Joanne Alter Paper

An inventory of the collection at the University of Illinois at Chicago




Collection Summary

Creator:Alter, Joanne
Title:Joanne Alter Paper
Dates:1939-1952
Abstract: Joanne Hammerman Alter is a Chicago-based politician, activist and organizer who served as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago for 18 years. Her papers reflect her involvement in politics and cultural organizations, and contain primarily literature, photos, correspondence, speeches, meeting minutes, clippings, and campaign memorabilia.
Quantity: 47 linear ft.
Identification: JAlter

Biographical Sketch

Joanne Hammerman Alter is a Chicago-based politician, activist, and organizer. Her interests and activities span a wide variety of issues including environmental, education, feminist, and cultural issues and affairs. She served as the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago from 1972 through 1990, and worked with numerous social services and cultural advisory boards after this period. She is the recipient of numerous awards commemorating her work for women, the environment, and her leadership in the arts.

Born July 3, 1927, Joanne Hammerman was the daughter of Sol and Celia Hammerman in one of the few Jewish families on the North Shore in the 1930's. She attended Mount Holyoke College, graduating Cum Laude in 1949. She married James M. Alter in 1952 and raised four children.

She got involved in politics in the 1950s when she served as secretary to the Young Democrats. She worked on several campaigns before deciding to run for office. In 1972, she became the first woman to win a countywide office on a democratic ticket with the seat of Commissioner of the Metropolitan Sanitary District (MSD). Founded in 1889 as the Sanitation District of Chicago, the name was changed in 1955 to reflect the regional scope of work that MSD undertook. In 1972, MSD started the Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP), a long-term project to address the combined sewer overflow problem. Alter brought an environmental activist's perspective to her office, and also led the agency to take a leadership role in the cleanup and redevelopment of the Chicago River. In 1989 MSD changed their name to the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago in celebration of their centennial anniversary.

Alter also ran unsuccessfully for two outside offices during her time at MSD. In 1976 she distinguished herself as the first woman to run for statewide office as Lieutenant Governor. In 1990 she ran for County Clerk on a platform of electoral reform. Her political work extended well into the Democratic Party, as she co-founded the Illinois Democratic Womens Organization and served several times as delegate to the Democratic National Convention.

Alter engaged her passion for social issues through a variety of volunteer outlets. She founded and worked with the Junior Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago for several years. Upon completing her term as MSD commissioner in 1990, Alter mobilized volunteer public school tutors and co-founded Working in The Schools (WITS), Alter remained a resident of Chicago's North Side throughout her life.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains materials collected by Alter throughout much of her professional life, and covers political campaigns, her work as commissioner, and other volunteer and leadership activities. Materials primarily include literature, correspondence, clippings, photos, slides, speeches, memos, minutes, campaign memorabilia and ephemera, scrapbook and audiotapes.

The materials cover several accessions dating from 1980-1991. The Series organizations represents the order and integrity of accessions, and is divided into the following: Campaigns, Personal Papers, Metropolitan Sanitary District, Democratic Party and Affiliates, Organizational Work, Tunnel and Reservoir Plan, and Oversized Items. The sub series do contain reorganized files ordered by chronology or subject.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Subjects:
Alter, Joanne H. (Joanne Hammerman), 1927- --Archives.
Women political activists--Illinois--Biography--Sources.
Chicago Political and Civic Life
Midwest Women's History


