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  • Collection ID ARCHIVES H00025
  • Creator Names Washington, Harold, 1922-1987.
  • Title Mayoral Records. Asian American Advisory Committee Records, 1983-1995 (Bulk dates 1984-1988)
  • Physical description 1 linear foot
  • Collection arrangement Where possible the original organization has been maintained. The records have been arranged firstly by records produced by the Asian American Advisory Committee and then by the Chicago Works Together Committee.
  • 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 Asian American Advisory Committee during and after Harold Washington's November 25, 1987, not long after beginning his second term. The Asian American Advisory Committee was established by Executive Order 84-2 by Harold Washington to advise the Mayor and city departments on programs, policy and legislation relevant to Chicago's growing Asian American population. In addition to advising the Mayor, the 15 members of the Committee also served as liaisons with Asian American organizations across the city. Ross Harano was the first Chairperson of the Committee.
  • 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 donated to the Chicago Public Library by Ross Harano in 1995.
  • Names
    • Washington, Harold, 1922-1987 Archives.
    • Harano, Ross.
  • Subjects Asian Americans Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area Sources.
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.) Politics and government Sources.
  • Finding aid URL http://www.chipublib.org/fa-harold-washington-archives-collections-mayoral-records-asian-american-advisory-committee-records