Joanne Alter papers
MSAlte80

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

Summary Information

Repository
Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives
Creator
Alter, Joanne Hammerman, 1927-2008
Title
Joanne Alter papers
ID
MSAlte80
Date [inclusive]
1939-1952
Extent
48.0 linear ft.
Language
English
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.

Preferred Citation

Joanne Alter papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago

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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.

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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.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Richard J. Daley Library Special Collections and University Archives June 2005

801 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60607
312.996.2742

Revision Description

  07/15/2010

Restrictions on Access

None

Restrictions on Access

None.

Restrictions on Use

None

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Controlled Access Headings

Subject(s)

  • Chicago Political and Civic Life.
  • Midwest Women's History.
  • Women political activists -- Illinois -- Biography.

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Campaigns 

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. 

Sub-Series A: 1972 Campaign for Metropolitan Sanitation District Commissioner 

Box Folder

Coffee Thank-Yous, 1972 

1 1

Contributor Thank-Yous, 1972 

1 2

Contributor Thank-Yous, 1972 

1 3

Endorsements, 1972 

1 4

Press Releases, 1972 

1 5

Miscellaneous, 1972 

1 6

Independent Voters of Illinois, 1972 

1 7

Campaign Strategy, 1972 

1 8

Correspondence - Primary Election, 1972 

1 9

Miscellaneous, 1972 

1 10

Events, 1972 

1 11

Correspondence - Congratulations, 1972 

2 12

Schedule, 1972 

2 13

Calendar, 1972 

2 14

Correspondence - Contributors Letters, 1972 

2 15

Miscellaneous, 1972 

2 16

Mailing Lists, 1976 

2 17

Correspondence, 1976 

2 18

Clippings - Other Candidates, 1972 

2 19

Election Laws and Procedures, 1972 

2 20

Correspondence, 1972 

3 21

Inauguration, 1972 

3 22

Other Candidates, 1972 

3 23

Endorsements, 1972 

3 24

Strategy, 1972 

3 25

Staff, 1972 

3 26

Miscellaneous, 1972 

3 27

Bills, 1972 

3 28

Organizational Lists and Directories, 1972 

3 29

Other Candidates - Clippings, 1972 

3 30

Election, 1972 

4 31

Miscellaneous, 1972 

4 32

Press Releases [photo], 1972 

4 33

Miscellaneous, 1972 

4 34

Events, 1972 

4 35

Sub-Series B: 1974 Campaigns of Other Candidates 

Box Folder

Miscellaneous [clippings], 1974 

4 36

Sub-Series C: 1976 Campaign for Lieutenant Governor 

Box Folder

Coffee Kits, undated 

4 37

Friend to Friend program, undated 

4 38

Attorney General Candidates - Ron Stackler, 1976 

4 39

State of Illinois - Executive Orders, 1973-1975 

4 40

State of Illinois - Budget Releases, 1975 

4 41

