Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago.

Title:

Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago Photograph Collection

Identifier:

BMRC.CHM.WCMC_PHOTOS.SURVEY

Repository:

Chicago History Museum

Extent:

3.0 Linear feet

Dates:

1920-1970

Historical note

The Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago was founded in 1914 as the Chicago Central Council of Social Agencies; incorporated in 1919 as the Chicago Council of Social Agencies; in the 1940s, became the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago; in 1971 renamed the Council of Community Services; in 1977 merged with the Community Fund of Chicago to become the United Way of Chicago.

Scope and Contents note

The Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago Photograph Collection consists of photoprints of the Welfare Council, which evaluated and coordinated the work of private charities and public health and welfare services in Chicago and suburbs. May contain images relating to social workers and social conditions, such as housing, disease, delinquency, employment, recreation, and rehabilitation, dealt with by the Council's member organizations, which included hospitals, child care agencies, neighborhood and ethnic groups, nursing homes, and counseling services.

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.

Related Archival Materials note

Within this repository: Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago records.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Gift of the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago between 1967 and 1983.

Subjects

INVENTORY