Washington, Harold Archives & Collections. Illinois State Senatorial Records

Dates: 1969-1981, bulk 1976-1980. Size:10.5 linear feet in 21 boxes, plus 2 oversize folders. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. Reports, minutes, correspondence, newsletters and news clippings from Harold Washington’s tenure as State Senator from 1976 to 1980. The records reflect Washington’s involvement with various committees, particularly the Fair Employment Practices Commission and the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, of which he was a founding member. [Finding aid]