National Archives at Chicago

National Archives at Chicago


National Archives at Chicago

We hold permanent records created by federal agencies and courts in the following states:
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Ohio
  • Indiana
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin

The Barack Obama Presidential Library is not part of the National Archives at Chicago.


National Archives at Chicago


7358 South Pulaski Road
Chicago, IL  60629

Phone:  773-948-9001



The research room at the National Archives at Chicago is open by appointment only, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please email for more information or to request a research room appointment.

Please see these frequently asked questions for further information about conducting in-person research at the National Archives.

Pull Times

Boxes of records will be pulled in advance.

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