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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Park House Records 1928-1996

© 2007 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

Park House. Records

Dates:

1928-1996

Size:

13.5 linear feet (21 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

Park House was described as a "combination Bohemian rooming house, YMCA, and youth settlement house," located on Chicago’s Near North Side. Founded in 1934, the house was named after University of Chicago Sociologist Robert E. Park and run by Ruth and James B. Nobel. Park House was designed to provide community and entertainment for the many young people who had recently arrived in Chicago, leaving families and communities behind. Until its closure in 1944, activities at Park House included dancing, music, lectures, discussion groups, writing groups, research projects, performances, and shared meals. The Park House Records describe the activities of the house through correspondence, financial records, diaries, reports, surveys, newsletters, and writings by residents. The Records also included materials related to House sociology and sociological experiments, records about churches and religion on Chicago’s Near North Side, papers relating to Robert E. Park’s involvement with the House, and materials relating to the Park House Reunion in 1982.

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Citation

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

Historical Note

An accurate description of Park House is difficult to construct. One participant described the house as a "combination Bohemian rooming house, YMCA, and youth settlement house," located on Chicago’s Near North Side. However, while residents and participants conducted lengthy discussions about the nature of Park House, they often found it easier to define what the House was not.

Founded in 1934, the house was named after University of Chicago Sociologist Robert E. Park and run by Ruth and James B. Nobel. James Nobel conceived the idea for Park House while he was a graduate student at the University of Chicago. Park House was designed to provide community and entertainment for the many young people who had recently arrived in Chicago, leaving families and communities behind. It was distinctive in part because it sought to serve a population that was neither particularly wealthy nor particularly poor. Activities at Park House included dancing, music, lectures, discussion groups, writing groups, performances, and shared meals. Its founders also considered the House an experiment in sociology and social psychology. Residents of the House conducted several surveys of the surrounding neighborhood, including studies of local churches and ethnic groups. Participants were also encouraged to partake in Nobel’s "experiments in conversation," that sought to encourage both self-reflection and an expansive understanding of the world. At weekly events invited speakers and residents were invited to share their life stories with an audience that analyzed them. Speakers including Clifford Shaw, W. Lloyd Warner, and Robert E. Park reflected the sociological and academic orientation of Park House.

Park House residents prided themselves on their independence and diversity. While outsiders often linked the house with other institutional bodies like the University of Chicago and the New England Congregational Church, Park Housers were careful to note that these ties were never formalized. Most Park House residents and participants were white, and many were Midwesterners who struggled financially during the Depression. Despite these similarities, Park House participants came from varied religious, ethnic, religious, educational and class backgrounds. Outsiders often viewed Park House as a Communist or radical institutions; however, members described themselves as a group with a wide range of political views.

Park House struggled financially throughout its existence, receiving only limited funding from outside foundations. Park House closed in 1944, when the building was sold and turned into apartments. Many residents and participants remained close and a Park House reunion in 1982 attracted a significant percentage of people associated with the House. Many Park House alumni wrote to provide detailed accounts of their lives in the decades between the dissolution of Park House and the reunion.

Scope Note

The Park House Records consist of four Series. Series I contains the organizational materials of Park House including reports, minutes, and published and unpublished writings about Park House. Also included are James B. Nobel's extensive notebook diaries, which record day to day life at Park House between 1935 and 1932. Series II is made up of correspondence, primarily between Jim and Ruth Nobel and Park House resident and participants between the 1930s and 1940s. Series III consists of the financial records of Park House. Series IV includes subject files related to Park House including files about religion, Robert E. Park, the Illinois State Hospital at Elgin, the Park House reunion in 1982, and the University of Chicago.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: Organizational Materials and Writings

Box 1   Folder 1

Anniversary Dinner, 1941

Box 1   Folder 2

Announcements, 1941

Box 1   Folder 3

Attendance, 1938-1940

Box 1   Folder 4

Board Minutes, 1934-1940

Box 1   Folder 5

Clippings, Chicago, 1941

Box 1   Folder 6

Comments on Park House (False), 1934-1936

Box 1   Folder 7

Defining Park House, n.d.

