Juvenile Welfare Association Records

Dates: 1924-1980
Size: 9 linear feet, 7 photographs
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_JWA
Provenance: The papers in this collection were donated to the Special Collections Department of Chicago Public Library in October 1990.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Juvenile Welfare Association Records [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.
Processed by: Galen R. Wilson, February 1993.

Historical Note

The Juvenile Welfare Association was founded in 1921 by Bertha G. Lyons, who remained its director for over half a century. It was incorporated in 1923 as a non-profit agency through the efforts of Victor Arnold, a judge of Chicago's Juvenile Court. The Association maintained that its mission was educational, not charitable. It sought to provide to orphans, homeless children or wards of the state free classes in self-development: music, dancing, dramatics, deportment, manners, speech, etiquette and social skills important in making a person successful. These classes were generally offered through institutions where the children were gathered, including the Chicago Home for the Friendless, the Morgan Park Home for Dependent Children, Marcy Center, St. Hedwig's Orphanage, Union Avenue Parish House and DePaul Settlement. The Association maintained an independent and non-sectarian status, offering its services to Protestant, Catholic and Jewish organizations. Financial support came from private donations of members.

The Association was investigated and audited by the Public Welfare Department of Illinois in 1922 and 1930, and periodically since then, and was always found to be accomplishing its stated purposes satisfactorily. The Association maintained offices at 77W. Washington Street, Chicago, for many years and more recently moved to a suite at 220 S. State Street, where it was located when the records in this collection were given to Chicago Public Library in 1990.

Bertha G. Lyons

Bertha Gloria Lyons was born February 20, 1896, in New York City. At the age of two and a half, she was taken from the New York Foundling Hospital and placed in the home of William and Alice Lyons McCartney. The McCartneys later had six children of their own; Bertha was their only foster child. During her childhood, the McCartneys moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where William owned a wholesale candy and paper warehouse.

At the age of seventeen, Miss Lyons enrolled in the Waterloo [Iowa] Conservatory of Music, from which she graduated in 1914 with a certificate in Theory in Dramatic Art. She then attended Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls, Iowa, where she took courses in educational theory and teacher education. After leaving Cedar Falls, she returned to Waterloo where she performed in local theatrical productions, gave private drama lessons, and edited a small entertainment newspaper, Amusement News. She also worked as a sales manager for an advertising firm in Waterloo, but left it to study with actor and director Elias Day. Later, during her study with actor Donald Robertson, she began to compile and develop a repertoire focusing on monologue and stage gesture technique.

In the late 1910s, Miss Lyons traveled with the Western Lyceum Bureau as a performer doing monologues and behind the scenes as a booking agent in Indiana, Michigan and Iowa. In 1919, at age 23, Lyons settled in Chicago and opened a studio to teach elocution, drama, and social and business deportment to both adults and children. Two years later, she founded the Juvenile Welfare Association and extended the services of her studio to children in custodial care. To support the work of the Association, she founded a magazine, The Children's Educator, in 1924. Its lifespan was short (only nine issues were produced in three years), but it earned its publisher a "Citizenship of the Year" award. When the Juvenile Welfare Association was incorporated in 1923, Lyons closed her studio and committed herself full-time to the Association.

Bertha Lyons retired from the Juvenile Welfare Association in the 1970s. She died in 1982.

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence with several Chicago institutions for orphaned or otherwise needy children and the materials that comprise the Juvenile Welfare Association’s educational activities such as lessons, sheet music, recitations, or dramatic exercises including several produced by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the later 1930s. The bulk dates range from 1924-1950.

Arrangement/Series Description

This collection is arranged in four series: Records of the Juvenile Welfare Association, files relating to Bertha Lyons' Self-Development Course, Self-Development Course Recitations, and Bertha Lyons Personal Papers. The collection also includes seven photographs, listed at the end of the Container List.

Series 1. Records of the Juvenile Welfare Association (folders 1:1 to 5:11)

The records of the Juvenile Welfare Association are arranged in alphabetical order. The major components of this series are correspondence with a wide variety of Chicago charitable organizations, records of the JWA's fundraising activities and programs from performances at various institutions under JWA auspices. Also included are twenty-four radio scripts used in the Works Progress Administration Adult Education Program, 1938-39 (4:12 to 5:11). Their relation to the JWA is unclear. The WPA "Those Adventurous Years" series was designed "to break down prejudices against adult education" by looking at the lives of those who achieved great learning after they became adults.

Copies of all nine issues of The Children's Educator are in this collection (1:3 to 1:12). While the magazine purports to be a monthly publication, and each masthead states a copyright date of 1924, the later issues bear advertisements with dates of 1925, 1926 and 1927. The Container List indicates other dates where possible; otherwise the date of 1924 is used.

Series 2. Bertha G. Lyons' Self-Development Course (folders 5:12 to 10:12)

This series contains the lessons offered by the Juvenile Welfare Association. The entire package was referred as the "Self-Development Course," and the curriculum outline is in folder 5:12. The lessons themselves are arranged in alphabetical order, folders 5:22 to 7:59. Appearing here as lesson titles is an almost exhaustive catalog of positive personality traits (e.g. accuracy, carefulness, cheerfulness, punctuality and reliability); difficulties to be surmounted (e.g. arguing, doubt, fear, pessimism); and information every educated person should know (best-known operas, 100 best books, etc.). A major component of the Self-Development Course appears to have been "Charm"—ten lessons entitled "Charm" another three-part series on "Charm" and seven lessons on "How to Talk with Charm." A number of the self-development lessons were grouped together by Miss Lyons under the heading "Lessons on Character." This heading has not been maintained in the cataloging as nearly all the lessons seem to refer to some aspect of character and it was unclear what Lyons' criteria were for separating some lessons by this distinction. All lessons are therefore interfiled.

