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Beaman Photograph Album

Identifier: spe-bea

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a 29-page photo album (1:1). A Contents by Page listing follows the Container List. The collection also includes pages clipped from the Beaman guest book (1:2) covering the months that they lived at 4022 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago, 1917-1918.


  • Creation: 1915 - 1918


Conditions Governing Access

Materials are open without restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Please consult staff to determine ability to reuse materials from collection.

Biographical / Historical

Daniel Walker Beaman was born in Richville, N.Y., in 1890. He graduated from St. Lawrence University, Canton, N.Y., in 1915, and spent part of that summer at the Young Men’s Christian Association camp in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. It was here that he made a scrapbook/photo album of life in camp, and this album he presented to his fiancee, Beatrice Reynolds. Miss Reynolds was born in Brandon, N.Y. in 1890.

Daniel and Beatrice Beaman were married in Malone, N.Y., in 1917, and lived in a second-floor apartment at 4022 W. Irving Park Road, Chicago until April 1918.


0.25 Linear Feet (in 1 box)

Language of Materials



A collection of photographs from a YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association) camp in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin.


Album is in original order as created by Beaman.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The material in this collection was donated to Chicago Public Library by Mary Ruth Beaman Judd, daughter of Daniel and Beatrice Beaman, November 1989.

Related Materials

  • Chicago Postcard Collection
  • Knowles Postcard Collection

Guide to the Beaman Photograph Album
Original author unknown. Processed 1989. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Johanna Russ, 2021.
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

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

Harold Washington Library Center, 9th Floor
Chicago Public Library
400 S. State Street
Chicago IL 60605 United States
(312) 747-4875