Mary Crane League records
MSMCL_71

 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
Mary Crane League.
Title
Mary Crane League records
ID
MSMCL_71
Date [inclusive]
1922-1981
Extent
9.0 Linear feet
Language
English
Abstract:
The Mary Crane League was founded in 1932 as a not-for-profit membership service organization to financially support the Mary Crane Nursery School. The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, newspaper clippings, bylaws, budgets, program materials, legal and financial documents, newsletters, annual reports, photographs, and pamphlets dating from 1922 to 1981.

Preferred Citation

Mary Crane League records, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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Administrative History

The Mary Crane League was founded in 1932 as a not-for-profit membership service organization to financially support the Mary Crane Nursery School. The Nursery School itself was organized in 1907 by Jane Addams at Hull-House. It was housed in a building donated by Richard Teller Crane as a memorial to his wife, Mary. In 1925, Edna Dean Baker, President of the National College of Education, worked with Jane Addams to establish the Mary Crane Nursery School as one of the nation's first experimental nursery schools. The Mary Crane League was formed by a group of North Shore women to fund the nursery school when the National College of Education could no longer afford to. Originally located in the Hull-House neighborhood on Cabrini St., the Mary Crane School was relocated in 1963 to its present location on the city's Northwest Side. In the late 1960's, the League expanded its program to include the Foster Grandparents Program.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, newspaper clippings, bylaws, budgets, program materials, legal and financial documents, newsletters, annual reports, photographs, and pamphlets dating from 1922 to 1981. The materials pertain to the administration and funding of the Mary Crane Nursery School, the history and philosophy of the school, the Bowen Country Club, senior citizens project and the Kenagy Trust Fund.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives 2006-03-14

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Use

None

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bowen Country Club.
  • Kenagy Trust Fund.
  • Mary Crane League. -- Archives
  • Mary Crane Nursery School.

Subject(s)

  • Hull-House and Settlement House History.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Mary Crane League Records 

Box Folder

Admissions Committee - minutes of meetings, 1946-1956 

1 1

Articles of Incorporation, bylaws - correspondence, 1934-1956 

1 2

Bowen Country Club camp - correspondence, 1935-1940 

1 3

Chicago Association of Commerce - correspondence, 1937-1956 

1 4

Community Fund of Chicago - budget reports, 1935-1958 

1 5

Community Fund of Chicago - correspondence, 1937-1947 

1 6

Community Fund of Chicago - correspondence, 1955 

1 7

Community Fund of Chicago - correspondence, 1956 

1 8

Community Fund of Chicago - correspondence, 1964-1969 

1 9

Community Fund of Chicago - funding review, 1970-1971 

1 10

Council of Social Agencies - correspondence and pamphlets, 1922-1939 

2 11

Council of Social Agencies - correspondence and pamphlets, 1940-1945 

2 12

Crane Endowment fund - correspondence, 1937-1941 

2 13

Early history and philosophy of school - brochures and program statements, 1920s-1965 

2 14

Financial statements - audits, 1934-1944 

2 15

Financial statements - audits, 1945-1957 

2 16

Financial statements - audits, 1969-1970 

2 17

Financial statements - Bargains Unlimited Resale Shop, 1967-1971 

2 18

Financial statements - estates and trusts, 1949-1959 

2 19

Financial statements - federal tax on admissions, 1941-1942 

2 20

Financial statements - regular budget, 1938-1948 

3 21

Financial statements - regular budget, 1966-1971 

3 22

Financial statements - revolving fund, 1939 

3 23

Financial statements - safety deposit holdings, 1937-1938 

3 24

Financial statements - special projects budget, 1932-1959 

3 25

Financial statements - special projects budget, 1966-1971 

3 26

Financial statements - special room fund, 1936-1938 

3 27

Hull-House Association - correspondence and printed programs, 1939-1960 

3 28

Kenagy Trust Fund - correspondence and statements, 1945-1949 

3 29

Kenagy, Nina - monthly reports to the Board, 1936-1941 

3 30

League expansion - correspondence, 1969-1970 

3 31

League expansion - Senior Citizen project, 1968-1971 

3 32

Mary Crane Informer - newsletter, 1971-1972 

3 33

National Health and Welfare Association - correspondence, 1948-1954 

4 34

National Health and Welfare Association - financial statements, 1949-1954 

4 35

Newspaper clippings re: Mary Crane League fund raising activities, 1932-1936 

4 36

Newspaper clippings re: Mary Crane activities, 1937-1981 

4 37

Personnel Program - policies and job definitions, 1949 

4 38

Photographs - Mary Crane League Board Members, 1930-1963 

4 39

Photographs - child bathing, 1910 

4 40

Photographs - children's activities - cooking, 1920-1950 

4 41

Photographs - children's activities - crafts, 1930-1950 

4 42

Photographs - children's activities - Easter lamb decorating, 1950 

4 43

Photographs - children's activities - indoors, 1920s 

4 44

Photographs - children's activities - indoors, 1930s 

4 45

Photographs - children's activities - indoors, 1950s 

4 46

Photographs - children's activities - indoors, 1950s 

4 47

Photographs - children's activities - outdoors, 1920s 

4 48

Photographs - children's activities - outdoors, 1930s-1940s 

4 49

Photographs - children - outdoors - flowers from Evanston children, 1930s 

4 50

Photographs - children - outdoors - playing in snow, 1930s 

4 51

Photographs - children - outdoors - departing for field trip, 1930s 

4 52

Photographs - children - health services, 1930-1950 

4 53

Photographs - children with mothers arriving at Hull-House, 1950s 

4 54

Photographs - children playing outdoors on National College of Education grounds, 1930s 

