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Mary Aldis Collection 1910-1949

  • US ILfC SC/012
  • Collection

The collection consists of three main series of materials that supplement other cataloged holdings relating to Mary Aldis, her family, her estate, her literary work, and her Lake Forest Players/Playhouse.  The first series consists of a small grou...

Aldis, Mary, b. 1872, 1872-1949

Patterson Family Papers 1852-1953

  • US ILfC SC/013
  • Collection

The Patterson Family Papers consists of newspaper clippings; Joseph Medill Patterson's research notes about the Patterson family; obituaries; and photographs of members of the Patterson family, the staff of the Chicago Tribune, and World War ...

Patterson, Joseph Medill, 1879-1946

Phoebe Norcross Bentley Family and Personal Papers

  • US ILfC SC/014
  • Collection
  • 1891 - 1975

The collection consists of literary works and stage play scripts, many of which were written by Louis E. Laflin, Jr.; some of these were performed by members of Lake Forest College's acting clubs. The collection also includes Mrs. Bentley...

Phoebe Wrenn Norcross Bentley (Mrs. Richard)

Edward Arpee Papers, 1946-1964

  • US ILfC SC/016
  • Collection
  • 1946 - 1964

The collection contains the papers of Edward Arpee and is arranged in two series. The first series consists of two folders pertaining to the working relationship and manuscript of the World War II memoirs of then Col. John Francis Regis Seitz (d. ...

Arpee, Edward

George and Mary Beach Global Travel Memoirs 1966-1980

  • US ILfC SC/017
  • Collection

This collection consists of five travel narratives by George R. Beach (ca. 1903-1990), a long-time Lake Forest resident, mayor of the City, and chair of the College's Board of Trustees from 1971 to 1974.These journal-type narratives, which fo...

Beach, George R. (George Raimes), Jr., ca. 1903-1990

Carey Orr Editorial Cartoons 1926-1960

  • US ILfC SC/019
  • Collection

The collection features one folder of correspondence (photocopied) and eleven original editorial cartoons by artist Carey Cassius Orr (1890-1967). As a Pulitizer Prize winning cartoonist, Orr produced much of his witty and pointed work, including ...

Orr, Carey 1890-1967, 1890-1967

City of Lake Forest Water Works 1891-1955 1891-1938

  • US ILfC SC/022
  • Collection

The collection consists of records of the Lake Forest Water Company when it was founded in 1891, the papers of its subsidiaries through 1921, and when it became the City of Lake Forest's Water Works unit in 1921 to 1938, with some records as ...

Lake Forest Water Company

Ernest A. Johnson and Edith Johnson Collection

  • US ILfC SC/025
  • Collection
  • 1940 - 1969

This collection contains the personal papers of Ernest A. Johnson, the 9th President of Lake Forest College, donated by his wife, Edith Johnson. The papers mostly consist of documents such as personal correspondence, photographs, pamphlets, newspa...

Johnson, Ernest A.

Eugene Beauharnais Payne Civil War Letters 1862-1864 1862

  • US ILfC SC/027
  • Collection

This collection predominantly consists of correspondence in the form of (handwritten in ink) 20 personal letters sent from Eugene Beuharnais Payne, a Union Civil War Soldier, to his wife Delia W. Payne in the year of 1862.The collection does also ...

Payne, Eugene B.

Louis Ellsworth Laflin, Jr. and June K. Laflin Collection 1950s-1970s

  • US ILfC SC/030
  • Collection

This collection, divided into 4 series, primarily contains the written play scripts of Louis Ellsworth (Ells) Laflin Jr. (Series One). The additional material within the collection include the written and visual materials of PlayReaders Theatre Gr...

Laflin, Ells

Garden Cities Pamphlet Collection

  • US ILfC SC/032
  • Collection
  • 1907-1934

The Garden Cities Pamphlets Collection contains informational pamphlets advertising garden cities in England, Germany and the United States. There are accompanying maps with some pamphlets. Other pamphlets include more general information addres...

Unknown Donor

Blanche Young Oldham Collection

  • US ILfC SC/033
  • Collection
  • 1914-1969

This collection contains various book and short story manuscripts written by Blanche Young Oldham. There is also a finished copy of her book, "How the Manx Cat Lost its Tail,” as well as a binder with the author’s notes.Additionally, the col...

Oldham, Blanche Young

Frederick Van Sickle Collection

  • US ILfC SC/034
  • Collection
  • circa 1890-1920, 1981-1986

This collection contains materials amassed by Van Sickle while undertaking the writing of his senior thesis. The bulk of this collection contains audiocassettes with interviews Van Sickle conducted with Lake Forest residents who lived in the town...

Van Sickle, Frederick

Arthur M. Wood Family Collection

  • US ILfC SC/035
  • Collection
  • 1932 - 1974

This small group of materials includes small-format candid amateur photographic prints, family letters, and news clippings by and about members of this Lake Forest, Illinois family, mostly from the 1940s and 1950s.There is a small reference collec...

Wood, Pauline Palmer, ca. 1917-1984

Susan Dart Newspaper Column Collection

  • US ILfC SC/036
  • Collection
  • 1976 - 1981

The collection consists of drafts and publications of Susan Dart McCutcheon's nationally syndicated natural foods column.

Dart, Susan, 1920-2007

Lloyd Family Papers

  • US ILfC SC/037
  • Collection

The collection is an assortment of personal papers and non-book materials that were donated to the Lake Forest College Library by Marion Musser Lloyd, the wife of Glen Alfred Lloyd.Overall, these personal papers show the different lives, accomplis...

Lloyd, Marion Musser (Mrs. Glen), 1910-2005

J.S. Hyatt, North Shore Line Diaries

  • US ILfC SC/039
  • Collection
  • 1926-1940

This collection consists of ten diaries belonging to J.S. Hyatt. They provide insight into his day-to-day life and his work as a civil engineer, with the majority of the diaries documenting various appointments and meetings.

Hyatt, J. S.

R. H. Middleton's Thomas Bewick Wood Block and Collection 1799-1985 1799, 1985

  • US ILfC SC/040
  • Collection

This collection is a small group of materials relating to R. Hunter Middleton and his work.  In addition to one engraved Bewick wood block, there is a group of discarded (and rescued) proofs of Bewick prints from blocks, a small group of prints an...

Middleton, R. Hunter (Robert Hunter), 1898-1985

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