Robert McGaw Papers (Rockford), 1972-1981
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Brief Description:

The Robert McGaw Papers document events in Rockford, Illinois from 1972-1981.  Few of McGaw’s personal papers, financial records, campaign material, speeches, or position papers are included in the collection.  It is a small collection divided into two series: Correspondence and Subject Files, and News Clippings.

The Correspondence and Subject Files series consists of material dating 1972-1981.  It is predominantly correspondence arranged by topic.  Subjects covered include: Community Services and Development, Aldermanic Appointments, letters supporting state and national level legislation, and Correspondence with Rockford City Departments.  The second series is a set reproduced News Clippings dating 1974-1977.  This series topics are very diverse.  Subjects covered include: Annexation, Bicentennial Celebrations, Cable Television, Liquor Licenses, McGaw’s mayoral campaigns, Rockford City Departments, the Public Safety Building, and Unemployment.

Although small, the collection does provide the researcher with information on local events in Rockford during the mid-1970’s.

Held at:
Northern Illinois University
Founders Memorial Library
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1779
Email: rhcua [at]
Record Series Number: RHC/RC/150
Volume: 1.5 Linear Feet
Acquired: 05/27/1982.
Arrangement: It is a small collection divided into two series: Correspondence and Subject Files, and News Clippings.
Access Restrictions: No materials in the collection may be published without consent of the donor, Robert McGaw.
Subject Index
Democratic Party
McGaw, Robert
Rockford (Ill.)
United States--Politics and government
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Property rights in the collection belong to the Regional History Center; literary rights are dedicated to the public.
Acquisition Notes: Robert McGaw  Robert McGaw donated his personal papers to the Northern Illinois Regional History Center on May 27, 1982.
Related Materials: For other collections concerning Rockford, Winnebago County, and northern Illinois politicians researchers should consult the index to the Regional History Center’s guide.