Des Plaines Memory
Photographs | Postcards | Letters | Artwork | Diaries | Manuscripts |
and more - dating from the 1800s to the present day
Here are just three of our newest or more popular collections. New collections are being added all the time. You can learn more about all of our collections on the Our Collections page.
Des Plaines Memory is an online archive of historical and cultural materials that illustrate the continuing story of Des Plaines, Illinois, the "City of Destiny." Our collections are curated by the Des Plaines History Center, the Des Plaines Public Library, community partners and individual users. The site, collections, and individual items are managed and maintained by the Des Plaines Public Library. Learn more about the project on our About page.