Collection 2015.10 - Pike, C. Harlan collection

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US IlHpHS 2015.10


Pike, C. Harlan collection


  • 1928-1968 (Creation)

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3 files : 1 Box - 25.5 x 3.5 x 33 cm.

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Biographical history

Pike attended one year at Elm Place School in Highland Park, Illinois, 1927-1928. According to his daughter Terri, Pike gave a speech at the 1928 graduation and attributed, in part, achievements in later life to a "good start under the tutelage of Jesse Lowe Smith."
Pike was highly involved in Elm Place alumni activities throughout his life.

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Donated by Pike's daughter.

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The collection contains correspondence, a newspaper clipping, the memorial service program for Jesse Lowe Smith, and newsletters of the Old Timer's Club. The Old Timer's Club met once a year and was composed of teachers who were at Elm Place School when Mr. Jesse Lowe Smith was the principal.
Also included is a photograph of students at Elm Place School dated June 1928, a photograph of the Class of February, 1928: William Nunn, Henry Witten, Bob Phelps, Melvin Cummings, Tom Russell, Jefferson Bennett (Class President), Jesse Craig, Richard Rioux, Rudolph Stricker, Irving Garling.
Martin Bennett, Fred Fell, Alfred Meyer, Selma L. Cook, Jane Holmes, Norma Finley, Edith Kilgore, Helene Borchardt, Grace Lindstrom, Raymond Bock, Sam Ugolini. Florence Skuldy, Mary Wohlbruck, Ruth Durment, Dorothy Anderson, Elinor Fischer. Esther Drake, Isabel Mann, Clifford Thomas, Lee Randall, Mary Mayor. Robert Freeman, Robert Wood, Nelson Forrest, Eugene Masterson, Alice Mulvihill. Dorothy Schadewitz, Miss Lena M. Nixon, Gladys Arnold.
It also contains a photograph of the Class of June, 1928: Miss Etta Grunewald, Amelia Ostrowsky, Mildred Dostalek, Miss Lena M. Nixon, Louise Willard, Almyra Gibson, Muriel Prato, Marion R. Moon, Priscilla Mann. Elizabeth Zimmerman, Muriel M. Mowers, Esther Drake, Barbara Sullivan, Jane Kaufman, MacDonald Lowe, Marco Carani. Barbara Funke, Melvin Finney, Henry B. Clark, Sara Ann McClernan, Robert Fay, Grace Arline Flint, Edward Marder, Glen Christenson. O'Neal Ronzani, Hugo Winkler, William Walker, Ella Hupprich, Sadie L. Coates, Mavern Hamilton, Ray Bock. Elmer M. Nielsen, Theodore Pasquesi, Janet Gaidzik, Kathleen Slack, Irvin Garling, Jesse A. Craig, Walter O'Neill, Melvin Cummings, Harlan Pike (Class President), Frank Goffo, Eva Scott, Florence Warren, Luella Dunn, Nouri Mancogian, Thomas E. Russell, Norman Alfred Gastfield, Charlotte Clark.

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  • English

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Good condition.

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Archivist's note

Processed by Claudia Nickson. August, 2015.

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  • Box: Untitled