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Abbott, Edith and Grace. Papers, 1870-1967

Edith Abbott received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1905 and was a resident of Hull House until 1920. She served as Associate Director of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy at the University of Chicago and also served as dean. She died in 1957. Grace Abbott received her P...


Adena Miller Rich papers, 1905-1961

After Jane Addams' death in 1935, Adena Miller Rich took over the position of head resident of Hull House. The Adena Miller Rich papers include Hull House records, official correspondence, letters, memos, memorial services, statistical reports, Board of Trustees papers, membership lists, events a...

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Adult Education Council of Greater Chicago records, 1928-1975

The Adult Education Council of Greater Chicago was established in 1924 and incorporated in 1925 as the Chicago Forum Council. The purpose was "to promote understanding and good will by bringing people of different groups into friendly association with each other for discussion of problems related...

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Albany Park Community Council records

Correspondence, minutes, by-laws, constitution revisions, newspaper clippings (1956), programs (1956), 39th Ward map, Teen-Parent Conference records (1956), contact list for presidents (1949-1956), invitation to May 1956 annual meeting, and other records of the Albany Park Community Council, a co...

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Alcoholics Anonymous, Chicago Area Chapter records

Correspondence (originals and photocopies), minutes, newspaper clippings, newsletters, life histories, and sound recordings (1959-1989) of oral histories by members of the Chicago Area Chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous and of conference sessions and speeches.

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Alma Petersen papers

Correspondence, research files, photographs, and other papers of Alma C. Schmidt Petersen and her husband William Petersen, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Most of the collection are records from medical and social service organizations in which Alma Petersen partic...

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American Women's Voluntary Services, Chicago Metropolitan unit records, 1942-1987, bulk 1942-1960

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, scrapbooks, and annual reports of the American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS), Chicago Metropolitan Unit. Collection includes correspondence with members of the Chicago Metropolitan Unit of AWVS and allied organizations, 1943-1983; board min...

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American Women's Voluntary Services visual materials

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.

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Ann Stull Papers

Ann Stull was director of Friendship House in Chicago from 1951 to 1955. Friendship House was a Roman Catholic mission that preached and practiced racial tolerance in the pre-civil rights era. Her collection of rare serials and newspaper clippings documents racism, Catholicism's involvement in in...

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Anthony Sorrentino papers, part 1 and part 2

Part 1 contains biographical materials, correspondence, articles, manuscripts, reports, studies, minutes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and other papers of Anthony Sorrentino, a Chicago sociologist, scholar, and civic leader of Italian descent. Included are articles and reports wri...


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...


Association House of Chicago visual materials, ca. 1900-1964

Black-and-white and color photographic prints and negatives, photographic albums, postcards, photostats, clippings, and drawing related to residents, members, and activities of the Association House of Chicago in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. Images depict children in groups, at...


Bethlehem Howell Neighborhood Center collection, 1894-1969

Bethlehem Center and Howell House were church-related neighborhood houses serving the Pilsen area on the Near West Side. They provided religious, social services, and personal welfare assistance to an immigrant community composed predominantly of Bohemians, Poles, and Czechs. The two centers coop...

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Business and Professional Women's Club of Oak Park, Illinois, records

Scrapbooks (2 vol.) of newsclippings, photographs, dinner programs, and copies of "Echoes," the board minutes and meeting calls from 1958-1959; and a file on the Women's Share in Public Service organization of Chicago, including its meeting calls, board meeting minutes, and newsletters, 1987-1990.

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Cathedral Shelter of Chicago records, 1921-1970

The Cathedral Shelter was established in 1919 as a social service agency of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. The collection consists of annual reports, case files, correspondence, by-laws, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, and published material pertaining to the operation ...

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Catholic Charities collection, 1940-1950

Catholic Charities is a network of charitable organizations in the United States consisting of more than 1,600 community based organizations, often sponsored by the local Roman Catholic religious hierarchy. The Catholic Charities Collection consists of two extensive reports regarding activities i...

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Charitable Institutions collection, 1871-1897

The Charitable Institutions collection reflects an array of charitable work throughout the state of Illinois during the late 19th century. Materials primarily include annual and biennial reports, legislative reports, and constitutions.

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Charlotte E. Senechalle papers, 1950-2001, bulk 1950-1990

Correspondence, board meeting minutes, research files, newspaper clippings, reports, observation notes, and other papers of Charlotte E. Senechalle, primarily relating to her work with school improvement and the conditions of the Cook County Department of Corrections. Included are materials regar...


Chicago Alliance for Collaborative Effort records

Correspondence, newsclippings, pamphlets, and other records of the Chicago Alliance for Collaborative Effort and of its Juvenile Justice Task Force, which worked to develop an integrated system of service delivery to youth, especially in the area of juvenile justice.


Chicago Area Project photograph collection, 1930-1978.

Photoprints relating to inner-city neighborhood programs to prevent and treat juvenile delinquency. Includes shots of staff-members Clifford Shaw, Henry McKay, and Peter Scalise; scenes of youth programs such as the Italian Welfare Council's Jolly Boys Camp (Pistakee Bay, McHenry County, Ill.), R...

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Chicago Commons Association records

Correspondence, minutes (1894-1960), annual and other reports, personnel records, records of clubs based at the settlement house, neighborhood census data and surveys compiled by the Chicago Commons, the second settlement house founded in Chicago, and by the Chicago Commons Association, which ope...

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Chicago Commons. Collection, 1927-1968

The Chicago Commons settlement was founded in 1894 by Graham Taylor, a Dutch reform minister and pioneer of social work in Chicago. Located on Chicago's Northwest side, the settlement was home to a large number of Chicago’s growing immigrant population. Taylor’s daughter Lea Demarest Taylor took ...

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The Chicago Community Trust collection of visual materials, 1893-1959, bulk 1910-1939.

Visual materials primarily relating to the Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund, a Chicago philanthropic organization which merged into The Chicago Community Trust in 1961. Subjects include adult and children's programs, including the Open-Air Schools, 1910-1918; parent nutrition training, social wo...


Chicago Conference on Religion and Race records

Correspondence, minutes, memos, financial records, press releases, and other administrative files of the Chicago Conference on Religion and Race (CCRR), which was founded after the January 1963 Chicago meeting of the National Conference on Religion and Race to facilitate inter-group cooperation w...

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