Following the lessons themselves are materials apparently used by Lyons in constructing these lessons (folders 8:1 to 10:12). Included are play scripts, short stories, twenty-five pieces of popular sheet music and curricula from purveyors of self-help systems. Alma Archer's course, "The Secrets of Smartness" (folders 8:1-9), may be the basis for Bertha Lyons' course on "Chic." Lessons 3 and 4 of the Margery Wilson Institute's curriculum reappear very little modified in Lyons' Self-Development lessons.

Series 3. Self Development Course—Recitations (folders 10:13 to 18:12)

Bertha Lyons began her career as a monologist with the Western Lyceum Bureau. She never lost sight of the relationship between speaking well and being successful in life. Part of the Self-Development Course was learning how to speak, and the best way to learn anything is by practice. The recitations include not only large collections of "Children's," "Dramatic" and "Humorous" readings, but also a host of ethnic dialects and readings regarding specific holidays. They are arranged alphabetically by topic. They are useful not only as a study in the art of recitation: the subject matter itself is interesting as a reflection of social values in the first third of the twentieth century.

Series 4. Personal Papers of Bertha G. Lyons

This series consists of one piece: Bertha Lyons' diploma from the Ross Conservatory of Music at Waterloo, Iowa.

Separation Record:

One book was received with the papers of the Juvenile Welfare Association. It is The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Cambridge Edition). Boston: Houghton Mifflin; [1908?]. This volume was awarded Bertha G. Lyons for "First Honors in Recitation" at an oral interpretation contest in Grand Rapids, Michigan about 1912. It has been cataloged for the Special Collections book collection, call number: PS2251 .238 1908.

