DeKalb Streetscapes Collection, 2006
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Brief Description:

The images in this collection are a complement to the Embree Collection [RC 2] held by the Regional History Center.  The Embree Collection offers approximately 10,000 images of life in DeKalb, Illinois from the mid 1890's through the 1965.  Both the Embree and Streetscapes Collections are especially strong on documenting the built environment in the central city area.  While virtually all of the Embree Collection is black and white, two thirds of the Streetscapes Collection is color: there are about 900 color and 600 black and white images in the Streetscapes Collection.  

  Over time other photographers will be adding images to the Streetscapes Collection to give it more breadth of coverage and to provide updates as the years pass.  The collection is organized roughly by type of image and the photographer.  Every image bears a unique number and the inititals of the creator on the back.  Joan Metzger created a subject index to the collection.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/276
Volume: 2.0 Linear Feet
Acquired: 00/00/2006.
Access Restrictions: There are no restrictions on access to the collection.
Subject Index
Business Enterprise-- DeKalb (Ill.)
Cemeteries--Illinois--DeKalb--Pictorial works
Church buildings--Illinois--DeKalb--Pictorial works
DeKalb (Ill.)
DeKalb (Ill.) Sesquicentennial
Dwellings--Illinois--DeKalb--Pictorial works
Egyptian Theatre
Ellwood House
Fire departments--Illinois--DeKalb
Glidden Homestead
Greek letter societies--buildings--DeKalb (Ill.)--Pictorial works - Fraternity
Greek letter societies--buildings--DeKalb (Ill.)--Pictorial works - Sorority
Gurler House
Haish Memorial Library
Lincoln Highway
Northern Illinois University
Parks--Illinois--DeKalb--Pictorial works
Schools--Illinois--DeKalb--Pictorial works
Streetscapes (urban Design)--DeKalb (Ill.)--Pictorial works
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights to the materials belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights in the collection are dedicated to the public.