Detailed Description/Box and Folder Listing

Series I: Campaigns

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Scope and Content note: This series contains literature, correspondence, clippings and other documentation related to Alter's campaigns for Commissioner of the Metropolitan Sanitation District and Lieutenant Governor of Illinois. The sub-series are divided by campaign and are ordered chronologically.
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Sub-Series A: 1972 Campaign for Metropolitan Sanitation District Commissioner
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11Coffee Thank-Yous, 1972
2Contributor Thank-Yous, 1972
3Contributor Thank-Yous, 1972
4Endorsements, 1972
5Press Releases, 1972
6Miscellaneous, 1972
7Independent Voters of Illinois, 1972
8Campaign Strategy, 1972
9Correspondence - Primary Election, 1972
10Miscellaneous, 1972
11Events, 1972
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212Correspondence - Congratulations, 1972
13Schedule, 1972
14Calendar, 1972
15Correspondence - Contributors Letters, 1972
16Miscellaneous, 1972
17Mailing Lists, 1976
18Correspondence, 1976
19Clippings - Other Candidates, 1972
20Election Laws and Procedures, 1972
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321Correspondence, 1972
22Inauguration, 1972
23Other Candidates, 1972
24Endorsements, 1972
25Strategy, 1972
26Staff, 1972
27Miscellaneous, 1972
28Bills, 1972
29Organizational Lists and Directories, 1972
30Other Candidates - Clippings, 1972
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431Election, 1972
32Miscellaneous, 1972
33Press Releases [photo], 1972
34Miscellaneous, 1972
35Events, 1972
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Sub-Series B: 1974 Campaigns of Other Candidates
36Miscellaneous [clippings], 1974
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Sub-Series C: 1976 Campaign for Lieutenant Governor
37Coffee Kits, undated
38Friend to Friend program, undated
39Attorney General Candidates - Ron Stackler, 1976
40State of Illinois - Executive Orders, 1973-1975
41State of Illinois - Budget Releases, 1975
42Advertising, 1976
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543Telegrams, 1976
44Candidates - Joan Anderson for Lt. Governor, 1976
45Candidates - Michael Howlett for Governor, 1976
46Petitions, 1975
47Schedule, 1976
48Correspondence, 1976
49Requests for Inspection of Finance Records, 1976
50Candidate Questionnaires, 1976
51Women Candidates and Organizations, 1976
52Miscellaneous, 1976
53Biography of Alter, c. 1976
54Clippings, 1975-1976
55Miscellaneous, 1974-1976
56Clippings, 1976
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657Clippings - Other Candidates, 1976
58Clippings - Criminal Justice, 1976
59Clippings -Other Candidates, 1975-1976
60Clippings - Secretary of State Michael Howlett, 1976
61Clippings - Metropolitan Sanitation District, 1976
62Clippings - Governor Walker,, 1976
63Speaking Events, 1975-1976
64Correspondence, 1975-1976
65Correspondence, 1976
66Correspondence, 1976
67Thank Yous, 1976
68Thank Yous, 1976
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769Thank Yous, 1976
70Thank Yous, 1976
71Thank Yous, 1976
72Media, 1976
73Media, 1976
74Speeches, 1976
75Press Releases, 1976
76Schedule, 1976
77Correspondence, 1975
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878Correspondence, 1976
79Correspondence, 1976
80Clippings from Other Campaigns, 1976
81Clippings, 1976
82Campaign Manuals, 1975
83Miscellaneous, 1975-1976
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984Miscellaneous, 1975-1976
85Clippings, 1975-1976
86Petition for Nomination, 1975
87Clippings, 1976
88Speeches and Presentations, 1976
89Speeches and Presentations, 1976
90Miscellaneous, 1976
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1091Miscellaneous [photos], 1976
92Walker/Alter Radio Debate [reel tapes], 1976
93Schedule, 1976
94Mailing and Organization List, 1976
95Fundraising, 1976
96Press Releases, 1976
97Miscellaneous, 1976
98Press Releases, 1976
99Biography and Briefing Statements, 1976
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Sub-Series D: 1978 Campaign for Metropolitan Sanitation District Commissioner
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11100Alter Re-election, 1978
101Miscellaneous [photos], 1998
102Media, 1978
103Requests for Inspection of Reports, 1978
104Clippings, 1978
105Media, 1978
106Legal Issues, 1978
107Other MSD Candidates, 1978
108Correspondence, 1978
109Endorsements, 1978
110Literature, 1978
111Miscellaneous, 1978
112Campaign Strategy, 1978
113Election Statistics, 1978
114Township Information, 1978
115Questionnaires, 1978
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12116Democratic Party Events, 1978
117Coffee Thank Yous, c. 1970
118Miscellaneous,, 1978
119Miscellaneous,, 1978
120Events, 1978
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Sub-Series E: 1990 Campaign for County Clerk
121Press Releases, 1990