Container List

Series 1: Records of the Juvenile Welfare Association

Box 1 Folder 1 Blank stationery
Box 1 Folder 2 Chicago Laboratory Theatre ‒ brochure, 1920s
Box 1 Folder 3 Children’s Educator [v.1, n.1], 1924
Box 1 Folder 4 Children’s Educator [v.1, n.2), 1924
Box 1 Folder 5 Children’s Educator [v.1, n.3), 1924
Box 1 Folder 6 Children’s Educator [v.1, n.4), 1924
Box 1 Folder 7 Children’s Educator [v.1, n.5), [1925]
Box 1 Folder 8 Children’s Educator [v.1, n.6), [1926]
Box 1 Folder 9 Children’s Educator [v.1, n.7), [1927]
Box 1 Folder 10 Children’s Educator [v.1, n.8), [1927]
Box 1 Folder 11 Children’s Educator [v.1, n.9), [1927?]
Box 1 Folder 12 Children’s Educator, manuscripts
Box 1 Folder 13 Christmas cards, 1974, 1980
Box 1 Folder 14 Clayton F. Summy Company, catalog of readings with music and melodrama, circa 1918
Box 1 Folder 15 Correspondence, Ada S. McKinley Community House, 1956
Box 1 Folder 16 Correspondence, Angel Guardian Orphanage, 1971
Box 1 Folder 17 Correspondence, Beacon Neighborhood House, 1954-1958
Box 1 Folder 18 Correspondence, Benton House, 1951
Box 1 Folder 19 Correspondence, Berger, Ernest M., 1941
Box 1 Folder 20 Correspondence, Bohemian Old Peoples’ Home and Orphan Asylum, 1935-142, undated
Box 1 Folder 21 Correspondence, Catholic Social Center, 1932-1944
Box 1 Folder 22 Correspondence, Central Charity Bureau (Catholic), 1925-1926
Box 1 Folder 23 Correspondence, Chase House, 1946-1948
Box 1 Folder 24 Correspondence, Chicago Boys Clubs, 1958-1978
Box 1 Folder 25 Correspondence, Chicago Home for the Friendless, 1924
Box 1 Folder 26 Correspondence, Chicago Orphan Asylum, 1924
Box 1 Folder 27 Correspondence, Chicago Printing Ink Manufacturers Association, 1974
Box 1 Folder 28 Correspondence, Daggett Studio Publications, 1929
Box 1 Folder 29 Correspondence, DePaul Settlement and Day Nursery, 1942-1949
Box 1 Folder 30 Correspondence, DePaul Settlement House, 1963-1971
Box 1 Folder 30a Correspondence, DuSable Community Center
Box 1 Folder 31 Correspondence, Erie Neighborhood House, 1965-1967
Box 1 Folder 32 Correspondence, Excerpts in praise of the Juvenile Welfare Association
Box 1 Folder 33 Correspondence, Firman House, 1956-1965
Box 1 Folder 34 Correspondence, Fourth Presbyterian Church, 1956
Box 1 Folder 35 Correspondence, Henry Booth House, 1963
Box 1 Folder 36 Correspondence, Hoover, Herbert (form letter), 1948
Box 1 Folder 37 Correspondence, House of the Good Shepherd, 1953
Box 1 Folder 38 Correspondence, Illinois Protestant Children’s Home, 1930-1956, 1961
Box 1 Folder 39 Correspondence, Interracial Organization for the Destruction of Race Hatred, 1946
Box 1 Folder 40 Correspondence, Juvenile Welfare Association (outgoing)
Box 1 Folder 41 Correspondence, Keller, Helen, 1960
Box 1 Folder 42 Correspondence, Laird Community House, 1952-1955
Box 1 Folder 43 Correspondence, Marcy Center, 1948-1951
Box 1 Folder 44 Correspondence, Marks Nathan Jewish Orphans Home, 1924-1947
Box 1 Folder 45 Correspondence, Marillac House, 1964-1980
Box 1 Folder 46 Correspondence, Marillac Seminary, 1936
Box 1 Folder 47 Correspondence, Miscellaneous
Box 1 Folder 48 Correspondence, Mission of Our Lady of Mercy, 1924-1926
Box 2 Folder 1 Correspondence, Parkway Community House, 1951-1963
Box 2 Folder 2 Correspondence, Protestant Child Haven Association, 1933-1936; 1957-1959
Box 2 Folder 3 Correspondence, Protestant Children’s Aid, 1929-1931
Box 2 Folder 4 Correspondence, St. Chrysostom’s Church, 1944-1958
Box 2 Folder 5 Correspondence, St. Elizabeth High School, 1949-1956
Box 2 Folder 6 Correspondence, St. Hedwig Industrial School, 1948
Box 2 Folder 7 Correspondence, St. Michael Grade School, 1956-1958
Box 2 Folder 8 Correspondence, St. Patrick High School, 1930-1970
Box 2 Folder 9 Correspondence, St. Vincent’s Infant Hospital, 1967-1969
Box 2 Folder 10 Correspondence, Sisters of Divine Charity, 1924-1926
Box 2 Folder 11 Correspondence, South Chicago Neighborhood House, 1956-69
Box 2 Folder 12 Correspondence, Southside Community Committee, 1956
Box 2 Folder 13 Correspondence, Uhlich Orphan Home (Uhlich Evangelical Lutheran Orphan Asylum), 1925-1944
Box 2 Folder 14 Correspondence, unidentified
Box 2 Folder 15 Correspondence, Union Avenue Parish House, 1948
Box 2 Folder 16 Correspondence, United States Treasury Department, 1933
Box 2 Folder 17 Extracts from Musical Monologues, Lyon & Healy booklet, circa 1910
Box 2 Folder 18 Financial papers, miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 19 Fundraising, correspondence, 1929-1930
Box 2 Folder 20 Fundraising, correspondence, 1931
Box 2 Folder 21 Fundraising, correspondence, 1932
Box 2 Folder 22 Fundraising, correspondence, 1933
Box 2 Folder 23 Fundraising, correspondence, 1934
Box 2 Folder 24 Fundraising, correspondence, 1935
Box 2 Folder 25 Fundraising, correspondence, 1936-1939
Box 2 Folder 26 Fundraising, correspondence, 1940-1944
Box 2 Folder 27 Fundraising, correspondence, 1947
Box 2 Folder 28 Fundraising, correspondence, 1949
Box 2 Folder 29 Fundraising, correspondence, 1950-1959; 1962
Box 2 Folder 30 Fundraising, correspondence, outgoing, 1929; 1940-1950
Box 2 Folder 31 Fundraising, correspondence, outgoing, 1951-1953; 1960
Box 2 Folder 32 Fundraising, detail work
Box 2 Folder 33 Fundraising, form letters
Box 2 Folder 34 Fundraising, running accounts of select donors
Box 2 Folder 35 Fundraising, telephone solicitation scripts
Box 3 Folder 1 George, Anna E. (Composer, piano teacher), stationery and recital programs, [1929-1931]
Box 3 Folder 2 Grace Hickox Studios, summer course brochure, 1920s
Box 3 Folder 3 Graphics, original artwork
Box 3 Folder 4 History and purpose of Juvenile Welfare Association
