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Local History Collections Database

Search nearly 18,000 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 Mar 17th, 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

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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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Created by Ang Romano on Jun 4th, 2018

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Magnifier Device

new device for patrons with vision needs

Magnifier Device

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Magnifier Device

Created by Lana Magnavite on Jun 2nd, 2018
Updated on Jun 5th, 2018

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New Service Available!

Created by Shannon Kazmierczak on Feb 27th, 2018

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Explore the Local History Yearbook Collection

View more than 200 yearbooks from local schools 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 Mar 22nd, 2018

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Explore the Local History Postcard Collection

View more than 150 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 9th, 2019

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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.

LH Telephone Books

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Explore the Local History Phone Book Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Jul 28th, 2017
Updated on Mar 22nd, 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.

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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Created by Natalie DeJonghe on Jan 12th, 2018

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Created by Lana Magnavite on Jan 4th, 2018

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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

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Explore the Local History Aerial Photo Collection

Discover more than 130 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 19th, 2019

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Explore the Local History Map Collection

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

LH Map Collection

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Explore the Local History Map Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Oct 25th, 2017
Updated on Apr 30th, 2018

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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.

LH Tornado Collection

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Explore the Local History 1967 Tornado Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Oct 13th, 2017

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