Lake View High School Collection

Dates: 1874-2002
Size: 12 linear feet in 23 boxes, includes 85 photographs, 9 oversize folders, and 1 volume
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Sulzer Regional Library, Northside Neighborhood History Collection, 4455 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60625
Collection number: nnhc.lvhs
Immediate source of acquisition: Donated by members of the Ravenswood-Lake View Historical Association and other community members throughout the period 1934-2002.
Custodial history: The material was originally part of the Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection. In the 1980s it was removed to form this separate collection.
Conditions governing use: Please consult staff to determine ability to reuse materials from collection.
Conditions governing access: Materials are open without restrictions.
Preferred citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Lake View High School Collection, [Box #, Folder #] or [Photograph #], Northside Neighborhood History Collection, Chicago Public Library
Finding aid author: Original author unknown, 1982. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Allyson Smally, 2021.

Abstract

Lake View High School, located at the corner of Ashland Avenue and Irving Park Road, was the first high school in Lake View Township. The history of the school is documented in this collection, which includes early annual reports, newspaper clippings, and programs and ephemera from school events. The collection also includes a run of the school’s Red and White yearbook, Lake Re View newspaper, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical

Lake View High School, one of the oldest township high schools in Illinois, was built in 1874 on the corner of Graceland Avenue (now Irving Park Road) and Ashland Avenue. The Graceland Cemetery Company donated the land for the specific purpose of building an educational institution that would prepare young men and women for college or the business world.

The original structure was a small two-story frame building. The first class to attend LVHS consisted of only eight students for a faculty of six teachers. In 1885 the high school was destroyed by fire, but a year later was reopened in new and larger quarters on the same site.

In 1889 Lake View Township was incorporated into the City of Chicago, and the high school came under the jurisdiction of the Chicago Public School system. The growth and development of the community, which followed, saw an increase in student enrollment. This caused further expansion of the facilities in 1898 and again in 1916 and 1939. The school was renovated again in 2018.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains early annual reports, newspaper clippings, and programs and ephemera from school events. It also includes a run of the school’s Red and White yearbook, the Lake Re View newspaper, and a few miscellaneous school publications. The final series contains photographs, which mostly depict Lake View High School students, including class photos and images of activities and athletics. There are also a few images of the building and faculty.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged in four series:

Series 1: General Historical Files, 1875-1980, undated

Series 2: Programs and Activities, 1874-circa 1996

Series 3: Publications, circa 1897-2002

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1874-1985, undated

Related Material

Trimble Boyd biographical information in Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection

Helen G. Kinsella Collection

Louis D. Walz Collection

Subject Headings

  • Lake View High School (Chicago, Ill.)
  • High School Student Activities — Illinois — Chicago — Photographs.
  • High School Students — Illinois — Chicago — Photographs.
  • High School Athletes — Illinois — Chicago — Photographs.
  • School yearbooks
  • Student newspapers and periodicals

Collection Inventory

Series 1: General Historical Files, 1875-1980, undated

Scope and Contents

The series contains historical sketches, newspaper clippings, annual reports, and similar material covering the history of Lake View High School and its Alumni Association.

Arrangement

Alphabetically by document type, and chronologically therein when necessary.

Box 1 Folder 1 Alumni Association publications and announcements, 1878-circa 1980
  Volume 1 Annual reports, 1875-1884
Box 1 Folder 2 Annual reports, 1878, 1879
Box 1 Folder 3 Annual reports, 1880, 1881
Box 1 Folder 4 Annual reports, 1883-1884
Box 1 Folder 5 Annual reports, 1886-1887
Box 1 Folder 6 Annual reports, 1888
Box 1 Folder 8 Historical sketches, 1934, 1974, undated
Box 1 Folder 9 Letters, tickets, ephemera, fliers booklets, historical data, and memorabilia [See also: Leef family, 1929 scrapbook], circa 1890s-1973
Box 1 Folder 10 News clippings, 1890s-1920s
Box 1 Folder 11 News clippings, 1931-1935
Box 1 Folder 12 News clippings, 1935-1941
Box 1 Folder 13 News clippings, 1949 (75th anniversary)
Box 1 Folder 14 News clippings, 1955-1957, 1973
Box 1 Folder 15 News clippings, 1978, 1980
Box 1 Folder 16 News clippings, undated

Series 2: Programs and Activities, 1874-circa 1996

Scope and Contents

This series includes commencement, graduation, and memorial programs; programs for musical productions and plays; and other items documenting activities and events at Lake View High School.

