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Zinser Family. Papers


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Title: Zinser Family. Papers, 1921-1975

Collection identifier: 416

Primary Creator: Zinser Family

Extent: 3.0 cubic feet

Subjects: American-Scandinavian Foundation, American Dental Association, Arden, Elizabeth, 1878-1966, Art Institute of Chicago, Businesswomen, Chicago Boys Club, Chicago Historical Society, Chicago Horticultural Society, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Clubs, Cook County--Chicago (Ill.), Dentistry, Illinois Athletic Club, Kelly, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1876-1950, Labor, Lyric Opera of Chicago, National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Societies, Three Arts Club (Chicago, Ill.), Travel, Wisconsin

Forms of Material: Family papers, Organizational records, Professional papers

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The Zinser Family papers center on Anne V. Zinser's work with numerous charitable institutions. The wife of Melford E. Zinser, a successful dentist in Chicago, Anne was involved in a number of philanthropic and cultural endeavors in addition to being a successful businesswoman in the field of personnel services. This collection documents Zinser's work with the Lyric Opera, the Country Riding Club, the Holiday Home Benefit, the Bartelme Home for Girls, the American Scandinavian Foundation, and various Chicago museums. The collection also includes records from Zinser's service as president of the Alliance of Business and Professional Women in Chicago. In addition, the collection contains papers from Zinser Personnel Service, and Dr. Zinser's dental practice, mainly correspondence, business records, and papers from dental conferences.

Bryan Zinser, nephew of Anne and Melford Zinser , donated the collection to the Illinois Historical Survey in 1978.

Subject/Index Terms

American-Scandinavian Foundation
American Dental Association
Arden, Elizabeth, 1878-1966
Art Institute of Chicago
Chicago Boys Club
Chicago Historical Society
Chicago Horticultural Society
Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Cook County--Chicago (Ill.)
Illinois Athletic Club
Kelly, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1876-1950
Lyric Opera of Chicago
National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs
Three Arts Club (Chicago, Ill.)

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Repository: Illinois History and Lincoln Collections

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URL: http://www.library.illinois.edu/ihx/inventories/zinser.pdf

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