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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.

Highland Park Historical Society

Highland Park Historical Society Records

  • Series
  • 1964 - 1976

This series contains documents pertaining to Highland Park Historical Society. The documents from the Challenge Grant Fund from 1992 through 1994 are included as well as repairs that have been done on the house and other administrative documents pertaining to the society.

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Highland Park Centennial Collection

  • US IlHpHS Cent.col
  • Collection
  • 1959-1976

This collection, created by the Highland Park Historical Society, contains materials relating to Highland Park's centennial celebration in 1969. The collection includes memorabilia such as stickers, candle holders, and wooden nickels, the Centennial Anniversary Dinner programs, manuscripts for publications about Highland Park history, especially in reference to its centennial, special editions of local news publications covering the centennial, news clippings, and the centennial banner.

Highland Park Chamber of Commerce

Hotel Moraine-on-the-Lake Collection

  • US IlHpHS hote.mor
  • Collection
  • Bulk, 1950-1972

The Hotel Moraine-on-the-Lake Collection contains correspondence, records, promotional material, photographs and items relating to the operation of the Hotel Moraine-on-the-Lake. The collection contains materials from all periods of operation, but focuses mainly on the years between 1960 and 1968 when it operated as a site for industry conventions. The collection also documents the development proposed by Bert Schwartz and the community activism of the Moraine Citizens Committee. The Highland Park Historical Society was active in the last years of the hotel's existence celebrating its history and accruing items that would become this collection. Also documented in this collection is the Hotel Moraine (Highwood, Illinois). The Hotel Moraine (Highwood) is represented by news clippings, photographs, and original architectural plans

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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.

Highland Park Historical Society

Highland Park Hospital Collection

  • US IlHpHS hosp.col
  • Collection
  • 1917-1989

This collection documents the Highland Park Hospital. There are two series: Friends of Highland Park Hospital and Highland Park Hospital.

The first series holds reports and other materials created by the Friends of Highland Park Hospital and related organizations. The community funded hospital and its supporting organizations created and disseminated updates on the hospital's progress, events, and free general health information. The Hospital also had a Thrift Shop, run by the Highland Park Hospital Auxiliary. This series includes newsletters, annual reports, correspondence, pamphlets, and thrift shop information.

The second series, Highland Park Hospital, documents the Highland Park Hospital. It holds material to increase awareness and promote the Hospital. Annual reports, early birth records, correspondence, hospital development information, program information, pamphlets, newsletters, newspaper clippings, newspapers, photographs (images and negatives), and stock certificates comprise 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.

Highland Park Historical Society

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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Exmoor Country Club Collection

  • US IlHpHS Exmo.cou
  • Collection
  • 1896-1996

This collection contains images, clippings, monographs, and other ephemera documenting Exmoor Country Club.

Highland Park Historical Society

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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