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 >

June 23, 2015 9:00am

Annual Members Meeting

Join us on Tuesday, June 23, at The Newberry Library for the Chicago Collections Annual Members Meeting with guest speakers Carl Smith, Lisa Oppenheim, and Frank Valadez. Read More >