Washington, Harold Archives & Collections. Mayoral Records. Chief of Staff Records

Dates: 1974-1988 (bulk dates 1983-1987). Size: 51.5 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. Records in this collection document the roles of Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff in the management of the city’s workforce, the execution of policies set by Mayor Washington and the administrative direction of the mayoral liaisons. When Harold Washington took office in 1983 he formed five sub-cabinets that were responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of policies that cut across departmental boundaries. Each of these sub-cabinets reported to the Chief of Staff and as such, the subjects found in the records are extensive. [Finding aid]