4 55

Photographs - children looking at an airplane, 1930s 

4 56

Photographs - children - Wallace Kirkland prints, 1930s 

5 57

Photographs - children - waiting room, 1950s 

5 58

Photographs - children of Robert and Ada Hicks, 1930s 

5 59

Photographs - Christmas, 1940s 

5 60

Photographs - Christmas, 1950s 

5 61

Photographs - Crane family portrait in the Mary Crane building, 1930s 

5 62

Photographs - Katheryn Cravens radio star, 1950s 

5 63

Photographs - Jane Addams with children, 1930-1931 

5 64

Photographs - Lincoln Park picnic 

5 65

Photographs - staff of Mary Crane Nursery, 1950s 

5 66

President's file - annual/monthly reports, 1954-1957 

5 67

President's file - annual service reports, 1965-1969 

5 68

President's file - budgets and minutes of Board meetings, 1955-1956 

5 69

President's file - Board meeting minutes, 1967-1968 

5 70

President's file - Board meeting minutes, 1969-1971 

5 71

President's file - correspondence, 1955-1956 

5 72

President's file - correspondence, 1956-1957 

5 73

Publicity - Benefits - printed programs and tickets, 1940-1946 

5 74

Publicity - Benefits - printed programs and tickets, 1940-1946 

5 75

Publicity - Benefits - printed programs, 1947-1949 

6 76

Publicity - Benefits - printed programs and invitations, 1951-1957 

6 77

Publicity - Benefits - printed programs and invitations, 1957-1959 

6 78

Publicity - Benefits - printed programs and invitations, 1960-1962 

6 79

Publicity - Benefits - printed programs and invitations, 1963-1965 

6 80

Publicity - Benefits - Fashion show and Mary Crane Bazaar - telegram and tickets, undated 

6 81

Publicity - Defense for Children of Mothers Working for Victory - invitation and leaflet, 1941-1942 

6 82

Publicity - Piano recital and book talks - printed program and tickets, 1938-1945 

6 83

Publicity - Chicago Association for the Education of Young Children - program directory, 1971 

6 84

Reviewing Committee on Day Nursery budgets - correspondence, 1944-1946 

7 85

Reviewing Committee on Day Nursery budgets - financial statements, 1945-1948 

7 86

Summer Session Mary Crane Nursery School Demonstration Unit of National College of Education - leaflets, 1940-1942 

7 87

Surplus foods (commodities) - Illinois Emergency Relief Commission - forms and regulations, 1939-1940 

7 88

Wieboldt Foundation and Community Trust Fund - correspondence, 1938 

7 89

Yearbooks, 1934-1939 

7 90

Yearbooks, 1940-1944 

7 91

Yearbooks, 1945-1949 

7 92

Yearbooks, 1950-1954 

7 93

Yearbooks, 1955-1958 

7 94

Yearbooks, 1958-1961 

7 95

Scrapbook - Florence Snowden Capron, Organization and Publicity Chair - newspaper clippings, faculty bulletins and correspondence, 1927-1928 

8 96

Scrapbook - Florence Snowden Capron, Organization and Publicity Chair - newspaper clippings, faculty bulletins and correspondence, 1919-1931 

8 97

Scrapbook - newspaper clippings and printed programs, 1931-1941 

8 98

Scrapbook - printed programs and yearbooks, 1943-1950 

8 99

Scrapbook - newspaper clippings and printed programs, 1952-1954 

8 100

Scrapbook - newspaper clippings and printed programs, 1954-1955 

9 101

Scrapbook - newspaper clippings, yearbooks, bylaws, 1956-1957 

9 102

Scrapbook - newspaper clippings, new nursery school plan and photograph, 1958-1961 

9 103

Scrapbook - newspaper clippings and yearbooks, 1961-1963 

9 104

Scrapbook - newspaper clippings, bulletins and photographs, 1964 

9 105

Scrapbook - newspaper clippings, fact sheet, photographs, 1964 

10 106

Mary Crane League emblem, undated 

10 107

Mary Crane League Publicity Book - photograph, Jane Addams letter, reference notes, 1931-1933 

10 108

Mary Crane League Publicity Book - newspaper clippings, photographs, invitations, 1931-1933 

10 109

Mary Crane League Publicity Book - newspaper clippings, Jane Addams letter, 1931-1933 

10 110
Oversize

A Nursery School for Mary Crane League - preliminary drawing by William A. Ganstor, Architect, 1960 

Folder 111

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