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Maps

  • US IlHpHS R2013-3
  • Collection
  • 1820-2000

This artificial collection created by the Society consists of 31 oversize, chiefly mounted, maps. Many of the mountings have maps on both sides. Maps are of Highland Park, Illinois. There are several maps of the state of Illinois. An inventory file entitled "Map Collection" contains images of several of the maps. An asterisk in the inventory indicates items in this collection.

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Highland Park Day Parade : real photo postcards

  • US IlHpHS high.day
  • Collection
  • Bulk, 1900-1915

This (artificial) collection contains postcard images of the Highland Park Day Parade. Images show scenes of the parade including group participants and floats. Includes some duplicates.

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Places of Worship (Highland Park, Ill.)

  • US IlHpHS wors.col
  • Collection
  • ca. 1850-1958

Highland Park has a diversity of churches and synagogues, representing multiple denominations. From the first, a Catholic Church a cabin of oak logs erected by early settlers in 1846 to the Christian Science Church built in 1904 (the building was sold to the City in 1984), this collection comprises documents, service programs, photographs, newspaper articles and other materials pertinent to the Roman Catholic, Evangelical, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, and other Christian churches and materials pertinent to several Jewish synagogues serving the community.

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Highland Park Schools Collection

  • US IlHpHS scho.col
  • Collection
  • Bulk, 1900-1970

This collection contains photographs, yearbooks, report cards, attendance records, graduation and school performance programs, a financial record book, newspaper articles, and other school related ephemera from Highland Park Schools. The Highland Park Schools Collection appears to have been created at the Highland Park Historical Society and provenance is mixed and mostly undocumented. It should also be noted that many of the photographs within the collection were taken by the Brand Studio of Highland Park, IL. The following is an overview of materials that may be of special interest: Box 1 contains photographs of Highland Park School buildings and students from 1900-1950; Box 2 contains photographs of Highland Park High School sports teams and band from 1920-1950; autographed photograph of Harry E. Bolle, H.P.H.S band director; Box 3 contains school attendance and scholarship records from 1922-1941; Box 4 contains a financial record book from 1913-1923 with special mention given to information regarding the Nixon Fund on the first page; Box 5 contains materials from Highland Park Schools and related organizations such as the Board of Education for District 108 and 107. Items of special interest include: Board of Education and District 108 materials from 1909-1992; Elm Place School Building Dedication materials from 1870-1998; Elm Place School Girl Patrol materials from 1930-1984; Elm Place School plays, concerts, and award ceremonies programs from 1922-1984; publications from Highland Park Schools including Sparks, The Crier, The Green Elm and student publications from 1860-1946, 2 copies of A History of Elm Place School and Green Bay Road School (1944) by Etta Grunewald; Elm Place School graduation programs, photographs from 1893-1999; a scrapbook of photographs and written work on Elm Place School from 1916; a copy of the Blue and White, Deerfield-Shields High School newspaper from June 3, 1924; A Survey That Looks Ahead Ten Years by R.L. Sandwick from November 20, 1940; early Elm Place School photographs and documents from 1880-1984; Northwood Junior High Commencement Program from June 15, 1978; Indian Trail School photographs and documents from 1969-1990; Oak Park Terrace School photographs and documents from 1918-1990; Red Oak Junior High School Graduation Program from 1967; Red Oak Junior High “Oakies” Pendent; West Ridge School photographs and documents from 1914-1939; Braeside School documents and photographs from 1943-1957; History of Braeside School by Byron Klorfine; newspaper article about Francis Stupey Log Cabin and Braeside School from 1943; Ravinia School photographs and documents ca. 1950; miscellaneous school pictures from 1916-1930; class autograph book from 1930; scrapbook of Deerfield-Shields Township High School from 1918-1940; Lincoln School Yearbooks 1939-40; book of newspaper clippings from 1920-1950; North Shores Series and other music performance programs from 1929-1941 (includes performance by Marian Anderson, Ezio Pinza, and Fritz Kreisler); issues of Ravinia School Scribbler Newspaper, Vol. 3 No. 1 and 2 from 1931 and 1932; Highland Park

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Telephone directories collection

  • US IlHpHS Tele.dir
  • Collection
  • 1890-2014

Various Highland Park and neighboring communities arranged chronologically and by decade, white and yellow pages : 1890-1999 ; 1999-2000 ; 2001 ; 2002 ; 2002-2003 ; 2004-2005 ; 2007 ; 2008-2009 ; 2009-2010 (2) ; 2010 ; 2010-2011 ; 2011-2012 (2) ; 2012 ; 2013 ; 2013-2014 ; 2014.
Issues dated 1908-1913 have been digitized and are available on the Library's website via the link below.

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Ravinia Park Collection

  • US IlHpHS Ravi.par
  • Collection
  • Bulk, 1920-2000

This artificial collection, created by the Highland Park Historical Society, contains records relating to the Ravinia Park in Highland Park, IL. The collection contains records relating to Ravinia's history, construction, opening and annual festival. The collection also contains photographs of the park as well as newsletters that contain articles about the park. The dates of the materials range from the early 20th century to the early 21st century; the bulk of the material dates from the 20th century.

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Time capsule contents

  • US IlHpHS 1971.hp150
  • Series
  • 1969-1971

Seventeen printed items and ephemera, including postcards, monographs, periodicals, a telephone directory, and silver dollar placed in safe deposit bank in 1971. Series also includes notes from opening, key envelope and engraved plaque.

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Millard family collection

  • US IlHpHS mill.fam
  • Collection
  • ca. 1896-1990

These two folders, created by the Highland Park Historical Society circa 1970, contain B/W images of the Millard house, portraits of Sylvester and Malcolm Millard, house and family related clippings and some correspondence regarding the City of Highland Park and pamphlets on state Parks and preservation.

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Business series

  • US IlHpHS busi.ser
  • Series
  • 1864-2008

This series contains records relating to business in Highland Park, IL that are either prominent or business that conducted transactions with the city of Highland Park. This is an artificial series created by the Highland Park Historical Society. The dates range from the late 19th century to the early 21st century. The series contains brochures, photographs, business receipts, correspondence, and advertisements relating to business in Highland Park, chiefly arranged by business name.

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Fort Sheridan Collection

  • US IlHpHS fort.she
  • Collection
  • 1887-2000

This artificial collection, which appears to have been created by the Highland Park Historical Society, contains files related to the Fort Sheridan army base (active from 1887-1993) located in Fort Sheridan, Illinois. The files contain records regarding the history of Fort Sheridan, ceremonies and events held there, its redevelopment, visitor's guides and photographs documenting its history. It is arranged by topic.

Fort Sheridan (Ill.).

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