Chicago Millennium Collection

Dates: 1997-2000
Size: 17 linear feet
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: N00062
Provenance: City of Chicago. Collected by the Chicago Public Library, Special Collections.
Access: The Chicago Millennium Collection must be paged 24 hours in advance. Passport information about International Millennium Dinner guests is closed until 2052.
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Chicago Millennium Records [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.
Processed: 2002

Historical Note

The Chicago Millennium Collection documents the events planned by the City of Chicago to mark the beginning of the third millennium. Originally planned to last three years (from January 1999 through the end of 2001) the celebration was cut short in January 2000 due to financial problems (see “Closeout, 2000,” Box 4 Folder 5).

While the City recognized that the new millennium did not officially begin until January 1, 2001, it was felt that a 3-year celebration that covered the beginning of the year 2000 would have a broader appeal.

The Chicago Millennium Celebration was spearheaded by the City’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) but many non-city agencies, such as the Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, Adler Planetarium, Chicago Chamber Musicians, Newberry Library, Chicago Historical Society, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, were directly involved. Partnering City agencies included the Department on Aging, Mayor’s Office of Special Events, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Park District, and Navy Pier. City agencies that were involved to a lesser extent include the Department of Aviation, Chicago Transit Authority, Department of the Environment, Business and Information Services, Department of Police, and the Chicago Fire Department.

DCA organized a number of projects to be celebrated over the 3-year period, primarily Dance ‘til the Dawn of the New Millennium, Year 2000 Themes, and an International Millennium Dinner held on New Year’s Eve, 1999. Two other major components of the Chicago Millennium Celebration were the Field Museum’s “Project Millennium” and the City of Chicago’s “Millennium Park.” Researchers therefore should also consult the Field Museum for their holdings. At time of processing (May 2002) Millennium Park is under construction and there is no documentation on this project in this collection.

Scope and Content

The Chicago Millennium Collection consists of the files generated primarily by the City of Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA). Most of the files are organized by project but there is a significant amount of general information at the beginning of the collection that relates to the celebration as a whole. Series 1 contains DCA Planning Files. The three main projects undertaken by DCA are the Dance ‘til the Dawn of the New Millennium, the International Millennium Dinner, and the Year 2000 Themes, Series 2-4 respectively.

Series 1: Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Planning Files

Series 2: Dance ‘til the Dawn of the New Millennium

This was a citywide New Year’s Eve celebration featuring 2000 minutes of dance activities (from 9am on December 31, 1999 until 6:20pm on January 1, 2000). People of all ages, nationalities and in every community were invited to “dance in” the new millennium with dance parties, dance lessons and performances of every kind of dancing. An important aspect of this project was “The Milly,” a specially commissioned song and dance that the City hoped all Chicagoans would be dancing as New Year struck.

Series 2 has information about participating venues, participating professional and amateur dance troupes, and the logistics of coordinating and promoting such a large event. There is a small amount of documentation regarding grants and costs.

Series 3: International Millennium Dinner

The dinner was the result of an idea sent to the City via email from Bernadino de Vincenzi of Italy (Box 8, Folder 1). His idea was to invite two people from each country in the world to Chicago for dinner. 178 countries participated (more were invited but were unable to participate) and a dinner was held in McCormick Place on New Year’s Eve 1999.

Series 3 has information regarding the steps necessary to transport so many people to Chicago (visa requirements, special dietary needs, religious requirements, clothing needs, medical insurance coverage, etc.) and plans for their time spent in the city. For privacy reasons pages copied from guests’ passports have been removed by the archivist and are closed to researchers until 2052. Permission to view these documents before this date must be obtained in writing from the City of Chicago’s Freedom of Information office. Please see the archivist on duty for assistance. Photographs of the guests from each country have been kept in that country’s file.

Series 4: Year 2000 Themes

This project intended to celebrate 12 different aspects of Chicago over the course of 2000. Each month had a theme and events and programs were planned to highlight each month’s theme. Unfortunately due to budgetary problems this initiative was canceled in January 2000 (Box 4, Folder 5).

Series 5: Other Projects

Other projects in this collection include: Project Millennium (researchers should also consult holdings in the Field Museum for this project); New Year’s Eve Fireworks; Chicago Snapshot; 2000 Priceless Sensory Experiences; Postmark 1999; and several other small millennium-related projects.

There is a significant audio-visual component to this collection, with photographs, videos, CDs, and cassettes. There is also a small collection of promotional artifacts. The A-V and artifacts are listed at the end of the box and folder inventory.

Arrangement

Original organization has been maintained as far as possible. The collection is organized by project, with general information at the beginning. With the exception of photographs of the guests for the International Millennium Dinner, all audio-visual material has been separated and listed at the end of the papers. Where possible there is a “see also” reference for researchers to also check holdings in the AV series. Similarly, oversized material has been separated and individual files have been marked as such. Three-dimensional objects were included with the donation and items that related to Box 1, Folder 36, “Official Logomark, John Massey (U.I.C.) Students’ Projects” have been photographed and returned to U.I.C. There is a small amount of artifacts in this collection, mostly promotional pieces and they are listed at the end of the finding guide.

Provenance

At the very early stages of planning for the new millennium the City of Chicago was aware of the need to preserve these files for the historical record. There was very little recorded of how the City celebrated the Bicentennial in 1976 or its own Sesquicentennial celebration in 1987 and so the Chicago Public Library was designated the official repository for documents generated by the City. Archivists at the Library requested certain types of documents be kept and forwarded to the Library for processing (see “Chicago Millennium Collection Archive, 1999” box 1, folder 4). The types of documents requested were, amongst others, mission statements for each project, minutes of meetings, financial records, press releases, brochures or any other promotional materials, biographical information on participants, any video or audio recordings of events, and all public feedback after events. Due to the early cancellation of events for 2000, these files were transferred to Special Collections and Preservation Division in May 2000. Processing was complete in May 2002.

