Clara P. Paige papers,
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Clara Paul Paige papers and memorabilia were assembled by her niece, Jane McKaskle, and include photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, and a 1922 letter from Jane Addams to Clara Paul Paige, papers regarding Amelia Sears (a close personal friend of Paige's), an essay by Herman McKaskle (Jane McKaskle's husband), material regarding the 1960 Jane Addams centennial, including the Jane Addams memorial medal, a tape of the centennial dinner in San Francisco, clippings and copies of articles on the centennial, and material about twelve "Human Endeavor" windows in the San Francisco's Grace Cathedral (Jane Addams is represented in one window and Jane McKaskle took part in the commemoration ceremony). These materials are being temporarily held together.
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Clara Paul Paige was a family case work supervisor and public welfare administrator. She worked at the Cook County Bureau of Public Welfare from 1927-1945, directing Family Service for the Chicago Relief Administration during the Great Depression, and later administering the County's entire program. In this role, she developed a professional relationship with social workers in the private sector, at United Charities of Chicago, and at Hull House.
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Clara Paul Paige papers and memorabilia were assembled by her niece, Jane McKaskle, and include photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, and a 1922 letter from Jane Addams, papers regarding Amelia Sears, and material regarding the 1960 Jane Addams centennial.
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- Addams, Jane, 1860-1935
- Jane Addams Centennial. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Paige, Clara P.
- Sears, Amelia.
- Social workers -- Illinois -- Chicago. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Clara P. Paige papers, 1922-1970.
- May 2004
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