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Dr Charles "Chuck" Ford papers

Dr Charles "Chuck" Ford

The Dr. Charles “Chuck” Ford papers (1979-1991) document his political career, from his two terms as Ward IV City Council Member in Tucson (1979-1987), to his 1991 mayoral campaign. The collection contains newspaper clippings and scrapbooks of photographs, correspondence, and memorabilia. In particular, there is political correspondence between Dr. Ford and Morris K. Udall, Bruce E. Babbitt, and Evan Mecham. These documents detail his legacy as the first African American elected to the Tucson City Council.