Remembering Harold Washington
Chicago Public Library also holds an extensive Harold Washington Reseach Collection. Selections from those collections can be found in the Finding Aids section below.
Photographs in the Remembering Harold Washington exhibit are housed in the Special Collections and Preservation Division at Harold Washington Library Center.
More CPL Resources
- Finding Aids
- Chicago Public Library also holds extensive physical collections about Harold Washington, including his mayoral, congressional and state legislative years. Sample finding aids below.
- Illinois State Representative Records Finding Aid
- Mayoral Campaign Records Finding Aid
- Mayoral Records, Press Office Records Finding Aid
- Pre-Mayoral Photograph Collection Finding Aid
- Municipal Reference Collection
- Collections include local government publications, city election results, maps, municipal ordinances and more.
- Brenetta Howell Barrett Papers Finding Aid
- Barrett served in the mayoral administrations of Harold Washington and Eugene Sawyer. She was a political activist for housing, environmental and civil liberties issues.
- Harold Washington Blog Posts
- Written by CPL librarians and staff.
- Mayor Harold Washington Biography
- Information about Mayor Harold Washington’s education, military service, career and selected accomplishments.