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Great Lakes Archives branch of National Archives U.S.

Great Lakes Archives is located in Chicago, Ill. This facility houses records for Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin. Great Lakes Region also has Federal Record Centers, one in Chicago and two in Dayton, Ohio.

The archives in Chicago has a microfilm research room and an archival research room for genealogy research and other interests such as history. The historical
records date from 1800 thru the 1990s', including textual records and non-textual records such as maps and photographs from Federal courts and some 85 Federal agencies in: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin.

A few of the historical names in the records are: Aron Burr, Abraham Lincoln, Al Capone and Abbie Hoffman.

A few of the topics: African American History, Chicago and Regional History, Depression Era, Organized Crime, Popular Culture and much more.

Some of the records on microfilm are: 54th Massachusetts Infantry (from the movie Glory); Appellate Case Files of Brown vs Board of Education; Captured World War II German Records and Maritime History.

The Chicago facility is also open on the second Saturday of each month.

For additional information call or check this web page:

Here is additional information from the Great Lakes Archives:

Archival Holdings Guide at The National Archives at Chicago. Entries provide details not available for regional records in the Guide to Federal Records in the National Archives of the United States. 1995

Chinese immigration and Chinese in the United States: Records in the Regional Archives of the National Archives and Records Administration, RIP 99, 1996. Selected information pertains to records at the Chicago facility.

The Modern Civil Rights Movement: Federal Records in The National Archives of Chicago.

The following is a searchable data base: Archival Research Catalog (Arc). See website page for more information in the use of this database.

Hours: Monday thru Friday 8:00 A.M. to 4:15 P.M.
Open Second Saturday of each month from 8:00 A.M to 4:15 P.M.

Address: NARA,
7358 S. Pulaski, Chicago, Ill. 60629-5898


Archives Telephone#: 1 (773) 948-9001
Archives Fax#: 1 (773) 948-9050
Genealogy #: 1 (773) 948-9001
Microfilm Search: 1 (773) 948-9020

Note: from any one of our pages you can click on the NARA Page that covers the same archives with more information for you.

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