Englewood High School Records

 Dates: 1876-1959
Size: 3.5 linear feet
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_EHS
Provenance: This collection came into existence in 1927 when the Englewood Historical Association began its project to collect historical materials telling the story of Englewood's development. The records were housed at the Chicago Public Library's Hiram Kelly Branch Library, located at 6151 S. Normal Boulevard. In 1985, working under the auspices of a Dr. Scholl Foundation grant, the Chicago Public Library's Special Collections Division took custody of the records and processed them. The documents pertaining to Englewood High School were formed into the papers of Englewood High School (EHS). Photographs from the EHS are available in the Neighborhood History Research Collection's Audio-visual Collection (NHRC-AV). Box 7, Folders 7-10 form a supplement to the original collection and consist of donations by Englewood High School graduate (1922) Alice Jacoby, later Mrs. Harnish. Box 7, Folders 12-14 are additional donations. Additional supplements have been transferred and donated from a variety of sources.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Englewood High School Records [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.

Historical Note

In 1859, in an austere two story frame house, Englewood's first school opened for students. Records documenting Englewood High School's development can be found in this collection's four series. The extensive photographs from Englewood High School and this collection's historical sketches are perhaps the most significant items in this collection. This collection also contains an almost complete run of Englewood High School yearbooks from 1915 to 1959.

The records of Englewood High School reveal the school and its administrators to have been innovators in the field of public education. Several pedagogic innovations were reputed to have been originated at Englewood High School by its long time principal, James E. Armstrong.

Scope and Content

Series 1: Historical Essays & Sketches, 1935.

This small but significant series contains a history of Englewood High School from 1874 to 1955.

Series 2: Printed Material, 1876 - 1936.

This small series contains programs for school events. It is arranged chronologically.

Series 3: Publications, 1893 - 1959.

This large series contains editions form several of Englewood High School's better known publications. The origins and various permutations of these publications are documented in this series.

Series 4: Students, 1893 - 1930.

This series contains list of graduates and class notebooks on the subjects of music and biology.

Series 5: Photographs, Schools

Photographs primarily depict class photos and athletic teams.

Container List

Series 1: Historical Essays & Sketches

Box 1 Folder 1 History of Englewood High School, 1874-1935, 1935

Series 2: Printed Materials

Box 1 Folder 2 Programs, 1876-1936
Box 3 Folder 8 Commencement programs & announcements (5 pcs), 1921-22, 1927
Box 3 Folder 9 Drama programs & clippings (10 pcs); 1918-1922.
Box 3 Folder 10 Junior Promenade program, "Country Fair" directory, Program card, 1921
Box 3 Folder 11 "Our Englewood"-Sheet music: words by J. E. Armstrong, music by R. B. Hall, arr. By J. W. Kent, after 1915.

Series 3: Publications

Box 1 Folder 3 Englewood High School Journal, I, 1- III, 2, 1893 - 1897.
Box 7 Folder 15 Englewood Yell Book, compiled by Cheerleaders Club, 1947
Box 1 Folder 4 Yearbook, The E, 1915
Box 7 Folder 12 Yearbook, The E, 1919 February
Box 7 Folder 13 Yearbook, The E, 1919 June
Box 1 Folder 5 Yearbook, The E, 1920
Box 1 Folder 6 Yearbook, The E, June 1920
Box 1 Folder 7 Yearbook, The E, June 1921
Box 1 Folder 8 Yearbook, The E, Sept. 1921
Box 7 Folder 7 The E (Yearbook), June 1922
Box 1 Folder 9 Yearbooks, The E, June 1923
Box 7 Folder 14 Yearbook, The Evening Light, 1929 June
Box 1 Folder 10 Yearbook, The Evening Light, 1932.
Box 1 Folder 11 Yearbook, Purple & White, I, 1; I, 2, Oct. 1898, Nov. 1898.
Box 2 Folder 1 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1910
Box 2 Folder 2 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1924
Box 2 Folder 3 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1926
Box 2 Folder 4 Yearbook, Purple & White, III, 4, 1927
Box 2 Folder 5 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1928
Box 3 Folder 1 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1929
Box 3 Folder 2 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1930
Box 3 Folder 3 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1930
Box 3 Folder 4 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1931
Box 3 Folder 5 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1932
Box 3 Folder 6 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1933
Box 4 Folder 1 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1936
Box 4 Folder 2 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1936
Box 4 Folder 3 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1937
Box 4 Folder 4 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1937
Box 4 Folder 5 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1938
Box 4 Folder 6 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1938
Box 4 Folder 7 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1939
Box 4 Folder 8 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1939
Box 4 Folder 9 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1940
Box 4 Folder 10 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1941 January
Box 5 Folder 1 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1941 June
Box 5 Folder 2 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1942 June
Box 5 Folder 3 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1943 January
Box 5 Folder 4 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1944
Box 5 Folder 5 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1946
Box 5 Folder 6 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1947
Box 5 Folder 7 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1948
Box 5 Folder 8 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1949
Box 6 Folder 1 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1951
Box 6 Folder 2 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1955
Box 6 Folder 3 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1957
Box 6 Folder 4 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1958
Box 6 Folder 5 Yearbook, Purple & White, 1959

