XXII. Archive and Manuscript Holdings

218. Archive and Manuscript Holdings

As a result of research conducted at the University of Chicago, the University Archives contain rich resources of primary documents related to Gay and Lesbian studies. While there is no collection devoted to the topic, several collections contain pertinent materials, from student "Social Pathology" papers from the 1920s and 1930s, to correspondence between Esther Newton and her advisor regarding her field-defining dissertation on drag queens in 1968. For an excellent overview of the University of Chicago and its role as a center for the study of gay and lesbian studies see Chad Heap's Homosexuality in the City: A Century of Research at the University of Chicago (Chicago: University of Chicago Library, 2000).

4570. Burgess, Ernest Watson. Ernest W. Burgess. Papers. 1916-1952. 99 linear ft.

Burgess was an influential member of the "Chicago School" of sociology from 1916 to 1952 who took an active interest in sexuality and taught a "Social Pathology" course for many years. In addition to his own research, his collection of papers contains student-gathered information about various social groups, including homosexual communities in Chicago.

Special Collections, Archives.

Burgess, Ernest Watson, 1886-1966/American Sociological Society/Chicago Area Project/Chicago Crime Commission Chicago (Ill.). Dept. of Welfare/Illinois Association for Criminal Justice/Local Community Research Committee/Social Science Research Council (U.S.)/University of Chicago. Dept. of Sociology/Sociology--Study and teaching--Illinois--Chicago.

4571. Hughes, Everett Cherrington. Everett Cherrington Hughes. Papers. 1922-1982. John H. Gagnon and Albert J. Reiss, Jr. 73.5 linear ft.

Contains student papers exploring sexuality, including John H. Gagnon's "The Social Consequences of Imprisonment," a term paper for Sociology 407 from the 1950s, and the manuscript of "The Social Integration of Queers and Peers," by Albert J. Reiss, Jr. published in 1961.

Special Collections, Archives.

Hughes, Everett Cherrington, 1897-/University of Chicago. Dept. of Sociology/University of Chicago. Committee on Human Relations in Industry/Chicago school of sociology.

4572. McKeon, Richard Peter. Richard Peter McKeon. Papers. 1918-1985. 103.5 linear ft.

Contains correspondence from McKeon's tenure as Dean of the Division of the Humanities including documents related to two instances where instructors resigned after their homosexual practices became public.

Special Collections, Archives.

McKeon, Richard Peter, 1900-/University of Chicago--Curricula/University of Chicago. Committee on Social Thought/University of Chicago. Dept. of Philosophy .

4573. Rosenwald, Julius. Julius Rosenwald. Papers. 1856-1932. 35 linear ft. 12 reels of microfilm.

Julius Rosenwald, President and Chairman of the Board of Sears and Roebuck and influential University of Chicago Trustee, served on the Chicago Vice Commission in 1910, an organization devoted to defining

policies to police prostitution. His scrapbooks document the work of the Commission and include newspaper clippings and other documents related to the arrests of males engaged in homosexual practices.

Special Collections, Archives.

Rosenwald, Julius, 1862-1932/University of Chicago--Benefactors.

4574. Schneider, David M. David M. Schneider. Papers. 1935-1995. Esther Newton 67.5 linear ft.

David Schneider, Professor of Anthropology, directed Esther Newton's dissertation, "The 'Drag Queens': A Study in Urban Anthropology" later published as Mother Camp: Female Impersonators in America

(Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice-Hall, 1972). His papers contain correspondence with Newton regarding her project.

Special Collections, Archives.

Schneider, David M., 1918-/Newton, Esther/Transvestism/Homosexuality--United States/Female impersonators .

4575. Davison, Alex W. Clippings on Vice in Chicago. 1907-1911. (Crerar Manuscript 234). 6 v.

Six bound volumes of newspaper clippings on vice in Chicago, including illegal sexual activities.

Special Collections, Archives.

Crime--Illinois--Chicago/Vice/Chicago (Ill.)--History/Scrapbooks.

4576. Farwell, Stanley Prince . Clippings on Social Evils in Chicago, Chiefly the Saloon. 1901-1909. (Crerar Manuscript 235). 3 vols. in Regenstein Special Collections//9 scrapbooks in the Crerar Dewey Collection.

Three bound volumes of newspaper clippings on "social evils" in Chicago. While the collection is primarily devoted to Chicago's saloons, among the clippings are several documenting the arrest of female impersonators.

Special Collections, Archives//Crerar Dewey Coll 178.09773 1.

Bars (Drinking establishments)--Illinois--Chicago/Alcoholism/Drinking of alcoholic beverages/Vice/Chicago (Ill.)--History /Scrapbooks.

4577. Chicago Committee of Fifteen. Chicago Committee of Fifteen. Research Data. 1909-1927. (MS1028). 26 vols.

Twenty-six bound volumes of research data gathered by field investigators exploring crime and vice in Chicago, including illegal sexual activities.

Special Collections, Archives, Ms1028.

Prostitution.