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Byrne, Jane 1933-2014

Overview
Works: 30 works in 37 publications in 1 language and 1,935 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Exhibition catalogs  Archives  Miscellanea  Sources 
Roles: Author
Classifications: F548.54.B97, 352.00092
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Most widely held works about Jane Byrne
 
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Most widely held works by Jane Byrne
Mayor Byrne's New Music America '82 by New Music America (Festival)( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jane Byrne : by Jane Byrne( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Commercials used during Byrne's campaigns for the 1979 and 1983 mayoral elections in Chicago, Illinois, Democratic party
Mayoral records, 1983-1987 by Harold Washington( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Correspondence, reports, memos, press releases, plans and resumes from various city departments. Memos and notes written by Press Office staff. Speeches, statements, and press releases, in both draft and final form. Press clippings, proclamations, executive orders, schedules and briefing notes
My Chicago by Jane Byrne( Book )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in Undetermined and English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A twenty-six-year-old widow with no experience in practical politics, Jane Byrne was puzzled when Chicago's autocratic Mayor Richard Daley, Sr., brusquely asked her to stop by his office in early 1964. In the surprising scene that ensued, she gained unusual insight into one of the most powerful men in America and found herself suddenly launched on a new career, one that led in 1979 to her own dramatic election as Chicago's only woman mayor. My Chicago is a warm and frank memoir filled with deftly drawn portraits of the famous and the obscure, the story of a remarkable woman's discovery of the realities of power. It is also the rich chronicle of her abiding love affair with the vigorous and complex city where her immigrant Irish ancestors had dared to start new lives before the Civil War. Just as she charts the struggles of her forebears in parallel with the growth of Chicago, backlighting their personal tragedies with the city's own disasters of fire and racial conflict, Byrne also intertwines her personal aspirations for political justice and fairness with the developing political consciousness of the city's many different communities. Her career, she makes clear, is part and parcel of the history of Chicago and of her family's place in that history. In her vivid telling, the challenges of the Chicago mayoralty take on meaning for all cities and towns, for all communities. Wryly, she shows how private ambition and ingrown corruption can breed strange political maneuvers; but she also demonstrates that hard work, direct talk, and earned trust can bring about change. A natural storyteller, Byrne shares unforgettable glimpses of her political allies and her rivals, of President Carter and President Reagan, of cowed Mafiosi and stubborn bureaucrats. Above all, she convincingly brings to life the Byzantine machinations of Mayor Richard Daley, Sr., and his smoothly functioning, seemingly omnipotent political machine. How Byrne defeats that monolith after Daley's death is the heart of the drama of My Chicago. How she accepts and analyzes her own defeat later makes possible her sobering but guardedly optimistic view of the future for political cooperation in America. A mayor who never forgot that she was elected by the people living in neighborhoods like those of her immigrant ancestors, people who believed in the American dream, Jane Byrne has written a revealing autobiography and a hymn to the beautiful, brawling city she loves so well
Chicago 1992 Committee records by Chicago 1992 Committee( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Includes materials by the committee's executive director Frances Knibb, mayors Jane Byrne and Harold Washington, alderman Bernard Stone, other city and state politicians and officials, Lewis Kreinberg of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, Chris Burgess of the 18th Street Development Corporation, and other community leaders
How I got involved by Jane Byrne( )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Miscellaneous campaign literature, 1979 Mayoral campaign] by Jane Byrne( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Milton Pikarsky papers by Milton Pikarsky( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Correspondence, speeches, and articles, 1962-1978; scrapbooks, 1965-1973; appointment books, 1974-1977; reports, newspaper clippings, awards, and other papers of Milton Pikarsky, a civil engineer who served as commissioner of public works for the City of Chicago, Illinois (1964-1973); and chairman of the Chicago Transit Authority (1973-1975) and the Regional Transportation Authority (1975-1978). The majority of the collection consists of correspondence, reports, speeches, and articles related to Pikarsky's work in the field of transportation systems and public works. Also present are biographical materials, working papers and legal records related to Pikarsky's early career; correspondence and press releases pertaining to Pikarsky's appointments as director of Transportation Research at IIT Research Institute and transportation advisor to Chicago mayor Jane Byrne; and certificates and memorabilia documenting achievements
Mayor Byrne's mile of sculpture! : [exhibition] May 14-29, 1982 by Chicago Sculpture Society( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
African American Police League (Chicago, Ill.) records by Ill.) African American Police League (Chicago( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The collection also contains Renault Robinson's working files about his service as a commissioner and board chairman of the Chicago Housing Authority (1979-1987); and Robinson's working files about his involvement in political campaigns, including those of Ralph Metcalf, Mayor Jane Byrne, and Mayor Harold Washington
Chicago politics a theatre of power ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Why are politics in Chicago so dramatic & colorful? Power plays are carefully maneuvered & orchestrated, as demonstrated in this revealing presentation
 
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Alternative Names
Burke, Margaret Jane, 1933-2014
Byrne, Margaret Jane 1933-
Languages
English (34)
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