Archives in Cook County, Illinois

There are 12 Archives in Cook County, Illinois, serving a population of 5,238,541 people in an area of 946 square miles. There is 1 Archives per 436,545 people, and 1 Archives per 78 square miles.

In Illinois, Cook County is ranked 14th of 102 counties in Archives per capita, and 1st of 102 counties in Archives per square mile.

List of Cook County Archives

Find Cook County, Illinois archives.

Chicago Cedille Records Archive 1205 West Balmoral Avenue Chicago, IL

Chicago Film Archive 329 West 18th Street Chicago, IL

Chicago Gerber Hart Library and Archive 6500 North Clark Street Chicago, IL

Chicago Independent Video Archive 935 West Chestnut Street Chicago, IL

Chicago National Archive 7358 South Pulaski Road Chicago, IL

Chicago Oriental Institute Research Archive 1155 East 58th Street Chicago, IL

Chicago Pastoral Center Archive 711 West Monroe Street Chicago, IL

Chicago Police Records Archive 1121 South State Street Chicago, IL

Elgin Brethren Historical Library and Archive 1451 Dundee Avenue Elgin, IL

Elk Groove Village Provincial Archive 600 Alexian Way Elk Grove, IL

Elk Grove Police Records Archive 901 Wellington Avenue Elk Grove, IL

Skokie Fire Prevention Records Archive 7424 Niles Center Road Skokie, IL

About Cook County Archives

Cook County Archives are collections of permanently valuable records that pertain to organizations, governments, or businesses in Cook County, IL. Archived records include correspondence, reports, manuscripts, minutes, and other forms of documented evidence of past events. They can be used for research and analysis of past events, establishing or verifying legal claims, and preserving Cook County history. A repository of Archives is typically housed in a building designated for that purpose. Cook County Archives include museums, churches and other faith-based organizations, universities and colleges, businesses, and genealogical groups and societies.

You may contact the Archives for questions about:
  • Cook County public records
  • Historical documents, directories, and photographs
  • Cook County military records
  • Illinois historical records
  • Genealogy records in Cook County, IL