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Resources

Books

Clippings File – In Library Use

Over 700 Subject and House Folders (PDF)

Online Exhibits

Maps – In Library Use

Sanborn Maps

Map File Inventory (PDF)

Newspapers

Search

Microfilm

    • Little Fort Porcupine (1845 – 1847 select issues)
    • Waukegan Weekly Gazette (1850 – 1886 select issues)
    • Lake County Independent (February 1894 – April 21, 1916)
    • Libertyville Independent (April 28, 1916 – 1922)
    • Lake County Register (July 4, 1923 – April 1, 1930)
    • Independent-Register (April 3, 1930 – December 1987)
    • The News-Sun (January 1988 – December 1999)
    • Daily Herald (January 1999 – present)

Browse Online

Obituary Index (1894 – 1999)

Photos, Postcards, Documents

From the Libertyville History Collection of the Illinois Digital Archives

Telephone Books

Online (select years 1913 – 1959)

In Library Use (select years 1913 – 2010)

Yearbooks

Libertyville High School, 1918-present (in library use at Cook Park Library)

Vernon Hills High School, 2001-present (in library use at Aspen Drive Library)

 


From the Blog

Stitches in Time: Discovering Libertyville History through the 1889 Union Church Signature Quilt (part 2)In part 1 of this series on the 1889 Union Church signature quilt, we learned about signature quilts in general, explored som [...]

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