Special Collections and Preservation Division
Neighborhood Research History Collection
Norman B. Barr
3 linear ft., 5 oversize
Call number: Archives_NBB
Norman Burton Barr was born in Mount Palatine,
IL, on January 27, 1868, the son of Lawrence Clay and Harriet Amanda (Ferry)
Barr. He attended local public schools and
was awarded a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska in 1893. He then enrolled at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary (now McCormick) in Chicago, from which he was graduated in 1897. That same year he was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church, and on May 20 began his duties as pastor of the Olivet Presbyterian Church, and on May 20 began his duties as pastor of the Olivet Presbyterian congregation, then at 665 Vedder Street on Chicago’s near north side.
Under Barr’s forty-year pastorated, Olivet Church undertook mammoth local missionary work, eventually operating a settlement house, library, medical dispensary, camp, supervised playground facilities, language classes, and even music lessons. See below, "Olivet Institute," for a more complete sketch of that work. Barr is best described as a pastor of the "social gospel" stripe, and yet theologically his preaching emphasized the church’s responsibility to spiritual salvation as well as to physical need. Barr categorized himself as a "first-century fundamentalist." Politically he referred to himself as "a member of no party, but active in propagating the ideas of ‘The Kingdom of God’ set forth by Jesus Christ."
Norman Barr’s beliefs, and his habit of stating them clearly and concisely, frequently raised the ire of his listeners. Two such episodes are recorded in newspaper clippings in this collection: an anti-Catholic speech in 1917 which was seen as fanning the fires of domestic strife when all America needed to unite in common anti-German sentiment, and a 1920s address to the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union which found greater evil in American clubs trying to "run" America by abrogating freedom of dissent than in the liquor traffic. The newspaper reported, respecting this latter speech, that the "ladies of the audience were gasping. The clergymen glowered at the speaker. But he went on."
Barr authored several pamphlets, including "A Catechism of the Church" (1912), "Plain Talk to Young Folk," and "The Gospel for an Age of Anarchy." Articles by him appeared in The Continent such as "Wanted—A New Respect for the Foreign Born" in 1921.
As the work of Olivet expanded, Barr became not only pastor of the congregation but Superintendent of Olivet Institute and its wide array of social programs. He retired in 1937 but remained active in the Olivet work in an emeritus capacity, performing his last marriage seven weeks before his death, and conducting his last funeral only ten days before he died. Barr was twice married, first to Minnie Dearstyne Goodman of Lincoln, Nebraska, on December 20, 1894. To them were born five children: Dorothy (born 1896, later Mrs. Royal Agne and the mother of three daughters); Barbara (1898-1900) Norman B., Jr. (who married but remained childless); Marjorie (1907-1986, unmarried); and Edward Lawrence (born 1909, married with one daughter). Minnie Goodman Barr died April 14, 1909, in complications of childbirth. Her infant son, Edward, was reared by his grandparents and did not live with his father until a teenager.
In 1914, Norman Barr remarried to Sarah Holbrook Humphrey, who took charge of Olivet’s Relief Department. Rev. Barr died April 1, 1943, and was buried in Rosehill Cemetery. Sarah Burr died June 15, 1957, and buried beside him.
The origin of Olivet Institute was as a Sunday School Mission established in 1888 by students at McCormick Theological Seminary. The neighborhood, on the near north side, was comprised of a heavily immigrant population (originally German, Irish and Swedish, but after 1900 increasingly Italian, Hungarian, and Rumanian) where illiteracy and inability to speak English were high. The neighborhood’s nickname of "Little Hell" is perhaps self-explanatory. Two years after its founding Olivet was organized as a congregation of the Presbyterian Church and in 1892 united with another local mission work operated by Central Presbyterian Church. In 1893 the ministry was enlarge as the Olivet Social Institute and following year moved to 665 Vedder Street, the property a gift of the Misses Williams of Fourth Presbyterian Church.
