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35mm slides of Highland Park

  • Collection
  • 1870

This collection contains 272 35mm slides and 3 discs with corresponding digital objects. The slides contain photos of architecture around Highland Park (both indoor and outdoor) as well as the railroad, people, maps of Highland Park, advertisements, and newspaper clippings ranging from the late 19th century to the mid 20th century.

Highland Park Historical Society

American Legion Auxiliary Dumaresq Spencer Post 145, records

  • US IlHpHS 1999.05.02
  • Collection
  • Bulk, 1923-1926

Scrapbook from American Legion Illinois Highland Park Post 145 documents Auxiliary and Auxiliary participation in local, state and national events. Clippings, organizational, pamphlets, photos and Manual of Cermeonies create the scrapbook. Also includes membership list for 1948 Post 145 American Legion Auxiliary.

Ronan, Nadine

Apple Tree Theatre Collection

  • US IlHpHS ApplTre
  • Collection
  • 1986 - 2009

The collection as 7 series, and 8 subseries within the collection. The series were organized by storage practice.

The first series, records and papers, contains all the printed and manuscript material. It contains, pamphlets, calendars, play bills, and mailing information. The series also has two sub-series, Objects and Photographs. Objects, contains a key-chain, while Photographs, contains photographs of various subject. The series is approximately .5 linear feet, and ranges in dates from 1986-2009.

The second series, Oversize Images (20x16"), contains mounted images that are around 20x16 inches in size. The entire series are images (both in color and in black and white) of actors performing in various plays and is broken up into 4 subseries. Photographs, Set Rendering, Wood Mounted, Metal Framed. The series is approximately 1.5 linear feet, and ranges in dates from 1993-1999.

The third series, Oversize Images (25x19"), contains foam-core posters with biographical information and a poster of performers that are around 25x19 inches in size. The series is broken into two sub-series, Mounted Posters and Posters. The series is approximately .2 linear feet, and ranges in dates from 2007-2009.

The fourth series, Semi-oversize Images (11x14"), contains mounted images that are around 11x14 inches in size. The entire series are images (both in color and in black and white) of actors performing in various plays. The series is approximately 1 linear foot, and ranges in dates from 1994-1995.

The fifth series, Donor Plaques, contains two plaques with the list of donors to the Apple Tree Theatre. Both plaques are 15x12 inches in size and are wood with metal plates. The series is approximately .1 linear foot, and ranges in dates from 1989-1997.

The sixth series, Upright Storage, contains a single framed image that is 40.5x30.5 inches in size. The series is approximately .05 linear feet, and is dated 1993.

The seventh series, Rolled Storage, contains over-sized posters that are 50x36 inches in size. The series is approximately .5 linear feet, and ranges in dates from 1998-2003.

Apple Tree Theatre

At Properties, records

  • 2014.4
  • Collection
  • 1954 - 1980

This collection contains real estate records from various realtors for Highland Park properties ranging from the middle of the 1950s through 1980. Records contain the physical description with images and additional information about the property and its surrounding area. The bulk of the files document residential properties with some commercial locations.

Some properties were designed by such prominent architects as Eugene Henry Klaber, Ernest Grunsfeld, Jr., Howard Van Doren Shaw, Ernest Grunsfeld, III, Milton Schwartz, Greta Lederer, Arnold Schaffner, and Robert Seyfarth.

At Properties

August G. Haak Collection

  • US IlHpHS 2001.4.21
  • Collection
  • ca. 1903-1965

A photo album (Box 1) created by August G. Haak to document early aviation in Highland Park. The photo album contains various ephemera including photographs, programs, ticket stubs, and newspaper clippings. There is also a focus on Haak's life outside of his aviation interests including his business and family life. Of note are personal items of William and Ellen Edwards including records from Royal Neighbors of America, material from Haak's involvement with St. Mary's Church, Deerfield High School commencement from 1903.

Box 2 contains Haak's goggles, pilot's cap, Dictator Sports Goggle container (tin) and Department of Commerce Aeronautics Brange Identification Mark (6953) tag.

Haak, August G

Babette S Kornblith scrapbook

  • US IlHpHS 2008.11.1.3
  • Collection
  • 1930-1931

Correspondence, clippings, images and detailed inventories and documentation, pamphlets, printed materials compiled by Better Homes in America campaign local chairman Babette S Kornblith. This scrapbook documents the Better Homes in America campaign and Deerfield-Shields High School Vocational Program, the cooperative work between the two groups and ensuing recognition, 1930-1931.

Kornblith, Babette S

Barbara Whitford papers

  • US IlHpHS 2013.4
  • Collection
  • 1941 - 1945

This collection consists of teaching materials used by Barbara Whitford while she was working as a Special Training Unit Teacher at Ford Sheridan during the years 1941-1945. Whitford taught remedial reading and arithmetic to soldiers during World War II. Included in this collection as well are personal administrative files of Whitford's during this time as well as some correspondence with her students.

The collection has been separated into two series. The first series contains Barbara Whitford's instructional materials used in her classes. The second series contains the personal administrative document of Barbara Whitford as well as documents kept from her time with the Special Training Unit.

Whitford, Barbara

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