Friendship House. (Chicago, Ill.)


Friendship House (Chicago, Ill.) photograph collection, part 2




Chicago History Museum


1.0 Linear feet



Historical note

Friendship House was a Catholic interracial apostolate founded in Toronto in the early 1930s, then New York City in 1938, and established in Chicago in 1942. Friendship House Chicago closed its facilities on March 31, 2000.

Scope and Contents note

Primarily slides of various events and activities associated with Friendship House, a Catholic interracial social service organization located in Chicago (Ill.) with facilities at various sites over the years. Includes such activities as graduations, church services, and parties. Also included are images of building exteriors, classrooms, an unidentified cathedral, and children playing at a playground. It ran a day shelter for homeless people from 1980 to 2000 on West Division Street.

The photographic prints show Friendship House clients from 1995. They are labeled with the person's name and have corresponding documentation containing personal information (height, weight, ethnicity, social security number, and items of clothing received). This material is closed for fifty years (until 2060).

Related Archival Materials note

Friendship House (Chicago, Ill.) Photograph Collection, Part 1 - Chicago History Museum Friendship House (Chicago, Ill.) Records - Chicago History Museum Ann Stull Papers - Chicago Public Library - Carter G. Woodson Regional Library

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to this collection is restricted; please contact the holding institution for details.

Custodial History note

Gift of Friendship House

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 October 22 by Lisa Calahan.