Box 1   Folder 8

Park House, Evening Conversations, 1938

Box 1   Folder 9

Discussions on the Future of Park House, 1940

Box 1   Folder 10

Essays on Park House, 1937-1939

Box 1   Folder 11

Evaluation of Park House, 1937

Box 1   Folder 12

Events, Flyers and Posters, n.d.

Box 1   Folder 13

Foundations, Application for Assistance, 1940

Box 1   Folder 14

Friday Evening Guests, 1937-1938

Box 1   Folder 15

Friday Evening Guests, 1938-1939

Box 1   Folder 16

Friday Evening Guests, 1939-1940

Box 1   Folder 17

Friday Evening Guests, 1940

Box 1   Folder 18

Park House, Friday Evening Guests, 1941

Box 2   Folder 1

House Journal, 1935

Box 2   Folder 2

The House that Jim and Ruth Built, Watercolor and Poem, n.d.

Box 2   Folder 3

Leisure Foundation, n.d.

Box 2   Folder 4

Music at Park House, n.d.

Box 2   Folder 5

Jim and Ruth Nobel, Documents and Notes, n.d.

Box 2   Folder 6

Paper on Park House, 1938

Box 2   Folder 7

Papers on Park House, 1939

Box 2   Folder 8

Papers on Park House by James D. Nobel, 1936-1944

Box 2   Folder 9

Park House Photographs, n.d.

Box 2   Folder 10

Plans and Early Reports, 1934-1937

Box 2   Folder 11

Questionnaire with Responses, n.d.

Box 2   Folder 12

Quotes Regarding the Development of Park House, n.d.

Box 2   Folder 13

Reports, 1934

Box 2   Folder 14

Reports, 1935

Box 2   Folder 15

Reports, 1935-1937

Box 2   Folder 16

Reports, 1937

Box 2   Folder 17

Research, 1940

Box 2   Folder 18

Residents Through 1939

Box 2   Folder 19

Schedule, 1939-1940

Box 2   Folder 20

Statements on Park House, 1937-1938

Box 3   Folder 1

"My First Adventure to Sea Aboard the Good Ship," 1939

Box 3   Folder 2

City Experience, Book Production and Sales, 1938-1940

Box 3   Folder 3

City Experience, Reactions To, 1938-1939

Box 3   Folder 4

Folk Dancing, n.d.

Box 3   Folder 5

Manuscripts, n.d.

Box 3   Folder 6

J.D. Nobel, City Experience, 1938

Box 3   Folder 7

J.D. Nobel, City Experience, 1938

Box 3   Folder 8

J.D. Nobel, City Experience, 1938

Box 3   Folder 9

J.D. Nobel, Modern Trilogy, 1940

Box 3   Folder 9

J.D. Nobel, Notebook, 1935

Box 3   Folder 10

J.D. Nobel, Notebook, 1936

Box 4   Folder 1

J.D. Nobel, Notebook, 1937

Box 4   Folder 2

J.D. Nobel, Notebook, 1938-1939

Box 4   Folder 3

J.D. Nobel, Notebook, 1938-1939

Box 4   Folder 4

J.D. Nobel, Notebook, 1939-1940

Box 4   Folder 5

J.D. Nobel, Notebook, 1940-1941

Box 4   Folder 6

J.D. Nobel, Notebook, 1941-1942

Box 5   Folder 1

J.D. Nobel, Notebook, 1942

Box 5   Folder 2

J.D. Nobel, Notebook, 1942

Box 5   Folder 3

Papers on Six Americans, n.d.

Box 5   Folder 4

Park House News, 1944

Box 5   Folder 5

Park House News, 1945

Box 5   Folder 6

Park House News, 1946

Box 5   Folder 7

"Park House: A Word to Those Who Have Participated Here," n.d.

