Washington, Harold Archives & Collections. Mayoral Records. Community Services Sub-Cabinet Records

Dates: 1975-1988, bulk dates 1983-1988. Size: 62 linear feet in 45 boxes. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. 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. The Community Services Sub-Cabinet focused on the “people-oriented” departments of city government, including Human Services, Human Relations, Departments of Health and Aging and Disabilities and the Chicago Public Library. Records include reports, correspondence and minutes. Major topics addressed in the collection include the spread of AIDS, the construction of a new central library and education reforms. [Finding aid]