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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the University of Chicago Alumni Foundation Records 1941-1965

© 2012 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

University of Chicago. Alumni Foundation. Records

Dates:

1941-1965

Size:

10.75 linear feet (10 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Alumni Foundation was established in 1941 by University of Chicago alumni dedicated to raising money for undergraduate education. This collection tracks fundraising campaigns from 1941 to 1965, and contains correspondence, membership lists, minutes, progress reports, and scrapbooks. It includes the Foundation's "Honor Roll" of donors for 1942-1946.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: University of Chicago. Alumni Foundation. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.

Historical Note

The Alumni Foundation was established in 1941 by University of Chicago alumni dedicated to raising money for undergraduate education.

Scope Note

This collection tracks fundraising campaigns from 1941 to 1965. The collection is organized first by campaign year, covering fundraising campaigns from 1948-1955 and 1959-1961, each year containing correspondence, membership lists, minutes, and progress reports. The collection includes the Foundation's "Honor Roll" of donors for 1942-1946. Contributions are broken down by graduating class, city, and degree granted; individual contribution amounts are not listed. The collection concludes with scrapbooks containing fundraising materials - predominately mailings - from 1941 to 1965.

Related Resources

The following related resources are located in the Department of Special Collections:

http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/spcl/select.html

Nuveen, John. Papers

Swift, Harold. Papers

University of Chicago. Development Campaigns and Anniversaries. Records

University of Chicago. Office of the Vice-President. Records

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1-6

Campaign records, 1948-1955

Box 2   Folder 1

Campaign records, 1959-1961

Box 2   Folder 2-6

Honor Roll contributions, 1942-1946

Box 3

Scrapbook - Alumni Foundation mailings, announcements, newsletters, invitations, brochures, booklets, and accompanying data sheets for 50th Anniversary Fund, 1941

Box 4

Scrapbook - Alumni Association mailings, course information, department and school newsletters, 1942-1944

Box 4

Scrapbook - Alumni Association fundraising materials, 1944

Box 5

Scrapbook - Alumni Foundation fund drive/recruitment mailings and reports, 1942-1947

Box 6

Scrapbook - Alumni Association/UChicago Magazine mailings, promotional materials, expiration and renewal records, 1950-1957

Box 7

Scrapbook - Alumni Association and Foundation mailings, instructions, memos, form letters, 1954-1955

Box 7

Scrapbook - Alumni Foundation fund drive/recruitment mailings, reports, postcards, clippings with annotations, 1958-1959

Box 8

Scrapbook - Alumni Foundation fund drive/recruitment mailings, reports, postcards, clippings, with annotations, 1961-1962

Box 9

Scrapbook - Alumni Foundation fund drive/recruitment mailings, reports, postcards, clippings, with annotations, 1962-1963

Box 10

Scrapbook - Alumni Foundation fund drive/recruitment mailings, reports, postcards, clippings, with annotations, 1964-1965