Harold Washington Archives & Collections. Videocassette Collection

Dates: 1969-1987, Bulk dates 1986-1987
Size: 342 tapes
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number H00050
Provenance: The records were acquired by the Chicago Public Library after Harold Washington’s death.
Access: No restrictions. Researchers, please request this material 24 hours in advance of use. Most tapes are VHS format, but some are BETA or other formats. The non-VHS tapes can be converted for research use in the Reading Room. To use the tapes for other purposes, patrons need to contact the copyright holder because copyright is not held by the Library in most cases.
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Harold Washington Collections & Archives: Videocassette Collection, [Tape #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library
Processed by: Chicago Public Library archivists in August 2006.

Historical Note

During Harold Washington’s political career, a videocassette collection was maintained. These tapes give researchers a glimpse of issues of the day – in many cases, literally of the day, as news programs were regularly recorded. The project was dynamic and ongoing – some tapes were saved, while others were recorded over with new material.

Biographical Note

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, IL. 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.

Arrangement/Series Description

The tapes are grouped into 10 series. Most tapes are organized chronologically; tapes without a date are listed at the end of the series. Generally, the “date” appears to be the broadcast date.
This list is based on labels on the tapes. Some tapes were fully labeled, others were not. Some tapes contain footage not recorded here. Detailed logs that list all segments on a tape are available for tapes with an asterisk (*).

Series 1: Newslogs

News broadcasts aired by Chicago television stations, notably channels 2, 5, 7, 9 and 11, were regularly recorded. For example, a tape will contain news programs from several stations for a selected day. The tapes are organized chronologically.

Series 2: Newslogs by Channel

This series complements the first group of tapes. Here, news broadcasts of a single channel were recorded on one tape. The tapes are organized by channel and then chronologically.

Series 3: Subject News Segments by Channel

These tapes feature a particular subject, such as protesters demonstrating against the demolition of a S.R.O. (single residency occupancy) hotel as reported on Channel 5 on 17 December 1986. Also recorded in this series are news interviews with Mayor Washington; for example, John Calloway’s interview with Mayor Washington on 17 November 1983. The tapes are organized by channel and then chronologically.

Series 4: Departments

The tapes in this series are by or about city departments, such as Consumer Services. The organization is by department and then chronological.

Series 5: Festival/City Events

The tapes in this series are about city events, such as Venetian Night. The organization is by event and then chronological.

Series 6: Campaign

Events surrounding the two mayoral campaigns are featured in this series, such as the 1983 inauguration and news coverage leading up to the 1987 general election. The tapes are organized chronologically.

Series 7: Harold Washington Individual Interviews / Trips / City Council

Recorded here are events such as Mayor Washington’s budget addresses and his visit to Osaka, Japan in 1985. The tapes are organized chronologically. Note: News interviews with the Mayor are in Series 3.

Series 8: Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

This series features PSAs ranging from curfews to non-emergency phone numbers. The tapes are organized alphabetically by title.

Series 9: Congressional

These five tapes appear to be from Harold Washington’s term as Congressman from the 1st District (1981-1983). They are organized chronologically.

Series 10: Miscellaneous

Listed here are subjects ranging from the Chicago Bears Super Bowl win to recruitment for the Vice Lords. The tapes are organized by location (Chicago or non-Chicago) and then chronologically.

Series Summary

Series 1.0 Newslogs [organized chronologically]

Tape Number Year
1.1 1982
1.2 – 1.4 1984
1.5 – 1.33 1985
1.34 – 1.62 1986
1.63 – 1.110 1987
1.111 – 1.118 undated

Series 2.0 Newslogs by Channel [organized by channel, then chronologically]

Tape Numbers Channel
2.1 – 2.12 Channel 2
2.13 – 2.22 Channel 5
2.23 – 2.33 Channel 7

Series 3.0 Subject News Segments by Channel [organized by channel, then chronologically]

Tape Numbers Channel
3.1 – 3.20 Channel 2
3.21 – 3.31 Channel 5
3.32 – 3.34 Channel 7
3.35 – 3.38 Channel 9
3.39 – 3.50 Channel 11
3.51 British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
3.52 BizNet (The American Business Network)
3.53 – 3.57 Multiple Channels

Series 4.0 Departments [organized by Department, then chronologically]

Tape Numbers Department
4.1 – 4.5 Animal Care
4.6 Cable Communication Administration
4.7 – 4.9 Consumer Services
4.10 – 4.13 Graphics Reproduction Center
4.14 – 4.17 Department of Housing
4.18 – 4.23 Sewers
4.24 – 4.30 Streets and Sanitation
4.31 – 4.34 Zoning
4.35 – 4.55 No Department Specified

Series 5.0 Festivals/City Events [organized by festival, then chronologically]

Tape Numbers Event
5.1 Chicago Fest
5.2 City Birthday
5.3 Kid’s Day
5.4 – 5.5 Neighborhood Festivals
5.6 Filipino Fest
5.7 Taste of Chicago
5.8 – 5.9 Venetian Night
5.10 – 5.12 “Old Fests” [Heritage Festivals]
5.13 – 5.16 Other Festivals/Events not specified

Series 6.0 Campaign [organized chronologically]

Tape Numbers Campaign
6.1 – 6.3 1983 Campaign
6.4 – 6.8 1987 Campaign

Series 7.0 Harold Washington Individual Interviews/Trips/City Council [organized chronologically], tape numbers 7.1-7.12

 Tape Numbers Topic
7.1-7.12 Individual Interviews/Trips/City Council

Series 8.0 Public Service Announcements (PSAs) [organized alphabetically by title], tape numbers 8.1 – 8.14

 Tape Numbers Topic
 8.1-8.14 Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Series 9.0 Congressional [organized chronologically], tape numbers 9.1 – 9.5

 Tape Numbers Topic
 9.1-9.5 Congressional

Series 10.0 Miscellaneous [organized by location, then chronologically]

Tape Numbers Topic
10.1 – 10.11 Chicago related
10.12 – 10.21 Non-Chicago related

Related Materials

Harold Washington, Illinois State Representative Records
Harold Washington, Illinois State Senate Records
Harold Washington, U.S. Congressional Records
Harold Washington, Pre-Mayoral Photograph Collection
Harold Washington, Mayoral Campaign Records
Harold Washington, Asian American Advisory Committee Records
Harold Washington, Central Files Records
Harold Washington, Chief of Staff Records
Harold Washington, City Council Proceedings Records
Harold Washington, Community Services Sub-Cabinet Records
Harold Washington, Development Sub-Cabinet Records
Harold Washington, Finance and Administration Sub-Cabinet Records
Harold Washington, Infrastructure Sub-Cabinet Records
Harold Washington, Legislative Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs Records
Harold Washington, Office Manager/Supervisor of Clerical Staff Records
Harold Washington, Press Office Records
Harold Washington, Public Safety/Regulatory Sub-Cabinet Records
Harold Washington, Real Estate Committee Records
Harold Washington, Schedules and Evaluations Records
Harold Washington, Commemorative Year Archives
Harold Washington, Political Education Project Records

Subject Headings

  • Washington, Harold, 1922-1987 — Archives.
  • Chicago (Ill.) — Politics and Government — 1951- — Sources.
  • Chicago (Ill.) — Politics and Government — 1951- — Press Coverage.
  • Television News Programs.
  • Special Events Television Coverage.

