Harold Washington Archives & Collections. Mayoral Records. Central Files Records

Dates: 1949-1987 (bulk dates 1983-1987)
Size: 63 linear feet in 55 boxes
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago IL 60605
Collection Number: Spe.h00181
Immediate source of acquisition: The Chicago Public Library acquired the records after Harold Washington’s death.
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Preferred citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Central Files Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.
Finding aid author: Originally processed in 1996. Updated by Morag Walsh, 2022

Abstract

The Central Files Records consist of correspondence received by the Mayor’s Office. Incoming mail was sorted by Harold Washington’s Executive Office using the Central Filing System. Included in the collection is a small amount of papers from Harold Washington and the files of Dolores Woods, Harold Washington’s Executive Secretary.

Historical Note

Central Files Records is composed of correspondence received by the Mayor’s Office. Dolores Woods, Harold Washington’s Executive Secretary, handled all of the certified and registered mail, any mail that was considered personal, and telegrams. All other mail was opened, sorted, dated and stamped by the Central File Clerk. This mail was then forwarded to relevant offices according to subject and need. A detailed explanation of the Central Filing System can be found in box 37, folder 5.

Biographical Note

Dolores Tucker Woods was born on August 31, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois. Woods worked for Chicago Public Schools for over 20 years and, in 1964, began to work for Harold Washington following his election to the Illinois House of Representatives. She continued working for Harold Washington as his Executive Secretary as he won elections to the Illinois Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives and as Mayor of the city of Chicago. Following Washington’s death in 1987, Woods continued to work with Acting Mayor Eugene Sawyer. She moved to the Chicago Public Library to oversee the establishment of the Harold Washington Archives & Collections and curated the opening-day exhibit in the new central library, the Harold Washington Library Center, which drew heavily from the archival collections. Woods was one of the founders of the Harold Washington Archives & Collections Advisory Committee. Following her retirement in 1992, Woods returned to education, earning a Bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois’ University Without Walls program, and she continued to volunteer at DuSable Museum and at her church. Dolores Woods died on February 21, 2011.

Harold Washington was the first African American mayor of Chicago, elected in 1983.

Harold Washington was born on April 15, 1922, at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. His parents, Roy Lee and Bertha Jones Washington, divorced when he was young, and he lived with his father in Chicago and attended boarding school in Milwaukee. Washington entered Chicago’s DuSable High School in 1939, served in the Civilian Conservation Corps for six months, enlisted in the military from 1943 to 1946, and returned to DuSable High School to graduate in 1946. After earning a bachelor degree at Roosevelt University in Chicago and a law degree at Northwestern University in Evanston, Washington enjoyed a career as a practicing attorney before he turned to politics.

Washington’s political career encompassed roles at the municipal, state and national levels of government. He served as Illinois State Representative for the 26th District from 1965 to 1976. He then became Illinois State Senator for the 26th District from 1976 to 1980. Washington ran for mayor of Chicago in 1977, but lost. In 1980, he became a U.S. Congressman for the 1st District and served in that post until 1983. Washington again ran for mayor in 1983, winning the Democratic primary election in February of that year and the general election in April. He was inaugurated on April 29, 1983 and was re-elected in 1987. Harold Washington died at 1:36 PM on November 25, 1987 of a cardiac arrest, just a few months into his second term as mayor. He is buried in Chicago’s Oak Woods Cemetery.

Scope and Contents

Central Files Records primarily contain correspondence received by the Mayor’s Office, and a small amount of reports and publications. Much of the correspondence was sent by Chicagoans asking for help and, as such, are closed for privacy reasons. There is one small box of files that relate to Harold Washington directly (box 36) which includes a program from his graduation from Roosevelt College in 1949, notification of the reinstatement of his law license in 1976 and handwritten notes taken by the Mayor. The collection also has the files of Harold Washington’s Executive Secretary, Dolores Woods. Woods maintained these files as they often contained information that the Mayor would consult frequently or wanted to keep near for reference. Records include correspondence, memoranda, reports, research files and studies.

