German Aid Society Records

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




Collection Summary

Creator:German Aid Society
Title:German Aid Society Records
Dates:1878-1977
Abstract: The German Aid Society, Deutsche Gesellschaft von Chicago, was established in 1854 to assist German-speaking immigrants in Chicago. The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, financial records, case histories, policy statements, and annual reports.
Quantity: 20 linear feet
Identification: GAS

Administrative History

The German Aid Society, Deutsche Gesellschaft von Chicago, was established in 1854 to assist German-speaking immigrants in Chicago. The society was financed through private contributions in the form of membership fees and through larger donations from German industrialists. It provided small sums of money, clothing, and health care expenses to German-speakers in need. It also operated a small employment office.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, financial records, case histories, policy statements, and annual reports. The records are primarily in German. The materials pertain to the economic conditions of recent German immigrants, patriotic German organizations, immigration regulations, and other American German Aid Societies.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Subjects:
Deutsche Gesellschaft von Chicago --Archives.
German Americans --Illinois --Chicago --Sources.
Immigrants --Illinois --Chicago --Sources.


Detailed Description/Box and Folder Listing

Series I

BoxFolder
01Accordia Lodge of Chicago - anniversary issue, 1908
2Anniversary Issue - Volksfest der Deutschen Gesellschaft, 1943
3Annual reports, 1901-1907
4Annual reports, 1908-1910
5Annual reports, 1911-1913
6Annual reports, 1914-1917
7Annual reports, 1918-1921
8Annual reports, 1922-1931
9Applications for assistance, 1883
10Applications for assistance, 1883
11Applications for assistance, 1883-1884
12Applications for assistance, 1884
13Applications for assistance, 1884
14Applications for assistance, 1884
15Applications for assistance, 1884
16Applications for assistance, 1884-1885
17Applications for assistance, 1885
18Applications for assistance, 1885
19Applications for assistance, 1885
20Applications for assistance, 1885-1886
21Applications for assistance, 1886
22Applications for assistance, 1886
23Applications for assistance, 1886-1887
24Applications for assistance, 1887
25Applications for assistance, 1887
26Applications for assistance, 1887-1888
27Applications for assistance, 1888
28Applications for assistance, 1888
29Applications for assistance, 1888-1889
30Applications for assistance, 1889
31Applications for assistance, 1889
32Applications for assistance, 1889-1890
33Applications for assistance, 1890
34Applications for assistance, 1890
35Applications for assistance, 1890-1891
36Applications for assistance, 1891
37Applications for assistance, 1891
38Applications for assistance, 1891-1892
39Applications for assistance, 1892
40Applications for assistance, 1892
41Applications for assistance, 1892
42Applications for assistance, 1892-1893
43Applications for assistance, 1893
44Applications for assistance, 1893
45Applications for assistance, 1893
46Applications for assistance, 1893
47Applications for assistance, 1893
48Applications for assistance, 1893-1894
49Applications for assistance, 1894
50Applications for assistance, 1894
51Applications for assistance, 1894
52Applications for assistance, 1894
53Applications for assistance, 1894
54Applications for assistance, 1894
55Applications for assistance, 1894
56Applications for assistance, 1894
57Applications for assistance, 1894-1895
58Applications for assistance, 1895
59Applications for assistance, 1895
60Applications for assistance, 1895
61Applications for assistance, 1895
62Applications for assistance, 1895-1896
63Applications for assistance, 1896
64Applications for assistance, 1896
65Applications for assistance, 1896
66Applications for assistance, 1896-1897
67Applications for assistance, 1897
68Applications for assistance,, 1897
69Applications for assistance, 1897
70Applications for assistance, 1897
71Applications for assistance, 1897
72Applications for assistance, 1897-1898
73Applications for assistance, 1898
74Applications for assistance, 1898
75Applications for assistance, 1898
76Applications for assistance, 1898
77Applications for assistance, 1898
78Applications for assistance, 1898-1899
79Applications for assistance, 1899
80Applications for assistance, 1899
81Applications for assistance, 1899-1900
82Applications for assistance, 1900
83Applications for assistance, 1900
84Applications for assistance, 1900-1901
85Applications for assistance, 1901
86Applications for assistance, 1901-1902
87Applications for assistance, 1902
88Applications for assistance, 1902
89Applications for assistance, 1902-1903
90Applications for assistance, 1903
91Applications for assistance, 1903
92Applications for assistance, 1903-1904
93Applications for assistance, 1904
94Applications for assistance, 1904
95Applications for assistance, 1904
96Applications for assistance, 1904-1905
97Applications for assistance, 1905
98Applications for assistance, 1905
99Applications for assistance, 1905
100Applications for assistance, 1905-1906
101Applications for assistance, 1906
102Applications for assistance, 1906-1907
103Applications for assistance, 1907
104Applications for assistance, 1907-1908
105Applications for assistance, 1907-1908
106Applications for assistance, 1908
107Applications for assistance, 1908
108Applications for assistance, 1910
109Armack and Tolz, Nutzliches und Belehendes fur Deutsche Einwanderer, 1887
110Board of Trustees - minutes, 1898-1911
111Board of Trustees - minutes, 1911-1917
112Case histories, 1907-1908
113Chicago School of Languages - flyer, undated
114Deutsch-Amerikanischen Nationalbund, 1907
115Executive Board, 1894-1898
116Financial Ledgers, 1920-1938
117Financial Ledgers, 1920-1938
118German Aid Society of the City of New York - annual reports, 1920-1928
119German Aid Society of the City of New York - guide, 1903
120German Aid Society of the City of New York - publications, 1934
121German Aid Societies of other cities - annual reports, 1903-1930
122German Aid Societies of other cities - annual reports, 1930-1939
123German Aid Society of San Francisco - 60th Anniversary Issue, 1914
124German Club of Chicago -World's Fair Souvenir Year Book, 1933
125Germania Lodge of Chicago - anniversary issue, 1905
126Germania Mannerchoir - German-American Library Committee, 1891
127Mithra Lodge of Chicago - anniversary issue, 1914
128North American Singers' Union - Centennial Celebration, 1949
129Plan of Jackson Park - the German Exhibit in the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
130Policy statement and historical background, 1896
131Presidents and secretaries - lists, 1911
132Prospectus - Germania Mannerchoir, 1896-1897
133Receipts, 1916
134Receipts, 1916
135Receipts, 1916
136Receipts, 1916
137Receipts, 1916
138Receipts, 1916
139Requests, 1907
140Schiller Lodge of Peoria - anniversary issues, 1902-1909
141Schwaben Verein von Chicago - annual reports, 1935
142Schwaben Verein von Chicago - Century of Progress Exposition - souvenir issue, 1933
143Sixtieth anniversary issue, 1914
144Solicitations for contributions - English, 1908
145Solicitations for contributions - German, 1897-1933
146Steuben Society of America - national convention, 1924
147Swiss Aid Society of Chicago - annual reports, 1908-1918
148Swiss case histories handled by German Aid Society, 1908
149Swiss case histories handled by German Aid Society, 1908
150Swiss case histories handled by German Aid Society, 1909
151Swiss case histories handled by German Aid Society, 1909
152U.S. Department of Justice - registration of German Alien Females - booklet, 1918
153Waldeck Lodge of Chicago - anniversary issue, 1921
154Warnungen und Aufklarungen - leaflet, undated
155Women's Trade Union League of Illinois - Immigration Committee - correspondence, 1907
156Scrapbook, 1873-1896
157Scrapbook, 1901-1902