Box 3 Folder 5 Ideas for talks
Box 3 Folder 6 Juvenile Welfare Association Junior Member, information sheets
Box 3 Folder 7 Knowles, Almon B., “Some thoughts on the use of radio in the classroom,” 1939
Box 3 Folder 8 L’ Hiver, Eleanore, publicity brochure, [1920s]
Box 3 Folder 9 Marks Nathan Jewish Home,annual reports; 1923, 1925, 1929
Box 3 Folder 10 Marks Nathan Jewish Home, dance program (conducted by JWA), 1933 May
Box 3 Folder 11 Marks Nathan Jewish Home, Marks Nathan Times, 1937 Sept
Box 3 Folder 12 Marks Nathan Jewish Home, Testimonial Dinner for President Charles T. Herron, 1938 Oct 2
Box 3 Folder 13 Miscellaneous notes
Box 3 Folder 14 Miscellaneous printed and typed materials
Box 3 Folder 15 O’Sullivan, Frank Dalton, “How to make sales by telephone”
Box 3 Folder 16 Other charities
Box 3 Folder 17 Performance programs, DePaul Settlement Players; 1944-48
Box 3 Folder 18 Performance programs, Kinsolving Musical Mornings (Blackstone Hotel), 1922-1923
Box 3 Folder 19 Performance programs, Marcy Center, 1948
Box 3 Folder 20 Performance programs, Marion Vincent’s School of Dancing, undated
Box 3 Folder 21 Performance programs, Mildred Schooler students’ musicale; 1924, 1926
Box 3 Folder 22 Performance programs, Morgan Park Home [orphanage?], undated
Box 3 Folder 23 Performance programs, Ruth Draper (Harris Theatre), undated
Box 3 Folder 24 Performance programs, St. Elizabeth High School, 1950
Box 3 Folder 25 Performance programs, St. Jadwiga’s Orphanage, 1948
Box 3 Folder 26 Performance programs, St. Patrick Girls’ High School/St. Patrick Academy, 1930-1942
Box 3 Folder 27 Performance programs, St. Patrick Girls’ High School/St. Patrick Academy, 1943-1946
Box 3 Folder 28 Performance programs, St. Patrick Girls’ High School/St. Patrick Academy, 1947-1950
Box 3 Folder 29 Performance programs, St. Patrick Girls’ High School/St. Patrick Academy, 1951-1953
Box 4 Folder 1 Performance programs, St. Patrick Girls’ High School/St. Patrick Academy, 1954-1957
Box 4 Folder 2 Performance programs, St. Patrick Girls’ High School/St. Patrick Academy, 1959-1962
Box 4 Folder 3 Performance programs, St. Patrick Girls’ High School/St. Patrick Academy, 1963, 1965-1968, undated
Box 4 Folder 4 Performance programs, The Theatre Club, undated (5 programs)
Box 4 Folder 5 Report to Better Business Bureau, 1945 January
Box 4 Folder 6 Royden, Maude, flyer, Orchestra Hall address, circa 1920
Box 4 Folder 7 Saffir, Milton A. (b. 1910), resume, circa 1943
Box 4 Folder 8 Supplies, correspondence, lists, ordering, 1941-1945
Box 4 Folder 9 Thanksgiving letter, undated
Box 4 Folder 10 Twenty-fifth anniversary, card, 1948
Box 4 Folder 11 Uhlich Orphan Home, programs and publicity, 1933-1935; undated
Box 4 Folder 12 WPA Adult Education Program, “Across the River” Series, Script #1:“1832 ‒ The Ferry,” 22 March 1939
Box 4 Folder 13 WPA Adult Education Program, “Across the River” Series, Script #2: “1833 ‒ Sauganash Tavern,” 29 March 1939
Box 4 Folder 14 WPA Adult Education Program, “Across the River” Series, Script #3:“1849 ‒ The Desplaines Flood,” 5 April 1939
Box 4 Folder 15 WPA Adult Education Program, “Across the River” Series, Script #4: The Rush Street Bridge,” 12 April 1939
Box 4 Folder 16 WPA Adult Education Program, “Better Americans” Series, Script #1: “A Business Letter,” 12 January 1939
Box 4 Folder 17 WPA Adult Education Program, “Better Americans” Series, Script #4: “Pa Drives a Car,” 9 February 1939
Box 4 Folder 18 WPA Adult Education Program, “It Pays to Learn” Series, Script #1: “Steve Kowalsky,” undated
Box 4 Folder 19 WPA Adult Education Program, “It Pays to Learn” Series, Script #2:“Eddie Gordon,” 13 December 1938
Box 4 Folder 20 WPA Adult Education Program, “It Pays to Learn” Series, Script #4 [#3]: “Lawrence Grey,” 12 December circa 1938
Box 4 Folder 21 WPA Adult Education Program, “It Pays to Learn” Series, Script #4: “Sir Fowler,” 1939 January 3
Box 4 Folder 22 WPA Adult Education Program, “It Pays to Learn” Series, Script #5: “George Novak and his Chicago Madonna,” 3 January 1939
Box 4 Folder 23 WPA Adult Education Program, “It Pays to Learn” Series, Script #6: “Saved by a Handkerchief,” 10 January 1939
Box 4 Folder 24 WPA Adult Education Program, “It Pays to Learn” Series, Script #7: “Abroad at Home,” 17 January 1939
Box 5 Folder 1 WPA Adult Education Program, “It Pays to Learn” Series, Script #14: “Margery’s Room,” 8 March 1939
Box 5 Folder 2 WPA Adult Education Program, “It Pays to Learn” Series, Script #18: “Decorating by the Secretary Inc.,” 1939 April 5
Box 5 Folder 3 WPA Adult Education Program, “It Pays to Learn” Series, Script #19: “Art for Paul’s Sake,” 12 April 1939
Box 5 Folder 4 WPA Adult Education Program, “Those Adventurous Year” Series, Script #1: [Colonel John Stevens], undated
Box 5 Folder 5 WPA Adult Education Program, “Those Adventurous Year” Series, Script #3: “Minna Moscherosch Schmidt,” 21 February 1939
Box 5 Folder 6 WPA Adult Education Program, “Those Adventurous Year” Series, Script #7: “Edmund Cartwright,” 21 March 1939
Box 5 Folder 7 WPA Adult Education Program, “Those Adventurous Year” Series, Script #8: “Mary Schroeder,” 28 March 1939
Box 5 Folder 8 WPA Adult Education Program, “Those Adventurous Year” Series, Script #9: “George Stephenson,” 4 April 1939
Box 5 Folder 9 WPA Adult Education Program, “Those Adventurous Year” Series, Script #10: “John James Audubon,” 11 April 1939
Box 5 Folder 10 WPA Adult Education Program, Miscellaneous, Radio Workshop script, “West Point and Benedict Arnold,” undated
Box 5 Folder 11 WPA Adult Education Program, Miscellaneous, “The Story of Santa Claus,” undated

