May 17, 2016

Explore Chicago Collections Nominated for a DLF Comm/Cap Award

Chicago Collections is excited to be among the nominees for the 2016 Digital Library Federation’s Community/Capacity Award (DLF Comm/Caps, for short) for the creation of Explore Chicago Collections (EXPLORE) and Metadata Hopper, integrating access to Chicago’s Archives. Read More >

April 14, 2016

Seneca Wins Award for Explore Chicago Collections


Chicago Collections is proud to announce that our very own, Tracy Seneca, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Center for Research Libraries (CRL) Primary Source Award for Access for her outstanding leadership of the Explore Chicago Collections (EXPLORE) initiative. Read More >

April 7, 2016

New Season, New Members, New Findings


While winter continues to hang on here in the Midwest, Chicago Collections has entered a new season. This past month, we welcomed three new members, officially doubling our member base from twelve founding organizations at our inception, to today’s twenty-four member institutions. Read More >

January 25, 2016

Chicago Collections Awarded $25,000 Grant

The Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation has awarded Chicago Collections a $25,000 grant to support general operations. Read More >

October 22, 2015

Announcing the Release of Explore Chicago Collections

Chicago Collections is proud to announce the launch of its flagship initiative, Explore Chicago Collections— a free, centralized, web-based search engine and record-finding tool that will allow researchers, teachers, students, and the general public to locate or access over 100,000 maps, photos, let… Read More >

October 20, 2015

2015 MacArthur-Driehaus Arts & Culture Grants Announced

Chicago Collections is proud to be among the recipients of this year's grants from the MacArthur Fund for Arts and Culture at The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation. Read More >