INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM OF SURGICAL SCIENCE:
Dr. Max Thorek, founder of the International Museum of Surgical Science, donated his collection of original letters and manuscripts written by important contributors to medicine and science. Archival photographs include portraits of prominent physicians; documentation of the mansion’s appearance as a historic home; and Pictorialist compositions by Thorek, also an accomplished early fine art photographer.
FRANCES WILLARD HOUSE MUSEUM:
WILLARD'S LIFE & WORK
The holdings of the Frances Willard Memorial Library and Archives document the history and impact of Willard and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union. The focal point of the collection is the material relating to Willard’s life and work. Materials date from the 1830s to today, with the majority of the collection dating between 1870 and 1950.
ROGER BROWN STUDY COLLECTION:
The Roger Brown Study Collection archive offers insights into Brown’s life through materials that vary from “strictly business” to deeply personal items. The archive reveals how integrally his physical and professional life reflected his philosophy and were expressed in his work, often in surprising and unexpected ways.
EVANSTON HISTORY CENTER AT THE CHARLES GATES DAWES HOUSE:
The Evanston History Center houses a vast archival trove of Evanston history. From original building permits to clipping files, city directories, biographical information, organizational records, local maps, photographs, and historic books and newspapers, these objects represent a multifaceted community history.
FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT TRUST: WRIGHT HOME AND STUDIO:
Comprising examples of Wright’s earliest furnishings and decorative arts, along with personal effects, correspondence, and photographs, the Trust’s collections detail Wright’s formative years in Chicago.
THE ERNEST HEMINGWAY BIRTHPLACE:
Grace Hemingway kept records of all the family’s household possessions, so the Ernest Hemingway Foundation knows everything the family owned. These records are displayed for visitors to see in the doctor’s consulting room and the family’s library.
GRAHAM FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN THE FINE ARTS:
FRAGMENTS OF CHICAGO
During the Madelener House's 1963 renovation, Daniel Brenner transported elevator grills designed by Louis Sullivan from the Stock Exchange Building to the new library. This was the start of a growing collection of architectural fragments from famous Chicago buildings. In 1987, architect John Vinci installed a permanent display of fragments in the courtyard.
THE ANSEL B. COOK HOUSE:
The LMHS archives contain documents, photographs, postcards, newspapers, books, ephemera, and other media covering local people, places, and events of note in Libertyville history. Access by appointment.
THE GROVE NATIONAL HISTORIC LANDMARK:
GO BACK IN TIME
Our Archives Building contains a large collection of Kennicott family letters, artifacts, and photographs. Many items from this extensive collection are on display in the Archives, in one of several rotating exhibits.