Series II: Personal Papers

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Scope and Content note: This series contains the files collected by Alter pertaining to her organizational affiliations, her tenure at the Metropolitan Sanitation District, conferences and events, and topical files on issues that she worked on. The sub series are divided into Organizations, Metropolitan Sanitation District, Events, and Topics.
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Sub-Series A: Organizations
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13122Department Report, 1975
123Illinois Democratic Women's Caucus, 1975
124Illinois Democratic Women's Caucus, 1973-1976
125Illinois Democratic Women's Caucus, 1977
126Miscellaneous Affiliates, 1974
127Illinois Public Officials Lists - 1974
128Democratic Party, 1978
129Illinois Environmental Council, 1977
130Independent Precinct Organization Endorsement, 1978
131Independent Voters of Illinois, 1978
132Chicago Women's Political Caucus, 1977-1978
133Art Institute of Chicago Junior Museum, 1964-1968
134Theatre Programs, 1961-1966
135International Visitors, 1969-1970
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14136Democratic Party, 1969-1971
137Democratic National Committee - Women's Activities, 1970-1971
138Democratic National Convention, 1972
139Democratic National Convention, 1972
140Illinois Democratic Women's Caucus, 1973
141Democratic Party, 1974
142Democratic Party, 1974
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15143Miscellaneous Democratic Women's Groups, 1977
144International Hospitality Center, 1975-1976
145Illinois Democratic Women's Caucus, 1971-1973
146Democratic National Convention, 1976
147Democratic National Convention, 1976
148Art Institute - The Women's Board, 1975-1977
149Miscellaneous, undated
150Art Institute of Chicago - Women's Board minutes, 1990-1992
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16151Art Institute of Chicago - Women's Board minutes, 1993-1996
152Ragdale Foundation, 1990-1993
153Ragdale Foundation, 1989-1991
154Women's Issue Network Foundation, 1992-1993
155Women's Issue Network Foundation, 1991
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17156Women's Issue Network Foundation, 1992
157Women's Issue Network Foundation, 1991
158Chicago Wildflower Works [clippings], 1985-1988
159Chicago Wildflower Works [clippings], 1985-1988
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18160Chicago Wildflower Works [clippings], 1985-1988
161Board of Directors Lists, 1981-1990
162Women's Organizations A-I, 1972-1990
163Women's Organizations J-Z, 1972-1990
164Women's Organizations - Directories, 1988-1989
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Sub-Series B: Metropolitan Sanitation District
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19165Metropolitan Sanitation District, 1978
166Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP), 1978
167Newsletters, 1978
168Board Meeting Minutes, 1978
169MSD News [intermittent series], 1972-1982
170Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, 1989-1990
171Annual Report, 1973
172History, 1927; 1973-1983
173Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, 1989-1990
174Miscellaneous, 1981
175The Alter Report, 1984-1985
176Chicago Riverfront, 1984-1990
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20177Water Reclamation District, 1989
178Speeches and Press Releases, 1977-1985
179Speeches and Press Releases, 1975-1987
180Speeches and Press Releases, 1973-1979
181Machinist Exam Complaint, 1990-1991
182Annual Reports [intermittent series], 1977-1989
183Chicago Water, 1989
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21184"Cook County Observer" [intermittent series], 1975-1983
