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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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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

Announcement

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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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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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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Local History Facebook Page

Find Local History on Facebook and learn about exhibits and events, view selected images from our collection, and connect with others.

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Local History Facebook Page

Created by Kevin Korst on May 31st, 2017

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Images of America: Oak Lawn Tornado of 1967

Containing nearly two hundred dramatic images, this book is available for purchase at the second-floor service desk for $16.99.

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Images of America: Oak Lawn Tornado of 1967

Created by Kevin Korst on May 11th, 2017
Updated on May 25th, 2017

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Images of America: Oak Lawn

Containing over two hundred historic images, this book is available for purchase at the second-floor service desk for $16.99.

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Images of America: Oak Lawn

Created by Kevin Korst on May 11th, 2017
Updated on May 25th, 2017

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History Alive: Oak Lawn's Historic Structures

View just some of Oak Lawn's many historic structures and explore a selection of images through our Flickr digital exhibit.

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History Alive: Oak Lawn's Historic Structures

Created by Kevin Korst on May 11th, 2017
Updated on May 25th, 2017

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The 1967 Tornado

Remember the devastating 1967 Tornado and explore historic images through our Flickr digital exhibit.

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The 1967 Tornado

Created by Kevin Korst on May 11th, 2017
Updated on May 25th, 2017

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Then and Now: An Oak Lawn Story

See how dramatically Oak Lawn has changed over the last century and explore historic images through our Flickr digital exhibit.

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Then and Now: An Oak Lawn Story

Created by Kevin Korst on May 11th, 2017
Updated on May 25th, 2017

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Images of Oak Lawn

Now over a century old, Oak Lawn was first incorporated in 1909. Explore a selection of historic images through our Flickr digital exhibit.

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Images of Oak Lawn

Created by Kevin Korst on May 11th, 2017
Updated on May 25th, 2017

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