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Thirty years ago today, December 12, 1989, Mayor Richard M. Daley named Ed Bedore as Chicago’s Chief Financial Officer.
Bedore already had a long history of public service. He had advised Mayor Daley since April on budget-related concerns. Years before that, he had also served as budget director under Daley’s father, Mayor Richard J. Daley, and under Mayor Michael Bilandic.
Those interested in learning more about Ed Bedore, especially his experiences working with the first Mayor Daley, can read the transcripts of two oral history interviews Bedore did for the University of Illinois at Chicago:
- Ed Bedore, interview transcript, May 18, 2009 [PDF]
- Ed Bedore, interview transcript, October 1, 2009 [PDF]
For other transcripts of oral interviews, please see the list of contributors to the Richard J. Daley Oral History collection.
“Daley announces chief financial officer, new budget head,” December 12, 1989. Richard M. Daley papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago. Box 3-4, folder 2.
Richard J. Daley Oral History collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Fifty years ago today, on November 18, 1969, Richard M. Daley won his first election–as delegate to the Illinois Constitutional Convention, or “Con-Con” for short. The convention drafted a new constitution for the state, and voters ratified it soon afterward. Daley went on to serve as senator in the state legislature (1973-1981), state’s attorney for Cook County (1981-1989), and mayor of Chicago (1989-2011).
Lech Walesa led Solidarity, a workers’ movement that resisted Poland’s Communist government. Solidarity’s success in securing freer elections contributed to ending the Cold War.
Thirty years ago this month, in November 1989, Walesa visited the United States. He stopped in Chicago, which has one of the world’s largest populations of Polish speakers. Mayor Richard M. Daley, Governor James R. Thompson, and other officials welcomed Walesa and held a luncheon in his honor.
A little more than a year after this visit, Walesa was elected president of Poland.
(Reposted from UICToday. “Daley: It’s ‘good business’ for business to be a good social partner“: October 28, 2019, updated October 29, 2019. For UIC’s announcement about the lecture, see “William ‘Bill’ Daley to discuss roles of corporations in society as he donates papers to UIC” To research the collection, please visit the finding aid (inventory list) for the William D. Daley papers)
Between the time that William “Bill” Daley served as President Bill Clinton’s secretary of commerce and when he served as President Barack Obama’s chief of staff, the internet had taken over the world and completely changed the way business and politics were conducted.
Daley, who gave the Wiewel Lecture on Economic Development at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Oct. 23, tapped into his extensive background at the crossroads of business and politics to speak to about 100 people, including students, faculty, elected officials and family members.
In his lecture, “Corporations & Humanity: Why They Belong Together,” Daley focused on how the role of corporations had shifted because of technology and the rise in social media that made companies — as well as political leaders — more accountable more quickly.
Thirty years ago today, on October 26, 1989, Mayor Richard M. Daley announced Chicago’s new “GreenStreets” program. The goal of the program was to add a half million trees to what “Chicago’s urban forest.” On the day of the announcement, Daley chipped in, helping plant a tree on the 8100 south block of Marquette.
“Mayor Daley kicks off ‘GreenStreets,’ Chicago’s tree planting program,” October 26, 1989. Richard M. Daley papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago. Box 3-3, folder 24.
On October 14, 1963, Mayor Richard J. Daley dined with the prime minister of Ireland, Terence O’Neill. The inscription on the photograph, written by Bishop Cletus O’Donnell (seated at the left of the image) reads: “Your Honor – a remembrance of your grand party for the Prime Minister of Ireland on the evening of October 14, 1963.”
The Aon Center, originally called the Standard Oil building, is one of the tallest skyscrapers in Chicago.
Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley inspects the plans
Thirty years ago this month, from September 13 through September 25, 1989, Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley visited the United Kingdom and to the Republic of Ireland.
The main purpose of this visit, the first of what was to be many international trips during his 22-year tenure as mayor, was to promote Chicago business.
Another reason for this trip was personal. Mayor Daley visited the homeland of his ancestors in Ireland.
This month, September 2019, marks the thirtieth anniversary of the “Public Information Audit for the City of Chicago,” a report commissioned by Mayor Richard M. Daley.
