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Tintypes and ferrotypes

Tintypes and ferrotypes that may include stock photography as well as family and theater images. Images of note include a Highland Park firefighter, an African-American, portraits and staged images.

A number of these photographs indicate Orson B Brand as photographer and appear to have been taken chiefly in the same studio with the same props. There are numerous images that appear to be self portraits by Brand.

Brand, Orson B


Legal documents, original German church book with translation, histories of the church, certificates and awards, directories of church members, wagon wheel quilt, vacation bible school files, newspaper clippings, financial records, and other materials related the church. The legal documents include constitutions, by-laws, and incorporation records as well as court cases involving the church. The quilt, made in 1896, was created as a fundraiser for the church.


The series is comprised of VHS and audio cassettes from church activities. Includes a VHS copy of Sunday School Picnic movies from the 1930s; an audio cassette of Youth Night on December 9, 1973; 3 VHS and 3 audio cassettes of homecoming festivities on April 28, 1991 ; a Church inventory tape from May 16, 1996; and 1 untitled, undated audio cassette.


Monthly church newsletters with various titles, Sunday bulletins, Western Conference of Evangelical Congregational Church journals, disciplines, hymnals, and other printed materials. These materials document both the worship practices and activities of the church in Highland Park, Illinois, and the national and regional church conferences the Evangelical Congregational Church.


Photographs of the church buildings, congregation, and church activities. Includes framed photograph of 50th Anniversary of first couple married at the church, Fred and Hulda Botker. Also includes photo cuts of interiors of the church and the Christian Education Building.


Correspondence, publications, news clippings, financial records, legal documents, and other materials about church activities and operations. Also includes information about the national church organizations the Highland Park church was affiliated with.

Special Days

Materials documenting special events at the church including church anniversaries, dedication of the Christian Education Building, mother-daughter banquets, and homecoming celebrations. Includes correspondence, booklets, guest books, photographs, programs, and other memorabilia.

Women's Missionary Society and Sunday School

Record books, by-laws, histories, and other documents about the Women’s Missionary Society at the church. These records describe the society’s meetings, finances, and efforts to extend their beliefs across the world. Sunday School records include minutes, attendance accounts, and reports of Sunday school activities.


Records of the various organizations within the church. Minutes, financial reports, membership rolls, correspondence, and other documents describe the activities of church groups including Men’s Fellowship, Women’s Fellowship, Mary and Marth Guild, Keystone League of Christian Endeavor, Boy Scouts, missionary societies, and other groups.

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