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 59 Collections and/or Records:
Chicago Tribune. Kirkland & Ellis Files (II)
This collection contains legal documents and correspondence handled by the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis for the formation of the Chicago Tribune Company and its subsidiaries between 1889 and 1965. Included are lease and trust agreements, contracts, deeds, and charters of the various divisions of the company created or dissolved between 1896 and 1947. The collection includes some McCormick family documents dating between 1919 and 1955, and phonograph records.
Chicago Tribune. Kirkland & Ellis Files (III)
This collection contains miscellaneous material from the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis related to members of the McCormick family (Katharine Medill McCormick, Ruth ("Bazy"), McCormick Miller Tankersley, Robert R. McCormick); Cantigny; the Quebec & Ontario Transportation Company; Green Sheet Inc., the Van Nuys Publishing Co., and the New Building Corp.; Max Annenberg; George D. Houston (shares of Tribune Company stock)
Chicago Tribune. Kirkland & Ellis Files (IV)
This collection contains material related to the libel suit, Henry Ford versus The Tribune Company, dating to 1916-1919. The suit concerned the Chicago Tribune editorial of June 23, 1916, "Ford is an Anarchist."
Chicago Tribune. Kirkland & Ellis Files (V)
The files in this collection relate in general to annual meetings of the Tribune Company and its subsidiaries.
Chicago Tribune. Labor relations. Strike of 1947-1949 records
Chicago tribune. Vertical file
Chicago Tribune. Wired
"An Information Center" newsletter
Stanton R. Cook (1925-2015) Papers
Stanton Rufus Cook was publisher, chairman, president, and chief officer of the Chicago Tribune and director, president, chairman and chief executive officer of the Tribune Company in Chicago. This collection consists of papers, photographs, audio, video, and artifactual materials documenting his professional and personal life.
Tribune Company. Harold F. Grumhaus (1903-1999) papers
Papers of Harold P. Grumhaus, who held positions of responsibility at the Chicago Tribune (including Publisher) and the Tribune Company (including President)
Chicago Tribune. Limited edition
Issues of Limited edition, the house organ of the Freedom Center (the Chicago tribune printing plant); "News of the Chicago Tribune's new production and circulation facility"
Tribune Company. McCormick-Patterson Trust documents of transfer
Records of the McCormick-Patterson trust, which was created as a successor to the (Joseph) Medill Trust to hold stock in the Tribune Company
Robert R. McCormick. Personal and business correspondence
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
Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955) Purchasing Department records
Records of correspondence and transactions of the Purchasing Department of the Tribune Company in which Colonel Robert R. McCormick was directly involved
Robert R. McCormick. Manuscripts of Gems of literature and song
Original typed manuscript for a Christmas songbook assembled for Colonel and Mrs. McCormick by the Chicago Tribune promotion department
Robert R. McCormick. Tribune Company files
Robert R. McCormick's Tribune Company files contain material relating chiefly to the Chicago Tribune, its departments, employees, editors, bureaus, stockholders, policies, etc., and to a lesser extent to the Tribune Company. The distinction between the two companies was not as important during McCormick's lifetime as it later became.
Joseph Medill (1823-1899) archives
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
Quebec and Ontario Paper Company paperworkers strike of 1990 records
This collection consists of a single folder of clippings and other materials related to the strike in August, 1990, by locals of the Canadian Paperworkers Union against the paper mills in Thorod and Baie Comeau owned by the Quebec and Ontario Paper Company (itself owned in turn by the Tribune Company). Because the mills were important consumers of used paper, the strike had a significant effect on Canadian recycling programs.
Tribune Company Archives. Internal files
Internal documents related to the Tribune Company Archives
Tribune Company Archives. Vertical file
Tribune Company. Auditing Department files
These scattered files chiefly come from a time when one auditing department handled all Tribune Company operations.
- Charities 4
- Chicago (Ill.) 4
- Golden Gloves Tournament 2
- Industrial relations 2
- Newspaper employees--Labor unions 2
- Paper mills 2
- Ballet 1
- Chicago (Ill.) -- Politics and government -- To 1950 1
- Chicago Metropolitan Area (Ill.) 1
- Christmas music 1
- Decoration and ornament, Architectural 1
- Flag raising and lowering 1
- Journalists 1
- Libel and slander 1
- Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (Ill.) 1
- Paper industry workers--Labor unions 1
- Personnel management 1
- Politicians 1
- Printing industry--Employees--Labor unions 1
- Stocks--Prices 1
- Strikes and lockouts--Newspapers 1
- Strikes and lockouts--Paper industry 1
- Tribune Tower (Chicago, Ill.) 1
- United States--Politics and government--1945-1953 1
- World War, 1914-1918 1 + ∧ less