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  • Collection ID ARCHIVES H00017
  • Creator Names Washington, Harold, 1922-1987.
  • Title Mayoral records. Financial and administrative sub-cabinet records, 1979-1988 (bulk dates 1983-1987)
  • Physical description 27 linear ft
  • Collection arrangement The original order has been maintained as much as possible. The original names of the files have been maintained. The collection is divided into two series: Lucille R. Dobbins Files and Kevin A. Price Files. Because Dobbins and Price worked closely together on projects, researchers interested in a specific topic are encouraged to search both series.
  • 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 Finance and Administration Sub-Cabinet during Harold Washington's tenure as mayor of Chicago. The records in this collection are from the offices of Lucille R. Dobbins, Assistant to the Mayor for Finance and Administration and Kevin A. Price, Fiscal Policy Economist. Dobbins' files concern general supervision of a number of important economic initiatives, including the Chinatown Basin Project, renovation of the Regal Theater on the South Side and the Chicago Theatre in the Loop, North Loop development projects and the yearly city budget and financial planning process. Prices' files focus on much the same although he was more deeply involved with the specifics of a project than Dobbins.
  • Biographical or Historical Note Harold Washington was the first African American mayor of Chicago, elected in 1983. He began a second term in 1987 before passing away in office November 25, 1987. The Finance and Administration Sub-Cabinet was one of five sub-cabinets Mayor Washington established. The goals of this sub-cabinet were to reform Chicago's inherited inefficient accounting system, to boost the city's bond rating and to improve the overall economic performance of the city. Lucille R. Dobbins was the first head of the sub-cabinet which was created in July 1985, though she did not begin until March 1986. Prior to this, Dobbins was first deputy commissioner in the Department of Planning, where she oversaw the financial planning of the North and South Loop Redevelopment Project. Kevin A. Price was the fiscal policy economist.
  • 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 O'Hare International Airport.
    • Chicago Theatre (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Chinatown Basin Development Project (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Community Development Block Grant Program (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Financial Planning Committee for the City of Chicago.
    • Regal Theater (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Urban Development Action Grant Program (U.S.)
    • Washington, Harold, 1922-1987 fast (OCoLC)fst00120363
    • Dobbins, Lucille R.
    • Price, Kevin A.
    • Harold Washington Archives & Collections (Chicago Public Library)
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Politics and government Sources.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Economic conditions Sources.
    • Loop (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Illinois Chicago. fast (OCoLC)fst01204048
  • Subjects
    • Budget Illinois Chicago.
    • Emergency medical services Illinois Chicago.
    • Hispanic Americans Illinois Chicago.
    • Housing Illinois Chicago.
    • Minority business enterprises Illinois Chicago.
    • Economic history. fast (OCoLC)fst00901974
    • Politics and government fast (OCoLC)fst01919741
  • Genre
    • Archives. fast (OCoLC)fst01423700
    • Sources. fast (OCoLC)fst01423900
  • Finding aid URL https://www.chipublib.org/fa-harold-washington-archives-and-collections-mayoral-records-finance-and-administration-sub-cabinet-records