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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Camp Farr Collection 1930-1931

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Camp Farr Collection

Dates:

1930-1931

Size:

2 linear feet (1 Box)

Repository:

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

Abstract:

Camp Farr was a fresh-air children's summer camp near Chesterton, Indiana, established by the University of Chicago Settlement League. The League was founded in 1895 as a philanthropic organization, and Shirley Farr, a University of Chicago alumna, donated $3000 in 1923 for the purchase of land that would become Camp Farr. The photo album that makes up this collection belonged to Alfred Kamm, the Director of Physical Education at the camp. Photographs date from 1930 to 1931.

Information on Use

Access

The collection is open for research.

Citation

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

Historical Note

Camp Farr was a fresh-air children's summer camp near Chesterton, Indiana, established by the University of Chicago Settlement League. The League was founded in 1895 as a philanthropic organization, and Shirley Farr, a University of Chicago alumna, donated $3000 in 1923 for the purchase of land that would become Camp Farr. The photo album that makes up this collection belonged to Alfred Kamm, the Director of Physical Education at the camp. Photographs date from 1930 to 1931.

Scope Note

The Camp Farr Collection contains a photo album that belonged to Alfred Kamm, the Director of Physical Education at Camp Farr. The album contains images of camp grounds and facilities as well as group portraits of the campers. Photographs date from 1930 to 1931.

Related Resources

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

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

Farr, Shirley. Papers

Rosenwald, Julius. Papers

Swift, Harold. Papers

University of Chicago Service League. Records

Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1   Folder 1

Photo Album