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Elmhurst Local History/Newspaper Index

The Elmhurst Local History Index is the key to finding articles in local newspapers as far back as 1985.

Types of information included:

  • Elmhurst news
  • Obituaries
  • Local election campaigns and results
  • City Council actions
  • School board actions
  • Club and church activities and events
  • Articles about individuals

Newspapers indexed:

  • Elmhurst Doings 4/21/2001 – 12/23/2010
  • Elmhurst Independent 9/19/2001 – Current
  • Elmhurst Press 6/12/1985- 9/27/2013
  • Elmhurst Suburban Life ( formerly Elmhurst Press) 10/4/2013 – Current
  • Suburban Life 3/6/1997-9/15/2000

Search Tips:

  • It is not necessary to enter terms in all of the search boxes.
  • Leave the Source box blank if you want to search all papers.
  • Dates may be entered in any format EXCEPT mm/dd/yyyy. You can also simply enter a year.
  • To search a range of years, use a colon, e.g. 1989:1991.
  • To find a name, use the last name only or last name & first name, e.g. .
  • For complete search tips, click on Help at the bottom of the search screen.

If you need assistance searching the index, contact the 2nd floor Information Desk.

Once you have identified an article that you want to read, contact the 2nd Floor Information Desk for assistance in obtaining a copy from the microfilmed issues of the papers. There is a $.10 per page fee for copies, plus a self-addressed, stamped envelope for articles to be mailed.

Note: Newspaper articles published prior to 1985 may be located with the help of a microfilmed index located at the Magazines and Newspaper Desk.