UIC Library holds a small collection donated by the late Richard L. Curry (b. 1929 – d. 2015), who worked in the office of Chicago’s corporation counsel from 1956 to 1974 and who was elected in 1974 to the position of Cook County Circuit Court Judge.

These papers contain materials that Curry collected about Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley. They consist of some of Daley’s work schedules, budget messages, campaign pamphlets, speech transcripts, and newspaper clippings about the mayor. This collection is open to the general public at the Special Collections and University Archives reading room in the Richard J. Daley Library. See the Richard L. Curry finding aid (inventory list).

Curry contributed to UIC Library’s Remembering Richard J. Daley online exhibit, writing a letter in which he reflected on the Daley’s leadership style and his legacy for the city. Read the letter in full (PDF).