Local History & Genealogy Collection
First-person accounts, stories, interviews and photos of the devastating F5 tornado that ripped through Oswego, Plainfield, Joliet and Crest Hill on August 28, 1990.
Documents and photos representing the
history of the Plainfield Public Library District from its lending library roots in the 1890s to the present.
Private family scrapbooks, photos, letters, diaries and postcards loaned to the Plainfield Library for digitization and preservation.
Books, maps, phone directories, county histories and photos documenting the history of Plainfield and the surrounding communities.
Collections scanned through a 2009 Illinois State Library digitization grant.
Photos, documents and memorabilia digitized in conjunction with recorded interviews with local veterans as part of the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project.