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Title:Karen Hasara Oral History
Author(s):Hasara, Karen
Contributor(s):Hendricks, Brian
Subject(s):Hasara, Karen (b. 1940)
Abstract:Hasara, Springfield’s first woman mayor (1995-2003), was elected to the Illinois House of Representatives (1986-1992) and also served in the Illinois Senate (1992-1995). She discusses the eventful moments that marked her eight years as mayor, including the transition phase from being a legislator to being an executive, handling race relations, and presiding over a revitalized downtown area, culminating with the groundbreaking ceremonies for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum. Hasara also discusses her upbringing and education, family life, retirement, and offered her opinions concerning the future of women in politics and the future of Springfield.
Issue Date:2004
Citation Info:Hasara, Karen Oral History. Interview by Brian Hendricks, 2004. Archives/Special Collections, Brookens Library, University of Illinois at Springfield.
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Rights Information:Board of Trustees, University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-04-08

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