This collection contains two letters from Nelly (Eleanor) Kinzie Gordon to Mary Williams Blatchford (Mrs. Eliphalet W.) in the summer of 1910, a duplicate copy of 1914 second edition of her mother's, Juliette Kinzie's narrative of her mother-in-law Mrs. Kinzie's account of the 1812 Battle of Fort Dearborn, and a short reference file granting a brief overview of Kinzie family background. Mrs. Nelly Gordon was the spouse of General W. W. Gordon II of Savannah, Georgia, and the mother of Juliette Gordon Low, founder in 1912 of the Girl Scouts in the U.S.A.Gordon, Eleanor Lytle Kinzie, 1835-1917
Alfred S. Austrian and Paul M. Godehn, both of the Chicago law firm of Mayer, Meyer, Austrian & Platt, corresponded for the purpose of acquiring rare books and manuscripts with many significant and knowledgeable dealers in the trades. The collection consists of letters, telegrams, invoices, etc. exchanged with the major U.S. and U.K. book and manuscript dealers of the period, particularly those of Chicago, New York, and London and extending into the 1930s and 1940s. It is not immediately clear if they were acting for a client, not named, or for themselves. Neither appears among the names of the membership of Chicago’s Caxton Club, a book collectors group. Among the dealer names included in the correspondence, typically with typed letters signed, are Walter Hill, Chicago; A.S.W. Rosenbach, Philadelphia; Thomas Madigan and Walter Benjamin, New York; and Dawson’s and Maggs, U.K.Alfred Austrian
The collection consists of railroad timetables from across the United States and some from Canada. Many were collected by James Sloss. They are organized by name of the railroad.
This collection consists of bound formal City of Lake Forest reports pertaining to the late 1950s and early 1960s. The main subjects presented in the collection are financially concerned including the annual budget, audit reports, and written reports by the City Manager.
The Wood Family Papers comprises the story of J. Howard Wood as a student at Lake Forest College from 1918-1922 as well as his life as a graduate student at Harvard from 1922-1926. This collection includes maps and town information of where the family lived, genealogical information such as birth, death, and marriage records, family photographs, and hand written as well as typed letters of correspondence. Most important to this collection is Howard Wood’s correspondence with his father (John), mother (Julia), brother (Rob), and sister (Mildred). In these letters, the reader will develop a sense of how close this family was with one another, Howard Wood’s student life and his financial struggles, and his journey into a his career at the Chicago Tribune.Wood, J. Howard
The collection consists of thirty-eight legal documents that Chief Justice Warren E. Burger gave to Marion Musser Lloyd, wife of Chicago attorney Glen A. Lloyd. The collection includes many handwritten notes including the legally difficult 1974 opinion on the Nixon Watergate tapes.Burger, Warren E., 1907-1995
The collection consists of a diverse assortment of newspaper and magazine publications that consider the many issues and debates found with the discussion of women's rights and the concept of the Feminist ideology. The various works are written for both local and global audiences alike on subjects like equal gender rights, abortion, perception of sexual orientation, and etc. The dates of the different publications, 77 titles in total, range as early as 1970 to the late 1980s.
This collection consists extensively of the written correspondence and personal papers of the three generations of the McClure-Stuart family. Namely, the letters convey the conversations between groups like parent to child, sibling to sibling, and friend to friend showing one family tree, as it covers a date range spanning as early as the 1790s and ending in the late 1960s.
It contains a variety of letter types including greeting/holiday cards, postcards, business cards (ex. Quaker Oats Co. letterhead), social call cards, telegrams, wedding invites, geographical maps, posts from the war front, US Diplomatic event cards, photographs, newspaper clippings, party lists and recipes, notes of sympathy, and special keepsakes such as drawings, a pressed flower, and even clothing swatches displaying the history of the well-respected Lake Forest McClure-Stuart family.
Overall, the 2,260~ letter collection is split into three parts: 1) Boxes #1-4 Letters of Nathan Fellows Dixon (I and II), Harriet Dixon, and James G.K. & Phebe Ann (Annie) McClure, 2) Boxes #5-9 Letters of the McClure Children, Stuart Grandchildren, and Items of McClure-Stuart Memorabilia, and 3) Boxes #10-13 Letters from Assorted Friends to the McClure-Stuart Family.
An easy to read copy of the family tree appears at the beginning of this collection as JPEG image.
