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 41 Collections and/or Records:
Chicago Tribune: the rise of a great American newspaper, by Lloyd Wendt, Correspondence and manuscript
Correspondence, clippings, pamphlets and other materials
Stanton Rufus Cook was publisher, chairman, president, and chief officer of the Chicago Tribune and director, president, chairman and chief executive officer of the Tribune Company in Chicago. This collection consists of papers, photographs, audio, video, and artifactual materials documenting his professional and personal life.
This series consists of issues of English I, a critique of news writing in the Chicago tribune edited by Leon Stolz.
This collection consists of the personal and professional papers of Frances Peck Grover, whose career at the Chicago Tribune (1911-1945) was spent chiefly as movie critic (the first to write under the name "Mae Tinee"). This archive includes family correspondence and photographs, correspondence and pictures of movie stars of the 1920s, and scrapbooks of newspaper columns.
Speeches delivered by Walter C. Kurz, general manager of the Chicago Tribune
Issues of Limited edition, the house organ of the Freedom Center (the Chicago tribune printing plant); "News of the Chicago Tribune's new production and circulation facility"
Books by contributors to the Chicago Tribune's "Line o' type or two" column, consisting in some cases of that had appeared in that column, and in others of other material.
Robert R. McCormick's correspondence with, and about, the Chicago Tribune's foreign correspondents
This series represents the contents of a 3-ring notebook of assignments made by Robert R. McCormick, chiefly for stories to appear in the Chicago tribune. For each entry there is a "slug" (topical descriptor), date received, description of the project, surname of the assigned reporter, and the date the assignment was completed.
Robert R. McCormick's Tribune Company files contain material relating chiefly to the Chicago Tribune, its departments, employees, editors, bureaus, stockholders, policies, etc., and to a lesser extent to the Tribune Company. The distinction between the two companies was not as important during McCormick's lifetime as it later became.
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
Letters to and from Joseph Medill, managing editor of the Chicago Tribune
Papers concerning the estate of Joseph Medill (managing editor of the Chicago Tribune)
The Eleanor Medill (Cissy) Patterson Papers consist chiefly of Medill, McCormick and Patterson family correspondence, Joseph Medill business and political letters, Chicago Tribune historical material, and a collection of letters of Joseph Medill and others to and from important people. The papers cover the years 1846-1910, approximately, with most of the material falling in the 1850-1899 period
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.
A chapter from an unpublished history of United Charities of Chicago. This chapter deals with summer outings for children, and Camp Algonquin, and the part that the Chicago Tribune played in the organization and finance of these activities