• Creator Names Parkway Community House.
  • Title Parkway Community House records [manuscript], 1937-1957.
  • Physical description 1 linear ft. (2 boxes)
  • Collection arrangement Arranged chronologically.
  • Collection summary Consists chiefly of financial records (1937-1949, 1955-1957) and board of directors meeting minutes (1937-1949, 1955-1957) of the Parkway Community House, a neighborhood center. Also included are lists of contributors; reports of fund raising campaigns; general correspondence of the executive director; financial records (1946-1947) of the Skyloft Players, an amateur theater company; and reports (1944-1948) concerning the operation of a nursery school program.
  • Biographical or Historical Note Parkway Community House (formerly the Good Shepherd Community Center) was organized in 1937(?) by the Church of the Good Shepherd (Congregational). For many years, Parkway Community House (PCH) was located at 51st and South Parkway (later King Drive). Parkway Community House sought to meet needs of the surrounding community, which was chiefly African American. Horace Cayton served as Executive Director from December 1939 to 1948 (?). Later PCH moved to 500 E. 67th Street and became part of the Hull House Association.
  • Names
    • Parkway Community House Archives.
    • Cayton, Horace R. (Horace Roscoe), 1903-1970.
    • Good Shepherd Community Center (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Cayton, Horace R. (Horace Roscoe), 1903-1970.
  • Subjects
    • African Americans Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Community centers Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Social settlements Illinois Chicago 20th century.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Social conditions 20th century.
    • Douglas (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Grand Boulevard (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Hyde Park (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Kenwood (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Washington Park (Chicago, Ill. : Community area)
  • Genre
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Financial records. aat
    • Lists. aat
    • Minutes. aat
    • Reports. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.