January 3-May 27
Tuesday through Friday: 1-4:30
All History Fair appointments for Saturday, Feb. 18 are full
Closed April 9-17, 2017
Please note, we stop paging material at 3:30 pm.
Advance appointments available on Friday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon for researchers looking through large archival collections, large runs of microfilm, etc. During these hours, we cannot accommodate photo researchers. No additional materials can be retrieved, reference assistance provided or photocopying until the Research Center re-opens at 1:00.
Registration required at the Visitor Services Desk.
* Children under 6 not admitted
If you require a detailed or time-critical response, we may suggest that you hire a freelance researcher.
About the Research Center
The Research Center holds the printed material, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, architectural drawings, and assorted ephemera of the Chicago History Museum.
Visitors include authors, university and college teachers; independent scholars; photo researchers; members of the press; elementary and secondary school students; undergraduate and graduate students, including PhD candidates; architects; building developers; family and house historians.
Please direct inquiries regarding this collection to email@example.com. We regret we cannot take phone calls.
For licensing or reproduction inquiries related to the Museum’s holdings, contact Rights and Reproductions.