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Guide to the University of Chicago Chicago Alumnae Club Records 1898-1942q

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Descriptive Summary


University of Chicago. Chicago Alumnae Club. Records




.5 linear ft. (1 box)


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


Chicago Alumnae Club. The Chicago Alumnae Club Records consists of minutes, historical notes about the club, publicity and club notices, and programs and invitations from 1898 to 1942.

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The collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is:

University of Chicago. Chicago Alumnae Club. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Chicago Alumnae Club of the University of Chicago was organized on November 11, 1898 by Angeline Loesch (president), Charlotte Foye (vice president), Laura Runyon (secretary-treasurer), and 27 others. The idea for an alumnae organization came from Laura Runyon, who was a senior living in Nancy Foster Hall and suggested this to other seniors.

Members of the Club participated in campus life in many ways, including the establishment of a rental library (1908), the creation of a settlement fellowship (1908), and the performance of a review at the Whitney Opera House (1913). In 1915 Ida Noyes Hall opened with an Alumnae Room. The space was used when members acted as hostesses at teas and later organized swimming and athletic classes for members.

Scope Note

The Chicago Alumnae Club Papers consist of one box containing minutes (1929-1938), historical notes about the club (1898-1941), publicity and club notices (1924-1941), and programs and invitations (1913-1942) covering the years from 1898 to 1942.

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Box 1   Folder 1



Box 1   Folder 2

Historical notes, transcripts of articles and notices from University of Chicago publications,


Box 1   Folder 3

Publicity and club notices,


Box 1   Folder 4

Programs and invitations,


Box 1   Folder 5

Programs and invitations,


Box 1   Folder 6

Marion Talbot to Grace [Abbott],

June 14, 1925 and receipts, articles, new clippings