Local History

Our local history collection includes biographical information, house history information, newspaper clippings, local newspapers, oral histories, city directories, high school yearbooks, photographs, and more. The local history room is located on the first floor, and is available by appointment only. Please contact local history and genealogy librarian, EvaAnne Johnson, to set up an appointment. 

 

 

Local History Databases

Chicago Tribune Historical 1849-1986

Chicago Tribune Historical

The Chicago Tribune offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue (April 23, 1849).

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Find My Past

Find My Past

Find My Past hosts billions of searchable genealogical records, drawing from census, directory, and historical information.

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Heritage Quest Online

Heritage Quest Online

HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources, including unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids.

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Newspapers.com

Newspapers.com

Newspapers.com provides access to historical newspapers from locations across the U.S. and worldwide.

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