Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund

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The Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund was a foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for infants and children in Chicago. The Fund was established by Chicago industrialist Cyrus H. McCormick to preserve the memory of his only daughter, Elizabeth (1892-1905). Officially incorporated in 1913, the McCormick Fund operated as an autonomous charitable foundation under a Board of Trustees, Executive Director and staff. It first became known nationally in the 1900's with its successful and innovative "open-air" projects for inner-city children. From 1922, in addition to its public welfare projects, the Fund maintained a specialized lending library about children and child welfare. The McCormick Fund ceased to administer monies under its own auspices in 1961. For tax purposes and in recognition of the changed nature of social welfare, the Fund was dissolved and its monies directed through the Chicago Community Trust.

From the description of Records, 1909-1963. (University of Illinois-Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 52535123

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referencedIn McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. Correspondence, 1870-1936. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Murphy, Mary E., 1883-1948. Mary E. Murphy papers, 1921-1941 University of Illinois at Chicago Library, UIC
creatorOf Bowyer, Helen. [Child care and hygiene collection]. Stanford University Lane Medical Library
referencedIn McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. Subject file, 1840-1942. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
creatorOf Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund. Records, 1909-1963. University of Illinois at Chicago Library, UIC
creatorOf Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund. Miscellaneous pamphlets, etc. Chicago History Museum
referencedIn McCormick, Harriet Hammond, d. 1921. Papers, 1904-1925. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. Diaries, appointment books, letterbooks, school books, memorial volumes, 1875-1936. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
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associatedWith Chicago Community Trust. corporateBody
associatedWith McCormick, Cyrus Hall, 1859-1936. person
associatedWith McCormick, Elizabeth, 1892-1905 person
associatedWith McCormick, Harriet Hammond, d. 1921. person
associatedWith Murphy, Mary E., 1883-1948. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Illinois--Chicago
Illinois--Chicago
Chicago (Ill.)
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Charities--Miscellanea
Child health services--Societies, etc.--Miscellanea
Child welfare--Sources
Tuberculosis--Miscellanea
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Active 1909

Active 1963

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