Access

Of the 178 countries that sent guests for the International Millennium Dinner, 120 have had copies of pages from guests’ passports separated and closed until 2052. Permission to view these documents before this date must be obtained in writing from the City of Chicago’s Freedom of Information office. Please see the archivist on duty for assistance.

Subject Headings

Millennium Celebrations (Year 2000) — Illinois — Chicago

Container List

Series 1: DCA Planning Files

Box 1 Folder 1 Millennium Study, “Chicago 2000, Launching the 21st Century,” 1997
Box 1 Folder 2 Project Planning/Structure, 1998
Box 1 Folder 3 Staff, 1999
Box 1 Folder 4 Chicago Millennium Collection Archive, 1999
Box 1 Folder 5 Chicago Millennium Celebration Calendar, 1999
Box 1 Folder 6 Ideas from Mayor Richard M. Daley, 1999
Box 1 Folder 7 Press conference: “For the Time of Your Life,” announcement of plans, March 26, 1998. [See also AV-Photographs]
Box 1 Folder 8 Brochure, “Chicago, For the Time of your Life,” 1999
Box 1 Folder 9 Press Pack, “Chicago 2001, For the Time of your Life,” 1999
Box 1 Folder 10 Programs and Initiatives, 1999
Box 1 Folder 11 Millennium Committee member list, undated
Box 1 Folder 12 Millennium Committee meeting, December 17, 1997
Box 1 Folder 13 Millennium Committee meeting, January 15, 1998
Box 1 Folder 14 Millennium Committee meeting, February 24, 1998
Box 1 Folder 15 Millennium Committee meeting, March 24, 1998
Box 1 Folder 16 Millennium Committee meeting, April 30, 1998
Box 1 Folder 17 Millennium Committee meeting, August 11, 1998
Box 1 Folder 18 Millennium Committee meeting, October 29, 1998
Box 1 Folder 19 Millennium Committee meeting, April 8, 1999
Box 1 Folder 20 Millennium Committee meeting, December 8, 1999
Box 1 Folder 21 Program ideas, Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), 1997, 1998
Box 1 Folder 22 Program ideas, Chicago Public Schools, 1998
Box 1 Folder 23 Program ideas, Chicago Public Library, 1998
Box 1 Folder 24 Program ideas, Department of Human Services, undated
Box 1 Folder 25 Program ideas, Chicago Park District, 1998
Box 1 Folder 26 Program ideas, Department of Business and Information Services, 1998
Box 1 Folder 27 Program ideas, Department of Aviation, 1998
Box 1 Folder 28 Program ideas, Department on Aging, 1998
Box 1 Folder 29 Program ideas, Navy Pier, 1998
Box 1 Folder 30 Program ideas, Department of Planning and Development, undated
Box 1 Folder 31 Press conference – announcement of New Year’s Eve plans, November 4, 1998
Box 1 Folder 32 Press conference – Logo unveiling, November 19, 1999. [See also AV-Photographs, AV-Video]
Box 1 Folder 33 Official logomark – development, 1998
Box 1 Folder 34 Official logomark – identity standards, 1998
Box 1 Folder 35 Official logomark – John Massey (U.I.C.) Students’ Projects, 1998 [See also AV-Photographs]
Box 1 Folder 36 Mascot, 1999 [See also AV-Photographs, Oversize 1/1]
Box 2 Folder 1 Sponsorship kit, 1999
Box 2 Folder 2 Metromix (Online Entertainment Guide) – sponsorship, 1999
Box 2 Folder 3 Chicago Sun Times – advertising and sponsorship, 1999
Box 2 Folder 4 Media sponsorship, undated
Box 2 Folder 5 Chicago Transit Authority – sponsorship, 1999
Box 2 Folder 6 7-Eleven – partnership, 1999 [See also AV-Photographs]
Box 2 Folder 7 Leo Burnett USA – advertising campaign, 1999 [See also Oversize ½]
Box 2 Folder 8 Advertising rates, 1999
Box 2 Folder 9 Printing posters, tickets, 1999
Box 2 Folder 10 Chicago Sun Times, hat supplement, 1999
Box 2 Folder 11 Website, 2 Dog Media, proposal, domain selection, 1998
Box 2 Folder 12 Website, Good Studio, estimate, 1999
Box 2 Folder 13 Website, 1998, 1999
Box 2 Folder 14 Website, first version, 1998
Box 2 Folder 15 Website, revision 1, 1999
Box 2 Folder 16 Website, revision 2, 1999
Box 2 Folder 17 Website, Millennium Dinner Pages, 1999. [See also Oversize 1/3]
Box 2 Folder 18 Website, www.projectmillennium.org, 1999
Box 2 Folder 19 Website, default reports, February-April 1999
Box 2 Folder 20 Website, default reports, May 1999-January 2000
Box 3 Folder 1 Public responses, “My Chicago Millennium Suggestion,” undated
Box 3 Folder 2 Public suggestions, 1998 (1 of 3)
Box 3 Folder 3 Public suggestions, 1998 (2 of 3)
Box 3 Folder 4 Public suggestions, 1998 (3 of 3)
Box 3 Folder 5 Public suggestions report, 1998, 1999
Box 3 Folder 6 Public correspondence, 1999, 2000 (1 of 2)
Box 3 Folder 7 Public correspondence, 1999, 2000 (2 of 2)
Box 3 Folder 8 Hotline, costs and statistics, 1998-2000
Box 3 Folder 9 News releases, 1998, 1999
Box 3 Folder 10 Newsletter, “Millennium Minutes,” 1998
Box 3 Folder 11 Hotels, millennium offers and packages, 1999
Box 3 Folder 12 Restaurants, millennium packages, undated
Box 3 Folder 13 Millennium lion, 1999. [See also AV-Photographs]
Box 3 Folder 14 Visitor cart, 1999
Box 3 Folder 15 Spotlight on Chicago, 1999
Box 3 Folder 16 Millennium book, 1999
Box 3 Folder 17 Bookmarks, 1999
Box 3 Folder 18 Millennium party hats, ink stamps, 1999
Box 3 Folder 19 Mayor’s Millennium Chair Auction, 1999
Box 3 Folder 20 Millennium flight, 1999
Box 3 Folder 21 Banners, 1998, 1999
Box 3 Folder 22 Millennium, Cow/Cows on Parade, 1999 [See also AV-Photographs]
Box 3 Folder 23 Hotstamp postcards, 1999
Box 3 Folder 24 Song ideas, 1998 [See also AV-Audio Cassettes]
Box 4 Folder 1 Chicago Millennium Celebration, media coverage report, (news clippings), 2000 (1 of 4)
Box 4 Folder 2 Chicago Millennium Celebration, media coverage report, (news clippings), 2000 (2 of 4)
Box 4 Folder 3 Chicago Millennium Celebration, media coverage report, (news clippings), 2000 (3 of 4)
Box 4 Folder 4 Chicago Millennium Celebration, media coverage report, (news clippings), 2000 (4 of 4)
Box 4 Folder 5 Closeout, 2000
Box 4 Folder 6 Project Millennium, partner surveys/event information, 1998, 1999
Box 4 Folder 7 Project Millennium, theme descriptions/development, 1998
Box 4 Folder 8 Project Millennium, brochure, schedule of events, 1999