Series 2: Bertha Lyons’ Self-Development Course

Box 5 Folder 12 Curriculum
Box 5 Folder 13 Introductory lecture, “What Self-development will do for You”
Box 5 Folder 14 Lesson 1
Box 5 Folder 15 Outline and lesson index
Box 5 Folder 16 Pack of 52 cards, aspects of character, used by Lyons to develop course (?), 1919
Box 5 Folder 17 Report of training
Box 5 Folder 18 Student essays on charm, 1923
Box 5 Folder 19 Student essays on self-development, 1924
Box 5 Folder 20 Student essays on self-development, 1928
Box 5 Folder 21 Student essays, 1954 May
Box 5 Folder 22 Lessons, Accuracy
Box 5 Folder 23 Lessons, Acting
Box 5 Folder 24 Lessons, Action
Box 5 Folder 25 Lessons, Adaptation
Box 5 Folder 26 Lessons, Ambition
Box 5 Folder 27 Lessons, Appearance
Box 5 Folder 28 Lessons, Arguing
Box 5 Folder 29 Lessons, Attention
Box 5 Folder 30 Lessons, Belief and faith in self
Box 5 Folder 31 Lessons, Best-known opera list
Box 5 Folder 32 Lessons, Bragging
Box 5 Folder 33 Lessons, Bridge lessons
Box 5 Folder 34 Lessons, Business (see also “Work)
Box 6 Folder 1 Lessons, Cabbages or Gold?
Box 6 Folder 2 Lessons, Carefulness
Box 6 Folder 3 Lessons, Character molding, ideas
Box 6 Folder 4 Lessons, Character molding (curriculum list)
Box 6 Folder 5 Lessons, Charm (Lesson 1)
Box 6 Folder 6 Lessons, Charm (Lesson 2)
Box 6 Folder 7 Lessons, Charm (Lesson 3)
Box 6 Folder 8 Lessons, Charm (Lesson 4)
Box 6 Folder 9 Lessons, Charm (Lesson 5)
Box 6 Folder 10 Lessons, Charm (Lesson 6)
Box 6 Folder 11 Lessons, Charm (Lesson 7)
Box 6 Folder 12 Lessons, Charm (Lesson 8)
Box 6 Folder 13 Lessons, Charm (Lesson 9)
Box 6 Folder 14 Lessons, Charm (Lesson 10)
Box 6 Folder 15 Lessons, Charm (Parts, I, II, and III)
Box 6 Folder 16 Lessons, Charm questionnaire for students
Box 6 Folder 17 Lessons, Cheerfulness
Box 6 Folder 18 Lessons, Chic (Introduction and Lesson 1: Grooming the body)
Box 6 Folder 19 Lessons, Chic (Lesson 2: First impressions)
Box 6 Folder 20 Lessons, Clearness of thought and expression
Box 6 Folder 21 Lessons, Compromise
Box 6 Folder 22 Lessons, Concentration
Box 6 Folder 23 Lessons, Confidence
Box 6 Folder 24 Lessons, Consideration of others
Box 6 Folder 25 Lessons, Constructive thought
Box 6 Folder 26 Lessons, Contentment
Box 6 Folder 27 Lessons, Contradictions and interruptions
Box 6 Folder 28 Lessons, Conversation (Lessons 1-4 and miscellaneous)
Box 6 Folder 29 Lessons, Cooperation
Box 6 Folder 30 Lessons, Cosmic consciousness
Box 6 Folder 31 Lessons, Courage
Box 6 Folder 32 Lessons, Courtesy
Box 6 Folder 33 Lessons, Criticism
Box 6 Folder 34 Lessons, Culture (Lessons 1-5)
Box 6 Folder 35 Lessons, Decision
Box 6 Folder 36 Lessons, Details
Box 6 Folder 37 Lessons, Diligence
Box 6 Folder 38 Lessons, Doing as essential as feeling
Box 6 Folder 39 Lessons, Doubt and fear
Box 6 Folder 40 Lessons, Dramatic art and technique
Box 6 Folder 41 Lessons, Dress
Box 6 Folder 42 Lessons, Duty
Box 6 Folder 43 Lessons, Enthusiasm
Box 6 Folder 44 Lessons, Ethics
Box 6 Folder 45 Lessons, Etiquette for personal calling cards
Box 6 Folder 46 Lessons, Famous painters list
Box 6 Folder 47 Lessons, Fifteen minute memory course
Box 6 Folder 48 Lessons, Fifty of the world’s famous painters
Box 6 Folder 49 Lessons, Friendship
Box 6 Folder 50 Lessons, Gossip
Box 6 Folder 51 Lessons, Grammar and vocabulary lists
Box 7 Folder 1 Lessons, Health and cleanliness
Box 7 Folder 2 Lessons, Home
Box 7 Folder 3 Lessons, Honesty
Box 7 Folder 4 Lessons, Honesty/Perseverance/Neatness—Student quiz
Box 7 Folder 5 Lessons, How to fascinate men
Box 7 Folder 6 Lessons, How to talk with charm (Lesson 1)