Advertising, 1976 

4 42

Telegrams, 1976 

5 43

Candidates - Joan Anderson for Lt. Governor, 1976 

5 44

Candidates - Michael Howlett for Governor, 1976 

5 45

Petitions, 1975 

5 46

Schedule, 1976 

5 47

Correspondence, 1976 

5 48

Requests for Inspection of Finance Records, 1976 

5 49

Candidate Questionnaires, 1976 

5 50

Women Candidates and Organizations, 1976 

5 51

Miscellaneous, 1976 

5 52

Biography of Alter, c. 1976 

5 53

Clippings, 1975-1976 

5 54

Miscellaneous, 1974-1976 

5 55

Clippings, 1976 

5 56

Clippings - Other Candidates, 1976 

6 57

Clippings - Criminal Justice, 1976 

6 58

Clippings -Other Candidates, 1975-1976 

6 59

Clippings - Secretary of State Michael Howlett, 1976 

6 60

Clippings - Metropolitan Sanitation District, 1976 

6 61

Clippings - Governor Walker,, 1976 

6 62

Speaking Events, 1975-1976 

6 63

Correspondence, 1975-1976 

6 64

Correspondence, 1976 

6 65

Correspondence, 1976 

6 66

Thank Yous, 1976 

6 67

Thank Yous, 1976 

6 68

Thank Yous, 1976 

7 69

Thank Yous, 1976 

7 70

Thank Yous, 1976 

7 71

Media, 1976 

7 72

Media, 1976 

7 73

Speeches, 1976 

7 74

Press Releases, 1976 

7 75

Schedule, 1976 

7 76

Correspondence, 1975 

7 77

Correspondence, 1976 

8 78

Correspondence, 1976 

8 79

Clippings from Other Campaigns, 1976 

8 80

Clippings, 1976 

8 81

Campaign Manuals, 1975 

8 82

Miscellaneous, 1975-1976 

8 83

Miscellaneous, 1975-1976 

9 84

Clippings, 1975-1976 

9 85

Petition for Nomination, 1975 

9 86

Clippings, 1976 

9 87

Speeches and Presentations, 1976 

9 88

Speeches and Presentations, 1976 

9 89

Miscellaneous, 1976 

9 90

Miscellaneous [photos], 1976 

10 91

Walker/Alter Radio Debate [reel tapes], 1976 

10 92

Schedule, 1976 

10 93

Mailing and Organization List, 1976 

10 94

Fundraising, 1976 

10 95

Press Releases, 1976 

10 96

Miscellaneous, 1976 

10 97

Press Releases, 1976 

10 98

Biography and Briefing Statements, 1976 

10 99

Sub-Series D: 1978 Campaign for Metropolitan Sanitation District Commissioner 

Box Folder

Alter Re-election, 1978 

11 100

Miscellaneous [photos], 1998 

11 101

Media, 1978 

11 102

Requests for Inspection of Reports, 1978 

11 103

Clippings, 1978 

11 104

Media, 1978 

11 105

Legal Issues, 1978 

11 106

Other MSD Candidates, 1978 

11 107

Correspondence, 1978 

11 108

Endorsements, 1978 

11 109

Literature, 1978 

11 110

Miscellaneous, 1978 

11 111

Campaign Strategy, 1978 

11 112

Election Statistics, 1978 

11 113

Township Information, 1978 

11 114

Questionnaires, 1978 

11 115

Democratic Party Events, 1978 

12 116

Coffee Thank Yous, c. 1970 

12 117

Miscellaneous,, 1978 

12 118

Miscellaneous,, 1978 

12 119

Events, 1978 

12 120

Sub-Series E: 1990 Campaign for County Clerk 

Box Folder

Press Releases, 1990 

12 121

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Series II: Personal Papers 

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. 