Box 5   Folder 8

My Philosophy of Life Essays, 1936

Box 5   Folder 9

"The Red Book," 1937

Box 5   Folder 10

"The Red Book," with Marginalia, n.d.

Box 5   Folder 11

"The Red Book," with Marginalia, n.d.

Box 6   Folder 1

Park House News, Complete Set, 1944-1946

Series II: Correspondence

Box 6   Folder 2

Correspondence, B

  • Bawty, Eric G.
  • Bick, Ann
  • Bruns, Alfred
  • Briede, Ruth
  • Brownell, Adelaide Howard
  • Bruner, Catherine
Box 6   Folder 3

Baum, Mrs. William

Box 6   Folder 4

Beliajus, V.F.

Box 6   Folder 5

Blumer, A.

Box 6   Folder 6

Correspondence, C

  • Campbell, Douglass Gordon
  • Carlson, Anton
  • Caughran, William E.
  • Chapman, Dorothy E.
  • Chapman, Wayne
  • Christian, Annie
  • Chorpenning, Charlotte
  • Christian, George
  • Clark, Herma
  • Clark, Le Mon
  • Cody, Allicia and Joe
  • Coffman, H.C.
  • Cohen, Portia
  • Commerce, Department of
  • Compton
  • Contacts
  • Cooperative Builder
  • Cottington, Katherine
  • Courtney, C.
  • Craven, Avery
  • Coughlin, Francis
  • Crosby, Barbara C.
  • Curtis, Doreen
  • Czaja, Michael
Box 6   Folder 7

Christmas Letters

  • Betty and Jack
  • Gamble, Jack
  • Jones, Stanley
  • Mellers, Marmaduke
  • Meyrick, L.
  • Porchet, Berte
  • Rusch, Hubert
  • Smith, L.E.
  • Weatherly, J.
  • Wood, F.W.
  • Vogler, George
Box 6   Folder 8

Correspondence, D-E

  • Del Preda, Anna
  • Erickson, Lenore and Robert
Box 6   Folder 9

England and Foreign Correspondence

Box 6   Folder 10

Fisher, Lois

Box 6   Folder 11

Freedel, Fred

Box 6   Folder 12

Correspondence, F-G

  • Freyburger, Walter
  • Garber, Louise
  • Gardner, Lou
  • Gerard, Paula
  • Gerber, Henry
  • Gerstenberg, Alice
  • Gilfillan, Perry
  • Gilkey, Charles
  • Githens, Beverly
  • Glick, Mary Bell
  • Goldsmith, Samuel
  • Good, Charles
  • Goodman, John
  • Goodman Manufacturing
  • Green, A.C.
  • Green, Mary Pomeroy
  • Greenley, William
  • Gravander, Marcia
  • Grocjowski, Leon
Box 6   Folder 13

Gaziano, Manny

Box 6   Folder 14

Gene, Mary Kent

Box 6   Folder 15

Correspondence, H

  • Haacke, Lucille
  • Haeger Potteries
  • Haile, William
  • Hahn, Claire E.
  • Hamilton, Marjorie
  • Hank, William
  • Happiness Circle
  • Harris, Justin Sidney
  • Hart, J.K.
  • Hartley, Herbert
  • Harrington, H.F.
  • Hawkins, Guy W.
  • Haydon, A.E.
  • Haydon, Eustace
  • Hayne, Lou
  • Heernance, E.L.
  • Heernance, Woolsey
  • Herrick, James B.
  • Highland, Fred
  • Hilger, Dorothy
  • Hiltner, Seward
  • Himel, William
  • Hinrichs, E.A.
  • Holder, Mary Lou
  • Housing, Amalgamated
  • Host, Helene
  • Hodgman, Cisly
  • Hubbell, William
  • Hume, T.C.
  • Herrick, James B.
  • Howard, Esther
Box 7   Folder 1

Hughes, Eleanor

Box 7   Folder 2

Hume, Ted C.

Box 7   Folder 3

Kincheloe, S. C.

