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Scope and content notes for the entire collection: 

The collection includes three separate series, Series #1 Hickory Hills, Series #2 Palos Hills, and Series #3 Green Hills Public Library District.  Each series is further arranged by a number of subseries.  Materials are arranged at the folder level and consist of documents related to history and development, maps, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Series #1 Hickory Hills

Subseries #1 Documents (publication on HH history, property evaluation form, 1926-1976)
Subseries #2 Newspaper Clippings, 1980-1990’s

This series contains a paper written by Susan Venezio about the history of Hickory Hills, as well as a document that appears to be an evaluation for a property.  Most of the newspaper clippings are from the column Happenings in Hickory Hills, which discusses issues and events concerning the City of Hickory Hills.

Series #2 Palos Hills

Subseries #1 Documents, 1958-1993

Subseries #2 Felix the Firedog, 1920's-1995

Subseries #3 Maps, 1673-1978

Subseries #4 Newspaper Clippings, 1948-1994

Subseries #5 Photographs, 1960’s, 1986

This series is heavy on informational and historical documents, with a number of publications authored by Earl Potter and his relative William Potter. The Potter’s had a deep and early connection to Palos Hills and therefore have written much on its history. Other documents include primary source comments from residents, Tornado history, and a few local excursions. This series also includes historical materials on a firedog named Felix that served with the Palos Fire Department and his story was revived in 1990’s to a large local press coverage. Next, there are a few maps of Palos Hills and the surrounding area from the early 1900’s through the late 1900’s. Finally, Newspaper Clippings include any articles on Palos Hills issues, and there are a couple of photographs of a 1960’s squad car.

Series #3 Green Hills Public Library District

Subseries #1 Documents, 1964-2016

Subseries #2 Employees, 1951-1986

Subseries #3 Events, 1978-2015

Subseries #4 Maps, 1975, 1988

Subseries #5 Newspaper Clippings, 1962-2008

Subseries #6 Newsletters, 1989-2014 [not currently digitized]

Subseries #7 Photographs, 1960’s, 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s, 2000’s

Subseries #8 Scrapbooks, Scrapbook 1 and Scrapbook 2, 1962-1978

The documents in this series are arranged into general documents, documents related to employees, and documents related to events. Maps related to the library district and building, newspaper clippings pertaining to programs or events at Green Hills Public Library District, Newsletters that are not available digitally, and photographs arranged in folders for each decade.