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Inventory of the Elihu M. Harris Papers
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Description
The Elihu M. Harris Papers consist of reports, photographs, subject files, and administrative and financial records documenting Harris' political career as the mayor of Oakland, California from 1991-1999 and as co-owner of KDIA radio station from 1992-1996.
Background
Politician and attorney Elihu M. Harris (1947-) was born to Frances and Elihu Harris Sr. in Los Angeles, California on August 15, 1947. Shortly after his birth, the family moved to Berkeley, California where he attended public schools graduating from Berkeley High School in 1965. After graduation, he enrolled at California State College at Hayward majoring in Political Science, serving as the student body vice president, and graduating with honors in 1968. The following year he graduated with a Master's Degree in Public Administration from University of California Berkeley's Graduate School of Public Policy and his Juris Doctor degree from University of California School of Law in 1972.
Extent
42 linear feet (35 boxes + 3 oversized boxes)
Restrictions
Permission to publish from the Elihu M. Harris Papers must be obtained from the African American Museum & Library at Oakland.
Availability
No access restrictions. Collection is open to the public.