Carol Moseley-Braun Papers

Institution: Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Date: 1992-1998
Extent: 370.71 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None
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Biographical/Historical Note:
Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun (born August 16, 1947) is an American politician and lawyer who represented Illinois in the United States Senate from 1993 to 1999. She was the first and, as of 2010, the only African-American woman elected to the United States Senate, the first woman to defeat an incumbent senator in an election, and the only female Senator from Illinois. From 1999 until 2001, she was the United States Ambassador to New Zealand. She was a candidate for the Democratic nomination during the 2004 U.S. presidential election.

Scope and Content Note:
Correspondence; speeches; voting record; campaign financing; briefing documents; invitations; memos; office reports; letters of recommendation; phone logs; personnel files; financial information including expense reports and accounting; legislative files on trade, health, women's issues, judiciary decisions, finance, welfare, and agriculture, etc.; project files arranged by county; clippings; and press releases relating to the career of Carol Moseley-Braun. The collection also contains a small amount of information regarding her unsuccessful run for re-election to the Senate in 1998 and papers relating to her ambassadorship to New Zealand 1999-2001.

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