Chase House (Chicago, Ill.).


Chase House records




Chicago History Museum


0.5 Linear feet



Biographical/Historical note

Chase House began operations in 1919 and was founded the 1920. The organization was originally formed as a settlement house affiliated with Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. A primary function of Chase House was as a daycare center for pre-school children. In later years, the organization expanded to include other social service functions, including family and child development services. Chase House was originally located at 201 South Ashland Avenue and later located at 211 South Ashland Avenue.

Scope and Contents note

Annual reports, board minutes, correspondence, surveys, reports, newsletters, newspaper clippings, daily schedules, applications, forms, and photographs of the Chase House, a daycare center for preschool children. The materials mostly pertain to the daycare’s general activities, but include information on health and child development as well as a history of the institution. The papers are arranged chronologically.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 October 4 by Lisa Calahan.