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Local History

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The original MGPL building, circa 1952.

Morton Grove Public Library houses a collection of local history items that cannot be checked out but can be requested for in-library use. A full list of local history items is available in our catalog. If you would like to view any of these items, contact the Info Desk at 847-929-5101 or info@mgpl.org.

For more artifacts from Morton Grove history, contact the Morton Grove Historical Museum

 

 

Newspapers

  • The Bugle, January 1968 to present (print)
  • Morton Grove Champion, March 1960 to present (print, microfilm, and digital)
  • Morton Grove Life, January 1967 to October 2004 (print, microfilm)
  • Morton Grove News, January 1961 to August 1984 (print)
  • Niles East Nilehilite, 1957-1980 (print)

 

 

Oral History

We have over 50 audio interviews with Morton Grove residents, from the 1970s through the present. Full transcripts and audio on CD and digital are available for in-library use. Find the full list of interviews at MyMortonGrove.org.

 

 

Yearbooks

 

 

Historical Newsletters

  • American Legion Post no. 134, 1958-2005
  • League of Women Voters of Morton Grove/Niles, 1983-88
  • Morton Grove Little League, 1960-75
  • PALS Letter Gals, 1943-45

 

 

Videos

  • Walking In Time: Morton Grove, 1895-1995
  • Barbara Todd Presents: Memories of Old Morton Grove

 

 

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My Morton Grove aims to record and preserve stories—in oral, written, and visual form—of Morton Grove’s diverse community of residents.

Visit MyMortonGrove.org for interviews from the Morton Grove community.


If you or someone you know would be interested in sitting down for a recorded interview, contact Chad Comello, Adult Services Librarian, at ccomello@mgpl.org or 847-929-5108.

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