Box 7   Folder 4

Korzybski, Count

Box 7   Folder 5

Corespondence L

  • Lang, B.
  • Larsen, Kund A.
  • Lasswell, Harold
  • La Violette, Wesley
  • Lewis, C.
  • Lindino, Angelo J.
  • Loeffler, Betty
  • Lovett, Robert Morse
  • Long, A.
  • Loomis, Andrew
Box 7   Folder 6

Lindberg, Marcella

Box 7   Folder 7

Correspondence, M

  • MacNeil, Malcolm
  • Mann, William A.
  • Manning, Mary
  • McCown, M.
  • MacDonald, Thomas
  • Manchow, Martha
  • McClean, Helen
  • McIntyre, O.O.
  • McCain, Evelyn
  • McCormick, Charles
  • Mathey, Dale
  • McCoron, Mary
  • McGiffin, James
  • McGovern, William Montgomery
  • McGrath, Katherine
  • Mortimer, Robert
  • Mortenson, Robert
  • McLanahan, Anne and Jack
  • Merriam, Thornton W.
  • Michael, Carol
  • Miles, Mary Dearhurst
  • Miles, John
  • Milligan, Bruce and Kay
  • Mielle, Elaine
  • Mills, R. P.
  • Miles, M.D.
  • Miller, J.
  • Ming, Yui (Mung Yee Yap)
  • Mathey, Dale and Pete
  • Monroe, Henry S.
  • Moore, Eloise
  • Moran, Hugh
  • Moulton, Margaret
  • Murray, Sally
  • Mulvihill, M.
  • Monroe, William Stanton
Box 7   Folder 8

McDade, Thomas

Box 7   Folder 9

Marsh, Arlene

Box 7   Folder 10

Manley, Helen (Czaja)

Box 7   Folder 11

Miller, Henry

Box 7   Folder 12

Modern Trilogy, Letters, Reaction, and Documents

Box 7   Folder 13

Mott, Lawrence V.

Box 7   Folder 14

Correspondence, N-R

  • Nall, T. Otto
  • Neal, Glenn and Carol
  • Needham, R.L.
  • Nelson, Alice
  • Nelson, John Leonard
  • New Republic, Editor
  • Nichols, Dale
  • Nicolson, J.U.
  • Norse, Julia
  • Odell, Wanda
  • Overstreet, Harry A.
  • Perce, Helen Page
  • Parks, S.
  • Paulson, Robert
  • Petri, Inger
  • Preda, Anna Del
  • Patton, Jessica
  • Pearce, Catherine
  • Pepin Family
  • Pepin, Catherine
  • Perkins, Midge
  • Perkins, Larry
  • Pollack, Polly Lu
  • Pynchon, Harold Cooper
  • Rades, June
  • Redfield, Robert
  • Reed, Charles F.
  • Reidell, Wesley
  • Richardson, Judith
  • Rice, Jean
  • Roberts, Thomas
  • Rogers, Bill
  • Russell, Bob
Box 7   Folder 15

Out-of-Towners, Letters From

Box 7   Folder 16

Park House Christmas Card

Box 8   Folder 1

Correspondence, S

  • Sahagan, Alice
  • Sandberg, Carl
  • Sandberg, Maxine
  • Sanford, Raymond
  • Sayers, Lionel
  • Sayers, Ruth
  • Seaton, G. Leland
  • Selsor, Peggy
  • Selsor, Barbara
  • Sentker, G. H.
  • Sentker, Ray
  • Shanna, Margarette
  • Shaw, Clifford
  • Sherwood, Eugenia
  • Simons
  • Sisler, George
  • Smith, Mary
  • Smith, Henry H.
  • Smith, T.V.
  • Smith, Katherine J.
  • Solomon, Meyer
  • Sowerby, Leo
  • Springer, Willi
  • Snyder, Corydon
  • Staley, Eugene
  • Stambaugh, John Howland
  • Steinhaus, Edith
  • Steinhaus, Arthur
  • Steadry, Floy
  • Stebbins, Donna E.
  • Stone, Felicia
  • Stone, Ruth I.
  • Stocking, Charles Francis
  • Stocking, J.A.
  • Swigartm G.W.
  • Sykes, Aubrey
Box 8   Folder 2

Savers, Lionel

Box 8   Folder 3

Sherwood, "Red" Warren George

Box 8   Folder 4

Shuster, Phillip

Box 8   Folder 5

Senther, Gerda and Ray

Box 8   Folder 6

Spencer, Jack

Box 8   Folder 7

Smith, Kenneth G.

