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Overview The Chicago Area Project (CAP) was founded in the 1930's by Clifford Shaw, a University of Chicago sociologist, who believed every neighborhood could reduce juvenile delinquency by improving community life. This collection contains the records from the first decade of CAP's operation and includes financial records, field reports, and correspondence.
Overview The Avalon Park Community Church was first formed in 1896 as a methodist protestant church. In 1932 they offically became a congregationalist church, where they functioned until 1953, eventually merging with Park Manor Congregational Church. The Avalon Park Community Church was first formed in 1896 as a methodist protestant church and in 1932 they offically became a congregationalist church. The records in this collection includes field reports, a constitution, and personnel files.