Arrangement

Central Files Records are arranged in four series:

  • Series 1: Routed Correspondence (Case Files), CLOSED, 1985-1987
  • Series 2: Papers of Harold Washington, 1949-1987, undated
  • Series 3: Files of Dolores Woods, 1974-1987 (bulk dates 1983-1987)
  • Series 4: Reports and Publications, 1971-1987 (bulk dates 1983-1987)

Related Collections

  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Mayoral Campaign Records
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Pre-Mayoral Photograph Collection
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Illinois State Representative Records
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Illinois State Senatorial Records
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, U.S. Congressional Records
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Asian American Advisory Committee Records
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Chief of Staff Records
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, City Council Proceedings Records
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Community Services Sub-Cabinet Records
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Development Sub-Cabinet Records
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Finance and Administration Sub-Cabinet Records
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Infrastructure Sub-Cabinet Records
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Legislative Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs Records
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Office Manager/Supervisor of Clerical Staff Records
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Press Office Photographs
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Press Office Records
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Public Safety/Regulatory Sub-Cabinet Records
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Real Estate Review Committee Records
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Videocassette Collection
  • Harold Washington Archives & Collections, Political Education Project Records
  • Eugene Sawyer Mayoral Records
  • Steve Askin Papers

Subject Headings

  • Washington, Harold, 1922-1987
  • Washington, Harold, 1922-1987-- Archives.
  • Woods, Dolores Tucker
  • Chicago (Ill.) -- Politics and Government – 1951-
  • Records (Documents)
  • Business correspondence
  • Budgets

Collection Inventory

Series 1: Routed Correspondence (Case files), CLOSED, 1985-1987

Scope and Contents

Routed Correspondence files are housed in 35 records center cartons (35 boxes) equaling 52½ linear feet. This correspondence includes mail that became part of the Central Filing System created by Office Manager, Ella Richmond, in 1984. This includes material to and from the Mayor, chief of staff, agency liaisons, city departments, and general files. The majority of the correspondents wrote asking for help with personal matters and, as such, the letters are closed to respect individuals’ privacy rights. At the end of each year, each office division would route incoming correspondence with a copy of the response to the File Clerk. Files would be sorted, processed, and classified by filing reference and held for records management purposes in a secondary filing system.

Arrangement

Files are arranged by year, then alphabetically.

Box 1 Folders 1-77 Case files, closed 1985
Box 2 Folders 1-58 Case files, closed 1985
Box 3 Folders 1-60 Case files, closed 1985
Box 4 Folders 1-72 Case files, closed 1985
Box 5 Folders 1-69 Case files, closed 1985
Box 6 Folders 1-60 Case files, closed 1985
Box 7 Folders 1-64 Case files, closed 1985
Box 8 Folders 1-55 Case files, closed 1985
Box 9 Folders 1-55 Case files, closed 1985
Box 10 Folders 1-65 Case files, closed 1986
Box 11 Folders 1-47 Case files, closed 1986
Box 12 Folders 1-59 Case files, closed 1986
Box 13 Folders 1-69 Case files, closed 1986
Box 14 Folders 1-48 Case files, closed 1986
Box 15 Folders 1-50 Case files, closed 1986
Box 16 Folders 1-45 Case files, closed 1986
Box 17 Folders 1-57 Case files, closed 1986
Box 18 Folders 1-56 Case files, closed 1986
Box 19 Folders 1-37 Case files, closed 1986
Box 20 Folders 1-63 Case files, closed 1986
Box 21 Folders 1-72 Case files, closed 1986
Box 22 Folders 1-71 Case files, closed 1986
Box 23 Folders 1-34 Case files, closed 1986
Box 24 Folders 1-51 Case files, closed 1987
Box 25 Folders 1-51 Case files, closed 1987
Box 26 Folders 1-49 Case files, closed 1987
Box 27 Folders 1-71 Case files, closed 1987
Box 28 Folders 1-76 Case files, closed 1987
Box 29 Folders 1-83 Case files, closed 1987
Box 30 Folders 1-66 Case files, closed 1987
Box 31 Folders 1-61 Case files, closed 1987
Box 32 Folders 1-60 Case files, closed 1987
Box 33 Folders 1-53 Case files, closed 1987
Box 34 Folders 1-75 Case files, closed 1987
Box 35 Folders 1-53 Case files, closed 1987

Series 2: Papers of Harold Washington, 1949-1987, undated

Scope and Contents

Papers of Harold Washington are housed in one document case (one box) equaling ½ linear foot. These papers contain a mix of items, including Harold Washington’s graduation program from Roosevelt College; the reinstatement of his law license; and correspondence, files, and notes written to or by Harold Washington.

