Pritzker Military Museum & Library
The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is a nonprofit, non-partisan research and education center located in downtown Chicago. The mission of the Museum & Library is to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials and to develop appropriate programs focusing on the citizen soldier in the preservation of democracy.
Founded in 2003 by Colonel Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), the Museum & Library maintains a lending library of over 70,000 volumes, an archives with over 350 collections, a collection of over 1,500 vintage propaganda posters, and a collection of over 5,000 artifacts.
Collection strengths include books on World War II, Aircraft, and World War I; letters home from soldiers; original posters from World War I and World War II; and Bill Mauldin Editorial Cartoons from the Chicago Sun Times.
The Museum & Library has an extensive digital archives, a robust collection of self-produced television program on a wide range of military topics, and a growing collection of publically available oral histories— all available through the website.