Washington, Harold Archives & Collections. Mayoral Records. Press Office Records

Dates: 1979-1991. Size: 74.5 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections. The Press Office was responsible for the mayor’s scheduling and for ensuring he was prepared for each event by producing briefing notes with detailed background information about the organization or venue involved. They also drafted press releases and speeches for the mayor and gathered news clippings on all topics. Of particular note are a collection of news clippings gathered after Mayor Washington’s sudden death. [Finding aid]