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Guide to the Hyde Park High School Records 1907-1934

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Descriptive Summary


Hyde Park High School. Records




5 linear feet (5 boxes)


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


This collection is comprised of materials relating to Hyde Park High School from 1907 to 1934, including yearbooks, monthly student publications, and information about sporting events and alumni meet-ups, memorabilia, and miscellaneous student belongings.

Information on Use


The collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Hyde Park High School. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Hanna Holborn Gray Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

Hyde Park High School was founded in 1863 as a single room within a local grammar school and continued to be housed in several locations from its opening until 1886. Three years later, the Chicago Board of Education decided that a new location was needed to account for the school’s growing population, and resided at this second location until 1910. The School moved to its present site in July 1914, where it has established permanency in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the south side of Chicago, Illinois. In 1976, Hyde Park High School became a magnet school and a Career Academy with its focus on college readiness and career preparation, which was reflected in the school’s name change to Hyde Park Academy High School in 1996.

Scope Note

The collection is arranged first by material and then by date. The first five folders hold documents relating to student sporting and alumni events, in addition to miscellaneous student belongings and memorabilia. The remainder of the collection consists of yearbooks ranging from 1908 to 1934 and monthly student publications from 1907 to 1912.

Related Resources

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

Browse finding aids by topic.

Hyde Park Historical Society. Collection

Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. Records

Marjorie Preston Schulz. Papers

Subject Headings


Box 1   Folder 1


Box 1   Folder 2

Public Events

Box 1   Folder 3


Box 1   Folder 4


Box 1   Folder 5

Student Miscellaneous

Box 2   Folder 1

Hyde Park Yearbook, 1907

Box 2   Folder 2

Hyde Park Annual [yearbook], 1908

Box 2   Folder 3

Aitchpe Yearbook, 1914

Box 2   Folder 4

Aitchpe Yearbook, 1920

Box 2   Folder 5

Aitchpe Yearbook, 1921

Box 3   Folder 5

Aitchpe Yearbook, 1925

Box 3   Folder 6

Aitchpe Yearbook, 1927

Box 3   Folder 7

Aitchpe Yearbook, 1934

Box 4

“The Aitchpe,” monthly student publication, May 1907-April 1909

Box 5

“The Aitchpe,” monthly student publication, September 1909-February 1912