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An illustration from the children’s book, “Engines and Brass Bands,” published by Olive Beaupre Miller in 1933. Photo Submitted
Holly Marihugh, Contributing Columnist
6:31 am CST December 24, 2019

Tucked away on a top shelf of a storage cabinet in a Barat College art classroom sat the cache of art. Workers hired to clear classrooms when the college in Lake Forest closed in 2005 looked at the illustrations they’d found way up high and knew they’d be valued by someone, somewhere.  

They phoned Maureen Ryan who had been part of the nonprofit organization administering the college and asked, “What should we do with these drawings?’