Eugene Sawyer Collection

Institution: Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-747-4300
Date: 1987-1989
Extent: 74 Linear Feet
Finding Aid

Biographical/Historical Note:
Eugene Sawyer was became Acting Mayor of Chicago after the death of Mayor Harold Washington in 1987 until the 1989 mayoral election.

Scope and Content Note:
These records document both the transition following Washington's death and Sawyer's tenure as Acting Mayor. The collection contains a significant number of press office photographs of events and documents the transition period.

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