Series 2: Dance ‘til the Dawn of the New Millennium

Box 5 Folder 1 Concept, overview and timeline, undated
Box 5 Folder 2 Monthly reports, Cynthia Quick, 1999
Box 5 Folder 3 Advisory Committee, meetings and minutes, 1999
Box 5 Folder 4 Millennium Dance Network, meetings, 1999
Box 5 Folder 5 Sector, meetings and minutes, 1999
Box 5 Folder 6 2000 Minute Party Planner, “Dance ‘til the Dawn of the New Millennium,” 1999
Box 5 Folder 7 2000 Minute Party Planner, distribution lists, 1999
Box 5 Folder 8 Intent to Participate List, final participants list, 1999
Box 5 Folder 9 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, #, 1999
Box 5 Folder 10 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, A, 1999
Box 5 Folder 11 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, B, 1999
Box 5 Folder 12 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, C, 1999 (1 of 2)
Box 5 Folder 13 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, C, 1999 (2 of 2)
Box 5 Folder 14 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, D, 1999
Box 5 Folder 15 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, E, 1999
Box 5 Folder 16 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, F, 1999
Box 5 Folder 17 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, G, 1999
Box 5 Folder 18 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, H, 1999
Box 5 Folder 19 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, I, 1999
Box 5 Folder 20 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, J, 1999
Box 5 Folder 21 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, K, 1999
Box 5 Folder 22 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, L, 1999
Box 5 Folder 23 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, M, 1999
Box 5 Folder 24 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, N, 1999
Box 5 Folder 25 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, O, 1999
Box 5 Folder 26 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, P, 1999
Box 5 Folder 27 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, R, 1999
Box 5 Folder 28 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, S, 1999
Box 5 Folder 29 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, T, 1999
Box 5 Folder 30 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, U, 1999
Box 5 Folder 31 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, V, 1999
Box 5 Folder 32 Introductory, intent to participate, application forms, W-Z, 1999
Box 6 Folder 1 Participants, event, 1999
Box 6 Folder 2 Participants, intended audience, 1999
Box 6 Folder 3 Participants, organization, 1999
Box 6 Folder 4 Participants, area, 1999
Box 6 Folder 5 Participants, time grouping, 1999
Box 6 Folder 6 Participants, event name, 1999
Box 6 Folder 7 Participating dancers, performers, and companies, 1999
Box 6 Folder 8 Participating venues, 1999
Box 6 Folder 9 Participants’ RSVPs to Kick Line, Hats, Finale, 1999
Box 6 Folder 10 State Street Kick Line, 1999
Box 6 Folder 11 Volunteer information, 1999
Box 6 Folder 12 Volunteer lists, 1999
Box 6 Folder 13 Dance on Film, 1999
Box 6 Folder 14 Graphic Arts Services, cost estimate, 1999
Box 6 Folder 15 Finances, matching grant lists, 1999
Box 6 Folder 16 Finances, matching grant awards, 1999
Box 6 Folder 17 Finances, purchase orders, 1999
Box 6 Folder 18 Finances, transaction details by account, 2000
Box 6 Folder 19 Public relations initiatives, 1999
Box 6 Folder 20 Promotion and marketing form, 1999
Box 6 Folder 21 Press releases, 1999
Box 6 Folder 22 Banners, distribution lists, 1999
Box 6 Folder 23 Broadcastfax and Premier Document Distribution, 1999
Box 6 Folder 24 Dance Card prizes, 1999
Box 6 Folder 25 Participants’ Finale, Navy Pier, costs, 1999 [See also AV-Photographs]
Box 6 Folder 26 Evaluations, 2000 (1 of 2)
Box 6 Folder 27 Evaluations, 2000 (2 of 2)
Box 6 Folder 28 Evaluation survey report, 2000
Box 6 Folder 29 PR and marketing report, 2000
Box 7 Folder 1 Milly: project description and timeline, 1999. [See also AV-Videos]
Box 7 Folder 2 Milly: project updates, 1999
Box 7 Folder 3 Milly: Harrison McEldowney (choreographer), biographical clippings, 1999. [See also AV-Photographs]
Box 7 Folder 4 Milly: choreographer agreement (Harrison McEldowney)
Box 7 Folder 5 Milly: Wade Hubbard (composer), biography, 1999
Box 7 Folder 6 Milly: composer agreement (Wade Hubbard), 1999
Box 7 Folder 7 Milly: biographies, Nicholas Barron, Hinton Battle, Alaric “Rokko” Jans, 1999
Box 7 Folder 8 Milly: Wade Hubbard Inc., estimated bill for music and lyrics, 1999
Box 7 Folder 9 Milly: “Do the Milly!”, sheet music, 1999
Box 7 Folder 10 Milly: lyrics and drafts, 1999
Box 7 Folder 11 Milly: Wade Hubbard and Harrison McEldowney, payments, 1999
Box 7 Folder 12 Milly: overall estimated expenses, 1999
Box 7 Folder 13 Milly: recording and costs, 1999
Box 7 Folder 14 Milly: American Federation of Musicians Report, 1999
Box 7 Folder 15 Milly: Platinum Entertainment (packaging and distribution), 1999. [See also AV-Photographs]
Box 7 Folder 16 Milly: “Yes! I Want to Teach the Milly”, responses, 1999
Box 7 Folder 17 Milly: PR marketing list, 1999
Box 7 Folder 18 Milly: press event, unveiling, July 15, 1999 [See also AV-Photographs]
Box 7 Folder 19 Milly: press event, November 4, 1999
Box 7 Folder 20 Milly: ambassadors, 1999
Box 7 Folder 21 Milly: ambassador request forms, 1999
Box 7 Folder 22 Milly: Illinois State Fair, Springfield, Ill. 1999
Box 7 Folder 23 Milly: press releases, 1999
Box 7 Folder 24 Milly: brochure, “The Milly in a Minute,” 1999. [See also AV-Photographs]
Box 7 Folder 25 Marketing, 1999
Box 7 Folder 26 Foot prints template, 1999
Box 7 Folder 27 Marketing, “Milly Week, “ NBC5, 1999
Box 7 Folder 28 Milly Moments, 1999
Box 7 Folder 29 Video, 1999. See also AV-Photographs, AV-Videos, AV-CD’s
Box 7 Folder 30 Press Event, Video Unveiling, September 16, 1999

