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Chicago (Ill.). Department of Streets and Sanitation



  • Existence: 1953-01-01-

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Sylvia Campbell Photograph Collection

Identifier: harsh-2008-04

This small collection of photographs consists of snapshots taken by Sylvia Campbell’s husband on Chicago’s West Side during the April 1968 riot following the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr..

Dates: 1968 April

Eugene Sawyer Mayoral Records

Identifier: spe-h00078
Abstract 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 most substantively represented in this collection include the construction of International Terminal 5 at O’Hare Airport, the...
Dates: 1980 - 1989; Majority of material found within Bulk dates: 1987-1989

Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Infrastructure Sub-Cabinet Series

Identifier: spe-h00018
Abstract 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. Departments reporting to the Infrastructure Sub-Cabinet include Aviation, Public Works, Sewers, Streets and Sanitation and Water. Major topics in the collection include an expansion of O’Hare International Airport and the construction of a direct rail link to O’Hare International Airport by the...
Dates: 1981 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1983 - 1987

Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Press Office Photographs

Identifier: spe-h00066
Abstract 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 by Press Office photographers, Michelle V. Agins, Antonio B. Dickey and Peter J. Schulz, between 1983 and 1987....
Dates: 1983 - 1987