Box Summary

Box 1 Tapes # 1.1 – 1.22
Box 2 Tapes # 1.23 – 1.44
Box 3 Tapes # 1.45 – 1.75
Box 4 Tapes # 1.76 – 1.99
Box 5 Tapes # 1.100 – 1.118
Box 5 Tapes # 2.1 – 2.5
Box 6 Tapes # 2.6 – 2.27
Box 7 Tapes # 2.28 – 2.33
Box 7 Tapes # 3.1 – 3.22
Box 8 Tapes # 3.23 – 3.45
Box 9 Tapes # 3.46 – 3.57
Box 9 Tapes # 4.1 – 4.13
Box 10 Tapes # 4.14 – 4.35
Box 11 Tapes # 4.36 – 4.55
Box 12 Tapes # 5.1 – 5.16
Box 12 Tapes # 6.1 – 6.4
Box 13 Tapes # 6.5 – 6.8
Box 13 Tapes # 7.1 – 7.12
Box 13 Tapes # 8.1 – 8.3
Box 14 Tapes # 8.4 – 8.14
Box 14 Tapes # 9.1 – 9.2
Box 15 Tapes # 9.3 – 9.5
Box 15 Tapes # 10.1 – 10.21

Tape List

Series 1.0 Newslogs

1.1 Date: 4/22-23/82 [22 - 23 April 1982]
Channel:
Old numbers: 159.18
Other remarks: 2/9-10/87 and 3/30-31/87
1.2* Date: 30 October 1984 – 15 November 1984
Channel:
Old numbers: 153.19; # 1
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 1
1.3* Date: 16 November 1984 – 3 December 1984
Channel:
Old numbers: 153.16; # 2
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 2
1.4 Date: 4 December 1984 – 1 January 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 153.23; # 3
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 3
1.5 Date: 2 January 1985 – 24 January 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.1, # 4
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 4
1.6* Date: 8 January 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 161.24
Other remarks: TV News Log; (1985)
1.7* Date: 21 January [1985]
Channel:
Old numbers: 161.27
Other remarks: TV News Log; (1985)
1.8* Date: 25 January 1985 – 4 February 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 153.9; # 5
Other remarks: TV News Log Master # 5
1.9* Date: 4 February 1985 – 18 February 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 153.8; # 5
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 6
1.10* Date: 19 February 1985 – 26 February 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.4; # 7
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 7; post-it “Tape for Morag, HW Interview, start a second before he’s signing at table, talks about his father as a role model, his energy to be mayor, describes himself”
1.11 Date: 26 February 1985 – 17 March 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.6; # 8
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 8
1.12 Date: 18 March 1985 – 25 March 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 153.17; # 9
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 8; post it “Jim Ruddle, 3/18/85 – 4/25/85”
1.13* Date: 18 March 1985 – 20 March 1985; 10 July 1987 – 13 July 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 151.22
Other remarks: WK/N
1.14 Date: 26 April 1985 – 23 May 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 153.6; # 10
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 10
1.15* Date: 24 May 1985 – 20 June 1985
Channel:
Old numbers:153.4; # 11
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 11
1.16 Date: 21 June 1985 – 9 July 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 160.15; # 12
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 12
1.17 Date: 10 July 1985 – 1 August 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: # 080
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 13; note attached by Dan Zamudio, “Morag, This stuff should help you: Tape # 080 Counter – 0000 – start, 1419 HW in Tel Aviv report; 1552 HW meeting with Israel prime minister; 1610 Black Hebrews in Israel; 1650 Story on Israel economic problems, HW with Israel president; 2456 HW in Rome, interview; *2665 HW with Pope Jean Paul II, they talk to each other; 2681 HW visit with Pope, story; 3825 HW returns from trip, at O’Hare discussing Jane Byrne running for mayor. Dan Z.”
1.18 Date: 2 August 1985 – 28 August 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 153.18, # 14
Other remarks: Master News Log # 14
1.19 Date: 28 August 1985 – 25 September 1985
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: # 15; 5
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 15; Channel 5 Tape # 5; 3/25-3/27; 7/25-26; 8/24-26; 1/21-22
1.20 Date: 26 September 1985 – 17 October 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: # 16
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 16; TV News Log; 6/3-4; 8/8; 9/16
1.21 Date: 18 October 1985 – 7 November 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 161.23
Other remarks: Master #17; TV News Log
1.22 Date: 8 November 1985 – 24 November 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 121.22; # 18
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 18
1.23 Date: 25 November 1985 – 12 December 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 153.25; # 20
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 20
1.24 Date: 6 December 1985 – 8 December 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 160.17
Other remarks: TV News Log
1.25 Date: 13 December 1985 – 29 December 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.2; # 21
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 21
1.26* Date: 17 December 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: # 015
Other remarks: TV News Log # 015; (1985?)
1.27 Date: 20 December 1985 – 22 December 1985
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 44, Channel 95
Old numbers: 160.14
Other remarks: TV News Log
1.28 Date: 24 December 1985 – 25 December 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 161.1
Other remarks: TV News Log
1.29* Date: 24 December 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: # 072
Other remarks: TV News Log; (1985)
1.30* Date: 30 December 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 151.2
Other remarks: TV News Log
1.31* Date: 30 December 1985 – 15 January 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 153.7; # 22
Other remarks: Master TV News Log # 22
1.32* Date: 31 December 1985 – 1 January 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 151.17
Other remarks: TV News Log
1.33* Date: undated [1985]
Channel:
Old numbers: 161.28
Other remarks: TV News Log; (1985)
1.34 Date: 8 January 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 160.23
Other remarks: TV News Log
1.35* Date: 10 January 1986 – 12 January 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 150.11
Other remarks: TV News Log
1.36 Date: 13 January 1985
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks: TV News Log
1.37* Date: 17 January 1986 – 20 January 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 161.29
Other remarks: TV News Log; (1986)
1.38* Date: 20 February 1986
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 159.27
Other remarks: Newslog
1.39 Date: 24 February 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 161.2
Other remarks: TV News Log
1.40 Date: 4 April 1986
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 160.11
Other remarks: News Coverage
1.41 Date: Easter 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: # 14
Other remarks: ¾” Dubs; City Shots Logo; Newslog Easter 1986
1.42* Date: 27 May 1986
Channel: WLS TV [Channel 7]
Old numbers: # 024
Other remarks: WLS TV “Terminal Illness”; Part 3 of 3; Various Newscasts. [label on tape says 1987, not 1986]
1.43* Date: 6 June 1986 – 8 June 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: # 073
Other remarks: Summary log tapes; WK-N
1.44 Date: 4 August 1986 – 5 August 1986; 17 September 1986 – 18 September 1986; 5 November 1986 – 6 November 1986
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks: post-it on tape “Gubernatorial and special post election coverage, 11/5-6/87”; 11/5-6/86’ 9/17-18/86
1.45* Date: 1 October 1986
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7
Old numbers: 151.11
Other remarks: News Coverage Video Log for 10/1/86; CH 2, 5 & 7 flood, gasoline tax protest, CTA (Zekman) investigation, mole probe. DUB; Various stories
1.46 Date: 26 October 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: # 24
Other remarks: ¾” Newslog 1986
1.47 Date: 5 November 1986 – 6 November 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 159.22
Other remarks:
1.48 Date: 5 November 1986 – 6 November 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 159.31
Other remarks:
1.49 Date: 11 November 1986 – 13 November 1986
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks:
1.50* Date: 14 November 1986
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7
Old numbers: # 074
Other remarks: Friday 11/14/86; New Coverage; Jane Byrne Ald. Ect.; Ch 2, 5 & 7
1.51* Date: 3 December 1986
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7
Old numbers: 156.30
Other remarks: Wednesday 12/3/86 News Log Ch 2, 5 & 7
1.52* Date: 5 December 1986 – 7 December 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 157.5
Other remarks: Weekend Log Tape 12/5-6-7/86
1.53* Date: 9 December 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 156.25
Other remarks: Broadcast news coverage log tape, Tuesday 12/9/86
1.54* Date: 12 December 1986
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: 156.33
Other remarks: Broadcast news coverage log tape, Wednesday 12/10/86; CH 2, 5, 7, & 9
