Association for Family Living records
MSAFL_69

 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
Association for Family Living (Chicago, Ill.).
Title
Association for Family Living records
ID
MSAFL_69
Date [inclusive]
1926-1967
Extent
10.5 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
The Association for Family Living was an educational agency in Chicago concerned with improving marriage and family life. This collection covers the history and activities of the Chicago based Association for Family Living from its inception in 1926 through 1967.

Preferred Citation

Association for Family Living records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

The Association for Family Living was an educational agency in Chicago concerned with improving marriage and family life. This organization sought to provide educational opportunities for individuals and groups to develop the knowledge, skills, and values necessary for more effective family and community living.

The Association for Family Living was organized in 1925 under the name Chicago Association of Child Study. In 1926 the name was altered to The Chicago Association for Child Study and Parent Education to reflect the fuller coverage of services for families. It was incorporated under this name in 1930. The name changed again in 1938 to the Association for Family Living.

The association was administered by a Board of Directors. An Advisory Board made up of professionals from across the nation provided guidance and advice to the Board of Directors. Membership was available on an institutional, group, and individual level.

The first elected Board of Directors in 1926 included: Mrs. Samuel Lawton (chairman), Mrs. Harold B. Ickes (vice chairman), Mrs. Edw. Lowenthal (vice chairman), Mrs. Charles Schwartz (corresponding secretary), Mrs. Walter O. Wilson (recording secretary), Mrs. Adolph Schaar (treasurer), and four members-at-large: Mrs. Arthur Compton, Mrs. Kate Hirtenstein, Mrs. Emele Levy, and Mrs. L. J. Longini. Mrs. Samuel Lawton remained in the chairman position until 1938 and then continued on as honorary president until 1946. The title chairman changed to president when the final name change took place in 1938.

The headquarters, established at 220 South State Street in Chicago, were staffed by volunteers and supported by grants. Publication of the newsletter began in 1932. Counseling services began in 1932 and were expanded in 1937. The association hosted and/or participated in several annual conferences, which over the years included many notable professionals such as Margaret Mead. Jane Addams was requested to chair the association's first conference. The Association for Family Living also provided community education programs in local churches and organizations such as the YWCA, and housed a resource library at their headquarters.

This organization was listed in the annually published Social Service Directory Chicago from 1926 until 1969.

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Scope and Contents

This collection covers the history and activities of the Chicago based Association for Family Living from its inception in 1926 through 1967. This collection includes minutes, financial records, correspondence, conference plans, manuscripts, speeches, newsletters, newspaper clippings, association histories, scrapbooks, and a few photographs.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 11/01/2005

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  07/07/2010

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Association for Family Living (Chicago, Ill.). -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Community Organizations.
  • Hull-House and Settlement House History.
  • Midwest Women's History.
  • Parenting -- Study and teaching.
  • Sex instruction.
  • Teenage parents.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Administrative Records 

Scope and Contents note

This series contains materials related to administrative activities such as minutes, financial reports, annual reports, correspondence, committee notes, association analysis, and a long range plan. This series is arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

Board of Directors, lists of members, 1926-1967 

1 1

Meeting Minutes, Correspondence, 1924-1928 

1 2

Correspondence, 1926 

1 3

Correspondence, 1926 

1 4

Correspondence, 1926 

1 5

Correspondence, 1926 

1 6

Correspondence-includes abstract of "The Pre-school Child and the Present Day Parent" by Arnold Gesell, M.D., 1926 