Series 4: Students

Box 6 Folder 6 Laboratory notebook, circa 1897 - 1898.
Box 7 Folder 1 Laboratory notebooks: 1897 - 1898.
Box 7 Folder 2 Laboratory notebooks: 1898 - 1899.
Box 7 Folder 3 Laboratory notebooks: Biology, 1893.
Box 7 Folder 4 Laboratory notebooks: Music, 1898 - 1899.
Box 7 Folder 5 List of graduates, 1874 - 1911.
Box 7 Folder 6 List of graduates, 1922 - 1930.

Series 5: Photographs, Schools

Photograph 1.1a-o Englewood High School, photo album, 1892 (incl. baseball team)
Photograph 1.2a-c Englewood High School-Basketball Team, 1905-6
Photograph 1.3-4 Englewood High School-Bridge of Sighs, 1903; Greek play cast
Photograph 1.5a Englewood High School-Class Picture, 1892
Photograph 1.5b Englewood High School-Class Picture, 1892*
Photograph 1.6a Englewood High School-Class Picture, 1892
Photograph 1.6b Englewood High School-Class Picture, 1892
Photograph 1.6c Englewood High School-Class Picture, 1892*
Photograph 1.7 Englewood High School-Class Picture, 1892
Photograph 1.8 Englewood High School-Class Picture, 1892
Photograph 1.9a Englewood High School-Class Picture, 1892
Photograph 1.9b Englewood High School-Class Picture, 1892*
Photograph 1.10 Englewood High School-Class Picture, 1897
Photograph 1.11 Englewood High School-Class Picture, 1910
Photograph 1.12-13 Englewood High School - Exterior, undated; 1895
Photograph 1.14-16 Englewood High School - Football Team, 1895, undated
Photograph 1.17 Englewood High School - Football Team, 1893
Photograph 1.18 Englewood High School - Football Team, 1894-5
Photograph 1.19 Englewood High School - Football Team, 1894
Photograph 1.20a-b Englewood High School - Football Team, 1894
Photograph 1.21 Englewood High School - Football Team, 1897
Photograph 1.22a-b Englewood High School - Football Team, 1904
Photograph 1.23 Englewood High School - Football Team, 1907
Photograph 1.24a-b Englewood High School - Football Team, 1908
Photograph 1.25-27 Englewood High School - Football Team, 1909
Photograph 1.28 Englewood High School - Football Team, 1909
Photograph 1.29 Englewood High School - Football Team, 1910
Photograph 1.30 Englewood High School - Football Team, 1911
Photograph 1.31-32 Englewood High School - Football Team, 1913; 1914
Photograph 1.33a-b Englewood High School - Football Team, 1915
Photograph 1.34 Englewood High School - Football Team, 1916
Photograph 1.35 Englewood High School - Picnic, 1890s
Photograph 1.36 Englewood High School - Indoor Baseball Team, circa 1895-1905

See catalog cards in the Photo Catalog for fuller descriptions of these images. Many of these photos are oversize material.

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