1.55* Date: 15 December 1986
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: # 075
Other remarks: Broadcast news coverage log tape, Monday 12/15/86; CH 2, 5, 7 & 9
1.56 Date: 16 December 1986
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: 156.17
Other remarks: Broadcast news 12/16/86; CH 2, 5, 7, 9
1.57* Date: 22 December 1986
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: 156.26
Other remarks: Broadcast news coverage log tape, Monday 12/22/86; CH 2, 5, 7, 9 Preempted
1.58* Date: 23 December 1986
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: 156.14
Other remarks: Broadcast news coverage log tape, Tuesday 12/23/86; CH 2, 5, 7, 9 Preempted
1.59* Date: 24 December 1986
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: # 071
Other remarks: Broadcast news coverage log tape, Wednesday 12/24/86; CH 2, 5, 7, 9
1.60* Date: 30 December 1986
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: # 076
Other remarks: Broadcast news coverage log tape, Tuesday 12/30/86; CH 2, 5, 7, 9
1.61* Date: undated [1986]
Channel:
Old numbers: # 036
Other remarks: Newslog 1986?
1.62* Date: undated [1986]
Channel:
Old numbers: # 058
Other remarks: Newslog 1986
1.63 Date: 2 January 1987 – 4 January 1987
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: # 077
Other remarks: Broadcast News Coverage Log Tape, Fri, Sat, Sun 1/2-3-4/87; CH2, 5, 7 & 9
1.64* Date: 12 January 1987
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: # 078
Other remarks: Broadcast News Coverage Log Tape, Monday 1/12/87; CH 2, 5, 7 & 9
1.65* Date: 13 January 1987
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 9
Old numbers: # 070
Other remarks: Broadcast News Coverage Log Tape, Tuesday 1/13/87; CH 2, 5 & 9
1.66 Date: 14 January 1987
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers:
Other remarks: Broadcast News Coverage Log Tape, Wednesday 1/14/87; CH 2, 5, 7 & 9
1.67* Date: 15 January 1987
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7 & Channel 9
Old numbers: # 079
Other remarks: Broadcast News Coverage Log Tape, Thursday 1/15/87; CH 2, 5, 7 & 9
1.68* Date: 22 January 1987
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: 156.1
Other remarks: Broadcast News Coverage Log Tape, Thursday 1/22/87; CH 2, 5, 7 & 9
1.69 Date: 2 February 1987 – 5 February 1987
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks: 8/6-7/86; WKN 12/26-27-28/96; 10/20-21/86; 1/30-31-2/1/87
1.70* Date: 5 February 1987
Channel: Channel 5, Channel 7
Old numbers: # 068
Other remarks: Broadcast News Coverage Log Tape, Thursday Feb 5, 1987; CH 5 & 7
1.71 Date: 9 February 1987
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers:
Other remarks: Broadcast News Coverage Log Tape, Monday Feb 9, 1987; CH 2, 5, 7 & 9
1.72* Date: 9 February 1987
Channel: Channel 7
Old numbers: # 067
Other remarks: Broadcast News Coverage Log Tape, Monday February 9, 1987; CH 7, 6pm & 10pm
1.73* Date: 11 February 1987 – 12 February 1987
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: 156.10
Other remarks: Broadcast News Coverage Log Tape, 2/11-12/87; CH 2, 5, 9 & partially CH 7
1.74* Date: 20 February 1987 – 22 February 1987
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 156.5
Other remarks: Broadcast News Coverage Log Tape, Weekend 2/20-21-22/87; CH 2
1.75* Date: 3 March 1987
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: 157.9
Other remarks: Broadcast News Coverage Log Tape, March 3, 1987; CH 2, 5, 7 & 9
1.76 Date: 6 March 1987 – 8 March 1987
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: 156.28
Other remarks: Broadcast News Coverage Log Tape, Weekend 3/6-3/8/87; CH 2, 5, 7 & 9
1.77* Date: 11 March 1987
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: 155.17
Other remarks: Broadcast News Coverage Log Tape Pt.1, 3/11/87; CH 2, 5, 7 & 9
1.78* Date: 16 March 1987
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7
Old numbers: 151.20
Other remarks: Broadcast News Coverage Log Tape, Monday 3/16/87; CH 2, 5 & 7
1.79* Date: 25 March 1987
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: # 079
Other remarks: Broadcast News Coverage Log Tape, (Pt 1), Wednesday 3/25/87; CH 2, 5, 7 & 9 (CH 7 cont.) on next tape
1.80 Date: 30 March 1987 – 31 March 1987; 22 April 1987 – 23 April 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 159.19
Other remarks: 2/9-10/87
1.81 Date: 30 March 1987 – 31 March 1987; 22 April 1987 – 23 April 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 159.20
Other remarks: 2/9-10/87
1.82 Date: 27 April 1987 – 28 April 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 159.29
Other remarks: WK-N8/1-2-3/86; 12/12-13-14/86; 3/25-26/87; 10/17-18-19/86; 1/26-27/87
1.83* Date: 14 May 1987
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: 156.36
Other remarks: Television News Summary Log Tape, Thursday 5/14/87; CH 2, 5, 7; CH 9 preempted
1.84 Date: 27 May 1987 – 29 May 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 157.15
Other remarks: 7/16-17/86; 7/7-8/87; 3/14-15/88; WK-N
1.85* Date: 6 June 1987; 3 July 1987; 4 July 1987; 5 July 1987; 6 July 1987; 28 March 1988
Channel:
Old numbers: 151.30
Other remarks: WK/N
1.86* Date: 15 June 1987 – 16 June 1987
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: 156.4
Other remarks: TV News Coverage
1.87 Date: 24 June 1987 – 25 June 1987; 30 March 1988 – 1 April 1988
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks: WK/N
1.88 Date: 24 June 1987 – 25 June 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 157.20
Other remarks:
1.89 Date: 5 August 1987 – 6 August 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 156.20
Other remarks: AUX
1.90 Date: 13 October 1987
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9, Channel 32
Old numbers: 156.32
Other remarks: Broadcast News Coverage, Tuesday 10/13/87; CH 9, 2, (5 pre-empted by NL Play Offs); (32 no coverage); C 7
1.91 Date: 12 November 1987 – 13 November 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 157.2
Other remarks:
1.92 Date: 12 November 1987 – 13 November 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 157.1
Other remarks: 10 p.m.
1.93 Date: 12 November 1987 – 12 November 1987
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks:
1.94 Date: 23 November 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 161.16
Other remarks:
1.95 Date: 23 November 1987 – 24 November 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 161.12
Other remarks:
1.96 Date: 23 November 1987 – 24 November 1987
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks: 9/2-3/87; post it “no picture”
1.97 Date: 25 November 1987 – 26 November 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 161.33
Other remarks: 9/9-10/87
1.98* Date: 25 November 1987 – 27 November 1987
Channel: ABC [Channel 7]
Old numbers: # 002
Other remarks: 9/9-10/87; 12 ABC Newscast/Day H.W. Died
1.99 Date: 25 November 1987 – 26 November 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 161.32
Other remarks:
1.100 Date: 7 December 1987 – 8 December 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 157.8
Other remarks: WK/N
1.101* Date: 11 December 1987 – 13 December 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 152.1
Other remarks: WK/N
1.102 Date: 14 December 1987 – 15 December 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 161.4
Other remarks: WK
1.103 Date: 14 December 1987 – 15 December 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 161.5
Other remarks: WK/N
1.104 Date: 14 December 1987 – 15 December 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 161.6
Other remarks: WK/N
1.105 Date: 21 December 1987 – 22 December 1987
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks:
1.106 Date: 21 December 1987 – 22 December 1987
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks:
1.107 Date: 21 December 1987 – 22 December 1987
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks:
1.108 Date: 30 December 1987 – 31 December 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 161.14
Other remarks:
1.109 Date: 30 December 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 161.13
Other remarks:
1.110 Date: 30 December 1987 – 31 December 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 161.15
Other remarks:
1.111* Date: undated
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 156.12
Other remarks: 10/23 Channel 5 News
1.112* Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: 159.28
Other remarks: TV News Log; 2/19; Runs 56:00; Wed
1.113* Date: undated
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5
Old numbers: 160.6
Other remarks: News Chan – 5; Chan – 2
1.114 Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: 160.13
Other remarks: TV News Log 12/18
1.115 Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks: TV News Log 8/14; 8/23-9/8
1.116 Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks: TV News Log 1/17-20
1.117* Date: undated
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: # 033
Other remarks: Newslog 1987; “Channel 2”
1.118* Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: # 069
Other remarks: 1/9 TV News Log