Arrangement

Files are arranged chronologically.

Box 36 Folder 1 Roosevelt College, Graduation Program [Harold Washington Class President and Master of Ceremonies] 1949 August 14
Box 36 Folder 2 Pension, [Illinois] General Assembly Retirement System 1973
Box 36 Folder 3 Social Security Earnings 1974
Box 36 Folder 4 Law License, Reinstatement of 1976
Box 36 Folder 5 Business cards [34] circa 1980
Box 36 Folder 6 Correspondence 1980
Box 36 Folder 7 Handwritten notes of Harold Washington 1980
Box 36 Folder 8 Messages to Harold Washington 1980
Box 36 Folder 9 Messages to Harold Washington 1980
Box 36 Folder 10 Messages (telephone) to Harold Washington 1980
Box 36 Folder 11 Messages (telephone) to Harold Washington 1980
Box 36 Folder 12 Scheduled events for Harold Washington 1980
Box 36 Folder 13 Messages to Harold Washington 1983
Box 36 Folder 14 Handwritten notes of Harold Washington 1987
Box 36 Folder 15 Poetry by Herman Brooks [11 poems] undated

Series 3: Files of Dolores Woods, 1974-1987

Scope and Contents

The Files of Dolores Woods are housed in 11 document cases (11 boxes) equaling 5 ½ linear feet. These files were especially important to Delores Woods, Executive Secretary to Harold Washington, as they often contained information that the Mayor would have to consult or wanted to keep near for reference. This series contains a few early files from 1974, 1981 and 1982.

Arrangement

Files are arranged alphabetically then chronologically where appropriate.