Sub-Series A: Organizations 

Box Folder

Department Report, 1975 

13 122

Illinois Democratic Women's Caucus, 1975 

13 123

Illinois Democratic Women's Caucus, 1973-1976 

13 124

Illinois Democratic Women's Caucus, 1977 

13 125

Miscellaneous Affiliates, 1974 

13 126

Illinois Public Officials Lists - 1974 

13 127

Democratic Party, 1978 

13 128

Illinois Environmental Council, 1977 

13 129

Independent Precinct Organization Endorsement, 1978 

13 130

Independent Voters of Illinois, 1978 

13 131

Chicago Women's Political Caucus, 1977-1978 

13 132

Art Institute of Chicago Junior Museum, 1964-1968 

13 133

Theatre Programs, 1961-1966 

13 134

International Visitors, 1969-1970 

13 135

Democratic Party, 1969-1971 

14 136

Democratic National Committee - Women's Activities, 1970-1971 

14 137

Democratic National Convention, 1972 

14 138

Democratic National Convention, 1972 

14 139

Illinois Democratic Women's Caucus, 1973 

14 140

Democratic Party, 1974 

14 141

Democratic Party, 1974 

14 142

Miscellaneous Democratic Women's Groups, 1977 

15 143

International Hospitality Center, 1975-1976 

15 144

Illinois Democratic Women's Caucus, 1971-1973 

15 145

Democratic National Convention, 1976 

15 146

Democratic National Convention, 1976 

15 147

Art Institute - The Women's Board, 1975-1977 

15 148

Miscellaneous, undated 

15 149

Art Institute of Chicago - Women's Board minutes, 1990-1992 

15 150

Art Institute of Chicago - Women's Board minutes, 1993-1996 

16 151

Ragdale Foundation, 1990-1993 

16 152

Ragdale Foundation, 1989-1991 

16 153

Women's Issue Network Foundation, 1992-1993 

16 154

Women's Issue Network Foundation, 1991 

16 155

Women's Issue Network Foundation, 1992 

17 156

Women's Issue Network Foundation, 1991 

17 157

Chicago Wildflower Works [clippings], 1985-1988 

17 158

Chicago Wildflower Works [clippings], 1985-1988 

17 159

Chicago Wildflower Works [clippings], 1985-1988 

18 160

Board of Directors Lists, 1981-1990 

18 161

Women's Organizations A-I, 1972-1990 

18 162

Women's Organizations J-Z, 1972-1990 

18 163

Women's Organizations - Directories, 1988-1989 

18 164

Sub-Series B: Metropolitan Sanitation District 

Box Folder

Metropolitan Sanitation District, 1978 

19 165

Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP), 1978 

19 166

Newsletters, 1978 

19 167

Board Meeting Minutes, 1978 

19 168

MSD News [intermittent series], 1972-1982 

19 169

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, 1989-1990 

19 170

Annual Report, 1973 

19 171

History, 1927; 1973-1983 

19 172

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District, 1989-1990 

19 173

Miscellaneous, 1981 

19 174

The Alter Report, 1984-1985 

19 175

Chicago Riverfront, 1984-1990 

19 176

Water Reclamation District, 1989 

20 177

Speeches and Press Releases, 1977-1985 

20 178

Speeches and Press Releases, 1975-1987 

20 179

Speeches and Press Releases, 1973-1979 

20 180

Machinist Exam Complaint, 1990-1991 

20 181

Annual Reports [intermittent series], 1977-1989 

20 182

Chicago Water, 1989 

20 183

"Cook County Observer" [intermittent series], 1975-1983 

21 184

"Cook County Observer" [intermittent series], 1984-1989 

21 185

Memos, 1989 

21 186

Memos, 1987 

21 187

Memos, 1977 

21 188

Memos, 1982 

21 189

Memos, 1983 

22 190

Memos, 1984 

22 191

Memos, 1988 

22 192

Memos, 1978 

22 193

Memos, 1990 

22 194

Memos, 1981 

22 195

Memos, 1980 

22 196

Memos, 1990 

