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Harold Washington (1922 – 1987): Learn more about the Mayor

This site is dedicated to information about Mayor Harold Washington


Here are some resources about Mayor Harold Washington to help you learn more about him. You will find books, links to articles and information about his archives.

If you have any questions about how to find these materials at the library, ask a librarian at the Reference Desk!




At the Harold Washington Library Center located at 400 S. State, you will find the Mayor's archive, which includes papers from his time in office. Follow the link below to find out more information about how to visit and use materials in the archive.


Note: Some links connect to City Colleges of Chicago databases. You will need your City Colleges of Chicago username and password to log in.