While campaigning for mayor, Daley had promised to “invite local businesses, universities and foundations with a commitment to Chicago to ‘loan’ their expertise to city government.” In an effort to fulfill that promise, Daley secured the help of the firm Jasculca/Terman and Associates, which agreed to donate its resources to study the public information functions of 45 city agencies and the mayor’s press office.
When the report was released, the mayor praised the Jasculca/Terman “for donating this valuable study.” He also stressed the importance of the city’s public information function:
Public information is among the most important services government provides. After all, the very best health care, education and police proteciton in the world will not be effective if the public doesn’t k now how to take advantage of it.
The executive summary:
The report found a number of inefficiencies in the city’s public information functions and made recommendations for fixing those inefficiencies.
The two excerpts below include the executive summary of the audit. Click on each page to magnify its contents.
The full audit may be viewed in the Special Collections and University Archives reading room at the Richard J. Daley Library, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ask a librarian for more information or to make an appointment.
Chicago. “Public Information Audit for the City of Chicago, prepared by Jasulca/Terman and Associates, Inc.,” 1989. Richard M. Daley papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago. Box 1-14, folder 3.
“Mayor’s remarks: Public Information Audit,” September 11, 1989. Richard M. Daley papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago. Box 3-2, folder 6.
“The Daley Agenda for Chicago’s Future,” circa 1988. Richard M. Daley papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago. Box 1-7, folder 1.
Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley, and most of his children, attended De La Salle Institute.
Richard J. Daley served the public in a number of positions, including clerk of Cook County. Daley held that position from 1950 until 1955, when he became mayor of Chicago.
Today marks the 50th anniversary of the first landing on the moon by the Apollo 11 astronauts. After the astronauts’ return to earth, Chicago honored them with a parade downtown.
As many as two million spectators may have witnessed it, according to Police Superintendent James B. Conlisk.
Michael Kilian and John MacLean, of the Chicago Tribune, described the parade:
It was more than a parade, it was glory. The brilliant blue sky was filled with ticker tape that seemed without source, streets and avenues were no longer thorofares [sic] but masses of humanity, and the cheers, the sirens, the ringing bells created so great a din that no other sound could be heard.
Michael Kilian and John Maclean, “Wild Acclaim for Heroes,” Chicago Tribune, August 14, 1969, p. N1.
The painting depicted in this image is part of the Richard J. Daley collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago Library. To learn more about the collection, please see the Daley Family Collections research guide, or Ask a Librarian. Also, check out the 2018 blog post Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Chicago sixty years ago on July 6, 1959.
UIC library has opened a new exhibit to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Queen’s visit. It is located on the second floor of the Richard J. Daley Library, and will be open to the public until September:
Today marks the 30th anniversary of Mayor Richard M. Daley’s first appearance at the city’s annual Taste of Chicago event.
The event had begun in 1980 under Mayor Jane Byrne and at that time had featured more than forty Chicago-area restaurants and lasted one day. By 1989, when Daley became mayor, seventy-seven restaurants were represented, and the event itself ran from June 27 through July 4.
On the day of the event, Mayor Daley said:
I can’t think of any other place I’d rather be than here at our great Taste of Chicago food fair. There’s music, fu, an dmore than 70 restaurants are here to take your order! We expect more than a milion people to come out Monday for our special Fourth of July fireworks display and concert featuring the Grant Park Symphony.
Lewis, Antoine. “Taste also whets the other senses.” Chicago Tribune. June 28, 1989, p. 3.
“Remarks: Mayor Daley Opens Taste of Chicago,” Richard M. Daley papers, University of Illinois at Chicago, series 3, box 3-2, folder 10.
Tackett, Michael. “Du Jour.” Chicago Tribune. June 30, 1989, p. C1.
Vettel, Phil. “Taste if full of don’t-miss eating delights.” Chicago Tribune. June 28, 1989, p. 20.
Thirty years ago today, on June 25, 1989, and only two months after being sworn in as mayor of Chicago, Richard M. Daley led the city’s gay pride parade. He was not the first Chicago mayor to participate, as Harold Washington (1983-1987) had attended while he was mayor. However, the local newspapers credited Mayor Daley as being the first to actually lead the parade.