Supplement 1

BoxFolder
01Annual reports, 1890-1896
2Annual reports, 1898-1900
3Minute book, 1878-1884
4Photograph album - "Along Rock River Oregon Illinois", 1908
5Photograph albums, 1903
6Photographs, undated
7Photographs, undated



Supplement II

BoxFolder
11Accounting journal, 1942-1952
2Accounting journal, 1942-1960
3Accounting journal, 1963-1969
4Accounting journal, 1973-1975
5Annual report, 1916-1931
6Annual filings to Secretary of State, 1963-1979
BoxFolder
27Bank account books, 1902-1951
8Blank letterhead and envelopes, undated
9Building tenancy - correspondence, 1942-1952
10Bulletin - "Money", undated
11Bulletin -"Some thoughts about a New Project", undated
12By Laws of the German Aid Society, 1948-1966
13Care - Relief for Germany - order book, 1946-1948
14Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation, Inc. - Program, 1955
15Christmas donations - appeal to past supporters, 1965-1977
16Christmas donations - receipts, disbursements, appeal records, 1960-1969
17Contributions received - bulletin, 1916-1955
18Corporation certificate, 1883
19Correspondence, 1920-1978
20Distribution of Office Cash, 1949-1950
21Estimated insurable amount report, 1951
BoxFolder
322Expenses and Christmas donations, 1914-1950
23Expenses - Book 4, 1942-1946
24Expenses - Book 5, 1947-1951
25Expenses - Book 6, 1951-1954
26Expenses, 1954-1958
27Expenses, 1958-1959
28Financial reports, 1950-1951
29Financial reports, 1951-1952
30Financial reports, 1952-1953
31Financial reports, 1953-1954
BoxFolder
432Financial reports, 1954-1955
33Financial reports, 1955-1956
34Financial reports, 1956-1957
35Financial reports, 1957-1959
36Financial reports, 1964-1965
37Financial reports, 1965-1966
38Financial reports, 1966-1967
39Financial reports, 1967-1968
40Financial reports, 1968-1969
41Financial reports, 1969-1970
42Financial secretary's reports, 1949-1956
43German Society of the City of New York - pamphlets, 1967-1972
BoxFolder
544Groh, Frieda - correspondence, passport and receipts, 1941-1971
45Legislative report and index, 1977-1978
46List of yearly contributors, 1928-1945
47List of yearly contributors, 1944-1946
48List of yearly contributors, 1945-1950
49List of yearly contributors, 1945-1959
50Magazine - Saxon story, 1982
51Membership list of dues and donations, 1934-1944
BoxFolder
652Membership list of dues and donations, 1939-1950
53Membership list of dues and donations, 1950-1955
54Minutes, 1959-1967
55Newspaper clippings, 1943-1963
56Notes and clippings, undated
57Pamphlets, 1911-1958
58Photograph - Dr. Albert Borchert, undated
59Photograph - Herman Hintzpeter, undated
60Photograph - Joseph Martini, undated
61Presidents reports, 1950-1952
62Receipts, 1929-1969
63Receipts - composition book, 1951-1955
64Receipts - composition book, 1955-1959
65Secretary's reports, 1943-1955
66Steinmetz, Dr. Charles - biographical sketch, photograph, 1966
67Tax returns, 1956-1975
BoxFolder
768Treasurers receipts, 1945-1947
69Treasurers receipts, 1947-1951
70Treasurers reports, 1949-1950
71Trial balance book, 1928-1946
72Trial balance book, 1946-1950
73Women's Auxiliary of the German Aid Society - minutes, 1942-1943
74Women's Auxiliary of the German Aid Society - minutes, 1943-1959
BoxFolder
8 (oversized)75Expenses, 1941-1947
76Minutes, 1928-1943
77Minutes, 1943-1950
BoxFolder
9 (oversized)78Membership list of dues and donations, 1923-1940
79Scrapbook, undated