185"Cook County Observer" [intermittent series], 1984-1989
186Memos, 1989
187Memos, 1987
188Memos, 1977
189Memos, 1982
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22190Memos, 1983
191Memos, 1984
192Memos, 1988
193Memos, 1978
194Memos, 1990
195Memos, 1981
196Memos, 1980
197Memos, 1990
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Sub-Series C: Events
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23198Campaign Conference for Democratic Women, 1974-1976
199International Women's Year Conference, 1977
200Governor Walker Inauguration, 1973-1976
201Democratic National Convention, 1968
202Chicago Foreign Policy Conference, 1974
203Michael Reese Medical Center Benefit, 1975
204Democratic Midterm Convention, 1978
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24205Miscellaneous, 1979
2061988 Democratic National Convention, 1988
207Bright New City Forum, 1990-1992
208"Squeaky Wheel" Broadcast Scripts, 1986-1984
2091996 Democratic National Convention, 1996
210Miscellaneous, 1985-1988
211National Women's Conference, 1977
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Sub-Series D: Topics
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25212Governor Dan Walker - State of the State address, 1976
213Governor Dan Walker - PR, 1975
214Criminal Justice, 1975-1976
215Workmen's Compensation, 1972
216Lt. Governor Neil Hartigan, 1974-1976
217Honesty Initiative, 1976
218Miscellaneous, 1975
219Labor, 1976
220Post-Secondary Education Master Plan, 1975
221Mental Health, 1975
222Nursing, 1973-1980
223Political Honesty Campaign, 1975
224General Clippings, 1972-1975
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26225Pesticide 2, 4, 5-T, 1978
226Women, 1972-1978
227No Earth Fertilizer, 1978
228Clippings - TARP, 1977-1978
229Stevenson Campaign, 1970
230Stevenson Campaign, 1970
231Political Honesty Initiative, 1976
2326 PM Meat Sales, 1976
233Consumer Rights, 1975-1976
234Criminal Justice, 1975-1976
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27235Consumer Rights, 1976
236Ballot Order, 1978
237General Correspondence, 1972
238General Correspondence, 1973
239General Correspondence, 1974
240General Correspondence, 1974
241General Correspondence, 1975
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28242General Correspondence, 1976
243General Correspondence, 1976
244General Correspondence, 1977
245General Correspondence, 1978
246Bride of the Year, 1952
247Contact Lists, 1966-1971
248Women and Politics, 1974
249Adlai Stevenson III - U.S Senate Campaign, 1970
250United Mine Workers, 1976
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29251Women in Politics, 1975-1976
2521977 Inaugurations, 1977
253Illinois Women, 1977
254Miscellaneous [clippings], 1977
255Correspondence - Miscellaneous, undated
256Campaign Publications, undated
257Campaign Strategy, undated
258Miscellaneous [photo], undated
259Solid Waste, 1986-1991
260Ethnic Organizations, 1986-1990
261Solid Waste, 1981-1987
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30262Sludge Management, 1975-1978
263High School and College, 1942-1950
264Diary, undated
265College Internship Application, 1949-1950
266Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1950-1952
267High School Notebook, 1939
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31268Scrapbook, 1951
269Recordings [45 rpm album], undated
270Health Assessment for Southeast Chicago, 1990
271Aging, 1995
272Aging, 1996
273College History Class Notes, circa 1950
274Japan Trip, 1981-1990
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32275Japan Trip, 1985
276Japan Trip, 1990
277MSD - Reports and Events, 1976-1989
278Correspondence and Events, 1966-1998
279Biographical [photo], undated



