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Abdul Alkalimat papers
Abdul Alkalimat is former director of African American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamaign.
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.
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. 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. 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
Josie Brown Childs papers
The Josie Brown Childs papers consist of materials from Childs’ political career. The collection specifically includes her work on the Mayor’s Office of Special Events especially under Mayor Harold Washington; newspaper clippings about Chicago politics, Childs’ professional and personal correspondence, and materials from events she planned, such as the Great Lakes Experience Reunion and the Ellington International Conference. Also included
Melvin Holli collection
Melvin G. Holli is a professor of history at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the author of several books on Chicago politics, including Bashing Chicago Traditions: Harold Washington's Last Campaign.
Publicity photographs of Mayor Harold Washington of Chicago
Includes portraits and informal scenes of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington during his tenure as the first African American mayor of the city. Views include public events (such as parades, ribbon-cuttings, award ceremonies, community and church meetings, galas, fundraisers, press conferences, city council meetings, campaign-related events) and informal meetings with Chicago citizens entertainers, athletes, foreign officials, politicians, and religious leaders. Also