German Aid Society Records
MSGAS_67

 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
Deutsche Gesellschaft von Chicago.
Creator
German Aid Society (Chicago, Ill.).
Title
German Aid Society records
ID
MSGAS_67
Date
1878-1977
Extent
20.0 Linear feet
Language
English
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.

Preferred Citation

German Aid Society records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 2006-07-26

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)

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft von Chicago. -- Archives
  • German Aid Society (Chicago, Ill.). -- Archives

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Ethnic Groups.
  • German Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago.
  • Immigrants -- Illinois -- Chicago.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: German Aid Society Records 

Box Folder

Accordia Lodge of Chicago - anniversary issue, 1908 

1 1

Anniversary Issue - Volksfest der Deutschen Gesellschaft, 1943 

1 2

Annual reports, 1901-1907 

1 3

Annual reports, 1908-1910 

1 4

Annual reports, 1911-1913 

1 5

Annual reports, 1914-1917 

1 6

Annual reports, 1918-1921 

1 7

Annual reports, 1922-1931 

2 8

Applications for assistance, 1883 

2 9

Applications for assistance, 1883 

2 10

Applications for assistance, 1883-1884 

2 11

Applications for assistance, 1884 

2 12

Applications for assistance, 1884 

2 13

Applications for assistance, 1884 

3 14

Applications for assistance, 1884 

3 15

Applications for assistance, 1884-1885 

3 16

Applications for assistance, 1885 

3 17

Applications for assistance, 1885 

3 18

Applications for assistance, 1885 

3 19

Applications for assistance, 1885-1886 

3 20

Applications for assistance, 1886 

4 21

Applications for assistance, 1886 

4 22

Applications for assistance, 1886-1887 

4 23

Applications for assistance, 1887 

4 24

Applications for assistance, 1887 

4 25

Applications for assistance, 1887-1888 

4 26

Applications for assistance, 1888 

4 27

Applications for assistance, 1888 

5 28

Applications for assistance, 1888-1889 

5 29

Applications for assistance, 1889 

5 30

Applications for assistance, 1889 

5 31

Applications for assistance, 1889-1890 

5 32

Applications for assistance, 1890 

5 33

Applications for assistance, 1890 

6 34

Applications for assistance, 1890-1891 

6 35

Applications for assistance, 1891 

6 36

Applications for assistance, 1891 

6 37

Applications for assistance, 1891-1892 

6 38

Applications for assistance, 1892 

6 39

Applications for assistance, 1892 

6 40

Applications for assistance, 1892 

7 41

Applications for assistance, 1892-1893 

7 42

Applications for assistance, 1893 

7 43

Applications for assistance, 1893 

7 44

Applications for assistance, 1893 

7 45

Applications for assistance, 1893 

7 46

Applications for assistance, 1893 

8 47

Applications for assistance, 1893-1894 

8 48

Applications for assistance, 1894 

8 49

Applications for assistance, 1894 

8 50

Applications for assistance, 1894 

8 51

Applications for assistance, 1894 

8 52

Applications for assistance, 1894 

8 53

Applications for assistance, 1894 

9 54

Applications for assistance, 1894 

9 55

Applications for assistance, 1894 

9 56

Applications for assistance, 1894-1895 

9 57

Applications for assistance, 1895 

9 58

Applications for assistance, 1895 

9 59

Applications for assistance, 1895 

10 60

Applications for assistance, 1895 

10 61

Applications for assistance, 1895-1896 

10 62

Applications for assistance, 1896 

10 63

Applications for assistance, 1896 

10 64

Applications for assistance, 1896 

10 65

Applications for assistance, 1896-1897 

11 66

Applications for assistance, 1897 

11 67

Applications for assistance,, 1897 

11 68

Applications for assistance, 1897 

11 69

Applications for assistance, 1897 

11 70

Applications for assistance, 1897 

12 71

Applications for assistance, 1897-1898 

12 72

Applications for assistance, 1898 

12 73

Applications for assistance, 1898 

12 74

Applications for assistance, 1898 

12 75

Applications for assistance, 1898 

12 76

Applications for assistance, 1898 

13 77

Applications for assistance, 1898-1899 

13 78

Applications for assistance, 1899 

13 79

Applications for assistance, 1899 

13 80

Applications for assistance, 1899-1900 

13 81

Applications for assistance, 1900 

13 82

Applications for assistance, 1900 

14 83

Applications for assistance, 1900-1901 

14 84

Applications for assistance, 1901 

14 85

Applications for assistance, 1901-1902 

14 86

