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History – Local

Local History Research Materials

Chicago Tribune Historical Edition

Chicago Tribune Historical Edition

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue in 1849 to 1994. This collection includes digital reproductions providing access to every page from every available issue.

 

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Historic Map Works: Residential Genealogy

Historic Map Works

Use at Home? Yes

Description: This high quality, full color digital collection of historic maps is one of the most extensive available. The core of the collection consists of over 1.5 million maps of the United States and the world.

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Illinois Digital Archive Jesse White Secretary of State

Illinois Digital Archives

Use at Home? Yes

Description: St. Charles, Kane County and Illinois local history documents, maps and photos.

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community history archive

Local Historical Newspapers

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Searchable database of local digital microfilm 1842-1998.

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ProQuest Digital Sanborn Maps 1867-1970

Sanborn Maps – Illinois Collection

Use at Home? Yes

Description: Founded in 1867 by D. A. Sanborn, the Sanborn Map Company was the primary American publisher of fire insurance maps for nearly 100 years. The maps provide a wealth of information, such as building outline, size and shape. Come explore Illinois’s rich and diverse building history.

 

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