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Kriz, Marjorie M.



  • Existence: 1920 - 2007


Marjorie Minsk Kriz (1920-2007) graduated from Northwestern University with both a BA in Theatre in 1942 and an MA in 1943. After college, Kriz was briefly a theatre publicist in Chicago and Manhattan. She then became a reporter for the City News Bureau from 1944 to 1954, where she covered police and county beats. In 1968, Kriz was widowed and continued to work full time at City News to support her children. There, she became aviation editor and covered news at O’Hare International Airport until 1972. At this time, Kriz left City News Bureau to begin as a Public Affairs Officer for the Federal Aviation Administration until her retirement in 1989.

Kriz was also a freelance writer of local Chicago history and aviation-related subjects. See: Soaring above Setbacks: The Autobiography of Janet Harmon Bragg, African American Aviator (Transportation Library - 5 North ; TL540.B8 S676)




Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Marjorie Kriz Aviation Photographs and Ephemera Collection

Identifier: TL026

Marjorie Kriz Aviation Photographs and Ephemera Collection includes 70 aviation and Chicago-related photographs, as well as aviation and bicycle related ephemera like pamphlets, advertisements, jewelry, and a button.

Dates: 1956-1969