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Descriptive inventory for the South Shore Historical Society records, 1907-1985, bulk 1978-1982

South Shore Historical Society records

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Descriptive inventory for the South Shore Historical Society records, 1907-1985, bulk 1978-1982

Prepared by Peter T. Alter; ed. by Rachel Juris, 2010
  
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Chicago History Museum, Research Center
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Chicago, IL 60614-6038
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E-mail: research@chicagohistory.org
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: South Shore Historical Society records, 1907-1985 (inclusive), 1978-1982 (bulk)
Creator: South Shore Historical Society (Chicago, Ill. : 1978-1982)
Dates: 1907-1985 (inclusive), 1978-1982 (bulk)
Accession number: 1996.0071
Bib number: 00067022
Call number: MSS Lot S
Size: 4 linear feet (7 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Materials were a gift of Thomas A. Neumann (accession # 1996.0071).

Terms governing use:

All rights owned by the donor, including copyright, were deeded to Chicago Historical Society. Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

This collection is open for research use.

Please cite this collection as:

South Shore Historical Society 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 the Tom Neumann collection of visual material (accession # 1996.0071).

Collection Summary +/-

Membership materials, correspondence, research files, meeting minutes and agendas, reports, legal documents, publications, newsletters, newspaper clippings, by-laws, and other records of the South Shore Historical Society, an organization based in the South Shore community area on the far southeast side of Chicago (Ill.). Also included are photographic material and an inventory of neighborhood buildings and other structures. Topics include the history and historic preservation of local buildings; efforts by SSHS to restore the Field-Pullman-Heyworth House at 7651 South Shore Drive for use as a museum; research on the South Shore Co-operative Apartments at 7321 South Shore Drive; and discussion of creation of the South Shore Cultural Center. Also present are some political campaign materials and neighborhood organizations' publications. Also includes some material from the earlier South Shore Historical Society, an organization founded in 1935 for people who had been residents of South Shore for twenty-five years or more.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The South Shore Historical Society (SSHS) was founded in 1978 by residents of the South Shore community area of Chicago interested in history and historic preservation. The South Shore community area is located nine miles southeast of downtown Chicago and borders Lake Michigan. SSHS was a membership organization. Its members and officers gave walking and bus tours of the area, contacted current and former South Shore residents about the area's history, and conducted historical research about the area in local repositories. SSHS also was involved in efforts to document and preserve historic buildings in the neighborhood, including the Field-Pullman-Heyworth House (7651 South Shore Drive) and the South Shore Co-operative Apartments (7321 South Shore Drive). SSHS went out of existence in 1982. It was a separate organization from the South Shore Historical Society that existed ca. 1935-1960.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Community development, Urban--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Community life--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Historic buildings--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Historic sites--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
History--Illinois--Chicago--Societies, etc.--20th century
Persons:
Heyworth, Lawrence J., 1921-2003
Neumann, Thomas A., 1933-1995
Organizations:
Field-Pullman-Heyworth House (Chicago, Ill.)
South Shore Co-operative Apartments (Chicago, Ill.)
South Shore Cultural Center (Chicago, Ill.)
South Shore Historical Society (Chicago, Ill. : 1978-1982)-Archives
Genre/Form:
Agendas (administrative records)
Bylaws (administrative records)
Clippings
Correspondence
Legal documents
Membership lists
Minutes
Newsletters
Pamphlets
Periodicals
Photographic prints
Reports
Research (document genres)
Surveys
Geographic:
7321 South South Shore Drive (Chicago, Ill.)
7651 South South Shore Drive (Chicago, Ill.)
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century
South Shore (Chicago, Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc.
South Shore (Chicago, Ill.)--History

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in four series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Administrative files, 1978-1982 (box 1-3)
Series 2. Research files, 1907-1982 (box 3-7)
Series 3. Field-Pullman-Heyworth House files, 1920-1982 (box 6)
Series 4. South Shore Co-operative Apartments files, 1978-1985 (box 6)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Julie Wroblewski using Oxygen editor, 2015
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to Explore Chicago Collections portal.
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