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 Weekly reports prepared by Media General Financial Services, Inc. Each report gives statics on Tribune Company stock, and compares the performance of Tribune stock to the stocks of up to 22 other media companies. (The composition of the comparison group varies with time.)
Dates: 1985-01-04 - 1991-06-28
Abstract Papers of Frederick A. Nichols, president of the Tribune Company from April 1972 until December 1974
Dates: 1971 - 1984
Abstract Papers of Frederick A. Nichols, chair of Gore Newspapers Company and Sentinel-Star Company in Florida, and president of the Tribune Company from 1972-04 to 1974-12. The papers deal almost entirely with the Gore newspapers in Fort Lauderdale and the Sentinel-Star Company in Orlando
Dates: 1949 - 1973
Abstract Deeds, lease information, and other documents pertaining to the early history of the Tribune Company
Dates: 1858 - 1899
Abstract This set of records combines two small collections of files from the Office of the Corporate Secretary of the Tribune Company which are of historical interest
Dates: 1858 - 1976
Abstract Material bearing on the Tribune Company, the McCormick-Patterson trust, Tribune subsidiaries, and peripheral material
Dates: 1861 - 1964
Abstract Collections of documents related to trusts and other agreements
Dates: 1932 - 1960
Abstract Records of the Tribune Company's Corporate Advisory and Planning Board, creazted by resolution of the Board of Directors on 1969-08-21.
Dates: 1969 - 1971
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
Abstract Circulation and other statistical information for Liberty magazine
Dates: 1924 - 1930
Collection — Box: 1
Abstract Records of the Tribune-News Employees' Trust, which was created to benefit employees of the Chicago Tribune and Chicago News newspapers.
Dates: 1936 - 1947
Abstract This series consists of visual materials collected by Chicago Tribune staff from various sources. The series consists chiefly of original photographs, but includes some clippings from non-Tribune sources. Most of the photographs bear descriptive captions. The portion of this collection that was transferred into the Tribune Company Archives, and later to Northwetern University, covers only World War I
Dates: 1900 - 1950
Abstract This collection consists of papers from the files of J. Howard Wood, retired chairman of the Tribune Company
Dates: 1950 - 1980
Abstract Miscellaneous papers collected by J. Howard Wood concerning the McCormick-Patterson Trust, Robert R. McCormick, the Chicago Tribune, the Tribune Company and its subsidiaries, and the Joseph P. Albright litigation.
Dates: 1950 - 1979
Abstract Papers related to J. Howard Wood's activities as an officer of the Tribune Company
Dates: 1947 - 1966
Abstract Papers of J. Howard Wood, general manager of the Tribune Company
Dates: 1921 - 1968