Box 8   Folder 8

Correspondence, T

  • Terhune, Oliver Wendell
  • Terlecki, Glenn
  • Thompson, George
  • Taylor, Carlene
  • Tedelow, Anton
  • Tompkins, Alva
  • Tweed, Myrtle
  • Treat, Mary
  • Toedt, Grace
  • Truax, Elva
  • Tubesing, Robert
  • Tullan, Davis
Box 8   Folder 9

Correspondence U-Z

  • Vercuski,Vincent
  • Valquadts, Liesel
  • Wagner, Fernando
  • Ware, Robert
  • Weddell, Richard
  • Warner, W. Lloyd
  • Water, Superintendent of, City of Chicago
  • Weaver, Katherine D.
  • Westerberg, Wesley M.
  • Wiggam, Lionel
  • Whitman, Margaret
  • Wharton, Charles J.
  • Whitford, W.G.
  • Williams, Fred
  • Wilder, Thornton
  • Williams, Cedric
  • Williams, Doris
  • Winchester, Dickie Lillian
  • Windett, Lucille
  • Winsor, Ethel Reid
  • Wise, Marie Odegard
  • Wise, Winifred
  • Witbeck, Al
  • W, Bess
  • Wolfe, Marie
  • Woodward, Julian
  • Wright, Anne
  • Wyatt, Edith
  • Wynns, Hogan and Maude
  • Yeager, Eddie M.
  • Yard, James
  • Yerxa LeRoy A.
  • Young, Homer
  • Zook, Mildred
  • Zaun, Helen and Allen
Box 8   Folder 10

Williamson, Burke

Box 8   Folder 11

Woley, Virginia Lee

Box 8   Folder 12

Woley, Virginia Lee

Box 8   Folder 13

Correspondence, Summer 1938

Box 8   Folder 14

Correspondence, Summer 1939

Box 8   Folder 15

Correspondence, Summer 1939

Series III: Financial Records

Box 9   Folder 1

Park House Lease, 1934, 1944

Box 9   Folder 2

Park House Fund, 1938-1944

Box 9   Folder 3

Park House Audits, 1936-1940

Box 9   Folder 4

Fiscal Statements, 1934-1936

Box 9   Folder 5

Fiscal Statements, 1937-1938

Box 9   Folder 6

Fiscal Statements, 1939-1940

Box 9   Folder 7

Fiscal Statements, 1934-1939

Box 9   Folder 8

Rent Accounts, 1935-1937

Box 9   Folder 9

Rent Accounts, 1937-1938

Box 9   Folder 10

Rent Accounts, 1938-1939

Box 9   Folder 11

Rent Accounts, 1940-1941

Box 9   Folder 12

Account Book, n.d.

Box 9   Folder 13

Account Book, 1935-1936

Box 9   Folder 14

Account Book, 1936-1937

Box 9   Folder 15

Receipts and Bills, 1935-1936

Series IV: Subject Files

Subseries 1: Subject Files, General

Box 10   Folder 1

All Arts Scholarship Foundation Dance, 1938

Box 10   Folder 2

Anniversary Dinner, 1941

Box 10   Folder 3

Arts, Clippings and Photographs, 1936

Box 10   Folder 4

Arts, Clippings and Pamphlets, 1928, 1935-1936

Box 10   Folder 5

Arts, Clippings and Articles, 1937-1940

Box 10   Folder 6

Arts, Clippings and Articles, 1935-1938

Box 10   Folder 7

Arts, Clippings and Articles, 1940

Box 10   Folder 8

Ball Room Platform Plans, 1940

Box 10   Folder 9

Bauhaus, 1937-1940

Box 10   Folder 10

Beethoven, n.d.