Series 2.0 Newslogs by channel

Channel 2

2.1 Date: 4 – 5 February, 1986
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 160.8
Other remarks: Tape #10; Tu & Wed
2.2 Date: 7 – 9 February, 1986
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 160.3
Other remarks: Tape #10
2.3 Date: 20 March, 1986
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 159.24
Other remarks: Tape #2; Tape #3; 3/19 – 3/20; Walter Jacobson; 9/19 – 20
2.4 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 157.14
Other remarks: Tape #6; 2/28 – 3/3; 8/26 – 8/27; 4/4 – 5/88
2.5 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers:
Other remarks: Tape #1; 9/14 – 9/16; 3/17 – 3/18
2.6 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 159.13
Other remarks: Tape #3; 3/21 – 3/23
2.7 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 159.15
Other remarks: Tape #4; 3/24 – 3/25
2.8 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: #081
Other remarks: Tape #7; Easter Weekend; 8/29 -30
2.9 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers:
Other remarks: Tape #9; 9/3 – 9/4; 3/7 – 3/9
2.10 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers:
Other remarks: Tape #3; Tape #13
2.11 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers:
Other remarks: Tape #14; 3/14 – 3/15 – raw
2.12 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 159.6
Other remarks: Tape #11; 3/12 – 3/13

Channel 5

2.13 Date: 3 – 4 April, 1985
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 160.10
Other remarks: Tape #10; Needs Editing
2.14* Date: 26 March, 1986
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 152.10
Other remarks: Tape #5
2.15 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 159.11
Other remarks: Tape #1; 3/17 – 3/18
2.16 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 159.26
Other remarks: Tape #2; 9/17 – 18; 3/19 – 3/20
2.17 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 159.14
Other remarks: Tape #3; 9/19 – 9/20; 3/21 – 3/23
2.18 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 159.16
Other remarks: Tape #4; 3/24 – 3/25
2.19 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: #027
Other remarks: Tape #7; Easter Weekend; 8/29 – 30
2.20 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 161.20
Other remarks: Tape #10; 3/10 – 3/11
2.21 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 159.8
Other remarks: Tape #11; 3/12 – 3/13
2.22* Date: undated
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: #055
Other remarks: WMAQ – CH 5 / Mary Laney Editorial 6/21/86 [? last numeral ] Kay & Suarez interview of the mayor on “City Desk in Puerto Rico;” Dick Kay’s commentary “Park Dist.”

Channel 7

2.23* Date: [1986]
Channel: Channel 7
Old numbers: #014
Other remarks: Tape #7; Easter Weekend; 8/29 – 30
2.24 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 7
Old numbers:
Other remarks: Channel 7 Weekend Edition “Neighborhood Facelifts”; an undated typed note to Alton Miller from Producer Weekend Edition, Annivar Salgado thanks Miller and Mayor Washington.
2.25 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 7
Old numbers: 159.21
Other remarks: Tape #1; 9/14 – 16; 3/17 – 3/18
2.26 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 7
Old numbers: 159.25
Other remarks: Tape #2; 9/17 – 18; 3/19 – 3/20
2.27 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 7
Old numbers: 159.12
Other remarks: Tape #3; 3/21 – 3/25
2.28 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 7
Old numbers: 159.7
Other remarks: Tape #11; 3/12 – 3/13
2.29 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 7
Old numbers: 159.9
Other remarks: Tape #9; 9/3 – 4; 3/7 – 3/9
2.30 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 7
Old numbers: 161.21
Other remarks: Tape #10; 3/10 – 3/11
2.31 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 7
Old numbers: 160.1
Other remarks: Tape #10; 11/5
2.32 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 7
Old numbers:
Other remarks: Tape #14; 3/14 – 3/16
2.33 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 7
Old numbers:
Other remarks: Tape #4; 9/21 – 23; 3/24 – 3/25

