October Is American Archives Month

October is American Archives Month, celebrating the work of archivists and raising awareness on the value of archives to our community. 

An archive is a collection of historical records and/or the physical place such records are located. Archives are important because they provide long-term preservation and access to records of enduring cultural and historical value.

Chicago Public Library has four special collections. Each collection has its own area of specialization:

This October, CPL archivists are offering events in connection with Chicago Open Archives. These events are a chance to hear little-known stories from the archives: 

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