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    • Library Cornerstone Laying Ceremony, 1950

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; History, 1950-1959; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; Rites and ceremonies;
    • Photograph showing Library Board members at the corner stone laying ceremony March 31, 1950. They are (left to right): Ed Cleven, Dorothy Kester (library board president), Irma Schlemmer (head librarian), Maurice Pendleton(mayor), Meta Bittner, an...
    • Library Cornerstone Laying Ceremony, March 31, 1950

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; History, 1950-1959; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; Rites and ceremonies;
    • Photograph showing library board members and staff gathered for the library's corner stone laying ceremony on March 31, 1950. Show (left to right) are Maurice Pendleton (mayor); unidentified man (in cap); Ed Cleven; Dorothy Kester (with trowel);...
    • Elks Cornerstone Laying

    • Organizations; Construction; Quincy, Illinois;
    • The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of Quincy at the cornerstone laying ceremony at the corner of 4th and Jersey, later becoming known as the Elkton Hotel. Left to Right: Frank Tenk is the fourth man from the left and Jon Hildenbrand is the...
    • Cornerstone Ceremony--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Article from the Mount Prospect Herald dated March 24, 1950. It announces that the cornerstone laying ceremony would be held March 24, 1950 at the site of the Mount Prospect Public Library. A general description of the cornerstone contents is...
    • Architects Letter, 1949

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Letter from J. Mitchell of Childs & Smith Architects of Chicago to E. H. Cleven. The letter is dated November 17, 1949. It concerns the library building planned for the corner of Emerson and Busse Streets in Mount Prospect. The letter includes a...
    • Bid Request Letter, 1949

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Letter from Clarence E. Reed of Reed Brothers Plumbing and Heating Engineers to E. H. Cleven dated November 22, 1949. In it Reed requests a copy of specifications and blue prints so the company could submit a bid on the library construction...
    • Bond Election for Library Building--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Elections; Libraries -- Illinois; Library bonds; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Newspaper article from the June 17, 1949 edition of the Mount Prospect Herald. It announces that an election for a library building bond issue would be held in Mount Prospect. It also mentions that plans for the new library had been prepared.
    • Bond Issue Vote--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Elections; Libraries -- Illinois; Library bonds; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Newspaper article from the August 25, 1949 issue of the Chicago Tribune. It announces that a special election would be held September 13 in Mount Prospect. Voters would be asked to vote on bond issue to finance a new library building.
    • Books Are Weapons--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; World War, 1939-1945;
    • Newspaper article from the Mount Prospect Herald dated October 21, 1942. It announces that the library board will make a house-to-house canvass of the village seeking donations for the Mount Prospect Public Library. It also encourages residents...
    • Cornerstone Contents

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; History, 1950-1959; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; Rites and ceremonies;
    • List of items put in a copper box which was then placed in the corner stone of the library building on March 24, 1950.
    • Current Library Favorites

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Clipping from an unnamed library publication which lists books in high demand at major public libraries as of February 1950. These titles were purchased by the Mount Prospect Public Library on March 15, 1950.
    • Donors List

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Typewritten list dated March 24, 1950 of those individuals and organizations whose donated funds helped to pay for the purchase of the library building site. The amount donated by each group is provided. The board treasurer Bertha T. Ehard and...
    • Election Campaign File Cover Letter

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Elections; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Letter written by Edmund H. Cleven on May 1, 1943 which accompanied a file of letters, ballots, petitions and other materials related to the work for a tax supported free public library in Mount Prospect. Cleven coordinated this effort.
    • Horses and Heroes--Book Cover

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Front portion of a book cover for the book Horses and Heroes by Frazier and Robert Hunt. The book, published in 1949, was in the library's collection at the time the cornerstone contents were put together.
    • Library Bond Issue--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Elections; Libraries -- Illinois; Library bonds; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Newspaper article from the September 9, 1949 edition of the Mount Prospect Herald. It states that the election for the library building bond issue in Mount Prospect would be held September 27, 1949.
    • Library Budget, 1940-1950

    • Budget; Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Copy of the library budget for 1949-1950. Provided are funds to cover books, building needs, and administration. Also listed is the anticipated income for the year.

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