Series III: Metropolitan Sanitary District Subject Files

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Scope and Content Note: This series contains the subject files collected during Alter's tenure as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Sanitary District, and reflects the scope of her work during this period.
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33280Affirmative Action - Women, 1978-1988
281Affirmative Action - Women, 1990
282Affirmative Action - Women Laborers, 1979-1981
283Affirmative Action - Women Laborers, 1979-1981
284Affirmative Action - Women in Non-Traditional Jobs, 1986-1990
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34285Affirmative Action - Women in Non-Traditional Jobs, 1986-1990
286Affirmative Action - Women, 1980-1989
287Affirmative Action - Women, 1980-1989
288Affirmative Action - Women, 1980-1989
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35289Affirmative Action - Women, 1980-1989
290Affirmative Action - Women, 1980-1989
291Affirmative Action - Women and MSD Ordinance, 1989-1990
292Affirmative Action - Women and MSD Ordinance, 1989-1990
293Affirmative Action - Women and MSD Ordinance, 1989-1990
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36294Affirmative Action - Women and MSD Ordinance, 1989-1990
295Affirmative Action - Women and MSD Ordinance, 1989-1990
296Affirmative Action, 1986-1988
297Affirmative Action - Apprenticeships, 1980-1989
298Affirmative Action - Newsclips, 1980-1989
299Affirmative Action - Women and 257 Reports, 1980-1989
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37300Affirmative Action - Women Newsclips, 1986-1989
301Affirmative Action - Robinson Group, 1978-1980
302Affirmative Action - Women Newsclips, 1978-1979
303Affirmative Action - Robinson Group, 1981-1988
304Articles - MSD, 1987-1989
305Ashley Woods, 1986-1987
306A - Miscellaneous, 1982-1989
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38307A - Constituent Inquiries, 1974-1982
308A - Constituent Inquiries, 1974-1982
309Bidding and Bid Rigging, 1986-1988
310Bidding, 1973-1990
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39311BILY, 1982-1985
312BILY, 1982-1985
313Bond Fund - Misuse, 1979-1990
314Budget, 1982-1989
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40315Budget, 1977-1989
316Budget Systems, 1973-1978
317B - Miscellaneous, 1977-1990
318B - Constituent Inquiries, 1974-1989
319Center for Neighborhood Technology, 1982-1990
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41320Chicago Park District, 1979-1988
321Civic Federation, 1974-1989
322Composting, 1976-1986
323Composting, 1976-1986
324Credit Union, 1978-1989
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42325C - Miscellaneous, 1985-1990
326C - Miscellaneous, 1985-1990
327C - Miscellaneous, 1985-1990
328C - Constituent Inquiries, 1974-1989
329Des Plaines Diversion Project, 1987
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43330D - Miscellaneous, 1973-1989
331D - Constituent Inquiries, 1977-1980
332Energy, 1975-1980
333Energy Reports, 1975-1979
334Energy - Biomass, 1979-1989
335Energy, 1975-1990
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44336Energy - Biomass, 1979-1989
337Energy, 1973-1979
338Energy - ComEd, 1987-1989
339Energy - ComEd, 1987-1989
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45340Energy - Gasohol, 1978-1979
341Energy - Gasohol News 1979-1981
342Energy - Methane, 1975-1984
343Energy - Nuclear, 1977
344Engineering Consultants, 1974-1977
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46345Engineering Consultants, 1973-1987
346E- Constituent Inquiries, 1979-1986
347Flood Control, 1979-1989
348Flood Control, 1979-1989
349Flood Control, 1979-1985
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47350E - Miscellaneous, 1974-1980
351E - Miscellaneous, 1973-1983
352Flood Control, 1988-1990
353Flood Control, 1986-1988
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48354Flood Control - Arlington Heights, 1984-1988
355Friends of the Chicago River, 1989-1990
356Friends of the Chicago River, 1982-1989
357Friends of the Chicago River, 1979-1980
358Friends of the Chicago River, 1981-1985
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49359Friends of the Chicago River, 1987-1988
360Friends of the Chicago River, 1980-1989
361Friends of the Chicago River - Chicago Aquatic Center, 1982-1985
362Friends of the Chicago River - Steering Committee Minutes, 1981-1983
363Friends of the Chicago River - Steering Committee Minutes, 1979-1981
364Friends of the Chicago River - Steering Committee Minutes, 1987-1989
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50365Friends of the Chicago River - Newsclips, 1988
