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Sociology and Social Welfare

Abbott, Edith and Grace. Papers

Edith Abbott received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1905 and was a resident of Hull House until 1920. She served as Associate Director of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy at the University of Chicago and also served as dean. She died in 1957. Grace Abbott received her Ph.M. from the University of Chicago in 1909 and studied law at the University of Chicago Law School. In 1915 she became the first director of the newly organized Immigrant's Protective League, and in 1917 was appointed to the Child Labor Division of the United States Children's Bureau. She and Edith both served as professors of Public Welfare at the University of Chicago. Grace died in 1939. Papers of Edith Abbott contain professional and personal correspondence, lecture notes for courses taught at the University of Chicago School of Social Administration (SSA), speeches and articles, the draft of the unfinished biography of Grace Abbott, some administrative files and reports of SSA, biographical material, and photographs. Papers of Grace Abbott contain personal and professional correspondence; manuscripts of articles, speeches, and radio broadcasts; biographical material; invitations; scrapbooks relating to the United States Children's Bureau; and pamphlets and memoranda on the Child Labor Amendment of 1924-25. Correspondents include Jane Addams, Sophonisba Breckinridge, Julia Lathrop, Frances Perkins, S.K. Ratcliffe, and Gifford Pinchot. Subjects include Hull House, child labor laws, child welfare, immigration, philanthropy, and public welfare administration. Also contains Abbott family papers, including correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs.

Addams, Jane. Collection

Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935), a preeminent figure in the history of the American Progressive Era, was a prolific advocate of social reform. The collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence from 1894 to 1919, primarily documenting Addams work at Hull House.

Baur, E. Jackson. Papers

E. Jackson Baur (b. 1913) sociologist. The papers contain correspondence from Baur to his parents; materials from University of Chicago social science courses including syllabi, handouts, examinations, research papers, and notes prepared by Baur and others; and manuscripts prepared by Baur and his colleagues. Baur attended the University of Chicago as both undergraduate and graduate from 1935 to 1942, taking courses from Herbert Blumer, Ernest W. Burgess, Everett C. Hughes, Alfred R. Radcliffe-Brown, W. Lloyd Warner, Louis Wirth, and other social scientists. Materials from these courses comprise the largest series in the collection.

Bernard, Luther Lee. Papers

Luther Lee Bernard, sociologist. The Luther Lee Bernard Papers include data that Bernard collected for his studies, only part of which apparently was included in his published works. Generally this data can be divided into two general groups: 1) Material, mostly responses to a form letter, relating to the development of the teaching of sociology in American colleges and universities; and 2) the intellectual careers of influential and pioneer sociologists. The collection also includes correspondence relating to these projects.

Bickham, Martin Hayes. Papers

Martin Hayes Bickham, sociologist (University of Chicago, A.M. 1919, Ph.D. 1922). The Martin Hayes Bickham Papers consist of materials from coursework in the Sociology Department and Divinity School (1912-1922), correspondence relating to his appointment as secretary of the University of Chicago Christian Association (1911), materials related to his dissertation research (1922), correspondence with Amos Alonzo Stagg (1950s-1960s), and 1938-1939 correspondence related to his dissertation research. The collection also contains photographs and memorabilia from Bickham’s work with the Y.M.C.A. during the First World War in France.

Bogue, Donald J. Papers

Donald J. Bogue (1918-2014) was a demographer and longtime University of Chicago Professor of Sociology. The Donald J. Bogue Papers document his life in Chicago and his international work in Latin American, Asian, and African countries. They contain personal material, correspondence, writings, research materials, files pertaining to the University of Chicago research centers, photographs, a small amount of audiovisual material, and miscellaneous artifacts.

Bradbury, Dorothy Edith. Papers

The Dorothy Bradbury Papers contain a manuscript copy of Bradbury's unpublished book, The Children's Advocate, which tells the story of the establishment and operation of the United States Children's Bureau from 1905-1946.

Braude, Lee. Papers

Lee Braude, sociologist, University of Chicago A.M. 1954, PhD, 1964. Collection includes materials from courses in Sociology, Social Science, and Anthropology; correspondence, meeting minutes, and information from the Department of Sociology; newspaper clippings and comics; memoranda from student activities and events; materials from research projects; PhD examinations; and reprints of articles by Braude and others.

Breckinridge, Sophonisba P. Papers

Sophonisba P. Breckinridge (1866-1948) was a social scientist and social work educator. The papers include manuscripts of her unfinished autobiography which describes residents at Hull House; correspondence; newspaper clippings; data from a study on Americanization (1918-1919); and sales and royalty records of her books. Correspondents include Jane Addams and Julia Lathrop.

