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Descriptive inventory for the Gads Hill Center visual materials, ca. 1900-1970s

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Descriptive inventory for the Gads Hill Center visual materials, ca. 1900-1970s

Prepared by Susan Tamulonis, 1987; revised 2014.
Digitization and preservation of the nitrate negatives was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
  
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Chicago History Museum, Research Center
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Chicago, IL 60614-6038
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Gads Hill Center visual materials, circa 1900-1970s (inclusive)
Creators: Gads Hill Center (Chicago, Ill.)
Lewis Wickes Hine
Dates: circa 1900-1970s (inclusive)
Accession number: 1980.0164
Bib number: 00004471
Call numbers: 1980.0164 PPL
1980.0164 PCP-0092
1980.0164 PPN-0107
1980.0164 PNN
1980.0164 PCN-0018
1980.0164 PCT-0045
1980.0164 PNG
Size:1500 photographic prints : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. or smaller
43 photographic prints : col. ; 9 x 13 cm. (3 1/2 x 5 in.) or smaller
380 negatives : b&w ; 6 x 6 cm. (2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.) or smaller
44 negatives : cellulose nitrate ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller
12 negatives : col. ; 6 x 6 cm. (2 1/4 x 2 1/4 in.) or smaller
6 transparencies : slide, col. ; 35 mm
1 folder of non-graphic material
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of Gads Hill Center, 1980 (1980.0164).

Terms governing use:

Credit photographer.

Restriction(s):

Advance appointment required to view color material in cold storage or negatives in cool storage; please email research@chicagohistory.org.

Nitrate negatives restricted from access, see reference copies instead.

Alternate format available:

Nitrate reference copies available online http://digitalcollection.chicagohistory.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16029coll5/id/1433.

Please cite this collection as:

Gads Hill Center visual materials (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 Gads Hill Center records.

Collection Summary +/-

Visual materials primarily relating to the activities, facilities, and people serving and using the Gads Hill Settlement House. The bulk of the collection consists of images of children of all ages. Many of the photographic prints are small snapshots (3 x 5 in. or smaller). Activities show children in mainly educational and play settings or in groups. Also included are a large number of pictures of children from carnivals, as well as a limited number of camp photographs. Teenagers are generally shown dancing, cooking, or in groups. A number of images illustrating children and teenagers involved in sports related activities are included in this collection.

The collection also includes a large number of Christmas images mainly of parties and choirs. Elderly people involved with the settlement house are generally shown playing cards, dancing, singing, or in groups. Included in the collection are a large number of photographs of buildings and neighborhoods and specifically a large number of images of the Gads Hill Settlement House. Also included in the collection is an image of Gads Hill in Gloucester, England. For the most part, the photographs of this collection lack any specific identification.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

The Gads Hill Settlement House of Chicago was established in 1898 at 869 West 22nd Street in an area then predominately inhabited by Polish, German, and Czech immigrants. Its purpose was to serve as a neighborhood center, and to secure better social, economic, and moral conditions for the people of the district. In 1916, the settlement house moved to a new building on 1919 West 20th Street (now Cullerton).

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
African Americans--Illinois--Chicago
Charitable organizations--Illinois--Chicago
Children--Illinois--Chicago
Christmas--Illinois--Chicago
Cooking--Illinois--Chicago
Dancing--Illinois--Chicago
Handicraft--Illinois--Chicago
Nurseries--Illinois--Chicago
Older people--Illinois--Chicago
Parties--Illinois--Chicago
Polish Americans--Illinois--Chicago
Settlement houses--Illinois--Chicago--1900-1959
Singers--Illinois--Chicago
Social settlements--Illinois--Chicago
Sports--Illinois--Chicago
Organizations:
Gads Hill Center (Chicago, Ill.)
Genre/Form:
Cellulose nitrate negatives
Film negatives
Film negatives--Color
Gelatin silver prints
Group portraits
Photographic prints--Color
Slides--Color
Snapshots--Color
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions
Lower West Side (Chicago, Ill.)

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged into two series by format and subject.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Photoprints of activities, structures, and people, ca. 1900-1960s (box 1-5)
Series 2. Special formats, ca. 1920s-1970s (box 6, folder 1-5)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Dana Lamparello using Oxygen XML Editor, 2017.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to Explore Chicago Collections portal.
Processing Note:Eliminated call number 1980.0164 PNN-0091 during nitrate digitization project 2017/03/01.
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