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Wendt, Lloyd

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1908 - 2007

Lloyd Wendt, 1908-2007, born and educated in South Dakota, began his journalism career with Sioux Falls newspapers while a community college student. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Northwestern University before working for Chicago newspapers, the Chicago Tribune, Chicago's American, and Chicago Today during his career. He collaborated with colleague Herman Kogan on several books involving Chicago politics and history, including Chicago, A Pictorial History (1958). His novel, Bright Tomorrow was written during the 1950s when he also taught fiction at Northwestern University. He published Chicago Tribune: The Rise of a Great American Newspaper (Rand McNally, 1979) at the end of his career.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Chicago today. Lloyd Wendt papers

 Collection
Identifier: XV-3
Abstract Records of Chicago today, including early memos, a scrapbook of early history, file folders of financial reports, ratings, correspondence, etc. Also 5 published writings of Lloyd Wendt
Dates: 1960 - 1975

Chicago Tribune: the rise of a great American newspaper, by Lloyd Wendt, Correspondence and manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: XI-273
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