Burgess, Ernest Watson. Papers

Ernest Burgess(1886-1966), Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago, 1916-1952. Contains correspondence; manuscripts; minutes; reports; memoranda; research material that includes proposals, case studies, questionnaires, tables, and interviews; teaching and course materials, class record books; letters of recommendation; bibliographies; student papers; offprints; and maps and charts. Includes material relating to professional organizations with which Burgess was associated. Topics reflect Burgess' interest in urban sociology, family and marriage, crime and delinquency, parole, census work, and gerontology as well as research methods such as statistical predictors, factor analysis, case studies, and the use of personal documents. Also contains research projects on the Protestant church and the effects of radio on the development of children. Papers by students and colleagues include writings by Saul Alinsky, Nels Anderson, Leonard Cottrell, Paul Cressey, John Landesco, Walter Reckless, Clifford Shaw, Paul Siu, Frederick Thrasher, and others. Supplemented by the separately described

Burgess, Ernest Watson. Papers. Addenda

Ernest W. Burgess (1886-1966), sociologist. The Burgess Papers Addenda documents Burgess' career as a Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago as well as his involvement in a variety of community, social, governmental and research organizations. The collection includes surveys, questionnaires, maps, diagrams, note cards, punch cards, recordings, microfilm, manuscripts, notes, offprints, articles, photographs, student records and administrative material, correspondence, advertisements, catalogues, magazines, newspaper clippings, and reports. It supplements the material contained in the main body of

Cafferty, Pastora San Juan. Papers

Pastora San Juan Cafferty (1940-2013), professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and urban planning researcher at the University and the National Opinion Research Center, with a focus on race and ethnicity in the United States. She also served as Special Assistant to the General Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and to the Secretary of Transportation in the U.S. Department of Transportation. The collection contains biographical materials, correspondence, publications, teaching materials, materials on urban planning, and the history and culture of the School of Social Service Administration.

Camp Farr Collection

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.

Cannon, William B. Papers

William B. Cannon (1920-2006) was a professor at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration and a University administrator, from 1954 until 1989. He was concurrently involved in the United States Bureau of the Budget during Lyndon B. Johnson's administration. Cannon was a key figure in the development of Johnson's "War on Poverty" policy, including the controversial Community Action Program implemented in 1964. The William B. Cannon Papers contain material related to both his academic and political careers, including correspondence, policy proposals, government task force reports, press releases, teaching materials, and writings.

Carnegie Council On Children. Records

The Carnegie Council on Children was an independent study commission established in 1972 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Council undertook a comprehensive examination of the position and needs of children in American society and formulated a series of recommendations for new directions in public policy towards children and families. Conclusions reached by Council members and associates were published in several background studies and summarized in the Council's final report, All Our Children: The American Family Under Pressure (1977). The records of the Carnegie Council on Children include correspondence, minutes, working papers, book manuscripts, press releases, press clippings, tape recordings, and photographs.

Chicago Child Welfare Exhibit. Collection

The Chicago Child Welfare Exhibit was held 11-25 May, 1911. It was the largest and most comprehensive exhibition devoted to child welfare of its time. It sought to combat rising infant and child mortality in Chicago by raising awareness about health, education, and recreation.

Chicago Commons. Collection

The Chicago Commons settlement was founded in 1894 by Graham Taylor, a Dutch reform minister and pioneer of social work in Chicago. Located on Chicago's Northwest side, the settlement was home to a large number of Chicago's growing immigrant population. Taylor's daughter Lea Demarest Taylor took over as Head Resident in 1921 upon her father's retirement, and oversaw the administration of the Commons during the Great Depression. This collection contains seven annual reports of the Chicago Commons, documenting the changing ethnic profile of the neighborhood and efforts to improve the lives of residents. The collection also includes a transcription of an oral history by Lea Demarest Taylor, dictated to the Training Center of the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers.

Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy. Records

The Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy was established in 1908. Growing out of the settlement house movement, it sought to combine social work education with actual social work. Faculty and students were involved with juvenile delinquency, truancy, vocational training, and housing. In 1920 it merged with the University of Chicago's Philanthropic Division to become the School of Social Service Administration. This collection contains correspondence, course descriptions, finances, reports, and student files. It spans 1903-1922, encompassing some program records from the School's predecessor institution, the Institute of Social Science and Arts (1903-1908; from 1906, known as the Chicago Institute of Social Science).

Clippings on Social Evils in Chicago: Chiefly the Saloon

Three scrapbooks containing clippings, printed tracts, correspondence, and carbon copies of articles related to the social use and abuse of alcohol.

Clippings on Vice in Chicago

Six scrapbooks of clippings, correspondence, and miscellanea, related to criminal and immoral activity in Chicago. Compiled by Alex W. Davison. Vol. 1: Clippings, 1907-1908 -- Vol. 2: Clippings, Dec. 1907-Dec. 1908 -- Vol. 3: Clippings, Dec. 1908-Jan. 1911 -- Vol. 4: Jan.-Sept. 26, 1909, Miss Gingles Case, Wayman-McCann, White Slaves articles, Parade Sept. 25-Aug. 30, , "Law & Order" Scandal -- Vol. 5: Sept. 25-Oct. 23, 1909, Wayman-McCann Case, White Slaves, Gen. Grant, Law & Order, Parade, Oct. 1, Methodist Conference, Rockford-Harzell Case -- Vol. 6: Clippings, Oct. 24-Nov. 1909.

