Edward Jones Research Center
Conducting Research at the National WWI Museum and Memorial
Tuesday – Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
There are elements of the Museum and Memorial that are not accessible in conjunction with maintaining guidelines for social distancing, such as the Research Center. When public health officials determine that social distancing is no longer necessary, we will reopen these elements.
The Edward Jones Research Center welcomes all who are interested in learning more about the Great War. From graduate students and professors to authors and family historians, researchers are able to access the Museum and Memorial’s 330,000 archival documents and three-dimensional objects as well as its more than 10,000 library titles for free.
Located on the Museum's lower level, the Edward Jones Research Center contains the Museum and Memorial's library of primary and secondary texts, periodicals, scholarly journals and the institutional records of Liberty Memorial Association. It also offers an intimate, ground-level view of the symbolic poppy field. There is no charge to visit the Edward Jones Research Center, although contributions are always appreciated.
Collection and Archive Access
Because materials from the Edward Jones Research Center’s archival and three-dimensional object collections must be retrieved by staff, researchers who wish to use these collections must make an appointment with the Museum and Memorial's curatorial staff:
Director, Archives and Edward Jones Research Center
To visit the Edward Jones Research Center, take the West elevator down to the Research level. Follow the corridor signs to the double glass doors, across from the magnificent base of the Liberty Memorial Tower. Visitors are asked to sign in at the attendant’s desk before browsing the Edward Jones Research Center's holdings.
When conducting research, please take notes using pencil and paper or a laptop computer. Photocopies of library and archival materials can be made by the attendant. View a fee schedule for Edward Jones Research Center services.
Generous support for the National WWI Museum and Memorial is provided by Edward Jones.