Collaborating. Preserving. Sharing.

Together, we keep Chicago’s history and culture alive.

The member institutions of Chicago Collections collaborate, uniting their resources, to offer access and exciting learning experiences to both the general public and academic researchers. Here are just a few of our current members.

  • Chicago History Museum
  • Art Institute Chicago
  • Roosevelt University
  • Chicago Public Library
  • The Newberry Library

Explore Chicago’s heritage — freely and easily.

We are excited to announce the launch of Explore Chicago Collections. This portal will serve as an online tool for locating or accessing over 100,000 maps, photos, and letters. Freely accessible to everyone — including researchers, teachers, and students — Explore Chicago Collections will bring the archives of Chicago’s top institutions to your fingertips.