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Highland Park Chamber of Commerce, records

  • Collection
  • 1910-

These records contain 2 series: organizational minutes; 1914-1941, and related records and items related to the Chamber's 75th "Jubilee" anniversary celebration.

Highland Park Chamber of Commerce

Scrapbook of Ellen Truax

  • 69-311-1
  • Item
  • 1927 - 1950

Scrapbook of Ellen Truax, chiefly news clippings on history of Highland Park, beginning with the establishment of historic route marks on Green Bay Road to the 1950 inauguration

Tippey, Ellen Truax

The Gardener’s Daughter DVD

DVD-ROM that is titled “The Gardener’s Daughter, and is dated April 10th, 2000. On the disc under the title written in a fine point black sharpie is the name of the honored individual in question, Elise Weisenber [sic] Gieser. This artifact is houses in it’s original plastic case, and there appear to be minimal amount of scratches on the backside of the disc. Although there are 6 files timestamped as being created on December 31st, 1999 on the disc, only the last one is playable and contains an hour-long interview of Elise about her life and relation to the Bonita Vista Estate (now known as North Suburban Synagogue Beth El) that her father was responsible for. This video was created in tandem with her 90th birthday celebration.

Fire Chief Medallion

This Fire Chief Medallion belonged to Adolph Gieser. It was awarded to him by the International Association of Fire Engineers during their 39th annual convention between the dates of September 19th-22nd, 1911. The metal casting is a bronze colored, and the attached faded and frayed ribbon is red. This artifact was removed from it’s cotton housing and re-housed inside ph. neutral tissue paper

Deerfield Yearbooks

This group contains copies of The Deerfield that were ostensibly owned by the Gieser family. The various books have signatures and other original marks on them. The dates of the included yearbooks are as follows: 1923, 1924, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928 (2), and 1930.

Highland Park Historical Society

Photo-Book Three

This photograph book is bound by rivets and is made of leather wrapped paper, which is flaking and fading. Inside are over 30 landscape photographs of scenic properties and flora that were ostensibly taken by Elise’s father. Some of these photographs are of the Bonita Vista estate, and there are no provided dates associated with the photographs. Attached loosely on the inside of the first page there is a small handwritten packet located inside a vanilla colored enveloped that lists some of the properties and gives terse descriptions about the photographs themselves.

Highland Park Historical Society

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