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Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

This collection of Colonel Robert R. McCormick's personal correspondence covers the years 1920-1955, with a small part of the material dating from as early as 1914 and before. (For example, a file is included on the Colonel's trip to Russia in 1915, and also a few letters written to relatives during his school years.) The collection includes much material on the Colonel's real estate, particularly Cantigny and Boynton Beach, as well as his club memberships, his military career, his speeches and travels, and his association with Yale. Of particular interest are 9 diaries (in Box 10) which partially cover the years 1901 to 1918 and include many of his World War I experiences; also, the family correspondence in Boxes 18 and 19.


  • 1920 - 1955


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.


From the Collection: 34 Boxes

Language of Materials


Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US