Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund Records
MSMcCo74

 An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund.
Title
Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund records
ID
MSMcCo74
Date [inclusive]
1909-1963
Extent
8.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
The Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund was a foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for infants and children in Chicago. The collection contains correspondence, clippings, reports, minutes, legal and financial records, newsletters, research proposals and photographs.

Preferred Citation

Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

The Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund was a foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for infants and children in Chicago. The Fund was established by Chicago industrialist Cyrus H. McCormick to preserve the memory of his only daughter, Elizabeth (1892-1905). Officially incorporated in 1913, the McCormick Fund operated as an autonomous charitable foundation under a Board of Trustees, Executive Director and staff. It first became known nationally in the 1900's with its successful and innovative "open-air" projects for inner-city children. From 1922, in addition to its public welfare projects, the Fund maintained a specialized lending library about children and child welfare. The McCormick Fund ceased to administer monies under its own auspices in 1961. For tax purposes and in recognition of the changed nature of social welfare, the Fund was dissolved and its monies directed through the Chicago Community Trust.

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Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, clippings, reports, minutes, legal and financial records, newsletters, research proposals and photographs. The material pertains primarily to the administration of the Elizabeth McCormick Fund. The collection also contains material pertaining to the life of Elizabeth McCormick.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 2006-03-14

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  07/23/2010

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund.
  • Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund. -- Archives

Personal Name(s)

  • McCormick, Elizabeth, 1892-1905
  • McCormick, Elizabeth, 1892-1905 -- History-Sources

Subject(s)

  • Child welfare -- Illinois -- Chicago.
  • Midwest Women's History.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund Records 

Box Folder

Index to original files, undated 

1 1

Board of Trustees - directory, 1949-1961 

1 2

Dr. Isaac Abt - research paper, correspondence, 1921-1931 

1 3

Cyrus H. Adams - correspondence, 1909-1922 

1 4

J. Sinclair Armstrong - correspondence, 1951-1953 

1 5

Mrs. Edward Harris Brewer - letter, 1943 

1 6

Flora J. Cooke - correspondence, 1949-1953 

1 7

Mrs. John V. Farwell - correspondence, 1949-1953 

1 8

Dr. John Favill - correspondence, 1947 

1 10

J. Parker Hall - letter, 1960 

1 11

Dr. Ludwig Hektoen - correspondence, 1942-1951 

1 12

Thomas D. Jones - correspondence, 1908-1925 

1 13

Julia C. Lathrop - letter, memorial service, 1925 

1 14

Mrs. Cyrus McCormick, Mrs. Marshall L. Brown - correspondence, 1933-1942 

1 15

Gordon McCormick - correspondence, 1933-1942 

1 16

Mrs. Harriet Hammond McCormick - minutes and correspondence, 1908-1923 

1 17

William R. Odell - letter, 1949 

1 18

Mrs. Philip S. Post - correspondence, 1924-1949 

1 19

Mrs. E. W. Puttkammer - correspondence, 1949-1952 

1 20

Dr. Julius B. Richmond - correspondence, 1951-1953 

1 21

Frank R. Sennet (Secretary-Treasurer) - letter, 1961 

1 22

Theodore Sheldon - correspondence, 1949-1957 

1 23

F. A. Steuert - memorandum and correspondence, 1930-1933 

1 24

Mrs. John Paul Welling (President) - correspondence and minutes, 1930-1960 

1 25

Mrs. Jack A. Williamson - correspondence, 1953-1958 

1 26

Martha Wilson - correspondence, 1952 

1 27

Mrs. Alice H. Wood - publication, correspondence, 1921-1924 

1 28

Board of Trustees - correspondence and memoranda, 1963-1961 

1 29

Camp consultant project - prospectus and reports, 1947-1956 

2 30

Camp consultant project - individual camp reports, 1948-1950 

2 31

Camp placement through Community Fund allocation reports, 1937-1944 

2 32

Camp placement through Community Fund allocation reports, 1945-1950 

2 33

Camp Reinberg - brochure, undated 

2 34

Chicago Board of Education - Guidance program - materials, 1939-1940 

2 35

Chicago Community Trust - correspondence and statements, 1916-1974 

2 36

Child Welfare League of America - correspondence, 1961 

2 37

Child Welfare League - adoption conference - program materials, 1955 

2 38

Child Welfare League - adoption conference - workshops guide book, 1955 

2 39

Child Welfare League - National Social Work conference - program publication, 1953 