22 197

Sub-Series C: Events 

Box Folder

Campaign Conference for Democratic Women, 1974-1976 

23 198

International Women's Year Conference, 1977 

23 199

Governor Walker Inauguration, 1973-1976 

23 200

Democratic National Convention, 1968 

23 201

Chicago Foreign Policy Conference, 1974 

23 202

Michael Reese Medical Center Benefit, 1975 

23 203

Democratic Midterm Convention, 1978 

23 204

Miscellaneous, 1979 

24 205

1988 Democratic National Convention, 1988 

24 206

Bright New City Forum, 1990-1992 

24 207

"Squeaky Wheel" Broadcast Scripts, 1986-1984 

24 208

1996 Democratic National Convention, 1996 

24 209

Miscellaneous, 1985-1988 

24 210

National Women's Conference, 1977 

24 211

Sub-Series D: Topics 

Box Folder

Governor Dan Walker - State of the State address, 1976 

25 212

Governor Dan Walker - PR, 1975 

25 213

Criminal Justice, 1975-1976 

25 214

Workmen's Compensation, 1972 

25 215

Lt. Governor Neil Hartigan, 1974-1976 

25 216

Honesty Initiative, 1976 

25 217

Miscellaneous, 1975 

25 218

Labor, 1976 

25 219

Post-Secondary Education Master Plan, 1975 

25 220

Mental Health, 1975 

25 221

Nursing, 1973-1980 

25 222

Political Honesty Campaign, 1975 

25 223

General Clippings, 1972-1975 

25 224

Pesticide 2, 4, 5-T, 1978 

26 225

Women, 1972-1978 

26 226

No Earth Fertilizer, 1978 

26 227

Clippings - TARP, 1977-1978 

26 228

Stevenson Campaign, 1970 

26 229

Stevenson Campaign, 1970 

26 230

Political Honesty Initiative, 1976 

26 231

6 PM Meat Sales, 1976 

26 232

Consumer Rights, 1975-1976 

26 233

Criminal Justice, 1975-1976 

26 234

Consumer Rights, 1976 

27 235

Ballot Order, 1978 

27 236

General Correspondence, 1972 

27 237

General Correspondence, 1973 

27 238

General Correspondence, 1974 

27 239

General Correspondence, 1974 

27 240

General Correspondence, 1975 

27 241

General Correspondence, 1976 

28 242

General Correspondence, 1976 

28 243

General Correspondence, 1977 

28 244

General Correspondence, 1978 

28 245

Bride of the Year, 1952 

28 246

Contact Lists, 1966-1971 

28 247

Women and Politics, 1974 

28 248

Adlai Stevenson III - U.S Senate Campaign, 1970 

28 249

United Mine Workers, 1976 

28 250

Women in Politics, 1975-1976 

29 251

1977 Inaugurations, 1977 

29 252

Illinois Women, 1977 

29 253

Miscellaneous [clippings], 1977 

29 254

Correspondence - Miscellaneous, undated 

29 255

Campaign Publications, undated 

29 256

Campaign Strategy, undated 

29 257

Miscellaneous [photo], undated 

29 258

Solid Waste, 1986-1991 

29 259

Ethnic Organizations, 1986-1990 

29 260

Solid Waste, 1981-1987 

29 261

Sludge Management, 1975-1978 

30 262

High School and College, 1942-1950 

30 263

Diary, undated 

30 264

College Internship Application, 1949-1950 

30 265

Correspondence and Miscellaneous, 1950-1952 

30 266

High School Notebook, 1939 

30 267

Scrapbook, 1951 

31 268

Recordings [45 rpm album], undated 

31 269

Health Assessment for Southeast Chicago, 1990 

31 270

Aging, 1995 

31 271

Aging, 1996 

31 272

College History Class Notes, circa 1950 

31 273

Japan Trip, 1981-1990 

31 274

Japan Trip, 1985 

32 275

Japan Trip, 1990 

32 276

MSD - Reports and Events, 1976-1989 

32 277

Correspondence and Events, 1966-1998 

32 278

Biographical [photo], undated 

32 279

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Series III: Metropolitan Sanitary District Subject Files 

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. 