Country Home for Convalescent Children. Board of Trustees. Records

The Country Home for Convalescent Children (CHCC) was founded in 1911 as the Country Home for Crippled Children. Supported largely by donations and endowments, the CHCC provided care, cures, and education to disabled children. The CHCC Collection contains minutes from the Board of Trustees, dating from 1921 to 1961, and two booklets of annual reports, dating from 1922-1928.

Dewey, Richard Smith. Papers

Richard Smith Dewey (1845-1933) was an American psychiatrist and pioneer in the treatment of mental illnesses. His papers, dating from 1870 to 1933, consist of correspondence, writings, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other memorabilia relating both to the professional career and personal life of Dewey.

Elmer, Manuel Conrad. Papers

Manuel Conrad Elmer received one of the first doctorate degrees in sociology given by the University of Chicago. His dissertation and early research utilized social survey techniques. In 1926, he helped to found the department of sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. The Manuel Conrad Elmer papers comprise 1.5 linear feet of material and date from 1907 to 1980. The papers include Elmer’s sociological publications; additional, non-sociological writings from later in his life; a series of interviews of Elmer conducted in 1978 and 1979; personal records from his college years; a scrapbook of newspaper articles, further newspaper clippings and announcements; and correspondence.

Eubank, Earle Edward. Papers

Earle Edward Eubank (1887-1945), sociologist and historian of sociology, was chairman of the Department of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati from 1921 to 1945. The Eubank Papers span the years 1925-1946 and comprise fourteen boxes of correspondence, interviews with European sociologists, articles, bibliographies, and photographs compiled for his unfinished history of sociology, The Makers of Sociology. The collection also includes materials for other projects.

Gyarfas, Mary. Papers

Mary Gyarfas (1920-2004) Professor, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (SSA), mid-1950s - late-1970s. The collection contains material relating to courses Gyarfas taught while at UC, faculty meeting notes and correspondence, and various publications, both by Gyarfas herself and those relating to the SSA more broadly. Of particular interest are the collected papers presented at the Charlotte Towle Memorial Symposium. Also contained in the collection are materials relating to Gyarfas’ involvement in a number of professional organizations, including The National Association of Social Workers and the Council on Social Work Education.

Hauser, Philip M.. Papers

Philip M. Hauser, sociologist, demographer, writer. The Philip M. Hauser papers include correspondence, class notes, published and unpublished writings of Hauser, minutes of the Social Science Research Committee (1947-1951), and photographs. The materials document Hauser's career as a sociologist. The materials document Hauser's career as a sociologist, demographer, government statistician, administrator, professor, speaker, writer, and editor, from his college years through his retirement. Subjects covered in the papers include the development of sociological and demographic research and training, collection and interpretation of census and vital statistics, and population studies and problems on local, national and international levels.

Havighurst, Robert J.. Papers

Robert J. Havighurst (1900-1991), professor and activist. Havighurst was an incredibly active researcher whose work spanned the disciplines of education, psychology, and sociology. He helped to found the Department of Human Development at the University of Chicago. The Havighurst papers primarily contain materials pertaining to his research projects though does include a smaller amount of biographic materials and correspondence and materials pertaining to Havighurst's personal community involvement. Much of the research material pertains to the stages of the life cycle, particularly child development, adolescence and old age. Havighurst's research materials on the study of education are divided by project. His studies focused on small towns, urban schools, and Native American education. The collection also contains some administrative material about the departments of Human Development and Education at the University of Chicago.

Hayner, Norman S.. Papers

Norman S. Hayner, Sociologist. The Norman S. Hayner Papers contain copies of diary entries made by Hayner between January 1, 1921 and September 13, 1922.

Hughes, Everett Cherrington. Papers

The papers of Everett Cherrington Hughes comprise 73.5 linear feet of professional material. The papers document his career as a sociologist and educator, as well as his research in occupations, race relations, and education. The collection consists of a large body of correspondence; course materials from McGill University, the University of Chicago, Brandeis University and Boston College, and lectures, articles, book reviews, and translations. The collection also includes research material, travel diaries, and memoranda by Hughes; studies on occupations done for Canada's Royal Commission on Bilingualism and Biculturalism, and his studies on undergraduate and medical education carried out at the University of Kansas. Some material by Helen MacGill Hughes on the American Sociological Association's Ad-Hoc Committee on the Status of Women in the Profession can also be found in this collection.

