Chicago History and Collections
Newspapers, Sanborn Maps and More
As part of research and discovery, our Exhibits department helps develop exhibitions based on Archives and Special Collections and also helps local organizations explore exhibition or artmaking opportunities. Browse some of the recent exhibits launched at CPL.
Chicago History in the Archives
Photos of Chicago's Past
Special Collections Divisions at CPL
In addition to the archives and special collections available at the CPL, these resources and organizations provide cultural heritage assistance and access.