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 3 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Chicago Tribune: the rise of a great American newspaper, by Lloyd Wendt, Correspondence and manuscript
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