Box Folder

Affirmative Action - Women, 1978-1988 

33 280

Affirmative Action - Women, 1990 

33 281

Affirmative Action - Women Laborers, 1979-1981 

33 282

Affirmative Action - Women Laborers, 1979-1981 

33 283

Affirmative Action - Women in Non-Traditional Jobs, 1986-1990 

33 284

Affirmative Action - Women in Non-Traditional Jobs, 1986-1990 

34 285

Affirmative Action - Women, 1980-1989 

34 286

Affirmative Action - Women, 1980-1989 

34 287

Affirmative Action - Women, 1980-1989 

34 288

Affirmative Action - Women, 1980-1989 

35 289

Affirmative Action - Women, 1980-1989 

35 290

Affirmative Action - Women and MSD Ordinance, 1989-1990 

35 291

Affirmative Action - Women and MSD Ordinance, 1989-1990 

35 292

Affirmative Action - Women and MSD Ordinance, 1989-1990 

35 293

Affirmative Action - Women and MSD Ordinance, 1989-1990 

36 294

Affirmative Action - Women and MSD Ordinance, 1989-1990 

36 295

Affirmative Action, 1986-1988 

36 296

Affirmative Action - Apprenticeships, 1980-1989 

36 297

Affirmative Action - Newsclips, 1980-1989 

36 298

Affirmative Action - Women and 257 Reports, 1980-1989 

36 299

Affirmative Action - Women Newsclips, 1986-1989 

37 300

Affirmative Action - Robinson Group, 1978-1980 

37 301

Affirmative Action - Women Newsclips, 1978-1979 

37 302

Affirmative Action - Robinson Group, 1981-1988 

37 303

Articles - MSD, 1987-1989 

37 304

Ashley Woods, 1986-1987 

37 305

A - Miscellaneous, 1982-1989 

37 306

A - Constituent Inquiries, 1974-1982 

38 307

A - Constituent Inquiries, 1974-1982 

38 308

Bidding and Bid Rigging, 1986-1988 

38 309

Bidding, 1973-1990 

38 310

BILY, 1982-1985 

39 311

BILY, 1982-1985 

39 312

Bond Fund - Misuse, 1979-1990 

39 313

Budget, 1982-1989 

39 314

Budget, 1977-1989 

40 315

Budget Systems, 1973-1978 

40 316

B - Miscellaneous, 1977-1990 

40 317

B - Constituent Inquiries, 1974-1989 

40 318

Center for Neighborhood Technology, 1982-1990 

40 319

Chicago Park District, 1979-1988 

41 320

Civic Federation, 1974-1989 

41 321

Composting, 1976-1986 

41 322

Composting, 1976-1986 

41 323

Credit Union, 1978-1989 

41 324

C - Miscellaneous, 1985-1990 

42 325

C - Miscellaneous, 1985-1990 

42 326

C - Miscellaneous, 1985-1990 

42 327

C - Constituent Inquiries, 1974-1989 

42 328

Des Plaines Diversion Project, 1987 

42 329

D - Miscellaneous, 1973-1989 

43 330

D - Constituent Inquiries, 1977-1980 

43 331

Energy, 1975-1980 

43 332

Energy Reports, 1975-1979 

43 333

Energy - Biomass, 1979-1989 

43 334

Energy, 1975-1990 

43 335

Energy - Biomass, 1979-1989 

44 336

Energy, 1973-1979 

44 337

Energy - ComEd, 1987-1989 

44 338

Energy - ComEd, 1987-1989 

44 339

Energy - Gasohol, 1978-1979 

45 340

Energy - Gasohol News 1979-1981 

45 341

Energy - Methane, 1975-1984 

45 342

Energy - Nuclear, 1977 

45 343

Engineering Consultants, 1974-1977 

45 344

Engineering Consultants, 1973-1987 

46 345

E- Constituent Inquiries, 1979-1986 

46 346

Flood Control, 1979-1989 

46 347

Flood Control, 1979-1989 

46 348

Flood Control, 1979-1985 

46 349

E - Miscellaneous, 1974-1980 

47 350

E - Miscellaneous, 1973-1983 

47 351

Flood Control, 1988-1990 

47 352

Flood Control, 1986-1988 

47 353

Flood Control - Arlington Heights, 1984-1988 

48 354

Friends of the Chicago River, 1989-1990 

48 355

Friends of the Chicago River, 1982-1989 

48 356

Friends of the Chicago River, 1979-1980 

48 357

Friends of the Chicago River, 1981-1985 

48 358

Friends of the Chicago River, 1987-1988 

49 359

Friends of the Chicago River, 1980-1989 

49 360

Friends of the Chicago River - Chicago Aquatic Center, 1982-1985 

49 361

Friends of the Chicago River - Steering Committee Minutes, 1981-1983 

49 362

Friends of the Chicago River - Steering Committee Minutes, 1979-1981 

49 363

Friends of the Chicago River - Steering Committee Minutes, 1987-1989 

49 364

Friends of the Chicago River - Newsclips, 1988 

50 365

Friends of the Chicago River - Newsclips, 1983-1987 

50 366

Friends of the Chicago River - Newsclips, 1981-1983 

50 367

Friends of the Parks, 1977-1990 

50 368

Fulton County, 1977-1987 

50 369

Fulton County, 1977-1987 

50 370

