Chicago Collections is a new consortium of libraries, museums, and other institutions with archives that collaborate to create new and informative exhibitions to preserve and share the history and culture of the Chicago region.
Where: Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections Exhibit Hall, 9th Floor, 400 S. State Street
In addition to offering free exhibits the CCC has created Explore Chicago Collections an online portal to discover the history and culture of Chicago. Researchers, teachers, students, and the general public are be able to locate or access over 100,000 maps, photos, and letters at member institutions all over the Chicago area. Users will have the opportunity to explore our collections by topic — from government, to everyday life, and beyond.
CCC member institutions include: Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago History Museum, Chicago Public Library, Columbia College Chicago, DePaul University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Loyola University Chicago, The Newberry Library, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, The University of Chicago, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago Zoological Society, Alliance Française de Chicago, Chicago State University, Lake Forest College, the Theatre Historical Society of America, Northern Illinois University and Oak Park Public Library.
PRESENTERS & SUPPORTERS
Presented by Chicago Collections in collaboration with Chicago Public Library, this exhibition is generously supported by an anonymous donor and the Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.