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Descriptive inventory for the Olivet Community Center records, 1885-1966, bulk 1940-1960

Olivet Community Center records

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Descriptive inventory for the Olivet Community Center records, 1885-1966, bulk 1940-1960

Prepared by Shanna Seiberlich, 2010; ed. by Peter T. Alter and Rachel Juris, 2011.
  
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Chicago History Museum, Research Center
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614-6038
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Olivet Community Center records, 1885-1966 (inclusive), 1940-1960 (bulk)
Creators: Olivet Community Center (Chicago, Ill.)
Chicago Commons Association
Chicago Nisei Athletic Association
Olivet Institute (Social settlement: Chicago, Ill.)
Dates: 1885-1966 (inclusive), 1940-1960 (bulk)
Accession number: M1969.0034; M1977.0018
Bib number: 00066637
Call number: MSS Lot O
Size:2.5 linear ft. (6 boxes)
4 volumes
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of Olivet Community Center (accession #: M1969.0034; M1977.0018).

Terms governing use:

Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

Box 5, folder 1 is closed until 2039

Please cite this collection as:

Olivet Community Center records (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include publications by and about the Olivet Institute, cataloged separately.

Collection Summary +/-

Correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records, case files, reports, newsletters, scrapbooks, abstracts of title, and other records of the Olivet Community Center (formerly known as Olivet Institute), a Chicago settlement house and community center in the Near North Side. For many years it was located at 1441 North Cleveland Street. Collection includes materials related to the Olivet Day Nursery, Olivet Day Camp, and the Chicago Nisei Athletic Association (a Japanese-American sports group). Also present is correspondence regarding the relationship between the Olivet Institute and the Presbyterian Church, its original sponsor.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Olivet Institute, a settlement house and community center, was established in Chicago in 1888 and incorporated as an Illinois nonprofit agency in 1909. Originally affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, the Olivet Institute became nonsectarian in 1937 and later changed its name to the Olivet Community Center (1959?). The organization was located for many years at 1441 North Cleveland Street in the Near North Side community area and offered educational, recreational, and welfare services to local residents. Olivet Community Center merged into the Chicago Commons Association in 1966.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Camps--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Charities--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Child welfare--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Church charities--Illinois--Chicago--19th century
Church charities--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Community centers--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Day care centers--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Japanese Americans--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Japanese Americans--Sports--Illinois--Chicago
Presbyterian Church--Illinois--Chicago--19th century
Presbyterian Church--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Social settlements--Illinois--Chicago--19th century
Social settlements--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Organizations:
Chicago Commons Association
Chicago Nisei Athletic Association
Olivet Community Center (Chicago, Ill.)--Archives
Olivet Institute (Social settlement : Chicago, Ill.)--Archives
Genre/Form:
Abstracts of title
Agendas
Announcements
Case files
Correspondence
Financial records
Lists
Minutes
Newsletters
Reports
Scrapbooks
Site plans
Geographic:
1441 North Cleveland Street (Chicago, Ill.)
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--19th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century
Near North Side (Chicago, Ill.)

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in six series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1: General papers, 1921-1964 (box 1-2)
Series 2: Meeting minutes and reports, 1909-1966 (box 2-3)
Series 3: Financial records, 1920-1966 (box 3-4, volume 1)
Series 4. Case files, 1937-1944 (box 4-5)
Series 5. Events and publications, 1923-1966 (box 5, volume 2-4)
Series 6. Land titles, 1885-1941 (box 6)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Alexandria Jones using Oxygen editor, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to the Explore Chicago Collections portal.
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