Arrangement

Alphabetically by document type, and chronologically therein when necessary.

Box 1 Folder 17 Anniversary (graduation) programs, 1875-1881
Box 1 Folder 18 Anniversary (graduation) programs, 1882-1889
Box 1 Folder 19 Anniversary (graduation) programs, 1892-1913
Box 2 Folder 6 Brown, B. Frank memorial programs, 1924
Box 1 Folder 20 Commencement, graduation, and rhetorical exercises programs, tickets, and invitations, 1876-1971
Box 1A Folder 1 Event fliers and letter, band and ROTC; certificates, ROTC, 1926-1927, 1994
Box 1A Folder 2 Field Day program, 1913
Box 1A Folder 2 Fiftieth anniversary reunion programs, 1924, 1970
Box 1A Folder 2 Kellogg's Orange Bowl Special trip passenger list and itinerary, 1953
Box 1A Folder 3 Musical, plays, and concert programs, 1874-1920
Box 1A Folder 4 Musical, plays, and concert programs, 1929-1943
Box 1A Folder 5 Open house packet, circa 1996
Box 1A Folder 5 Parents' Day exercises, invitations, 1910, 1912
Box 1A Folder 5 75th anniversary banquet, program, flier, and typescript of school history, 1949
Box 1A Folder 5 Testimonial banquet honoring J. Trimble Boyd, program, 1961
Box 1A Folder 5 Urguhart, Margaret honorary dinner, program, 1961

Series 3: Publications, circa 1897-2002

Scope and Contents

This series, the largest in the collection, includes issues of the student newspaper, the Lake Re View; the yearbook, the Red and White; and a few literary magazines and handbooks.

Coverage of the Lake Re View includes both loose issues in oversize folders and bound volumes. In many cases there is not complete coverage within the date range given for an oversize folder.

In the 1900s-1920s, the Red and White published multiple issues each year. The June edition was generally a longer, more traditional yearbook. Issues for the other months were shorter and more closely resemble literary magazines or school newsletters.

Arrangement

Alphabetically by publication title and chronologically within each title.

