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Photo Collection

The Society holds thousands of Elgin photographs, including the Elmer Gylleck Collection, the Howard Gusler Collection, and the Courier News Negative Collection with many images from the newspaper from 1936-1985. Click here for an image request form with photograph usage policy.

Search the Courier-News Photo Archives A searchable index to the Elgin Courier News Negatives Collection is available; the index lists the photos by subject matter. After locating a photo in the Index, please contact the Museum and provide the index number. Museum staff can then locate the photo for you.

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Crocker Theatre

The Star and Crocker Theatres, formerly on Grove Avenue. Both have been torn down.