The Chicago tribune is a daily newspaper which begin publication on June 10, 1847. In the 1850s, under the editorship of Joseph Medill, the Tribune became associated with Abraham Lincoln and the newly-formed Republican Party. Colonel Robert R. McCormick, Medill's grandson, took control of the paper in the 1920s, and ran the paper until his death in 1955. Under him, the Tribune took a firmly conservative and anti-New Deal stance. In 1974 the Tribune was the first newspaper to publish the complete text of the Watergate tapes. In 2008, the Tribune for the first time endorsed a member of the Democratic Party for President of the United States: Barack Obama.
Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:
The rules and regulations, instructions, standards, rates, etc., 1925-1968, of the Chicago Tribune Advertising Department. The material is in the form of memos, letters, cards, and other printed matter
This small collection consists of plans drawn up by Charles W. Townsley for the reorganization in 1910 of the Advertisting Department and several other departments of the Tribune Company
This collection consists of promotional materials sent by the Chicago Tribune to distributors, newsdealers and carriers from 1921 to 1939. The collection includes mimeographed letters and notices, advertisements, posters, circulars, leaflects, advertisements, and circulation figures
This collection of Chicago Tribune Editorial Department papers consists principally of correspondence and manuscripts related to the content of the editorial pages of the newspaper between 1942 and 1971, with some earlier material. Correspondence includes that of Clifford Raymond (before 1939-1950) and George Morgenstern (1947-1971), but the bulk is of Leon Stolz (1942-1963). There are also a few items from Reuben Cahn and Carl Wiegman.
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.
Microfilm of payroll records, paid vouchers, and cancelled checks involving the Chicago Tribune, WGN, the Chicago Tribune Press Service, the Chicago Tribune Building Corporation, and other subsidiaries for periods before the Tribune Company was created (in 1968). (In those years the Chicago Tribune's Finance Department handled the subsidiaries.)
This collection contains the papers of Frank Hughes (1908-1972) during his 29-year tenure at the Chicago Tribune (1942-1971).
The house organ of the Chicago Tribune's Operations Department
This series consists of issues of in-house publications for Chicago Tribune staff.
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."
The files in this collection relate in general to annual meetings of the Tribune Company and its subsidiaries.
Materials related to The Chicago Tribune: its first hundred years, and other works of Philip Kinsley (1880-1960), a reporter working at the Tribune