A student needs images from the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair. Researchers seek the speeches of Ida B. Wells. A music teacher wants to find folk songs from the Great Lakes region. No longer an overwhelming and time-consuming quest—they can just type the request into a search bar. Read More >
The American Archivist calls EXPLORE Chicago Collections "an exceptional trove of materials, finding aids, digital images, and accompanying information..."
Explore Chicago Collections is an online portal and linked database to digital collections, finding aids, and online discovery resources from Chicago Collections Consortium members and their participating institutions. Read More >
These are exciting times for Chicago Collections (CC), an online member consortium of libraries, museums, historical societies, and other cultural heritage organizations in and around Chicago. CC named a new executive director, Jeanne Long, in February, and is gearing up to cohost the annual gatheri… Read More >
Chicago History Museum Director of Research and Access Ellen Keith recounts the milestones and achievements of Explore Chicago Collections in its first year. Read More >
DePaul has completed the first four years of its six-year strategic plan, Vision 2018: Dedication to Excellence, Commitment to Community. As a founding member of Chicago Collections, DePaul’s library is recognized for helping to expand access to Chicago’s arts, culture and history resources through … Read More >
On October 28-30, 2016, Tracy J. Seneca (University of Illinois at Chicago) and Ellen Keith (Chicago History Museum) represented Chicago Collections in a presentation of "Erasing Borders Through Digital Discovery: EXPLORE Chicago Collections as the on the Foundation for Collaboration Among Libraries… Read More >