Photographic material documenting activities of the Chicago Commons Association settlement houses in the Near West Side of Chicago (Ill.). Includes views of activities for adults, children, teenagers, and senior citizens, such as handicraft, educational, vocational, and social activities. Also includes scenes relating to nutrition, physical fitness and sports for children and teenagers; children's summer camp (ca. 1920-1969); portraits of various clubs and committees: Choral Club, Mother's Club, Peace Committee; theatrical presentations, parties, and dances. Images show interiors and exteriors of facilities at four locations. Includes views of people of undetermined ethnicity and views of depressed economic conditions of the surrounding neighborhoods, particularly around Grand Avenue and Morgan Street, ca. 1896-1920.
939 photographic prints : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. or smaller. 3 albums (ca. 600 photographic prints plus ephemera) ; 11 x 14 in. or smaller. 5 photomechanical prints ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 25 photographic prints : col., snapshots ; 9 x 14 cm. (3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in.) or smaller. 13 negatives : col. ; 35 mm. 12 transparencies : lantern slide ; 4 x 5 in. and smaller. 2 transparencies : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. 34 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. 25 negatives : cellulose nitrate ; 9 x 11 cm. (3 1/2 x 4 1/2 in.) 1 folder of non-graphic material.