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:
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1889 - 1965
Abstract 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)
Dates: 1922 - 1973
Abstract 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."
Dates: 1913 - 1923
Abstract The files in this collection relate in general to annual meetings of the Tribune Company and its subsidiaries.
Dates: 1909 - 1952
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 This series consists of information from and about the Chicago tribune. It contains information spanning the entire history of the Tribune, in all genres and formats, such as: internal documents; publications; photographs; information about policies, practices, staff and buildings; printing plates; plaques; awards; paintings; original artwork. Almost any research into matters connected to the Chicago...
Dates: 1847 - 2001
Abstract "An Information Center" newsletter
Dates: 1986 - 1991
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1861 - 2018
Abstract Papers of Harold P. Grumhaus, who held positions of responsibility at the Chicago Tribune (including Publisher) and the Tribune Company (including President)
Dates: 1945 - 1973
Collection — Box: 1
Abstract 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"
Dates: 1981 - 1982
Abstract Records of the McCormick-Patterson trust, which was created as a successor to the (Joseph) Medill Trust to hold stock in the Tribune Company
Dates: 1932 - 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 Records of correspondence and transactions of the Purchasing Department of the Tribune Company in which Colonel Robert R. McCormick was directly involved
Dates: 1927 - 1955
Collection — Box: 1
Abstract Original typed manuscript for a Christmas songbook assembled for Colonel and Mrs. McCormick by the Chicago Tribune promotion department
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1927 - 1955
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
Collection — Box: 1
Abstract 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.
Abstract Internal documents related to the Tribune Company Archives
Dates: 1972 - 1978
Abstract This series contains material originally assembled by the Tribune Company Archives as an adjunct to its collection of materials on the Chicago Tribune, the Tribune Company, and related enterprises. The series consists primarily of materials related to the Archive's collections: correspondence, deeds of gift, photocopies, clippings, finding aids, pamphlets, and similar materials. These materials can provide important context for understanding materials in the...
Dates: 1970 - 2000
Abstract These scattered files chiefly come from a time when one auditing department handled all Tribune Company operations.
Dates: 1925 - 1971