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Local History Research

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**View and contribute content to our new COVID-19 Digital Archive**


Books

Search the local history book collection in our catalog.


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 the collection

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)

Microfilm of the:

  • Libertyville Independent August 9, 1923 – December 26, 1929
  • Independent Register April 3, 1930 – December 29, 1932
  • Lake County Register July 4, 1923 – April 1, 1930

are unavailable through the end of March/early April while out for digitizing.

In the interim, it can be accessed at the Fremont Public Library in Mundelein.

 

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

What’s Your Story? Introducing the CMPLD COVID-19 Digitial ArchiveWe tend to think of history as things that happened a long time ago. When was a town settled? What were the major influences [...]

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