Series 3: International Millennium Dinner

* The passport information of participating guests has been separated and closed to researchers until 2052.

Box 8 Folder 1 Project conception, by Bernadino de Vincenzi, 1998, 1999
Box 8 Folder 2 Project overview and development, 1999
Box 8 Folder 3 Invitation to press conference unveiling New Year’s Eve plans. [See also AV-Videos]
Box 8 Folder 4 Press releases, 1999
Box 8 Folder 5 “Chicago Welcomes the World,” press clippings, June and July 1999
Box 8 Folder 6 First packet sample sent to participants (includes official invitation), 1999
Box 8 Folder 7 Second packet sample sent to participants, 1999
Box 8 Folder 8 Countries invited, undated
Box 8 Folder 9 Countries that accepted invitation, 1999
Box 8 Folder 10 Summary of participating countries, 1999
Box 8 Folder 11 Summary of non-participating countries, 1999
Box 8 Folder 12 Insurance, 1999
Box 8 Folder 13 Programs, 1999
Box 8 Folder 14 Letter of greeting from Mayor Richard M. Daley, 1999
Box 8 Folder 15 Millennium message from President Clinton, 1999
Box 8 Folder 16 Guest biographies, 1999
Box 8 Folder 17 Airport arrival schedules, 1999
Box 8 Folder 18 Arrivals by date, 1999
Box 8 Folder 19 Arrivals by country, 1999
Box 8 Folder 20 Departures, 2000
Box 8 Folder 21 Booklet, “Volunteer Guidelines,” 1999
Box 8 Folder 22 “The Chicago Airport System,” Annual Report 1997
Box 8 Folder 23 Map of O’Hare International Airport, 1999
Box 8 Folder 24 Brochure, “McCormick Place, Overview,” 1998
Box 8 Folder 25 Brochure, “The New Lakeside Center,” undated
Box 8 Folder 26 McCormick Place, Arie Crown Theater, seating plan and directions, 1999
Box 8 Folder 27 Transportation, 1999
Box 8 Folder 28 Brochure, Hyatt Regency, McCormick Place Hotel, 1999
Box 8 Folder 29 Empty Chairs, undated
Box 8 Folder 30 Ticket information, 1999
Box 8 Folder 31 Correspondence from Millennium Dinner participants, 1999, 2000
Box 8 Folder 32 General statistics, 1999 [See also AV-Photographs]
Box 8 Folder 33 International Millennium Dinner menu, 1999
Box 9 Folder 1 Albania*
Box 9 Folder 2 Algeria*
Box 9 Folder 3 Andorra
Box 9 Folder 4 Angola*
Box 9 Folder 5 Anguilla*
Box 9 Folder 6 Antigua
Box 9 Folder 7 Argentina
Box 9 Folder 8 Armenia
Box 9 Folder 9 Aruba
Box 9 Folder 10 Australia
Box 9 Folder 11 Austria*
Box 9 Folder 12 Azerbaijan
Box 9 Folder 13 Bahamas*
Box 9 Folder 14 Bangladesh*
Box 9 Folder 15 Barbados
Box 9 Folder 16 Belarus*
Box 9 Folder 17 Belgium*
Box 9 Folder 18 Belize
Box 9 Folder 19 Bermuda*
Box 9 Folder 20 Bhutan*
Box 9 Folder 21 Bolivia*
Box 9 Folder 22 Bosnia*
Box 9 Folder 23 Botswana*
Box 9 Folder 24 Brazil
Box 9 Folder 25 Brunei
Box 9 Folder 26 Bulgaria*
Box 9 Folder 27 Burma*
Box 9 Folder 28 Cambodia*
Box 9 Folder 29 Cameroon*
Box 9 Folder 30 Canada
Box 9 Folder 31 Cape Verde
Box 9 Folder 32 Cayman Islands*
Box 9 Folder 33 Chile*
Box 9 Folder 34 China*
Box 9 Folder 35 Christmas Island
Box 9 Folder 36 Colombia*
Box 9 Folder 37 Comoros Island
Box 9 Folder 38 Congo (Republic of)
Box 9 Folder 39 Cook Islands*
Box 9 Folder 40 Costa Rica*
Box 9 Folder 41 Cote D’Ivoire* (Ivory Coast)
Box 10 Folder 1 Croatia*
Box 10 Folder 2 Cuba
Box 10 Folder 3 Cyprus*
Box 10 Folder 4 Czech Republic*
Box 10 Folder 5 Denmark*
Box 10 Folder 6 Dominica*
Box 10 Folder 7 Ecuador*
Box 10 Folder 8 Egypt*
Box 10 Folder 9 El Salvador*
Box 10 Folder 10 Equatorial Guinea
Box 10 Folder 11 Eritrea*
Box 10 Folder 12 Estonia*
