Harris (Elihu M.) Papers

Historic image of Elihu Harris
Elihu Harris, circa 1970s, African American Museum & Library at Oakland Photograph collection, MS 189, African American Museum & Library at Oakland, Oakland Public Library.

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.

Dates: 1968-1998
Collection number: MS 085
Creator: Harris, Elihu, 1947-
Collection Size: 42 linear feet (35 boxes + 3 oversized boxes)

Guide to the Elihu M. Harris Papers

Available at the African American Museum & Library at Oakland (AAMLO)

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