1 7

Correspondence, 1926 

1 8

Correspondence, 1926 

1 9

Correspondence, 1926 

1 10

Correspondence, 1926 

1 11

Correspondence, 1924-1927 

1 12

Correspondence, 1926-1927 

1 13

Correspondence, 1926-1927 

1 14

Annual reports, meeting minutes, correspondence, 1929 

1 15

Annual reports, meeting minutes, 1930-1935 

1 16

Board of Directors, lists of members, 1932-1938 

1 17

Annual report, by-laws, 1934 

2 18

Audit reports, 1930, 1934-1935 

2 19

Annual reports, 1935-1946 

2 20

Meeting minutes, 1935-1936 

2 21

Annual reports, 1935-1937 

2 22

Annual report, 1937 

2 23

Annual report, 1938 

2 24

Meeting minutes, 1937-1939 

2 25

Long range plan, undated 

2 26

Meeting minutes, 1939-1941 

3 27

Annual report, 1939 

3 28

Annual report, 1940 

3 29

Annual report, 1941 

3 30

Annual report, 1941 

3 31

Annual report, 1942 

3 32

Meeting minutes, 1942-1944 

3 33

Annual report, 1943 

3 34

Annual report, 1944 

3 35

Annual report, 1945 

3 36

Meeting Minutes, staff retreat, 1944-1945 

3 37

Consultation services report, 1945 

3 38

Meeting minutes, 1945 

3 39

Annual report, correspondence, 1946 

3 40

Meeting minutes, 1946-1947 

3 41

Treasurer's report, 1947 

3 42

Analysis for Committee on Evaluation and Objectives, 1948 

3 43

Treasurer's report, 1948 

3 44

Treasurer's report, 1948 

3 45

Meeting minutes, by-laws, Treasurer's report, 1948-1949 

4 46

Treasurer's report, 1949 

4 47

Audit report, 1949 

4 48

Board of directors, meeting minutes, treasurer's report, 1949-1952 

4 49

Meeting minutes-Personnel Standards Committee, 1950 

4 50

Meeting minutes-psychiatric staff, 1950-1953 

4 51

Correspondence-annual spring conference, 1952 

4 52

Meeting minutes, annual reports, treasurer's reports, 1952-1953 

4 53

Correspondence, notes-Annual fall conference, 1953 

4 54

Correspondence, report-"Review of a Pilot research Project on the Member group of the Association for Family Living", 1953 

4 55

Treasurer's report, 1953 

4 56

Study proposals, thesis, research committee minutes, 1953-1955 

4 57

Meeting minutes-personnel committee, 1954 

4 58

Meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, 1954-1957 

5 59

Manual for board members, 1955 

5 60

Meeting minutes, correspondence, 1955-1956 

5 61

Committee reports, correspondence, 1957 

5 62

Meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, 1957-1960 

5 63

Meeting minutes, treasurer's report, 1962-1963 

5 64

Public affairs committee-reports and manuscripts, 1963 

5 65

Board of directors, meeting minutes, treasurer's reports, 1966-1967 

5 66

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Series II: Community Education and Programming 

Scope and Contents note

This series includes materials related to the association's conferences and community programs such as speech manuscripts, bound volumes of conference proceedings, lectures, community course outlines, and articles for World Book, a letter to Jane Addams requesting her to be chairman of the first conference, and a photograph and introductory biography of Margaret Mead who spoke at a conference in 1950. This series is arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

Conference correspondence, speech manuscript - "The Motivation of the Young Child", 1926 

6 67

Conference materials-correspondence, speech manuscripts, 1926 

6 68

Proceedings of the Mid-west Conference on Parent Education, 1926 

6 69

Round table discussions-Mid-west Conference on Character Development, 1928 

6 70

Proceedings of the Mid-west Conference on Character Development, 1928 

6 71

Lecture series, 1929-1936 

6 72

Proceedings of the One Day Conference, -"Some talks on adolescence", 1929 

7 73

"Creative Possibilities of Art for Child"-Mid-west Conference on the Emotional Life of the Child, 1930 

7 74

Proceedings of the Mid-west Conference on the Emotional Life of the Child,, 1930 

7 75

One Day Conference-"Parent Relationship and the Child",, 1931 

8 76

"What is the Good Life for Modern youth?" by Dr. Goodwin Watson, 1931 

8 77

Conference talks-Parent Relationship and the Child-"What is the Good Life for Modern Youth", 1931 

8 78

General Sessions of the eighth annual spring conference, 1932 

8 79

Course outlines, 1936-1938 

8 80

One Day Conference-"Conflicting Drives of Parents and Children", 1937 

8 81

Lecture series-"A study of Personality", 1938 

9 82

"Present Day Tensions and Problems of Women", by Mrs. Mary R. Beard, 1940 

9 83

Course outlines-community education programs, 1944-1948 

9 84

Speeches and published articles 1943-1946 

9 85

"Principles Basic to Education for marriage and Family Life in the High School", by Lester A. Kirkendall, 1947 

