Bibliographic Details

Rosenwald, Julius, Papers, 1905-1963 (inclusive), 1905-1933 (bulk).

Author / Creator Rosenwald, Julius, 1862-1932.
Description 35 linear ft. (62 boxes, 16 scrapbooks)
12 reels of microfilm.
Language English
Subject Rosenwald, Julius, 1862-1932.
Rosenwald, Julius, 1862-1932.
Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, inc.
Art Institute of Chicago.
YMCA of the USA.
Chicago Bureau of Public Efficiency.
Chicago Commission on Race Relations.
Chicago Lying-In Hospital.
Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy.
Fisk University -- Benefactors.
Harvard University -- Benefactors.
Howard University.
Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.)
Julius Rosenwald Fund.
Tuskegee Institute.
University of Chicago -- Benefactors.
Art Institute of Chicago.
Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, inc.
Chicago Commission on Race Relations.
Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy.
Fisk University.
Harvard University.
Howard University.
Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.)
Julius Rosenwald Fund.
Tuskegee Institute.
University of Chicago.
YMCA of the USA.
African Americans -- Charities.
Charities -- United States.
Jews -- Charities.
Philanthropists -- United States.
African Americans -- Charities.
Benefactors.
Charities.
Jews -- Charities.
Philanthropists.
United States.
Letters (correspondence).
Scrapbooks.
Photographs.
Format E-Resource, Print, Archives/Manuscripts
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/2575112
Varying Form of Title Julius Rosenwald, papers
Notes Notebooks, Scrapbooks, and some material relating to the Julius Rosenwald Fund available on microfilm from the Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.
Businessman and philanthropist. Born, Springfield, IL, 1862. President, Rosenwald and Weil, 1885-1906. Vice-president and treasurer, Sears, Roebuck and Company, 1910-1925; president and chairman of the board, 1925-1932. Founder, Julius Rosenwald Fund, 1917. Founder, Museum of Science and Industry, 1929. Trustee, University of Chicago, Tuskegee Institute, Rockefeller Foundation, Hull House, Art Institute of Chicago, and the Baron de Hirsch Fund.
Summary Contains correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and a 1963 Rosenwald family tree. Papers document Rosenwald's deep sense of social reponsibility and commitment to philanthropic and civic endeavors, in particular his support of rural schools for African Americans, higher education, Jewish charities, and medical care. The bulk of the collection is arranged in an alphabetic subject file that includes the following organizations: Art Institute of Chicago, Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, inc., Chicago Bureau of Public Efficiency, Chicago Commission on Race Relations, Chicago Lying-In Hospital, Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy, Chicago Committee of Fifteen, Fisk University, Foreign Language Information Service, Harvard University, Hebrew Union College, Howard University, Hull House, Institute of Pacific Relations, Hugh S. Magill Campaign, Jewish Home Finding Society, Social Science Research Council, University of Chicago, University of Chicago Graduate School of Social Service Administration, and numerous African-American chapters of the YMCA. Includes reports and minutes of the Julius Rosenwald Fund (1928-1933). Also includes sixteen scrapbooks containing correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia that reflect Rosenwald's progressive activities, including support for theTuskegee Institute, Howard University, World War I relief efforts in Illinois and early development of the NAACP.
Cumulative Index / Finding Aids Note Indexes Finding aid available in the Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library, 1100 E. 57th Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60637.