Brenetta Howell Barrett Papers

Institution: Chicago Public Library - Carter G. Woodson Regional Library
9525 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (312) 747-6900
Date: 1942-2006
Extent: 48 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
A life-long Chicagoan, Brenetta Howell Barrett was a leader and political activist in West Side community organizations. She served in the mayoral administrations of Harold Washington and Eugene Sawyer. Active in housing, environmental and civil liberties issues, she was also involved in community protests in the 1960s and 1970s.

Scope and Content Note:
Her papers include correspondence, office files, programs, clippings, photographs and memorabilia.

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