Box 10 Folder 13 Ethiopia*
Box 10 Folder 14 Falkland Islands
Box 10 Folder 15 Fiji*
Box 10 Folder 16 Finland*
Box 10 Folder 17 France*
Box 10 Folder 18 French Guyana*
Box 10 Folder 19 French Polynesia
Box 10 Folder 20 Gambia*
Box 10 Folder 21 Gaza/Palestine*
Box 10 Folder 22 Georgia*
Box 10 Folder 23 Germany*
Box 10 Folder 24 Ghana*
Box 10 Folder 25 Greece
Box 10 Folder 26 Grenada*
Box 10 Folder 27 Guadeloupe*
Box 10 Folder 28 Guam*
Box 10 Folder 29 Guatemala
Box 10 Folder 30 Guinea
Box 10 Folder 31 Guinea-Bissau*
Box 10 Folder 32 Honduras*
Box 10 Folder 33 Hong Kong*
Box 10 Folder 34 Hungary*
Box 10 Folder 35 Iceland*
Box 10 Folder 36 India*
Box 10 Folder 37 Indonesia*
Box 10 Folder 38 Iraq*
Box 10 Folder 39 Ireland
Box 10 Folder 40 Israel*
Box 10 Folder 41 Italy
Box 10 Folder 42 Japan
Box 10 Folder 43 Kazakhstan
Box 10 Folder 44 Kenya*
Box 10 Folder 45 Kiribati*
Box 10 Folder 46 Kyrgyzstan*
Box 11 Folder 1 Laos P.D.R.
Box 11 Folder 2 Latvia*
Box 11 Folder 3 Lebanon*
Box 11 Folder 4 Lesotho*
Box 11 Folder 5 Liberia
Box 11 Folder 6 Liechtenstein
Box 11 Folder 7 Lithuania
Box 11 Folder 8 Luxembourg*
Box 11 Folder 9 Macau
Box 11 Folder 10 Macedonia*
Box 11 Folder 11 Madegascar*
Box 11 Folder 12 Malawi
Box 11 Folder 13 Malaysia*
Box 11 Folder 14 Maldives*
Box 11 Folder 15 Mali*
Box 11 Folder 16 Malta*
Box 11 Folder 17 Marshall Islands
Box 11 Folder 18 Martinique*
Box 11 Folder 19 Mauritania*
Box 11 Folder 20 Mauritius
Box 11 Folder 21 Mexico*
Box 11 Folder 22 Moldova*
Box 11 Folder 23 Monaco
Box 11 Folder 24 Mongolia*
Box 11 Folder 25 Montserrat*
Box 11 Folder 26 Morocco*
Box 11 Folder 27 Mozambique*
Box 11 Folder 28 Namibia*
Box 11 Folder 29 Nepal*
Box 11 Folder 30 Netherlands*
Box 11 Folder 31 New Zealand*
Box 11 Folder 32 Nicaragua
Box 11 Folder 33 Niger*
Box 11 Folder 34 Nigeria*
Box 11 Folder 35 Norway*
Box 11 Folder 36 Oman*
Box 11 Folder 37 Palau*
Box 11 Folder 38 Papua New Guinea
Box 11 Folder 39 Paraguay*
Box 11 Folder 40 Peru*
Box 11 Folder 41 Philippines
Box 11 Folder 42 Pitcairn Islands
Box 11 Folder 43 Poland*
Box 11 Folder 44 Portugal*
Box 11 Folder 45 Puerto Rico
Box 11 Folder 46 Romania*
Box 11 Folder 47 Rwanda*
Box 12 Folder 1 St. Lucia
Box 12 Folder 2 Sao Tome and Principe*
Box 12 Folder 3 Saudi Arabia*
Box 12 Folder 4 Senegal
Box 12 Folder 5 Seychelles
Box 12 Folder 6 Sierra Leone
Box 12 Folder 7 Singapore*
Box 12 Folder 8 Slovak Republic*
Box 12 Folder 9 Slovenia*
Box 12 Folder 10 Somalia*
Box 12 Folder 11 South Africa*
Box 12 Folder 12 South Korea*
Box 12 Folder 13 Spain*
Box 12 Folder 14 Sri Lanka
Box 12 Folder 15 St. Kitts and Nevis*
Box 12 Folder 16 St. Vincent and the Grenadines*
Box 12 Folder 17 Sudan
Box 12 Folder 18 Suriname*
Box 12 Folder 19 Swaziland
Box 12 Folder 20 Sweden*
Box 12 Folder 21 Switzerland*
Box 12 Folder 22 Syria*
Box 12 Folder 23 Taiwan*
Box 12 Folder 24 Tajikistan*
Box 12 Folder 25 Tanzania*
Box 12 Folder 26 Thailand
Box 12 Folder 27 Tibet
Box 12 Folder 28 Tonga*
Box 12 Folder 29 Trinidad and Tobago*
Box 12 Folder 30 Tunisia*
Box 12 Folder 31 Turkey
Box 12 Folder 32 Turkmenistan*
Box 12 Folder 33 Turks and Caicos Islands
Box 12 Folder 34 Uganda*
Box 12 Folder 35 Ukraine*
Box 12 Folder 36 United Kingdom*
Box 12 Folder 37 Uruguay
Box 12 Folder 38 Uzbekistan*
Box 12 Folder 39 Vanuatu
Box 12 Folder 40 Viet Nam
Box 12 Folder 41 Virgin Islands* (U.S.)
Box 12 Folder 42 Western Samoa*
Box 12 Folder 43 Zambia
Box 12 Folder 44 Zimbabwe*

