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    • Abe Lincoln of Pigeon Creek--Book Cover

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Front portion of book cover for the book Abe Lincoln of Pigeon Creek by William E. Wilson. The book, published in 1949, was in the library's collection when the cornerstone contents were put together.
    • 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 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...
    • 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.
    • Library Building Drawing--Newspaper clipping, 1950

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Newspaper clipping from January 20, 1950 showing a drawing of the library. The clipping also announces the beginning of construction of the building on Busse and Emerson Streets in Mount Prospect. The name of the newspaper was not noted.
    • Library Election Information, 1943

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Elections; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Fact sheet prepared by E. H. Cleven of the Mount Prospect Men's Club. It presents information for voters in the April 20, 1943 election for a new public library. Included are data about how taxes are spent for different services in Mount Prospect...
    • Library Election Sample Ballot, 1943

    • Ballot; Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Elections; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Sample ballot for an election held April 20, 1943. The proposition on the ballot concerns the institution of a tax-supported free public library in the Village of Mount Prospect. The proposition did get approved.
    • Library Lot Purchase--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Newspaper article from the September 24, 1948 edition of the Mount Prospect Herald. It is a letter from the Library Board asking the people of Mount Prospect to contribute to a fund to be used to purchase a building site for a new library.
    • Mount Prospect Scouts--Newspaper article

    • Boy Scouts; Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Newspaper article from the Mount Prospect Herald which provides information about the different Boy Scout troops in Mount Prospect. All the troops and packs were part of the Northwest Suburban Council. The article dates from the early to mid...
    • Municipal Building--Newspaper article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; Municipal buildings;
    • Newspaper article from the Mount Prospect Herald discussing issues surrounding the construction of the municipal building in Mount Prospect. The article dates from the mid 1940s.
    • Sample Ballot, 1943

    • Ballot; Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Elections; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Sample ballot for the village election held April 20, 1943 in Mount Prospect. This election included the proposition for the institution of a free public library in Mount Prospect and the election of library directors. The winning candidates are...
    • Swiftwater--Book Cover

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Front portion of the book cover for the book Swiftwater by Paul Annixter. The book, published in 1950, was in the library's collection when the cornerstone contents were put together.
    • Victory Shelf at the Library--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Newspaper article from the Mount Prospect Herald dated October 21, 1942. It lists the titles of pamphlets added to the Mount Prospect Public Library's "victory shelf." This shelf offered materials that helped to explain different aspects of World...
    • War Restrictions--Newspaper Article

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; World War, 1939-1945;
    • Newspaper article from the Mount Prospect Herald dated October 9, 1942. It offers a description of the services the library offered in 1942 and how the library was funded through donations. Also given are the names of the librarian and members of...
    • Canvass for Funds--Newspaper Article #1

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History;
    • Newspaper article from the Chicago Tribune dated October 24, 1942. It includes a photo of members of the woman's club board in Mount Prospect preparing for a canvass of the village to gather funds for the Mount Prospect Public Library.
    • Canvass for Funds--Newspaper Article #2

    • Buildings; Cornerstone laying; Libraries -- Illinois; Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; World War, 1939-1945;
    • Newspaper article from either the Mount Prospect Herald or the Chicago Tribune dated around October 1942. It shows photos of woman's club members canvassing the village for funds to operate the Mount Prospect Public Library.
    • Town Topics, January 1950

    • Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History
    • Short newsletter dated January 1950 prepared by Mount Prospect Mayor M. B. Pendleton. It provides news of Mount Prospect including the announcement that bonds for the new library were delivered to Dixon & Co., the successful bidders. It notes...
    • Letter to Mount Prospect Organizations

    • Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; Libraries -- Illinois
    • Original draft of a letter dated January 22, 1943 from the Mount Prospect Men's Club to members of other civic organizations in the village. In it E. H. Cleven, Civci Service Chairman of the club, discusses the Men's Club participation in the...
    • Library Petition Packet, 1943

    • Mount Prospect (Ill.) -- History; Libraries -- Illinois
    • Packet of information including signatures to a 1943 petition seeking the institution of a free public library in Mount Prospect. This packet is addressed to the Village Clerk S. W. Burda.

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