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  • Collection ID ARCHIVES H00055
  • Creator Names Chicago (Ill.). Mayor (1983-1987 : Washington), compiler.
  • Title Mayoral records. Office manager/supervisor of clerical staff records.
  • Physical description 15.5 linear ft.
  • Collection arrangement Where possible the original order has been maintained. The records are arranged into three series: Ella Richmond Files, General Subject Files and Purchase Vouchers.
  • Access and usage restrictions Available for research in the Special Collections and Preservation Division Reading Room of the Chicago Public Library. Researchers, please request this material 24 hours in advance of use.
  • Collection summary The records in this collection were generated by Ella Richmond, Supervisor of Clerical Staff and her staff. The files shed light on the day to day administrative work done within the Mayor's Office. The types of records include memos, correspondence, reports, publications, invoices and payment vouchers. Ella Richmond's files also contain some personnel information about employees.
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction It is the responsibility of the researcher to satisfy all copyright and privacy laws when copying or using material found in this collection. Some files have been redacted or separated for privacy reasons. Please see the archivist on duty for access.
  • Biographical or Historical Note Harold Washington was the first African American mayor of Chicago, elected in 1983. He died in office on November 25, 1987, not long after beginning his second term. The Office Manager ensured the day to day administrative work within the Mayor's Office ran smoothly and supervised other clerical staff.
  • Finding Aids Note Finding aid available in the Reading Room of the Special Collections and Preservation Division and on the Library's website.
  • Acquisition information The records were acquired by the Chicago Public Library after Harold Washington's death.
  • Names
    • Washington, Harold, 1922-1987 Archives.
    • Richmond, Ella.
  • Genre
    • Business correspondence. lcgft
    • Memorandums. aat
    • Invoices. aat
    • Vouchers (sales records). aat
  • Finding aid URL http://www.chipublib.org/fa-harold-washington-archives-collections-mayoral-records-office-managersupervisor-of-clerical-staff-records/ Finding aid