What Makes Us Different?
Our collection includes but is not limited to:
- The PULLMAN COLLECTION of employee records
- Cemetery Master Index of 93 area cemeteries, containing over 62,500 names
- Chicago City Directories 1871-1917, 1923, 1928-1929
- Oak Forest Hospital Cemetery records 1910-1971
- Blue Island Sun Obituaries Index 1919-1969
- Calumet City Naturalization records 1906-1954
- Calumet City Burial Permit records c. 1925-1941
- Acme Steel Newsletters 1926-32, 1935-50, 1954-61
- Hammond City Directories 1943-1974
- 600+ family histories
- Selected funeral homes’ records
- County Histories
- Church histories and records
- High School yearbooks
- Regional telephone directories
- Local area information files
- Microform and CD materials
New Library Rules
The SSGHS Library reopens Wednesday, July 15, 2020. We ask that you follow the rules approved by the board:
- Do not come to the library if you are feeling ill.
- A face mask must be worn over your nose and mouth while in the library.
- There will be a limit of THREE (3) patrons in the library at one time.
- Please call to schedule your visit to the library.
- Door handles and tabletops will be disinfected at the beginning and the end of the day, and in between patrons.
- We encourage you to bring your own laptop computer.
The SSGHS Library is a non-profit 501(c)3, non-circulating reference and research library that is open to the public. The Library contains more than 14,000 books and items for the United States as well as many other countries. We are a FamilySearch Affiliate Library. Our card catalog is online.