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Chicago (Ill.) -- Politics and government -- 1951-

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Warren and Mary Bacon Papers

Identifier: harsh-2009-04

Warren Bacon was a prominent Chicago civic leader and member of the Chicago Board of Education. Bacon opposed the policies of Chicago Public Schools superintendent Benjamin Willis. The papers include photographs and documents from Warren’s career and from his wife, Mary, and from their membership in the Great Black Book Club.

Dates: 1951-2006

Josie Brown Childs Papers

Identifier: harsh-2004-04
Abstract Josie Brown Childs, political and civil rights activist, aide to Mayor Harold Washington and cultural events promoter, donated her papers documenting her multifaceted career. The scope of the papers consists of family history in Mississippi, Childs’ early political work, her campaign for an aldermanic seat, her work for Mayor Washington, and her efforts to promote African American cultural and historical awareness. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, flyers, programs and...
Dates: 1943 - 2005

Jane Ramsey Papers

Identifier: spe-h00175

Jane Ramsey served in Mayor Harold Washington’s cabinet as Director of Community Relations (1986-1988) and served as Executive Director of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs. Her papers represent her work in Washington’s administration and his campaigns for Mayor, with an emphasis on Jewish voters.

Dates: 1982 - 1988

Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Asian American Advisory Committee Records

Identifier: spe-h00025

The Asian American Advisory Committee records contain correspondence and minutes of meetings held by the Asian American Advisory Committee as well as reports used by the Chicago Works Together Committee. Ross Harano, the committee’s first chairperson wrote a history of the organization in 1995.

Dates: 1982 - 1995; Majority of material found within 1984 - 1988

Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Central Files Records

Identifier: spe-h00181

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.

Dates: 1949 - 1987; Majority of material found within 1983 - 1987

Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Chief of Staff Records

Identifier: spe-h00169

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.

Dates: 1974 - 1988; Majority of material found within 1983 - 1987

Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Schedules and Evaluations Records

Identifier: spe-h00167

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.

Dates: 1986 - 1987