Democratic National Convention, 1968

Institution: Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-747-4300
Date: 1968-
Extent: 6 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
The 1968 Democratic National Convention, held in Chicago, became notorious for the large number of demonstrators and the use of force by the Chicago police. Rioting took place between demonstrators and the Chicago Police Department, who were assisted by the Illinois National Guard. The disturbances were well publicized by the mass media, with some journalists and reporters being caught up in the violence.

Scope and Content Note:
The collection documents the convention with a variety of published documents, press releases, Daley's schedule of events, campaign literature, reports to Platform and Resolutions committee, and speeches.

Related Material: None