2 40

Children's Bureau - National Conference on Day Care - memoranda and correspondence, 1960 

2 41

Conference on Adoption Follow-up Research - correspondence, memoranda and proposals, 1958-1959 

3 42

Conference on Child Development - program material, publication, 1955 

3 43

Conference on Family Casework - publication, 1957 

3 44

Conference on Family Research - memoranda and publication, 1956 

3 45

Conference on Foster Care Research - correspondence, program and research proposals, 1956-1957 

3 46

Conference on Research in the Children's Field - schedule and publications, 1956 

3 47

Conference on use of judgments for social work data, 1957-1958 

3 48

Interdisciplinary Conference on Children's Personality Development - correspondence, 1959-1966 

3 49

Interdisciplinary Conference on Children's Personality Development - articles and brochures, 1960 

3 50

UNESCO Family Seminar (Madrid) - correspondence, 1957-1958 

3 51

Working on Family Diagnosis (O. Pollak) correspondence and materials, undated 

3 52

Executive Director's personnel file - Sherman C. Kingsley, 1911-1917 

4 53

Executive Director's personnel file - Mrs. Ira Couch Wood, 1917 

4 54

Executive Director's personnel file - Mary E. Murphy, 1924-1949 

4 55

Executive Director's personnel file - Mary E. Murphy, 1948-1949 

4 56

Executive Director's personnel file - Martha C. Hardy, 1944-1955 

4 57

Executive Director's personnel file - Martha Banscombe, 1949-1954 

4 58

Executive Director's personnel file - Donald Brielard, 1959-1960 

4 59

Fellowship announcements, 1957-1961 

4 60

Fellowship - John J. Boen, 1960-1962 

4 61

Fellowship - Harold F. Burke, 1956-1960 

4 62

Fellowship - P. J. N. Cox, 1959-1960 

4 63

Fellowship - Shirley Briscoll, 1957-1958 

4 64

Fellowship - William L. Faust, 1959 

4 65

Fellowship - Elizabeth Gellert, 1956-1961 

4 66

Fellowship - Similya Jakovcie, 1961-1962 

4 67

Fellowship - Byron W. Lindholm, 1960-1961 

4 68

Fellowship - Samuel B. Pinneau, 1951-1959 

4 69

Fellowship - Doris L. Seder, 1960-1961 

4 70

Fellowship - Alberta E. Siegal, 1956-1960 

4 71

Fellowship - William H. Stephens, 1959-1961 

4 72

Fellowship - Richard N. Walker, 1958-1962 

4 73

Fellowship - Mayer N. Zald, 1959-1960 

4 74

Financial records - control sheets - correspondence, 1961 

4 75

Financial records - government reports - tax records, 1962-1973 

4 76

Financial records - government reports - investment schedules, 1961-1963 

4 77

Financial records - government reports - correspondence, 1962-1972 

4 78

Illinois Children's Home and Aid Society - correspondence and memoranda, 1953-1957 

4 79

Illinois Children's Home and Aid Society - Fruitia scholarships - correspondence, 1957-1960 

4 80

Illinois Commission on Children - correspondence and memoranda, 1950-1961 

4 81

Library - catalog and surveys of holdings, 1952-1961 

4 82

Mayor's Committee on Child Care - correspondence and memoranda, 1945-1949 

4 83

Membership - card and certificates, 1955-1961 

4 84

Midwest Association for Nursery Education - correspondence, 1959-1961 

6 85

National Association of Social Workers - Research Institute - memoranda, 1960 

6 86

National Association of Social Workers - National Conference on Social Welfare - correspondence and proposal, 1960 

