Chicago Normal College Records

Institution: Chicago State University - Archives and Special Collections
9501 South Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: 773-995-2586
Date: 1913-1938
Extent: 2.5 Linear Feet
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Biographical/Historical Note:
Chicago Normal College came into existence in 1913, with higher admissions standards and several new buildings gradually added to the campus. The school was an increasingly attractive educational avenue for Chicago’s immigrant communities, who could get inexpensive preliminary schooling before transferring to an area university.

Scope and Content Note:
The collection includes course catalogs, a literary supplement to the student yearbook, a curriculum committee survey, an annual report, and library accession books. Biographical material on Verne O. Graham and a variety of news clippings and programs are located in box 2. The collection also includes issues from the journal Studies in Education. Box 2 also contains an interesting Chicago Map that denotes student breakdown by ethnicity and where they reside in the city, c. 1965.

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