Under the pastorate of Rev. Norman Barr, installed in 1897, the work mushroom. The Olivet Institute Residence opened in 1902, establishing Olivet as one of the earlier settlement houses in the city (the famed Hull House on South Halsted was then in its fourteenth year). When Olivet incorporated as a non-profit institution under Illinois law in 1909, its declaration of purpose included operation of
a gymnasium, athletic fields and playgrounds, together with all departments, parts and apparatus pertaining thereto; to furnish instructions in cooking, sewing, and all other branches of domestic science or training, in music in all its branches, and instruction in the arts and sciences in general, and provide facilities for any educational instruction, training or purpose whatever for the dissemination and diffusion of general or specific knowledge or information; a hospital and medical dispensary to furnish medical and surgical services and attendance; to conduct religious services, Sunday school classes and services, and religious or social functions and entertainments of various kinds; an old people’s home; living quarters for people connected with or employed by said Olivet Institute and general offices for said Olivet Institute; a restaurant or eating house; camping and recreation grounds. . .a general relief department to help needy and distressed persons; and any organizations, departments or activities suitable and proper to minister to the physical, social, mental, moral and spiritual needs of the community in which said Olivet Institute is now or shall be located in Chicago, Illinois. . . .
In 1914, philanthropist Nettie Fowler McCormick, widow of Cyrus, donated $140,000 for the purchase of a new twenty-five-lot site, a mile and a half north-east of the original one, in the 1400 block of North Cleveland Avenue. In 1917, Mrs. McCormick followed up this gift with an addition $100,000 earmarked for costs of erecting a new structure. The prohibitive prices which plagued the domestic front in World-War-I America intervened, and it was a decade before the building project reached fruition. The resultant physical plant, begun in 1925 and dedicated the following year, cost $425,00.
By the time of incorporation, Olivet had outgrown its original governmental status under the home mission committee of the Chicago Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church. Other religious and secular social-service support was sought and with incorporation in 1909, the Institute became controlled by an independent board of directors, although it maintained cordial and financial ties with Presbytery for the next half-century. In 1912, Olivet joined a group of Chicago social agencies undertaking financial planning in tandem.
Property was acquired in 1909 at Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, which served as a summer campground for neighborhood children as well as for wealthier, paying guests. Olivet’s statistic sheet for 1924 recorded 201,000 "transaction" including 8,000 garments given out, 1,600 counseling sessions, 5,000 visits to the medical dispensary, 53,000 classes, and 21,000 music lessons. The Depression reduced the annual budget by over half; not until the late 1950s did the budget equal that of thirty years earlier. By 1961—the last information available in the collection—Olivet had altered its name to the Olivet Community Center. Its clientele had again changed with a shifting population and Puerto Ricans, Blacks, and Southern Whites made up the neighborhood. In 1960 two auxiliary service centers—Northside and North Suburban—were opened. One-third of the budget came from the Community Fund. Religious instruction and spiritual guidance had ceased to be part of Olivet’s program. Today (1988) Olivet still operates out of the 1926 building at 1441 North Cleveland, putting its emphasis on adult education, a day-care center, and a legal aid department.
This collection consists of an initial accession and one supplement.
These materials document the tandem career of Barr and fortunes of Olivet Institute. There is no clearcut delineation in the collection between Barr’s private life and his work with Olivet, and this is doubtless reflective of how Barr lived his life. The Papers have been arranged into the following series: Correspondence (1:1—1:11), Writings (1:12—7:34), Olivet Institute (7:35—8:14), Statistical Records (8:15—9:2), and Miscellany (9:3-9:15). Photographs have been removed to separate storage and are listed at the end of the Box and Folder Inventory.