6 87

National Association of Social Workers - Social Work - journal, 1960 

6 88

National Vocational Guidance Association - correspondence, 1955 

6 89

Nursery Education - creative workshop - report, 1956 

6 90

Nursery Education - creative workshop - minutes and reports, 1954 

6 91

Nursery Education - creative workshop - minutes and reports, 1954 

6 92

Nursery School - Illinois Department of Public Welfare - Day Care-program guides, 1954 

6 93

Nursery School - record forms, 1938 

6 94

Nursery School Service - program standards, 1942-1944 

6 95

Nursery School Service - WPA and Illinois - program guide, 1937-1942 

6 96

Nutrition - Department of Public Welfare - correspondence and memoranda, 1951-1953 

6 97

Nutrition - Department of Public Welfare - memoranda, 1952 

6 98

Nutrition - needs of Chicago children - statement, 1949 

6 99

Nutrition service for children's institutions - correspondence and memoranda, 1952-1953 

6 100

Nutrition - Report of Investigation of Food Relief in Falive County, IL, 1932 

7 101

Nutrition - Study of Emergency Food Relief and prices in Lake County IL, 1933 

7 102

Nutrition - Study of Emergency Relief in Rockford IL, 1933-1934 

7 103

Office of Civilian Defense - Child Care Committee - memoranda, 1942-1945 

7 104

Pension for Martha Peters - correspondence, 1961-1968 

7 105

Personnel Policies and Practices - statement, undated 

7 106

Program and activities - correspondence and statements of purpose, 1928-1949 

7 107

Program review and education - correspondence and memoranda, 1949 

7 108

Projects and reports - Administrative organization of children's social service - correspondence and memoranda, 1950-1954 

7 109

Adoption of Indian Children - Child Welfare League of America - correspondence, and printed materials, 1960-1962 

7 110

Ames Home Management House Study - memoranda and printed materials, 1958-1960 

7 111

Blindness in Pre-School Children - correspondence and materials, 1956-1962 

8 112

Blindness in School-Age Children - correspondence and materials, 1957-1960 

8 113

Child Care Call service - correspondence and memoranda, 1960 

8 114

Child-rearing practice in Lebanon - correspondence, 1959 

8 115

Children out of school - correspondence and materials, 1957-1960 

8 116

Children who learned to read before first grade - correspondence and materials, 1960-1961 

8 117

Community referral in a children's psychiatric clinic - materials and memoranda, 1951-1952 

8 118

Care Need in Hyde Park - survey and proposal, undated 

8 119

DeKalb Gifted Child Project - prospectus and program, 1959-1962 

8 120

DeKalb Gifted Child Project - correspondence, 1959-1962 

8 121

DeKalb Gifted Child Project - annual reports, 1956-1962 

8 122

DeKalb Gifted Child Project - guides and reports, 1960-1961 

8 123

DeKalb Gifted Child Project - schedule and reports, 1960 

8 124

DeKalb Gifted Child Project - financial statements, 1959-1961 

8 125

DeKalb Gifted Child Project - financial statements, 1961-1963 

8 126

Exploration study re: results of Chicago Public School Hearing Demonstration - report, 1953 

10 127

Exploratory Study re: results of Chicago Public School Vision Demonstration - report, 1954 

10 128

Factors associated with placement of children - correspondence and reports, 1958-1959 

10 129

Family Diagnosis Project - correspondence and memoranda, 1961-1973 

10 130

Gifted gift - materials and memoranda, 1959-1960 

10 131

Hearing-vision project - memoranda, 1952 

10 132

Hearing-Vision Project - summary, 1954-1956 

10 133

Hektoen Institute Research of Nephritis - correspondence and memoranda, 1958-1961 

10 134

Influence of parental expectations re: use of children's psychiatric clinic services - study, 1954 

10 135

Jewish Family and Community Services - correspondence and notes, 1957-1960 

11 136

Material employment - correspondence, 1957-1961 

11 137

Medical care of unmarried mothers and independent adoptions - correspondence and materials, 1956-1957 

11 138

Meeting re: need for statewide study of children's psychiatric services - memoranda, 1950 