Countries where visas were denied:

Box 13 Folder 1 Afghanistan
Box 13 Folder 2 Benin
Box 13 Folder 3 Burkina Faso
Box 13 Folder 4 Burundi
Box 13 Folder 5 Chad
Box 13 Folder 6 Congo
Box 13 Folder 7 Djibouti
Box 13 Folder 8 Dominican Republic
Box 13 Folder 9 Gabon
Box 13 Folder 10 Jamaica
Box 13 Folder 11 Pakistan
Box 13 Folder 12 Serbia and Montenegro
Box 13 Folder 13 Togo
Box 13 Folder 14 Western Sahara
Box 13 Folder 15 Iran

Countries where visas was issued too late

Box 13 Folder 16 Yemen

Countries that did not apply to the U.S. Embassy or get a passport

Box 13 Folder 17 Panama
Box 13 Folder 18 Central African Republic

Countries with national emergencies

Box 13 Folder 19 Venezuela

Countries with no response

Box 13 Folder 20 British Virgin Islands
Box 13 Folder 21 Guyana
Box 13 Folder 22 Jordan
Box 13 Folder 23 Micronesia
Box 13 Folder 24 Nauru
Box 13 Folder 25 Netherlands Antilles
Box 13 Folder 26 New Caledonia
Box 13 Folder 27 Northern Mariana Islands
Box 13 Folder 28 Solomon Islands
Box 13 Folder 29 Haiti

Countries with other difficulties

Box 13 Folder 30 British Virgin Islands
Box 13 Folder 31 Guyana
Box 13 Folder 32 Jordan

