This artificial collection created by the Society consists of 31 oversize, chiefly mounted, maps. Many of the mountings have maps on both sides. Maps are of Highland Park, Illinois. There are several maps of the state of Illinois. An inventory file entitled "Map Collection" contains images of several of the maps. An asterisk in the inventory indicates items in this collection.
The Hart family collection contains 9 architectural house drawings of the James M. Hart house, located at 282 Linden Park Place, Highland Park IL. This house was designed by Milton Schwartz. The dates of the drawings range from the mid 1950s to the mid 1970s. These drawings reflect the additions and improvements the Harts made on the property. The collection also contains a box of photographs and documents for the Hart family.
The map of Highland Park and vicinity was compiled by Windes and Marsh, civil engineers and surveyors. The map is color coded. The date on the map is 1934. However, there is a note: P.E. Cole, city engineer, January 1938. The atlas of the city of Highland Park, Lake County Index sheet shows a street index of Highland Park that is color coded. The index sheet was drawn in 1932 by D.D. Corrough and P.E. Cole and revised 26 Feb 1939 by Corrough and 18 July 1939 by P.E. Cole.
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.