Genealogists often use newspapers for their research. In many cases, obituaries and death records are their most useful tool.
How you store family photos and documents makes a huge difference in how long they will last. Here are some tips for making wise choices.
Born in Mississippi, Willie Dixon came to Illinois to help transform the Blues.
From a one-story project to a thirteen-building complex, Jane Addams' Hull-House was a success in progressive reform that is still discussed today.
Simple names and dates in old records can sometimes shed light on fascinating stories, such as the life of Civil War veteran Albert Cashier.
The horrors of chemical warfare could have arrived decades earlier.
When Frances Todd was about to wed, her father sent a letter with some advice on marriage. Did her sister Mary get a similar letter?
With more than 4000 hours volunteered with the ALPLM Oral History Department, Nancy Covert has become indispensable to the Library.
Restoring old war posters can be a gratifying and eye-opening experience.
Tom Jones endured incredible dangers as a corpsman in the Vietnam War. Coming home was a struggle, but he persevered and became a public servant, community leader and writer.