Hyde Park Center. Collection

Established in 1908, the Hyde Park Center was an independent welfare organization providing services to children and youth in the neighborhood, such as a free kindergarten and playground, clubs and activities, and job training for youth. The organization was established in response to the problem of homeless and wayward young boys in the neighborhood. It was affiliated with the Hyde Park Juvenile Protective League, a branch of the Juvenile Protective League founded by Jane Addams in 1901, and relied heavily on mostly female volunteers from the neighborhood and local churches. This collection consists of six bulletins published by the Hyde Park Center.

Illinois State Charities Commission, Annual Report

Reports on committee expenditures and field investigations of Illinois orphanages, prisons, reform schools, poorhouses, and asylums.

Janowitz, Morris. Collection

Morris Janowitz, sociologist. Papers include professional correspondence, biographical materials, research and subject files, manuscripts of Janowitz's books and articles, course materials, and papers concerning the Inter-University Seminar on the Armed Forces and Society, founded by Janowitz in 1960. Most dates from the late 1960s through the mid-1980s. Earlier material includes Janowitz's research using World War II military, and psychological warfare documents.

Johnson, Charles S. (ed.) Education and the Cultural Process. Typescript

Typescript copy of Education and the Cultural Process, edited by Charles S. Johnson. Essays presented at the symposium commemorating the 75th anniversary of the founding of Fisk University, which took place from April 29 to May 4, 1941.

Jones, Jenkin Lloyd. Papers

Jenkin Lloyd Jones, minister, social reformer. The Jenkin Lloyd Jones papers contain correspondence, diaries, lecture notes, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and photographs. Papers relate to All Souls Church and the Abraham Lincoln Centre. Other topics include the Unitarian Church, the Henry Ford Peace Expedition, the Western Unitarian Conference, the weekly publication Unity, the World's Parliament of Religion, Tower Hill Summer Camp in Wisconsin, and other aspects of Jones' ministry. Correspondents include William C. Gannett, Jane Addams, Susan B. Anthony, Francis W. Parker, Frank Lloyd Wright, and Booker T. Washington. Also contains papers of Edith Lackersteen Lloyd Jones, Jones's second wife; her daughter, Mary Lackersteen; and the Lackersteen family.

Keen, Mike. Papers

Mike Keen (PhD Notre Dame, 1985) Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Indiana University South Bend. This collection contains copies of FBI files kept on prominent intellectuals, primarily sociologists, suspected of communism. These include W.E.B. DuBois, Margaret Mead, Talcott Parsons, and members of the Frankfurt School. Keen used the files when researching his 1999 book Stalking the Sociological Imagination. The collection also contains some of Keen's research notes and his correspondence with the FBI. The files themselves cover the 1930s through 1960s; Keen's notes and correspondence date from the 1990s.

Landesco, John. Papers

John Landesco (1890-1954) Sociologist. The Papers contain correspondence, as well as a manuscript copy of The 42 Gang: a Study of a Neighborhood Criminal Group, an unpublished study of Chicago gangs in the 1920s. The collection also includes newspaper clippings relating to Romanian-American relations and the Central States Probation and Parole Conference, which Landesco directed.

Lewis, Ralph. Papers

Ralph Lewis studied sociology at University of Chicago as an undergraduate and graduate student (PhB 1932, AM 1958), influenced by the work of Ernest Watson Burgess. After working as a minister, parole officer, and World War II chaplain, Lewis spent most of his career as a sociologist with the U.S. State Department. The Ralph Lewis Papers contain manuscripts, diaries, sociological data, correspondence and other material related to Lewis's work as a student, his professional career, and his personal life and avocations.

Matthews, Fred. Papers

Fred Matthews, professor of history, author. The Fred Matthews Papers consist of letters solicited by Fred Matthews while researching his study of Robert E. Park, Quest for an American Sociology: Robert E. Park and the Chicago School. Correspondents include Saul Alinsky, Nels Anderson, Harold D. Lasswell, Winifred Raushenbush, Margaret Park Redfield, and Leslie A. White.

Mead, George Herbert. Papers

George Herbert Mead (1863-19310 educator, social psychologist, philosopher. The Mead Papers contain correspondence, primarily with family members including Henry Northrup Castle, Helen Castle Mead, Henry Castle Mead, and Irene Tufts Mead. Other correspondents include John Dewey and Charles Morris. The collection also includes manuscripts of published journal articles and books, correspondence relating to publications, and student notes from Mead's courses.

Minnick, James L., University of Chicago Settlement Album

The James L. Minnick Album contains about 20 photographs that capture the physical environment of the Packingtown (Back of Yards) neighborhood in Chicago at the turn of the 19th century and a few of the activities organized at the University of Chicago Settlement House. Established in 1894, the Settlement House reflected the wider social settlement movement in Britain and the United States. Settlements called upon wealthier members of society to give of themselves personally by going to live among the working poor. Settlement residents got to know their neighbors, made surveys of their conditions and undertook a variety of programs to improve their lives. Settlement work was shaped by both the application of the ethos of Christian brotherhood to addressing the ills of society but also the aspirations of nascent social science.

