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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the University of Chicago Scrapbooks Collection 1885-1990

© 2012 University of Chicago Library

Descriptive Summary

Title:

University of Chicago Scrapbooks. Collection

Dates:

1885-1990

Size:

84 linear feet (46 boxes)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

Contains scrapbooks compiled by various individuals and university entities. The scrapbooks contain news clippings, university mailings, and other ephemera from 1885 to 1990. The bulk of the material dates from 1891 to 1930.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

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

Scope Note

This is an artificial collection containing scrapbooks compiled and donated by University of Chicago–affiliated individuals and offices. The collection is divided into three series.

The scrapbooks in Series I, New Clippings, contain articles about the university, including its founding and initial funding. Later books contain articles about the death of President Harper, the building of Harper Memorial Library and Rockefeller Chapel, and about the University's early 20th-century scientific discoveries and achievements.

Series II, Campus Life, contains scrapbooks of event programs, tickets, official bulletins and announcements, and other ephemera.

Series III, Students, contains scrapbooks and scrapbook pages compiled by university students. Volume grouping indicates scrapbooks believed to be compiled by the same entity, relating to the same subject, and/or received by the library at the same time. Scrapbooks are arranged chronologically within each series, with the exception of Scrapbooks 41 and 42, late additions to the collection.

Related Resources

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

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

University News Office. Records

University of Chicago. Office of the President. Scrapbooks

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Series I: News Clippings

This series contains scrapbooks of news clippings documenting the University's founding, the hiring of the first faculty members, and the death of President Harper. There are a number of articles about John D. Rockefeller and the University's initial funding. Of particular interest is a book of political cartoons dealing with the relation between John D. Rockefeller and William Rainey Harper, and a large collection of articles about women voters in the 1924 election. The scrapbooks also cover important events in the life of the University, such as the building of Harper Memorial Library, Yerkes Observatory, and Rockefeller Chapel, and the scientific discoveries and scholarly findings of University faculty. There are three scrapbooks of clippings dealing with University athletics, including the end of the football program in 1938.

Box 1

Scrapbook 1, 1885-1896

Box 2    Folder 1

Scrapbook 2 – Loose Pages, 1893-1898

Box 3

Scrapbook 3, 1903-1905

Box 4

Scrapbook 4, 1906

Box 5

Scrapbook 5, 1908-1909

Box 6

Scrapbook 6, 1910

Box 7

Scrapbook 7, 1911-1912

Box 8

Scrapbook 8, 1916-1917

Box 9

Scrapbook 9, vol. 1, June-Nov. 1917

Box 10

Scrapbook 9, vol. 2, Nov. 1917-Feb. 1918

Box 11

Scrapbook 9, vol. 3, March-Nov. 1918

Box 12

Scrapbook 9, vol. 4, Nov. 1918-Aug. 1919

Box 13

Scrapbook 10, Oct. 1919-Dec. 1923

Box 14

Scrapbook 11, 1922-1925

Box 14

Scrapbook 12, vol. 1, June-Aug. 1924

Box 14

Scrapbook 12, vol. 2, Aug.-Sept. 1924

Box 15

Scrapbook 12 vol. 3, Sept. 1924

Box 15

Scrapbook 13, vol. 1, Sept.-Oct. 1924

Box 16

Scrapbook 13, vol. 2, Oct. 1924

Box 17

Scrapbook 13, vol. 3, Oct.-Nov. 1924

Box 18

Scrapbook 13, vol. 4, Nov.-Dec. 1924

Box 19

Scrapbook 13, vol. 5, Nov.-Dec. 1924

Box 20

Scrapbook 13, vol. 6, Jan.-March 1925

Box 21

Scrapbook 13, vol. 7, March-May 1925

Box 22

Scrapbook 13, vol. 8, April-Nov. 1925

Box 22

Scrapbook 14, vol. 9, Nov.-Dec. 1925

Box 23

Scrapbook 14, vol. 1, 1924

Box 23

Scrapbook 14, vol. 2, 1924

Box 24

Scrapbook 15, 1938-1940

Box 24

Scrapbook 16, 1938-1940

Box 25

Scrapbook 17, 1940

Series II: Campus Life

This series contains scrapbooks of materials relating to campus events and student life. There are invitations to and programs for campus events, university bulletins and reports, and internal memos. Among the other ephemera in the books are tickets, picture postcards, registration cards, and newspaper clippings. Books of clippings exclusively related to athletics or campus groups are included in this series, rather than Series I.

Box 26

Scrapbook 18, 1889-1892

Box 27

Scrapbook 19, 1892-1896

Box 28

Scrapbook 20, 1892-1903

Box 29

Scrapbook 21, 1895-1901

Box 30

Scrapbook 22, 1896-1898

Box 31

Scrapbook 23, 1897-1906

Box 32

Scrapbook 24, 1898-1899

Box 33

Scrapbook 25, 1899

Box 34

Scrapbook 26, 1903-1920

Box 35

Scrapbook 27, 1906

Box 36

Scrapbook 28, 1906-1909

Box 37

Scrapbook 29, 1906-1910

Box 38

Scrapbook 30, 1910-1918

Box 39

Scrapbook 31, 1917-1919

Box 40

Scrapbook 32, circa 1920

Box 40

Scrapbook 33, 1930-1939

Box 41

Scrapbook 34, 1936-1943

Box 42

Scrapbook 35, vol. 1, 1942

Box 42

Scrapbook 35, vol.2, 1942-1944

Box 43   Folder 1

Scrapbook 36, vol. 1 [1 of 2], 1947-1948

Box 43   Folder 2

Scrapbook 36, vol. 1 – Loose Pages [2 of 2], 1947-1949

Box 43   Folder 3

Scrapbook 36, vol. 2, 1949

  • Scrapbook 37, 1990
Box 44

Scrapbook 41

Series III: Students

This series contains scrapbooks (and excerpts from scrapbooks) compiled by University of Chicago students. Two contain event programs, photographs, clippings, and other ephemera. Scrapbook 39 documents the Student Lecture Service, with information about the speakers brought to campus and lecture-related ephemera.

Box 45

Scrapbook 38, 1907, 1957

Box 46   Folder 1

Scrapbook 39 [1 of 3], 1932-1934

Box 46   Folder 2

Scrapbook 39 [2 of 3], 1932-1934

Box 46   Folder 3

Scrapbook 39 [3 of 3], 1932-1934

Box 46   Folder 4

Scrapbook 40, 1941

Box 47

Scrapbook 42, 1906