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 with annotations by the author; photographs relating to the particular situation at Waukegan Harbor; and the general case of modern industrial pollution and health in the U.S.Nichols, Nancy A.
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)
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. Overall, the artifacts of this collection shows the family's shared dynamic of moral beliefs and devotion to a life of service.
The collection is split into 3 distinct series-1) Lilace Reid Barnes Documents, 2) Clifford Webster Barnes Documents, and 3) Assorted Reid Barnes Family Documents.
For more information, contact the Lake Forest College Archivist and consult the biographical sketches of the creators/main family members also provided on this page.
The collection consists of drafts and publications of Susan Dart McCutcheon's nationally syndicated natural foods column.Dart, Susan, 1920-2007
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
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 late as 1955.
The records include a very detailed ledger book listing early estates, indicating the scale of listings of equipment/outlets, and it also lists owners, locations, and changes of ownership in that period. Other major materials in the collection include studies carried out for the city of of Lake Forest by the Chicago-based engineering firm of Pearse, Greeley & Hansen, local correspondence, records, and documents for the city department in the 1920s-1930s, and in one case in 1955.
The collection additionally shows the relationships with state and federal authorities, including the WPA and relates the general growing need for water from the lake by the increasing number of estates and North Shore suburbs.Lake Forest Water Company
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 and correspondence, a Caxton keepsake "Alphabet in Process" (1984-85), and a file of reference material.Middleton, R. Hunter (Robert Hunter), 1898-1985
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 all of the pieces in this collection, during his time drawing with the Chicago Tribune from 1917 to 1963. The collection features both black and white and color drawings of various sizes. Many handwritten notes by Orr and Tribune newspaper staff are visible and show the behind-the-scenes work of cartooning for a national newspaper.Orr, Carey 1890-1967, 1890-1967
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 contain a folder of photocopied reference/information materials on the life of Eugene B. Payne and the Civil War environment he faced in 1862. These documents include items like a compiled list of summaries about the text and subject matter of each letter in the collection, several photocopied encyclopedic entries, a pamphlet by Payne on the 37th Illinois Veteran Volunteer Infantry and the Battle of Pea Ridge and visual context maps of the Pea Ridge, Arkansas battlefield. There are also transaction papers that document the purchase of these letters by the Lake Forest College Archives and Special Collections.
The collection also holds several individual objects belonging to Payne that include a carte de visite photograph (taken By Chicago photographer A. Hesler) and clothing accessories such as cufflinks, badges, buttons, ribbons, medals, and a fabric star. Overall, the collection shows Payne's early years as a eager soldier ready to fight, but at the same time the letters show a devoted newlywed husband in a time of conflict and separation.Payne, Eugene B.
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 collection of copies of articles and entries and an informal, handwritten family tree.Wood, Pauline Palmer, ca. 1917-1984
The collection consists of press releases and publications of the College, often produced by the Communications department.
The collection consists of Board of Trustees minutes, founding documents, legal and financial documents of Lake Forest College
The collection consists of records from several academic departments at the College. Types of materials include reports, correspondence, syllabi, course information, and other official materials. The files have been collected from various faculty over the years, and as of July 2017 there are only a few departments represented.
The collection consists of photographs of Lake Forest College people, events, organizations, and buildings along with many other photos. Most originate with the Communications department and may have been originally produced for campus publications. Others may have been donated by individuals.Lake Forest College
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 collections consists of programs from the Chicago Symphony.Chicago Symphony
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 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 collection boasts photographs and other materials related to the Isle of Man, where the folk stories that make up Oldham’s work originated.
Also contained in the collection are personal materials. These include newspaper clippings, a small number of photographs of Oldham and her family and other personal documents such as the Lake Forest College Program of Commencement Week (1915) and a certificate presented to Oldham in 1946 by the American National Red Cross in recognition of her personal service during World War II.Oldham, Blanche Young
This collection contains correspondence to and from Mary Horton Wadsworth, as well as Lake Forest University Commencement programs from 1889. There are also various programs from Presbyterian churches in Massachusetts and Washington D.C. Additionally the collection contains a book of Lake Forest University class meeting minutes and two poetry books, "Drifting Leaves" and "At Easter's Dawn."Wadsworth, Mary Horton
This collection contains an art book belonging to Janet Land (later Van der Eb). The cover features a blue and brown watercolor painting of the classical Greek statue, Athena Lemnia by Phidias.
The art book is divided into two separate sections from a class entitled Art 101. The first section is called "Art Through the Ages" and contains pictures of famous works of art, dating back to cave paintings. The second section, "Reading Notes Second Semester," as the name implies, contains Land's handwritten notes.Van der Eb, Janet Land