Griffin, Jean Latz. “Mayoral Hopefuls Support Gay Voters.” Chicago Tribune. February 5, 1987, page 1.
Page, Clarence. “Dealing with Gay Parades.” Chicago Tribune. July 7, 1985, page 3.
Rotenberk, Lori. “Daley is first mayor to lead gays’ parade.” Chicago Sun-Times. June 26, 1989, page 3. Newsbank. <https://infoweb.newsbank.com/apps/news/openurl?ctx_ver=z39.882004&rft_id=info%3Asid/infoweb.newsbank.com&svc_dat=AWNB&req_dat=0FD3D1C913B1A06F&rft_val_format=info%3Aofi/fmt%3Akev%3Amtx%3Actx&rft_dat=document_id%3Anews%252F0EB36E660D6EB884> Paywall may apply. Accessed May 17, 2019.
Seigel, Jessica. “Daley’s support is inspiration to gay pride parade.” Chicago Tribune. June 26, 1989, page D1 and D3.
Today, June 16, 2019, marks the 100th anniversary of Richard J. Daley’s graduation from his high school, De La Salle Institute. Daley later went on to become Chicago’s second longest-serving mayor, from 1955 to 1976. His record was surpassed only by his son, Richard M. Daley, who served from 1989 to 2011.
Leaving for Europe
Fifty-five years ago this month, in May 1964, Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley and his wife, Eleanor “Sis” Daley, visited Europe. They accompanied other American politicians on parts of this visit, including Wisconsin Governor John Reynolds and Minnesota Governor Karl H. Rolvaag. They left for Copenhagen, Denmark on the inaugural Scandinavian Airlines direct flight from Chicago, arriving May 1.
The grand tour (selected images)
Eleanor “Sis” Daley and Mayor Richard J. Daley visit the grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes in Lourdes, France, 1964. RJD_04_01_0023_0005_016
Last stop: “Ireland, of course”
Chicago’s director of special events, Colonel “Jack” Reilly, accompanied Mayor and Mrs. Daley on the trip to Europe. When a reporter for the Chicago Tribune asked where the the Mayor’s last stop would be, Reilly answered, “Heaven.” He clarified: “Ireland, of course.”
Relatives of late United States President John F. Kennedy
Mayor Daley’s paternal and maternal ancestors had hailed from County Waterford. In the section of Waterford called Old Parish, Mayor and Mrs. Daley received a warm welcome.
Local officials unveiled this plaque:
This plantation containing ten acres was financed by the contributions of some friends and associates of Richard J. Daley Mayor of Chicago, to whose honour it is dedicated. A.D. 1959
More photographsSee more images from Mayor Richard J. Daley’s 1964 trip to Europe
These photographs come from the Richard J. Daley Collection, housed in the Special Collections and University Archives of the University of Illinois at Chicago Library. Most of the photographs in this collection have been digitized and are available online in the Richard J. Daley Era Photograph Collection. For questions about the photographs or about making an appointment to visit UIC Special Collections, feel free to Ask a Librarian.
“Newspaper Clippings–Trip to Ireland, 1964,” box SVB17, folder 4. Richard J. Daley Collection, University of Illinois at Chicago Library.
Doyle, James. “5,000 Cheer Daleys in Ancestral Home,” Chicago Tribune, May 19, 1964, p. 9.
Morgan, Gwen. “Daley Pleads for Home Rule from London!” Chicago Tribune, May 16, 1964, p. 2.
Richard J. Daley collection, University of Illinois at Chicago Library.
Thirty years ago today, on April 24, 1989, Richard M. Daley was sworn in as Chicago’s mayor for the first of what would be six terms in office. This photograph comes from the Richard M. Daley papers, the processed portions of which are open to researchers. Please see the Daley Family research guide for more information.
Today marks Mayor Richard J. Daley’s first re-election as mayor on April 7, 1959.
Daley’s victory was huge. He garnered more than 777,000 votes while his Republican opponent, Tim Sheehan, polled only around 312,000.
Tagge, George. “Daley Elected by 465,000,” Chicago Tribune, April 8, 1959, p. 1.