The bulk of the correspondence is filed chronologically. The unevenness of the files (eg. There is voluminous material for 1922, nothing for 1923, and but scant pieces for 1924-25; 1935-37 accounts for thick folders, but 1932 contains only a smattering of letters covering only five weeks) suggests that there was originally more material which has been lost over time. There is also the possibility that Olivet Institute retains files which would dovetail with the material in this series. The correspondence largely concerns matters regarding fund-raising, Olivet success stories, Olivet relations with its neighborhood, and general business. Correspondence with certain famed individuals is here in photocopy, the originals having been retained by the donor: Jane Addams (Nov. 1931), William Jennings Bryan (January 2, 1920), Westbrook Pegler (October 8, 1936), and Franklin D. Roosevelt (September 24, 1935). Other correspondence particularly interesting in itself includes that from a prison inmate describing prison life (June 7, 1908), and a man threatening suicide in the face of financial ruin (August 25, 1935). Three folders of correspondence have been separated topically to highlight the subject matter and better serve access to the material. These are correspondence with the McCormick family (1:9), re Palastine (1:10), and re the Roman Catholic Church’s relations to the Spanish government at the time Franco was coming into power (1:11). Writings (1:12—7:34)
The bulk of this lengthy series is concerned with three complete manuscripts of never-published books: All Things New, Autobiography, and The Government of God. All Things New occupies twelve folders and includes Barr’s original text and a carbon of a 1943 typescript prepared by a professional secretary after Barr’s death preparatory to hoped-for publication. This work examines seventy-two areas of Christian theology in more-or-less independent essays, and is perhaps the fullest statement of Barr’s personal theological stance. The chapters are arranged in this collection in the order in which they were received, although it is unclear whether this is the order Barr intended. The subseries of Articles (3:4—3:25), Sermons (6:7—7:4), and Speeches (7:5—7:34) are rich resources in not only Barr’s opinions but in the social ferment of the era in both domestic and international affairs. The subseries of Other Authors (5:4—5:9) is a potpourri of quotes—often lengthy—and notes typed by Barr from books and articles, probably as background material for his own writings and quotes for sermons and speeches. Included also are full-text copies of articles which appear to have been typed by Barr from unknown sources. Olivet Institute (7:35—8:14)
The story of Olivet Institute, while the topic of many folders throughout the entire collection, is particularly documented in this series. Included here are publications and a sampling of the paperwork by which any organization operates. This collection does not contain the archives of Olivet Institute—but only those records which presumably passed into Rev. Barr’s personal office files. Of special note is a copy (8:10) of the sheet music for "Oh, Olivet, Dear Olivet." Words by Norman Barr and music by Ernest F. Jones, published by the Institute in 1910. The work of Olivet is further documented in over 100 photographs. See Photograph listing at the end of the Box and Folder Inventory.
One file in this series, correspondence with the Chicago Presbytery (8:1) is not technically a part of the Barr Papers. It contains photocopies of original material in the Presbytery’s possession which concerns the relationship of Presbytery to Olivet. This file extends almost two decades beyond any other records in the collection.Statistical Records (8:15—9:2)
The Barr Collection includes two sets of statistical material. The volumes of baptism, marriage, and funeral lists provide excellent demographic resources, containing a complete records of the several thousand of these ceremonies and services conducted by Rev. Barr over nearly half a century. Age, and often cause of death, make the funeral records particularly useful. The lists of Barr’s sermons preached (9:1, 9:2) show a varied preaching schedule in many other pulpits as well as that of Olivet Presbyterian Church. Miscellany (9:3—9:15)
In general, these records document highlights in Barr’s personal and professional life. The newspaper clippings are a specifically rich resource for details about Barr’s notice from the world and its reaction to him. Also included is a photograph album, the contents of which are listed with the Photograph listing at the end of the Box and Folder Inventory. Supplement 1:
This supplement consists of one theatre program for When Chicago Was Young, produced in November 1932 at the Goodman Theatre. This production was a benefit for Olivet Institute, which received ten percent of the proceeds. The twenty-page program includes a history of the Institute and various advertisements in support of Olivet. It documents an interesting cooperation between church and theatre in an era when many churches held the professional stage in contempt. This program was transferred tot he Barr Papers as a duplicate from the Goodman Theatre Archive, Special Collections, Chicago Public Library, October 1988.
Separation Record: Oversized Materials
The following items have been removed to the locations given:
Board of National Missions, Presbyterian
Oversize material – Barr 1
Church U. S. A.—Certificate to
Norman B. Barr; 1936 Apr 24
Guest book, "To Our Beloved Pastor and
Oversize material – Barr 2
friend The Rev. Norman B. Barr of Olivet
Church. . .on the occasion of his 69th
birthday January 26th 1937"
Olivet Institute—The Case for Olivet
Oversize material -- Barr 3
Article about Barr on page of Chicago
Oversize material – Barr 4
Sunday Tribune; 1929 Dec 1
"Papers and photos tell long tale of
Oversize material – Barr 5
devotion," Palatine Countryside,
1987 Aug 13
After Rev. Barr’s death in 1943, his papers eventually passed into the possession of his daughter Marjorie. Upon her death in 1986, the papers came into ownership by her niece and executrix, Priscilla Whippo (Norman Barr’s granddaughter) of Palatine, Illinois. Mrs. Whippo donated the collection to the Chicago Public Library Special Collections in 1987 and 1988.
Processed by Galen R. Wilson, August 17, 1988.
The Norman B. Barr Papers are available to the public for research in the Special Collections and Preservation Division Reading Room on the 9th floor of the Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center, 400 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60605. The collection does not circulate, although photocopy and photoreproduction services are available depending upon the condition of the original materials. First time patrons to Special Collections must present photo identification and complete a Reader Registration Form. Telephone inquiries on this collection and other Special Collections holdings can be directed to 312-747-4875.