Series 3.0 Subject News Segments by Channel

Channel 2

3.1* Date: 4 May 1986
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 049
Other remarks: Pam Zekman, Investigative Report: Ambulances. Also has date “4/24”
3.2* Date: 7 September 1986
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 156.7
Other remarks: “Newsmakers,” Mike Flannery Int[erview] with H[arold] W[ashington]
3.3* Date: 13 September 1986
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 061
Other remarks: “Common Ground” interview of H[arold] W[ashington] by John Davis
3.4* Date: 5 October 1986
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 152.11
Other remarks: “Newsmakers,” Walter Jacobson and Phil Walters interviews of Jane Byrne
3.5* Date: 13 November 1986
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 013
Other remarks: Pam Zekman report [on] The Housing Hustle
3.6* Date: 3 December 1986
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 056
Other remarks: H[arold] W[ashington], N[ew] Y[ork] Trip re: Housing Equity
3.7* Date: 1 February 1987
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 017
Other remarks: “Newsmakers,” interviews of Mayor Washington by [Walter] Jacobson and [Mike] Flannery
3.8* Date: 11 February 1987
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 066
Other remarks: Special on insurance for the uninsured
3.9 Date: [17 February 1987]
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers:
Other remarks: Laid in is a letter from Ron Kershaw, News Director, to Ernest Barefield about the interview of Harold Washington by Mike Flannery and Gary Weitman. Kershaw apologizes for communication problems.
3.10* Date: 26 May 1987
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 156.13
Other remarks: “First Edition,” guests E[rnest] Barefield, Sampson, P. DeVise re: H[arold] W[ashington] hiring policies
3.11* Date: 29 May 1987
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 006
Other remarks: Donahue interview with Jesse Jackson re: presidency
3.12* Date: 1 June 1987
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 157.4
Other remarks: Comm[issioner] Dr. Lonnie Edwards at International Conference on AIDS in Washington, D.C., with Mike Parker
3.13* Date: 28 September 1987
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 054
Other remarks: “Walter’s Perspective” on the press information line and the school strike
3.14* Date: 29 September 1987
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 156.37
Other remarks: News coverage on Latino hiring
3.15* Date: 29 September 1987
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 155.16
Other remarks: “Walter’s Perspective” rebutting Mayor’s claim in 9/29/87 news conference
3.16* Date: 9 October 1987
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 151.4
Other remarks: “Walter’s Perspective” [on] Mayor’s no response to hiring flap
3.17* Date: 20 – 21 October 1987
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 155.20
Other remarks: “Walter’s Perspective”
3.18* Date: 28 and 31 October 1987
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 151.10
Other remarks: Jim Avila report on Leroy Martin
3.19* Date: [day?] October 1987
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 157.19
Other remarks: “The Last Word” with Mike Sneed, Don Johnson, Aaron Freeman, Joe Capo and others
3.20* Date: undated
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 156.11
Other remarks: “Walter’s Perspective” on the Carole Barefield hiring at the Bd. of Ed [Board of Education]

Channel 5

3.21* Date: 12 June 1986
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 156.9
Other remarks: Peter Karl report on Michael Raymond, mole fiasco
3.22 Date: 24 August 1986
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers:
Other remarks: Dick Kay commentary
3.23 Date: 24 August 1986
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 062
Other remarks: “City Desk” [with] guest, Congressman Lipinski
3.24* Date: 19 October 1986
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 057
Other remarks: Dick Kay’s commentary criticizing the Mayor’s choice of cut backs
3.25* Date: 23 October 1986
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 156.31
Other remarks: Peter Karl, “Sullivan Report”
3.26* Date: 17 December 1986
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 156.22
Other remarks: Demonstration re: proposed S.R.O. [single residency occupancy] hotel demolition
3.27* Date: [day? month?] 1986
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 007
Other remarks: “Eyewitness Forum” [with] Jane Byrne; “City Desk” [with] Ed Vrdolyak
3.28* Date: [day? month?] 1986
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 012
Other remarks: [De Diego Academy playground
3.29* Date: 29 September 1987
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 156.8
Other remarks: Coverage of Tuesday news conference and strike update
3.30 Date: 1 October 1987
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 155.18
Other remarks: Tixon Contract award proposal; Dick Kay
3.31* Date: undated
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 063
Other remarks: Peter Karl report on the communications project

Channel 7

3.32* Date: 4 June 1986
Channel: Channel 7
Old numbers: 065
Other remarks: John Drury report on parking meters
3.33 Date: undated
Event Title: Chicago Theater
Channel: Channel 7
Old numbers: 154.5
Other remarks:
3.34* Date: 28 July 1987
Channel: Channel 7
Old numbers: 151.12
Other remarks: CHA / HUD impasse

Channel 9

3.35 Date: 10 April 1985
Channel: Channel 9
Old numbers:
Other remarks: Joel Weisman commentary about Harold Washington; includes transcript
3.36 Date: 10 April 1985
Channel: Channel 9
Old numbers:
Other remarks: Joel Weisman commentary about Harold Washington; includes transcript. VHS copy made by Cable Communications, May 2006
3.37* Date: 19 February 1986
Channel: Channel 9
Old numbers: 064
Other remarks: Public Works nepotism
3.38 Date: 22 February 1986
Channel: Channel 9
Old numbers: 160.2
Other remarks: Pub Wks [Public Works?]

Channel 11

3.39* Date: 17 November 1983
Channel: Channel 11
Old numbers: 003
Other remarks: Mayor / John Calloway; 30 minute interview
3.40* Date: 15 December 1983
Channel: Channel 11
Old numbers: 026
Other remarks: Vrdolyak; 30 minute interview
3.41* Date: [day? month?] 1984
Channel: Channel 11
Old numbers: 051
Other remarks: “Chicago Tonight”
3.42* Date: [day? month?] 1985
Channel: Channel 11
Old numbers: 155.11
Other remarks: “Chicago Tonight,” Hispanics in Chicago
3.43* Date: 6 – 7 January 1986
Channel: Channel 11
Old numbers: 047
Other remarks: “Crisis on Federal Street” reported by Hodding Carter; an expose on the conditions of the CHA’s Robert Taylor Homes
3.44* Date: 10 January 1986
Channel: Channel 11
Old numbers: 156.23
Other remarks: “Chicago Week in Review”
3.45* Date: 14 May 1986
Channel: Channel 11
Old numbers: 156.27
Other remarks: “Chicago Tonight,” John Calloway interviews Marion Volini and Kotlartz re: tax increase
3.46* Date: 22 September 1986
Channel: Channel 11
Old numbers: 157.3
Other remarks: “Chicago Tonight,” John Callaway interviews Sharon Gilliam
3.47* Date: 14 December 1986
Channel: Channel 11
Old numbers: 160.7
Other remarks: “Chicago Week in Review”
3.48* Date: 26 December 1986
Channel: Channel 11
Old numbers: 156.6
Other remarks: “Chicago Week in Review”
3.49* Date: 18 February 1987
Channel: Channel 11
Old numbers: 045
Other remarks: “Chicago Tonight Special,” The Candidate Game with J[ohn] Callaway and B[ruce] Dumont; Pt. 1
3.50* Date: 23 March 1987
Channel: Channel 11
Old numbers: 156.29
Other remarks: “Chicago Tonight,” Bruce Dumont interviews Tom Hynes on “ERV Mob Connection” charges

