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  • Collection ID ARCHIVES H00020
  • Creator Names Washington, Harold, 1922-1987.
  • Title Illinois State Representative records, 1957-1976 (bulk dates, 1970-1976)
  • Physical description 3 linear ft
  • Collection arrangement Where possible the original organization has been maintained. The records are arranged into seven series: Legislative Series, Committee and Caucus Series, Constituent Series, Campaign Series, Press and Publicity Series, Administrative Series, and Artifact 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 reflects Harold Washington's activities while he was a State Representative in the Illinois General Assembly, most notably his work on the following legislation: Consumer Credit Reform Act of 1965, the Witness Protection Act of 1972, the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Law of 1973, the Public Contract Laws of Fair Employment Practices Commission of 1974, and the Medical Malpractice Insurance Revision of 1975.
  • Biographical or Historical Note Harold Washington was sworn in to the Illinois House of Representatives on January 6, 1965, representing the 26th district of Illinois. He served there until 1976 when he was elected to the Illinois Senate. He went on to serve in the United States Congress and as Chicago's first African American mayor.
  • 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.
    • Illinois. Fair Employment Practices Commission.
    • Illinois. General Assembly. House of Representatives. Judiciary Committee.
    • Washington, Harold, 1922-1987 fast (OCoLC)fst00120363
  • Geographic coverage
    • Illinois Politics and government Sources.
    • Illinois. fast (OCoLC)fst01205143
  • Subjects
    • Martin Luther King, Jr., Day.
    • Physicians' malpractice insurance Law and legislation Illinois.
    • 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-illinois-state-representative-records