Remembering Richard J. Daley

Remembering Richard J. Daley

Richard J. Daley was mayor of Chicago from 1955 to 1976.

In April 1955 he took a sleepy, “nothing is happening” city and refused to let the rust-belt predictions of the times threaten for even another day. He generated a “can-do” mindset, enlisted corporate and labor leaders and made “no little plans."

Richard L. Curry, Corporation Counsel City of Chicago 1970-1974

This online exhibit uses oral history interviews with friends, colleagues, and family members of Mayor Daley. It also uses archival documents and photographs from the Richard J. Daley collection and other collections housed at University of Illinois Chicago.

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