National Conferences of Social Work. Records

The collection consists of bound carbon copies of 142 papers read at the National Conferences of Social Work (1929-1932). Manuscripts represent material not published in the Proceedings of the National Conference of Social Work.

National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. Records

Founded in 1911 by Jane Addams, the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers later came to be called the United Neighborhood Centers of America, Inc. (UNCA). This collection consists of documents generated by the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. The documents in this collection pertain to both policies pursued by the Federation and the internal workings of its organization.

National Opinion Research Center. Records

The National Opinion Research Center is a research institution affiliated with the University of Chicago. Since 1941 NORC has conducted nationwide surveys, data analysis, and social science research across a broad range of fields with the end of more informed policy decisions. The collection primarily includes bibliographic information regarding publications, published reports, survey proposals, and survey questionnaires; it also contains meeting material, internal reports, and promotional material. Materials date from 1941 to 1990.

Native American Educational Services. Armin Beck. Papers

Dr. Armin Beck served as a professor at NAES College in Chicago. This collection contains papers from Armin Beck's work at NAES, within the Civil Rights movement, and higher education in Chicago, The collection contains research materials as well as many of his article reprints and manuscripts on the subjects of race, urbanity, and inequality. The collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services.

Native American Educational Services. Chicago Community Agencies. Records

This collection consists of materials from organizations in the Chicago area that somehow relate to American Indian life. There are, in particular, a lot of materials about the O-Wai-Ya-Wa school, the St. Augustine's center, sports mascots, holidays and conferences. The collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services.

Native American Educational Services. Johns, Edith E. Papers

Edith Emerald Johns (1915-1999), also known as Edith Big Fire Johns, was an advocate of health care and social issues among the Chicago-area Native American community. Johns was one of the founders of the American Indian Center, serving on its Board of Directors from 1960-1971. This collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services, and consists of one linear foot of materials related to Edith Johns' interest in child health care and social issues. The majority of this collection is made up of photocopies or offprints of articles and reports related to medical issues such as vaccinations, child health care and child abuse, and congressional records. The rest of the collection is composed of personal records such as photographs, interviews, and obituaries.

Native American Educational Services. Tax, Sol. Papers

Sol Tax (1907-1996) was a prominent cultural anthropologist at the University of Chicago who was instrumental to the foundation of the Native American Educational Services (NAES) as an offshoot of his work with Native Americans in Chicago and throughout the Americas. This collection consists of 24 linear feet of materials related to Tax's research on American Indians, especially those in and around Chicago, as well as his work with various social issues including race and poverty. The bulk of this collection is made up of publications and papers collected for research, as well as newsletters and newspapers written by or about American Indians. The rest of the collection contains correspondence and administrative materials from organizations with which Dr. Tax was involved.

Ogburn, William Fielding. Papers

William F. Ogburn, sociologist. Collection contains correspondence, minutes, memoranda, reports, typescripts and off-prints of articles, lectures, clippings, and personal journals. Papers document Ogburn's participation in government projects such as the President's Research Committee on Social Trends, the National Resources Committee, and the Census Advisory Committee; service on committees of the Social Science Research Council and at the University of Chicago; and research and writing for scholarly and popular publications. Includes material relating to publications such as Recent Social Trends in the United States (1933) and Technological Trends and National Policy, the administration of the 1940 decennial census, and the graduate program in the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago.

Park House. Records

Park House was described as a "combination Bohemian rooming house, YMCA, and youth settlement house," located on Chicago’s Near North Side. Founded in 1934, the house was named after University of Chicago Sociologist Robert E. Park and run by Ruth and James B. Nobel. Park House was designed to provide community and entertainment for the many young people who had recently arrived in Chicago, leaving families and communities behind. Until its closure in 1944, activities at Park House included dancing, music, lectures, discussion groups, writing groups, research projects, performances, and shared meals. The Park House Records describe the activities of the house through correspondence, financial records, diaries, reports, surveys, newsletters, and writings by residents. The Records also included materials related to House sociology and sociological experiments, records about churches and religion on Chicago’s Near North Side, papers relating to Robert E. Park’s involvement with the House, and materials relating to the Park House Reunion in 1982.

Park, Robert Ezra. Collection

Robert Ezra Park (1864-1944), sociologist. Includes personal and professional correspondence, manuscripts, notes, articles, course material, speeches, interviews, life histories, notebooks, diaries, bibliographies, outlines, student papers, newspaper clippings, offprints and typescripts, and scrapbooks. Contains information relating to the Tuskegee Institute, Congo Reform Association, Pacific Coast Survey, African-Americans and race relations, Asian Americans, and social psycology. The collection also contains material collected by Winifred Raushenbush for a biography of Park.