9. McCormick family
10. Palestine; 1937
11. Roman Catholic Church & Spanish Government; 1937
All Things New (manuscript)
12. 1 of 12
13. 2 of 12
14. 3 of 12
1. 4 of 12
2. 5 of 12
3. 6 of 12
4. 7 of 12
5. 8 of 12
6. 9 of 12
1. 10 of 12
2. 11of 12
3. 12 of 12
4. "As One Person Sees our National Crisis"; 1937
5. "Be Not Anxious for your Life"
6. "The Changing Church in a Changing World"; 1927
7. "The Church in Civic Affairs"; 1932 [3 copies]
8. "Community Conditions Better Now than in the Days of Open Saloons"
9. "Crime and Causes"
10. "The Destiny of Democracy"; 1929
11. "Dr. W. S. Plummer Bryan"; 1936 [2 copies]
12. "The Evangelism of Jesus" [2 copies]
13. "Had He Been Born Dumb"
14. "He Got a Job" & "Two Conferences with an Unemployed Man"
15. "Incidents from the Life of Mrs. McCormick"; 1930?
16. "The Lengthened Shadow of a Man"
17. "Medical Service through Community Center"
18. "A New Respect for the Foreign Born"; 1921
19. "Norman B. Barr, President of ‘Little Hell’" by John T. Faris; 1937
20. "The Prospect for Protestantism"; 1934
21. "Should Modern Apostles Discard the Ancient Creed?" 1932
22. "Thankful for Little; but Thankful Much"; 1924
23. "What a Community Service Church is Doing These Days"
24. "What Should . . .Religious Education Include?" 1933
25. "When a Church is Ready to Serve"
26. pp. 1- 50
27. pp. 51-100
1. pp. 101-150
2. pp. 151-200
3. pp. 201-250
4. pp. 251-300
5. pp. 301-350
6. pp. 351-400
7. pp. 401-450
8. pp. 451-498
9. A Catechism of the Church, 3d edition; 1918
The Government of God (manuscript)
10. 1 of 4
11. 2 of 4
12. 3 of 4
1. 4 of 4
2. "Kingdom of God" references in the New Testament
3. Notes on "Government" Works by Other Authors:
4. 1 of 6
5. 2 of 6
6. 3 of 6
7. 4 of 6
1. 5 of 6
2. 6 of 6 3. Poetry (by Barr)
4. Prayers—Cornerstone laying, Presbyterian Home; 1921
5. Prayers—Invocation at Church of the Covenant; 1901
6. Roman Catholic Church—Notes on Sermons:
9. 1909 (for Gipsy Smith revival meeting)
4. 1942 Speeches
5. American Politicians"; 1893
6. "Aspects of Abortion"; 1912
7. "The Capitalistic Way out of our Economic Debacle"; 1936 [2 copies]
8. "Changes I have Seen in our Camp"; 1940
9. "The Child and the Church" (radio); 1935
10. "The Christmas Tree"; 1925
11. "A Church in the Slums of Chicago"; 1920?
12. "The Gospel of Sin"; 1941
13. "The Greatest in the Government of God"
14. "A Guess about God"; 1917
15. "The Home and its Relationship to Life" (radio); 1935
16. "In What Sort of World do we Live?" (radio); 1936
17. "Lincoln Birth Day Address"; 1928
18. Miscellaneous outlines
19. "A Morning at Olivet Institute" (radio script)
20. "The New Deal in International Affairs"; 1937
21. "Oxford & Edinburgh—Summer, 1937"
22. "Peace Paths vs. War Paths"; 1934
23. "The Politico-Social Ministry of Olivet Institute" (radio); 1935
24. "The Pope’s Toe"; 1936
25. "Remarks on Chicago Housing" (notes only)
26. "The Responsibility of the Pulpit for Public Opinion"
27. "Sharing God’s Out-of-Doors"
28. "The Signs of the Times"; 1942
29. "Social Movements of 1914—Influence on Church"
30. "Stopping Crime at its Source"; 1929
31. "The Trend of Industry"
32. "A United Protestantism"; 1937
33. "Whither from Whence?" 1932
34. "The Word of the Kingdom" Olivet Institute 35. Anniversary booklet (25th); 1913