Box 37 Folder 1 Archdiocese of Chicago 1984-1985
Box 37 Folder 2 Bud Billiken Parade 1987
Box 37 Folder 3 Budget 1984
Box 37 Folder 4 Byrne, Jane 1987
Box 37 Folder 5 Central Filing System 1984
Box 37 Folder 6 Chicago Development Plan 1984
Box 37 Folder 7 Chicago Unity Reception Tickets 1987
Box 37 Folder 8 Chicago Urban League 1987
Box 37 Folder 9 Chicago Urban League Annual Report 1981
Box 37 Folder 10 Community Development 1984
Box 37 Folder 11 Contreras, Ricardo 1984
Box 37 Folder 12 Correspondence 1983
Box 37 Folder 13 Correspondence. Correspondents include Bernard Epton, Marlene Carter, Dorothy Tillman. Also from Chicago Cubs regarding installing lights for night games at Wrigley Field 1986-1987
Box 37 Folder 14 Crime Intervention Network (CIN) 1985
Box 37 Folder 15 Crime Intervention Network (CIN) Ward Listing 1985
Box 37 Folder 16 Development Plan, Announcement 1 1984
Box 37 Folder 17 Development Plan, Announcement 2 1984
Box 37 Folder 18 Development Plan, Announcement 3 1984
Box 37 Folder 19 Development Plan, Announcement 4 1984
Box 37 Folder 20 Economic Development 1984
Box 37 Folder 21 Education Summit 1987
Box 37 Folder 22 Employment and Training 1984
Box 37 Folder 23 Englewood Community Health Center 1984
Box 37 Folder 24 Executive Budget Report Supplement 1985
Box 37 Folder 25 F (General) 1983-1985
Box 38 Folder 1 Faleure, Duke undated
Box 38 Folder 2 Fair Return Campaign, petition to Congress (1 of 4) 1986
Box 38 Folder 3 Fair Return Campaign, petition to Congress (2 of 4) 1986
Box 38 Folder 4 Fair Return Campaign, petition to Congress (3 of 4) 1986
Box 38 Folder 5 Fair Return Campaign, petition to Congress (4 of 4) 1986
Box 38 Folder 6 Farm Workers, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, protest of the Campbell Soup Company 1983
Box 38 Folder 7 Fine Arts 1983
Box 38 Folder 8 Finance Department/Comptroller (1 of 3) 1982-1985
Box 38 Folder 9 Finance Department/Comptroller (2 of 3) 1982-1985
Box 38 Folder 10 Finance Department/Comptroller (3 of 3) 1982-1985
Box 39 Folder 1 Financial Planning Committee 1985
Box 39 Folder 2 Fire Department 1984-1985
Box 39 Folder 3 Forestry Department 1985
Box 39 Folder 4 Fuller, H. L. (President, Standard Oil), Mayor’s Office of Employment and Training, Hire the Future 1985
Box 39 Folder 5 G (General) 1982-1985
Box 39 Folder 6 G (General). Correspondents include Brenetta Howell Barrett, Globetrotters Engineering Corporation. 1984-1985
Box 39 Folder 7 General File Index 1984
Box 39 Folder 8 General Obligation Bond Brochure 1985
Box 39 Folder 9 Geocaris, Angelo 1983-1984
Box 39 Folder 10 Gifts 1983
Box 39 Folder 11 Glover, Kenneth E. 1984
Box 39 Folder 12 Goldman, Mike 1987
Box 39 Folder 13 Graphics 1983
Box 39 Folder 14 Grassroots Commission Circa 1983
Box 39 Folder 15 Greater State Street Council 1984-1985
Box 39 Folder 16 Green, Barbara Jones 1985
Box 39 Folder 17 Guest Lists (1 of 2) 1983-1984
Box 39 Folder 18 Guest Lists (2 of 2) 1983-1984
Box 39 Folder 19 Gutiérrez, Luis 1985
Box 40 Folder 1 H (General) 1984-1985
Box 40 Folder 2 Harris, John 1984
Box 40 Folder 3 Hayes, Charles. Topics include the Housing Development Program, Chicago Board of Health reorganization plan and legal action taken by minority contractors against the State of Illinois. 1983-1984
Box 40 Folder 4 Health Department General Correspondence (1 of 4) 1983-1985
Box 40 Folder 5 Health Department General Correspondence (2 of 4) 1983-1985
Box 40 Folder 6 Health Department General Correspondence (3 of 4) 1983-1985
