Mount Prospect School
(Old Town Township) Collection



Table of Contents

Collection Information
Volume of Collection:
One Box.
Collection Dates:
1910-1927
Provenance: Collection donated by M. Suzanne Dady, September 2008, the ledgers and paperwork were found by Dady at the former residence of Helen Killian, 406 E. Walnut, Bloomington
Restrictions:
None
Reproduction Rights:
Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained in writing from the McLean County Museum of History.
Alternative Formats:
None
Other Finding Aids: Online finding aid with NUCMC
Location: Archives
Notes:
None

Brief History

  The Mount Prospect School started as a small frame house built around 1855. The School was situated to be convenient for the pupils, however as Old Town Township grew, the school moved to the Northwest corner of Section 12 on Bentown Road. The schoolhouse was destroyed by fire in 1907, but a new house was ready for lessons the following Fall. The origin of the name is a mystery. The area voters approved the merging of the school with the Downs-Ellsworth Unit in 1948.

 

 
Scope and Contents Note

  This collection contains receipts, ledger book, and financial information from the school.

 

Box and Folder Inventory

Folder 1:
Township Treasurer's Semi-Annual Statements
1.1
June 30, 1919 through April 9, 1920
1.2
April 9 - May 26, 1921
1.3
June 30, 1921 - June 21, 1922

 

Folder 2:
Teachers Pension and Retirement Fund
2.1
Margaret Griffin July 3, 1922
2.2
Margaret Griffin July 6, 1925

 

Folder 3:
Supplies and School Maintenance
3.1
Frink Bros. & Sons, work inside school, n.d.
3.2
W.B. Read & Co., school supplies, Feb. 1, ?
3.3
W.B. Read & Co., supplies, October 5, 1921
3.4
Harrison, Ward & Co., Nov. 16, 1921
3.5
Waterman-Waterbury Co., Repair Order, May 25, 1922
3.6
Robt. Van Winkle labor and material, September 28, 1922

 

Folder 4:
Miscellaneous
4.1
Calendar for School Officers of Illinois, n.d. 2 copies
4.2
Newspaper article, "School Fund in Townships," 1913 ?
4.3
List of numbers, no identification, n.d.
4.4
Bank of Holder stationery, note requesting number of males and female student for census report, June 21, 1921
4.5
District Poll Book April 1922
4.6
Illinois Farm Tornado Policy, The American Insurance Company of Newark New Jersey covering June 20, 1927-June 20 1932

 

District Board Ledger Book
Old Town Township 23N, 3E, Mount Prospect School (5) #96
1st Part - Proceedings of the District Board - 1915, 1916, 1915-1921
Record of Annual School District Election 1910-1920
Clerk's Report of Organization 1910, 1911, 1912, 1915, 1916-1919
Directors Tax Certificate 1916-1918, 1919
Register of School Officers 1915-1918
Teachers Contracts
Register of Orders Drawn 1910-1913, 1916-1918
Township Treasurer's Semi-Annual Statement 1910
 
Teacher's Contracts
Miss Nettie Weakly $60 per month
Miss Mary Moore $50 per month
Miss Mary Moore $60 per month
Miss Mary Moore$60 per month
Marguerite Miller $50 per month
Rebecca Hawthorie $75 per month
Miss Evelyn Huber $60 per month
Mary (Minnie) Meiner $65 per month
Mary Power $70 per month
 
Township Treasurer's Semi-Annual Statement
1910 April 20, Gertrude Coale - Teaching $45
May 21 Gertrude Coale - Teaching $45
June 9 Gertrude Coale - Teaching $45
Oct. - Nettie Weakly starts teaching
 
Separate Contracts
1919 - Grace B. Ubrech $85
1921 - Margaret Griffin $125
1924 - Margaret Griffin $125
1925 - Margaret Griffin $125

 

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