Applications for assistance, 1902 

14 87

Applications for assistance, 1902 

14 88

Applications for assistance, 1902-1903 

15 89

Applications for assistance, 1903 

15 90

Applications for assistance, 1903 

15 91

Applications for assistance, 1903-1904 

15 92

Applications for assistance, 1904 

15 93

Applications for assistance, 1904 

16 94

Applications for assistance, 1904 

16 95

Applications for assistance, 1904-1905 

16 96

Applications for assistance, 1905 

16 97

Applications for assistance, 1905 

17 98

Applications for assistance, 1905 

17 99

Applications for assistance, 1905-1906 

17 100

Applications for assistance, 1906 

17 101

Applications for assistance, 1906-1907 

17 102

Applications for assistance, 1907 

18 103

Applications for assistance, 1907-1908 

18 104

Applications for assistance, 1907-1908 

18 105

Applications for assistance, 1908 

18 106

Applications for assistance, 1908 

18 107

Applications for assistance, 1910 

19 108

Armack and Tolz, Nutzliches und Belehendes fur Deutsche Einwanderer, 1887 

19 109

Board of Trustees - minutes, 1898-1911 

19 110

Board of Trustees - minutes, 1911-1917 

19 111

Case histories, 1907-1908 

20 112

Chicago School of Languages - flyer, undated 

20 113

Deutsch-Amerikanischen Nationalbund, 1907 

20 114

Executive Board, 1894-1898 

20 115

Financial Ledgers, 1920-1938 

20 116

Financial Ledgers, 1920-1938 

20 117

German Aid Society of the City of New York - annual reports, 1920-1928 

20 118

German Aid Society of the City of New York - guide, 1903 

20 119

German Aid Society of the City of New York - publications, 1934 

20 120

German Aid Societies of other cities - annual reports, 1903-1930 

21 121

German Aid Societies of other cities - annual reports, 1930-1939 

21 122

German Aid Society of San Francisco - 60th Anniversary Issue, 1914 

21 123

German Club of Chicago -World's Fair Souvenir Year Book, 1933 

21 124

Germania Lodge of Chicago - anniversary issue, 1905 

21 125

Germania Mannerchoir - German-American Library Committee, 1891 

21 126

Mithra Lodge of Chicago - anniversary issue, 1914 

21 127

North American Singers' Union - Centennial Celebration, 1949 

21 128

Plan of Jackson Park - the German Exhibit in the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893 

21 129

Policy statement and historical background, 1896 

21 130

Presidents and secretaries - lists, 1911 

21 131

Prospectus - Germania Mannerchoir, 1896-1897 

21 132

Receipts, 1916 

21 133

Receipts, 1916 

21 134

Receipts, 1916 

22 135

Receipts, 1916 

22 136

Receipts, 1916 

22 137

Receipts, 1916 

22 138

Requests, 1907 

22 139

Schiller Lodge of Peoria - anniversary issues, 1902-1909 

22 140

Schwaben Verein von Chicago - annual reports, 1935 

22 141

Schwaben Verein von Chicago - Century of Progress Exposition - souvenir issue, 1933 

22 142

Sixtieth anniversary issue, 1914 

22 143

Solicitations for contributions - English, 1908 

22 144

Solicitations for contributions - German, 1897-1933 

22 145

Steuben Society of America - national convention, 1924 

22 146

Swiss Aid Society of Chicago - annual reports, 1908-1918 

22 147

Swiss case histories handled by German Aid Society, 1908 

22 148

Swiss case histories handled by German Aid Society, 1908 

23 149

Swiss case histories handled by German Aid Society, 1909 

23 150

Swiss case histories handled by German Aid Society, 1909 

23 151

U.S. Department of Justice - registration of German Alien Females - booklet, 1918 

23 152

Waldeck Lodge of Chicago - anniversary issue, 1921 

23 153

Warnungen und Aufklarungen - leaflet, undated 

23 154

Women's Trade Union League of Illinois - Immigration Committee - correspondence, 1907 

23 155

Scrapbook, 1873-1896 

24 156

Scrapbook, 1901-1902 

24 157

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Supplement I 

Box Folder

Annual reports, 1890-1896 

1-SI 1

Annual reports, 1898-1900 

1-SI 2

Minute book, 1878-1884 

1-SI 3

Photograph album - "Along Rock River Oregon Illinois", 1908 

1-SI 4

Photograph albums, 1903 

1-SI 5

Photographs, undated 

1-SI 6

Photographs, undated 

1-SI 7

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Supplement II 

Box Folder

Accounting journal, 1942-1952 

1-SII 1

Accounting journal, 1942-1960 

1-SII 2

Accounting journal, 1963-1969 

1-SII 3

Accounting journal, 1973-1975 

1-SII 4

Annual report, 1916-1931 

1-SII 5

Annual filings to Secretary of State, 1963-1979 

1-SII 6

Article - From Immigrants to Urban Workers: Chicago's German Poor in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, 1883-1908, 1981 

