Introduction to the Illinois Digital Heritage Hub Website and Search Portal

The Illinois Digital Heritage Hub (IDHH) aggregates primary sources from libraries, museums, and archives from across the state and provides them through its recently-developed website and portal. The IDHH portal is an ideal resource for learning about state and local history, including the city of Chicago and Cook County. IDHH materials include rich collections of Chicago-related photographs, text documents, and digitized artifacts from the Chicago Public Library, the Chicago History Museum, the University of Illinois, Chicago, and more. In addition, the IDHH’s website provides rich geolocation facets for focusing on particular neighborhoods, parks, and other regions in and around the Chicago area.

Keri Casio, Chicago Public Library