Chicago Nursery and Half-Orphan Asylum.

Title:

Chapin Hall for Children photograph collection

Identifier:

BMRC.CHM.CHAPIN_PHOTO.SURVEY

Repository:

Chicago History Museum

Extent:

1.8 Linear feet

Dates:

1918-1982

Historical note

Founded in 1860 as the Chicago Nursery and Half-Orphan Asylum, the organization became known as Chapin Hall for Children in the 1930s. In 1984 a successor organization was established as a subsidiary of the University of Chicago.

Scope and Contents note

Collection documents children participating in holiday celebrations, birthday parties, talent shows, picnics, dancing, gardening, and graduation programs. Includes many informal portraits of children and staff, a few formal class pictures from 1970s, shots of Chapin Hall (built by Holabird and Root in 1931 and demolished in 1985) and surrounding buildings and grounds. Most images unidentified.

Related Archival Materials note

Chapin Hall for Children Records - Chicago History Museum

Custodial History note

Gift of Chapin Hall for Children, 1986

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 October 15 by Andrew Steadham.

Subjects

INVENTORY