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Joseph Medill Patterson Papers

  • US ILfC SC/001
  • Collection
  • 1901 - 1950

Joseph Medill Patterson's papers consist of correspondence, memoranda, a wide variety of personal and business financial records, cartoons, and other materials. They relate to Patterson's career as co-publisher and publisher of the Chica...

Patterson, Joseph Medill, 1879-1946

Edward H. Bennett Collection

  • US ILfC SC/002
  • Collection
  • 1870-1854

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 signifi...

Bennett, Edward H. (Edward Herbert), 1874-1954

Nancy A. Nichols Research Papers

  • US ILfC SC/003
  • Collection
  • 1950-2000

The collection consists of research papers of Nancy A. Nichols, the author of Lake Effect: Two Sisters and a Town's Toxic Legacy (2008). The collection includes notes on interviews and readings; obscure government reports and publications wit...

Nichols, Nancy A.

Gayle Kenney Dompke Collection 1975-1979

  • US ILfC SC/006
  • Collection

The collection documents Lake Forest estates and major features as they appeared prior to 1980. At the heart of the collection are almost four hundred 8 x 10 black and white photographic prints by Paul Whiting, an architectural photographer who co...

Dompke, Gayle Kenney, d. 2012

Susan Dart Collection

  • US ILfC SC/007
  • Collection
  • 1910s-1990s

This collection consists of papers, photographs and items donated by Susan Dart detailing her research and later published book, "Market Square" on the architect Howard Shaw and his work in Lake Forest.For more information or questions, ...

Dart, Susan

James R. Getz Papers

  • US ILfC SC/008
  • Collection
  • 1840 - 1980

This collection contains the personal, but also official papers written by or connected with James R. Getz. It is a large collection that is split into three distinct series of 1) Personal and Early Life Writings of James R. Getz, 2) Documents inv...

Getz, James R., 1910-1986

Ragdale Scrapbook 1860s-1990s 1897-1980s

  • US ILfC SC/009
  • Collection

The collection consists of a thick three ring binder of plastic covers with construction-paper pages to which archival family and Ragdale photographs are affixed.  The photos are labeled in Alice Hayes's handwriting with short captions.  Ther...

Hayes, Alice Ryerson, 1922-

Barnes Reid Family Collection

  • US ILfC SC/010
  • Collection
  • 1890-1977

The collection consists of correspondence, family scrapbooks, yearbooks, legal documents, awards, Clifford Barnes's own personal memoir manuscript, group pamphlets/programs and photographs that all originate from the Barnes Reid Family. Overa...

Barnes, Lilace Reid

Garrett Leverton Papers

  • US ILfC SC/011
  • Collection
  • 1877 - 1949

This collection documents the work of Garrett H. Leverton, who was a professor of speech and drama in addition to being a theater director. The collection contains play scripts that Leverton collected from various sources, potentially for an antho...

Leverton, Garrett H. (Garrett Hasty), 1896-1949

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.

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