Our expansive photograph collection contains 14,000 catalogued photographs; 12,000 slides; family photo albums; the personal collections of Ben Gelman, John W. Allen and Irvin Peithman; a large number of the former Murphysboro American Newspaper's photographs; and a collection containing scenes throughout Jackson County.  A large number of uncatalogued photographs remain in storage (volunteers are needed to catalogue these).

Members of the Society can access a searchable index of our photo collection.  Please consider joining o support our mission.



1616 Edith Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966
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Volunteers are needed for various other projects! If you have an interest in local history or other skills you can contribute, we'd like to hear from you! Please phone our office at 618-684-6989