36. Anniversary celebrations; 1930-1963
37. Biographical sketches
38. Branch Library
39. Brochures; 1919-1926, n.d.
40. Camp—Funding bonds; 1938-1941
41. Camp/Norman B. Barr Camp—Misc.; 1926-1965 (photocopies)
The Case for Olivet; 1928 (Oversize)
43. Color postcard; ca. 1927
44. Cornerstone laying; 1925
1. Correspondence—Presbytery of
Chicago; 1926-1961 (photocopies)
2. Dedications; 1926, 1930
3. Directory; 1941
4. Emily Yale Schools—Brochures; 1907, n.d.
5. Finance and statistics
6. Handbook; 1929 [2 copies]
7. The Items (odd issues)
8. "Little Hell": Report of Investigation; 1932
9. Miscellaneous; 1932-1936, n.d.
11. Photos (cut from 25th anniversary brochure)
12. Prospectus of Memorial Rooms and Windows; 1926
13. Radio advertisement scripts; 1936
14. Studies by Institute of Social and Religious Research; 1926, n.d.
Baptisms, marriages, funerals
17. loose sheets
1. Sermon lists—loose sheets
2. Sermon log; 1896-1937
3. Awards and appreciations; 1917-1940
Awards and appreciations; 1936-1937 (Oversize)
4. Biographical sketches
5. Birthday celebration—Letter from Rev. Wiegand; 1937
6. Christian Voters Conference; 1936
7. Commission on World Friendship; n.d.
8. The Community News, 1917 Mar 1 (photocopy)
9. Debate with David Tullman, "Has Man an Immortal Soul?" 1934
10. Funeral service; 
12. Newspaper clippings; 1917-1937, n.d.
Newspaper sheet—Chicago Sunday Tribune; 1929 Dec 1 (Oversize)
13. Presbyterian Church—Barr’s relation
14. Retirement; 1937
15. Social Service in St. Louis; 1936
16. Photo album; ca. 1900-1915 (See contents list below)
17. Goodman Theatre—When Chicago
Was Young (Olivet Institute Benefit); 1932
18. Olivet Institute Church—article in Chicago Community Bulletin; 1940 Oct
Photographs 1 to 55 are vintage circa 1910-1915. Photographs 56 to 73 are from the 1920s and 1930s. These all concern the work of Olivet Institute. Photographs 74 to 82 are Norman Barr’s personal life, and photos of his work with Olivet. Many descriptions cross-reference photos to the 25th Anniversary Booklet of Olivet. This volume can be found in folder 7:35 of the collection. As most of the photos were unidentified, many identifications have been taken from the captions in this booklet.
1. The Annex (p. 85 in anniversary
2. View from Study Window (p. 25 in anniversary booklet)
3. Larrabee Street Mission (p. 31 in anniversary booklet)
4. Holmes Hall, or Central Church Mission (p. 40 in anniversary booklet)
5. Triangle Hotel, or Olivet Social Institute (p.43 in anniversary booklet)
6. Olivet playground (see also p. 47 in anniversary booklet)
7. Summer Street Meeting (p. 48 in anniversary booklet)
8. Peter Hand Fine Beers; Hall for Rent [photo of building]
9. Unidentified Church building
10. Olivet House—Main Building (see also p. 62 in anniversary booklet)
11. For Governor, John E. W. Wayman, HQ 1414 Clybourn Ave.
12. Monarch Ventilating Company
13. Eli Bates House
14. Unidentified park
15. Phillip Rinn Company Millworks
16. Unidentified building
17. Lumberyard/trash heap
18. Unidentified group of adults with American flags
19. Unidentified group of adults with garden produce
20. Olivet shop class (?)
21. Playground group
22. Olivet boys’ class
23. Interior shots at Olivet (?), 2 views
24. Children’s class (?)
25. Olivet baseball team, 1907 (p. 57 in anniversary booklet)
26. Olivet baseball teams, 5 views
27. Unidentified woman and child
28. Unidentified child
29. Unidentified group of children
30. Unidentified group of children and Chicago street (2 copies)
31. Four men, unidentified
32. Congregation at 20th anniversary, 1910 (p. 81 in anniversary booklet)
33. Dressmaking class (p. 93 in anniversary booklet) Schoolchildrens’ morning devotions (p. 94) These two pasted back-to -back
34. Thanksgiving baskets (p. 92 in anniversary booklet)
35. Noon-hour factory meeting (p. 91 in anniversary booklet)
36. Confirmation class (p. 73 in anniversary booklet) The story hour (p. 19) These two pasted back-to-back
37. Women’s Missionary Society (p. 60 in anniversary booklet)
38. Neighborhood House Meeting (p. 59 in anniversary booklet)
39. Phi Alpha Pi Fraternity (p. 56 in anniversary booklet)
40. Olivet House table (Barr at far left, p. 90 in anniversary booklet)
41. Knitting class
42. Unidentified adult groups, 4 different photos
43. Unidentified children groups in Olivet sanctuary, 2 different photos
44. Cooking class
45. Neighborhood of Olivet Institute (?)
46. Photos of Olivet publicity/instructional posters:
b. "Where Are the Young Men?"