Box 40 Folder 7 Health Department General Correspondence (4 of 4) 1983-1985
Box 40 Folder 8 Health Systems 1984
Box 40 Folder 9 Health Systems Plan, HMO 1984
Box 40 Folder 10 Health Systems Plan, Summary 1984-1987
Box 40 Folder 11 Heliport/Helistop Task Force circa 1985
Box 40 Folder 12 Henry, William (Alderman Committeeman) 1984
Box 41 Folder 1 Heritage Ball 1984
Box 41 Folder 2 Hicks, Odell 1985
Box 41 Folder 3 Hispanic protests 1984
Box 41 Folder 4 Hodes, Scott 1984
Box 41 Folder 5 Hodes, Scott 1984-1985
Box 41 Folder 6 Holewinski, Michael 1983-1985
Box 41 Folder 7 Homeless People, Mental Health Association of Greater Chicago, Annual Report 1984
Box 41 Folder 8 Housing, Bi-Weekly Report 1984
Box 41 Folder 9 Housing, Department of (1 of 4) 1984-1985
Box 41 Folder 10 Housing, Department of (2 of 4) 1984-1985
Box 41 Folder 11 Housing, Department of (3 of 4) 1984-1985
Box 41 Folder 12 Housing, Department of (4 of 4) 1984-1985
Box 41 Folder 13 Housing, Department of, Grant, Kenneth 1983-1984
Box 41 Folder 14 Housing, Department of, Housing Abandonment Task Force 1984
Box 42 Folder 1 Human Relations 1984-1986
Box 42 Folder 2 Human Services (1 of 2) 1983-1985
Box 42 Folder 3 Human Services (2 of 2) 1983-1985
Box 42 Folder 4 Hunter, Charles (1 of 2) 1984-1985
Box 42 Folder 5 Hunter, Charles (2 of 2) 1984-1985
Box 42 Folder 6 Hutchison, Perry (Alderman) 1983-1984
Box 42 Folder 7 Hynes, Thomas C. 1986
Box 42 Folder 8 Illinois Catholic Conference 1984
Box 42 Folder 9 Illinois Restaurant Association 1984
Box 42 Folder 10 Immigration Press Conference 1987
Box 42 Folder 11 Lawndale Conservation Area 1982
Box 42 Folder 12 Legislation Update 1987
Box 42 Folder 13 Letterhead undated
Box 42 Folder 14 Liaison Meeting Schedule 1987
Box 42 Folder 15 Metropolitan Fair and Exposition Board Recommendations 1984
Box 42 Folder 16 Minority Concerns, Testimony 1984
Box 43 Folder 1 NAACP 1982
Box 43 Folder 2 News Release IR-1405, Internal Revenue Service ruling on tax return filings by local political and campaign committees 1974
Box 43 Folder 2a O’Brien, Pamela 1984
Box 43 Folder 3 Primary Election 1984
Box 43 Folder 4 Primary Election Results 1984
Box 43 Folder 5 Public Building Commission of Chicago 1987
Box 43 Folder 6 Public Works, Department of 1987
Box 43 Folder 7 Purchasing 1987
Box 43 Folder 8 PUSH-EXCEL, Push for Excellence Program 1981
Box 43 Folder 9 Quinn, Patrick 1987
Box 43 Folder 10 R (General) 1987
Box 43 Folder 11 Resumes 1987
Box 43 Folder 12 Reyes, Ben 1987
Box 43 Folder 13 Robinson, Renault 1987
Box 43 Folder 14 Rostenkowski, Dan (Congressman) 1987
Box 43 Folder 15 S (General) 1987
Box 43 Folder 16 Scheduling 1986-1987
Box 43 Folder 17 Scheduling 1987
Box 43 Folder 18 Second Term, Cantor, David S. 1987
Box 43 Folder 19 Sharing It Festival 1987
Box 43 Folder 20 Simon, Paul (Senator of IL) 1987
Box 44 Folder 9 Sive-Tomashefsky, Rebecca 1984-1985
Box 43 Folder 21 Skipton, Mary S. (Acting Purchasing Agent) 1987
Box 43 Folder 22 Special Events 1986-1987
Box 43 Folder 23 Speeches and Remarks 1984
Box 43 Folder 24 Stadium Review Committee 1987
Box 43 Folder 24a Steele, Leah 1986
Box 43 Folder 25 Stone, Bernard L (Alderman) 1987
Box 43 Folder 26 Stowe, Pamela 1987
Box 43 Folder 27 Streeter, Allan (Alderman) 1986
Box 43 Folder 28 Streets and Sanitation 1986-1987
Box 43 Folder 29 Sullivan, Thomas P., proposal for reform, includes a letter from Edward Vrdolyak 1987
Box 44 Folder 1 T (General), includes Apparel Industry Task Force 1984-1985
Box 44 Folder 2 T (General), includes James R. Thompson (Governor) 1984-1985
