Research Services

Research Assistance provided to Patrons by the Colonel Robert R. McCormick Research Center

The Research Center has a wide variety of individual patrons, ranging from the general public, students, veterans, the relatives of veterans, researchers, scholars and authors. Inquiries also come from various organizations such as the active duty 1st Infantry Division, veterans associations like the Society of the First Division, and media companies. The questions can span topics such as general military history, the history of the 1st Infantry Division and the life and times of Col. McCormick.

Patrons can access the Research Center’s wealth of information by either visiting in person or contacting by email, phone or letter. The Reading Room is open to the public on Tuesdays through Fridays from March through December.

In the Reading Room, patrons can have access to the materials from the Military Library, the Military Archives and the McCormick Archives. The Reading Room also contains a military reference book section, and the latest in history periodicals and military journals. Audio/visual facilities are also available for use.

Regarding major research visits, it is recommended to call first and make an appointment. This will help the Research Services staff in preparing materials for the research visit. Patrons can also contact Research Services by phone, letter or email. Research services and photocopies are available for a nominal fee.

For more information about Research Services, please contact:

Andrew Woods 2 Research Historian 630.260.8223