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About the Collection
The Eastland Disaster Historical Society (EDHS) has created an ever-growing collection of photos,  documents, and artifacts of the people and activities that comprise the history of the Eastland Disaster. 

This unique, 1-of-a-kind collection is available free to the public.

- The collection in digital format is available in the Gallery of the EDHS website.

- The physical collection is available at the renown Newberry Library in Chicago.

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RUSSELL L. LEWIS MEMORIAL COLLECTION
The Russell L. Lewis Memorial Collection contains nearly 400 unique photographs of the S.S. Eastland and the Eastland Disaster.

Photographs: Prior to July 24, 1915

Photographs: On or after July 24, 1915


ROBERT P. JERICH COLLECTION
The Robert P. Jerich Collection contains historical documents from the Western Electric Company that are related to the Eastland Disaster.

WECo Eastland Disaster Documents

Hawthorne Works Microphone Newsletter


EARL E. GALLAS COLLECTION
The Earl E. Gallas Collection contains the historical documents from the Cook County Coroner's Office as well as the undertaking establishments that serviced the victims of the Eastland Disaster.

Cook County Coroner Documents