Box 10   Folder 11

Bibliography, Child Development, n.d.

Box 10   Folder 12

Bibliography, Self-Help Books, 1936

Box 10   Folder 13

Bibliography, Social Conscience, 1932

Box 10   Folder 14

Black Mack Press, n.d.

Box 10   Folder 15

Book Lists and Notes, 1935-1939

Box 10   Folder 16

Building Directory, Religious Organizations, n.d.

Box 10   Folder 17

California, Agriculture and Labor, 1938-1939

Box 11   Folder 1

Chicago: A History in Block Prints, 1934

Box 11   Folder 2

Christmas on the Near North Side, n.d.

Box 11   Folder 3

Chicago Diversion Calendar, 1938

Box 11   Folder 4

Chicago Maps, Clippings, and Observations, 1935-1938

Box 11   Folder 5

City Life, Activities and Observations, 1937-1940

Box 11   Folder 8

Crime and Criminals, Capone and Loeb Case, 1936

Box 11   Folder 9

Dance and Art Events, 1937-1938

Box 11   Folder 10

Dance Exhibit, n.d.

Box 11   Folder 11

Drama, 1938-1939

Box 11   Folder 12

Ethnic Groups, Germans, n.d.

Box 11   Folder 13

Ethnic Groups, Italians, 1934

Box 12   Folder 1

Ethnic Groups, Poles, 1934

Box 12   Folder 2

Ethnic Groups, Scandinavians, n.d

Box 12   Folder 3

Experiments in Conversation, 1937

Box 12   Folder 4

Folk Dancing, 1935

Box 12   Folder 5

Folk Dancing, 1937-1940

Box 12   Folder 6

Forums, 1937-1937

Box 12   Folder 7

Forums, 1937-1939

Box 12   Folder 8

Games, Songs, and Conundrums, n.d.

Box 12   Folder 9

The Gerontologist, 1996

Box 12   Folder 10

Harvest Festival, 1940

Box 12   Folder 11

Hull House, 1940

Box 12   Folder 12

Labor, 1940

Box 12   Folder 13

Lectures, 1937

Box 12   Folder 14

Literary Groups, 1935-1936

Box 12   Folder 15

Literature, Contemporary, n.d.

Box 13   Folder 1

May Day, 1938

Box 13   Folder 2

Merom Institute, n.d.

Box 13   Folder 3

Montaprnasse, 1936-1940

Box 13   Folder 4

Music, 1937-1938

Box 13   Folder 5

Music, 1940

Box 13   Folder 6

Music, Sunday Evening Program, 1937

Box 13   Folder 7

Music, Song Night Original Music, n.d.

Box 13   Folder 8

Near Northside Materials, 1936-1937

Box 13   Folder 9

Near Northside Materials, 1937-1939

Box 13   Folder 10

Observations, 1938

Box 13   Folder 11

Observations and Notes, n.d.

Box 13   Folder 12

Philosophies of Life, 1936

Box 13   Folder 13

Poetry, n.d.

Box 14   Folder 1

Recreation Publications, 1936

Box 14   Folder 2

Research about Park House, Surveys, n.d.

Box 14   Folder 3

Saugatck Summer School of Painting Exhibit, 1942

Box 14   Folder 4

School of Living, 1936-1937

Box 14   Folder 5

Reform Movements, 1937-1938

Box 14   Folder 6

Rethinking Chicago Project, n.d.

Box 14   Folder 7

Rising Tide Magazine, About, n.d.

Box 14   Folder 8

Script, "Story of a Street," 1941

Box 14   Folder 9

Slesinger, Leisure Time Study, n.d.

Box 14   Folder 10

Smith, Mary, "The Search for Excitement Among the Young Adult Group on the Near North Side in Chicago," n.d.

