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Englewood High School Records

Identifier: spe-nhrc-ehs

Scope and Contents

The Englewood High School Records contains historical sketches, laboratory notebooks, photographs, programs, publications and yearbooks that chronicle school history and student activities.


  • Creation: 1874 - 1959

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Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biographical / Historical

The Englewood neighborhood is seven miles south of the Loop. The neighborhood stretches from Garfield Boulevard south to roughly 76th Street. Racine Avenue forms the western edge of the neighborhood, while the eastern boundary diverges. Englewood joined the city of Chicago as part of the large annexations of 1889. Englewood is number 68 of the 77 official communities in Chicago.

In 1859, Englewood’s first school opened in a two-story frame house. Englewood High School was established in 1873 at 6201 S. Stewart Avenue. A new school facility was built in 1979. The last class graduated in 2008, the school closed and reopened as two schools: Urban Prep Charter Academy and Team Englewood Community Academy.


7.5 Linear Feet (in 10 boxes including 66 photographs)

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The Englewood High School Records is arranged into two Series: Series 1: Documents, 1874-1959 and Series 2: Photographs, 1892-1916.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Many of the original materials in the original accession were collected by Englewood Historical Association and transferred from Chicago Public Library, Hiram Kelly Branch in 1985 as part of a Dr. Scholl Foundation grant. Englewood High School graduate (1922) Alice Jacoby (later Mrs. Harnish) donated the items in Box 7, Folders 7-10. Additional supplements have been transferred and donated from a variety of sources.

Related Materials

Englewood Community Collection

Englewood Historical Association Records

Englewood Women’s Club Records

Lanyon Family Papers

D.E. Terriere Diaries

Guide to the Englewood High School Records
Original author unknown, 1985. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Michelle McCoy, 2021
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Unit at Harold Washington Library Center Repository

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Chicago Public Library
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