On this date in 1989, Richard M. Daley won election as Chicago’s 54th mayor. He went on to serve a total of six terms, stepping down in 2011.
This photograph comes from the Richard M. Daley Papers, the processed portions of which are open to the public. For more information on doing research in the Richard M. Daley Papers, the Richard J. Daley Collection, and related collections, please see our research guide for the Daley Family Collections.
Thirty years ago today, on February 28, 1989, Richard M. Daley won the Democratic Party’s nomination for mayor of Chicago.
UIC Special Collections and University Archives holds the papers of Martin H. Kennelly, who served as Chicago’s mayor from 1947 to 1955. During his time in office, Kennelly gained a reputation for honesty and for running a businesslike administration.
Kennelly maintained ties with his fellow Democrats nationally and locally.
In 1955, Richard J. Daley, who was Cook County Clerk at the time, ran against Kennelly for the Democratic Party’s nomination for mayor. Kennelly lost, and Daley went on to win the mayor’s race that year.
In his inaugural address, Daley thanked the outgoing mayor:
I want to express the appreciation and admiration which I know all the people of Chicago have for the administration of Martin Kennelly. He will always be remembered as a mayor who made important contributions to his city.
The Martin H. Kennelly Papers holds more than 130 linear feet of materials and consists primarily of speeches, correspondence, and newspaper clippings from Kennelly’s three mayoral campaigns and his eight years in office. The collection is open to the public and researchers may access them by visiting UIC Special Collections and University Archives in the Richard J. Daley Library.
Daley, Richard J. “Inaugural Address of Richard J. Daley, Mayor.” Richard J. Daley Collection, Special Collections and University Archives. Series 1, subseries 1, box 21, folder 4.
Martin H. Kennelly Papers, finding aid. <https://findingaids.library.uic.edu/sc/MSKenn77.xml>. Accessed January 17, 2019.
Richard J. Daley Era Photographs (University of Illinois at Chicago). CARLI digital collections. <http://collections.carli.illinois.edu/cdm/landingpage/collection/uic_rjdaley>. Accessed January 17, 2019.
Eighty years ago, Richard J. Daley and Eleanor “Sis” Daley moved into their home in Bridgeport, the Chicago neighborhood where they had both grown up. The Daleys purchased two lots of land and had the house built quickly. “On August 15 we broke ground. We moved in on November 15,” Eleanor recalled in an oral history interview she gave on July 18, 2002 [PDF].
Interview with Eleanor “Sis” Daley, July 18, 2002 [PDF]. Richard J. Daley Oral History Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago.
Edmund Kasper Jarecki (1879-1966) served Chicago in a number of capacities. In 1908 he represented what was then the city’s 16th Ward. From 1914 to 1920, he served as judge of the municipal court. In 1922 he won election to the Cook County court, where he stayed for more than 30 years and earned a reputation as a champion for honesty in city elections.
Upon Jarecki’s retirement in 1954, the Cook County Democratic Party noted his “outstanding ability, unimpeachable integrity and unquestioned honesty” in a resolution commending him for his years of service.
The University of Illinois at Chicago houses Judge Jarecki’s papers. The materials in this collection document the judge’s many years of service as well as aspects of his personal life. See the finding aid (inventory list) for the Edmund Kasper Jarecki Papers for more information.
Note: Quotation comes from the Richard J. Daley Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago. Box SIss1B18, folder 1.
Eighty years ago today, Richard J. Daley won election to the Illinois State Senate after serving one term in the state’s house of representatives. In the image below, Daley stands to the right with his fellow senators.
For more images from the Richard J. Daley Collection, see the Richard J. Daley Era Photographs.
UIC Special Collections and University Archives at the Daley Library closed to researchers through January 13, 2019
UIC Special Collections and University Archives in the Richard J. Daley Library is closed for equipment and storage upgrades from Thursday, October 18, 2018 to January 13, 2019. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
Limited online reference service will still be available, but we may not be able to honor requests for photocopies, scans, or digital reproductions.
Researchers are also welcome to use our many online resources by visiting the UIC Image Collections.