Non-Chicago

BBC [British Broadcasting Corporation]
3.51* Date: [day?] August 1987
Channel: BBC
Old numbers: 151.5
Other remarks: “BBC Newsnight,” Racial Disadvantage
BizNet: The American Business Network
3.52* Date: 7 October 1985
Channel: BizNet
Old numbers: 155.10
Other remarks: A. Chicago Package, sec. 2. B. Interview with Mayor Harold Washington

Multiple Channels

3.53* Date: 20 May 1986
Event: Hands Across America
Title: Mayor’s News Conf. Coverage
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: # 022
Other remarks: w/ H.W. – DHS Staff – H. A. A committee
3.54* Date: 14 August 1986
Event:
Title: Amoco Latino Appointees Reception Coverage
Channel: Channel 5 at 6 & 10pm, Channel 2 at 10pm
Old numbers: # 040
Other remarks:
3.55 Date: 17 March 1987
Event:
Title: News Conf. of 2nd Sullivan Report to the Mayor
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7
Old numbers: 161.9
Other remarks: TV News Coverage
3.56* Date: Friday, 24 July 1987
Event: CHA / HUD “Standoff”
Title: Coverage
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: 150.17
Other remarks: Alton Miller, 30 July 1987
3.57* Date: Monday, 27 July 1987
Event: CHA / HUD Negotiation Coverage
Title: CHA / HUD Negotiations & Scattered Sites Takeover Coverage
Channel: Channel 2, Channel 5, Channel 7, Channel 9
Old numbers: 151.9
Other remarks: Master TV News log # 23, 1 / 15 / 86 [15 January 1986]

Series 4.0 Departments

Animal Care & Control

4.1 Date: 31 May 1984
Department: [Animal Care and Control]
Title: Animal Care
Channel:
Old numbers: # 6
Other remarks: Raw Tape # 1, Inspectors – Pet Shop – Facility – Surgery
4.2 Date: 11 June 1984
Department: [Animal Care and Control]
Title:
Channel:
Old numbers: # 7
Other remarks: Animal Raw Tape # 3
4.3 Date: 18 June 1984
Department: [Animal Care and Control]
Title: Animal Care Informational Video
Channel:
Old numbers: 152.14
Other remarks: Edited Master, Runs 16:00
4.4 Date: undated
Department: [Animal Care and Control]
Title: Wild / Adoption
Channel:
Old numbers: # 10
Other remarks: Animal Raw Tape # 2
4.5 Date: undated
Department: [Animal Care and Control]
Title: Slides – Cruelty
Channel:
Old numbers: # 8
Other remarks: Animal Raw Tape # 3

Cable Communication Administration

4.6* Date: undated
Department: Office of Cable Commission
Title: Introduction Promo
Channel:
Old numbers: # 039
Other remarks: Featuring Mayor Washington

Consumer Services

4.7 Date: undated
Department: Dept. Cons. [Consumer] Services
Title:
Channel:
Old numbers: 152.15
Other remarks: P.1. Video
4.8 Date: undated
Department: Consumer Services
Title:
Channel:
Old numbers: 155.5
Other remarks: Re-edited, Master
4.9 Date: 22 February 1984
Department: [Consumer Services]
Title: Consumer Services
Channel:
Old numbers: # 20, # 19
Other remarks: Raw Tape # 1, (Commish), # 2 Streets + San., Raw Foot – Inside

Graphics & Reproduction Center

4.10 Date: 8 June 1984
Department: Graphics [Graphics & Reproduction Center]
Title: Presses & Stuff
Channel:
Old numbers: # 9
Other remarks: Raw Tape # 1
4.11 Date: undated
Department: GRC [Graphics & Reproduction Center]
Title: Ray Voice
Channel:
Old numbers: 152.13
Other remarks: Edited Master
4.12 Date: undated
Department: GRC [Graphics & Reproduction Center]
Title: Roger Voice
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.11
Other remarks: Edited Master
4.13 Date: undated
Department: GRC [Graphics & Reproduction Center]
Title: Slides # 39
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.12
Other remarks: Mary Tyler Moore / Bob Newhart / Flintstones

Department of Housing

4.14 Date: 4 May 1984
Department: Housing
Title: Raw Tape 1
Channel:
Old numbers: # 13
Other remarks:
4.15 Date: 19 June 1984
Department: Housing
Title: Raw # 2
Channel:
Old numbers: # 11
Other remarks:
4.16 Date: 13 July 1984
Department: Department of Housing
Title: Public Video
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.12
Other remarks: Dub Master, Housing Dub, Cay Shots, 3 / 4 Dobs, Logo
4.17 Date: undated
Department: Housing
Title: Dept. Housing
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.20
Other remarks: Edited Master

Sewers

4.18 Date: May 1984
Department: [Sewers]
Title: Little Village Meet
Channel:
Old numbers: # 12
Other remarks: Sewers – Raw Tape # 1
4.19 Date: 22 May 1984
Department: Department of Sewers
Title: Sewers -- Little Village Meet
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.2
Other remarks: Edited Copy, Training Tape, (51:00)
4.20 Date: 23 November 1984
Department: Sewers
Title: TV Inspection Demo
Channel:
Old numbers: 153.2
Other remarks: Master, 4:23
4.21 Date: undated
Department: [Sewers]
Title: Small Sewer Inspection
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.15
Other remarks:
4.22 Date: undated
Department: [Sewers]
Title: Inside Sewer
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.8, # 30
Other remarks:
4.23 Date: undated
Department: Sewers
Title:
Channel:
Old numbers: 159.3
Other remarks:

Streets and Sanitation

4.24 Date: 16 September 1983
Department: St. + San [Streets and Sanitation]
Title: Booze Allen # 2
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.5, # 48
Other remarks:
4.25 Date: 16 September 1983
Department: Streets and Sanitation
Title: Booze, Allen Presentation to Streets and Sanitation, Part 1
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.13, # 49
Other remarks:
4.26 Date: 22 February 1984
Department: St. + San. [Streets and Sanitation]
Title: Outside Shots
Channel:
Old numbers: # 21
Other remarks: Raw # 1 – Pothole, Garbage, Trees, Street Light, Equipment
4.27 Date: 20 August 1984
Department: Streets and Sanitation
Title: Garbage Pick Up
Channel:
Old numbers: # 3
Other remarks:
4.28 Date: 11 December 1984
Department: Streets and Sanitation
Title:
Channel:
Old numbers: 149.1
Other remarks: PSA, :30
4.29 Date: undated
Department: St. + San. [Streets and Sanitation]
Title: P.1. Video
Channel:
Old numbers: 155.6
Other remarks: Edited Master
4.30 Date: undated
Department: Streets and Sanitation
Title: Inside Shots
Channel:
Old numbers: # 19, # 20
Other remarks: Raw # 2, Cons. Services, Raw Tape # 1 (Commish)

