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In November of 1944, the ban on wartime music recording is lifted by Chicago's James C. Petrillo, President of the American Federation of Musicians.
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Policies and Rules

Registration

Visitors to the Research Center will need to fill out a registration form, show a photo ID, and check belongings in the Museum lobby.

Admission Fees

  • $10/day
  • Free for members
  • Free for students grades K–12
  • Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted

Coat and Item Check

A free and secure coat check is available for your convenience on the first floor at the Visitor Center. Please check:

  • Large bags, large purses, backpacks, and briefcases
  • Hats, coats, and jackets
  • Books, notebooks, binders, and large amounts of loose paper
  • Cameras, scanners, and laptop cases

Some lockers are available in the Research Center for small valuables that must be checked.

Please note

  • Cell phones must be turned off.
  • Food and drink, including chewing gum, are not allowed in the Research Center.

Age Restrictions

  • Adults, college students, and graduate students are admitted at any time.
  • Children under the age of 5 will not be admitted.

K-12 Students—October through March

During the months when students are completing projects for History Fair, K-12 students are admitted as follows:

  • High school students (grades 9-12) must make an advance appointment.
  • Middle school students (grades 6-8) must make an advance appointment and must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Elementary school students (grades K-5) cannot be accommodated in the Research Center.
  • Children of members may be admitted to the Research Center without an appointment, but advance appointments are encouraged. K-8 students must be accompanied by an adult.

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K-12 Students—April through September

After History Fair, K-12 students are admitted as follows:

  • High school students (grades 9-12) are admitted without an appointment.
  • Elementary and middle school students (grades K-8) may conduct research when accompanied by an adult.

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