In this video clip, UIC Honors College students from the University Library’s seminar entitled “City at a Crossroads: Local, National and Global Politics in Chicago, 1968” share what they learned using the Richard J. Daley Collection. Taught by Lecturer David Greenstein, the class gives students the opportunity to ask and answer their own questions about local/national/global connections, race and urban space, social movements and political campaigns. Classes take place in the Special Collections department, allowing students the opportunity to discover and analyze primary documents in a collaborative setting. Assignments and activities introduce students to working with archival records, interpreting primary documents, developing research questions that can be addressed with available materials and explaining the results of their research. In addition to discussing issues that still face Chicago and the nation, students gain skills in critical thinking, interpreting evidence and producing effective arguments.
On July 6, 1959, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom visited Chicago to commemorate the opening of the Saint Lawrence Seaway, which facilitated international, waterborne trade via the Saint Lawrence River and the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada.
Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley welcomed the Queen. See a brief film of her arrival below.
During her stay, the Queen and Prince Philip visited the Chicago International Trade Fair.
One highlight of the Queen’s stay was the banquet that Chicago and Mayor Daley held in her honor.
In early May 2018, Short-Term Travel Fellowships were awarded to four individuals studying at universities across the United States. In addition, University of Illinois at Chicago Graduate Student Fellowships were awarded to two UIC scholars.
The Short-Term Travel Fellowship gives individual researchers, teachers and writers of any nationality who live outside of the Chicago metropolitan area the opportunity to travel to UIC to conduct research using special collections and university archives. The UIC Graduate Student Fellowship is open to UIC students who are enrolled in a graduate degree program and conducting research in subject areas related to the Library’s strong special collections in the history of Chicago.
For a complete list of the Library’s holdings, visit library.uic.edu/special-collections-university-archives.
Congratulations to the 2018 fellows!
UIC Library Short-Term Travel Fellowship awardees
Amy Zenoni, Ph.D. candidate, History
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey
Poor Health: Retrenchment and Resistance in Chicago’s Public Hospital
Melanie Newport, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of U.S. History, Affiliated Faculty in American Studies, Urban and Community Studies
University of Connecticut-Hartford
Community of the Condemned
Eric Fure-Slocum, Ph.D, Associate Professor of History
St. Olaf College
Losing Hope: Workers’ Disengagement in Metropolitan America
Amani Morrison, Ph.D. candidate, African American and African Diaspora Studies
University of California-Berkeley
Kitchenette Building: A Cultural History
UIC Library Graduate Student Fellowship awardees
Maureen Heffern Ponicki, Ph.D. candidate, Political Science
Deindustrialization in America’s Rust Belt: Urban Governance that Builds Inclusive Resiliency
Sara O’Neill Kohl, Ph.D. candidate, Urban Planning and Policy
What Happened to Fighting Back? The Rise and Fall of Industrial Policy and the Making of Economic Development
Interested in applying?
Details will be forthcoming about the next application cycle for UIC Library Fellowships program on library.uic.edu.
The UIC Library’s Graduate Student and Short-Term Travel Fellowships are generously funded by the Richard J. Daley Collection Committee.
Each year, the UIC University Library offers local area high school students the University of Illinois at Chicago Richard J. Daley Special Collections Research Award as part of the Chicago Metro History Fair. The award is generously funded by the Richard J. Daley Collection Committee. A $300 prize is given to the high school student who best uses the Library’s Special Collections and University Archives resources, either at the Richard J. Daley Library or the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago. This year’s topic for the History Fair was Conflict and Compromise in History.
Congratulations to the 2017-2018 winner!
Prosser Career Academy
The Jane Collective: How Jane Illegally Provided Safe Abortions
Students work on projects throughout the academic year and the winners are recognized each spring.
Learn more about the Chicago Metro History Fair
The University of Illinois at Chicago is proud to announce that former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley has chosen to make UIC’s Richard J. Daley Library the repository for a large collection of papers and artifacts amassed during his 22-year mayoral tenure.
Daley’s donated papers are now available to researchers and students in the Special Collections and University Archives of his father’s namesake library. A ceremony held Tuesday at UIC honored the donation, the anniversary of his first inauguration as mayor on April 24, 1989, and celebrated his 76th birthday.
