Together, we keep Chicago’s history and culture alive.
The member institutions of Chicago Collections collaborate, uniting their resources, to offer access and exciting learning experiences to both the general public and academic researchers. Here are just a few of our current members.
We are excited to announce the forthcoming launch of Explore Chicago Collections. This portal will serve as an online tool for locating or accessing over 200,000 books, maps, photos, and letters. Freely accessible to everyone — including researchers, teachers, and students — Explore Chicago Collections will bring the archives of Chicago’s top institutions to your fingertips.