Series 4: Year 2000 Themes

Box 14 Folder 1 Program themes, development, 1999
Box 14 Folder 2 Brochures, draft ideas, undated
Box 14 Folder 3 Millennium People, project description and development, 1998, 1999
Box 14 Folder 4 Millennium People, press releases, publicity, 1999
Box 14 Folder 5 Press release, 1999
Box 14 Folder 6 Chicago Neighborhood Tours, budget and inventory, December, 1999
Box 14 Folder 7 Chicago Coalition of Community Cultural Centers, 1999
Box 14 Folder 8 Monthly itineraries, undated
Box 14 Folder 9 Calendar, by Michael O’Malley, 1999 [See also Artifacts]
Box 15 Folder 1 January, People and Neighborhoods, Millennium People, 1999
Box 15 Folder 2 January, People and Neighborhoods, pamphlets, undated
Box 15 Folder 3 January, People and Neighborhoods, general information of citywide exhibits and programs with possible tie-ins, 1999
Box 15 Folder 4 January, People and Neighborhoods, Chicago Neighborhood Tours, “One World, One City” brochure, 1999
Box 15 Folder 5 February, Weather, Millennium People, 1999
Box 15 Folder 6 February, Weather, pamphlets, undated
Box 15 Folder 7 February, Weather, general information of city-wide exhibits and programs with possible tie-ins, 1999
Box 15 Folder 8 February, Weather, Chicago WinterBreak 2000, 1999
Box 15 Folder 9 March, Sports, Millennium People, 1999
Box 15 Folder 10 March, Sports, Pamphlets, undated
Box 15 Folder 11 March, Sports, general information of city-wide exhibits and programs with possible tie-ins, 1999
Box 15 Folder 12 April, Transportation, Millennium People, 1999
Box 15 Folder 13 April, Transportation, pamphlets, undated
Box 15 Folder 14 April, Transportation, general information of city-wide exhibits and programs with possible tie-ins, 1999
Box 15 Folder 15 May, Architecture, Millennium People, 1999
Box 15 Folder 16 May, Architecture, pamphlets, undated
Box 15 Folder 17 May, Architecture, general information of city-wide exhibits and programs with possible tie-ins, 1999
Box 15 Folder 18 June, Parks and Gardens, Millennium People, 1999
Box 15 Folder 19 June, Parks and Gardens, pamphlets, 1999
Box 15 Folder 20 June, Parks and Gardens, general information of city-wide exhibits and programs with possible tie-ins, 1999
Box 16 Folder 1 July, Food, Millennium People, 1999
Box 16 Folder 2 July, Food, pamphlets, 1999
Box 16 Folder 3 July, Food, general information of city-wide exhibits and programs with possible tie-ins, 1999
Box 16 Folder 4 August, Waterways, pamphlets, 1999
Box 16 Folder 5 August, Waterways, general information of city-wide exhibits and programs with possible tie-ins, 1999
Box 16 Folder 6 September, Arts, Millennium People, 1999
Box 16 Folder 7 September, Arts, pamphlets, 1999
Box 16 Folder 8 September, Arts, general information of city-wide exhibits and programs with possible tie-ins, 1999
Box 16 Folder 9 October, Literature, Millennium People, 1999
Box 16 Folder 10 October, Literature, general information of city-wide exhibits and programs with possible tie-ins, 1999
Box 16 Folder 11 October, Literature, Wizard of Oz, 1999
Box 16 Folder 12 November, Learning, Millennium People, 1999
Box 16 Folder 13 November, Learning, pamphlets, 1999
Box 16 Folder 14 November, Learning, general information of city-wide exhibits and programs with possible tie-ins, 1999
Box 16 Folder 15 December, Marketplace, Millennium People, 1999
Box 16 Folder 16 December, Marketplace, pamphlets, 1999
Box 16 Folder 17 December, Marketplace, general information of city-wide exhibits and programs with possible tie-ins, 1999

Series 5: Other Project

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

Box 17 Folder 1 Booklet, contact list, fireworks facts, millennium music, location maps, 1999
Box 17 Folder 2 Site locations and show schedules, 1999
Box 17 Folder 3 The Beat 103.5 FM, Millennium Music Agreement, 1999 [See also AV-CDs]
Box 17 Folder 4 Permissions, 1999
Box 17 Folder 5 Press release, 1998, 1999
Box 17 Folder 6 Press clippings, 1999 [See also AV-Photographs, AV-Videos]

Chicago Snapshot

Box 17 Folder 7 Project description, circa 1999
Box 17 Folder 8 Project development, 1998, 1999

2000 Priceless Sensory Experiences

Box 17 Folder 9 Project development, 1998, 1999
Box 17 Folder 10 Booklet, 2000 Priceless Sensory Experiences, 1998

Postmark 1999

Box 17 Folder 11 Project conception and development, 1998, 1999
Box 17 Folder 12 Artists’ ideas and statements, 1999
Box 17 Folder 13 Postmark 1999, Numbers 1-12, 1999
Box 17 Folder 14 Expenses, 1999
Box 17 Folder 15 Exhibition, 1999

Products

Box 17 Folder 16 Press release, 1999. [See also AV-Photographs]
Box 17 Folder 17 Licensing, sales, 1998, 1999
Box 17 Folder 18 Premiums and promotional opportunities for special events, 1999
Box 17 Folder 19 “Chic2001” souvenir line, 1999. [See also AV-Photographs, Artifacts.]
Box 17 Folder 20 Candy
Box 17 Folder 21 Chicago artesian water, Great Lakes water, 1998, 1999. [See also AV-Photographs]
Box 17 Folder 22 Go Card (postcard), 1998
Box 17 Folder 23 Key chain, 1999
Box 18 Folder 1 Mayor Daley’s Block Club, convention, 1998
Box 18 Folder 2 Millennium Quilts
Box 18 Folder 3 Sister Cities, 1998, 1999
Box 18 Folder 4 Access Chicago, (Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities), 1998
Box 18 Folder 5 Music at the Millennium, press releases, 1998. [See also AV-Photographs]
Box 18 Folder 6 Music at the Millennium, press kit, 1998
Box 18 Folder 7 Millennium-related programs, 1998, 1999
Box 18 Folder 8 Chinese Fine Arts Society, Yueh Fei International Composition Contest, 1999
Box 19 Closed
Box 20 Closed

Oversize

Oversize Box 1 Folder 1 Mascot, draft sketches for Milly Mascot, by Cookie Gluck, 1999. 4 items.
Oversize Box 1 Folder 2 Leo Burnett USA, advertising campaign, artwork, 1999. 16 items of 9 different designs, black and white and color. 5 large format transparencies also.
Oversize Box 1 Folder 3 Website, Millennium Dinner Pages, designs for web pages. 1999. 12 items.
Oversize Folder Folder 1 Poster, Dance ‘til the Dawn of the New Millennium, 1999. 2 items. Map case 5-5.