Friends of the Chicago River - Steering Committee Minutes, 1984-1986 

51 371

Hoffman Estates, 1981-1986 

51 372

Hoffman Estates, 1981-1986 

51 373

G-H - Miscellaneous, 1980-1988 

51 374

F-H Constituent Inquiries, 1976-1987 

52 375

F-H Constituent Inquiries, 1976-1987 

52 376

Industrial Work, 1984-1990 

52 377

I - Miscellaneous, 1974-1984 

52 378

K - Miscellaneous, 1988-1989 

52 379

I-K Constituent Inquiries, 1978-1987 

52 380

Lake Diversion, 1985-1988 

52 381

Lake Michigan, 1986-1989 

52 382

Lake Michigan, 1986-1989 

53 383

Lake Water, 1981-1985 

53 384

Land Use, 1977-1983 

53 385

Land Use, 1980-1989 

53 386

Land Use, 1980-1989 

53 387

Land Use, 1974-1986 

54 388

Land Use, 1983-1989 

54 389

Land Use, 1988-1990 

54 390

Land Use - Heritage Corridor, 1977-1986 

54 391

Land Use - Legal, 1974-1984 

54 392

Land Use - North Avenue Turning Basin, 1984-1989 

54 393

Land Use - North Shore, 1987-1988 

55 394

Land Use - North Shore, 1989 

55 395

Land Use - North Shore, 1984-1989 

55 396

Land Use - North Shore, 1986-1988 

55 397

Land Use - Riveredge Renaissance, 1983-1989 

55 398

Land Use, 1976-1984 

55 399

Land Use, 1974-1977 

56 400

Land Use Hearings - Bremmen and McCook, 1976 

56 401

Land Use Hearings - Bdroom and Evanston, 1976-1979 

56 402

Lucas Berg Pit, 1973-1986 

56 403

L - Constituent Inquiries, 1973-1990 

56 404

L - Miscellaneous, 1981-1988 

56 405

L - Miscellaneous, 1979-1987 

57 406

Land Reclamation, 1973-1979 

57 407

Land Reclamation, 1964-1977 

57 408

Land Reclamation - Metals, 1973-1979 

57 409

Land Reclamation - Reports, 1977-1982 

57 410

Land Reclamation - Reports, 1973-1979 

57 411

Land Reclamation - University of Illinois, 1979-1992 

58 412

MSD - Miscellaneous, 1976-1987 

58 413

M - Constituent Inquiries, 1973-1988 

58 414

Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, 1987-1990 

58 415

Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, 1985-1990 

58 416

Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, 1984-1987 

59 417

Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, 1986-1989 

59 418

Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission, 1987-1989 

59 419

N - Miscellaneous, 1982-1986 

59 420

N - Constituent Inquiries, 1975-1989 

59 421

O - Miscellaneous, 1985-1990 

59 422

O - Miscellaneous, 1977-1988 

59 423

O - Miscellaneous, 1978-1985 

60 424

O - Citizen Inquiries, 1976-1987 

60 425

Personnel - General, 1979-1990 

60 426

Personnel - General, 1977-1986 

60 427

Personnel - General, 1978-1983 

60 428

Personnel - General, 1980-1986 

60 429

Personnel - General, 1974-1983 

60 430

Personnel - Exams, 1985-1987 

61 431

Personnel - Exams, 1985-1987 

61 432

Personnel - Insurance, 1975-1984 

61 433

Personnel - Job Requests, 1984-1988 

61 434

Personnel - Job Requests, 1977-1985 

61 435

Personnel - Pension, 1979-1987 

62 436

Pesticides, 1979-1987 

62 437

Pesticides, 1978-1983 

62 438

P - Miscellaneous, 1977-1983 

62 439

P - Miscellaneous, 1975-1986 

62 440

P - Constituent Inquiries, 1973-1987 

63 441

Real Estate, 1981-1987 

63 442

Real Estate, 1985-1990 

63 443

P-R - Miscellaneous, 1976-1989 

63 444

P-R - Miscellaneous, 1975-1990 

63 445

R - Constituent Inquiries, 1974-1989 

63 446

Solids Disposal, 1986-1989 

63 447

Solids Disposal, 1976-1988 

64 448

Solids Disposal, 1975-1988 

64 449

Solids Disposal, 1982-1989 

64 450

Solids Disposal, 1980-1986 

64 451

Speeches - JHA, 1973-1985 

64 452

Speeches - JHA [photos], 1985-1990 

65 453

Speeches - JHA, 1985-1990 

65 454

Student Term Papers, 1977-1987 

65 455

STU - Miscellaneous, 1975-1986 

65 456

STU - Miscellaneous, 1975-1986 

65 457

Toxics [photos], 1987-1988 

66 458

S - Constituent Inquiries, 1974-1989 

66 459

Toxics, 1984-1988 

66 460

Toxics - Groundwater, 1984-1988 

66 461

Treasurer, 1981-1988 

67 462

T - Constituent Inquiries, 1973-1989 

67 463

UVW - Miscellaneous, 1985-1988 

67 464

UVW - Miscellaneous, 1976-1988 

67 465

UVW - Miscellaneous, 1983-1990 

67 466

WYZ - Constituent Inquiries, 1974-1987 

67 467

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Series IV: Democratic Party and Affiliates 

