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  • Collection ID ARCHIVES H00015
  • Creator Names Washington, Harold, 1922-1987.
  • Title Mayoral records. Community Services Sub-cabinet, 1975-1988 (bulk dates 1983-1988)
  • Physical description 62 linear ft
  • Collection arrangement Where possible the original organization has been maintained, although many of the papers were found loose-lying. Loose-lying papers have been marked as such on the files. The records have been split into six series: Subject Files, AIDS, Education, Chicago Public Library, Photographs, and Newspapers
  • Access and usage restrictions Researchers, please request this material 24 hours in advance of use. 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 marked with an asterisk have been redacted or separated for privacy reasons. Please see the archivist on duty for access.
  • Collection summary The collection documents the activities of the Community Services Sub-Cabinet during Harold Washington's tenure as mayor of Chicago. The records in this collection are primarily from the offices of Kari Moe, Administrative Assistant to the Mayor, and her three assistants: Charlotte Chun, Toya Dorham, and Luz Martinez, and the departments that reported to them. Charlotte Chun coordinated projects with the Department on Aging and Disability, Health Department, and Health Systems Agency. Toya Dorham worked with the Chicago Public Library, Mayor's Office of Inquiry and Information, Municipal Reference Library, and the Women's Affairs Commission. Luz Martinez liaised with the Commission on Human Relations and the Department of Human Services.
  • 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 Community Services Sub-Cabinet was one of five sub-cabinets Mayor Washington formed. Like the other sub-cabinets, Community Services coordinated policies and projects that cut across citydepartments. It focused on projects with the "people-oriented" departments: Aging and Disability, Chicago Public Library, Health, Health Systems Agency, Human Relations, Human Services, Mayor's Office of Inquiry and Information, Municipal Reference Library, and Women's Affairs.
  • Finding Aids Note Finding aid available in the Reading Room of the Special Collections and Preservation Division and on the library's web site.
  • Acquisition information The records were acquired by the Chicago Public Library after Harold Washington's death.
  • Names
    • Washington, Harold, 1922-1987 Archives.
    • Chicago Public Library History Sources.
    • Chicago (Ill.). Department of Health.
    • Chicago (Ill.). Department of Human Services.
    • Chicago (Ill.). Department on Aging and Disability.
    • Chicago (Ill.). Mayor's Advisory Commission on Women's Affairs.
    • Chicago (Ill.). Mayor's Commission on Human Relations.
    • Chicago (Ill.). Mayor's Office of Inquiry & Information.
    • Community Development Block Grant Program (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Harold Washington Library Center (Chicago Public Library) History Sources.
    • Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Chicago (Ill.). Committee on Gay and Lesbian Issues.
    • Municipal Reference Library (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Moe, Kari.
    • Martinez, Luz.
    • Dorham, Toya.
    • Chun, Charlotte.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Politics and government Sources.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Social conditions Sources.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Emigration and immigration.
  • Subjects
    • AIDS (Disease) Illinois Chicago.
    • Asian Americans Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area.
    • Budget Illinois Chicago.
    • Education and state Illinois Chicago.
    • HIV infections Illinois Chicago.
    • Literacy Illinois Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL https://www.chipublib.org/fa-harold-washington-mayoral-records-community-services-sub-cabinet-series