Harold Washington Archives & Collections. Mayoral Records. Schedules and Evaluations Records

Institution: Chicago Public Library - Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: 312-747-4300
Date: 1982-1988
Extent: 9 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
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Scope and Content Note:
The Schedules and Evaluation Series consists of the files of the Scheduling Department. They were created by Rich Redmond at the Mayor’s Scheduling Office, Ed Hamb, Special Assistant to the Mayor, Rich Chappell, and JoAnne Mitchell. They cover the events that the Mayor planned to attend between November 5, 1986 and November 24, 1987, the day before he died.

The files contain extremely specific information regarding the events that Mayor Washington was scheduled to attend. As well as the outlined daily schedules and briefing notes, there are pre-site evaluations which often include a floor plan of the venue, information regarding where the Mayor would be entering, and who would be seated to the Mayor’s left and right. On-site evaluations recorded such facts as how well the Mayor was received by the audience, the number of those in attendance, the racial mix of the audience and evaluations as to whether the event was worth attending. Also included in many of the files are copies of speeches the Mayor gave, printed programs of the event, proclamations issued by the Mayor, initial letters of invitations to events and forms with information for the City’s thank you letter.

As the files date between November 1986 and November 1987 there is much information regarding the numerous fundraising events that were held for the re-election of Mayor Washington. Information regarding his victory and second inauguration is scant, and there are some events listed that the Mayor did not attend.

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