Carol Moseley Braun papers

Descriptive Summary

Carol Moseley Braun papers
ca 1992-1998
Moseley-Braun, Carol, 1947-
371 linear feet (888 boxes)
Collection written in English.

Conditions for Access

Written permission is required for access to this collection, which is stored off-site. Please contact the Chicago History Museum, Research Center staff (at ) for more information. Boxes 713 and 878-888 are closed to researchers until 2068.

Conditions Governing Use

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Preferred Citation

A common citation for archives is as follows: Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Collection title, ID number, Repository name, location.

Custodial History

Gift of Carol Moseley Braun (accession number: 1998.0175).

Biography or History

Carol Moseley Braun was born and educated in Chicago. She became the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

Scope and Content

Correspondence, phone logs, personnel files, reports, press releases, research materials, invitations, voting records, briefing books, speeches, newspaper clippings, legislation, grants, and audits comprise the Carol Moseley Braun papers, documenting her term as United States senator from Illinois (Democrat, 1993-1999). Also included are some materials from her senatorial campaigns in 1992 and 1998. Topics include health care and education reform, civil rights and women's rights, and social security.

Related Material

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Carol Moseley-Braun materials on 2011 mayoral election (a small collection).

Descriptive inventory available online.

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