Audio-Visual: Photographs

AV Box 1 1.1-1.3 Press conference, “For the Time of your Life,” announcement of plans, March 26, 1998. 3 color photographs.
AV Box 1 1.4-1.6 Press conference, logo unveiling, with Mayor Daley, November 19, 1999. 3 color photographs.
AV Box 1 1.7-1.26 Official logomark applications, John Massey’s students’ projects (U.I.C.), c.1999. 63 black and white photographs.
AV Box 2 1.27 Mascot, 1999.
AV Box 2 1.28-1.30 7-Eleven Partnership, 1999. Promotional items. 3 black and white photographs.
AV Box 2 1.31 Millennium Lion, 1999. 1 color slide.
AV Box 2 1.32-1.37 Millennium Cow/Cows on Parade, Artist Malgorzata Sobus painting cow, 1998. 6 color photographs.
AV Box 2 1.38-1.47 Dance ‘til the Dawn of the New Millennium, programs, 1999. 1 black and white, 9 color photographs.
AV Box 2 1.48-1.50 Dance ‘til the Dawn of the New Millennium, participants’ Finale, Navy Pier, 2000. 3 color photographs.
AV Box 2 1.51 Dance ‘til the Dawn of the New Millennium: Milly, Harrison McEldowney, undated. 1 black and white photograph.
AV Box 2 1.52 Dance ‘til the Dawn of the New Millennium: Milly, Platinum Entertainment, promotional CD holder, c.1999. 1 black and white photograph.
AV Box 2 1.53-1.74 Dance ‘til the Dawn of the New Millennium: Milly, Promotional shots, 1999. 22 black and white photographs.
AV Box 2 1.75-1.87 Dance ‘til the Dawn of the New Millennium: Milly, video production, includes shots of dancer Hinton Battle and choreographer, Harrison McEldowney, 1999. 13 color photographs.
AV Box 2 1.88-1.107 Dance ‘til the Dawn of the New Millennium: Milly, press event, unveiling, includes shots of dancer Hinton Battle, choreographer, Harrison McEldowney, Department of Cultural Affairs Commissioner, Lois Weisberg. July 15, 1999. 20 color photographs.
AV Box 2 1.108-1.113 Millennium Dinner, 1999. 6 color photographs.
AV Box 2 1.114 Fireworks, Navy Pier, New Year’s Day, 2000.
AV Box 2 1.115-1.128 Promotional materials, c.1999. 10 color transparencies, 2 color slides, 3 black and white prints.
AV Box 2 1.239-1.32 Music at the Millennium, press kit, 1998; images of J. Genauldi, P. Boulez, M. Henoch; R.Wilson; S. Huydts; Chicago Chamber Musicians Ensemble Artists. 4 black and white photographs.

Audio-Visual: Video

AV Box 3 Folder 1 Animation Loop, logo animation, 1998.
AV Box 3 Folder 2 Dance ‘til the Dawn of the New Millennium, highlights, 4-hour compilation, 1999, 2000. 2 copies.
Features excerpts from the following dance troupes: Joffery Ballet of Chicago; Jan Eckert and Dancers; Gus Giordano Jazz Dance; Dance > Detour; Civic Ballet of Chicago; Cerqua Rivera Art Experience; Dance Africa; Mordine and Company Dance Theatre; Melisse Thodos and Dancers; Deeply Rooted Productions; The Milly; River North Dance Company; Jump Rhythm Jazz Project; Trinity Irish Dance Company; Muntu Dance Theatre; Tyego Dance Company; Zephyr Dance Ensemble; Chicago Moving Company; Natyakalalayam; Hedwig Dances; Mad Shak Dance Company; The Moose Project; Winifred Haun Dancers; Joel Hall Dancers; The Milly; Hubbard Street Dance Company; The 58 Group; Carrie Hanson & Anthony Gongora; The Milly.
AV Box 3 Folder 3 “Do the Milly”, rough cut, August 25, 1999.
AV Box 3 Folder 4 “Do the Milly”, promotional video, 1999.
AV Box 3 Folder 5 Press cnference, June 3, 1999, television coverage of announcement of Millennium Dinner plans. Also, NBC5 interview with Bernadino de Vincenzi, June 4, 1999.
AV Box 3 Folder 6 NBC5, promotional segments, December 13, 1999.
AV Box 3 Folder 7 Melrose Pyrotechnics, footage of the Millennium Fireworks, January 1, 2000.

Audio-Visual: Compact Discs

AV Box 3 Folder 1 “Do the Milly,” 1999.
AV Box 3 Folder 2 “Chicago Millennium,”, Melrose Pyrotechnics, music from the New Year’s Eve fireworks display, 1999.
AV Box 3 Folder 3 “pause,” by Andrea Polli with Sandra Jackson Opoku, Lee Guo Chang, Katherine August, Francisco Mendoza, and Alana Wallace. As part of the City’s millennium celebration the Department of Cultural Affairs hosted an artist residency which resulted in this project, a CD Rom featuring the website and live web broadcasts, undated. 2 copies.

Audio-Visual: Audio Cassettes

AV Box 3 Folder 1 “Millennium” song by Lenny Green, 1998.
AV Box 3 Folder 2 “Toyota World Hotline,” Zip Morning Press, 1999. [Japanese]

Artifacts

Artifact Box 1 Mugs, “Chicago2000,” undated. 2 items.
Artifact Box 1 Shot glass, etched, “Chicago2000,” undated.
Artifact Box 1 Wristwatch, “Chicago 1999, 2000, 2001, For the time of your life,” undated.
Artifact Box 1 Ballpoint pen, “Chicago Millennium Celebration, 1999 2000 2001,” undated. 2 items.
Artifact Box 1 Wine glass, etched, “Chicago2001,” undated.
Artifact Box 1 Promotional musical piece, “Chicago, Illinois, Since you were here…” undated.
Artifact Box 1 T-Shirt, “Chicago2001 For the time of your life,” undated.
Artifact Box 1 Pins, “Chicago2001,” undated. 3 items.
Artifact Box 1 Magnet, “Chicago 2001.org,” undated.
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