CHM no longer collects some historical objects, images, and documents.
Home Movies and Amateur Films
The Museum does not accept donations of home movies and amateur films for the collection. Please consider donating your home movies and amateur films to the Chicago Film Archives or the South Side Home Movie Project.
Chicago’s World’s Fairs Publications and Souvenirs
The Museum does not accept donations of publications or souvenirs from the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition and the 1933–34 A Century of Progress International Exposition for the collection.
The Museum does not accept donations of wedding gowns for the collection.
The Museum does not accept donations of unidentified photographs for the collection.
World War II Materials
The Museum does not accept donation of material related to Chicagoans’ or other Americans’ service experiences in World War II for the collection. The only exceptions are materials related to servicemen and women while training or stationed in Chicago and material that documents the home front experience in Chicago during World War II. Consider donating your World War II material to the Pritzker Military Museum & Library.