Box 2 Folder 1 Between You'n Me literary magazine, 1928, 1930
Box 2 Folder 2 Between You'n Me literary magazine, 1931, 1932
Box 2 Folder 3 Between You'n Me literary magazine, 1933, 1934
Box 2 Folder 4 Between You'n Me literary magazine, 1935, 1936
Box 2 Folder 5 Between You'n Me literary magazine, 1937
  Oversize Folder 1 Lake Re View, 1923 September 14-December 21
  Oversize Folder 2 Lake Re View, 1924 January 25; 1924 September 12; 1932 April 12
  Oversize Folder 3 Lake Re View, 1926 June 4-1927 June 3
  Oversize Folder 4 Lake Re View, 1928 October – 1929 June
  Oversize Folder 5 Lake Re View, 1934 May 22-1937 May 26
Box 2 Folder 10 Lake Re View, bound volume, 1938 November 22-1939 June 6
  Oversize Folder 6 Lake Re View, 1938 December 6
Box 2 Folder 11 Lake Re View, bound volume, 1939 October-1941 June
Box 2 Folder 12 Lake Re View, bound volume, 1941 September-1943 June
Box 2 Folder 13 Lake Re View, bound volume, 1943 October-1944 June
Box 2 Folder 14 Lake Re View, bound volume, 1944 September-1946 June
  Oversize Folder 6 Lake Re View, 1946 May 7-1947 December 2
  Oversize Folder 7 Lake Re View, 1948 March 30-December 21
  Oversize Folder 8 Lake Re View, 1949 April 19-December 7; 1950 December 7
  Oversize Folder 9 Lake Re View, 1951 April 18, May 11; 1954 January 20
  Oversize Folder 2 Lake Re View, 1954 May 15
  Oversize Folder 9 Lake Re View, 1959 December 11; 1961 May 12, May 26, June 16; 1962 June 15
Box 2 Folder 7 The Lamp: A Handbook for Students, 1933, 1935
Box 2 Folder 8 The Lamp: A Handbook for Students, 1943
Box 2 Folder 9 “The Picnic,” poem, circa 1897
Box 3 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1906
Box 3 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1907
Box 3 Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1908
Box 3 Folder 4 Red and White yearbook, 1909
Box 3 Folder 5 Red and White yearbook, 1910
Box 3 Folder 6 Red and White yearbook, 1912, 1913
Box 3 Folder 7 Red and White yearbook, 1914
Box 3 Folder 8 Red and White yearbook, 1915
Box 3 Folder 9 Red and White yearbook, 1916
Box 3A Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1917
Box 3A Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1918 January-May
Box 3A Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1918 June-December
Box 3A Folder 4 Red and White yearbook, 1919 January-May
Box 3A Folder 5 Red and White yearbook, 1919 June-December
Box 4 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1920 January-May
Box 4 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1920 June, October-December
Box 4 Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1921 January-May
Box 4 Folder 4 Red and White yearbook, 1921 June, October-December
Box 4 Folder 5 Red and White yearbook, 1922 January-May
Box 4 Folder 6 Red and White yearbook, 1922 June, October-December
Box 4 Folder 7 Red and White yearbook, 1923 January-May
Box 4 Folder 8 Red and White yearbook, 1923 June, October-December
Box 5 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1924 January-May
Box 5 Folder 1A Red and White yearbook, 1924 June-December
Box 5 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1925
Box 5 Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1926 January, March, May
Box 5 Folder 4 Red and White yearbook, 1926 June
Box 5 Folder 5 Red and White yearbook, 1926 October-December
Box 5A Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1927 January
Box 5A Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1927 March-May
Box 5A Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1927 June, November-December
Box 6 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1928 March-May
Box 6 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1928 June
Box 6 Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1928 October-November
Box 6 Folder 4 Red and White yearbook, 1929 May, June, October
Box 6 Folder 5 Red and White yearbook, 1930
Box 6 Folder 6 Red and White yearbook, 1931
Box 6 Folder 7 Red and White yearbook, 1932
Box 7 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1933
Box 7 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1934
Box 7 Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1935
Box 7 Folder 4 Red and White yearbook, 1936
Box 7 Folder 5 Red and White yearbook, 1937
Box 8 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1938
Box 8 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 65th anniversary issue, 1939
Box 8 Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1940
Box 8 Folder 4 Red and White yearbook, 1941
Box 8 Folder 5 Red and White yearbook, 1942
Box 9 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1943
Box 9 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1944
Box 9 Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1945
Box 9 Folder 4 Red and White yearbook, 1946
Box 9 Folder 5 Red and White yearbook, 1947
Box 9 Folder 6 Red and White yearbook, 1948
Box 10 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 75th anniversary issue, 1949
Box 10 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1950
Box 10 Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1951
Box 10 Folder 4 Red and White yearbook, 1952
Box 11 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1953
Box 11 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1954
Box 11 Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1955
Box 11 Folder 4 Red and White yearbook, 1956
Box 12 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1957
Box 12 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1958
Box 12 Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1959
Box 12 Folder 4 Red and White yearbook, 1960
Box 13 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1961
Box 13 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1962
Box 13 Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1963
Box 13 Folder 4 Red and White yearbook, 1964
Box 14 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1965
Box 14 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1966
Box 14 Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1967
Box 14 Folder 4 Red and White yearbook, 1968
Box 15 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1969
Box 15 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1970
Box 15 Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1971
Box 15 Folder 4 Red and White yearbook, 1972
Box 16 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1973
Box 16 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1974
Box 16 Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1975
Box 16 Folder 4 Red and White yearbook, 1976
Box 17 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1977
Box 17 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1978
Box 17 Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1980
Box 18 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1982
Box 18 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1984
Box 18 Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1986
Box 18 Folder 4 Red and White yearbook, 1987
Box 18 Folder 5 Red and White yearbook, 1988
Box 18 Folder 6 Red and White yearbook, 1992
Box 19 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 1993
Box 19 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 1994
Box 19 Folder 3 Red and White yearbook, 1995
Box 19 Folder 4 Red and White yearbook, 1996
Box 19 Folder 5 Red and White yearbook, 1997
Box 19 Folder 6 Red and White yearbook, 1999
Box 20 Folder 1 Red and White yearbook, 2001
Box 20 Folder 2 Red and White yearbook, 2002
Box 2 Folder 6 Verse An' Worse newsletter, 1924 December 11