Box 44 Folder 3 T (General) 1986-1987
Box 44 Folder 4 Third Ward 1983
Box 44 Folder 5 Thompson, James R. (Governor) 1983-1984
Box 44 Folder 6 Thompson, James R. (Governor) 1986-1987
Box 44 Folder 7 Tillman, Dorothy (Alderman) 1984-1985
Box 44 Folder 8 Tillman, Dorothy (Alderman) 1987
Box 44 Folder 9 Tomashefsky, Rebecca Sive- 1984-1985
Box 44 Folder 10 Tourism Council 1984
Box 44 Folder 11 Transition 1987
Box 44 Folder 12 Transition Committee 1983-1984
Box 44 Folder 13 Travel 1982-1984
Box 44 Folder 14 Travel Expense Synopsis 1985
Box 44 Folder 15 Treasurer, Office of Cook County 1983-1984
Box 44 Folder 16 Tregay, Alice 1984
Box 44 Folder 17 U (General) 1984-1985
Box 44 Folder 18 U (General) 1987
Box 44 Folder 19 Unions 1987
Box 44 Folder 20 United Airlines 1984
Box 44 Folder 21 United States Conference of Mayors 1983-1985
Box 44 Folder 22 United States Conference of Mayors 1986-1987
Box 44 Folder 23 United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of Census 1987
Box 44 Folder 24 United States Department of Housing and Urban Development 1987
Box 44 Folder 25 United States Department of Labor 1984
Box 44 Folder 26 United States Department of State 1987
Box 44 Folder 27 United States House of Representatives 1983-1984
Box 45 Folder 1 United States House of Representatives 1984-1985
Box 45 Folder 2 United States Postal Service 1984
Box 45 Folder 3 United States Senate 1983-1985
Box 45 Folder 4 United Way 1983-1985
Box 45 Folder 5 V (General) 1984-1985
Box 45 Folder 6 Volini, Marion K. (Alderman) 1984
Box 45 Folder 7 Volunteers 1983-1984
Box 45 Folder 8 W (General), includes Lake Shore Drive Acceleration Ramps, Alternate Submission; Waste Management, Options for Chicago, draft; World’s Conference on Women 1984-1985
Box 45 Folder 9 W (General), includes Harry Weese & Associates, Small Boat Harbors in Chicago and Cultural Development; Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Women’s Affairs; Waste Management; League of Black Women 1985
Box 45 Folder 10 W (General) 1987
Box 45 Folder 11 Walls, William 1983-1985
Box 45 Folder 12 Walls, William, includes note from Margaret Burroughs 1984-1985
Box 45 Folder 13 Ward Mapping 1984
Box 45 Folder 14 Ward Tours 1984
Box 46 Folder 1 Ware, William 1984
Box 46 Folder 2 Washington, DC (Office of the Mayor) 1987
Box 46 Folder 3 Washington, Doreathear 1984
Box 46 Folder 4 Washington Papers undated
Box 46 Folder 5 Water, Department of 1983-1985
Box 46 Folder 6 Water, Department of 1987
Box 46 Folder 7 Weston, Archie, Tech-Form Inc. 1983
Box 46 Folder 8 White Sox 1983
Box 46 Folder 9 World’s Fair 1992 1982-1984
Box 46 Folder 10 World’s Fair 1992 1983-1985
Box 46 Folder 11 World’s Fair 1992 1984
Box 46 Folder 12 World’s Fair 1992 1984
Box 46 Folder 13 World’s Fair 1992 1987
Box 46 Folder 14 World’s Fair 1992 Advisory Committee 1983
Box 46 Folder 15 World’s Fair 1992 Affirmative Action Policy and Plan 1984
Box 46 Folder 16 World’s Fair 1992 Site Boundary Plan 1984
Box 46 Folder 17 World’s Fair 1992 Task Force 1984
Box 47 Folder 1 XYZ (General) 1983-1984
Box 47 Folder 2 XYZ (General) 1984-1985
Box 47 Folder 3 XYZ (General) 1987
Box 55 Folder 1 Yasushi Oshima, City of Osaka, Japan, correspondence 1985-1986
Box 47 Folder 4 Yates, Sidney (Congressman) 1984
Box 47 Folder 5 Yates, Sidney (Congressman) 1987
Box 47 Folder 6 Year End Reports 1984
Box 47 Folder 7 Year X Community Development Block Grant Program 1984
Box 47 Folder 8 Young, Tom vs. Jerry Washington et al 1984
Box 47 Folder 9 Zoning 1983-1985
Box 47 Folder 10 Zoning, Department of 1987