Box 7 Folder 7 Lessons, How to talk with charm (Lesson 2)
Box 7 Folder 8 Lessons, How to talk with charm (Lesson 3)
Box 7 Folder 9 Lessons, How to talk with charm (Lesson 4)
Box 7 Folder 10 Lessons, How to talk with charm (Lesson 5)
Box 7 Folder 11 Lessons, How to talk with charm (Lesson 6)
Box 7 Folder 12 Lessons, How to talk with charm (Lesson 7)
Box 7 Folder 13 Lessons, Imagination
Box 7 Folder 14 Lessons, Initiative
Box 7 Folder 15 Lessons, Introductions
Box 7 Folder 16 Lessons, Letter writing
Box 7 Folder 17 Lessons, Mannerisms
Box 7 Folder 18 Lessons, Manners
Box 7 Folder 19 Lessons, Memory
Box 7 Folder 20 Lessons, Mental alertness
Box 7 Folder 21 Lessons, Moral maxims
Box 7 Folder 22 Lessons, Mythology, list of gods
Box 7 Folder 23 Lessons, Naturalness
Box 7 Folder 24 Lessons, Obedience
Box 7 Folder 25 Lessons, Observation
Box 7 Folder 26 Lessons, One hundred best books (Sir John Lubbock’s list)
Box 7 Folder 27 Lessons, Opportunity
Box 7 Folder 28 Lessons, Originality
Box 7 Folder 29 Lessons, Overcoming obstacles
Box 7 Folder 30 Lessons, Perseverance
Box 7 Folder 31 Lessons, Personality and common sense
Box 7 Folder 32 Lessons, Pessimism and optimism
Box 7 Folder 33 Lessons, Planning and concentration of effort
Box 7 Folder 34 Lessons, Poise
Box 7 Folder 35 Lessons, Posture
Box 7 Folder 36 Lessons, Pronunciation
Box 7 Folder 37 Lessons, Psychology
Box 7 Folder 38 Lessons, Public speaking
Box 7 Folder 39 Lessons, Punctuality
Box 7 Folder 40 Lessons, Reason
Box 7 Folder 41 Lessons, Reliability
Box 7 Folder 42 Lessons, Self-confidence
Box 7 Folder 43 Lessons, Sensitiveness
Box 7 Folder 44 Lessons, Silent reminders
Box 7 Folder 45 Lessons, Social advancement
Box 7 Folder 46 Lessons, Study
Box 7 Folder 47 Lessons, Success
Box 7 Folder 48 Lessons, Suggestions
Box 7 Folder 49 Lessons, Table manners
Box 7 Folder 50 Lessons, Tact
Box 7 Folder 51 Lessons, Team work
Box 7 Folder 52 Lessons, Telephone calling
Box 7 Folder 53 Lessons, Thoroughness
Box 7 Folder 54 Lessons, Thoughtfulness
Box 7 Folder 55 Lessons, Thrift
Box 7 Folder 56 Lessons, Types of humanity
Box 7 Folder 57 Lessons, Vocational guidance
Box 7 Folder 58 Lessons, Women dealing with men
Box 7 Folder 59 Lessons, Work and business
Box 8 Folder 1 Lessons, outside, Archer, Alma. The Secrets of Smartness, Lessons 3 and 4
Box 8 Folder 2 Lessons, outside, Archer, Alma. The Secrets of Smartness, Lessons 5 and 6
Box 8 Folder 3 Lessons, outside, Archer, Alma. The Secrets of Smartness, Lessons 7 and 8
Box 8 Folder 4 Lessons, outside, Archer, Alma. The Secrets of Smartness, Lessons 9 and 10
Box 8 Folder 5 Lessons, outside, Archer, Alma. The Secrets of Smartness, Lessons 11 and 12
Box 8 Folder 6 Lessons, outside, Archer, Alma. The Secrets of Smartness, Lessons 13 and 14
Box 8 Folder 7 Lessons, outside, Archer, Alma. The Secrets of Smartness, Lessons 15 and 16
Box 8 Folder 8 Lessons, outside, Archer, Alma. The Secrets of Smartness, Lessons 17 and 18
Box 8 Folder 9 Lessons, outside, Archer, Alma. The Secrets of Smartness, Lessons 19 and 20
Box 8 Folder 10 Lessons, outside, List, Irma. “Bible lessons,” nos. 7, 10-61 (incomplete)
Box 8 Folder 11 Lessons, outside, List, Irma. “God’s message to you,” circa 1950s
Box 8 Folder 12 Lessons, outside, Lyons, Bertha. Notes taken at various lectures
Box 8 Folder 13 Lessons, outside, Margery Wilson Institute, Lesson 1: “Cosmic consciousness,” 1933
Box 8 Folder 14 Lessons, outside, Margery Wilson Institute, Lesson 2: “Enthusiasm,” 1933
Box 8 Folder 15 Lessons, outside, Margery Wilson Institute, Lesson 3: “Men,” 1933
Box 8 Folder 16 Lessons, outside, Margery Wilson Institute, Lesson 4: “The unconscious demand,” 1933
