Local History Archives from the Huntley Area Public Library.

Local History Storage Shelves

Cabinet Inventory North (Green) Shelf 1 (top): –Collection of Huntley People—Rugh, Statler, Hawley, Dhamer, Weltzien –Sinnett, Hadley, Lazansky, Anderson & Statler –Hawley Memorabilia –Devine family letters and photos –Village of Huntley—1999 aerial, calendars, newsletters, Community Council 1958, etc. –Huntley Area Chamber of Commerce newsletters –Chamber of Commerce Community Guides to 2009 (box 1) –Chamber of Commerce Community Guides 2010 to present (box 2) Shelf 2: –Businesses –Huntley Historical Society –Huntley Park District brochures –Grafton Township and Huntley Fire Protection District…

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Borden's Factory

25 Must See Items in the Local History Collection

The Huntley Area Public Library has an extensive Local History collection. The staff have selected 25 must see items in the local history collection in honor of the library’s 25th Anniversary. 1.      Daily Journal from the Fencil Fuze Plant 1944-1945 2.      Fuzes & Tubes from the Fencil Fuze Plant 3.      Huntley High School Yearbooks from 1949-2000 4.      100 years of Huntley School class photos from 1880-1980 5.      Town Square Self-Guided Tour handout 6.      First…

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Huntley Native Featured In Cubs Documentary

Huntley Native Margaret Donahue: A Chicago Cubs Legend

First Woman Corporate Officer in Major League Baseball Huntley native Margaret Donahue was reluctant to take a job with the Chicago Cubs. It wasn’t exactly the job she was hoping for. But now, 35 years after her death, plans are being made to honor her as a Cubs legend. Margaret is the youngest girl, far left. Margaret was born on a Huntley farm December 13, 1892, the second of eight children of Daniel and Hannah Connor Donahue. The farm at…

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Huntley Native Featured In Cubs Documentary

Huntley Native Featured In Cubs Documentary

The Chicago Tribune put together this look at the career of Huntley Native Margaret “Midge” Donahue, who became the first female front office executive in the major leagues with the Chicago Cubs. Huntley Library Historian Mary Beth Manning is interviewed in the video. Donahue is credited with creating the concept of season tickets. Huntley Native Featured In Cubs Documentary

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Huntley Historical Society Donates Oral Histories

Members of the Huntley Historical Society visited the Huntley Area Public Library on Monday, February 25 to present the Library’s Local History Department with DVDs of oral history recordings from long-time local residents. Historical Society members produced the interviews.  Elaine Kadakia and Jim Donohue interviewed residents, and Mark Skaja filmed each session. Below is a YouTube playlist of the interviews:

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