Robert A. Harper (1910-2007) oral history
- Track 1, Transcript p. 1
- Harper, Robert A., 1910-2007, Interviewee
- Adler, Rhea Saul, 1906-1990, Interviewer
- Media Type
- Item Type
- Interview with Robert A. Harper by Rhea Adler in Wilmette on March 11, 1982.
Born and has lived in Wilmette his entire life - son of Dora and J. Robb Harper, Superintendent of Wilmette Schools 1908-1942
Life of his father - one of four children on Ohio farm - put himself through college - married a teacher in the college who was daughter of a Presbyterian minister
J.R. Harper became a science teacher at New Trier H.S. 1906 -Superintendent of Wilmette Schools 1908
Expansion of the school system - Highcrest School became part of District 39 - Harper School built 1941
J.R. Harper retired and moved to a dairy farm in Michigan
George Harper taught at New Trier H.S. until 1925 when he re¬tired to Tucson, Arizona - Clara Groves (Mrs. J.R.H. sister) taught sixth grade for many years
Mrs. J.R.H. active in community - charter member P.T.A. -President of M.E. Church Ladies Aid - Woman's Club
J.R.H. also active in community - Rotary Club charter member -President of 1930-31 - Library Board many years -purchased farm in Michigan 1914 to which they retired in 1942 - dairy farm - later subdivided - after 20 years they came to Presbyterian Westminster Place in Evanston, but continued spending winters in Florida - his death there in 1970 aged 94 - she passed away 1975 at age of 102 years
Robert and Margaret Harper's family - children and their
activities - their Vermont summer home - his activities at New Trier
- Place of Publication
- Wilmette, Illinois
- Date of Original
- 11 March 1982
- Personal Name(s)
- Harper, Robert A.
- Local identifier
- R 977.31 HA
- Language of Item
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- Wilmette Public Library
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- 1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
- Recommended Citation
- Harper, Robert A., 1910-2007 and Rhea Saul Adler. Robert Harper. Wilmette, Ill: Wilmette Public Library District, 1982.
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