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  • Chicago Fire - Vertical File
    TextNewspaper       Vertical file containing newspaper articles about the Chicago Fire of 1871, including an original newspaper article from October 18, 1871 from the Chicago Evening Journal that describes the losses that the fire caused.
    TextNewspaper     Vertical file containing newspaper articles about the Chicago Fire of 1871, including an original newspaper article from October 18, 1871 from the Chicago Evening Journal that describes the losses that ...
  • Wilmette 125th Anniversary, 1997-Vertical File
    Text       Vertical File containing various documents pertaining to Wilmette's 125th Anniversary. The file contains a special February 20, 1997 125th Anniversary edition of the Pioneer Press; a special publication entitled "Happy Birthday Wilmette, Celebrating 125 Years!; Playbill for "Wilmette & the Suburban Whirl" a drama performed on February 21, 1997.
    Text     Vertical File containing various documents pertaining to Wilmette's 125th Anniversary. The file contains a special February 20, 1997 125th Anniversary edition of the Pioneer Press; a special publication entitled "Happy ...
  • Census 1880 - New Trier Twp. - Vertical File
    Text       Vertical file containing a printed copy of the 1880 Federal Population Census for New Trier Township. See also: Population Vertical File.
    Text     Vertical file containing a printed copy of the 1880 Federal Population Census for New Trier Township. See also: Population Vertical File.
  • Canal - Vertical File
    TextImageNewspaper       Vertical file containing newspaper articles about the Canal in Wilmette. Includes map of Proposed Route of the Drainage Canal, published by the Evanston Press, September 21, 1907. See also: Harbor Vertical File.
    TextImageNewspaper     Vertical file containing newspaper articles about the Canal in Wilmette. Includes map of Proposed Route of the Drainage Canal, published by the Evanston Press, September 21, 1907. See also: Harbor ...
  • Businesses - Early Wilmette
    TextImageNewspaper       Vertical file containing information on Early Wilmette Businesses. Includes newspaper clippings, advertisements, and original receipts from 1908-1910.
    TextImageNewspaper     Vertical file containing information on Early Wilmette Businesses. Includes newspaper clippings, advertisements, and original receipts from 1908-1910.
  • Beach - Vertical File
    TextImagePublicationNewspaper       Includes newspaper clippings 1909-1955, photographs of the area, and a registration form from 1946.
    TextImagePublicationNewspaper     Includes newspaper clippings 1909-1955, photographs of the area, and a registration form from 1946.
  • Boy Scouts - Vertical File
    TextImagePublicationNewspaper       Includes newspaper clippings 1926-1976, a copy of the "Northeast Illinois History Project, 1910-1971," "A Brief History of the North Shore Area Council" from 1968, a handwritten and a typed copy of "Reminiscences of the Early Days of the Boy Scouts in Wilmette" by Alonzo J. Coburn, and invitation from 1912 ...
    TextImagePublicationNewspaper     Includes newspaper clippings 1926-1976, a copy of the "Northeast Illinois History Project, 1910-1971," "A Brief History of the North Shore Area Council" from 1968, a handwritten and a typed copy ...
  • Banks - Vertical File
    TextImageNewspaper       Includes newspaper clippings 1915-1983, 1930 commemorative booklet from Wilmette State Bank, advertising clippings, an unpublished manuscript titled "Where do savings deposits originate?" by F. Dewey Anderson, written history of the First Federal Savings and Loan Association of Wilmette, and brochures.
    TextImageNewspaper     Includes newspaper clippings 1915-1983, 1930 commemorative booklet from Wilmette State Bank, advertising clippings, an unpublished manuscript titled "Where do savings deposits originate?" by F. Dewey Anderson, written history of the ...
  • Businesses - Wilmette - D - Vertical File
    TextImageNewspaper       Vertical file containing information on Wilmette Businesses with names that start with D. Includes newspaper clippings, copies of articles, and reports to the sign board of appeals from the Department of Community Development.
    TextImageNewspaper     Vertical file containing information on Wilmette Businesses with names that start with D. Includes newspaper clippings, copies of articles, and reports to the sign board of appeals from the Department ...
  • Baha'i - General - Vertical File
    TextImageNewspaper       Includes "Mashriq'ul-Adhkar Report, 1909-1925," newspaper clippings from 1936-1972. Pamphlets include "Baha'i: A way of life for millions," Baha'i Centenary programs, Carson Pirie Scott and Company Distinguished Guest Program, "The Baha'i Temple: House of Worship of a World Faith: Commemorating Completion of Exterior Ornamentation, 1942," and assorted articles.
    TextImageNewspaper     Includes "Mashriq'ul-Adhkar Report, 1909-1925," newspaper clippings from 1936-1972. Pamphlets include "Baha'i: A way of life for millions," Baha'i Centenary programs, Carson Pirie Scott and Company Distinguished Guest Program, "The Baha'i ...
