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Toy Heaven

  • US IlHpHS 2015.1
  • Item
  • ca. 1970

Bag from local store.

Toy Heaven.

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

Ravinia Woman's Club, records

  • US IlHpHS Ravi.wom
  • Collection
  • 1911-1969

There are five series in this collection: Scrapbooks, Committees, Financial, General, and Members. Within the Committees series there are two subseries: Contracts, and Events under Committees, and Minutes and Membership Directories under Members.

There are three  scrapbooks.  Each one displays a mix of photographs, letters, ticket stubs, and pamphlets.  Many are incomplete due to deterioration and other preservation issues.  One scrapbook, chiefly arranged chronologically, with some topical pages, appears to have been created for the 25th anniversary of the Ravinia Women's Club, also known as the Ravinia Civics Club and the Ravinia Women's Club The scrapbook includes bylaws, yearbooks, clippings and programs and inter-organizational correspondence.

There are three committees that took part in the Ravinia Woman’s Club; they are Philanthropy, Social, and Village House. These committees held luncheons, dinner theater, and fashion shows and musical performances. These events can be found under the two subseries titles of Contracts and Events. These dates range from 1934-1969.

The financial section of the collection holds various member dues, expenses for events, and the costs involved with running the Club. It also contains some audits and tax-exempt forms applying for 501c3 not for profit status. The series ranges from 1916-1969.

General information ranges from 1911-1964. This topical file holds a mixture of histories, correspondence, outreach, and newspaper clippings.

The Members series of the collection forms the bulk of the Ravinia Woman’s Club records. It has two subseries the first being the Minutes of the meetings, with dates ranging from 1913-1957. Within the minutes are also newspaper clippings and letters. The second subseries are the extensive collection of Membership Directories. They almost hold a complete history of the Club ranging from 1919-1969. They help place the Ravinia Woman’s Club into its context by also being associated with the Lyons Township Federation of Women’s Clubs and the Federation of Clubs of the 10th Congressional District of Illinois.

Ravinia Civic Association.

Metzel Family collection

  • US IlHpHS 2012.4
  • Collection
  • Bulk, 1960-1966

This collection documents the Metzel family from the Civil War era 1860s through the 1960s. Its contents include a family history, landscape architecture blueprints by celebrated landscape architect, O.C. Simonds, contracts, and images.

A.J. Metzel and his family moved to Highland Park, Illinois in 1912 and developed an elaborately landscaped estate. This collection holds hand-colored images or the estate. The family owned the Cutler Shoe Company in Chicago from 1885-1937. A.J.’s son, Truman became the sole owner of the company in 1929 when his father died. The collection includes a family history written by Truman Thwing Metzel that spans from ca.1860-1960.

Metzel Family

Map of Highland Park Woodlands

  • US IlHpHS wood.lan
  • Item
  • 1936

Map shows the Highland park Woodlands: the area between Western and Priscilla (east-west) and Euclid and Burchell (north-south). There are drawings of proposed houses in the area as well as restrictions on the lots. The map was drawn by M.B. Schaeffer, June 20, 1936.

Schaeffer, M. B.

Kelly's : A Sports club for boys

  • US IlHpHS 2011.1.1
  • Item
  • ca. 1952-1960

Framed drawing charcoal on paper Kelly's on Hintz Road, Wheeling, Illinois with caption "Everything for the Boy." (Offices in Highland Park, Illinois.)

Kennedy, Tom, Delineator

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