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August 19, 1939

The Chicago Recreation Survey 1937. Volume III: Private Recreation

JAMA. 1939;113(8):708. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800330074028

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This is volume III of the Chicago Recreation Survey, of which previous volumes have been reviewed in The Journal (Sept. 3, 1938, p. 965). The current volume deals with private recreational opportunities as distinguished from public recreational facilities and commercial recreational enterprises. It takes in therefore settlements, community centers and related group work agencies, boys' clubs, the Y. M. C. A., the C. Y. O, the K. of C., B'nai B'rith, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Campfire Girls, Girl Reserves, nationality groups, fraternal organizations, social clubs, athletic organizations, private contributions to art, music, literature and drama, industrial and trade union recreation, and miscellaneous topics such as hobby and special interest clubs, housing projects and district recreation committees. Each of these topics receives attention in a narrative chapter in which are given the essential facts about establishment, organization, membership, purposes and budgets. Like the companion volumes in the series, this study is

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