  • Wilmette Annexation 1925-1939 Vertical File
    TextImageNewspaper       Vertical File containing clippings regarding various Wilmette annexation issues.
    TextImageNewspaper     Vertical File containing clippings regarding various Wilmette annexation issues.
  • Businesses - Wilmette - A-C - Vertical File
    TextImageNewspaper       Vertical file containing information on Wilmette Businesses with names that start with A, B, or C. Includes information about businesses in Downtown Wilmette, Ridge Road commercial area, Plaza del Lago, Edens Plaza and Kenilworth. Includes newspaper clippings, copies of articles, and reports to the sign board of appeals from the ...
    TextImageNewspaper     Vertical file containing information on Wilmette Businesses with names that start with A, B, or C. Includes information about businesses in Downtown Wilmette, Ridge Road commercial area, Plaza del Lago, ...
  • Businesses - Wilmette - P-R - Vertical File
    TextImageNewspaper       Vertical file containing articles about Wilmette Businesses with names that start with P, Q, or R. Includes newspaper clippings, advertisements, copies of articles, and reports from the Department of Community Development.
    TextImageNewspaper     Vertical file containing articles about Wilmette Businesses with names that start with P, Q, or R. Includes newspaper clippings, advertisements, copies of articles, and reports from the Department of Community ...
  • Baha'i - Architecture - Vertical File
    ImageTextPublication       Vertical file containing information about Baha'i Temple and its architecture. Includes a copy of the "Illinois Preservation Series," issue no. 8, 1987, that includes the article "Historic Illinois Concrete" by Barbara M. Posadas and William B. Coney. Also includes newspaper clippings from 1931-1973, brochures, and a picture series of the ...
    ImageTextPublication     Vertical file containing information about Baha'i Temple and its architecture. Includes a copy of the "Illinois Preservation Series," issue no. 8, 1987, that includes the article "Historic Illinois Concrete" by ...
  • Businesses - Wilmette - F-H - Vertical File
    TextImageNewspaper       Vertical file containing information on Wilmette Businesses with names that start with F, G, or H. Includes newspaper clippings, copies of articles, and reports to the sign board of appeals from the Department of Community Development.
    TextImageNewspaper     Vertical file containing information on Wilmette Businesses with names that start with F, G, or H. Includes newspaper clippings, copies of articles, and reports to the sign board of appeals ...
  • Airport-Wilmette 1946-1947  Vertical File
    TextImageNewspaper       Vertical File containing clippings regarding proposed airport at Skokie Blvd. and Glenview Rd.
    TextImageNewspaper     Vertical File containing clippings regarding proposed airport at Skokie Blvd. and Glenview Rd.
  • Businesses - Wilmette - U-W - Vertical File
    TextImageNewspaper       Vertical file containing articles about Wilmette Businesses with names that start with U, V, or W. Includes newspaper clippings, copies of articles, and reports from the Department of Community Development.
    TextImageNewspaper     Vertical file containing articles about Wilmette Businesses with names that start with U, V, or W. Includes newspaper clippings, copies of articles, and reports from the Department of Community Development.
  • Businesses - Wilmette - E - Vertical File
    TextImageNewspaper       Vertical file containing information on Wilmette Businesses with names that start with E. Includes newspaper clippings and the Evaluation of Proposed Edens Plaza Redevelopment in 1989.
    TextImageNewspaper     Vertical file containing information on Wilmette Businesses with names that start with E. Includes newspaper clippings and the Evaluation of Proposed Edens Plaza Redevelopment in 1989.
  • Wilmette 75th Anniversary, 1947 -Vertical File
    TextPublicationNewspaper       Vertical File containing various documents pertaining to Wilmette's 75th Anniversary celebration. In addition to newspaper clippings from the Wilmette Life, the file also contains a program from the Wilmette Public Schools detailing the day's activities. There is also a complete index to the contents of the Sept 18, 1947 75th ...
    TextPublicationNewspaper     Vertical File containing various documents pertaining to Wilmette's 75th Anniversary celebration. In addition to newspaper clippings from the Wilmette Life, the file also contains a program from the Wilmette Public ...
  • Businesses - Wilmette - M-O - Vertical File
    TextImageNewspaper       Vertical file containing articles about Wilmette Businesses with names that start with M, N, or O. Includes newspaper clippings, copies of articles, and reports to the sign board of appeals from the Department of Community Development.
    TextImageNewspaper     Vertical file containing articles about Wilmette Businesses with names that start with M, N, or O. Includes newspaper clippings, copies of articles, and reports to the sign board of appeals ...
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Vertical Files (Index of print materials in Local History Room)


These are newspaper clippings and other print material filed in the Local History Room.