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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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Explore the Local History Collection Online

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 Collection Online

Created by Kevin Korst on Jul 28th, 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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Explore the Local History Collection Online

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 Collection Online

Created by Kevin Korst on Jul 17th, 2017

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Explore the Local History Collection Online

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 Collection Online

Created by Kevin Korst on Jun 19th, 2017
Updated on Jul 17th, 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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Automotive Repair Manual Index

The collection indexed consists of 3,500+ volumes, with the majority being factory manuals.

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Automotive Repair Manual Index

Created by Marcin Truty on Jun 20th, 2017
Updated on Jul 7th, 2017

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Consumers' Checkbook

Created by Lana Magnavite on May 31st, 2017
Updated on Jul 7th, 2017

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Chicagoland Record Information Services

Public Record Data

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Chicagoland Record Information Services

Created by Lana Magnavite on Apr 5th, 2017
Updated on Jul 5th, 2017

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Proquest Historical Newspapers

Chicago Tribune 1849-1993; Chicago Defender 1909-1975; Indianapolis Star 1903-1922; New York Times 1851-1993; Wall Street Journal 1889-1999

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Proquest Historical Newspapers

Created by Lana Magnavite on May 10th, 2017
Updated on Jul 5th, 2017

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Ebsco Research Databases

Research database provides full text for nearly 1,700 periodicals with full-text information dating as far back as 1975. All subject areas.

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Ebsco Research Databases

Created by Lana Magnavite on May 10th, 2017
Updated on Jul 5th, 2017

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DIY Medical Research

Resources that will help in your search.

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DIY Medical Research

Created by Lana Magnavite on Jun 27th, 2017
Updated on Jul 5th, 2017

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FirstSearch

Welcome to the OCLC FirstSearch service, connecting you to information in a wide range of subjects in 13 databases.

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FirstSearch

Created by Lana Magnavite on May 10th, 2017
Updated on Jun 29th, 2017

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Provides critical overviews of dramas, novels, poetry and short stories.

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Gale Virtual Reference Library

Created by Lana Magnavite on May 10th, 2017
Updated on Jun 29th, 2017

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Irish Genealogy Guide

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Irish Genealogy Guide

Created by Natalie DeJonghe on Jun 28th, 2017
Updated on Jun 29th, 2017

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Local History Collections Database

Search more than 13,000 Oak Lawn related items including photos, yearbooks, telephone books, postcards, and more!

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Local History Collections Database

Created by Kevin Korst on May 8th, 2017
Updated on Jun 20th, 2017

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Local Newspapers Index

This database contains more than 83,000 indexed articles from a number of local papers dating back to 1988.

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Local Newspapers Index

Created by Kevin Korst on Jun 19th, 2017
Updated on Jun 20th, 2017

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Local Obituary Index

This database contains more than 237,000 indexed local obituaries dating back to 1985.

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Local Obituary Index

Created by Kevin Korst on Jun 19th, 2017
Updated on Jun 20th, 2017

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The United States in World War I

A story about the formation of the American Expeditionary Forces and their role in bringing about the end of World War I.

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The United States in World War I

Created by Jan Schaller on Jun 1st, 2017
Updated on Jun 19th, 2017

Announcement

Voices in the Wind: Remembering the 1967 Tornado

More than 1,800 people have now visited the 50th anniversary exhibit! Local History would like to thank the community for its amazing support.

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Voices in the Wind: Remembering the 1967 Tornado

Created by Kevin Korst on Jun 19th, 2017

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U.S. Holocaust Museum Genealogy Resource

Search thousands of museum records including documents, images, and oral history recordings.

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U.S. Holocaust Museum Genealogy Resource

Created by Kevin Korst on Jun 9th, 2017

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Explore the Local History Collection Online

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

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Explore the Local History Collection Online

Created by Kevin Korst on Jun 7th, 2017

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Explore the Local History Collection Online

This postcard features Cook Avenue School as it appeared around 1910. View more than 100 other Oak Lawn postcards in our online collection!

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Explore the Local History Collection Online

Created by Kevin Korst on May 25th, 2017
Updated on Jun 7th, 2017

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