The East Chicago History Room is located at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive. We are here to help you research your ancestry.
East Chicago Room
The EC Room is temporarily by appointment only. Normal hours of operation will be announced when they resume.
Items in the East Chicago Room Include:
- Washington, Roosevelt, Central and Bishop Noll yearbooks.
- Local newspapers in microfilm.
- City directories from 1908 – 1958.
- Local phone books going back to 1888.
- Cemetery indexes.
- Sanborn maps and surveys.
A significant portion of our local collection has been digitized and can be accessed on the East Chicago page of Indiana Memory
Hoosier State Chronicles
Newsbank – Access World News (All Databases)
Black Life in America
Post Tribune Collection
The Times of Northwest Indiana
Post Tribune Obituaries
Post Tribune Obituary Index (courtesy of Lake County Public Library)
Proquest: Ancestry (In House Only)
Proquest: Fold3 (Military Records)
Proquest: Heritage Quest
Times Obituary Index (courtesy of Hammond Public Library)