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Abdul Alkalimat papers
Abdul Alkalimat is former director of African American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamaign.
Aurie A. Pennick Papers
Chicago native, Aurie A. Pennick is an African American attorney and philanthropist whose work spans across Chicago's municipal and nonprofit organizations. Pennick's papers include her involvement with Mayor Harold Washington's Office of Women's Affairs, her decade of executive stewardship at the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities and her ongoing engagement with housing and policing issues in Chicago. The collection
Bennett Johnson papers
Bennett Johnson, a graduate of Roosevelt University with Harold Washington, has been a civil rights and radical activist since the 1940s. He was a leader in the March on Conventions movement, Protest at the Polls, and the NAACP. He was one of the early activists in Harold Washington’s successful campaign for Mayor of Chicago. Johnson was co-founder of Path Press,
Bernard E. Epton papers
Bernard Epton (1921 — 1987) was an American politician who served in the Illinois House of Representatives and made an unsucessful run for Mayor of Chicago in 1983. The Bernard E. Epton papers includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, news releases, issue papers, photographs, certificates and an obituary. The papers focus on Epton's 1983 Republican campaign for Mayor of Chicago.
Betty Brown Chappell interviews of Chicago politicians and officials
Typed transcripts of interviews conducted by Betty Brown Chappell (Ph.D. candidate, University of Chicago) with notable Chicago aldermen and other public officials relating to her dissertation topic, "The Black Movement Model of Mayoral Leadership."
Bob Crawford Audio Archive collection
The Bob Crawford Audio Archive collection consists of roughly a hundred tapes of interviews, radio programs and City Council proceedings collected from about 1970 to 2001 by Bob Crawford of Chicago's WBBM radio station. The collection includes more than 2,100 sound clips from Chicago mayors and other politicians or public figures in Chicago.
Brenetta Howell Barrett papers
A life-long Chicagoan, Brenetta Howell Barrett was a leader and political activist in West Side community organizations. She served in the mayoral administrations of Harold Washington and Eugene Sawyer. Active in housing, environmental and civil liberties issues, she was also involved in community protests in the 1960s and 1970s.
Carol Moseley Braun papers
Carol Moseley Braun was born and educated in Chicago. She became the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
Dempsey Travis papers
Dempsey J. Travis (1920-2009) was an entrepreneur and civil rights activist whose real estate and mortgage businesses helped shape African American communities throughout Chicago during the mid-20th Century. Travis was also a prominent author who wrote about African American history, politics, and music. The papers include writing drafts, transcripts of interviews, and research.
Eric Werner Photographs
Eric Werner was born in Riverside California, but his family moved to Chicago when he was 3 years old. After serving in Vietnam in the 1970s, Werner came back to follow his lifelong passion for photography, working as a public relations photographer for most of his life. He also documented community organizing and events, and musicians, as well as other
Eugene Sawyer Mayoral Records
Eugene Sawyer worked in Chicago's Water Department before being elected 6th Ward Alderman in 1971. Following Harold Washington's death in November 1987, Sawyer was elected by his fellow City Council members to serve as mayor. Sawyer lost the special election in 1989 to Richard J. Daley, and after that, he left public office to pursue private business. Events that are
Harold Washington Archives and Collections, Illinois State Senatorial Records
Reports, minutes, correspondence, newsletters and news clippings from Harold Washington's tenure as State Senator from 1976 to 1980. The records reflect Washington's involvement with various committees, particularly the Fair Employment Practices Commission and the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, of which he was a founding member.
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Illinois State Representative Records
Reports, minutes, press releases, speeches, newsletters and news clippings from Harold Washington's tenure as State Representative for the 26th District of Illinois. Major topics covered in this collection include the creation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Law and the Medical Malpractice Act.
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Central Files Records
The Central Files Records consist of correspondence received by the Mayor's Office. Incoming mail was sorted by Harold Washington's Executive Office using the Central Filing System. Included in the collection is a small amount of papers from Harold Washington and the files of Dolores Woods, Harold Washington's Executive Secretary.
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Chief of Staff Records
Records in this collection document the roles of Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff in the management of the city's workforce, the execution of policies set by Mayor Washington and the administrative direction of the mayoral liaisons. The records were created by William Ware, Ernest G. Barefield, Brenda Gaines and Susan Annable.
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Community Services Sub-Cabinet Series
When Harold Washington took office in 1983 he formed five sub-cabinets that were responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of policies that cut across departmental boundaries. The Community Services Sub-Cabinet focused on the "people-oriented" departments of city government, including Human Services, Human Relations, Departments of Health and Aging and Disabilities and the Chicago Public Library. Records include reports, correspondence
Harold Washington archives and collections. Mayoral records. Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council of the City of Chicago
Harold Washington filed as a mayoral candidate in December 1982. Congressman Harold Washington won the Democratic Primary on February 22, 1983. He defeated both Mayor Jane M. Byrne and Illinois States Attorney Richard M. Daley in that political race. He carried the Mayoral General Election on April 12, 1983 against Republican candidate Bernard E. Epton. Washington was elected in 1983
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Legislative Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs Records
Records created by the Harold Washington's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) and the Legislative Liaison. IGA was established to coordinate legislative and lobbying efforts for and with various city departments, boards and commissions and with state and federal governments. Major topics in the collection include transportation issues and Chicago's anti-apartheid and divestment from South Africa efforts.
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Press Office Photographs
Harold Washington was the first African American mayor of Chicago, elected in 1983. The Press Office was part of the Office of the Mayor, and was responsible for the mayor's scheduling and for ensuring he was prepared for each event by producing briefing notes with detailed background information. The photographs, contact sheets and negatives in this collection were mostly taken
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Schedules and Evaluations Records
Files from Mayor Harold Washington's Scheduling Department detailing events that the mayor was invited to. Records include reports of site-visits, seating plans, floor plans of the venue, the racial mix of the audience and follow-up reports about how the Mayor was received.
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Pre-Mayoral Records. Mayoral Campaign Records
In 1983 Harold Washington became Chicago's first African American mayor. His mayoral campaign is documented in detail in this collection.
Harold Washington Archvies and Collections, Pre-Mayoral Records, U.S. Congressional Records
Correspondence, speeches, press releases and reports from Washington's tenure as Congressman for the First District and a member of the Congressional Black Caucus. Of note are his legislative files and those from his committee and caucus work.
Harold Washington’s Political Education Project (PEP) records
Harold Lee Washington (1922-1987) served as Mayor of the city of Chicago from 1983 until his death in 1987. The Political Education Project (PEP) was formed in 1984 from members of Washington’s mayoral campaign staff. The organization served as Washington’s political arm, organizing delegates to the 1984 Democratic National Convention, Washington’s 1987 mayoral re-election campaign and the campaigns of his
Honorable R. Eugene and Alzata C. Pincham Collection
The collection consists of well organized and mounted scrapbooks that includes personal materials such as photographs, newsclippings, and memorabilia like post cards, flyers and posters; administrative papers, and correspondence which include correspondence between R. Eugene Pincham and Reverend Jeremiah Wright, former Pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ between 1995 and 2002; Pincham and Margaret Taylor Burroughs, educator and artist;
Illinois Legislative Black Caucus records
The Illinois Legislative Black Caucus advocates for the interests of African Americans and other minorities in the Illinois General Assembly. This collection includes official papers produced and collected by the Caucus, particularly from the 1980's and early 1990's.