Scope and Content Note: This series contains materials pertaining to Democratic Party events, organizational affiliates, and candidates. 

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Center for National Policy, 1981-1987 

68 468

Center for National Policy - Publications, 1984-1986 

68 469

Democratic State Central Committee, 1985-1990 

68 470

Democratic Policy Commission, 1985-1986 

68 471

Democratic Policy Commission, 1985-1986 

68 472

Democratic National Convention - Appointment, 1976-1985 

68 473

Democratic National Convention - Platform Accountability Committee, 1983-1988 

68 474

Democratic National Convention - Delegate Selection, 1986-1988 

68 475

Democratic National Convention - Charter and Bylaws, 1980-1988 

69 476

Democratic National Convention - Women, 1983-1987 

69 477

Democratic National Convention, 1986-1988 

69 478

Democratic National Convention, 1987-1988 

69 479

Democratic National Convention, 1986-1987 

70 480

Democratic National Convention, 1985-1986 

70 481

Paul Simon for President, 1987-1988 

70 482

1988 Presidential Candidates, 1987-1988 

70 483

Democratic National Convention, 1987-1988 

70 484

Dukakis Campaign, 1988 

71 485

Democratic National Convention, 1988 

71 486

Democratic National Convention - Papers, 1988 

71 487

Democratic National Convention, 1988 

72 488

Democratic National Convention, 1988 

72 489

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Series V: Alter Organizational Work 

Scope and Content Note: This series contains materials pertaining to volunteer and trustee work undertaken by Alter. 

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Chicago Access Corporation, 1987-1988 

72 490

American Jewish Congress, 1987-1988 

72 491

Art Institute, 1986-1990 

73 492

Art Institute, 1988-1990 

73 493

A - Miscellaneous, 1981-1989 

73 494

Biography - Who's Who entry, 1980-1986 

73 495

Bork - Judicial Candidate, 1987-1988 

73 496

Bright New City, 1987-1990 

73 497

B - Miscellaneous, 1987-1989 

74 498

C - Miscellaneous, 1986-1989 

74 499

Democratic Women's Candidates, 1986 

74 500

ERA - Correspondence, 1972-1989 

74 501

ERA - Organizations, 1973-1989 

74 502

ERA, 1967-1980 

74 503

Ethics - Political, 1973-1986 

74 504

Hartigan - Gubernatorial Candidate, 1989-1990 

74 505

Illinois Democratic Women's Caucus, 1973-1987 

74 506

International Women's Year, 1975-1985 

75 507

I - Miscellaneous, 1982-1990 

75 508

J - Miscellaneous, 1985-1989 

75 509

Midwest Women's Center, 1987-1991 

75 510

Mount Holyoke College, 1985-1989 

75 511

Mount Holyoke College - Friends of Art, 1980-1981 

75 512

Merit Selection of Judges, 1977-1987 

75 513

Midwest Women's Center, 1987-1990 

76 514

Mount Holyoke College, 1985-1989 

76 515

Mount Holyoke College - Art Advisory Committee, 1982-1986 

76 516

Mount Holyoke College - Art Advisory Committee, 1978-1983 

76 517

Mount Holyoke College - Art Advisory Committee, 1987-1990 

76 518

Recommendations, 1974-1990 

77 519

Recommendations, 1976-1981 

77 520

R - Miscellaneous, 1989 

77 521

S - Miscellaneous, 1988-1989 

77 522

Townsend, Kathleen - Campaign, 1986-1987 

77 523

Sierra Club, 1990 

77 524

Squeaky Wheel, 1984 

77 525

M-N - Miscellaneous, 1986-1989 

77 526

Women, 1974-1988 

77 527

YWCA - Leadership Luncheon, 1988-1989 

78 528

Women's Committee - World's Fair, 1983-1985 

78 529

Women, 1984-1990 

78 530

Women, 1984-1989 

78 531

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Series VI: Tunnel and Reservoir Plan (TARP) 

Scope and Content Note: This series contains materials from the Metropolitan Sanitation District project to address combined sewer overflows. 

