History Fair & Local History Resources
- Chicago Historical Society
Find a Chicago building. Learn about its architect. Includes interactive maps.
Chicago Metro History Education Center
Tools to help students with history fair projects, curriculum on local history topics, and information on the Chicago History Fair's academic competition.
Chicago Timeline from Chicago Public Library
Chronological listing of events in Chicago history.
Encyclopedia of Chicago
Thousands of historical resources, such as articles, photos, maps, broadsides, and newspapers related to Chicago's colorful and complex history. See also, Lincolnwood's history.
A video and oral history archive of African American history published by a non-profit organization headquartered in Chicago. Topics include slavery, reconstruction, the labor movement, the civil rights movement, and black authors.
- Lincolnwood Library Local Historical Collection
The library holds a small archival collection related to Lincolnwood's history. Please contact Adult Services to schedule an appointment for viewing the collection. Additionally, we are scanning portions of our archive as time permits.
- View Library's historical collection as a slide show.
- America's Story from America's Library
Library of Congress' collections of letters, diaries, record, and tapes , films, sheet music, maps, prints, and photographs form the basic content of this interactive site.
- Core Documents of U.S. Democracy
Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, Gettysburg Address, etc.
National Archives and Records Administration.
Find important American documents.
- Voyages: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
Records of slave ship voyages between 1514 and 1866.
The Cybrary of the Holocaust
"Remember.org shares art, discussion, photos, poems, and facts to preserve powerful memories, like A Survivor's Prayer."
Facing History and Ourselves
A nationwide organization with an office in Chicago that develops lesson plans aimed at showing today's students the relevance of the Holocaust. Publications can be ordered.
Read or listen to survivors' stories. Historical introduction to the the Holocaust, encyclopedia articles and link to discussion groups.
YIWO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe
Topics include arts, daily life, places, language & literature, history & politics, and religion. Detailed articles, music audio files, and video clips. Published by YIWO Institute for Jewish Research.