11 139

Mental health services for children - report, 1950 

11 140

Motivation for child psychiatry - memoranda, 1953-1955 

11 141

Motivation for aggressive behavior - report, 1955 

11 142

Parent-child identification - correspondence, 1955-1961 

11 143

Parent-child identification - study, 1961 

11 144

Perceptual bias in children measured through drawing...tables - correspondence and memoranda, 1956-1957 

12 145

Public statewide service for Illinois children - brochure, 1955 

12 146

Phenylketonuria - correspondence and materials, 1956-1958 

12 147

Physician-child-parent relationship - reports, 1952-1953 

12 148

Predictions in foster care placements - reports, 1956 

12 149

Report on Greater Chicago Project on Blind Children, 1959 

12 150

Research Group II - memoranda, 1951-1952 

12 151

Sample research projects - reports, undated 

12 152

Selection of adoptive parents at Intake - report, 1959-1960 

12 153

Separation of children from families for psychiatric hospitalization - correspondence and memoranda, undated 

12 154

Sibling relations of twins - correspondence and reports, 1954-1960 

12 155

Social correlates of use of children's psychiatric clinic services - report, 1853 

12 156

Social factors in success and failure in children's psychiatric clinic service, 1952-1954 

12 157

Social service for children - report, 1950-1951 

12 158

Society for research in child development - memoranda, 1959-1961 

12 159

Socio-cultural factors in clinic services - brochure, 1955 

12 160

Study of public expenditure for care of dependent children - correspondence and memoranda, 1957-1960 

13 161

Study project on community referrals - correspondence, 1951-1952 

13 162

Unit-cost study - materials and publications, 1953-1958 

13 163

Well children's clinic - Chicago Department of Welfare - reports, 1951 

13 164

Wichita Day Care Study - reports, 1952-1956 

13 165

Workshop on research in child development and family living - reports, 1952 

13 166

Summary and annual fund reports, 1892-1959 

13 167

Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago - correspondence and memoranda, 1955-1960 

13 168

Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago - Advisory project on mental retardation - memoranda, 1958-1959 

14 169

Advisory Commission for project on Mental Retardation - memoranda, 1959-1961 

14 170

Child Welfare Committee - memoranda, 1955-1958 

14 171

Committee on Camping and Outdoors Education - memoranda, 1959-1960 

14 172

Community attitudes toward ADE Program - brochure and correspondence, 1960 

14 173

Equal Care for Children program - memoranda, 1960-1962 

14 174

Health Dionon - memoranda, 1958-1960 

14 175

Second Annual Health Conference - memoranda, 1959-1960 

14 176

White House Conference on Children and Youth - pamphlet, 1909 

14 177

White House Conference - Chicago Regional - reports, 1930 

14 178

White House Conference - National Committee - correspondence and memoranda, 1950 

14 179

White House Conference - progress bulletins, 1950 

14 180

White House Conference - progress bulletins, 1950-1952 

14 181

White House Conference, 1951 

14 182

White House Conference - memoranda, 1960 

15 183

White House Conference - follow-up correspondence and memoranda, 1960 

15 184

White House Conference - Illinois Committee - members - list, 1960 

15 185

White House Conference - Illinois Committee -nominees - list, 1959-1960 

15 186

White House Conference - Illinois Committee - Cook County Report, undated 

15 187

White House Conference - Illinois Committee - "News and Views", 1959-1960 

15 188

White House Conference - Illinois Committee - research bibliography, 1959 

15 189

White House Conference - Illinois Committee - publication, 1960 

15 190

Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund publications, 1955-1957 

15 191

Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund publications. 1958-1959 

15 192

Early history of Fund - statements of purpose, reports, clippings, 1908-1949 

16 193

Early history of Fund - photographs of family, 1902-1904 

16 194

Press clippings, 1911-1961 

16 195

Memorabilia of Elizabeth McCormick and family - photos, clippings, 1905 

16 196

Photographs - Elizabeth McCormick, undated 

16 197

Photographs - Elizabeth McCormick, undated 

16 198

Photographs - Elizabeth McCormick, undated 

16 199

Photographs - Elizabeth McCormick, undated 

16 200

Memorial - Elizabeth McCormick - leather bound book, undated 

16 201

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