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Pritzker Military Museum and Library

Pritzker Military Library

Address: 104 South Michigan Avenue; Suite 400
Chicago, Illinois
United States

County: Cook View map of all libraries in Cook County.

Phone: 312-374-9333

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Library details: Pritzker Military Museum and Library is a Special library.
This library is affiliated with Pritzker Military Library (view map) . The collection of the library contains 89,000 volumes.

Other Info: The Pritzker Military Library was founded in 2003 by COL J.N. Pritzker IL ARNG (ret.) as a non-profit (501c3) research library, whose mission is to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials and develop appropriate programs focusing on the Citizen Soldier in the preservation of democracy. The Library has a growing research collection of over 69,000 items of which 43,000 are books on military history, military fiction, and public affairs. The collection also consists of 6,000 historic photographs, 3,000 prints and posters --- many of which are original WWI and WWII recruiting posters, and artifacts like our collection of shoulder sleeve insignia. The oldest item in the collection is Strada’s The History of the Low Countrey Warres (London: 1650). The newest items were received from some of the leading publishers of military history in the past 2 weeks (i.e., Stackpole, University of Nebraska Press, Random House). The Library also has an extensive programming schedule that features well-known and respected authors, historians, scholars, and veterans discussing the military, its history, and its importance to a democratic society. Past guests have included Joe Galloway, General Anthony Zinni USMC (ret.), James McPherson, Doris Kearns Goodwin, Carlo D’Este, and Mark Bowden. To find out more about our programs, please visit this link:

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Administration: The director of the library is Theresa A. R. Embrey .

Organizational structure: The library is part of a privately-funded organization. It operates on a Non-profit financial model.

Collection size89,000volumes

wi-fi available Wireless: The library offers wireless access to the Internet.

Technology Profile
Product NameYear Contracted
Current Automation SystemWorldShare Management Services2013
Previous Automation SystemSymphony2006
Previous Automation SystemAmlib2003
Previous Automation SystemNone
Discovery Service (w/index)WorldCat Discovery Service
Discovery InterfaceEnterprise
Digital Asset ManagementCONTENTdm 
Item ID TypeBarcode 
RFID Provider3M 
The library's automation system is hosted by the vendor through an Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) arrangement.
This library is responsible for the procurement of the library automation system.

Automation Survey: The 2018 Automation Survey has been completed for this Library

Identifiers ID31045
WorldCat Registry ID50913

Record History: This listing was created on Aug 7, 2007 and was last modified on Jan 15, 2019.

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