Collection 2012.11 - Henry X. Arenberg, papers

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Identity area

Reference code

US IlHpHS 2012.11

Title

Henry X. Arenberg, papers

Date(s)

  • 1923-1997 (Creation)

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Collection

Extent and medium

2.8 linear feet

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Name of creator

(March 1, 1929- November 6, 2011)

Biographical history

Henry X. Arenberg was an engaged member of the Highland Park, Illinois community. Arenberg was born in Highland Park in 1929. He was involved in many programs and activities though out his life. One of his defining activities was that of photography. He avidly photographed Highland Park, its residents, its events, and its historic landscapes and buildings. He also authored several books documenting Highland Park. One of the founding members of the Highland Park Historical Society, he served as president and board member for many years.
His personal life included his wife Joan, and two daughters, Nancy and Polly.

Archival history

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

The collection was donated by Arenberg's widow, Joan Arenberg, June 22, 2012.

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Scope and content

Henry X Arenberg's papers chiefly document his role in the civic life of Highland Park, Illinois. The bulk of this collection consists of event planning correspondence, committee participation records, and photographs of historic buildings and locations. It also contains a wide collection of newspaper clippings.

There are 6 series and 2 subseries the the collection. The first series is Oversized, which contains items that were too large to be placed in the other boxes, or awkwardly shaped items. The second series is General. It contains correspondence from committees and events that broadly interested Arenberg; including, but not exclusively, Highland Park or his photography. The third series is People, containing various people of Highland Park. The fourth series is Photographs, which contains general photographs not associated with a subseries, and then 2 subseries. The first subseries is Homes, which contains images of homes from around Highland Park. The second subseries is National Registry, which contains images of homes, monuments, and locations listed on or suggested to be listed on the National Registrar of Historic Places. The fifth series is Preservation, which contains information dealing with actions taken to preserve various locations, monuments, and buildings in Highland Park. The sixth and final series is Publications, which contains various books and articles that involved Henry Arenberg and were published either by himself of via the Highland Park Historical Society.

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Accruals

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The collection is arranged to the file level and includes general dates of each file

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  • English

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Archivist's note

Processed by Konstandina D Argyropoulos, 2012.

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