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Descriptive inventory for the Jerome A. Gross papers, ca. 1940-1995

Jerome A. Gross papers

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Descriptive inventory for the Jerome A. Gross papers, ca. 1940-1995

Prepared by Amanda Graczyk; ed. by Sarah Dorphinghaus, 2010
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Jerome A. Gross papers, circa 1940-1995 (inclusive)
Creator: Jerome A. Gross
Dates: circa 1940-1995 (inclusive)
Accession number: 1997.0167
Bib number: 00145528
Call number: MSS Lot G
Size: 6 linear ft. (15 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of Jerome A. Gross by will (accession #: 1997.0167).

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):

This collection is open for research use.

Please cite this collection as:

Jerome A. Gross papers, ca. 1940-1995 (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Collection Summary +/-

Journals (1953-1994), correspondence (1957-1991), photographs, and other papers of Jerome A. Gross, who was a veteran, a graduate of the University of Chicago, and a gay man who died from complications resulting from HIV in 1995. The bulk of the collection is comprised of journals and correspondence that document the daily activities of Gross, mostly in Chicago, and begin when he was a college student. Some correspondence relates to the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington (D.C.), where he worked for a while, and to the Boston chapter of the Association of Hungarian Students of North America (Északamerikai Magyar Egyetemisták és Főiskolások Egyesületeinek Szövetsége). The photographs are mostly black and white images of various locations and people (ca. 1940-1970).

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Jerome A. Gross worked for the U.S. Office of the Secretary of Defense in Washington, D.C., and for the Illinois Department of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
AIDS (Disease)--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Gay men--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Veterans--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Persons:
Gross, Jerome A., 1927?-1995--Archives
Organizations:
Északamerikai Magyar Egyetemisták és Főiskolások Egyesületeinek Szövetsége--Massachusetts--Boston--20th century
United States. Dept. of Defense
University of Chicago--Alumni and alumnae
University of Chicago--Students
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Journals (Notebooks)
Photographic prints
Geographic:
Boston (Mass.)--Social Conditions--20th century
Chicago (Ill.)--Social Conditions--20th century
Washington (D.C.)--Social Conditions--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in three series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Correspondence, 1957-1991 (box 1-7)
Series 2. Journals, 1953-1995 (box 8-14)
Series 3. Photographs, ca.1940-1970 (box 15)

About This Finding Aid +/-

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