Oak Lawn Public Library
Photographs taken by Don Weinzierl -- Two slightly different shots were taken
Wisconsin Veterans Museum Research Center
The Blue River, Wis. native, discusses his military service in World War II and the Korean War as a medical officer attached to the 3rd Division. He talks about enlisting in the Navy V12 program at Western Michigan University, choosing to attend medical school to lengthen the amount of school he could attend prior to active duty, and being transferred to the Army in 1950 and sent overseas. Heersma comments on the plane ride to Korea, feelings about leaving his wife in the United States, taking a boat with the Marines from Japan to Korea, duty in the field at Chosin (Korea), and hearing artillery fire from American ships. He details the process of medical treatment in the field. Heersma touches upon receiving a firearm, the surgical staff, morale among the troops, and treating Korean civilians who had been injured by military attacks. He comments on serving with Turkish troops, psychological effects of war, lack of medical supplies, riding in an ambulance which was attacked by Chinese ... Read More
Chicago History Museum
Photographs by Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman from their series named: Prime Locations, taken in the Chicago suburbs of Alsip, Barrington, Calumet City, Crestwood, Evergreen Park, Morton Grove, Mt. Prospect, Niles, Northbrook, Oak Lawn, Westmont, and Wheeling (Ill.). Exterior views show businesses, houses, apartment complexes, corporate offices, restaurants, golf courses, bowling alleys, and parking lots. Some of the photographs are cropped images of architectural details, such as one of a window of an Oak Lawn apartment building with its shutters open to a concrete wall. Several of the photographs make whimsical use of people, such as the one of a woman lying in a parking lot in Northbrook that references the Andrew Wyeth painting Christina's World. Each photograph is identified with an inscription on the verso
Oak Lawn Public Library
Photograph of Fred Dumke with a donkey. Another unidentified man is feeding the donkey; there is a sign which says DUMKE behind them -- Photograph taken by Don Weinzierl. Probably taken in the 1960s. Two photographs; one is a slightly different version than the other
Oak Lawn Public Library
Set of financial documents related to the 1954 Oak Lawn Round-Up -- The records detail the many expenses from the celebration, as well as the net profit. There are six pages of information in total
Oak Lawn Public Library
Set of financial documents related to the 1955 Oak Lawn Round-Up -- The records detail the many expenses from the celebration, as well as the net profit. There are three pages of information in total
Oak Lawn Public Library
Photograph of the Illinois politician Paul Powell at Kilty's Restaurant, with flags near him and behind him -- Photograph taken by Don Weinzierl
Oak Lawn Public Library
Photograph of George Behnle, manager of an A&P, handing a prize check to a female customer, taken by Don Weinzierl
Oak Lawn Public Library
Autograph book owned by Oak Lawn resident Patricia Drozdz. It is filled with messages, poems, signatures and several photographs. The cover is black, while the inside has multi-colored pages. Persons represented include Marilyn Brand

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