Chicago Area Project Photograph Collection

Institution: Chicago History Museum
Address:
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Website
Date: 1930-1978
Extent: .1 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Abstract
Biographical/Historical Note:
Chicago Area Project (1932-ca. 1972), incorporated in 1934 as a private non-profit organization, related the treatment and services of the Institute for Juvenile Research to the needs of the neighborhood communities it served.

Scope and Content Note:
Includes photoprints relating to inner-city neighborhood programs to prevent and treat juvenile delinquency. Includes shots of staff-members Clifford Shaw, Henry McKay, and Peter Scalise; scenes of youth programs such as the Italian Welfare Council's Jolly Boys Camp (Pistakee Bay, McHenry County, Ill.), Russell Square Community Committee's St. Michael's Boys Club, and neighborhood organizations such as the Russell Square and West Side Community Committees; group portraits of members of the Chicago Federation of Community Committees.

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