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Donate or Loan Your Historic Oak Lawn Artifacts

Do you have historic photos, objects, or documents related to Oak Lawn? Share them with us and help preserve the Village's past!

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Donate or Loan Your Historic Oak Lawn Artifacts

Created by Kevin Korst on Nov 20th, 2017

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Local History Collections Database

Search more than 14,000 Oak Lawn related items including photos, yearbooks, telephone books, postcards, artifacts, and more!

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Local History Collections Database

Created by Kevin Korst on May 8th, 2017
Updated on Nov 9th, 2017

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Explore the Local History Aerial Photo Collection

Discover more than 100 different aerial photographs of Oak Lawn going back to 1938.

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Explore the Local History Aerial Photo Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Nov 7th, 2017

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Mango Languages

Learn French, Russian, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese and more... Mango's language lessons guide you through real conversation.

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Mango Languages

Created by Mary Williams on May 15th, 2017
Updated on Nov 3rd, 2017

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Explore the Local History Map Collection

View more than 50 different maps covering Worth Township and the Oak Lawn area.

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Explore the Local History Map Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Oct 25th, 2017

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Explore the Local History 1967 Tornado Collection

View more than 1,000 tornado related artifacts including photos, written recollections, and oral history interviews.

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Explore the Local History 1967 Tornado Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Oct 13th, 2017

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Explore the Local History Round-Up Days Collection

View more than 200 different items related to the Oak Lawn Round-Up including photos, documents, and more.

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Explore the Local History Round-Up Days Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Oct 2nd, 2017

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FAKE BOOKS

What are fake books? They're real books!

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FAKE BOOKS

Created by Lana Magnavite on Sep 20th, 2017
Updated on Sep 21st, 2017

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DIY Auto Repair help

We have auto repair manuals!

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DIY Auto Repair help

Created by Lana Magnavite on Jun 1st, 2017
Updated on Sep 20th, 2017

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ReferenceUSA

Database of business and residential information, job searching, small business resources, marketing and more.

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ReferenceUSA

Created by Lana Magnavite on May 10th, 2017
Updated on Sep 19th, 2017

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Explore the Local History Matchbook Collection

View more than 100 different matchbooks from current and former Oak Lawn businesses including Jack Kilty's, Branding Iron, and more.

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Explore the Local History Matchbook Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Sep 18th, 2017

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Explore the Local History Artifact Collection

View more than 1,000 Oak Lawn related artifacts including clothing, pennants, matchbooks, buttons, signs, and more.

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Explore the Local History Artifact Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Sep 1st, 2017

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Explore the Local History Music Collection

Search through a selection of local audio records and listen to musical recordings from throughout Oak Lawn's history.

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Explore the Local History Music Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Aug 23rd, 2017
Updated on Aug 30th, 2017

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Explore the Local History Postcard Collection

View more than 100 Oak Lawn related postcards from businesses, schools, churches, and more.

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Explore the Local History Postcard Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on May 25th, 2017
Updated on Aug 30th, 2017

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Explore the Local History Phone Book Collection

View more than 50 local telephone books dating back to 1924 and search for families and businesses from Oak Lawn's past.

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Explore the Local History Phone Book Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Jul 28th, 2017
Updated on Aug 30th, 2017

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Explore the Local History Photograph Collection

Search through more than 7,000 scanned images related to schools, churches, businesses, parks, celebrations, and more.

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Explore the Local History Photograph Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Jul 17th, 2017
Updated on Aug 30th, 2017

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Explore the Local History Oral History Collection

Discover more than 160 oral history interviews covering topics such as the 1967 Tornado and Round-Up Days.

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Explore the Local History Oral History Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Jun 19th, 2017
Updated on Aug 30th, 2017

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Explore the Local History Yearbook Collection

View more than 200 yearbooks from local schools including OLCHS, Richards, and more.

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Explore the Local History Yearbook Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Jun 7th, 2017
Updated on Aug 30th, 2017

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Ask A Librarian

Submit your question!

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Ask A Librarian

Created by Lana Magnavite on Aug 24th, 2017

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Chicago Tribune 1985-Current

Created by Lana Magnavite on Aug 22nd, 2017

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New Local History Exhibit for 2018

Next summer Local History is hosting a traveling display about America's experience in World War I. Look out for more details later this year!

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New Local History Exhibit for 2018

Created by Kevin Korst on Aug 9th, 2017

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Rules of the Road 2017

Get your free copy at the Adult Services desk.

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Rules of the Road 2017

Created by Lana Magnavite on Jun 29th, 2017
Updated on Jul 31st, 2017

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Discontinuation of FHL Microfilm Loans

Created by Kathy O'Leary on Jul 21st, 2017
Updated on Jul 24th, 2017

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Village of Oak Lawn Code Book

Search the current Village of Oak Lawn Code for ordinances related to businesses, public safety, vehicles, homes, and more.

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Village of Oak Lawn Code Book

Created by Kevin Korst on Jul 20th, 2017

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Local History Film Clips

View preserved footage from the Local History Collection covering the 1967 Tornado, Round-Up Days, 95th Street, Kiddyland, and more.

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Local History Film Clips

Created by Kevin Korst on May 31st, 2017
Updated on Jul 17th, 2017

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