Zoning

4.31 Date: 20 October 1984
Department: Zoning
Title: Raw Street Footage
Channel:
Old numbers: 152.8, # 26
Other remarks: For Zoning
4.32 Date: 23 October 1984
Department: Zoning
Title: Dept. Zoning – Edited Master
Channel:
Old numbers: 155.1
Other remarks:
4.33 Date: undated
Department: Zoning
Title: Zoning Maps
Channel:
Old numbers: 152.7, # 25
Other remarks:
4.34 Date: undated
Department: Zoning
Title: Multi Image EFX
Channel:
Old numbers: 150.6, # 27
Other remarks: For Zoning

No Department Specified

4.35* Date: 1984
Department:
Title: N A T B
Channel:
Old numbers: # 020
Other remarks: Segments 1-8, National Auto. Theft Burea [Bureau] w/ Fred Rice, CPD
4.36 Date: 5 March 1984
Department:
Title: City Seal – Various
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.22, # 23
Other remarks: Master
4.37 Date: undated [6 May]
Department:
Title: Mayor’s Employee
Channel: Channel 7
Old numbers: 155.13
Other remarks:
4.38 Date: undated
Department:
Title: Staff Meeting # 1
Channel:
Old numbers: 155.3, # 31
Other remarks:
4.39 Date: undated
Department:
Title: Staff Meet # 1
Channel:
Old numbers: # 31
Other remarks: Code of Silence
4.40 Date: undated
Department:
Title: Staff Meet # 2
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.10, # 2, # 32
Other remarks:
4.41 Date: undated
Department:
Title: Grayson Goodbye
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks: Master
4.42 Date: undated
Department:
Title: Dumpster
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.3
Other remarks: Edited Master, J. Grayson Going Away Video
4.43 Date: undated
Department:
Title: TV Studio Shots
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks:
4.44 Date: undated
Department:
Title: TV Studio Ras
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.14, # 34
Other remarks:
4.45 Date: undated
Department:
Title: Interviews
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.24
Other remarks: A/V Dept Proposal
4.46 Date: undated
Department:
Title: City Hall Shots # 1
Channel:
Old numbers: # 18
Other remarks: Outside / 5th fl. 6th fl. etc.
4.47 Date: undated
Department:
Title: Data Center
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.7
Other remarks: Edited Master
4.48 Date: undated
Department:
Title: Slides – Transit (3)
Channel:
Old numbers: # 16
Other remarks:
4.49 Date: undated
Department:
Title: Hwghy [Highway] Shots – Beatrice Sign
Channel:
Old numbers: # 2
Other remarks:
4.50 Date: undated
Department:
Title: Slides # 2
Channel:
Old numbers: # 15
Other remarks:
4.51 Date: undated
Department:
Title: Sidewalk Const [Construction]
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.15, # 44
Other remarks: Raw Vaulted
4.52 Date: undated
Department:
Title: Snow and Cart Pickup
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.19
Other remarks:
4.53 Date: undated
Department:
Title: Winter, Walking Driving
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.18, # 50
Other remarks: North Western Ave.
4.54 Date: undated
Department:
Title: Snow shots from home
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.21, # 35
4.55 Date: undated
Department:
Title: “Chicago” letters
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.17, # 47
Other remarks:

Series 5.0 Festivals / City Events

Chicago Fest

5.1 Date: undated
Event: Chicagofest
Title: Blues Show
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.1, # 46
Other remarks:

City Birthday

5.2 Date: undated
Event:
Title: City Birthday Party
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.25, # 36
Other remarks: 150th B-Day Raw

Kid’s Day

5.3* Date:
Event: Kids Day
Title: Promo
Channel:
Old numbers: # 032
Other remarks:

Neighborhood Festivals

5.4 Date: 9 May 1985
Event:
Title: Neighborhood Festivals
Channel:
Old numbers: A 1029
Other remarks: City of Chicago Public Service Announcement, :30, Harry Carey / Steve Stone/ …744-3370, Mayor’s Office, Master
5.5 Date: 6 June 1985
Event:
Title: “Neighborhood Fests” – City of Chicago
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks: Cubs, Master, Hebner / Durham :20, PSA

Filipino Fest

5.6 Date: undated
Event: Filipino Fest
Title:
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.6, # 45
Other remarks: At Daley Center

Taste of Chicago

5.7* Date: 5 July 1986
Event: Taste of Chicago
Title: Preview & Fireworks
Channel:
Old numbers: # 021
Other remarks: 1. Fireworks 1032-28 1.52, 2. Preview Taste 1032-15 2:11

Venetian Night

5.8 Date: 21 August 1982
Event: Venetian Night
Title: Fireworks by Grucci
Channel:
Old numbers: 148.10
Other remarks: 1. Grucci Promotional Tape, 2. Chicago Venetian Night – August 21, 1982
5.9 Date: undated
Event: Venetian Nite
Title: Fireworks
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.7
Other remarks:

“Old Fests” [Heritage Festivals]

5.10 Date: undated
Event:
Title: Old Fests – Pol [Polish], GR [Greek], BL [Black]
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.4, # 41
Other remarks:
5.11 Date: undated
Event:
Title: Old Fests – Black / Mex / Kids / Blues
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.13, # 42
Other remarks:
5.12 Date: undated
Event:
Title: Old Fests – Ital Mex
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.16, # 40
Other remarks:

Other Festivals / Events Not Specified

5.13 Date: undated
Event:
Title: Slides – Parades
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.14, # 51
Other remarks: Blank paper for titles
5.14 Date: undated
Event:
Title: Fest, Copters, Snow
Channel:
Old numbers: # 5
Other remarks: ¾ “ Dobs, Hot
5.15 Date: undated
Event:
Title: Slides – Fireworks
Channel:
Old numbers: # 17
Other remarks:
5.16 Date: undated
Event:
Title: Sears Tower Shots
Channel:
Old numbers: # 4
Other remarks:

Series 6.0 Campaign Coverage

1983 Campaign

6.1 Date: [23 February 1983]
Channel: Channel 2
Old numbers: 155.12
Other remarks: Day after primary 1983
6.2* Date: [29 April 1983]
Channel: Channel 7
Old numbers: 155.4
Other remarks: Washington Inaugural. Inaugural clip follows a clip of a soap opera.
6.3* Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: 027
Other remarks: … Jane Byrne, … debate Epton, Harold Washington [other clips]

1987 Campaign

6.4* Date: February 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 160.5
Other remarks: U[niversity] of I[llinois] at Chicago Pre-Primary Rally; stock footage; Strength Production
6.5* Date: 31 March 1987
Channel: Channel 11
Old numbers: 150.9
Other remarks: 1987 Mayoral Debates; WTTW Ch[annel] 11 Studios
6.6 Date: 6 – 7 April 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 159.4
Other remarks: General Election Coverage
6.7 Date: 6 – 7 April 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 159.5
Other remarks: General Election Coverage
6.8* Date: 7 April 1987
Channel:
Old numbers: 019
Other remarks: “Rough Edit” of Mayor Washington singing “Chicago” on election night 1987

