Welcome to The Harvard Club of Chicago's History Archive.
Founded in 1857, the Harvard Club of Chicago (HCC) is the oldest, continuously operating Harvard Club in the world. It is one of the largest urban clubs with a membership of over 1,300 alumni/ae out of a universe of over 7,000 in the greater Chicago area.
Currently, the Harvard Club of Chicago is a very active club with two to four member programs each month. In addition, the club has an energetic schools committee for interviewing prospective high school seniors, an Adopt-A-School program with the Walter Payton College Prep public high school in Chicago, a Decade program for recent college graduates, and a Radcliffe Club organizing programs of special interest to women alumnae. The club currently contributes $30,000 to college scholarships and over $10,000 to community service fellowships and activities each year.
In the 152 years since its inception, the HCC has been an active participant in the rich histories of the United States and the city of Chicago as well as Harvard University. This website was created to help preserve these stories. Hundreds of original articles, photos, and documents have been collected, digitized, and organized into the catalog and albums of this archive.
Please note that this website is intended solely for the non-commercial use of Harvard alumni/ae, specifically members of The Harvard Club of Chicago to further the aims of the Club.