Chicago Municipal Records: Access and Accountability
Listen to the webinar HERE
Resources from CAA/Chicago Collections Municipal Archives Panel HERE
Access to municipal records is important for government accountability. In some major U.S. cities, there is a city-wide mandate to preserve municipal records, a master retention schedule, and a central municipal archives. Chicago, however, has historically had decentralized and inconsistent policies that often made the process of accessing these records complicated and burdensome.
Join the Chicago Area Archivists and Chicago Collections Consortium on October 14, 2021, 6:00-7:30 pm CST, for an online panel discussion about access to Chicago’s municipal records. Hear from investigative journalists, academic scholars, archivists, and an attorney about the impact of municipal records on their work.
Emiliano Aguilar, Northwestern University
Lakeidra Chavis, The Marshall Project
Edward Remus, Northeastern Illinois University
Joshua Salzmann, Northeastern Illinois University
Sam Stecklow, Invisible Institute and South Side Weekly
Matt Topic, Loevy & Loevy’s Freedom of Information Act practice
Moderated by Gretchen Neidhardt, Chicago History Museum