The Chicago Tribune is a daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois, founded in 1847 by James Kelly, John E. Wheeler, and Joseph K. C. Forrest. During the 19th century, under the leadership of Joseph Medill, the paper became closely associated with Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party. This association continued into the 20th century as Medill's grandson Colonel Robert R. McCormick assumed editorship and the paper adapted conservative isolationist and anti-New Deal viewpoints. Journalistic highs and lows during the 20th century include publishing the text of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919, incorrectly calling the 1948 presidential election for Thomas Dewey instead of Harry S. Truman, and publishing a complete transcript of the Watergate tapes. The Tribune Corporation branched out into other forms of journalism with the addition of the WGN ("World's Greatest Newspaper") radio station in the 1920s and WGN TV in the 1940s, and was an early adopter of internet journalism in the mid-1990s. It remains the most-read daily newspaper in the Chicago area.
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Tribune Company subsidiaries. Chicago Tribune Charities. Ballets and other non-athletic projects records
Abstract Internal and external memos and other correspondence regarding the planning and promotion of "Nutcracker Suite" and "Alice in Wonderland": preparation of the programs, advertising and ticket sales; negotiations with Arie Crown Theater in McCormick Place; and photographs.
Dates: 1965 - 1984
Abstract Programs for College All-Star football games, and Golden Gloves boxing matches sponsored by Chicago Tribune Charities
Dates: 1934 - 1984
Abstract Correspondence, contracts and other materials relating to the activities of Chicago Tribune Charities. Much of this material is related to Golden Gloves boxing matches sponsored by the Charities.
Dates: 1937 - 1982
Abstract Chicago Tribune Charities files on contributions made or requested. The agencies involved are nearly all charitable or civic; a few are business organizations. The files include all of the in-house memoranda regarding the organization involved, plus most of the direct personal correspondence withn its officials.
Dates: 1972 - 1982