Honors Theses


Madeline McDermott


Colleen Hoelscher and Juan Santamarina



Publication Date

Spring 4-2015

Document Type

Honors Thesis


Lyons Township High School, founded in 1888 in a suburb of Chicago, celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2014. For seven years, a project researching and preserving the history of the school has been maintained. Over the summer of 2014, an archive was established for the school so that they could continue to keep safe all the historical items that had been kept, found, or donated. In addition to recounting the history of the high school and its relationship with the local area, this thesis also follows the process of creating the school’s archive and compares the experience there to related literature on the subject.

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Archival Science | Arts and Humanities | History | Public History