Items represent collections within the Plainfield Historical Society, Plainfield Public Library, Shorewood-Troy Public Library District, and the Will County Recorder of Deeds office and include index books, plat atlases, glass plate negatives and newspapers spanning 125 years of Plainfield and Will County history from the 1830s to the 1950s. The Will County Grantor/Grantee indexes comprise over 250,000 entries of property transactions from 1836-1885. Original records are held at the Will County Recorder of Deeds Office in Joliet, Illinois.
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Permission is granted for use by not-for-profit educational organizations and libraries. The Plainfield Historical Society requests that users cite the IDA Collection URL and the Plainfield Historical Society if they wish to reproduce images from the M.V. Hartong Glass Plate Slide Collection. Any other use of these images without the express written consent of the Plainfield Historical Society is prohibited. Digitization of this collection was developed pursuant to a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, an Office of the Secretary of State using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act .