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   Charles Lionel Chute Papers 1899-1913.

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Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.:MS#0225
Bib ID:4078606 View CLIO record
Creator(s):Chute, Charles Lionel, 1882-1953.
Title:Charles Lionel Chute Papers 1899-1913.
Physical description:1.5 linear ft (3 boxes).
Language(s):In English
Access: Collection is shelved off-site and requires advance notice of intent to use.  More information »

Arrangement

Arrangement

Material is arranged into five series:

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Description

Scope and Content

Reports, articles, case histories, and clippings representing a partial record of the anti-child labor movement. To a large extent, these documents are the work of Charles Lionel Chute.

Series I: Child Labor, 1904-1913

Empahsis on establishing and enforcing new laws which would protect children, employed mainly in industrial and commercial firms, by correcting the abuses inherent in bad working conditions, health hazards, lack of educational opportunities, etc.

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Using the Collection

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Access Restrictions

 Collection is shelved off-site and requires advance notice of intent to use.

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Restrictions on Use

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

[Collection Name]. Rare Book and Manuscript Library. Columbia University.

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About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries. Rare Book and Manuscript Library; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Collection processed by Audrey S. Chute, 1959

Finding aid written April, 1959 by Margaret M. Otto, Librarian, The New York School of Social Work.

Surveyed 05/03/89 Christina Hilton Fenn

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion June 26, 2009 Finding aid written in English.
    2012-12-06 xml document instance created by Carrie Hintz

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Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

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Case histories.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Photoprints.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

Subjects

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Child labor--Law and legislation.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Child labor.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Children--Social conditions.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social problems.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social work with children.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID
Social workers.PortalCLIOArchiveGRID

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History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

Mr. Chute's long and successful career in social work began in 1910, soon after graduation from The New York School of Social Work, when he was appointed special agent for the National Child Labor Committee. Two years later he became executive secretary of the Pennsylvania Child Labor Association. During this period Mr. Chute drafted a uniform child labor law, and led many campaigns for the enactment of labor laws that would protect children from exploitation.

The studies, and reports of investigations, include valuable source material. They represent primary sources, the factual data about child labor conditions, principally in glass, mining, and textile industries, and in the street trades. As might be expected, these investigations were carried on in highly industrialized states such aa Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, West Virginia, Indiana and Illinois, during the years 1911 - 1913.

For students who may wish to trace evidence of early use of the community organization method, these documents will be an important historical source. It is indeed interesting that, fifty years ago, Charles L. Chute and other pioneer leaders who worked with him in the child labor movement, planned community-wise on state and local levels, to achieve social action goals. Specific references to the Pennsylvania campaign present evidence of the community planning process at work in 19131

To the research worker, the collection of 100 clippings will be a rich source of reporting on action and reaction trends during the Pennsylvania campaign of 1913. Mrs. Audrey S. Chute has written an excellent description and interpretation of these clippings, which is included in the annotated bibliography of the whole collection.

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