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Donald Haider Papers

Identifier: 12/3/14
The Haider papers are organized into categories including biographical information, general correspondence, publications, mayoral campaign documents, campaign photographs and related audiovisual media, newspaper and magazine clippings, and campaign artifacts.  Most of the material within the collection relates to Haider’s 1987 campaign for mayor of the City of Chicago.

Biographical information includes resumes and biographical profiles, largely documenting Haider’s academic and professional career.

A small volume of general correspondence pertains both to Haider’s mayoral campaign as well as to other topics. 

Also included are a number of Haider’s academic publications arranged in chronological order.

The bulk of the collection consists of material from Haider’s participation in the 1987 Chicago mayoral campaign. There are general documents organized alphabetically by issue or topic, as well as documents pertaining specifically to his agenda-setting and speeches, also arranged by topic alphabetically.  Within each category, items are arranged chronologically.

Campaign photographs and related audiovisual media include a number of photographic prints as well as projector slides reflecting major campaign events and personalities.  Audio and video recordings of Haider’s speeches, interviews, public appearances, and the WTTW and League of Women Voters mayoral debate are documented on audio and video cassettes in multiple physical formats.  An itemization of those audiovisual records is appended to this finding aid.

Newspaper and magazine clippings are arranged two ways: first, the clippings from Haider’s campaign for mayor are arranged chronologically, broken down by month or half month; second, clippings are organized by subject, and chronologically thereafter within each subject.

Finally, there are artifacts from Haider’s campaign, including signs, banners, and apparel, notably, the red jackets from Haider’s “Taking it to the Streets” grassroots campaign strategy.


  • 1961-2007
  • Other: Date acquired: 03/11/2015


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5.00 Boxes


Kellogg Graduate School of Management professor Donald Haider ran for mayor of the City of Chicago in 1987. Papers include biographical materials, academic publications, and (the bulk of the collection) material relating to Haider's mayoral campaign.

Source of Acquisition

Donald Haider donated the collection to the Northwestern University Archives on November 27, 2013 (Accession No. 13-239). Five articles written about the New York City Budget, donated to the Northwest

Separated Materials

See inventory on site
Guide to the Donald Haider Papers
Rachel Riemenschneider
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US