The Library is now open with limited "grab & go" services. We are also offering curbside pickup service everyday.

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Explore the Local History Photograph Collection

Search through more than 12,000 scanned images related to homes, schools, churches, businesses, parks, celebrations, and more.

LH Collection Photos

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Explore the Local History Photograph Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Jul 17th, 2017
Updated on Aug 7th, 2020

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Local History Collections Database

Search more than 20,000 historic Oak Lawn items including photos, yearbooks, telephone books, postcards, documents, artifacts, and more!

PastPerfect Online Database

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Local History Collections Database

Created by Kevin Korst on May 8th, 2017
Updated on Jul 22nd, 2020

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Local History on Twitter!

Be sure to follow Local History for the latest updates, see new items added to the collection and explore unique content from Oak Lawn's past.

Local History on Twitter

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Local History on Twitter!

Created by Kevin Korst on Jul 21st, 2020

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Living through COVID-19

Click here to discover how you can help preserve the experiences of today for future Oak Lawn residents.

Living through COVID-19

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Living through COVID-19

Created by Kevin Korst on Apr 13th, 2020
Updated on Apr 17th, 2020

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Explore the Local History Collection

Have you checked out the Local History collection online? Take our quiz and discover what resources are available!

LH Online Resources Quiz

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Explore the Local History Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Mar 31st, 2020

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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!

Loan or Donate to LH

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Donate or Loan Your Historic Oak Lawn Artifacts

Created by Kevin Korst on Nov 20th, 2017
Updated on Mar 26th, 2020

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History in Color: Bringing the Past to Life

Explore a selection of colorized images from the Local History archive and see Oak Lawn's past as never before.

Flickr Album Colorization

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History in Color: Bringing the Past to Life

Created by Kevin Korst on Jul 25th, 2019
Updated on Mar 31st, 2020

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Oak Lawn Village View Newspaper Archive

Explore digitized microfilm from the Oak Lawn Village View. Papers range from 1973-2013 and are hosted by the Internet Archive.

Oak Lawn Village View

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Oak Lawn Village View Newspaper Archive

Created by Kevin Korst on Jan 28th, 2020
Updated on Jan 30th, 2020

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Oak Lawn A-Z

From Agriculture to Zip Codes, explore a selection of historic Oak Lawn images through our Flickr digital exhibit.

Flickr Album A-Z

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Oak Lawn A-Z

Created by Kevin Korst on Jul 11th, 2019

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Oak Lawn Independent Newspaper Archive

Explore digitized microfilm from the Oak Lawn Independent. Papers range from 1933-2014 and are hosted by the Internet Archive.

Oak Lawn Independent

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Oak Lawn Independent Newspaper Archive

Created by Kevin Korst on Feb 1st, 2019
Updated on Jan 30th, 2020

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Explore the Local History Artifact Collection

View more than 1,100 Oak Lawn related artifacts including clothing, pennants, matchbooks, buttons, signs, and more.

LH Collection Artifacts

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Explore the Local History Artifact Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Sep 1st, 2017
Updated on Jan 9th, 2019

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Explore the Local History Postcard Collection

View more than 160 Oak Lawn related postcards from businesses, schools, churches, and more.

LH Collection Postcards

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Explore the Local History Postcard Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on May 25th, 2017
Updated on Jan 6th, 2020

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Explore the Local History Yearbook Collection

View more than 240 yearbooks from local schools and organizations including OLCHS, Richards, Covington and more.

LH Collection Yearbooks

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Explore the Local History Yearbook Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Jun 7th, 2017
Updated on Jan 6th, 2020

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Explore the Local History World War II Collection

View more than 400 items connected to World War II including photos, oral history interviews, objects and more.

LH WWII Collection

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Explore the Local History World War II Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Jan 17th, 2018

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Explore the Local History Phone Book Collection

View more than 60 local telephone books dating back to 1924 and search for families and businesses from Oak Lawn's past.

LH Telephone Books

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Explore the Local History Phone Book Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Jul 28th, 2017
Updated on Jan 6th, 2020

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Explore the Local History Aerial Photo Collection

Discover more than 140 different aerial photographs of Oak Lawn dating back to 1938.

LH Aerial Photo Collection

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Explore the Local History Aerial Photo Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Nov 7th, 2017
Updated on Feb 20th, 2020

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