Chicago History Minute

In October of 1918, over 10,000 Chicagoans died from pneumonia, bronchitis and the flu. This was the peak of the devastation cause by such epidemics in the city.
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Important notice regarding access to the Studs Terkel collection

Research Center Hours

The Research Center hours differ from the Museum's.
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General: $5/day; $10/day (effective January 1, 2014)
Members: Free
Students (Grades 1-12): Free

* Children under 6 not admitted.


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Camera Use Policy

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Before You Visit

Please read our policies before arrival.


1601 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60614
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Our parking lot is located at the corner of Stockton and LaSalle.
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Online Catalog

Search for records of books, photographs, and manuscripts
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Online Resources

The Museum has a number of research resources online.
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Author! Author!

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Student Resources

Interested in copies of photos or other materials?
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Researching Family and Building History

Working on your family genealogy or researching your home's history? Explore our family research and building history resources.