Perlman, Helen Harris. Papers

Helen Harris Perlman (1906-2004), social work educator and author, served on the faculty of the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration from 1945 to 1971. Her integration of psychoanalytic theories and clinical experience contributed to the development of the "Chicago School" of social service practice. The Helen Harris Perlman Papers include correspondence, teaching materials, scholarly and creative writings, administrative records, artifacts, memorabilia and audio-visual material. Also included is a small collection of papers related to Helen Harris Perlman's husband, Max S. Perlman.

Queen, Stuart Alfred. Papers

Stuart Alfred Queen, sociologist, professor. The Stuart Alfred Queen Papers consist of a typed manuscript of Queen's autobiography.

Riesman, David. Papers

David Riesman (1909-2002) was an American sociologist, attorney, writer, and educator. He is best known as the author of The Lonely Crowd: A Study of the Changing American Character. The collection consists primarily of reprints of articles written or co-authored by David Riesman from 1947 to 1982. The bulk of the material dates from 1950 to 1956.

Rosenwald, Julius. Papers

Julius Rosenwald, businessman and philanthropist. The papers of Julius Rosenwald contain correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and a 1963 Rosenwald family tree. The collection documents Rosenwald's deep sense of social responsibility and commitment to philanthropic and civic endeavors, in particular his support of rural schools for African Americans, higher education, Jewish charities, and medical care. The collection also includes reports and minutes of the Julius Rosenwald Fund (1928-1933) and sixteen scrapbooks containing correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia that reflect Rosenwald's progressive reform activities, including support for the Tuskegee Institute, Howard University, World War I relief efforts in Illinois, and early development of the NAACP.

Simon, Bernece K. Papers

Bernece K. Simon (1914-2014), social worker, social work educator, and administrator, served on the faculty of the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration from 1944 to 1979. The Bernece K. Simon Papers include correspondence, teaching material, records of the University of Chicago and the School of Social Service Administration, records of professional organizations and journals, and audio recordings.

Slotkin, James Sydney. Papers

James Sydney Slotkin, Associate Professor of Social Sciences, 1946-1957. The collection includes pmanuscripts and papers, teaching materials, correspondence and some research materials. It documents his broad interests in various topics in the social sciences: anthropology, sociology, esthetics, social psychology and methodology.

Small, Albion W.. Papers

Albion Woodbury Small (1854-1926) taught history and political economy at Colby College from 1881 to 1888, becoming president of that institution in 1889. From 1892 to 1925, he was Professor and Head of the Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago Dean of the Graduate School of Arts, Literature and Science from 1904 to 1923. His papers include correspondence, academic papers and professional papers.

Spergel, Irving A. Papers

Irving A. Spergel, sociologist, social worker, and George Herbert Jones Professor Emeritus of the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration, is a groundbreaking researcher of youth gangs. The Irving A. Spergel Papers span the years 1937-1997, but are concentrated in the 1960s-1980s. Materials in the collection include reports, dissertations, conference proceedings, policy papers, lecture notes, case books, pamphlets and newsletters.

Talbot, Marion. Papers

Contains the correspondence and papers of Marion Talbot, Assistant Professor of Sanitary Science, Associate professor of Household Administration, and Dean of Women at the University of Chicago from its inception in 1892 until her retirement in 1925.

Thomas, William I., Papers

William I. Thomas, sociologist, author, teacher. The William I. Thomas Papers consist of primarily of correspondence. The Papers also include reprinted articles, a lecture outline, and a draft of a book introduction.

Towle, Charlotte. Papers

Charlotte Towle (1896-1966), psychiatric social worker and theoretician in the fields of social work education and casework, was professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago for over thirty years. The Towle Papers comprise 26 boxes of correspondence, teaching and administrative materials, manuscripts and research notes, offprints, awards, biographical material, journals, and photos.

University of Chicago Service League. Records

The University of Chicago Service League was founded in 1895 as the University of Chicago Settlement League, a social and philanthropic organization of University women interested in supporting the work of the University of Chicago Settlement. The records of the League include constitutions and by-laws; annual reports of the League president; general correspondence; financial records; minutes; calendars of events; announcements, brochures, and programs of League benefits and special interest group activities; newsletters and yearbooks; and histories of the League and the University of Chicago Settlement.

University of Chicago Settlement. Records

The University of Chicago Settlement House was established in 1894 in the packing-house district of Chicago to provide English instruction, citizenship and legal assistance, medical care, and other services, to the largely European immigrant population of the Back of the Yards community. Materials in this collection primarily document the settlement’s programs and activities from the 1930s to the early 1950s.