Series 4: Reports and Publications, 1971-1987

Scope and Contents

Reports and Publications are housed in seven document cases (seven boxes) equaling 3 ½ linear feet. Reports and publications were either generated by the Mayor’s Office or City of Chicago Departments, or sent to the Mayor’s Office outlining special concerns or issues.

Arrangement

Files are arranged by the following broad subjects: Budget; Business; Development; Education; Events; Fire Department; General; Health; Housing: Labor; Management; Police Department; and Transportation. Files are then arranged alphabetically within.

Box 48 Folder 1 Budget, Annual Appropriation Ordinance for the Year 1985, Substitute Amendment 1984
Box 48 Folder 2 Budget, Budget Recommendations, 1984, City of Chicago 1983
Box 48 Folder 3 Budget, Combined Financial Statements for Year Ended December 31, 1983, by Coopers & Lybrand 1984
Box 48 Folder 4 Budget, Department of Public Works, Capital Program Status Report, 1983, 1 of 4 1983
Box 48 Folder 5 Budget, Department of Public Works, Capital Program Status Report, 1983, 2 of 4 1983
Box 48 Folder 6 Budget, Department of Public Works, Capital Program Status Report, 1983, 3 of 4 1983
Box 48 Folder 7 Budget, Department of Public Works, Capital Program Status Report, 1983, 4 of 4 1983
Box 48 Folder 8 Budget, President Reagan’s Proposed 1987 Budget Impact on Chicago 1986
Box 49 Folder 1 Budget, Working Together, Chicago Federal Agenda, Legislative and Budgetary Issues, 1985 1985
Box 49 Folder 2 Business, City of Chicago, Directory of Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Minority Business Enterprises, and Women Business Enterprises 1986 January 1
Box 49 Folder 3 Business, City of Chicago, Directory of Certified Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, Minority Business Enterprises, and Women Business Enterprises 1987 January
Box 49 Folder 5 Development, Boulevard Restoration, A Catalyst for Neighborhood Revitalization 1986
Box 49 Folder 6 Development, Chicago Cultural Plan undated
Box 49 Folder 7 Development, Chicago Intervention Network, Listing of Grant Applications 1985
Box 49 Folder 8 Development, Chicago Intervention Network Program, Draft 1985 May
Box 55 Folder 2 Development, Chicago Park District Reorganization Phase I 1986
Box 49 Folder 9 Development, Community Development Block Grant Program, Year X, Proposed Statement 1984
Box 49 Folder 10 Development, Community Development Block Grant Program, Year X, Final Statement 1984
Box 49 Folder 11 Development, Community Development Block Grant Program, Year XI 1985
Box 49 Folder 12 Development, Community Development Block Grant Program Year XIII, Final Statement 1987
Box 49 Folder 13 Development, Community Development Block Grant Program Year XIII, Proposed Statement 1987
Box 50 Folder 1 Development, Eug-Wel Urban Development Corporation 1985
Box 50 Folder 2 Development, Everybody’s Business, A Response to the Report of a Financial Planning Committee for the City of Chicago, prepared for the Chicago Federation of Labor, by Spenser Staton 1987 February 20
Box 49 Folder 4 Development, In the Interest of Fairness and Parity: An Affirmative Action Program for Chicago, by the First Congressional District Housing Task Force circa 1984
Box 50 Folder 3 Development, Landmarks Preservation Council of Illinois, Annual Report 1986
Box 50 Folder 4 Development, Financial Plan for Fiscal Years 1986-1987, 1987-1988, 1988-1989, Metropolitan Fair and Exposition Authority, McCormick Place 1985
Box 50 Folder 5 Development, McCormick Place Expansion Program 1986
Box 50 Folder 6 Development, Municipal Agenda for Build Illinois, The Chicago Initiative, Working Together 1985
Box 55 Folder 3 Development, Navy Pier, The Pier, Redevelopment of Navy Pier, The Pier Group 1984
Box 50 Folder 7 Development, Navy Pier Task Force Final Report, Window on the Future 1985
Box 55 Folder 4 Development, Protocol, A Pictorial History of Hospitality undated
Box 50 Folder 8 Development, Rebuilding Chicago’s Neighborhoods, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago 1986
Box 50 Folder 9 Education, Chicago School Finance Authority, Sixth Report 1985
Box 50 Folder 10 Education, Chicago Public Schools Program Budget, Fiscal Year 1986 1985 June
Box 50 Folder 11 Education, City Colleges of Chicago, 1983-1984 Annual Budget circa 1983
Box 50 Folder 12 Education, City Colleges of Chicago, 1984-1985 Annual Budget circa 1984
Box 51 Folder 1 Education, City Colleges of Chicago, 1987-1988 Annual Budget circa 1987
