Explore Chicago Collections (ECC) is a new gateway to Chicago resources. Use it to search for information in the physical and digital archives of a growing number of Chicago-area libraries and museums, including, but not limited to, the Chicago History Museum, University of Chicago, Brookfield Zoo, Art Institute of Chicago, and Newberry Library.
ECC also provides access to over 100,000 digitized images covering Chicago’s architecture, people, politics, history, culture, and more. Browse by topic, name, city, or neighborhood.
ECC is a project of the Chicago Collections Consortium, a membership organization of not-for-profit institutions with collections that chronicle the history of Chicago.