Box 14   Folder 11

Social Integration, 1932

Box 14   Folder 12

Social Psychology, 1936-1937

Box 14   Folder 13

Social Psychology Group, n.d.

Box 14   Folder 14

Society Events, 1935-1936

Box 14   Folder 15

Special Guests Lists, 1934-1942

Box 14   Folder 16

Stationary, n.d.

Box 14   Folder 17

Van Amburgh Foundation, 1935

Box 14   Folder 18

Wolfe, Thomas, "A Prologue to America," Selection, n.d.

Box 14   Folder 19

WMHQ Radio Address, 1936

Box 14   Folder 20

Year of Sundays, n.d.

Subseries 2: Robert E. Park Materials

Box 14   Folder 21

Birthday and Memorials Celebrations, 1943-1944

Box 14   Folder 22

Correspondence, 1936-1943

Box 14   Folder 23

Correspondence, University of Chicago Press, 1943-1980

Box 14   Folder 24

Conversations with Park about Park House, 1935-1944

Box 15   Folder 1

Papers on Robert E. Park, n.d.

  • Everett C. Hughes
  • John U. Nef
  • Louis Wirth
Box 15   Folder 2

Sketches, n.d.

Box 15   Folder 3

Park’s Papers on Park House, n.d.

Box 15   Folder 4

Winfred Raushenbush Correspondence about Park Biography, 1978-1979

Box 15   Folder 5

Reunion at Roaring Brook, 1938

Box 15   Folder 6

Visit From Robert E. Park, 1937

Box 15   Folder 7

Writings by Robert E. Park, 1937-1938

Subseries 3: Religion

Box 15   Folder 8

Articles and Talks, 1928-1940

Box 15   Folder 9

California, 1937-1938

Box 15   Folder 10

Clippings and Data, 1937

Box 15   Folder 11

College of Universal Truth, 1938

Box 15   Folder 12

Hinduism, 1933

Box 15   Folder 13

Moody Bible Institute, Missionary Workers, 1937

Box 15   Folder 14

Moody Bible Institute, 1937

Box 15   Folder 15

New England Congregational Church, 1939

Box 15   Folder 16

New England Congregational Church, Notes and Observations, 1933

Box 15   Folder 17

Nobel, J.B., "Cultural Factors in Northwest Study," 1934

Box 15   Folder 18

Nobel, J.B., Northwest Study Materials, 1933

Box 16   Folder 1

New England Congregational Church Roundtable, n.d.

Box 16   Folder 2

Northwest Chicago, Religion and Culture, n.d.

Box 16   Folder 3

Polish National Catholic Church, 1934

Box 16   Folder 4

Polish Catholics, Interviews and Notes, 1933

Box 16   Folder 5

Religion Interviews, 1933

  • 4th Presbyterian Church
  • St. Chrysostom’s Church
  • New England Congregational Church
  • Moody Memorial Church
  • Carter Memorial Assyrian Presbyterian Church
Box 16   Folder 6

Religious Freedom Essay, J.D. Nobel, 1946

Box 16   Folder 7

Rosicrucian Fraternity, 1938

Box 16   Folder 8

Rosicrucian Fellowship Center, n.d.

Box 16   Folder 9

Week of Work, 1935

Subseries 4: Reunion Files, 1982

Box 16   Folder 10

Correspondence, John and Ann Bick

Box 16   Folder 11

Correspondence, B-D

  • Bausacu, Marybelle
  • Bomar, Walter Frank
  • Bousman, Lawrence
  • Bowman, Marybelle
  • Bradford, Janey
  • Cooper, Marie
  • Czaja, Michael and Helen
  • Davies, Dorothy
  • Donaldson, Howard M.
  • Dunning, Gretel
  • Ellis, Lucye W.
  • Ellyson, Craig
  • Erickson, Robert and Lenore
  • Erik-Alt, Lenore
Box 16   Folder 12

