The collection consists of personal and professional papers of the architect Edward H. Bennett. The collection is arranged into two series. Series 1 includes correspondence, drafts, and plans from throughout Bennett's career. The most significant part of the collection is the correspondence between Daniel Burnham and Bennett, that reveals some of Burnham's thoughts regarding the 1909 Plan of Chicago. There are letters with other professional colleagues as well. The photographs span both the professional and personal realms, including many photographs of three generations of the Bennett family and many photographs Bennett took or acquired to inform his architectural projects. There are several sketchbooks and scrapbooks and also several books of study photographs.Bennett, Edward H. (Edward Herbert), 1874-1954
This scrapbook, compiled by Yale University class agent of many years George Douglas Miller, contains newspaper clippings, photographs, announcements, pamphlets and other written works related to activities and members of the Yale University class of 1870. Among these graduates was the Reverend Dr. James G.K. McClure, the president of Lake Forest College from 1897-1901. McClure was also a trustee of the college.
Other noted members of the class of 1870 include George Bird Grinnell, a naturalist, conservationist and ethnologist and Edward O. Wolcott, United States senator from Colorado from 1889-1901.Miller, George Douglas
This collection consists of a photo album containing black and white photographs, mostly of Riverside Farm, some with people. There are also small black and white photographs of unknown people, each contained within an envelope labeled with photographer information and subject matter on the outside.
Additionally in the collection are several documents pertaining to the Hoffman family and the history of the farm, as well as a figuring book that contains annual financial reports and contact information for various individuals listed alphabetically.Hoffman Family
These three scrapbooks contain newspaper clippings containing not only text, but also a number of images. The articles address various aspects of the Spanish-American War, including the origins of the war, battle summaries and war updates, numerous reports and statements made by president William McKinley and other government officials. The articles come from a variety of news sources, including the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Evening Post, Chicago Times-Herald, New York World, New York Herald and New York Journal.Unknown
This scrapbook contains various photographs of George Jennings, often with the players he coached. There are several photographs solely of tennis players without Jennings pictured in them.
Also in the scrapbook are a few newspaper articles about Jennings and/or the George Jennings Tennis School. Additionally, the scrapbook contains a small amount of correspondence and an award Jennings received for outstanding service from the Professional Lawn Tennis Association.Jennings Tennis School
This collection contains materials related to Marvin Dilkey. This includes newspaper clippings, photographs both of Dilkey and his family, a DePauw Alumnus magazine and a scrapbook of materials about Dilkey. The collection also includes a journal featuring biographies of various American historical figures, handwritten by Dilkey.Dilkey, Marvin