Box 51 Folder 2 Education, Getting It All Together, Youth Services Department of the Sheriff of Cook County 1982-1983
Box 51 Folder 3 Education, Reading: Top Priority, Elementary and Secondary Education Act (1 of 3) 1978
Box 51 Folder 4 Education, Reading: Top Priority, Elementary and Secondary Education Act (2 of 3) 1978
Box 51 Folder 5 Education, Reading: Top Priority, Elementary and Secondary Education Act (3 of 3) 1978
Box 52 Folder 1 Events, Bud Light United States Triathlon Series, by Jenner & Block 1987
Box 52 Folder 2 Events, Capital Investments and the 1992 Chicago World’s Fair, by Chicago 1992 Committee 1984 September
Box 52 Folder 3 Events, Chicago World’s Fair, 1992: A Progress Report 1981
Box 52 Folder 4 Events, Chicago World’s Fair, 1992, Site Configuration Alternatives 1984
Box 52 Folder 5 Events, Chicago World’s Fair Advisory Committee, Executive Summary 1983 October
Box 52 Folder 6 Fire Department, Chicago Fire Department, Agenda 1984
Box 52 Folder 7 Fire Department, Chicago Fire Department, Consolidated Annual Reports circa 1984
Box 52 Folder 8 Fire Department, Department of Fire, Annual Report 1984
Box 52 Folder 9 General, Black Politician, A Quarterly Journal of Current Political Thought 1971 April
Box 52 Folder 10 General, Black Politician, A Quarterly Journal of Current Political Thought 1971 July
Box 52 Folder 11 General, Cable Television Franchise Agreement 1985
Box 52 Folder 12 General, Chicago Die Stadt Ihrer Wahl Fur Handel und Gewerbe [German language] undated
Box 52 Folder 13 General, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, International Dimensions 1985 September 25-28
Box 53 Folder 1 General, Directory of City Policy Officials 1985
Box 53 Folder 2 General, “Relax Magazine” [Polish language] 1987 February
Box 53 Folder 3 Health, Head Start Dental Program, Proposal circa 1983
Box 53 Folder 4 Health, The Labor-Management Guide to Health Care Cost Containment undated
Box 53 Folder 5 Health, Municipal Health Agenda, 1987 The Year of Health 1987
Box 53 Folder 6 Health, Teenage Pregnancy and Teenage Parenthood in Illinois circa 1984
Box 53 Folder 7 Health, Seventh National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect, Reaching for the Rainbow 1985
Box 53 Folder 8 Housing, Chicago Housing Authority, Initiatives and Program Recommendations 1986
Box 53 Folder 9 Housing, Conservation Community Councils, Nominating Process, Department of Housing 1984
Box 53 Folder 10 Housing, Homelessness in America’s Cities, Ten Case Studies 1984 June
Box 53 Folder 11 Housing, Recommendations of the Personnel Practices Task Force of the Transition Oversight Committee 1983 August 24
Box 53 Folder 12 Labor, Classification and Pay Plan, Salary Resolutions, Department of Personnel 1983
Box 53 Folder 13 Labor, Job Training Partnership Act, Training Plan 1984-1985
Box 53 Folder 14 Labor, Local Job Training Plan, Guidelines,’86 1985
Box 53 Folder 15 Management, Law Department, Annual Report 1984
Box 54 Folder 1 Management, Platform for the Future: Harold Washington’s Vision for Chicago 1987
Box 54 Folder 2 Management, Private Sector Resource Council, Loaned Executives Report on 1985 Activities 1986 April
Box 54 Folder 3 Management, State of the Region: Policy Issues and Options for the Chicago Metropolitan Area, Final Report of the Regional Agenda Project 1987 January
Box 54 Folder 4 Police Department, Chicago Police Department, 1984 Annual Compliance Audit, First Amendment Audit 85-5 1984 April 2
Box 54 Folder 5 Police Department, Chicago Police Department, 1986 Annual Compliance Audit, First Amendment Audit 87-1 1987 June 29
Box 54 Folder 6 Police Department, Chicago Police Department, 1986 Budget Request 1985
Box 54 Folder 7 Police Department, Chicago Police Department, 1986 Budget Request [2nd copy] 1985
Box 54 Folder 8 Police Department, Office of the Public Complaints Commissioner and the Police Complaints Board, 2nd Annual Report 1983
Box 51 Folder 6 Racial issues, Four Decades of Concern, the Martin Luther King Jr. Center 1986 August 1
Box 51 Folder 7 Racial issues, Gangs by William Rectenwald, Nathaniel Sheppard Jr 1984
Box 51 Folder 8 Racial issues, Operation PUSH, 14th Annual National Conference 1985
Box 51 Folder 9 Racial issues, Reducing Ethnic and Racial Tensions in Chicago 1987
Box 54 Folder 9 Transportation, Chicago Transit Authority [CTA] Moving Toward the Future 1987 April
Box 54 Folder 10 Transportation, Five Year Transit Program, Fiscal Years 1981-1985, Regional Transportation Authority [RTA] 1980
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