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Gertrude Fox Hoagland Manuscript Collection-Oak Park Public Library

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-009
This collection contains the original manuscript for the 1937 WPA Historical Survey of Oak Park.

Dates

  • undated

Extent

1 Linear Feet

Overview

Gertrude Fox Hoagland wrote one of the earliest histories of Oak Park. The collection contains an original manuscript of the 1937 WPA Historical Survey of Oak Park.

Biographical / Historical

Gertrude Fox Hoagland was a writer who worked under the Works Progress Administration. In 1934 she wrote an article in Oak Leaves about the founding and early history of the Scoville Institute and the Oak Park Public Library. In 1937 she published one of the earliest histories of Oak Park. The history of the village was published under the WPA’s Historical Survey.

Oak Leaves 4/19/34 p. 62

Repository Details

Part of the Oak Park Public Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
834 Lake Street
Oak Park IL 60301 USA