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Association House of Chicago records, 1899-1972

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, staff handbooks, workshop materials, program reports, staff evaluations, newsletters, scrapbooks of newsclippings, and other materials created by staff, board members, community groups, and support groups affiliated with Association House, a Pr...


Barbour-Powell family collection of visual materials, [1860s-1950s, bulk 1900-1930]

Material from the Barbour-Powell family of Chicago, especially Lillian Powell Barbour and her daughters Lillian and Elizabeth. Includes formal and informal photographs of family members, among these cartes-de-visite of Lillian Powell as child and later, cabinet card portraits of her children; vie...


Clara Elizabeth Hollis McLean photograph collection, 1860s-1970s, bulk 1910s-1950s.

Visual materials relating to Clara Elizabeth Hollis (Mrs. Kirk McLean) and family of Chicago and Winnetka. Subjects include family trips to ranches in Colorado, Wyoming, and Arizona (1900s-1920s); Clara and friends at Bryn Mawr College (ca. 1917-18); family portraits; and Clara and (second) husba...


Descriptive inventory for the Chicago Commons Association visual materials, ca. 1896-1969

Photographic material documenting activities of the Chicago Commons Association settlement houses in the Near West Side of Chicago (Ill.). Includes views of activities for adults, children, teenagers, and senior citizens, such as handicraft, educational, vocational, and social activities. ...


Gads Hill Center records

Correspondence, minutes of meetings of the board of directors of the Gads Hill settlement house, various reports, financial and attendance records, newsclippings, articles, and other sundry papers. Topics include recreational, educational, and social programs and facilities of Gads Hill Center, a...


Guide to Grant Park Cultural and Educational Community Records

This collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, publicity, reports, and publications created by or related to GPCEC or the many civic organizations it partnered with in Chicago. Some of these other organizations include the Mayor...

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Guide to the Viola Spolin Papers, 1925-2003

Viola Spolin has been called the "high priestess of improvisational theatre". Born in Chicago in 1906, Spolin is best known as the creator of theater games, originally created as a series of exercises to aid students in the study of drama. In 1955, Spolin conducted workshops for the Playwrights T...

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Hyde Park Neighborhood Club records, 1936-1985

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC) was founded in 1909 as part of the settlement house movement, to serve neglected or abandoned youth in Chicago's south side neighborhood of Hyde Park. It was deliberately named "the Club" as a reaction to the exclusivity of private clubs of the time. Over th...

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Jewish Community Centers of Chicago records, 1904-1985.

Correspondence, minutes, reports, community surveys, financial records, studies, membership statistics, student records, and scrapbooks of programs and newsclippings by and about the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago and its predecessors: the Chicago Hebrew Institute, 1903-1922, and the Jewish ...

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Lincoln Turners (Chicago, Ill.) records

Records of the Lincoln Turners (Turn Verein Lincoln), a German American athletic club with facilities at 1019 W. Diversey, including: board of trustees minutes; membership rosters (recording dues paid); financial reports and ledgers; copies of the club newsletter; newsclippings; programs; copies ...

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Marie Frid family photograph collection, ca. 1900-1953.

Primarily snapshots of people standing informally in groups, or at leisure. Identified are John and Marie Frid, Emma and Mrs. Mingl. Snapshots show various Midwestern locations such as Lake Geneva and surrounding towns, Green Bay, Madison and the Dells in Wisconsin; Charlevoix, Holland, Interloch...

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Marjorie Stewart Joyner Papers

A wide vareity of materials span nearly seventy years, from the early 1920s to the early 1990s. Included are materials related to Mme C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company and Beauty Schools, UBSOTA (United Beauty School Owners and Teachers Association), Alpha Chi Pi Omega, Chicago Defender Charities...


Maude Cowan photograph collection, 1893-1912.

Studio portraits, class pictures, and snapshots of Cowan, relatives and friends. Snapshots mounted on hand-decorated loose album pages of Cowan and others on vacation trips to Michigan, Denver, South Dakota, and Toronto; two street scenes and one interior view taken in 1912 of residences at Edgec...

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Max Straus Jewish Community Center records, 1936-1968.

Correspondence, minutes of board and staff meetings, reports, surveys, studies, and other records of the Max Straus Center of the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago (JCC), located at 3715 West Wilson Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood. Plus materials received from the JCC central office, and...

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Oral history archives of Chicago Polonia

Interviews with 140 Chicagoans of Polish descent who immigrated to America between 1880 and 1930 or were born in America during this period.


Programmes of St. Ignatius College, 1903-1916.

Scrapbook contains jubilee cards, programs, schedules, tickets, advertisements, flyers, memorial booklets, circulars, menus, illustrations, postcards, song lyrics, Mass cards, sheet music, and catalogs. Subjects include James Edward Cardinal Quigley, St. Ignatius College, debate contests, basebal...

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Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago records

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, committee and division files, member agency files, annual and other reports, historical summaries, statistical information and printed materials of the Welfare Council relating to the evaluation and coordination of private charities and public health an...


YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago collection of visual materials, [ca. 1860-1962, bulk 1890-1959]

Visual materials that chronicle the initial years and subsequent growth of the YMCA, a social service organization in the Chicago metropolitan area. Subjects include staff members (individual and groups); annual meetings; program activities for adults, teens and children; camps in service includi...

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