Series 4: Photographs, circa 1874-1985, undated

Scope and Contents

This series contains 85 photographs. The majority depict Lake View High School students, including class photos and images of activities and athletics. There are also a few images of the building and faculty.

Arrangement

The series is arranged in five subseries:

Subseries A: Activities and academics, 1894-1978

Subseries B: Athletics, 1892-1953

Subseries C: Building, circa 1874-1985, undated

Subseries D: Class pictures, 1888-1926

Subseries E: Faculty, circa 1890s-circa 1949

Each subseries is arranged chronologically, with undated material at the end.

Subseries A: Activities and academics, 1894-1978

Photograph 1.37 Literary society, 1894
Photograph 1.7 Fraternity, 1897
Photograph 1.6 Fraternity, circa 1900
Photograph 6.1 Students at lunchtime in uniforms, circa 1919
Photograph 1.38 Minstrel musical program, 1925
Oversize Photograph 1.46 Band, Tribune Cup presentation, 1931
Photograph 3.11 Home Economics class group picture outside, 1949 September
Photograph 3.1 Home Economics students baking cookies for the Red Cross, 1955 December
Photograph 3.2 Home Economics student baking cookies for the Red Cross, 1955 December
Photograph 3.3 Home Economics students gathered together, baking cookies for the Red Cross, 1955 December
Photograph 3.4 Home Economics students baking cookies for the Red Cross, 1955 December
Photograph 3.5 Home Economics student baking cookies for the Red Cross, 1955 December
Photograph 3.6 Home Economics students baking cookies for the Red Cross, 1955 December
Photograph 3.7 Home Economics students baking cookies for the Red Cross, 1955 December
Photograph 3.8 Home Economics class gathered around a table serving each other food, 1955
Photograph 3.9 Home Economics classroom, interior, circa 1950s
Photograph 3.10 Home Economics classroom, interior, circa 1950s
Photograph 3.12 Home Economics class group picture outside, 1961 September
Photograph 3.13 Home Economics class group picture, 1971 September
Photograph 3.14 Home Economics class group picture with teacher Roberta Deethmann, circa 1972
Photograph 3.15 Home Economics class group picture with teacher Roberta Deethmann, 1973 October 26
Photograph 3.17 Home Economics class students serving and eating, 1974 April 10
Photograph 3.18 Home Economics class students seated at a table eating, 1974 April 10
Photograph 3.19 Home Economics class students seated at a table eating, 1974 April 10
Photograph 3.20 Home Economics class students seated at tables eating, 1974 April 10
Photograph 3.21 Home Economics class students seated at a table eating, 1974 April 10
Photograph 3.22 Home Economics seated at a table and serving, 1974 April 10
Photograph 3.23 Home Economics class students looking in open oven, 1974 April 10
Photograph 3.24 Home Economics class students seated at a table eating, 1974 April 10
Photograph 3.25 Home Economics seated at a table and serving, 1974 April 10
Photograph 3.16 Home Economics class students with miniature rooms, 1978

