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 >

September 9, 2015

Watch: Chicago Collections Tops the List

Watch CLTV producer and WGNtv.com Urban Agenda blogger Aubrey Pringle talk about adults in Chicago going "back to school" and learning more about their city. Chicago Collections tops the list! Read More >

August 28, 2015

Photos from Inaugural Exhibition Opening


A Beautiful Unveiling and Celebration. On August 6, 2015, Chicago Public Library and Chicago Collections hosted the opening of its inaugural exhibition Raw Material: Uncovering Chicago's Historical Collections featuring objects from over 2o institutions that bring Chicago's history to life. It was a… Read More >

July 20, 2015

Chicago Collections Announces Inaugural Exhibition

Chicago Collections opens its inaugural exhibition spotlighting the region’s many archival collections that examine the history, culture, and diversity of Chicago area communities. Read More >