“This donation by the Hon. Richard M. Daley reinforces the Daley family’s commitment to UIC. The papers of Richard M. Daley are important source materials documenting the evolution of Chicago as a global urban center,” UIC Chancellor Michael Amiridis said.
“The documents are also important primary sources that will serve to provide integral educational opportunities to students and researchers who may want to study the history of Chicago. We are honored that the Daley family has continued to entrust UIC to be the caretakers of their archives telling the story of one of the most important families of our city.”
In April 2018, former White House Chief of Staff William M. Daley and Cook County Board Commissioner John P. Daley spoke to students of the City at a Crossroads: Local, National and Global Politics in Chicago, 1968 Honors College seminar about the tumultuous political and social climate in Chicago during the 60s and 70s. The Daleys shared their personal experiences of the key events of the time as well as insights about their father, the late Mayor Richard J. Daley. The students had an opportunity to discuss with the Daleys how the societal issues of the past compare to today’s. Classes are held in the Special Collections Reading Room of the library so students can examine primary documents from the Richard J. Daley Collection to conduct research. Taught by Visiting Lecturer David Greenstein, the class gives students the opportunity to ask and answer their own questions about local/national/global connections, race, urban space, social movements and political campaigns.
In 1964, architect, artist and designer Genaro Álvarez created an amethyst stone mosaic portrait of Mayor Richard J. Daley with the city’s “I Will” spirit arising from the Great Chicago Fire in the background. This tribute portrait was displayed for about one month at the Mexican Tourist Bureau, in City Hall and finally at the Chicago Press Club library with other works by Álvarez before it was donated to the UIC Richard J. Daley Library.
Álvarez regularly integrated protruding precious stones into his mosaic murals and Venetian style portraits of historic leaders. He named this practice “coarse topography.”
The “I Will” mural is on display at the National Museum of Mexican Art through August 2018 as part of the exhibition, Arte Diseño Xicágo: Mexican Inspiration from the World’s Columbian Exposition to the Civil Rights Era, as well as the Art Design Chicago citywide celebration of Chicago’s art and design history.
The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library is offering Graduate Student Fellowships to further research using the holdings of Special Collections and University Archives.
Special Collections at the Richard J. Daley Library houses manuscripts, rare books, photographs, and artifacts on the social, political, and cultural history of Chicago. The Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago Special Collections documents the city’s rich history as a center for the education and practice of the medical arts. Premier collections include the papers of Richard J. Daley, the Chicago Urban League, the Century of Progress, exemplars of 21st century design, and the Chicago settlement house movement. More information is available at library.uic.edu/home/collections/special-collections-university-archives.
An interdisciplinary committee will review the applications, and selections will be announced in early May 2018. Up to three Fellowships will be awarded.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS EXTENDED: January 31, 2018
AWARD CYCLE: The UIC academic year begins August 16 and ends August 15. For this awards cycle, projects may begin any time after acceptance in May 2018 and end by August 15, 2019.
ELIGIBILITY: The award is open to graduate students enrolled in graduate degree programs at UIC. All academic disciplines are eligible. Preference is given to applicants who plan to use UIC political manuscript collections. Past UIC Special Collections fellows are eligible.
AWARD: $2,000 for one semester during the 2017/18 or 2018/19 academic years. The Fellowship does not include a tuition waiver. The stipend will be paid in one installment one at the beginning of the fellowship semester.
REPORTING REQUIREMENTS: Fellows are required to submit a midterm report and final report. Fellows may be invited to give a presentation on their research.
APPLICATIONS: A completed application consists of the following components:
- A cover letter that includes a title and description of your research project and preferred semester of the fellowship.
- Statement of purpose (300-500 words): Explain the nature of your project and the sources you expect to use in the UIC Library’s Special Collections and University Archives.
- Proposed outcome of research such as a paper, thesis, etc. (100 to 200 words): Briefly explain how this fellowship will aid in the completion of your project.
- Curriculum vitae.
- Letter of recommendation from your advisor evaluating your proposed project. The letter may be sent separately, but in your application please include the name, email address, and affiliation of the person who will be writing the recommendation.
Electronic submissions only:
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The University of Illinois at Chicago
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The UIC Library Special Collections Graduate Student Fellowships are generously funded by the Richard J. Daley Collection Committee.