Education in Chicago pamphlet collection
MSEdCh75

 An inventory of its records at the University of Illinois at Chicago

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
University of Illinois at Chicago. Library. Special Collections Department.
Title
Education in Chicago Pamphlet collection
ID
MSEdCh75
Date [inclusive]
1895-1905
Extent
0.25 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
This collection reflects the missions and policies of several private schools in Chicago during the late 19th and early 20th century. It also includes information on the activities of Chicago's Special Park Commission. Documents in this collection include pamphlets and an announcement. Folders are arranged chronologically.

Preferred Citation

Education in Chicago Pamphlet collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

While all of the educational institutions in this collection were private ones, each school operated under slightly different principles. The Dearborn Seminary, located on Wabash Avenue, was established in 1856 and was dedicated to giving young women a broad education rooted in the doctrines of Christianity. The Chicago Female College, located in Morgan Park, held similar religious philosophies and, like the Dearborn Seminary, was both a boarding school and a day school for young women of the Chicago area. The Chicago Training School, also a women's school, had a much more specialized curriculum; it was designed to prepare young women for missionary work both within the United States and abroad. Also while The Dearborn Seminary and the Chicago Female College educated young women at the primary and intermediate levels, students at the Chicago Training School were required to be at least twenty years of age. The Chicago Academy appears to have been less religiously influenced than the other schools, and stands out as the only one that provided a co-educational learning environment. The Special Park Commission was committed to providing adequate recreational and learning environments for children. Unlike the schools, however, this commission operated primarily through public funding under the City of Chicago.

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Scope and Contents

This collection reflects the missions and policies of several private schools in Chicago during the late 19th and early 20th century. It also includes information on the activities of Chicago's Special Park Commission. Documents in this collection include pamphlets and an announcement. Folders are arranged chronologically.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 2004-09-02

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

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Community Organizations.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Education in Chicago Pamphlet Collection 

Box Folder

Pamphlet for the Dearborn Seminary, 1875 

1 1

Pamphlet for the Chicago Academy, 1877-1878 

1 2

Pamphlets for the Chicago Female College, 1877-1881 

1 3

Announcement of the Chicago Training School, 1890-1891 

1 4

"A Plea for Playgrounds," issued by the Special Park Commission, 1905 

1 5

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