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McCormick, Robert R. (Robert Rutherford), 1880-1955

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1880 - 1955

Robert Rutherford McCormick (born July 30, 1880, Chicago, Illinois, U.S.—died April 1, 1955, Wheaton, Illinois) was an American newspaper editor and publisher, popularly known as Colonel McCormick, whose idiosyncratic editorials made him the personification of conservative journalism in the United States. Under his direction the Chicago Tribune achieved the largest circulation among American standard-sized newspapers and led the world in newspaper advertising revenue.

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Baker Brownell (1887-1965) Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 12/1/3
Abstract Baker Brownell enjoyed a rich and varied career as a soldier, newspaper man, popular teacher and lecturer, prolific writer and minor power, and scholar concerned with the dynamics of both the "small community" and the larger "human community" of which it formed an important component. During his lifetime, much of which was spent as a member of the faculty at Northwestern, Brownell achieved a national reputation based upon both his recognized abilities as a lecturer and teacher and his...
Dates: 1904-1965

Canadian properties. Baie Comeau construction

 Collection
Identifier: XIX-29
Abstract This collection contains correspondence, progress reports, cost and shipping reports, blueprints, specifications, charts and maps, and many photographs concerning the North Shore Paper Company (the Tribune Company's second Canadian pulp and paper mill at Baie Comeau, Quebec) and the permanent planned community which grew up around it.
Dates: 1936 - 1938

Chicago Tribune. Kirkland & Ellis Files, III

 Collection
Identifier: XI-323
Abstract This collection contains miscellaneous material from the law firm of Kirkland & Ellis related to members of the McCormick family (Katherine Medill McCormick, Ruth ("Bazy"), McCormick Miller Tankersley, Robert R. McCormick); Cantigny; the Quebec & Ontario Transportation Company; Green Sheet Inc., the Van Nuys Publishing Co., and the New Building Corp.; Max Annenberg; George D. Houston (shares of Tribune Company stock)
Dates: 1922 - 1973

Chicago Tribune. Kirkland & Ellis Files, I

 Collection
Identifier: XI-175
Abstract This collection consists of case files selected by the law firm of Kirkland and Ellis as being of possible historical interest. They date principally from 1920 to 1955, with a few from as early as 1907. The papers pertain to the Chicago Tribune, the Tribune Company, the Ontario Paper Company, and Robert R. McCormick. Also included is a small collection of Patterson family papers, evidently from the estate of Eleanor Medill Patterson.
Dates: 1907 - 1955

Robert R. McCormick and Chicago Tribune foreign correspondents

 Collection
Identifier: I-62
Abstract Robert R. McCormick's correspondence with, and about, the Chicago Tribune's foreign correspondents
Dates: 1914 - 1955

Robert R. McCormick Business Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: I-60
Abstract The Robert R. McCormick Papers consist primarily of business correspondence dating from 1927-1955. This correspondence does not relate directly to the Chicago Tribune, but includes a great deal of material on organizations related to the newspaper publishing business and various political personages and departments, freedom of the press issues and some personal and family correspondence.
Dates: 1927-1955

Robert R. McCormick. Condolence letters to Maryland H. McCormick

 Collection
Identifier: I-91
Abstract Col. Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955), editor and publisher of the Chicago Tribune, died on April 1, 1955 in Wheaton, Illinois, where his estate, Cantigny, was located. His wife Maryland Mathison Hooper McCormick received many letters and telegrams of condolence after his death. Those expressions of sympathy form the basis of this collection.
Dates: 1955

Robert R. McCormick. Estate and trusts

 Collection
Identifier: I-117
Abstract Materials related to the estate of Robert R. McCormick.
Dates: 1953 - 1986

Robert R. McCormick Genealogical Research and Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: I-80
Abstract A file of genealogical information for Colonel Robert R. McCormick, maintained by the librarians of the Chicago Tribune Library.
Dates: 1930 - 1953

Robert R. McCormick. Manuscripts of Gems of literature and song

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: I-90
Abstract Original typed manuscript for a Christmas songbook assembled for Colonel and Mrs. McCormick by the Chicago Tribune promotion department
Dates: 1953

Robert R. McCormick. Manuscripts of Memoirs

 Collection
Identifier: I-89
Abstract Robert R. McCormick's Memoirs are a collection of radio broadcasts which he made from time to time in 1952, 1953 and 1954 over WGN and the Mutual Broadcasting System. The talks deal with his life and career, and reflect his grasp of events and history of the period, the development of the Chicago Tribune, and his own background and family history.
Dates: 1955

Robert R. McCormick Personal Correspondence, 1920-1955

 Collection
Identifier: I-63
Abstract Colonel Robert R. McCormick's personal correspondence primarily for the years 1920-1955, as maintained by his secretaries.
Dates: 1920 - 1955

Robert R. McCormick, Ulysses S. Grant Papers

 Collection
Identifier: I-87
Abstract Correspondence, research notes, mapas, proofs, and reviews of McCormick's book Ulysses S. Grant (New York and London: D. Appleton-Century, Inc., 1934; also New York: Bond-Wheelwright, 1950).
Dates: 1933 - 1934

Tribune Company. J. Howard Wood (1901-1988) papers - I

 Collection
Identifier: X-29
Abstract Papers related to J. Howard Wood's activities as an officer of the Tribune Company
Dates: 1947 - 1966

J. Howard Wood (1901-1988) papers - IV

 Collection
Identifier: X-38
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1950 - 1979