Explore MDID, architectural photographs, and other local historical treasures from our special collections and archives

  • To view materials in person at the Main Library, contact Leigh Tarullo at and/or 708.452.3467.
  • To browse online (in-library use only):
    • visit MDID
    • click the Guest Login button, and
    • then read and accept all usage agreements.
  • Included are materials from the following collections:
    • Gilman Lane Photograph Collection
    • Grant Manson Photograph Collection
    • William Allin Storrer Photograph Collection

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