This is an artificial collection created by the Highland Park Historical Society. Much of the donor information for the collection is unknown. The contents of the collection includes abstracts and examinations of title and deeds of warranty and/ or mortgages relating to the Highland Park area. The dates of the materials span from circa 1839-1934.
Playbills, photos. clipping and correspondence regarding actor's tenure at local venues, including The Music Theater (located adjacent to Villa Moderne) and the Tenthouse Theater in the Round. Photograph subjects include Mayele Gabor; Bill Krott (Stage Manager) ; David Tihmar (Director); Jimmy Kommack; Bill Hayes; Lisa Drake; and Ward Orhman; Monica Van Vooren; and Tom Williams as well as pictures of the Men's Chorus room exterior and interior; the Music Theater; the Theater in the Round in season and before demolition; and the Villa Moderne. Original order has been maintained. Correspondence copies with the Library have been kept physically in the collection. Addtionally, there are 2 broadsides, 1 framed, for 1954 productions of "Anything Goes" and "Showboat" at the Music Theater, billed as "Chicago's Theater in the Country."
This collection documents early Highland Park and Elm Place School. It is a series of class photographs and teaching aids. The collection has been arranged into 5 series with a list of each item in that series. They are mostly black and white and a few have been damaged. They are all 4x5. These slides may have been taken chiefly by Jesse Lowe Smith. Brand Studio may also be responsible for some of the photography.
This collection contains images in and around Highland Park (chiefly). It has been arranged into 4 series with a list of each item in that series. A few slides have been damaged, and some are difficult to view due to over exposure. They are a mix of sizes ranging from 4x5 to 5x10. These slides may have been taken by the Brand Bros. Studio or Jesse Lowe Smith.
This collection is made up of general photographs from the Highland Park Historical Society archives. It is comprised of 17 (artificial_ series with 29 sub series. The series are divided into topics with the sub series dividing some of the larger series into more specific smaller topics, while remaining general. The topics that are covered in this collection include places, locations, buildings, negatives, and people. Many of the images were done at the Brand Brothers Studio in Highland Park. Their photographic contribution to the documentation of Highland Park through the years is vitally important and the majority of the images held by HPHS.