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UIC unveils collection of Daley artifacts

The late Chicago mayor’s personal and political life is portrayed in a large collection of documents and memorabilia.

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Shelves at UIC’s new Richard J. Daley collection. The archive includes papers, memorabilia and personal items from his two-plus decades as Chicago’s mayor.

WBEZ/Katie Kather

The University of Illinois at Chicago unveiled a collection of documents from Richard J. Daley’s 20-plus years as Chicago mayor Wednesday night.

The archive includes shelves of papers, memorabilia and more than 7,000 photographs.

It is open to researchers by appointment.

WBEZ’s Richard Steele toured the collection with its archivist, Peggy Glowacki.

To hear about some surprising items in the collection (including a big fish?), listen to the audio above.

Produced by WBEZ’s Katie Kather. Kather is an arts & culture reporting intern at WBEZ. Follow her on Twitter @ktkather.

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