Box 8 Folder 17 Lessons, outside, Margery Wilson Institute, Lesson 5: “The art of compromise,” 1933
Box 8 Folder 18 Morris, Charles Dwight, correspondence, 1958-1962
Box 8 Folder 19 Morris, Charles Dwight, “Creative thinking through concentration” (Books 1-3), 1945
Box 9 Folder 1 Morris, Charles Dwight, “Demonstration through mental alchemy,” 1942
Box 9 Folder 2 Morris, Charles Dwight, “Momentous revelations,” 1942
Box 9 Folder 3 Morris, Charles Dwight, “Success attainment,” 1942
Box 9 Folder 4 Music scores, “The Chilcoot Maiden” (Eleanor Freer), 1926
Box 9 Folder 5 Music scores, “A China Tragedy” (R.S. Hichens, Clayton Thomas); 1904
Box 9 Folder 6 Music scores, “Com-pren-a-voo?” (N.A. Jennings, John L. Golden), 1896
Box 9 Folder 7 Music scores, “Dawning” (Abner Silver, Maceo Pinkard), 1927
Box 9 Folder 8 Music scores, “Don’t Be What You Ain’t” (Hobart, Royle and Hein), 1921
Box 9 Folder 9 Music scores, “Hats” (Lytton Cox), 1921
Box 9 Folder 10 Music scores, “The Hours I Spent with You” (Young and Lewis), 1927
Box 9 Folder 11 Music scores, “It All Depends on You” (DeSylva, Brown, and Henderson), 1926
Box 9 Folder 12 Music scores, “I’ve Got the Mmumps” (Irene Franklin, Burt Green), 1909
Box 9 Folder 13 Music scores, “Japanese Love Song” (Clayton Thomas), 1900
Box 9 Folder 14 Music scores, “Laff It Off” (Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby), 1924
Box 9 Folder 15 Music scores, “A Lesson with the Fan” (Guy d’Hardelot), 1898
Box 9 Folder 16 Music scores, “The Legend of the Piper (Eleanor Freer, Josephine Peabody), 1922
Box 9 Folder 17 Music scores, “Massimillian the Court Jester” (Elia Peattie, Eleanor Freer), 1925
Box 9 Folder 18 Music scores, music scores,“Mindin’ My Business” (Gus Kahn, Walter Donaldson),1923
Box 9 Folder 19 Music scores, “Miss Annabelle Lee” (Sidney Clare, Lew Pollack), 1927
Box 9 Folder 20 Music scores, “The Naughty Little Clock Song” (Harry B. Smith, Reginald D Koven), 1899
Box 9 Folder 21 Music scores, “The Song is Ended” (Irving Berlin), 1927
Box 9 Folder 22 Music scores, “Speak Up, Ike, an’ ‘spress Yo’se’f” (Paul L. Dunbar, Henry S. Sawyer), 1922
Box 9 Folder 23 Music scores, “Star Dust” (Lytton Cox), 1921
Box 9 Folder 24 Music scores, “The Story Book Ball” (Billie Montgomery, George Perry), 1917
Box 9 Folder 25 Music scores, “There Must be Somebody Else” (Archie Gottler), 1927
Box 9 Folder 26 Music scores, “The Tin Gee-gee” (Fred Cape), 1894
Box 9 Folder 27 Music scores, “To Victory” (Just Rose), 1934
Box 9 Folder 28 Music scores, “Together, We Two” (Irving Berlin), 1927
Box 9 Folder 29 Palmer Institute of Authorship, advertising brochures and mailings
Box 9 Folder 30 Palmer Institute of Authorship, correspondence, 1952-1953
Box 9 Folder 31 Palmer Institute of Authorship, fiction course, Lessons 1-5
Box 10 Folder 1 Play scripts, “The little pink lady”
Box 10 Folder 2 Play scripts, “The magic star”
Box 10 Folder 3 Play scripts, “Mary Cary” by Kate Langley Bosher (monologue)
Box 10 Folder 4 Play scripts, “The minuet”
Box 10 Folder 5 Play scripts, “My maid on the bamboo screen” by Grace and William Boldenburg
Box 10 Folder 6 Play scripts, “Our first performance”
Box 10 Folder 7 Play scripts, unidentified
Box 10 Folder 8 Short story, “The Littlest Rebel” by Edward Peple
Box 10 Folder 9 Whitaker, Claudine, “Fundamentals of divine science” course
Box 10 Folder 10 Whitaker, Claudine, “Laws of the mind” course
Box 10 Folder 11 Whitaker, Claudine, Lectures in Kimball Hall, Chicago, 1947-1950, undated
Box 10 Folder 12 Whitaker, Claudine, “Steps in Demonstration” course

