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Local Newspapers Index

This database contains more than 84,000 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 Feb 23rd, 2018

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Heritage Quest

Family History / Genealogy Research

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Heritage Quest

Created by Lana Magnavite on May 10th, 2017
Updated on Feb 21st, 2018

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Explore the Local History Photograph Collection

Search through more than 8,000 scanned images related to homes, 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 Feb 12th, 2018

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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 Feb 1st, 2018

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Explore the Local History Yearbook Collection

View more than 250 yearbooks from local organizations and 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 Jan 31st, 2018

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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 Jan 18th, 2018

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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 Jan 18th, 2018

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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.

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Explore the Local History World War II Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Jan 17th, 2018

About Us  

Come check out our computer section!

Created by Natalie DeJonghe on Jan 12th, 2018

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Westlaw subscription has ended

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Westlaw subscription has ended

Created by Lana Magnavite on Jan 4th, 2018

Announcement

Thanks for a Wonderful 2017!

Last year Local History saw more than 4,000 visitors and 25,000 database searches. We are grateful for the continued support from our patrons!

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Thanks for a Wonderful 2017!

Created by Kevin Korst on Dec 26th, 2017

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Local Veterans, Share Your Story!

We want to preserve your experiences for future generations. Contact the library at 708-422-4990 or kkorst@olpl.org to find out more!

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Local Veterans, Share Your Story!

Created by Kevin Korst on Dec 6th, 2017

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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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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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