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Byrne, Jane 1933-2014

Works: 45 works in 58 publications in 2 languages and 1,913 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Textbooks  Study guides  Juvenile works  Nonfiction films  Animated films  Children's films  Archives 
Roles: Author, Speaker
Classifications: F548.54.B97, 352.00092
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French B for the IB Diploma by Jane Byrne( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in French and English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new, accessible guide to French B from IB experts and native speakers, French B for the IB Diploma responds to teacher needs by providing texts and skills practice at the right level for all students for all core and optional topics. Clear learning pathways provide routes through the book for both Standard and Higher Level students ensuring maximum language progression
The under water melon man and other unreasonable rhymes by Fane Flaws( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resource containing book, CD and DVD. The book contains rhymes and illustrations which are brought to life through songs on the CD, and songs and animation on the DVD. Suggested audience: primary, intermediate
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

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 politics : a theatre of power by Bill Stamets( 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
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
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
The post-colonial condition of African literature by African Literature Association( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"The ten articles on African literature in this collection were chosen from the 1995 conference of the African Literature Association held in Columbus, Ohio. The theme of that conference, "The Post-Colonial Condition of African Literature," has been broadly interpreted in both practical and theoretical ways by our writers. Most of them simply use the phrase "Post-Colonial" to refer to contemporary writings in Africa and the African diaspora." "Others examine the more theoretical aspects of post-colonial culture, especially as it illuminates the complex relationship between Africa and the West. Still other essays are concerned with feminist critiques of African literature."--Jacket
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

Mayor Jane M. Byrne reports to the City Council on what's ahead for 1981 by Chicago (Ill.)( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

[Illinois primary 1980]( Recording )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Reporters Richard Threlkeld, Robert Pierpoint, and Terry Drinkwater present, "The Illinois Primary," with the voices of Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, John Anderson, Philip Crane, Jane Byrne, Teddy Kennedy, Richard Daley Jr.. Features excerpts from recordings of previous conventions of Wendell Willkie (1940) and Everett Dirksen (1944). On "Sunday Morning."
Mayor Byrne's mile of sculpture! ; [exhibition] May 14-29, 1982, 12 noon-8 pm 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 main body of the AAPL records were donated by the AAPL through the offices of Renault Robinson beginning in 1970 (accession#: M1970.0061, M1971.0015, M1971.0032, M1982.0027, M1984.0128). Papers relating to the Chicago Housing Authority were the gift of Renault Robinson
City edition( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Robert P. Crawford Chicago city hall radio collection by Robert P Crawford( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection contains 58 hours and 47 minutes of tape recorded radio broadcasts on 63 audio CDs. Robert P Crawford was the City Hall Correspondent for WBBM radio in Chicago from the 1960's until his retirement in 2001
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
Pre-Mayoral Records by Harold Washington( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Harold Washington became the first African American mayor of Chicago in 1983. The Mayoral Campaign Records were created during Harold Washington's run for Mayor of Chicago and provide tremendous insight into both the primary and general elections in 1983, and Washington's journey to get there. The earlier records in the collection document Washington's fundraising and support-building activities during his tenure as U.S. Congressman, and there is significant information about the transition period following his success at the polls. Of particular note is the Press and Publicity Series which gives a sense of how racially charged the election became, and where many of Washington's speeches are arranged. Also of note is the Elections Series where allegations of voting irregularities can be found. For photographs, please see the Pre-Mayoral Photograph Collection
[Famed radio journalist Robert P. Crawford promotes the Bob Crawford Audio Archive at the University of Illinois at Chicago] by Robert P Crawford( Recording )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Famed radio journalist Robert P. Crawford promotes an audio collection of interviews, radio programs and Chicago City Council proceedings collected by him over the previous thirty years (mostly at WBBM-AM) and donated to the University of Illinois at Chicago. Included in the promo are rare and humorous samples from the archives including Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley famously butchering the English language, Mayor Jane Byrne singing, Mayor Richard M. Daley talking about health inspections, and Ted Kennedy singing in Spanish at a Harold Washington political rally
Inaugural address of Mayor Jane Byrne April 16, 1979 by Jane Byrne( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Full text of the inaugural address given by Jane Byrne, the 41st mayor of Chicago, on April 16, 1979
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My Chicago
Alternative Names
Burke, Margaret Jane 1933-2014

Byrne, Margaret Jane 1933-

Jane Bryne

Jane Byrne

Jane Byrne American politician; Mayor of Chicago, Illinois

Jane Byrne americká politička

Jane Byrne Amerikaans politica (1934-2014)

Jane Byrne personnalité politique américaine

Jane Byrne político estadounidense

Jane Byrne US-amerikanesch Politikerin

Jane Byrne US-amerikanische Politikerin, Bürgermeisterin von Chicago (1979 bis 1983)

English (49)

French (2)

The post-colonial condition of African literatureFighting Jane : Mayor Jane Byrne and the Chicago machine