Welcome to the Lewis University History Center and Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection - Slide Collection.
The Lewis University History Center and the Howard and Lois Adelmann Regional History Collection (ARHC) welcome you to the Online Slide Collection. Representing the work of almost three years, student interns worked closely with university librarians and staff to scan and identify almost 500 35mm slides. The majority of images are from Lockport, Illinois, showing businesses, residences, parks, community activities, and the Illinois and Michigan (I&M) Canal. Most date from the 1970s through the 1990s. The collection was digitized under a grant from the Gaylord and Dorothy Donnelley Foundation.
John Lamb, Professor Emeritus and founding director of the ARHC, took the slides which include the houses of prominent Lockport figures such as William O'Connell, Bruce Cheadle, and Patrick Fitzpatrick; as well as many local Lockport businesses. A long-time resident of Lockport, Professor Lamb developed a historical perspective for the region and began collecting I&M Canal-related items. These slides are an important part of state and local history that is now easily available to the public at http://www.lewisu.edu/imcanal/index-imcanal.htm