. gmgpc
    • Ink drawings. gmgpc
    • Photographic prints Color. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
    • Stats. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/1980/171.htm