Evanston History Resources

Evanston Newspaper Archives

Evanston Review has been Evanston’s principal weekly newspaper since 1925.

Evanston Newsette (also published under Afro Newsette and CCC Newsette) was an important news source for Evanston’s Black community off and on for 70 years.

Resources in the Library

Evanstoniana Room is located on the 2nd floor of the Main Library. This room contains many historical materials, including but not limited to:

  • City Directories, dating back to 1879 (paper and microfilm)
  • City Annual Reports
  • ETHS Yearbooks, Evanstonian, & Directories (digitalized example, Directory 1907)
  • This Is Evanston: A Guide to History, Government, Education, and Community Services (digitalized example, 1955), select years from 1940s-present
  • Historic Real Estate Maps

Evanston’s Black Community

Women in Evanston

Additional Resources

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