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Thank you for your interest in contributing to Des Plaines Memory!

Here at Des Plaines Memory, we believe that history begins with your history! We’re looking for photographs that depict the people, businesses, institutions, and events of historical significance to Des Plaines. Please share your personal Des Plaines history to our growing archives of local history! Just upload your photographs and fill out the form below.


How it works

  • Fill out the form with a file attached.
  • It may take between 1 to 5 days for your post(s) to appear on the site.
  • Your contact information is for internal use only and will not appear in your post.

Uploads

  • Submit scanned and digital photos (we suggest 300 or more ppi resolution).
  • File types .jpg, .png, and .tif are accepted.
  • Do not include spaces or special characters (&, #, !, ?, etc.) in file names.

We won't accept

  • Inflammatory, obscene, offensive, or libelous material
  • Internet links in your content
  • Promotion of products or services
  • Violations of individuals' privacy
  • Personal identifying information

Creative Commons

Anything you upload to Des Plaines Memory will be covered by a Creative Commons license. This means that you agree to share your work as long as it is attributed to you, not used for commercial purposes, and future reuse have to use the same license.

Review the Creative Commons license

  • Attributon
  • Noncommercial
  • Share alike

Terms and Conditions:

In order to ensure that we receive and publish high quality content, we ask that you review and agree to the following terms and conditions.

We will not publish content that:

  • Includes inflammatory, rude or offensive language or content.
  • Contains content that is inappropriate, indecent, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous.
  • Includes links to Internet sites.
  • Promotes products or services.
  • Violates the privacy of individuals.
  • Includes any personal identifying information such as Social Security numbers, phone numbers, email addresses or street addresses.

By publishing content on Des Plaines Memory, you agree to the following:

  • User grants permission to the Des Plaines Public Library and the Des Plaines History Center to reproduce and distribute the submitted material for non-commercial use.
  • The Des Plaines Public Library reserves the right to edit, delete or reject submissions to Des Plaines Memory.
  • User is the lawful copyright or intellectual property right holder of the material submitted.
  • Material submitted will be attributed to user.
  • Photographs found to be in violation of copyright will be deleted immediately.
  • User may not charge the Des Plaines Public Library any fees or royalties for material submitted to or published on Des Plaines Memory.
  • The Des Plaines Public Library will remove any materials upon request of the user.

Do you agree to the above terms and conditions?

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Tip: Enter as much of the date as you know. Leave blank any part of the date you don't know.



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