The Hinsdale Historical Society Archives and Reseach Library
The Hinsdale Historical Society archives collects and preserves documentary materials relating to the history of Hinsdale. The collection includes photographs, books, ephemera, newspaper clippings, biographies and obituaries, house histories, city directories, maps, blue prints, high school yearbooks, and special collections.
Hours and Fees: The archives, located at the Roger and Ruth Anderson Architecture Center in the lower level of Immanuel Hall, 302 South Grant Street, is open for walk-in hours from 10:30 am-1:00 pm on Tuesdays. Use of the archives is FREE for members, students with valid IDs, not-for-proft organizations and members of the press. The access fee for non-members is $5.00.
Staff Conducted Research Fees: For those patrons unable to visit the archives in person, we offer a Research for Fee service. There is a minimum one-our charge for staff to conduct a thorough search of our archival resources. The fee is $15 an hour for members and $10 for each subsequent hour. The fee is $25 an hour for non-members and $20 for each additional hour. To obtain a Research Request Form or for additional information about services and fees, please email Archives@HinsdaleHistory.org or call the Society at 630-789-2600.
The Archives and Research Library Gift Shop
The Hinsdale Historical Society maintains a small gift shop at the Roger and Ruth Anderson Architecture Center which offers books, notecards and prints relating to Hinsdale history. For more information about items available for purchase, please email us at Archives@HinsdaleHistory.org
We are currently looking for volunteers for the archives. Archives volunteers:
-assist patrons in conducting local history research
-perform research for patrons who cannot access the archives
-help organize and maintain the archives' extensive collection
For more information, please email us at Archives@HinsdaleHistory.org
The Archives and Research Library are open Tuesdays from 10:00-2:00 pm or by appointment.
The Archives and Research Library are located in the Lower Level of Immanuel Hall at 302 South Grant Street in Hinsdale, Illinois. The entrance is off Third Street.
To contact us, please call 630-789-2600 or email us at Archives@HinsdaleHistory.org