c. "Churches and Theatres"
d. "Day Schools and Sunday Schools"
e. "The Church and the Saloon"
g. "Neighborhood map
47. Chicago street scene: boys fighting, theatre marquee advertising "Ten Nights in a Barroom"
48. S. Lieberman Family Liquor Store, and an Unidentified boys group (pasted on same sheet)
49. Olivet Residents’ Party, 1914. 5 snapshots on one sheet
50. Rev. and Mrs. Barr, 1914; Residents; Camp, 1914; Sunday School Parade (Rev. & Mrs. Barr). Pasted on same sheet
51. Olivet Medical Association Dispensary (p. 45 in anniversary booklet)
52. Olivet Camp—Lake Geneva
53. Unidentified group of children and adult women
54. Shore Path through Olivet Camp (postcard)
55. Olivet Camp—Lake Geneva (5 different views)
56. Olivet Camp—Lake Geneva, 1925
57. Olivet Camp—Lake Geneva, 1928
58. Olivet Camp—Lake Geneva, 1934
59. Olivet Camp—Lake Geneva, n.d. (4 different views)
60. Unidentified groups of children (4 different photos)
61. Vedder Street classes, 1925 (2 different photos)
62. Olivet Institute, 1928 (frontispiece from "The Case for Olivet")
63. Olivet Day Care children, 1928 (p.  from "The Case for Olivet")
64. Branch Public Library at Olivet, 1928 (p.  from "The Case")
65. Violin lessons at Olivet, 1928 (p.  in "The Case for Olivet")
66. Afternoon art class, 1928 (p.  in "The Case for Olivet")
67. The Doll Club, or supervised play group, 1928 (p.  in "The Case")
68. Woman’s Bible Class, 1936
69. Confirmation class, ca. 1923 (2 copies)
70. Confirmation class, ca. 1927
71. Confirmation class, ca. 1930
72. Norman Barr with four children (2 poses)
73. Sanctuary of Olivet Church, 1927
74. Laughlin family home, Palatine, IL, 1933 (2 copies)
75. Laughlin family home, Palatine, IL, 1933 (2 copies)
76. Norman Barr boyhood home, Palatine, IL, 1933 (2 copies)
77. Norman Barr boyhood school, Palatine, IL, 1933 (2copies)
78. Grandfather Barr’s barn, Palatine, IL, 1933 (2 copies)
79. Norman and Sarah Holbrook Humphrey Barry, ca. 1938
80. Robert D. Scott (b. 1846), 1933
81. Walter H. Moore, signed photograph, ca. 1926
82. Norman Burton Barr
BARR PHOTO ALBUM, CIRCA 1910
This photo album is in folder 9:16. It contains many duplicates of the loose photos filed separately and listed above. It is unpaginated, and the page number given below are supplied.1. Olivet Athletic Association (see also p. 34 in 25th Anniversary booklet)
2. Interior view of a study
3. Olivet Memorial Church building
4. Olivet House (see also photo #10)
5. Gymnasium, Olivet Institute
7. Unidentified child picking nose
8. Four unidentified children
9. Group of unidentified children, winter
10. Group of unidentified children
12. Brochure clipping, "The Map of Our District," mutilated
13. Unidentified group of children
14. Lumber yard/junk yard (photo #17)
15. View from study window (photo #2)
16. Children in Chicago street (photo #30)
17. Olivet shop class [?] (photo #20)
18. Tents at Olivet Camp
19. Swimming pier at lake, Olivet Camp
20. Group of children, posed on Olivet play ground (photo #6)
21. Playground scene (p. 47 in anniversary booklet)
22. Playground scene (different from above item)
23. Two photos: Street scene; Row of houses photographed from vacant lot
24. Two photos: Backyards of slums, photographed from upper window; Storefronts and houses photographed from vacant lot