Illinois Tech is a member of Chicago Collections: a consortium of libraries, museums, and other institutions with archives that collaborate to preserve and share the history and culture of the Chicago region. Chicago Collections aspires to increase public and scholarly interest in the study of the Chicago region’s rich history and culture. They are committed to uniting the resources of our member institutions to offer open access, learning experiences, and research opportunities to the general public, educators, and scholars. The Explore Chicago Collections portal allows you to search for information in the physical and digital archives of libraries and museums across the Chicago region. The portal also provides access to digitized images from those collections where possible, covering the city's architecture, people, politics, history, culture and more.