University of Chicago. Center for the Study of Welfare Policy. Records

The Center for the Study of Welfare Policy (CSWP) was an interdisciplinary research institute established in 1969 at the School of Social Service Administration (SSA) at the University of Chicago. The CSWP evaluated contemporary welfare policy and proposed new approaches to social problems related to health care, education, poverty, the elderly, children and families. In 1979, the CSWP established an office in Washington, D.C. in addition to its base at the University of Chicago. The Center received substantial funding from the Department for Health, Education and Welfare (DHEW), and other private and public sources. The collection comprises the administrative records of the CSWP and its affiliated scholars and projects, as well as the Center's correspondence and grants with DHEW, the records of the Social Service Delivery Project (SSDP) and research conducted by CSWP scholars and outside researchers in the field of social welfare policy.

University of Chicago. Committee on Education, Training, and Research in Race Relations. Records

The University of Chicago Committee on Education, Training, and Research in Race Relations Records cover the period 1944 to 1962 and also include the records of two cooperative organizations: American Council on Race Relations; and National Organization of Intergroup Relations Officials. The collection contains correspondence, financial and personnel records, published materials, research project and proposal data, reports and studies, seminar files and committee papers, student recommendations, minutes, charters and by-laws, photographs, and newsletters. It also includes files relating to the Parent Teacher Association, the Sigmund Livingston Fellowship, the Chicago Commission on Human Relations, and the Chicago Community Inventory.

University of Chicago. Community Service Workshop. Records

The Community Service Workshop Records contain the notes, transcripts, programs, correspondence, etc., of the Community Service Workshop, which was funded under Title I of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and held at the University of Chicago from October 1966 to June 1967.

University of Chicago. Department of Sociology. Interviews

The collection consists of transcripts of interviews with individuals who were graduate students at the University of Chicago Department of Sociology during the 1920s and 1930s. James Carey conducted the interviews as research for his book Sociology and Public Affairs: The Chicago School.

University of Chicago. Department of Sociology. Records

The Department of Sociology at the University of Chicago was founded in 1892 and was the first academic department of sociology in the United States. This collection contains materials related to the administration of the Department such as meeting minutes, student rosters, examinations, materials relating to the passing of Louis Wirth, and materials relating to the non-reappointment of sociology professor, Marlene Dixon. It also contains programs, brochures, and photographs related to the Centennial Conference, 1892-1992 as well as a map depicting East and West Garfield Park (1924).

University of Chicago. Office of University News and Information. Records

The Office of University News and Information Records contain correspondence and reports about the University of Chicago Campaign for the Arts and Sciences and the Chicago Chronicle. The collection also includes general clippings about the University (photocopies).

University of Chicago. School of Social Service Administration. Office of the Dean. Alton Linford. Records

Founded in 1920, the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration prepares students for leadership in fields of social work. As one of the university's professional schools, SSA offers graduate-level coursework leading to master's and doctoral degrees. The collection consists of the records of the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration. Records span 1923-1969, but are concentrated in the years 1956-1969, when Alton Linford served as Dean of SSA. Much of the collection consists of administrative materials, including reports, meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, and financial records. Also included are course materials, student records, curricular material, publications, photographs, and architectural materials.

University of Chicago. School of Social Service Administration. Office of the Dean. Harold Richman. Records

Founded in 1920, the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration prepares students for leadership in fields of social work. As one of the university's professional schools, SSA offers graduate-level coursework leading to master's and doctoral degrees. The collection consists of the records of the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration. Records span 1927-1978, but are concentrated in the years 1969-1978, when Harold Richman served as Dean of SSA. There is correspondence of the dean and assistant and associate deans; files on research administration and fundraising; records of SSA's relationships with social work organizations and government agencies; records of the school's administration of the Center for the Study of Welfare Policy and the Woodlawn Social Services Center; files on alumni relations; faculty and committee meeting materials; files on curriculum development; statistics and surveys on the experiences of students and alumni; faculty biographical information; teaching materials; drafts of speeches and articles; and editorial files of the SSA faculty newsletter.

University of Chicago. School of Social Service Administration. Office of the Dean. Leon Carroll Marshall, Edith Abbott, and Helen R. Wright. Records

The University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration prepares students for leadership in fields of social work. As one of the university's professional schools, SSA offers graduate-level coursework leading to master's and doctoral degrees. The collection spans 1909-1956, with the bulk of material corresponding to the administrations of SSA deans Leon Carroll Marshall (1920-1924); Edith Abbott (1924-1942); and Helen R. Wright (1942-1956). Materials in the collection include publications, correspondence, financial records, proposals, reports, studies, teaching materials, statistics, and student materials.

University of Chicago. School of Social Service Administration. Photographs

The University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration offers master's and doctoral degrees preparing students for leadership in fields of social work. This collection contains photographs documenting the professional and social activities of faculty, staff, students, and alumni at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration. Photographs span 1935-1983.

