University of Chicago Library

Guide to the South Side Academy Records 1897-1903

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Descriptive Summary


South Side Academy. Records




3.5 linear feet (3 boxes)


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


The South Side Academy was founded in 1892 and merged with other area schools to form University High School at the turn of the century. The South Side Academy records include financial as well as student records.

Information on Use


The collection is open for research.


When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: South Side Academy. Records

Historical Note

The South Side Academy was founded in 1892 and was located (from 1899) at 5467 Lexington Avenue (now University Avenue) in Hyde Park. In 1902, the faculties of the South Side Academy, the Chicago Manual Training School, and the John Dewey Laboratory Schools merged, and the following year University High School opened on the University of Chicago campus.

Scope Note

The South Side Academy Records contains five receipt books recording various expenditures of the school, dating from 1900-1901, and ledgers detailing student coursework and grades, dating from 1897-1903.

Related Resources

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


Subject Headings


Box 1    Folder 1

Receipt book, 1900

Box 1    Folder 2

Receipt book, 1900

Box 1    Folder 3

Receipt book, 1900

Box 1    Folder 4

Receipt book, 1901

Box 1    Folder 5

Receipt book, 1901

Box 2

Grade book, 1897-1902

Box 3

Grade book, 1900-1903