Chicago Area Project records

Descriptive Summary

Chicago Area Project records
Chicago Area Project
McKay, Henry D.(Henry Donald), 1899-1980 , Shaw, Clifford R,(Clifford Robe), 1895-1957 , Sorrentino, Anthony , Institute for Juvenile Research (Ill.) , Illinois.Youth Commission
114 linear ft.
15 sound cassettes.
Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, minutes, reports, clippings, newsletters, financial records, and research data of the Chicago Area Project, a community oriented program established in the 1930s for delinquency prevention and research, administered by Clifford R. Shaw and Henry D. McKay; plus related files of the Institute for Juvenile Research; and files of the Illinois Youth Commission, particularly files of Anthony M. Sorrentino. Topics include treatment and prevention of juvenile delinquency through inner city neighborhood programs, primarily on the Near North Side, South Side, and West Side of Chicago (Ill.) and including ethnic groups predominant in those neighborhoods. Other topics include the sociology of urban youth in the United States and the effectiveness of programs for rehabilitation of criminals. Contains papers of sociologists Clifford R. Shaw and Henry D. McKay; materials from community organizations, including the Mexican Civic Committee, the Russell Square Community Committee, and the West Side Community Committee; and Dennis Haffron's study of the Chicago Area Project.

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Preferred Citation

A common citation for archives is as follows: Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Collection title, ID number, Repository name, location.

Acquisition Information

2010.0022. Illinois Institute for Juvenile Research, 1983/12. M1984.0135I. JR & CAP records. Sorrentino, Anthony, Gift. 1978/06, M1978.0014. Institute for Juvenile Research (Ill.)M1975.0035GiftClifford Shaw and Henry McKay files. Haffron, Dennis R., M1973.0003, Gift. Dennis R. Haffron files. Sorrentino, Anthony M.M1972.0045, Gift, most of collection.

Related Material

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Institute for Juvenile Research records; the William Simon papers; the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans records; the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans visual materials (1974.0020); the Peter R. Scalise papers; the Anthony Sorrentino papers, part 1 and part 2; and the Chicago Area Project photograph collection (1985.0392).

Descriptive inventory available that does not include later additions to the collection.

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