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Naperville Heritage Collection

   
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  1. 150 years of sharing the Word : SS. Peter and Paul Parish
    The oldest Catholic Church in Naperville, founded in 1846, mirrors the growth of the Catholic population as other parishes were formed. Pictures of pastors, church buildings, and the fire of 1922, a list of clergy assigned to the parish, and highlights of their celebrations.

  2. 20th century atlas of DuPage County, Illinois containing maps of villages, cities and townships of the State, United States and world.
    Plat maps for the villages, cities and townships of DuPage County, with more general maps of Illinois, the United States, and the world. Portraits of DuPage County officers, prominent citizens, and county landmarks.

  3. 95th Street Library Grand Opening, September 13-20, 2003, Commemorative program
    This commemorative program covers the extensive calendar of activities for the grand opening of Naperville Public Library's 95th Street Library. The guide contains floor plans of the new building and a brief history of the Naperville Public Library.

  4. "Our Dad" : his career and his philosophy
    Peter Edward Kroehler, born in 1872 in Minnesota, came to Naperville in 1893 to help run the Naperville Lounge Company with Professor J.L. Nichols. In 1915 it became Kroehler Manufacturing Col, a national leader in furniture industry innovation and marketing. At one time, it was the world's largest furniture manufacturer. Peter Kroehler's thoughts on salesmanship are included. Chronology.

  5. A hallmark of heritage
    This film documents the history of the Naperville Heritage Society, including the moving of Century Chapel, the story of the Weed Ladies, and the introduction of its first employee, Peggy Frank. Interviews with founding members, past and present board members and presidents, as well as Naper Settlement staff members and Executive Director Peggy Frank, along with rare historical images, bring the story to life.

  6. A role of their own
    Presents a history of seven women who contributed to the evolution of Naperville from a town to a community.

  7. A small town weathers the Depression : Naperville, Illinois 1929-1939
    Fairly sufficient during the Depression, Naperville rallied to help those in need with charitable relief efforts. Areas affected by these hard times included banking, education, politics, culture, farming, everyday life and economizing. Kroehler Manufacturing, the biggest employer in town, experienced a strike, New Deal programs were tried, and the town celebrated its Centennial in 1931.

  8. A time for remembrance : history of 125 years of First Evangelical United Brethren Church, Naperville, Illinois
    Going back to its first sermon preached in 1837 and known as the Zion Evangelical Church, this was the first church erected in DuPage County in 1841. In 1910 it merged with College Chapel Church of North Central College. In 1946 it took on the name of First Evangelical United Brethren Church. This informal history contains many group pictures, lists of pastors and missionaries. Note: In 1968 the First Evangelical United Brethren Church merged with the Methodist Church to become Community United Methodist Church.

  9. Autobiography of James L. Nichols
    Apparently dictated to Elizabeth Barnard Nichols, shortly before his death in August 1895, this is the autobiography of a prominent Naperville self-made man who rose from penniless orphan to North-Western (now North Central) College professor, publisher, businessman and benefactor to the Nichols Library and North Central College. Also included is the speech made by Elizabeth Barnard Nichols-Simpson at the dedication of Merner Gymnasium and Field House, January 23, 1931. Lastly is a brief history of Nichols Library given by Library Director Miriam B. Fry in 1969 at the opening of the new children's room in the lower level of the library.

  10. Black Acre: a remembrance
    This film shows how the 100-year-old Lisle, Illinois Nadelhoffer farm gave way to suburban sprawl. The Nadelhoffer farm in Lisle Township, DuPage County, was purchased in 1873 by John Nadelhoffer and sold to developers in 1972 due to high real estate taxes and a suburban housing boom. Includes interviews. A Nadelhoffer-Wehrli production, narrated by Herb and Carleton Nadelhoffer. This film can also be viewed online at the Naperville Public Library's Vimeo page: https://vimeo.com/63663471/33dda9c78d

  11. Business Guide: an outline of business
    Originally published in 1886 with over three million copies sold by 1917, this handbook of legal and business forms was also a legal adviser and guide to business success. The author and publisher, J.L. Nichols, was a professor at North Central College and Naperville and Library benefactor.

  12. Can you dig it?: the dirt on Joe Naper
    A panel discussion on Joesph Naper, the founder of Naperville, Illinois by personnel from Naper Settlement and the Naperville Heritage Society.

  13. City Council Minutes (1857 - 1881)
    Official record for Naperville, Illinois from its incorporation in 1857 through April 26, 1870 including articles of incorporation. Originally transcribed and typewritten by Pat Miller in 1981. Subsequently retranscribed by City of Naperville staff in 199?.

  14. City Council Minutes 1857
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville, including incorporation as a village on Feb. 7, 1857 and recording laws, taxes and village business transactions. (51 p.)

  15. City Council Minutes 1857-1898, Index
    Index of Village and City Council minutes for the years 1857-1898.

  16. City Council Minutes 1858
    Official records of council proceedings for Village of Naperville, beginning April 16, 1858 through December 1858. (29 p.)

  17. City Council Minutes 1859
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1859. (29 p.)

  18. City Council Minutes 1860
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1860. (28 p.)

  19. City Council Minutes 1861
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1861. (37 p.)

  20. City Council Minutes 1862
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1862. (20 p.)

  21. City Council Minutes 1863
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1863. (24 p.)

  22. City Council Minutes 1864
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1864. (28 p.)

  23. City Council Minutes 1865
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1865. (34 p.)

  24. City Council Minutes 1866
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1866. (35 p.)

  25. City Council Minutes 1867
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1867. (19 p.)

  26. City Council Minutes 1868
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1868. (26 p.)

  27. City Council Minutes 1869
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1869. (27 p.)

  28. City Council Minutes 1870
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1870. (56 p.)

  29. City Council Minutes 1871
    Official record of village council proceedings for the year 1871. (33 p.)

  30. City Council Minutes 1872
    Official record of village council proceedings for the year 1872. (53 p.)

  31. City Council Minutes 1873
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1873. (32 p.)

  32. City Council Minutes 1874
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1874. (47 p.)

  33. City Council Minutes 1875
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1875. (51 p.)

  34. City Council Minutes 1876
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1875. (51 p.)

  35. City Council Minutes 1877
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1877. (61 p.)

  36. City Council Minutes 1878
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1878. (39 p.)

  37. City Council Minutes 1879
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1879. (39 p.)

  38. City Council Minutes 1880
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1880. (42 p.)

  39. City Council Minutes 1881
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1881. (33 p.)

  40. City Council Minutes 1882
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1882. (33 p.)

  41. City Council Minutes 1883
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1883. (21 p.)

  42. City Council Minutes 1884
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1884. (39 p.)

  43. City Council Minutes 1885
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1885. (27 p.)

  44. City Council Minutes 1886
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1886. (28 p.)

  45. City Council Minutes 1887
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1887. (28 p.)

  46. City Council Minutes 1888
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1888. (22 p.)

  47. City Council Minutes 1889
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1889. (23 p.)

  48. City Council Minutes 1890
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1890. Includes incorporation as City of Naperville in March. (57 p.)

  49. City Council Minutes 1891
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1891. (74 p.)

  50. City Council Minutes 1892
    Official record of council proceedings for Village of Naperville for 1892. (63 p.)

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