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Descriptive inventory for the Foundation for Developmentally Disabled Children records, 1929-1991, bulk 1945-1988

Foundation for Developmentally Disabled Children records

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Descriptive inventory for the Foundation for Developmentally Disabled Children records, 1929-1991, bulk 1945-1988

Prepared by Betsy Giles and Abigail Creitz, 2011; ed. by Gretchen Neidhardt, 2017.
  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Foundation for Developmentally Disabled Children records, 1929-1991 (inclusive), 1945-1988 (bulk)
Creators: Foundation for Developmentally Disabled Children
Dorothy Kahn Club for Crippled Children (Chicago, IL)
Dorothy Kahn Club for Spastic Children (Chicago, IL)
Dysfunctioning Child Center (Chicago, IL)
Michael Reese Hospital
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Spastic Children's Center (Chicago, IL)
Dates: 1929-1991 (inclusive), 1945-1988 (bulk)
Accession number: 1989.0775
Bib number: 00065501
Call number: MSS Lot F
Size:4.25 linear ft. (10 boxes)
2 volumes
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Materials were a gift from The Foundation for Developmentally Disabled Children (accession #: 1989.0775).

Terms governing use:

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

Restriction(s):

Folder 6 from box 1 is closed until 2059 and has been removed to a restricted storage area.

Please cite this collection as:

Foundation for Developmentally Disabled Children 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 cataloged separately under the various names of the organization over the years.

Collection Summary +/-

Meeting minutes, financial records, committee reports, newsletters, correspondence, publicity and fundraising materials, scrapbooks, and other records of the Foundation for Developmentally Disabled Children (FDDC) and its predecessor organizations affiliated with Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago (Ill.) since the 1920s to support treatment and research to help children with disabilities. Over the years, the organization extended its scope to include adults with disabilities as the children it sought to help became adults. Much of the collection pertains to fundraising events, including luncheons and dinner dances. When the organization changed names in 1991, it expanded to fund agencies beyond Michael Reese Hospital.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The Foundation for Developmentally Disabled Children (FDDC) was founded in 1926 in association with the Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago (Ill.). The purpose of the organization was to raise money to support treatment and research to help children with disabilities. Originally known as the Dorothy Kahn Club for Crippled Children, the FDDC was also known as the Dorothy Kahn Club for Spastic Children, the Spastic Children's Center, and the Dysfunctioning Child Center of Michael Reese Hospital and Developmental Institute. In 1991, the organization became known as the Foundation for Developmentally Disabled Children and expanded to fund agencies beyond the Michael Reese Hospital; it was renamed the Special Kids Foundation in 2006. Over the years, the mission of the organization grew to support services for special needs children and their families.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Charities--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Child welfare--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Children with disabilities--Services for--Illinois--Chicago--Societies, etc.
Developmentally disabled children--Services for--Illinois--Chicago--Societies, etc.
Fund raising--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
People with disabilities--Services for--Illinois--Chicago--Societies, etc.
Organizations:
Dorothy Kahn Club for Crippled Children (Chicago, Ill.)
Dorothy Kahn Club for Spastic Children (Chicago, Ill.)
Dysfunctioning Child Center (Chicago, Ill.)
Foundation for Developmentally Disabled Children--Archives
Michael Reese Hospital
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Spastic Children's Center (Chicago, Ill.)
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Financial records
Minutes
Newsletters
Reports
Scrapbooks
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in four series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Administrative records, 1929-1991 (box 1-4)
Series 2. Financial records, 1933-1991 (box 5-9)
Series 3. Printed materials, ca. 1950-1990 (box 10)
Series 4. Scrapbooks, 1978-1983 (vols. 1-2)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Kelly J. Applegate using Oxygen XML editor, 2016; revised by Julie Wroblewski, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to the Explore Chicago Collections portal.
Processing Note:Processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
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