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 6 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Files from the Tribune's Building Division managers: Holmes Onderdonk and Keith Capron), chiefly concerning historic stones (for the Tribune Tower), flags, and inscriptions
Dates: 1923 - 1963
Abstract Files created by W.E. Macfarlane (Chicago Tribune business manager from 1928 until his death on 1944-10-09) and Elbert M. Antrim (business manager from 1944 to 1954)
Dates: 1930 - 1955
Abstract This small collection of promotion material was retained by the Tribune Company Marketing Department between 1957 and 1972. It documents special occasions like the Chicago Tribune 125th Anniversary in 1972, the First Division Museum dedication in 1960, and the McCormick Charitable Trust Historymobile and McCormick Place in 1960. The collection includes clippings, correspondence, and printed promotional matter can also be found.
Dates: 1957 - 1972
Abstract This collection documents the 1947/1949 strike of the Chicago Typographical Union (CTU) against the Chicago Tribune Company. This collection consists of news stories clipped from the Chicago Tribune; correspondence and accounts of meetings and negotiations of the Chicago Newspaper Publishers Association (CNPA) and the unions involved (CTU, and the International Typographical Union (ITU)); contract proposals; union publications and anti-union pamphlets; and...
Dates: 1947 - 1952
Abstract Papers of Robert R. McCormick during his terms as Chicago alderman, president of the Chicago Sanitary District, and early days as president of the Tribune Company
Dates: 1904 - 1914
Abstract Letters to Joseph Medill (managing editor of the Chicago Tribune), some of Medill's early writings, and documents related to Joseph Medill and Katharine Medill
Dates: 1840 - 1899