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.
Playbills, photos. clipping and correspondence regarding actor's tenure at local venues, including The Music Theater (located adjacent to Villa Moderne) and the Tenthouse Theater in the Round. Photograph subjects include Mayele Gabor; Bill Krott (Stage Manager) ; David Tihmar (Director); Jimmy Kommack; Bill Hayes; Lisa Drake; and Ward Orhman; Monica Van Vooren; and Tom Williams as well as pictures of the Men's Chorus room exterior and interior; the Music Theater; the Theater in the Round in season and before demolition; and the Villa Moderne. Original order has been maintained. Correspondence copies with the Library have been kept physically in the collection. Addtionally, there are 2 broadsides, 1 framed, for 1954 productions of "Anything Goes" and "Showboat" at the Music Theater, billed as "Chicago's Theater in the Country."