Correspondence, G-K

  • Gremley, Mary and William H.
  • Hamilton, Cay
  • Hoagland, Martha
  • Hollander, Beret
  • Hughes, Helen Mac Gill
  • Kedmy, Edith K.
Box 16   Folder 13

Correspondence L

  • Larsen, Mary and Canon Kund
  • Le Vander, Val
  • Leppman, Urlich
Box 16   Folder 14

Correspondence, M

  • Mac Naul, Albert G.
  • Mc Dade, Thomas
  • Mc Dade, Minon
  • McKenzie, J.K.
  • McLanahans, Jack and Connie
  • Madden, Jeanne
  • Manning, Elizabeth (Betty)
  • Melone, F.M.
  • Morse, Charity and Charles
Box 16   Folder 15

Correspondence, Nahigian, L.

Box 16   Folder 16

Correspondence P

  • Palm, Ester and William (Bill)
  • Palmer, Max and La Verne
  • Plenk, Agi and Henry
Box 17    Folder 1

Correspondence R

  • Rich, Muriel and Jason
  • Russell, Leah
  • Russell, Robert Grant
Box 17    Folder 2

Correspondence, Strojny, H.A.

Box 17    Folder 3

Correspondence T

  • Tedesko, Sally Murray
  • Thomas, John R.
  • Travis, Lawrence W.
Box 17    Folder 4

Correspondence, V-Z

  • Wolff, Sophie
  • Wynns, Elizabeth (Bess)
  • Vercuski, Vincent
  • Vickrey, Mimi Thompson
  • Zur, John F.
  • Zywert, Julie
Box 17    Folder 5

Correspondence, Incomplete Names

Box 17    Folder 6

Photographs, n.d.

Box 17    Folder 7

Planning

Box 17    Folder 8

Planning

Box 17    Folder 9

Planning

Box 17    Folder 10

Reflections on the Park House Reunion, 1982

Box 17    Folder 11

Park House Reunion Report and Yearbook, 1982

Box 17    Folder 12

Reunion Yearbook, 1982

Subseries 5: State Hospital at Elgin

Box 17    Folder 13

Annual Reports

  • To the Directors for the Clinical Training of Theological Students, 1933
  • St. Charles School for Boys, 1932
Box 17    Folder 14

Boisen, Anton T., Offprints and Articles, 1928-1933

Box 17    Folder 15

Boisen, Anton T., Offprints and Articles, 1937-1941, n.d.

Box 18   Folder 1

Correspondence

  • Boisen, Anton T.
  • Chapman, Alice
  • Johnson, H.
Box 18   Folder 2

Case Notes, n.d.

Box 18   Folder 3

Case Notes and Analysis, 1926, n.d.

Box 18   Folder 4

Case Studies, 1933

Box 18   Folder 5

The Hospital Interpreter, 1933

Box 18   Folder 6

The Hospital Messenger, 1933

Box 18   Folder 7

Program, Forth of July Festivities, 1933

  • Subseries 6: University of Chicago
Box 18   Folder 8

The Alumni Bulletin: The University of Chicago, 1935-1940

Box 18   Folder 9

Clippings, 1935-1940

Box 18   Folder 10

Pamphlets and Publications, 1935-1941

Box 18   Folder 11

Pamphlets and Publications, 1935-1941

Series V: Oversized

Box 19   Folder 1

Park House Scrapbook, 1930s

Box 19   Folder 2

Scrapbook Enclosures, 1940s, 1996

Box 20

Park House Photograph Album, circa 1930s

Box 21   Folder 1

Sketches, n.d.

Box 21   Folder 2

Song Book, Chicago Songs Written at Park House, n.d.

Box 21   Folder 3

Chicago Clippings, 1941

Box 21   Folder 4

Chicago Clippings, Gambling, 1939

Box 21   Folder 5

Park House Photographs, n.d.

Box 21   Folder 6

Prints, n.d.

Box 21   Folder 7

Display Panel with Watercolor Paintings, n.d.

Box 21   Folder 8

Display Panel with Watercolor Paintings, n.d.