Additional Online Resources

Sanborn Map

There are great Evanston history resources available online in other collections:


The City of Evanston has several historic maps of Evanston available on its website. Click on the link below:

Northwestern University Archives has made this very early map of Evanston available online. Click on this link to view it:

City Directories

Many Evanston City Directories are available online at the Internet Archive. Click on this link to see more:


The Evanston Public Library has information about local Evanston newspapers and their availability online. Click on this link for more information:

Black Metropolis Research Consortium

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium resource survey includes primary source resources for African American history in the Chicago region. EHC archival collections are included in this survey as are collections of Shorefront and Northwestern University Archives (see below):

Encyclopedia of Chicago

Many entries in this comprehensive online Encyclopedia of the history of Chicago and the Chicago area are Evanston related. Click on this link to learn more:

Other Archival Collections

These collections have significant holdings of Evanston history materials and may be useful to researchers:


Northwestern University Archives:

Evanston Public Library:

Society of American Archivist Guide to Using Archives: Click on the image below for a general guide published by the Society of American Archivists that provides helpful tips for researchers using an archives.