366Friends of the Chicago River - Newsclips, 1983-1987
367Friends of the Chicago River - Newsclips, 1981-1983
368Friends of the Parks, 1977-1990
369Fulton County, 1977-1987
370Fulton County, 1977-1987
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51371Friends of the Chicago River - Steering Committee Minutes, 1984-1986
372Hoffman Estates, 1981-1986
373Hoffman Estates, 1981-1986
374G-H - Miscellaneous, 1980-1988
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52375F-H Constituent Inquiries, 1976-1987
376F-H Constituent Inquiries, 1976-1987
377Industrial Work, 1984-1990
378I - Miscellaneous, 1974-1984
379K - Miscellaneous, 1988-1989
380I-K Constituent Inquiries, 1978-1987
381Lake Diversion, 1985-1988
382Lake Michigan, 1986-1989
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53383Lake Michigan, 1986-1989
384Lake Water, 1981-1985
385Land Use, 1977-1983
386Land Use, 1980-1989
387Land Use, 1980-1989
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54388Land Use, 1974-1986
389Land Use, 1983-1989
390Land Use, 1988-1990
391Land Use - Heritage Corridor, 1977-1986
392Land Use - Legal, 1974-1984
393Land Use - North Avenue Turning Basin, 1984-1989
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55394Land Use - North Shore, 1987-1988
395Land Use - North Shore, 1989
396Land Use - North Shore, 1984-1989
397Land Use - North Shore, 1986-1988
398Land Use - Riveredge Renaissance, 1983-1989
399Land Use, 1976-1984
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56400Land Use, 1974-1977
401Land Use Hearings - Bremmen and McCook, 1976
402Land Use Hearings - Bdroom and Evanston, 1976-1979
403Lucas Berg Pit, 1973-1986
404L - Constituent Inquiries, 1973-1990
405L - Miscellaneous, 1981-1988
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57406L - Miscellaneous, 1979-1987
407Land Reclamation, 1973-1979
408Land Reclamation, 1964-1977
409Land Reclamation - Metals, 1973-1979
410Land Reclamation - Reports, 1977-1982
411Land Reclamation - Reports, 1973-1979
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58412Land Reclamation - University of Illinois, 1979-1992
413MSD - Miscellaneous, 1976-1987
414M - Constituent Inquiries, 1973-1988
415Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, 1987-1990
416Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, 1985-1990
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59417Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, 1984-1987
418Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, 1986-1989
419Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, 1987-1989
420N - Miscellaneous, 1982-1986
421N - Constituent Inquiries, 1975-1989
422O - Miscellaneous, 1985-1990
423O - Miscellaneous, 1977-1988
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60424O - Miscellaneous, 1978-1985
425O - Citizen Inquiries, 1976-1987
426Personnel - General, 1979-1990
427Personnel - General, 1977-1986
428Personnel - General, 1978-1983
429Personnel - General, 1980-1986
430Personnel - General, 1974-1983
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61431Personnel - Exams, 1985-1987
432Personnel - Exams, 1985-1987
433Personnel - Insurance, 1975-1984
434Personnel - Job Requests, 1984-1988
435Personnel - Job Requests, 1977-1985
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62436Personnel - Pension, 1979-1987
437Pesticides, 1979-1987
438Pesticides, 1978-1983
439P - Miscellaneous, 1977-1983
440P - Miscellaneous, 1975-1986
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63441P - Constituent Inquiries, 1973-1987
442Real Estate, 1981-1987
443Real Estate, 1985-1990
444P-R - Miscellaneous, 1976-1989
445P-R - Miscellaneous, 1975-1990
446R - Constituent Inquiries, 1974-1989
447Solids Disposal, 1986-1989
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64448Solids Disposal, 1976-1988
449Solids Disposal, 1975-1988
450Solids Disposal, 1982-1989
451Solids Disposal, 1980-1986
452Speeches - JHA, 1973-1985
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65453Speeches - JHA [photos], 1985-1990
454Speeches - JHA, 1985-1990
455Student Term Papers, 1977-1987
456STU - Miscellaneous, 1975-1986
457STU - Miscellaneous, 1975-1986
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66458Toxics [photos], 1987-1988
459S - Constituent Inquiries, 1974-1989
460Toxics, 1984-1988
461Toxics - Groundwater, 1984-1988
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67462Treasurer, 1981-1988
463T - Constituent Inquiries, 1973-1989
464UVW - Miscellaneous, 1985-1988
465UVW - Miscellaneous, 1976-1988
466UVW - Miscellaneous, 1983-1990
467WYZ - Constituent Inquiries, 1974-1987



