Pritzker Military Museum & Library
The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is a museum and a research library for the study of military history in Chicago. It was founded in 2003 to be a non-partisan institution for the study of "the citizen soldier as an essential element for the preservation of democracy." The collection comprises over 70,000 items and includes more than 45,000 books, as well as periodicals, videos, artwork, posters, rare military ephemera, over 9000 photographs and glass negatives from the American Civil War and the Spanish–American War to the present, letters and journals from American soldiers, and a sizable collection related to Winston Churchill. The collection is open to the public, but membership is required to borrow circulating materials.