May 20, 2016 1:00pm

Digital Preservation Member Workshop

Struggling with how to best manage the digital objects you have at your institution? Learn how to get started with a tailored approach for Chicago Collections member organizations large and small. Read More >

May 5, 2016 — May 12, 2016

Chicago Researchers' Round Table Luncheons

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Having recently launched our digital portal, EXPLORE Chicago Collections, which brings together images and finding aids allowing for centralized cross-collection searching, we are now planning for a robust set of programs that will support our mission to promote the study of the Chicago region's his… Read More >

November 5, 2015 3:00pm

Explore Chicago Collections Launch Event

Join us as Donald J. Waters, senior program officer for Scholarly Communications at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Chicago's own Alderman Edward M. Burke, discuss the magic and importance of collaboration, and keeping Chicago archives and collections accessible in the digital age. Read More >

October 6, 2015 6:00pm

Inaugural Lecture and Book Signing with Dominic Pacyga


Engaging Chicago: Telling the City’s History Today’s Chicago is a global city. It is marked not only by its financial ties to the international marketplace, but also by its academic, ethnic, and cultural ties across the world. Read More >

September 19, 2015 — November 14, 2015

Gallery Talks and Tours


Join Guest Curator Riva Feshbach as she reveals how original sources from over 20 of Chicago's cultural repositories form the basis of Chicago's vibrant and multi-faceted history. Read More >

August 7, 2015 — November 15, 2015

Inaugural Exhibition

Chicago Collections opens its first public exhibition at Chicago Public Library's Harold Washington Library Center. This three month exhibition highlights notable archives, manuscripts, and objects from our members' collections that you won't want to miss. Read More >