SSCHPL Local History Project Featured in Daily Southtown

Check out this article about our efforts to preserve our area’s history!

Landmarks: A letter from 1900 unearthed in library archive sheds light on Steger’s origin story: Chicago Tribune

(If you are not a subscriber, you can pick up a copy of the article at the library.)

Please be part of this project – whether your family has been in the area for 1 year or 100 years, we’d love to collect short stories from your life.

If you are interested in contributing stories, photos, or other artifacts, visit us here:
SSCH Local History Archive ->
Southland Story Bridge Project ->

Would you like to tell your story?

We are launching a new project at where we are collecting oral histories from our area.

If you would like to be recorded telling a 3-4 minute story from your life, please reach out to Jess at, call the library at 708-755-5040, or visit

We are particularly interested in collecting the stories of our local elders, so please pass this information along to older friends and family whose stories you would like to preserve.

Stories can be told in English or Spanish.

We will be holding an informational session soon. If you would like to be involved in the early stages, please contact us.