One reason the Democratic Party retained Chicagoans’ support was its role in providing neighborhood services. This letter to Mayor Richard J. Daley highlights the party’s use of volunteers to clean the 11th ward, home of mayor’s Bridgeport neighborhood.

Daley served as committeeman (local Democratic Party leader) for the 11th ward (1947-1976) in addition to being mayor of Chicago and chair of the Cook County Democratic Party.

This letter is also addressed to Michael A. Bilandic, who represented the ward in the city council (1969-1976) and succeeded Daley as mayor (1976-1979).

Letter to Mayor Daley about the 11th Ward Spring Cleanup Program

Letter to Mayor Daley about the 11th Ward Spring Cleanup Program, 1971. RJD_01_01_0102_0005_023