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  • Creator Names Pikarsky, Milton, 1924-1989.
  • Title Milton Pikarsky papers [manuscript], 1942-1984, bulk 1964-1978.
  • Physical description
    • 16.75 linear ft. (31 boxes)
    • 1 package.
  • Collection summary Correspondence, speeches, and articles, 1962-1978; scrapbooks, 1965-1973; appointment books, 1974-1977; reports, newspaper clippings, awards, and other papers of Milton Pikarsky, a civil engineer who served as commissioner of public works for the City of Chicago, Illinois (1964-1973); and chairman of the Chicago Transit Authority (1973-1975) and the Regional Transportation Authority (1975-1978). The majority of the collection consists of correspondence, reports, speeches, and articles related to Pikarsky's work in the field of transportation systems and public works. Also present are biographical materials, working papers and legal records related to Pikarsky's early career; correspondence and press releases pertaining to Pikarsky's appointments as director of Transportation Research at IIT Research Institute and transportation advisor to Chicago mayor Jane Byrne; and certificates and memorabilia documenting achievements.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Ms. Christine Johnson (1989.0919).
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory available online.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Milton Pikarsky photograph collection (1992.0412); and publications by Pikarsky and photographs of him cataloged separately.
  • Names
    • Pikarsky, Milton, 1924-1989 Archives.
    • Byrne, Jane, 1933-2014-
    • Daley, Richard J., 1902-1976.
    • Chicago (Ill.). Commissioner of Public Works.
    • Chicago (Ill.). Department of Public Works.
    • Chicago Transit Authority.
    • Chicago Urban Transportation District.
    • IIT Research Institute. Transportation Division.
    • Illinois. Regional Transportation Authority.
    • Byrne, Jane, 1933-2014-
    • Daley, Richard J., 1902-1976.
    • Chicago (Ill.). Commissioner of Public Works.
    • Chicago (Ill.). Department of Public Works.
    • Chicago Transit Authority.
    • Chicago Urban Transportation District.
    • IIT Research Institute. Transportation Division.
    • Illinois. Regional Transportation Authority.
  • Subjects
    • Access to airports Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • City planning Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Civil engineers Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Crosstown Expressway (Chicago, Ill. : Proposed)
    • Express highways Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 20th century.
    • Highway engineering Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 20th century.
    • Highway planning Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area 20th century.
    • Local transit Illinois Chicago Planning.
    • Municipal officials and employees Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Railroads, Elevated Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Transportation Illinois Planning.
    • Transportation Research Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area.
    • Urban transportation policy United States 20th century.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Officials and employees 20th century.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Politics and government 20th century.
    • Edens Expressway (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Genre
    • Appointment books. aat
    • Articles. aat
    • Awards. aat
    • Certificates. aat
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Legal documents. aat
    • Newsletters. aat
    • Newspaper clippings. aat
    • Periodicals. aat
    • Photographic prints. gmgpc
    • Photographic prints Color. gmgpc
    • Portrait paintings. gmgpc
    • Press releases. aat
    • Reports. aat
    • Scrapbooks. aat
    • Slides Color. gmgpc
    • Speeches. aat
    • Theses. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/M-P/PikarskyM-inv.htm