Harold Washington Library Center
Harold Washington Archives and Collections
The Harold Washington Archives & Collections (HWA&C) documents the political career of the late Mayor Harold Washington. The collection includes materials from his service in the Illinois House and Senate, his term as Congressman in the U.S. House of Representatives, and his years as Chicago's first African-American mayor. The papers from Mayor Washington’s administration are arranged in series by Sub-cabinet. Included in this collection are papers, memorabilia, photographs, audio and videocassettes, artifacts, and gifts given to Mayor Washington.
The collection is available to researchers in the Reading Room of the Special Collections & Preservation Division at the Harold Washington Library Center. Finding aids are kept in the Reading Room describing the holdings in detail.