Subseries B: Athletics, 1892-1953

Photograph 1.1 Boys’ baseball team, 1892
Photograph 1.35 Football team, 1892
Photograph 1.2 Boys’ baseball team, 1893
Photograph 1.36 Football team, 1893
Photograph 1.40 Track & field team, 1893
Photograph 1.41 Track & field team, 1894
Photograph 1.42 Track & field team, circa 1890s
Photograph 1.3 Boys’ junior basketball team, 1901
Photograph 1.5 Girls’ basketball team, 1904
Photograph 1.11 Boys’ basketball team, 1904
Oversize Photograph 1.32 Boys’ basketball team, 1904
Photograph 1.34 Field Day, Girls' hoop exercises - group of girls in uniforms walking with hoops, 1913 June 6
Photograph 1.4 Boys’ basketball team, 1916
Photograph 2.3 Baseball team, 1952
Photograph 1.33 Karen Pohle and the Lake View High School team before boarding a flight to Miami to watch the Orange Bowl after winning a Kellog competition, 1953 Deceember 30

Subseries C: Building, circa 1874-1985, undated

Photograph 1.9 Original building, exterior, with large crowd outside, circa 1874-1877
Photograph 1.10 Original building, exterior after fire, 1885

Oversize

Photograph 1.22

Building, auditorium, interior, 1889
Photograph 1.24 Color postcard of building exterior, circa 1910
Photograph 1.13 Old building, exterior, before being torn down, 1915 April
Photograph 1.14 Old building, exterior, being torn down, 1915
Photograph 1.15 New building being built, exterior, 1916 January
Photograph 1.16 Building, exterior, 1916 June
Photograph 1.12 Building, exterior, circa 1920
Photograph 1.21 Mural on building exterior, 1974
Photograph 4.1 Building, interior hallway, 1985
Photograph 4.2 Building, interior hallway, 1985
Photograph 4.3 Building, exterior, 1985
Photograph 4.4 Building, interior hallway and lockers, 1985
Photograph 4.5 Building, exterior, 1985
Photograph 4.6 Building, interior stairway and mural, 1985
Photograph 1.17 Building, interior, stained glass window, undated
Photograph 1.18 Building, exterior, cornerstone plaque, undated
Photograph 1.19 Building, exterior, brick and stained glass window, undated
Photograph 1.20 Building, interior, stained glass window, undated

Subseries D: Class pictures, 1888-1926

Oversize

Photograph 1.23

Class picture with faculty, 1888

Oversize

Photograph 1.25

Class picture with faculty, 1888
Oversize Photograph 1.45 Class picture, 1889
Photograph 1.27 Class picture, class of 1897, 1894 October 19
Photograph 1.28 Class picture, class of 1894 gathered outside of school [2 copies], 1894

Oversize

Photograph 1.26

Class picture, 1897
Oversize Photograph 1.29 Class picture, circa 1900
Oversize Photograph 1.44 Class picture, 1900
Oversize Photograph 1.43 Class picture, 1902
Photograph 5.1 Class picture on stairs outside of school, circa 1903
Photograph 1.30 Class picture, class of 1904 gathered outside of school, 1904
Photograph 4.8 Class picture, circa 1911
Photograph 4.7 Class picture, 1912

Oversize

Photograph 1.8

Class picture, montage of individual portraits, 1913
Photograph 1.31 Class picture - class of 1926, 1926

Subseries E: Faculty, circa 1890s-circa 1949

Photograph 2.1 Faculty, montage, circa 1890s
Photograph 2.2 Faculty, group picture, circa 1890s
Photograph 2.4 Principal J. Trimble Boyd, circa 1949
Photograph 2.5 Principal J. Trimble Boyd, circa 1949
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