Suburbia Collection

Dates: 1871-1969
Size: .5 linear feet, 13 photographs, 2 oversize folders
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_SUB
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Suburbia Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.
Processed: July 1990

Scope and Content

This collection of material is grouped together by virtue of the fact that it all concerns suburban Chicago. There is no inherent relation between pieces, and the material comes from many sources.

Material is arranged in three series: the main body of manuscripts and printed items occupies one box, and oversize and photographic material are separated and stored separately. Within each series, material is arranged alphabetically by the town which it concerns. Where there is more than one item for a particular locale, the folders are arranged strictly alphabetically. Only in the photographs has the arrangement of material in broad subject categories (which is the cataloging format of Neighborhood History material) been followed.

Container List

Box 1 Folder 1 Aurora Mayor—Travis Phillips, printed letter to Mayor of Freeport, IL re electric lighting, 1882 Feb 11
Box 1 Folder 1a Aurora Public exercises. Aurora Public Schools. 1856 Dec 19
Box 2 Folder 9 Berwyn and Cicero “Guiding Change in Berwyn-Cicero: An Advisory Report on Berwyn and Cicero, Illinois,” by Build America Better Committee and National Association of Real Estate Boards, 1965
Box 1 Folder 2 Brookfield Brookfield Woman’s Club—Annual announcements; 1915-22
Box 1 Folder 3 Brookfield Ye Olde English Faire—Booklet; 1969
Box 1 Folder 3a Chicago Heights "A Look to the Past, Chicago Heights & Her Neighbor, [1961]; clippings (1973-1975)
Box 2 Folder 10 Cicero “The Business of Business,” A talk by Paul A. Gorman, President, Western Electric Company, before the Cicero Manufacturers Association, Cicero, Illinois, 1967 February 10
Box 1 Folder 4 Deerfield "History of Deerfield, IL" by Marie Ward Reichelt; 1928
Box 1 Folder 5 Elgin Electric Light Company—Correspondence (8 pieces); 1885
Box 1 Folder 6 Elgin Elgin Tubular Iron Tower Company—Printed form; undated
Box 1 Folder 7 Evanston Cook County tax receipt to Mrs. L. W. Bragdon; 1871 Jan 1
Box 1 Folder 8 Evanston St. Mark’s Episcopal Church—History; 1929
Box 1 Folder 8a Evanston Orrington Hotel—Flyer, with map of Evanston; undated
  Oversize 1 Harlem The Harlem Witness (v. 2 n. 14); 1896 Apr 4
Box 1 Folder 9 Highland Park "Highland Park Highlands Price List"—Real estate; [1930s?]
Box 1 Folder 10 Illinois (general) Illinois State Historical Society—Directory of Local Historical Societies; 1952
Box 1 Folder 11 Illinois (general) Illinois State Parks & Memorials—Booklet; 1935 (2 copies)
Box 1 Folder 12 Illinois (general) Illinois State Parks & Memorials—Booklet; [1940-41]
Box 1 Folder 13 Illinois (general) Illinois State Parks & Memorials—Booklet; [circa 1950]
Box 1 Folder 13a Irving Park Presbyterian-Reformed Church—THE CHURCH BELL; 1910
Box 1 Folder 14 Kane County Kane County Celebrates Illinois Sesquicentennial; 1968
Box 1 Folder 15 Kane County Proceedings of the Kane County Bar relative to the Circuit Judge—Pamphlet; [1862]
Box 1 Folder 15a Lake Forest Lake Forest Academy—The First Hundred Years 1857-1957 Maywood
Box 1 Folder 16 Lake Forest Festival of Progress—Catalog; 1938 Sept Morton Grove
Box 1 Folder 17 Lake Forest Illinois Svithiod Day Outing (St. Paul Park)—Program; 1938 June 26
Box 1 Folder 18 Oak Park Biographical sketches—Barton, William E.
Box 1 Folder 19 Oak Park Biographical sketches—Donaldson, Orren M. ( -1933)
Box 1 Folder 20 Oak Park Biographical sketches—Hemingway, Allen (1808- )
Box 1 Folder 21 Oak Park Biographical sketches—Kettlestrings, Walter Newton (1849- 1939)
Box 1 Folder 22 Oak Park Biographical sketches—Sayre, Harriet Lovett
Box 1 Folder 23 Oak Park Borrowed Time Club—History; 1927
Box 1 Folder 24 Oak Park Chicago & West Towns Railways, Inc.—Flyer; 1938
Box 1 Folder 25 Oak Park Illinois Woman’s Home Missionary Union—15th annual meeting program; 1900 May 23
Box 1 Folder 26 Oak Park Oak Park Local History, 1818-1890, Part 3, by J. C. Miller
Box 1 Folder 27 Oak Park Oak Park Public Library: A Survey; 1952
  Oversize 2 Oak Park The Oak Park Record (v. 1 n. 1); 1874 July
Box 2 Folder 1 Park Forest Clippings (1972-1974)
Box 2 Folder 2 River Forest River Forest Optimist—Centennial Souvenir Number (v.4, n.33) 1936 May 29 Riverside
Box 2 Folder 3 Riverside Riverside—Paper by John M. Cameron to Riverside Historical Society; 1938 May 13
Box 2 Folder 4 Riverside "Perfection, your name is Riverside," undated
Box 2 Folder 5 Somonauk Marie Louise Olmstead Memorial Museum—Catalog; [1924?]
Box 2 Folder 6 Tinley Park Centennial Booklet (1845-1945); clippings (1976)
Box 2 Folder 7 West Chicago Reed, Chauncey William (1890-1956)—Memorial addresses; 1956
Box 2 Folder 8 Willow Springs Fifteenth Ward Republican Citizens Committee—Dinner dance program (Everett Dirksen, speaker); 1967 Nov 6


Photograph 1.1 Fullersburg Residences—Ogden Avenue cottage; 1937
Photograph 1.2 Lombard Residences—Claflin home, North Main Street; circa 1868
Photograph 1.3 Niles Residences—7800 Milwaukee Avenue; 1938
Photograph 1.4 Northfield Transportation—Chicago & Northwestern Railroad station; [1880s]
Photograph 1.5 Oak Park Business—Supreme Garage (31 Madison Street); circa 1925
Photograph 1.6 Oak Park Religious Institutions—Unity Church, Lake Street and Kenilworth; 1930s
Photograph 1.7 Oak Park Portraits—Mulholland, Mary Jane Cameron; 1941
Photograph 1.8 Oak Park Residences—Pleasant Avenue (Furbeck home); [1880s?]
Photograph 1.9 Oak Park Residences—906 Lake Street (Gale home); 1937
Photograph 1.10 Oak Park Transportation—Chicago Great Western Railroad station, Garfield Ave. near Maple; 1931
Photograph 1.11 Oak Park Variant view of 1.10
Photograph 1.12 Oak Park Variant view of 1.10
Photograph 1.13 Oak Park Transportation—Chicago, Harlem & Batavia Railroad station; [circa 1880?]
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