Hyde Park Center collection,

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Corporate author / creator:Hyde Park Center.
Description:.25 linear ft. (1 box)
Subject:Hyde Park Center.
Juvenile Protective League.
Hyde Park Juvenile Protective League.
Juvenile delinquency -- Prevention.
Juvenile delinquency -- Prevention.
Hyde Park (Chicago, Ill.)
Illinois -- Chicago -- Hyde Park.
Format: E-Resource Print Archives/Manuscripts
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/7985993
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Notes:The collection is open for research.
Established in 1908, the Hyde Park Center was an independent welfare organization providing services to children and youth in the neighborhood, such as a free kindergarten and playground, clubs and activities, and job training for youth. The organization was established in response to the problem of homeless and wayward young boys in the neighborhood. It was affiliated with the Hyde Park Juvenile Protective League, a branch of the Juvenile Protective League founded by Jane Addams in 1901, and relied heavily on mostly female volunteers from the neighborhood and local churches. The Center was not formally affiliated with a church, but many representatives from local churches were involved in its administration. Activities and clubs were divided along gender lines, with sporting, debate and manual skills emphasized for boys, while homemaking skills, such as cooking and sewing, were emphasized for girls. The Center also hosted a library and conducted vocational training and job placement for youth.
Summary:Consists of six bulletins containing reports of the activities, accomplishments and plans of the organization, lists of its members, annual and project budgets, and advertising for local Hyde Park businesses.
Cite as:When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Hyde Park Center. Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.
Cumulative Index / Finding Aids Note:Finding aid available in the Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library, 1100 E. 57th St., Chicago, IL 60637.

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