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Home and Abroad: Americans in World War I

The second half of our World War I exhibit, "Over Here", is now open! Stop by Local History to learn about American war experience at home.

LH Exhibit WWI

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Home and Abroad: Americans in World War I

Created by Kevin Korst on Aug 9th, 2017
Updated on Dec 12th, 2018

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Local History Collections Database

Search more than 17,000 historic Oak Lawn items including photos, yearbooks, telephone books, postcards, documents, artifacts, and more!

PastPerfect Online Database

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Local History Collections Database

Created by Kevin Korst on May 8th, 2017
Updated on Nov 26th, 2018

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Explore the Local History Postcard Collection

View more than 140 Oak Lawn related postcards from businesses, schools, churches, and more.

LH Collection Postcards

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Explore the Local History Postcard Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on May 25th, 2017
Updated on Aug 2nd, 2018

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Explore the Local History Yearbook Collection

View more than 200 yearbooks from local schools including OLCHS, Richards, Covington and more.

LH Collection Yearbooks

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Explore the Local History Yearbook Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Jun 7th, 2017
Updated on Mar 22nd, 2018

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Explore the Local History Phone Book Collection

View more than 50 local telephone books dating back to 1924 and search for families and businesses from Oak Lawn's past.

LH Telephone Books

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Explore the Local History Phone Book Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Jul 28th, 2017
Updated on Mar 22nd, 2018

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Explore the Local History World War II Collection

View more than 400 items connected to World War II including photos, oral history interviews, objects and more.

LH WWII Collection

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Explore the Local History World War II Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Jan 17th, 2018

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Local Veterans, Share Your Story!

We want to preserve your experiences for future generations. Contact the library at 708-422-4990 or kkorst@olpl.org to find out more!

Veterans Oral History Project

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Local Veterans, Share Your Story!

Created by Kevin Korst on Dec 6th, 2017

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Donate or Loan Your Historic Oak Lawn Artifacts

Do you have historic photos, objects, or documents related to Oak Lawn? Share them with us and help preserve the Village's past!

Loan or Donate to LH

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Donate or Loan Your Historic Oak Lawn Artifacts

Created by Kevin Korst on Nov 20th, 2017

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Explore the Local History Aerial Photo Collection

Discover more than 130 different aerial photographs of Oak Lawn going back to 1938.

LH Aerial Photo Collection

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Explore the Local History Aerial Photo Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Nov 7th, 2017
Updated on Aug 2nd, 2018

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Explore the Local History Map Collection

View more than 50 different maps covering Worth Township and the Oak Lawn area.

LH Map Collection

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Explore the Local History Map Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Oct 25th, 2017
Updated on Apr 30th, 2018

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Explore the Local History 1967 Tornado Collection

View more than 1,000 tornado related artifacts including photos, written recollections, and oral history interviews.

LH Tornado Collection

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Explore the Local History 1967 Tornado Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Oct 13th, 2017

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Explore the Local History Round-Up Days Collection

View more than 200 different items related to the Oak Lawn Round-Up including photos, documents, and more.

LH Round-Up Collection

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Explore the Local History Round-Up Days Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Oct 2nd, 2017

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Explore the Local History Matchbook Collection

View more than 150 different matchbooks from current and former Oak Lawn businesses including Jack Kilty's, Branding Iron, and more.

LH Collection Matchbooks

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Explore the Local History Matchbook Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Sep 18th, 2017
Updated on Aug 2nd, 2018

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Explore the Local History Artifact Collection

View more than 1,000 Oak Lawn related artifacts including clothing, pennants, matchbooks, buttons, signs, and more.

LH Collection Artifacts

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Explore the Local History Artifact Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Sep 1st, 2017

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Explore the Local History Music Collection

Search through a selection of audio records and listen to musical recordings from throughout Oak Lawn's history.

LH Audio Records

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Explore the Local History Music Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Aug 23rd, 2017
Updated on Mar 15th, 2018

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Explore the Local History Photograph Collection

Search through more than 9,000 scanned images related to homes, schools, churches, businesses, parks, celebrations, and more.

LH Collection Photos

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Explore the Local History Photograph Collection

Created by Kevin Korst on Jul 17th, 2017
Updated on Aug 2nd, 2018

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