1-SII 6A

Bank account books, 1902-1951 

2-SII 7

Blank letterhead and envelopes, undated 

2-SII 8

Building tenancy - correspondence, 1942-1952 

2-SII 9

Bulletin - "Money", undated 

2-SII 10

Bulletin -"Some thoughts about a New Project", undated 

2-SII 11

By Laws of the German Aid Society, 1948-1966 

2-SII 12

Care - Relief for Germany - order book, 1946-1948 

2-SII 13

Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation, Inc. - Program, 1955 

2-SII 14

Christmas donations - appeal to past supporters, 1965-1977 

2-SII 15

Christmas donations - receipts, disbursements, appeal records, 1960-1969 

2-SII 16

Contributions received - bulletin, 1916-1955 

2-SII 17

Corporation certificate, 1883 

2-SII 18

Correspondence, 1920-1978 

2-SII 19

Distribution of Office Cash, 1949-1950 

2-SII 20

Estimated insurable amount report, 1951 

2-SII 21

Expenses and Christmas donations, 1914-1950 

3-SII 22

Expenses - Book 4, 1942-1946 

3-SII 23

Expenses - Book 5, 1947-1951 

3-SII 24

Expenses - Book 6, 1951-1954 

3-SII 25

Expenses, 1954-1958 

3-SII 26

Expenses, 1958-1959 

3-SII 27

Financial reports, 1950-1951 

3-SII 28

Financial reports, 1951-1952 

3-SII 29

Financial reports, 1952-1953 

3-SII 30

Financial reports, 1953-1954 

3-SII 31

Financial reports, 1954-1955 

4-SII 32

Financial reports, 1955-1956 

4-SII 33

Financial reports, 1956-1957 

4-SII 34

Financial reports, 1957-1959 

4-SII 35

Financial reports, 1964-1965 

4-SII 36

Financial reports, 1965-1966 

4-SII 37

Financial reports, 1966-1967 

4-SII 38

Financial reports, 1967-1968 

4-SII 39

Financial reports, 1968-1969 

4-SII 40

Financial reports, 1969-1970 

4-SII 41

Financial secretary's reports, 1949-1956 

4-SII 42

German Society of the City of New York - pamphlets, 1967-1972 

4-SII 43

Groh, Frieda - correspondence, passport and receipts, 1941-1971 

5-SII 44

Legislative report and index, 1977-1978 

5-SII 45

List of yearly contributors, 1928-1945 

5-SII 46

List of yearly contributors, 1944-1946 

5-SII 47

List of yearly contributors, 1945-1950 

5-SII 48

List of yearly contributors, 1945-1959 

5-SII 49

Magazine - Saxon story, 1982 

5-SII 50

Membership list of dues and donations, 1934-1944 

5-SII 51

Membership list of dues and donations, 1939-1950 

6-SII 52

Membership list of dues and donations, 1950-1955 

6-SII 53

Minutes, 1959-1967 

6-SII 54

Newspaper clippings, 1943-1963 

6-SII 55

Notes and clippings, undated 

6-SII 56

Pamphlets, 1911-1958 

6-SII 57

Photograph - Dr. Albert Borchert, undated 

6-SII 58

Photograph - Herman Hintzpeter, undated 

6-SII 59

Photograph - Joseph Martini, undated 

6-SII 60

Presidents reports, 1950-1952 

6-SII 61

Receipts, 1929-1969 

6-SII 62

Receipts - composition book, 1951-1955 

6-SII 63

Receipts - composition book, 1955-1959 

6-SII 64

Secretary's reports, 1943-1955 

6-SII 65

Steinmetz, Dr. Charles - biographical sketch, photograph, 1966 

6-SII 66

Tax returns, 1956-1975 

6-SII 67

Treasurers receipts, 1945-1947 

7-SII 68

Treasurers receipts, 1947-1951 

7-SII 69

Treasurers reports, 1949-1950 

7-SII 70

Trial balance book, 1928-1946 

7-SII 71

Trial balance book, 1946-1950 

7-SII 72

Women's Auxiliary of the German Aid Society - minutes, 1942-1943 

7-SII 73

Women's Auxiliary of the German Aid Society - minutes, 1943-1959 

7-SII 74

Expenses, 1941-1947 

8-SII 75

Minutes, 1928-1943 

8-SII 76

Minutes, 1943-1950 

8-SII 77

Membership list of dues and donations, 1923-1940 

9-SII 78

Scrapbook, undated 

9-SII 79
Box

Defregger album, undated 

10-SII
Oversize

German Aid Society Policy Notice, undated 

Folder 80-SII

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