The Elmhurst History Museum's Research Room and Library is dedicated to patrons who are interested in learning more about Elmhurst history. Whether you have questions about ancestors, the history of your house, or are curious about Elmhurst history in general -- the reference services staff is at your service by appointment. The Research Room's library of books, microfiche, and archives offer many resources to find the answers to these questions and more.
Patrons interested in researching their homes, family or business history, and local Elmhurst history come to us as a valued community resource. Some of the many tools available are:
Sanborn Fire Insurance maps
Cemetery and funeral records
Vital Statistics records
Approximately 15,000 photographs
City of Elmhurst directories
Follow the links below for more information on ordering photos from our collection and to view our online photo collection.