Gilliam, Sharon Gist
- Existence: 2020-02-16-
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
Eugene Sawyer Mayoral Records
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. Press Office Photographs
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