By Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - The personal papers of Richard J. Daley, Chicago’s mayor for 21 years until his death in 1976, will help shape a series of courses at University of Illinois at Chicago.

The papers were donated to the university’s Richard J. Daley Library and include a signed photo of John F. Kennedy with Daley and his family at the White House after Kennedy’s inauguration.

The collection includes letters detailing Daley’s role as the host of the turbulent 1968 Democratic Convention and Daley’s correspondence with the Democratic National Committee.

Classes will include single-credit courses and seminars for alumni and community members. The first class will be offered spring semester. It will focus on the politics of 1968 and be taught by visiting lecturer David Greenstein.

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