9 86

Speeches, articles, radio talks, 1949 

9 87

Annual Fall Meeting-correspondence, schedules, presentations, 1949 

9 88

Proposal to institute and expand marital counseling services, 1947 

9 89

Radio broadcast transcriptions, 1949 

9 90

"For Better Family Living", by Elisabeth G. Mayer, 1950 

10 91

Spring conference, 1950 

10 92

Fall conference-"Sex Education and Sex Problems", by Milton I. Levine, M.D., 1951 

10 93

Fall conference-correspondence, presentations, 1952 

10 94

Correspondence and articles-World Book Encyclopedia, 1957 

10 95

Correspondence and "Parent Education" article, 1960 

10 96

Articles, 1960-1967 

10 97

Audio tapes-annual meeting, 1966 

10 98

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Series III: Publications and Publicity 

Scope and Contents note

This series contains the association's newsletters from 1941-1966, programs, flyers, staff photos, and newspaper publicity. This series is arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

Programs and flyers, 1926-1943 

11 99

Newspaper publicity and publications, 1931-1944 

11 100

Staff photos and publications, 1944-1947 

11 101

Publicity, 1945-1948 

11 102

Newsletters, 1941-1949 

11 103

Newsletters, 1947-1968 

11 104

Newsletters, 1948-1957 

12 105

Newsletters, 1950-1959 

12 106

Newsletters, 1958-1964 

12 107

First Annual Eva Lawton Memorial Lecture Publication, 1960 

12 108

Newsletters, 1960-1969 

12 109

Newsletters, 1965-1966 

12 110

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Series IV: Scrapbooks and Association Studies 

Scope and Contents note

This series includes scrapbooks of newspaper references and articles from 1926-1964, scrapbooks of the association's activities from 1926-1942 and several association study projects. This series is arranged chronologically.

Box Folder

Newspaper clippings scrapbook, 1926-1928 

13 (oversized) 111

Newspaper clippings scrapbook, 1926-1928 

13 (oversized) 112

Newspaper clippings scrapbook, 1926-1928 

13 (oversized) 113

Newspaper clippings scrapbook, 1926-1928 

13 (oversized) 114

Newspaper clippings scrapbook, 1929-1930 

14 (oversized) 115

Newspaper clippings scrapbook, 1929-1937 

14 (oversized) 116

Newspaper clippings scrapbook, 1938-1940 

14 (oversized) 117

Newspaper clippings scrapbook, 1940-1945 

14 (oversized) 118

Newspaper clippings scrapbook, 1945-1946 

15 (oversized) 119

Newspaper clippings scrapbook, 1946-1951 

15 (oversized) 120

Newspaper clippings scrapbook, 1951-1956 

15 (oversized) 121

Newspaper clippings scrapbook, 1961-1963 

15 (oversized) 122

Newspaper clippings scrapbook, 1963-1964 

15 (oversized) 123

Association activities scrapbook, 1926-1928 

16 124

Association activities scrapbook, 1928-1929 

16 125

Association activities scrapbook, 1930 

16 126

Association activities scrapbook, 1931-1934 

16 127

Association activities scrapbook, 1933 

16 128

Association activities scrapbook, 1934-1935 

16 129

Association activities scrapbook, 1934-1936 

16 130

Association activities scrapbook, 1936-1937 

16 131

Association activities scrapbook, 1937 

17 132

Association activities scrapbook, 1938-1939 

17 133

Association activities scrapbook, 1939-1940 

17 134

Association activities scrapbook, 1940 

17 135

Association activities scrapbook, 1941-1942 

17 136

Association activities scrapbook, 1941-1942 

17 137

Study Project of The Association for family Living, 1940 

18 138

The Association for Family Living: Its History, Organization, and Function, 1945 

18 139

Scrapbook-Association history and activities, 1950 

18 140

Study of Psychological Services for Children in Chicago, 1951 

18 141

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