Ever wonder how the library came to have all of the neat photos that are posted on this blog and on the library’s Local History Digital Archive?  Many nice ones came to us from the Schaumburg Township Historical Society and some from the Schaumburg Voice that closed in the 90s.  Most, though, come to us through the generosity of families who have an interest in keeping their connections to the history of Schaumburg Township alive and well.  Here’s where you come in…

It is quite probable that, in your attic, your basement, your closets or under your bed, you have photos or documents that would be a wonderful addition to the Schaumburg Township District Library’s growing collection of local history items.  Whether it’s a photo of a long gone business, the construction of your house, that same house after a nasty snowstorm or your children standing outside of the school on their first day back, the library is interested.  Maybe you have the bill of sale from your first house in Schaumburg Township or a brochure from the dedication of one of our schools or the program from your church’s Christmas pageant.  It’s all history to us!

During the American Library Association’s  first ever Preservation Week  (May 9-15), the Schaumburg Township District Library is encouraging the present and past members of our community to preserve their history.  Please help us make this week a success by digging into those boxes and albums.  We’re happy to arrange a time to explore your treasures and can scan them the same day.   Please contact Jane Rozek, Local History Librarian, at 847-923-3331 for further assistance.   Your history is important to us!

*Photo no. 1 is from left to right:  Schaumburg Trustee Ray Kessell, Dennis Conley, Mayor Bob Atcher and Kitty Conley in the basement of the The Barn which served as Village Hall.  (From the Schaumburg Voice)

*Photo no. 2 is James and Lucille (Siems) Mikes dancing at their wedding reception at the Roselle Country Club–now the Schaumburg Golf Club–on September 13, 1947.   (Courtesy of Jay Mikes)

*Photo no. 3 is an early residence in the Highlands of Hoffman Estates.  (Courtesy of the Hoffman Estates Museum)

Jane Rozek
Local History Librarian
Schaumburg Township District Library

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