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.
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Abstract Robert R. McCormick's correspondence with, and about, the Chicago Tribune's foreign correspondents
Dates: 1914 - 1955
Abstract E.R. Noderer (1907-1996) was a Chicago Tribune foreign correspondent from 1939 to 1950; a general assignment reporter in Chicago from 1950 to 1952; editorial page editor and writer for the Washington Times-Herald from 1952 to 1954; and a member of the promotion and publicity department of the Chicago Tribune until his retirement in 1972. This collection stems from his years of travel as a foreign...
Dates: 1939 - 1977