Series 3: Self-development Course Recitations

Box 10 Folder 13 Backwoods dialect: A-M
Box 10 Folder 14 Backwoods dialect: N-Z
Box 10 Folder 15 Children’s: List
Box 10 Folder 16 Children’s: A
Box 10 Folder 17 Children’s: B
Box 10 Folder 18 Children’s: C
Box 11 Folder 1 Children’s: D
Box 11 Folder 2 Children’s: E
Box 11 Folder 3 Children’s: F
Box 11 Folder 4 Children’s: G
Box 11 Folder 5 Children’s: H
Box 11 Folder 6 Children’s: I
Box 11 Folder 7 Children’s: J
Box 11 Folder 8 Children’s: K
Box 11 Folder 9 Children’s: L
Box 11 Folder 10 Children’s: M
Box 11 Folder 11 Children’s: N
Box 11 Folder 12 Children’s: O
Box 11 Folder 13 Children’s: P
Box 12 Folder 1 Children’s: R
Box 12 Folder 2 Children’s: S
Box 12 Folder 3 Children’s: T-V
Box 12 Folder 4 Children’s: W
Box 12 Folder 5 Christmas: A-G
Box 12 Folder 6 Christmas: H-Z
Box 12 Folder 7 Dramatic: Lists
Box 12 Folder 8 Dramatic: A
Box 12 Folder 9 Dramatic: B
Box 12 Folder 10 Dramatic: C
Box 12 Folder 11 Dramatic: D
Box 12 Folder 12 Dramatic: E
Box 13 Folder 1 Dramatic: F
Box 13 Folder 2 Dramatic: H
Box 13 Folder 3 Dramatic: I-J
Box 13 Folder 4 Dramatic: K
Box 13 Folder 5 Dramatic: L
Box 13 Folder 6 Dramatic: M
Box 13 Folder 7 Dramatic: N
Box 13 Folder 8 Dramatic: O
Box 13 Folder 9 Dramatic: P
Box 13 Folder 10 Dramatic: R
Box 13 Folder 11 Dramatic: S
Box 13 Folder 12 Dramatic: T
Box 14 Folder 1 Dramatic: V
Box 14 Folder 2 Dramatic: W
Box 14 Folder 3 Dutch dialect
Box 14 Folder 4 Easter
Box 14 Folder 5 English dialect
Box 14 Folder 6 Excerpts
Box 14 Folder 7 French dialect
Box 14 Folder 8 German dialect: A-K
Box 14 Folder 9 German dialect: L-Z
Box 14 Folder 10 Greek dialect
Box 14 Folder 11 Humorous: Lists
Box 14 Folder 12 Humorous: A
Box 14 Folder 13 Humorous: B
Box 14 Folder 14 Humorous: C
Box 14 Folder 15 Humorous: D
Box 15 Folder 1 Humorous: E
Box 15 Folder 2 Humorous: F
Box 15 Folder 3 Humorous: G
Box 15 Folder 4 Humorous: H
Box 15 Folder 5 Humorous: I
Box 15 Folder 6 Humorous: J
Box 15 Folder 7 Humorous: K
Box 15 Folder 8 Humorous: L
Box 15 Folder 9 Humorous: Ma-Mi
Box 16 Folder 1 Humorous: Mo-My
Box 16 Folder 2 Humorous: N
Box 16 Folder 3 Humorous: O
Box 16 Folder 4 Humorous: P
Box 16 Folder 5 Humorous: R
Box 16 Folder 6 Humorous: S
Box 16 Folder 7 Humorous: T
Box 16 Folder 8 Humorous: U-V
Box 16 Folder 9 Humorous: W
Box 16 Folder 10 Humorous: Y
Box 17 Folder 1 Irish dialect: A-K
Box 17 Folder 2 Irish dialect: L-Z
Box 17 Folder 3 Italian dialect: A-H
Box 17 Folder 4 Italian dialect: I-Z
Box 17 Folder 5 Jewish dialect
Box 17 Folder 6 Lincoln’s birthday
Box 17 Folder 7 Lists by dialect
Box 17 Folder 8 Lists by holiday
Box 17 Folder 9 Miscellaneous dialogs
Box 17 Folder 10 Miscellaneous dialogs
Box 17 Folder 11 Miscellaneous monologues
Box 17 Folder 12 Miscellaneous monologues
Box 17 Folder 13 Miscellaneous short stories
Box 17 Folder 14 Musical readings: A-H
Box 17 Folder 15 Musical readings: I-Z
Box 18 Folder 1 Negro dialect: A-H
Box 18 Folder 2 Negro dialect: I-M
Box 18 Folder 3 Negro dialect: N-Z
Box 18 Folder 4 Scottish dialect
Box 18 Folder 5 Swedish dialect
Box 18 Folder 6 Thanksgiving Day
Box 18 Folder 7 Toasts
Box 18 Folder 8 Voice readings: Lists
Box 18 Folder 9 Voice readings: A-K
Box 18 Folder 10 Voice readings: L-Z
Box 18 Folder 11 Washington’s Birthday
Box 18 Folder 12 Weddings

Series 4: Personal Papers of Bertha G. Lyons

Box 18 Folder 13 Diploma, Ross Conservatory of Music, Waterloo, Iowa, 1914 June 19

Photographs

Photograph 1.1 Juvenile Welfare Association, program (Girl Scout Troop 91?) circa 1940
Photograph 1.2 Bertha G. Lyons, 1898
Photograph 1.3 Bertha G. Lyons, with five other orphan children, 1898
Photograph 1.4 Bertha G. Lyons, circa 1906
Photograph 1.5 Bertha G. Lyons, graduation from Ross Conservatory of Music, Waterloo, Iowa, 1916
Photograph 1.6 Bertha G. Lyons, Waterloo, Iowa, circa 1916
Photograph 1.7 Bertha G. Lyons, undated
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