Series IV: Democratic Party and Affiliates

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Scope and Content Note: This series contains materials pertaining to Democratic Party events, organizational affiliates, and candidates.
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68468Center for National Policy, 1981-1987
469Center for National Policy - Publications, 1984-1986
470Democratic State Central Committee, 1985-1990
471Democratic Policy Commission, 1985-1986
472Democratic Policy Commission, 1985-1986
473Democratic National Convention - Appointment, 1976-1985
474Democratic National Convention - Platform Accountability Committee, 1983-1988
475Democratic National Convention - Delegate Selection, 1986-1988
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69476Democratic National Convention - Charter and Bylaws, 1980-1988
477Democratic National Convention - Women, 1983-1987
478Democratic National Convention, 1986-1988
479Democratic National Convention, 1987-1988
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70480Democratic National Convention, 1986-1987
481Democratic National Convention, 1985-1986
482Paul Simon for President, 1987-1988
4831988 Presidential Candidates, 1987-1988
484Democratic National Convention, 1987-1988
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71485Dukakis Campaign, 1988
486Democratic National Convention, 1988
487Democratic National Convention - Papers, 1988
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72488Democratic National Convention, 1988
489Democratic National Convention, 1988



Series V: Alter Organizational Work

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Scope and Content Note: This series contains materials pertaining to volunteer and trustee work undertaken by Alter.
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72490Chicago Access Corporation, 1987-1988
491American Jewish Congress, 1987-1988
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73492Art Institute, 1986-1990
493Art Institute, 1988-1990
494A - Miscellaneous, 1981-1989
495Biography - Who's Who entry, 1980-1986
496Bork - Judicial Candidate, 1987-1988
497Bright New City, 1987-1990
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74498B - Miscellaneous, 1987-1989
499C - Miscellaneous, 1986-1989
500Democratic Women's Candidates, 1986
501ERA - Correspondence, 1972-1989
502ERA - Organizations, 1973-1989
503ERA, 1967-1980
504Ethics - Political, 1973-1986
505Hartigan - Gubernatorial Candidate, 1989-1990
506Illinois Democratic Women's Caucus, 1973-1987
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75507International Women's Year, 1975-1985
508I - Miscellaneous, 1982-1990
509J - Miscellaneous, 1985-1989
510Midwest Women's Center, 1987-1991
511Mount Holyoke College, 1985-1989
512Mount Holyoke College - Friends of Art, 1980-1981
513Merit Selection of Judges, 1977-1987
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76514Midwest Women's Center, 1987-1990
515Mount Holyoke College, 1985-1989
516Mount Holyoke College - Art Advisory Committee, 1982-1986
517Mount Holyoke College - Art Advisory Committee, 1978-1983
518Mount Holyoke College - Art Advisory Committee, 1987-1990
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77519Recommendations, 1974-1990
520Recommendations, 1976-1981
521R - Miscellaneous, 1989
522S - Miscellaneous, 1988-1989
523Townsend, Kathleen - Campaign, 1986-1987
524Sierra Club, 1990
525Squeaky Wheel, 1984
526M-N - Miscellaneous, 1986-1989
527Women, 1974-1988
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78528YWCA - Leadership Luncheon, 1988-1989
529Women's Committee - World's Fair, 1983-1985
530Women, 1984-1990
531Women, 1984-1989



Series VI: Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP)

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Scope and Content Note: This series contains materials from the Metropolitan Sanitation District project to address combined sewer overflows.
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79532TARP, 1976-1989
533TARP, 1978-1981
534TARP - JHA Position Statement, 1978-1989
535TARP, 1977-1986
536TARP, 1974-1989
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80537TARP, 1986-1990
538TARP, 1986-1988
539TARP - Blasting Complaints [photos], 1977-1986
540TARP - Blasting Complaints, 1975-1986
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81541TARP - Anti-TARP groups, 1976-1981
542TARP - Anti-TARP groups, 1977-1981
543TARP - Anti-TARP groups, 1977-1979
544TARP - General Accounting Office Report, 1981-1983
545TARP - General Accounting Office Report, 1979-1987
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82546TARP - General Accounting Office Report, 1975-1981
547TARP - General Accounting Office Report, 1978-1981
548TARP - General Accounting Office Report, 1979-1981
549TARP - Data, 1988
550TARP - Data, 1976-1990
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83551TARP - Data, 1977-1980
552TARP - Data, 1977-1982
553TARP - EPA, 1974-1982
554TARP - EPA, 1974
555TARP - John Gnaedinger, 1976-1982
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84556TARP - Hydrogen Sulfide, 1984-1985
557TARP - Local Sewers, 1974-1978
558TARP - NAS and BRAB, 1974-1979
559TARP - Insurance, 1977-1987
560TARP - Army Corps of Engineers, 1976-1982
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85561TARP - Government Agencies, 1975-1978
562TARP - Government Agencies, 1972-1978
563TARP - Rock Controversy, 1977-1990
564TARP - Rock Controversy, 1976-1982
565TARP - Rock Storage, 1979-1988
566TARP - Rock Storage, 1982-1984
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86567TARP - Rock Report, 1981-1988
568TARP - Rock Bids, 1978-1989
569TARP - Rock Bids, 1981-1984
570TARP - Safety, 1987-1989
571TARP - Safety, 1987-1989
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87572TARP - Safety, 1987-1989
573TARP - Safety, 1987-1989
574TARP - Safety, 1987-1989
575TARP - Safety, 1987-1989
576TARP - Safety, 1987-1989
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88577TARP - Press Coverage, 1983-1990
578TARP - Press Coverage, 1981-1986



Series VII: Alter Career Miscellaneous

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Scope and Content Note: This series contains various career subject files, and are kept separate to reflect the order of Alter's own files.
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88579Speeches, 1974-1983
580Speeches, 1972-1985
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89581Centennial Fountain, 1982-1990
582Centennial Fountain, 1986-1989
583Centennial Fountain - Fundraising, 1987-1988
584Centennial Fountain - Fundraising, 1987-1988
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90585Centennial Fountain, 1987-1988
586Centennial Fountain - Sculptors [photos and negatives], 1986
587Centennial Fountain - Sculptors [photos and negatives], 1981-1987
588Centennial Fountain - Sculptors [photos and negatives], 1986
589Centennial Fountain - Sculptors [photos and negatives], 1986-1987
590County Clerk Campaign, 1989-1990



Series VIII: Oversized Items

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910Scrapbook and Miscellaneous Campaign Paraphernalia, undated
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920Buttons, undated
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930Buttons, undated
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940Buttons, undated
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950Campaign Apparel and Posters, undated