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Mayors -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Election

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Steve Askin Papers

Identifier: spe-h00076

Steve Askin was Harold Washington’s Communications Director during his unsuccessful run for mayor in 1977. In addition to information about Washington’s positions on key issues, there is significant documentation of the immediate aftermath of the loss, including a report, written by Askin, assessing the situation and how to move forward. Of particular note are the files marked “Police Surveillance/Red Squad” which Harold Washington requested and obtained.

Dates: 1969 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1977 - 1983

Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Pre-Mayoral Records. Mayoral Campaign Records

Identifier: spe-h00030

In 1983 Harold Washington became Chicago's first African American mayor. His mayoral campaign is documented in detail in this collection.

Dates: 1966 - 1983; Majority of material found within 1982 - 1983