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 33 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract This collection contains papers selected from the business manager files of the Chicago Tribune, dating mostly from 1926 to 1955, though a small portion of the material dates from as early as 1921 and as late as 1960. Most of the correspondence is that of two business managers, Wilbert E. Macfarlane (1928-1944) and Elbert M. Antrim (1944-1954). Materials in the collection are related to the following Tribune departments:...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1911 - 1958
Abstract This collection consists of the by-line clippings of selected Chicago Tribune writers, 1914-1981.
Dates: 1914 - 1981
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract 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
Dates: 1925 - 1968
Abstract 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
Dates: 1910 - 1922
Abstract 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
Dates: 1921 - 1939
Abstract This small collection of correspondence from the Chicago Tribune Editorial Department covers issues related to the London bureau and foreign correspondents in Europe or in Latin America, as well as issues regarding United Press International or syndicated wire services. Correspondence extends from 1942 to 1972 and includes letters from the following: William J. Fulton, Pat Maloney, Don Maxwell, David Darrah, Donald Day, Jules Dubois, Ben Bradlee, Clayton...
Dates: 1942 - 1972
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1924 - 1971; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1971
Collection — Multiple Containers
Abstract In February and July, 1984, the Marketing Department turned over to the Tribune Company Archives a total of five cartons of promotion files dealing with individual Tribune staff members. The present collection contains materials selected from this group that consist of correspondence within the Promotion Department (later the Marketing Department) or with third parties; the latter dealing with speaking or broadcasting engagements or (in the cases of Harold Grumhaus and J. Howard Wood) their...
Dates: 1953 - 1978
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 consists of papers of the Chicago Tribune's marketing department, largely while under its earlier name, the promotion and publicity department. The papers in this collection are chiefly those of William Jerome Byrnes (1955/1962) and Joseph A. Burns (1962/1972), but a few are those of Tomas P. O'Donnell (1972/1974). These managers are in correspondence with executives Harold F. Grumhaus, Frederick A. Nichols, and J. Howard Wood. The collection...
Dates: 1955 - 1974
Abstract 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.)
Dates: 1892 - 1974
Abstract This collection contains the papers of Frank Hughes (1908-1972) during his 29-year tenure at the Chicago Tribune (1942-1971).
Dates: 1943 - 1968
Abstract The house organ of the Chicago Tribune's Operations Department
Dates: 1988-03 - 1990-12
Abstract This series consists of issues of in-house publications for Chicago Tribune staff.
Dates: 1919 - 1996
Abstract This collection represents files (chiefly clippings from newspapers and magazines) created by John M. ("Jack") Flynn (Tribune writer; died 1971-12-31) to help him when preparing speeches for Colonel Robert R. McCormick, and for use in rebutting the many attacks being made on the Chicago tribune. These files also contain clippings, publications and other items related to Tribune color printing and photography; attacks on the ...
Dates: late 1930s to early 1950s
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 Materials related to The Chicago Tribune: its first hundred years, and other works of Philip Kinsley (1880-1960), a reporter working at the Tribune
Dates: 1941 - 1946
Chicago Tribune: the rise of a great American newspaper, by Lloyd Wendt, Correspondence and manuscript
Abstract This collection consists of materials related to the book Chicago Tribune: the rise of a Great American newspaper by Lloyd Wendt (Chicago: Rand McNally, 1979): drafts, notes, manuscripts and similar material; correspondence (with Tribune Chief Executive Officer Stanton R. Cook, his associates, secretary Ann Stupur, and archivists Harold Hutchings and Lee Major); promotional material, publishing contract and permissions; and the transcript of an interview with...
Dates: 1974 - 1980
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