|Size:||0.5 linear feet, 10 photographs, 2 oversize folders|
|Repository:||Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605|
|Provenance:||From 1931 until 1985, the records of the EHA were kept at the Hiram Kelly Branch Library; located at 6151 S. Normal Boulevard. In 1978, the Special Collections Division of the Chicago Public Library surveyed historical collections extant in the Library's branch system. In February 1985, the Papers of the Englewood Historical Association were removed from the Hiram Kelly Branch Library and placed in the Special Collections Division's office for processing.|
|Citation:||When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Englewood Historical Association Records [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.|
In 1931 a group of Englewood residents interested in the history of their neighborhood joined together with the staff of the Hiram Kelly Branch to form an organization, "to gather and preserve historical material of the Englewood district of Chicago... ," and "to extend its support for the betterment of the community." By 1941, the organization had incorporated and was known as the Englewood Historical Association (EHA).
The EHA actively collected manuscript materials, newspapers and photographs documenting their neighborhood's rich historical tradition. From its beginning, the EHA and the Hiram Kelly Branch Library of the Chicago Public Library maintained a close relationship. The EHA held its meetings, stored its materials and received technical advice at the Hiram Kelly Branch. In return, the Kelly Branch received title and possession of this unique collection.
Student participation was an important component of the EHA's sponsored activities. Students from Beale School and Wentworth School participated in the EHA's junior historical organizations. Moreover, the EHA sponsored the writing of historical essays and sketches about the Englewood neighborhood.
Scope and Content
SERIES 1: ADMINISTRATIVE PAPERS, 1937 - 1950
This series contains agenda, certificate of incorporation, minutes of meetings and a directory. The papers in this series are arranged alphabetically.
SERIES 2: CORRESPONDENCE, 1931 - 1953
This series contains correspondence describing the development and activities of the EHA. The correspondence in this series is arranged chronologically.
SERIES 3: ENGLEWOOD JUNIOR HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, 1941 - 1950
This series contains membership lists, constitution and by-laws, reports and historical sketches from both the Beale Chapter and Wentworth Chapter of the Englewood Junior Historical Association. The papers in this series are arranged alphabetically.
SERIES 4: FORMS, undated
This small series contains a sample of EHA forms. Forms included are stationery and membership cards.
SERIES 5: NEWS CLIPPINGS, 1951
In 1951, the EHA sponsored a reunion for students from Englewood and Parker High School. This series documents some of the activities surrounding this event.
SERIES 6: PRINTED MATERIALS, undated
This small series contains ephemeral brochures, fliers and pamphlets describing EHA activities and programs.
Photographs are listed at the end of the Container List.
|Oversize-EHA||Exhibit Poster. Includes the following items pasted on:
|Oversize-EHA 1.2:||Promotion poster: "Englewood Historical Association... Are You a Member?" undated|
Series 1: Administrative Papers
|Box 1||Folder 1||Agenda & minutes of meetings, circa 1950|
|Box 1||Folder 2||Constitution & By-laws, circa 1941|
|Box 1||Folder 3||Certificates of Incorporation & Membership, Dec. 1941|
|Box 1||Folder 4||Directory, “Charter Members of the Englewood Historical Association, 1937|
Series 2: Correspondence
|Box 1||Folder 5-6||Correspondence, 1931-1937; 1940-1953|
Series 3: Englewood Junior Historical Association
|Box 1||Folder 7||Agenda, 1941-42; constitution and by-laws, 1942; listing of Officers, 1942. [Portrait and Family Photographs: Tepper, Elmer]; reports, 1942, 1950.|
|Box 1||Folder 8||Historical essays and sketches, undated|
|Box 1||Folder 9||Minutes, Beale School Chapter, 1942.|
|Box 1||Folder 10||Minutes, D.S. Wentworth Chapter, 1942.|
Series 4: Forms
|Box 1||Folder 11||Forms, undated|
Series 5: News clippings
|Box 1||Folder 12||News clippings, reunion, 1951|
Series 6: Printed Materials
|Box 1||Folder 13||Brochures, undated; flyers, undated; pamphlets, undated; posters, undated [See also: NHRC-OC]|
|Box 1||Folder 14||Second Annual Dinner, program; 1938 Dec 6.|
Series 7: Miscellaneous
|Box 1||Folder 15||Guest Book, Early Settlers’ meetings; 1937-1939, undated (also contains Kelly Branch Library guest book; 1913-1917, 1931)|
|Photograph 1.1||Englewood Historical Association, exhibit case, circa 1930|
|Photograph 1.2||Englewood Historical Association, meeting, speakers’ table, 1937|
|Photograph 1.3||Englewood Historical Association, exhibit, 1940|
|Photograph 1.4a - Glass Plate Slide||Englewood Historical Association, exhibit at Wieboldt’s Store, 1932|
|Photograph 1.4b - Glass Plate Slide||Englewood Historical Association, exhibit at Wieboldt’s Store, 1932|
|Photograph 1.4c||Englewood Historical Association, exhibit at Wieboldt’s Store, 1932|
|Photograph 1.5||Englewood Junior Historical Association, 1941|
|Photograph 1.6||Englewood Junior Historical Association, circa 1941|
|Photograph 1.7||Englewood Junior Historical Association, circa 1940|
Portrait and Family Photographs
|Photograph 1.8||Tepper, Elmer, circa 1940|