Series 7.0 Harold Washington Individual Interviews / Trips / City Council

7.1* Date: 7 – 8 August 1983
Channel: Channels 2 and 32
Old numbers: 010
Other remarks: Channel 2: Mayor Washington 100 Days (7 August 1983); Channel 32: Town Hall Meeting (8 August 1983)
7.2 Date: 11 April 1984
Channel: Channel 32
Old numbers:
Other remarks: Town Meeting: Mayor Harold Washington’s First Year
7.3 Date: 20 October 1984
Channel:
Old numbers: 149.4
Other remarks: Mayor Washington; Hyatt Regency re: 1985 Budget
7.4 Date: 10 December 1985
Channel: Channel 9
Old numbers: 159.1
Other remarks: Council Wrap
7.5* Date: 8 June 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 009
Other remarks: CPN Production; JFK Annual Dinner; Mayor Harold Washington, speaker
7.6* Date: 22 September 1985
Channel: Yomiuri TV, Osaka
Old numbers: 160.4
Other remarks: Chicago Mayor’s visit to Osaka; televised September 22, 1985, 18:25 – 18:29
7.7* Date: 13 July 1986
Channel: Channel 44
Old numbers: 155.19
Other remarks: “Somos”; Interview with Mayor Harold Washington; show length: 23:55?; aired 13 July 1986, 9 a.m.
7.8* Date: September 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 060
Other remarks: Mayor Washington in Mexico
7.9* Date: 13 October 1986
Channel: [Channel 9]
Old numbers: 005
Other remarks: [Budget Address]
7.10 Date: 21 October 1986
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks: Office of the Mayor; Washington Budget Speech
7.11* Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: 153.14
Other remarks: Budget City Council and Layout of Budget
7.12 Date: undated
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers: 159.5
Other remarks: Letter laid in from Nancy Merrill, Channel 5, to Mayor Harold Washington; interview conducted in his home.

Series 8.0 Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

8.1 Title: Bribes and Gangs
Department: Chicago Police Department
Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: 149.2
Other remarks: Chicago Police Dept. Property; Training Division; Video Services Section, Cassette #1200
8.2 Title: CFD PSAs
Department: Chicago Fire Department
Date: undated
Channel: Channel 5
Old numbers:
Other remarks:
8.3 Title: Chicago War Against Crime
Department: Chicago Police Department
Date: 29 July 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 153.21
Other remarks: Superintendent. F[red] Rice
8.4 Title: Child Seat Restraint
Department:
Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: 153.22
Other remarks:
8.5 Title: Curfews
Department: Chicago Police Department
Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: 155.14
Other remarks: Superintendent [Fred] Rice
8.6 Title: Foreclosure
Department: Department of Housing
Date: 24 September 1986
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks:
8.7 Title: Headstart: Recruitment of Volunteers and Recruitment of Children
Department: Headstart
Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: 149.9
Other remarks: Produced by Media Arts, Inc., Boston, MA
8.8 Title: Mayor Harold Washington and the Equalizer, Edward Woodward
Department:
Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks:
8.9* Title: Neighborhood Fest
Department:
Date: 7 July 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 156.18
Other remarks:
8.10 Title: Non-Emergency Hotline
Department:
Date:
Channel:
Old numbers: 148.5
Other remarks: 10, 20 & 30 seconds; English and Spanish versions
8.11A* Title: Non-Emergency Phone Numbers
Department: Chicago Police Department
Date: 24 September 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 001
Other remarks: 10, 20 & 30 seconds; Spanish version
8.11B Title: Non-Emergency Phone Numbers
Department: Chicago Police Department
Date: 24 September 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 001
Other remarks: 10, 20 & 30 seconds; Spanish version
8.11C Title: Non-Emergency Phone Numbers
Department: Chicago Police Department
Date: 24 September 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 001
Other remarks: 10, 20 & 30 seconds; [English?] version
8.11D Title: Non-Emergency Phone Numbers
Department: Chicago Police Department
Date: 24 September 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 001
Other remarks: 10, 20 & 30 seconds; [English?] version
8.12 Title: Non-Emergency Phone Numbers
Department: Chicago Police Department
Date: August 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 152.12
Other remarks: 10, 20 & 30 seconds; English version
8.13 Title: Pre-Purchase Home Service
Department: Department of Housing
Date: 24 September 1986
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks:
8.14 Title: Small Business Contracts with Mayor Harold Washington
Department:
Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks:

Series 9.0 Congressional videos

9.1 Date: 15 October 1982
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.10; Tape #1
Other remarks:
9.2 Date: 15 October 1982
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.10; Tape #3
Other remarks:
9.3 Date: 15 October 1982
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.10; Tape #4
Other remarks:
9.4 Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: 155.7
Other remarks: 1st Cong. Services [?]
9.5 Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: 155.8
Other remarks: 1st Cong. Services [?]

Series 10.0 Miscellaneous

Chicago related

10.1* Date: 1969
Channel:
Old numbers: 025
Other remarks: “Lord Thing,” Vice Lords recruitment film
10.2* Date: 1977
Channel:
Old numbers: 150.2
Other remarks: “Mirage Tavern,” Better Government Association
10.3* Date: 25 September 1984
Channel:
Old numbers: 025
Other remarks: Edited Cubs hilites
10.4* Date: [day?] June 1985
Channel:
Old numbers: 160.12
Other remarks: 1985 NFLPA Mackey Awards Banquet [National Football League Players Association]; Better Boys Foundation
10.5 Date: 26 January 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.16
Other remarks: Super Bowl, Bears footage, raw #1
10.6 Date: 26 January 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.16
Other remarks: Super Bowl, Bears footage, raw #3
10.7 Date: 26 January 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.16
Other remarks: Super Bowl, Bears footage, raw #4
10.8 Date: 3 February 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 149.5 or 149.7
Other remarks: “The Roosevelt Experiment” [history of Roosevelt University, Harold Washington’s alma mater]
10.9* Date: 15 October 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 004
Other remarks: Jerry Reinsdorf at Banquet in DuPage County discussing moving the White Sox to DuPage Country
10.10 Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: 158.9; #43
Other remarks: White Sox Baseball
10.11 Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: 159.6
Other remarks: White Sox homer / stolen base; opposition KO

Non-Chicago Related

10.12* Date: 1981
Channel:
Old numbers: 157.6
Other remarks: “Rape: It Can’t Happen to You, or Can It?
10.13* Date: 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 022
Other remarks: “The Signature Solution,: demo for the Signature Group, produced by Joy Backman, Loren Taicor [?]; no narration; promotional piece re: telemarketing
10.14* Date: 1986
Channel:
Old numbers: 151.3
Other remarks: “Your Future in Optometry,” Illinois College of Optometry
10.15* Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: 018
Other remarks: “America’s Kids: Why They Fail,” with Barbara Walters
10.16 Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.8
Other remarks: “Code of Silence”
10.17* Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: 048
Other remarks: “FCB Tourism,” New York City, Upper State NY, Michigan, Alaska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio
10.18* Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks: “FCB Tourism,” New York City, Upper State NY, Michigan, Alaska, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio
10.19 Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: 154.9
Other remarks: “Intro to Productivity,” master
10.20* Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers:
Other remarks: “Media Strategies: Maximum Benefits, Minimum Risk”
10.21 Date: undated
Channel:
Old numbers: 155.2
Other remarks: “Word Processor,” Honeywell
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