Alvarez, Geraldine. Papers 1926-1999
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Geraldine Alvarez (University of Chicago, Ph.B. '34) was the wife of Luis Alvarez, a University of Chicago alumnus and winner of the 1968 Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1995, she was awarded an Alumni Service Citation by the university for her participation in various charitable organisations, including: the Alumni Cabinet, the Alumni Schools Committee, the University of Chicago Club of Metropolitan Chicago, the Women's Board, the Oriental Institute, and the Children's Research Foundation. ...
Most of the records in the collection pertain to the $400,000 raised by the American Baptist Education Society in 1889-1890 in order to obtain a 600,000 grant from John D. Rockefeller for the creation of an endowment for the University of Chicago. The first volume in the inventory, Record of Pledges for the University of Chicago, contains an alphabetical numbered listing of subscribers, amounts pledged, and payments made through 1906. The subscription forms and letters (1:4-13) are numbered to c...