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Chicago Mayor's office photograph collection, 1987-1988.

Public relations photographs of mayors Harold Washington and Eugene Sawyer. Washington is shown with students, and with Coretta King in an anti-drug event. Sawyer is shown with Jesse Jackson, handicapped children, Girl Scouts and some unidentified people.

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Documentary photographs by students at University of Illinois at Chicago, 1983-1986.

Photographs submitted for Art & Design course 269 taught by Robert Stiegler at UIC, Spring 1986. Photographs primarily show street scenes in residential areas, focusing on Bridgeport, Lakeview and Pilsen communities. Some photographs depict small businesses or restaurants and their owners. Others...

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Fred Fine photograph collection, 1942-1988.

Includes photographs related to Fred Fine, the first Chicago Commissioner of Cultural Affairs. Images show Fine at arts-related events, such as art openings, and post-show receptions, often with Mayor Harold Washington, who appointed him commissioner. Some views show other government officials an...

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Harold Washington on the air, 1991.

Cassette and enclosure are an invitation to the gala opening reception for a mixed-media exhibition about the late Mayor of Chicago, "Harold Washington: On the Air," Sept. 20, 1991, at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.

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Harry Golden, Jr., papers, 1967-1987.

Newspaper clippings and other papers of Harry Golden, Jr., a Chicago journalist. Newspaper clippings consist mainly of articles Golden wrote as City Hall correspondent for the Chicago Sun-Times. Also present are materials relating to Chicago politics, including a reel-to-reel audio tape of Mayor ...

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Interviews about Mayor Harold Washington, 2003 Sept.

Collection of video recordings and accompanying transcripts of interviews about Chicago Mayor Harold Washington that were conducted by Jeff Spitz at ABC Studios for the Chicago Historical Society. Provides some insiders' views of Mayor Washington and his administrations on the twentieth anniversa...

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Leon Despres photograph collection, [ca. 1957-1989]

Includes photographs relating to the career of former Chicago 5th ward alderman Leon Despres of Chicago (Ill.). Includes portraits of Despres and views of Despres with other Chicago municipal officials, such as mayors Jane Byrne and Harold Washington. Despres is shown at various events, such as g...

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Midwest Academy (Chicago, Ill.) records

Board meeting minutes, correspondence, pamphlets and fliers, budgets, grant applications and reports, annual reports, news clippings, news releases, research data and topical files, student files, and training curricula of Midwest Academy, a training school for grass-roots organizers in political...

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Northwest Neighborhood Federation records

Correspondence, topical files, petitions, and records of projects of the Northwest Neighborhood Federation (covering the Chicago neighborhoods of Portage Park, Irving Park, Belmont-Cragin, Hermosa, and Avondale), an activist organization formed in the late 1970s; plus similar materials from an ea...


Photographs of Chicago politics by Richard Gordon, 1978-1983.

Includes exhibition quality photographs made by fine art photographer Richard Gordon in the 1980s, showing Chicago political figures in various settings. Images include Richard M. Daley, Jane Byrne, Bernard Epton, Adlai E. Stevenson, James Thompson, and Harold Washington. Photographs show politic...

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Publicity photographs of Mayor Eugene Sawyer, 1988.

Public relations photographs of Chicago Mayor Eugene Sawyer with groups of people and individuals in his office or at other locations. People shown include Harold Washington, Jesse Jackson, members of Operation Push and of various civic groups.

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Publicity photographs of Mayor Harold Washington of Chicago, [1985 Jan.-1987 Dec.]

Includes portraits and informal scenes of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington during his tenure as the first African American mayor of the city. Views include public events (such as parades, ribbon-cuttings, award ceremonies, community and church meetings, galas, fundraisers, press conferences, city ...

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Raymond Castro photograph collection, [ca. 1983, 1997-1999].

Photographs of Ray Castro with Harold Washington, Richard Durbin, Bill Clinton, and others. Castro was elected Democratic Committeeman of the 7th Ward of Chicago in 1980, thus becoming the first Latino to hold a seat on the Cook County central Democratic Committee.

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Robert Mier papers, 1968-1989, bulk 1982-1989

Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, discussion papers, and other working files of Robert Mier, a Chicago city planner, professor, and social activist who served as commissioner of economic development for the City of Chicago in the Mayor Harold Washington administration and as assi...

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