The Institute's records include a collection of reports gathered from local sources, news clippings, and term papers about Chicago-area suburban communities. The clippings offer newspaper coverage of planning discussions and decisions not always indexed elsewhere. The suburban community files include student term papers assigned in Wood-Institute-related courses about individual communities and are listed here with other materials for those towns. These term papers may include such material as bibliographic references, data tables, zoning and land-use maps, and useful historical descriptions of community dynamics. Given that these term papers were researched and written from the early 1970s to the mid 1980s, some of the sources listed may no longer be accessible. The term papers are available for consultation by pre-arrangement at the Archives and Special Collections reading room. In every case, the names of the students and the instructor’s comments are removed for privacy purposes.Wood Institute
The collection consists of a variety of materials from the library and from information technology. Most materials are from the library. Included in the collections are memos, meeting minutes, statistics, student employment handbooks, and reports. There is not a complete set of anything. Some materials regarding the library are in off site storage.
The collection consists of biographical, professional, and other materials related to faculty at Lake Forest College. The collection has been maintained by archivists at the College over the years. Most of these files appear to have been maintained by the Dean of Faculty's office before being sent to the Archives.