Frank Keyser papers
MSKeys81

 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
Keyser, Frank D., b. 1874
Title
Frank Keyser papers
ID
MSKeys81
Date [inclusive]
1896-1946
Extent
0.25 linear ft.
Language
English
Abstract:
Frank Keyser was the superintendent of the Hull-House building complex. The collection includes a newspaper clipping scrapbook, business and calling cards, invitations and a flyer.

Preferred Citation

Frank Keyser papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Biographical Sketch

Frank D. Keyser (1874-?) was visiting his sister Mary, an assistant to Jane Addams at Hull-House, in 1893 when Jane Addams offered him the job of heating engineer to maintain a newly installed furnace. Keyser accepted the position and later became the superintendent of the Hull-House building complex; a position which he held for over 54 years. After Frank D. Keyser married Lida Evans at Hull-House in 1901, they moved into one of the Hull-House apartments. They had no children and Lida Keyser died in 1940.

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Scope and Contents

The collection includes a newspaper clipping scrapbook, business and calling cards, invitations and a flyer. The scrapbook contains information on Jane Addams, Ellen Gates Starr, John Linn, the Keyser family, the Unemployed Councils of Lawndale Ditrict, justice in Hungary mass meeting in Chicago, 1932, probation officers and the juvenile court, Gertrude Howe Britton, Laura Dainty Pelham, Hilda Satt [Polacheck], the Hull-House basketball team of 1894, Hull-House-related crime, Martha Scott (singing instructor), and Hermann Sach's industrial art classes. Also included are business cards of Lida Keyser for Illinois Masonic Hospital Association and the Chicago Training School for Home and Public Health Nursing; William Keyser, Eliza Keyser, Frank Keyser; the calling cards of Miss [Ella] Waite and Miss Edith Blair, and an announcement card for the Amelia Earhart reception at Bowen Hall, Hull-House. Also there are clippings on Thomas W. Allison, head resident of the Henry Booth settlement, Louise deKoven Bowen, Lydia Coonley Ward, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Eduard Burchard, first male Hull-House resident in 1891, and Clifford Barnes, second male resident in 1892.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives October 2005

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  07/22/2010

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.).

Personal Name(s)

  • Keyser, Frank D., b. 1874 -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Hull-House and Settlement House History.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Frank Keyser Papers 

Box Folder

Hull House Board of Trustees and Residents - invitation, 1940 

1 1

Hull-House Men's Club - Entertainment and Reception Card, 1896 

1 2

Laura Dainty Pelham Memorial - invitation and leaflet, 1925 

1 3

Scrapbooks, 1907-1946 

1 4

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