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TARP, 1976-1989 

79 532

TARP, 1978-1981 

79 533

TARP - JHA Position Statement, 1978-1989 

79 534

TARP, 1977-1986 

79 535

TARP, 1974-1989 

79 536

TARP, 1986-1990 

80 537

TARP, 1986-1988 

80 538

TARP - Blasting Complaints [photos], 1977-1986 

80 539

TARP - Blasting Complaints, 1975-1986 

80 540

TARP - Anti-TARP groups, 1976-1981 

81 541

TARP - Anti-TARP groups, 1977-1981 

81 542

TARP - Anti-TARP groups, 1977-1979 

81 543

TARP - General Accounting Office Report, 1981-1983 

81 544

TARP - General Accounting Office Report, 1979-1987 

81 545

TARP - General Accounting Office Report, 1975-1981 

82 546

TARP - General Accounting Office Report, 1978-1981 

82 547

TARP - General Accounting Office Report, 1979-1981 

82 548

TARP - Data, 1988 

82 549

TARP - Data, 1976-1990 

82 550

TARP - Data, 1977-1980 

83 551

TARP - Data, 1977-1982 

83 552

TARP - EPA, 1974-1982 

83 553

TARP - EPA, 1974 

83 554

TARP - John Gnaedinger, 1976-1982 

83 555

TARP - Hydrogen Sulfide, 1984-1985 

84 556

TARP - Local Sewers, 1974-1978 

84 557

TARP - NAS and BRAB, 1974-1979 

84 558

TARP - Insurance, 1977-1987 

84 559

TARP - Army Corps of Engineers, 1976-1982 

84 560

TARP - Government Agencies, 1975-1978 

85 561

TARP - Government Agencies, 1972-1978 

85 562

TARP - Rock Controversy, 1977-1990 

85 563

TARP - Rock Controversy, 1976-1982 

85 564

TARP - Rock Storage, 1979-1988 

85 565

TARP - Rock Storage, 1982-1984 

85 566

TARP - Rock Report, 1981-1988 

86 567

TARP - Rock Bids, 1978-1989 

86 568

TARP - Rock Bids, 1981-1984 

86 569

TARP - Safety, 1987-1989 

86 570

TARP - Safety, 1987-1989 

86 571

TARP - Safety, 1987-1989 

87 572

TARP - Safety, 1987-1989 

87 573

TARP - Safety, 1987-1989 

87 574

TARP - Safety, 1987-1989 

87 575

TARP - Safety, 1987-1989 

87 576

TARP - Press Coverage, 1983-1990 

88 577

TARP - Press Coverage, 1981-1986 

88 578

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Series VII: Alter Career Miscellaneous 

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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Speeches, 1974-1983 

88 579

Speeches, 1972-1985 

88 580

Centennial Fountain, 1982-1990 

89 581

Centennial Fountain, 1986-1989 

89 582

Centennial Fountain - Fundraising, 1987-1988 

89 583

Centennial Fountain - Fundraising, 1987-1988 

89 584

Centennial Fountain, 1987-1988 

90 585

Centennial Fountain - Sculptors [photos and negatives], 1986 

90 586

Centennial Fountain - Sculptors [photos and negatives], 1981-1987 

90 587

Centennial Fountain - Sculptors [photos and negatives], 1986 

90 588

Centennial Fountain - Sculptors [photos and negatives], 1986-1987 

90 589

County Clerk Campaign, 1989-1990 

90 590

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Series VIII: Oversized Items 

Box Folder

Scrapbook and Miscellaneous Campaign Paraphernalia, undated 

91

Buttons, undated 

92

Buttons, undated 

93

Buttons, undated 

94

Campaign Apparel and Posters, undated 

95

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