University of Chicago. School of Social Service Administration. WIN Program. Records

The Work Incentive Program (WIN) was established by the U.S. Department of Labor in 1967-1968 to increase employability and employment among those receiving welfare. The University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration (SSA) was involved with the administration of Illinois' WIN program. This collection contains clippings, conference proceedings, correspondence, data analysis, papers, and reports. It includes material generated at panel meetings with the University of Michigan's School of Social Work and Case Western University's School of Applied Social Science. Material spans 1969-1973.

University of Chicago. Society for Social Research. Records

The Society for Social Research was established in 1921 as an association of graduate students in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. The records of the Society consist of constitutions, minutes, correspondence, and abstracts of papers from the Society's regular meetings, as well as correspondence, programs, and abstracts from its annual Summer Institute.

University of Chicago. Woodlawn Social Services Center. Records

The Woodlawn Social Services Center (also called SSC, or the Social Services Center) was established in 1969 as a branch of the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Social Service Administration. SSC sought to centralize the provision of social services in Chicago's Woodlawn neighbourhood while remaining active in social work education and research. This collection contains committee minutes, correspondence and memoranda, conference proceedings, grant and project proposals, maps and blueprints, publications, reports, syllabi, and student work. Material addresses the founding of SSC and the implementation of its academic and community programs between 1961 and 1984.

Wirth, Louis. Papers

Sociologist. The collection contains correspondence, reports, minutes, manuscripts, lecture notes, reprints, manuscripts by others, reprints, reviews, and newspaper clippings. Includes a 1918 term paper on social pathology Wirth wrote as a student for Ernest Burgess. Correspondents include Horace Clayton, Karl Mannheim, Charles Merriam, Gunnar Myrdal, Melchior Palyi, Robert Park, Robert Redfield, Hans Speier, Leopold von Wiese, and others. Contains outline and manuscript chapters of incomplete work, The City. Also includes teaching materials, committee records, and administrative files from the Division of Social Sciences and Department of Sociology while Wirth was at the University of Chicago. Organizations highlighted include the American Sociological Society, the International Sociological Association, the Social Science Research Council, and the Chicago Crime Commission. Topics covered relate to city planning, urban problems, racial discrimination, housing, and education.

Wirth, Mary Bolton. Papers

Social worker. Contains correspondence, manuscripts, reports, memoranda, interviews, articles, notes, notebooks, travel accounts, biographical material, and photographs. Papers document Wirth's active career as a social worker, especially in the area of Chicago public housing. Includes material relating to the Chicago Housing Authority for which Wirth served as Supervisor of Community and Tenant Relations (1952-1958), the Department of Urban Renewal, and an investigation of the Office of Economic Opportunity in Michigan. Also includes material relating to University of Chicago alumni activities and Wirth's reaction over the non-reappointment of Marlene Dixon to the faculty at the University.

Wright, Quincy. Papers

Quincy Wright (1890-1970), was a writer and scholar known for his work on war, international relations, and international law. He joined the political science faculty at the University of Chicago in 1923, and was a professor of international law at the University from 1931 to 1956. Wright guest lectured at universities all over the world, and consulted for the government of the United States, including the U.S. Navy Department and the Department of State. He was also a technical advisor to the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg in 1945, and a consultant to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization in 1949. The papers document Wright's interests in war, international law, world organization, and international cooperation, as well as the numerous organizations with which he was associated. Records date from 1907 to 1972, with the bulk dating between 1915 and 1971.

Zeisel, Hans. Papers

Hans Zeisel (1905-1992) was a scholar of law and social science at the University of Chicago Law School. He was an expert on juries, capital punishment, and political and market survey techniques. He served on the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School from 1953 until 1974. There, as one of the leaders of the well-known Jury Project, Zeisel strove to apply social research methodology to the field of law. This collection includes a small amount of personal ephemera and teaching materials, but is primarily comprised of correspondence; materials from his work as a litigation consultant; research files concerning law, social science, and a variety of other topics; materials related to the Jury Project and other studies he undertook; his own writings and writings by others; and audio and visual recordings. Materials date between 1925 and 1992, with the bulk dating between 1950 and 1992. The papers document the wide variety of Zeisel's academic interests and his scholarly and professional efforts to improve the administration of justice.

Znaniecki, Florian. Papers

Florian Witold Znaniecki (1882-1958) was a sociologist, and lecturer on Polish history and customs at the University of Chicago (1917-1919), and professor of sociology at the University of Illinois (1940-1950). Znaniecki played a prominent role in the establishment of sociology as an academic discipline in Poland in the interwar years. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, articles, notes, bibliographies, biographical material, and personal documents. The papers document Znaniecki's career as a sociologist, his interest in Polish intellectual life, and his concern for the well-being of his fellow Polish immigrants in the United States. Correspondents include Ernest W. Burgess, Everett C. Hughes, Jacob Robert Kantor, Robert Park, Albion Small, Pitirim Sorokin, W. I. Thomas, Louis Wirth, and others.