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Annual reports, board meeting minutes, correspondence, surveys, reports, newsletters, newspaper clippings, daily schedules, applications, forms, and photographs of the Chase House, a daycare center for preschool children in Chicago (Ill.). The materials mostly pertain to the daycare's general activities, but include information on health and child development as well as a history of the institution.
The Joint Youth Development Committee (JYDC) was established by the city of Chicago in 1962 to fight juvenile delinquency. The JYDC emphasized the role of community institutions in the rehabilitation of youth by using a decentralized approach with numerous sub-committees. In preparing project proposals, the JYDC often focused on Chicago's Near North Side and Lincoln Park community areas, which included