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Guide to the Charles Ten Broeke Goodspeed Papers 1896-1949

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Goodspeed, Charles Ten Broeke. Papers

Dates:

1896-1949

Size:

2.5 linear feet (5 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

The Charles Goodspeed papers consist of Goodspeed’s correspondence, printed material relevant to his civic activities, his travel diaries and some memorabilia. The collection also includes materials relating to Goodspeed’s civic interest, most especially the Y.M.C.A., and some family memorabilia, including his obituaries and letters of condolence to his brother, Edgar. The collection is completed by a series of notebooks and travel diaries written by Goodspeed during the Spanish-American War, World War I, and his journeys throughout the United States.

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Goodspeed, Charles Ten Broeke. Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Charles Ten Broeke Goodspeed (1869-1949) was the eldest son of Thomas Wakefield Goodspeed, one of the founders of the University of Chicago. He received his B.A. from Denison University in 1890, after which he briefly attended the University of Chicago. In 1893, he was awarded a law degree by the Chicago College of Law (Lake Forest University) and was admitted to the Illinois Bar that same year. He was established in his own law firm, Goodspeed and Bates, by 1902.

life-long bachelor, Goodspeed devoted considerable energy to numerous civic, political and religious organizations, most notably the Hyde Park Baptist Church, the Young Men's Christian Association, and the South Park Improvement Association. He was the author of two biographies: the first of his father; the second of Loring Wilbur Messing, an active member of the local YMCA. The last decade of Goodspeed's life was spent in California for reasons of health. He died in Los Angeles in November 1949.

Scope Note

The Charles Goodspeed papers consist of Goodspeed's correspondence, printed material relevant to his civic activities, his travel diaries and some memorabilia.

The collection also includes materials relating to Goodspeed's civic interest, most especially the Y.M.C.A., and some family memorabilia, including his obituaries and letters of condolence to his brother, Edgar. The collection is completed by a series of notebooks and travel diaries written by Goodspeed during the Spanish-American War, World War I, and his journeys throughout the United States.

Related Resources

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Goodspeed, Thomas W. Papers

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

General Correspondence, 1897-1931

Box 1   Folder 2

General Correspondence, 1932-1940

Box 1   Folder 3

General Correspondence, 1941

Box 1   Folder 4

General Correspondence, January-June, 1942

Box 1   Folder 5

General Correspondence, July-December, 1942

Box 1   Folder 6

General Correspondence, January-June, 1943

Box 1   Folder 7

General Correspondence, July-December 1943

Box 1   Folder 8

General Correspondence, January-April, 1944

Box 1   Folder 9

General Correspondence, May-December, 1944

Box 1   Folder 10

General Correspondence, January-June, 1945

Box 1   Folder 11

General Correspondence, July-September 18, 1945

Box 1   Folder 12

General Correspondence, September 20, 1945-December, 1945

Box 1   Folder 13

General Correspondence, 1946

Box 2   Folder 1

General Correspondence, 1947

Box 2   Folder 2

General Correspondence, 1948

Box 2   Folder 3

General Correspondence, January-April, 1949

Box 2   Folder 4

General Correspondence, May-August, 1949

Box 2   Folder 5

General Correspondence, undated

Box 2   Folder 6

Family Correspondence, Pre-1941

Box 2   Folder 7

Family Correspondence, 1941-1943

Box 2   Folder 8

Family Correspondence, 1944-1946

Box 2   Folder 9

Family Correspondence, 1947-1949

Box 2   Folder 10

Family Correspondence, undated

Box 2   Folder 11

Correspondence concerning the death of Thomas Wakefield Goodspeed

Box 2   Folder 12

Correspondence with W. T. and Idalia Reid, October 8, 1940-September 8, 1941

Box 2   Folder 13

Correspondence with W. T. and Idalia Reid, September 15, 1941-December 25, 1943

Box 2   Folder 14

Correspondence with W. T. and Idalia Reid, February 13, 1943-June 25, 1944

Box 2   Folder 15

Correspondence with W. T. and Idalia Reid, July 16, 1944-December 28, 1946

Box 2   Folder 16

Correspondence with W. T. and Idalia Reid, January 14, 1947-March 14, 1948

Box 2   Folder 17

Correspondence with W. T. and Idalia Reid, March 22, 1948-July 1949

Box 3   Folder 1

Printed material: Baptist Theological Union

Box 3   Folder 2

Printed material: Baptist Theological Union Hyde Park Baptist Church

Box 3   Folder 3

Printed material: Baptist Theological Union Hyde Park Baptist Church

Box 3   Folder 4

Printed Material: Baptist Theological Union, Hyde Park politics

Box 3   Folder 5

Printed Material: Baptist Theological Union, Hyde Park YMCA, 1896-1926

Box 3   Folder 6

Printed Material: Baptist Theological Union, Hyde Park YMCA, 1896-1926

Box 3   Folder 7

Printed material: Baptist Theological Union, Miscellaneous civic organizations

Box 3   Folder 8

Printed material: Baptist Theological Union, Miscellaneous civic organizations

Box 3   Folder 9

Spanish-American War notebook

Box 3   Folder 10

War Notes, 1914-1915

Box 3   Folder 11

Travel Diary: California (1903) Salt Lake City and Idaho (1911) Plum Lake, Illinois (1924)

Box 4   Folder 1

Travel Diary: New England (1922)

Box 4   Folder 2

Travel Diary: Yellowstone National Park, Bryce, Yosemite, and Yellowstone (1924)

Box 4   Folder 3

Travel Diary: Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois (1930) Denison Univesity Centennial (1931) Illinois Historical Trip (1933) Denison University (1934) Estes National Park (1935)

Box 5   Folder 1

Travel Diary: National Parks (1937)

Box 5   Folder 2

Goodspeed Memorabilia

Box 5   Folder 3

Goodspeed Family clippings

Box 5   Folder 4

CTBG Condolences

Box 5   Folder 5

Clippings and copy of Goodspeed’s will