For more information, contact the Lake Forest College Archivist and consult the biographical sketches of the creators/main family members.Stuart, Harriet (McClure)
This collection holds the papers of the Lake Forest Improvement Trust. This organization formed in 1912 to redevelop Lake Forest’s central business district known as the Market Square. The materials given by Griffth Grant and Lackie, Realtors, Inc. covered the period of the planning, construction, and early operation of Market Square. The documents in this collection also consist of correspondence between Trustees and various groups of people, technical maps and drawings, formal contracts between Trustees and the building team, past images of Market Square and a number of reference and research papers/articles compiled by Shirley M. Paddock,Gordon M. Lackie of Griffth Grant and Lackie, Realtors, Inc., and past LFC archivist Arthur Miller on the planning of Market Square.
It should be noted that due to the fragile state of many of the donated materials, the collection mainly is made up of detailed B&W and color photocopies.
For more information or questions, please contact the Lake Forest College Archivist.
The files in this collection may include some original documents collected by College Archivist Emeritus Arthur Miller. Most of the material is secondary research. There may be occasional pieces of correspondence.Miller, Arthur H.
A substantial portion of the Weber & Weber Collection contains documents relating to the Ravinia Festival Park as Bertram Weber worked on a number of architectural projects at the park. These documents include correspondence and architectural proposals and plans for work on the Pavilion, West Parking Lot, Murray Theater, Gate Building, First Aid Building, and West Toilet Building, among others. Related to Ravinia, there are also financial documents, annual reports, festival publications, art exhibit documents, festival flag designs, as well as Board of Trustee and Executive Committee meeting minutes.
Also in the collection are personal documents of Bertram Weber. This includes correspondence between he and clients and family and friends, as well as documents related to the various clubs and associations to which Weber belonged. The collection also contains architectural tools used by both Bertram and John Weber.
The collection contains a number of building plans and blueprints from projects designed by Weber. These projects include both private residences and public buildings, such as churches, schools and retirement homes. Highlighting two major projects on which Weber worked, there are two series devoted to the Aurora and Exmoor Country Clubs. They contain documentation ranging from designs and contracts to a drawing log, cost estimates and test reports.Weber, Bertram A.
The collection consists of Lake Forest College Art professor Franz Schulze's research papers on Philip Johnson.Schulze, Franz
The collections consists of programs from the Chicago Symphony.Chicago Symphony
The Ruth Hendrickson Wood Diaries record her day-to-day life. They contain writing about daily activities, oftentimes noting the weather. The diaries include musings on social engagements and other events. They have also been used to keep track of scheduled appointments and travel dates.Wood, Ruth Hendrickson
This collection contains photographs of Cissy Patterson, as well as her dog. Additionally the collection contains correspondence with Kay McCarter. This correspondence includes letters from both Cissy Patterson and her daughter, Felicia Gizycka, as well as from lawyer Harold A. Kertz. The letters from the latter two are regarding the settlement case of Cissy Patterson's will.McCarter, Kay
This collections contains manuscripts of published and unpublished scholarly and literary works by Professor Frederick C.L. Van Steenderen. Some of the manuscripts are typed, while others are handwritten.Van Steenderen, Frederic Cornelius Leonard
This collection holds materials related to the exhibition held at Lake Forest College entitled “A Retrospective Art Exhibition of the sculpture of Sylvia Shaw Judson, 1897-1978.” The exhibition was planned and executed by students enrolled in a course at the college called History 348: Museums and Exhibitions taught by Dr. Virginia Stewart in the fall of 1998. The exhibit was open to the public from November 12-December 1, 1998.
The collection contains student’s research information collected on Sylvia Shaw Judson, student assignments related to the exhibit, planning materials and design and installation ideas for the exhibit, art gallery labels, as well as photographs, slides and negatives of both Judson and of the exhibit.
The collection further contains loan requests asking other institutions for Judson sculptures to put in the exhibit. Additionally the collection contains general materials collected about the exhibit’s opening and the almost month it was up, including guest books, the exhibition catalogue and publicity package. There are also several oversized materials, including enlarged black and white photographs used in the exhibition, as well as the main title cards attached to the wall during the exhibit. One of the more unique items in the collection is a 1928 edition of a poetry book, “Songs of a Baby’s Day,” written by Frances Shaw (Sylvia’s mother) and illustrated by Judson.Haskins, Sylvia Shaw Judson, 1897-1978
This collection contains membership lists and directories for various clubs and organizations in the Chicago metropolitan area.
This collection contains oral history interviews with Lake Bluff residents about their time living in the town. The interviews were conducted by Catherine Shively over a two month period. The collection contains photocopies of Shively's handwritten notes taken during the interviews, as well as typed copies of the interviews.Shively, Catherine