National Archives (Chicago region) open to the public

The National Archives and Records Administration – Great Lakes Region, at 7358 South Pulaski Road in Chicago, now offers public research hours on the first Saturday of every month. Researchers will be able to examine original historical documents of the United States Government and microfilm copies of commonly used federal records, such as the 1790-1930 census schedules and the records of the Freedmen’s Bureau, from 8:00 AM through 4:15 PM on the first Saturday of every month.

The National Archives and Records Administration’s Great Lakes Region encompasses Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, and Wisconsin, and preserves historical records from Federal courts and agencies in those six states from 1800 through the 1990s. Historical records are open for public research use by persons age 14 and older. Students younger than 14 may also visit to conduct historical research with an adult accompanying them. Public research hours continue to be offered Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM -4:15 PM.

National Archives and Records Administration-Great Lakes Region 7358 S.
Pulaski Rd. Chicago, IL 60629-5898
(773) 948-9001

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