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Business correspondence.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms

Found in 11 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

Houston and Cora Bowman Papers

Identifier: harsh-2009-03

Houston and Cora Bowman were founding members of Trinity United Church of Christ, a large and influential church on Chicago’s South Side. Their papers include the early history of Trinity, church newsletters, event programs and organizational records.

Dates: circa 1961-2008

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

Mildred Hatchell Papers.

Identifier: harsh-1993-04

Former Chicagoan Mildred Hatchell conducted extensive research on the hymns of the Rev. Charles Albert Tindley. Her papers consist of research materials, clippings and correspondence in support of her effort to have the Rev. Tindley recognized as the author of the song, “We Shall Overcome.”

Dates: 1941-2002

Jearl Wood Defense Committee Archives

Identifier: harsh-1987-03

Jearl Wood was charged in the 1980 shooting of his supervisor at the Chicago Ford Motor Company’s assembly plant. This collection contains the records of the Jearl Wood Defense Committee, including correspondence, litigation documents, meeting materials, leaflets, newspaper clippings, and an organization button.

Dates: 1980 - 1984

People for Community Recovery Archives

Identifier: harsh-2009-05

People for Community Recovery (PCR) is a community organization located in the Chicago Housing Authority’s Altgeld Gardens project on Chicago’s far Southeast Side. Founded in 1979 by Altgeld Gardens resident Hazel Johnson, PCR demanded cleanup of toxic waste surrounding the community and pressed for repair work. The organization also coined the term “environmental racism.” The archives include correspondence, organization files, programs and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1935 - 2007

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. Legislative Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs Records

Identifier: spe-h00168

Records created by the Harold Washington’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) and the Legislative Liaison. IGA was established to coordinate legislative and lobbying efforts for and with various city departments, boards and commissions and with state and federal governments. Major topics in the collection include transportation issues and Chicago’s anti-apartheid and divestment from South Africa efforts.

Dates: 1977 - 1988; Majority of material found within 1984 - 1987

Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Office Manager / Supervisor of Clerical Staff Records

Identifier: spe-h00055

In 1983 Harold Washington became Chicago’s first African American mayor. The Office Manager / Supervisor of Clerical Staff Records detail the day to day administrative work done within the Mayor’s Office.

Dates: 1975 - 1988; Majority of material found within 1983 - 1987

Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Real Estate Review Committee Records

Identifier: spe-h00165

This Committee managed a wide range of city-owned properties. Documents include market value appraisals and reports, correspondence, site plans, leases and market data and from 1979-1984.

Dates: 1979 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1983 - 1984