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Chicago tribune


Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

Microfilm of payroll records, paid vouchers, and cancelled checks involving the Chicago Tribune, WGN, the Chicago Tribune Press Service, the Chicago Tribune Building Corporation, and other subsidiaries for periods before the Tribune Company was created (in 1968). (In those years the Chicago Tribune's Finance Department handled the subsidiaries.)

The payroll records constitute the only remaining record of people who worked for the Tribune in the early years (beginning in 1892).

The vouchers are of no archival significance. The checks in payment of bills are of no interest, and the cancelled dividend checks add nothing to the information already on hand in the Tribune Company Archive.


  • 1892 - 1974


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: 13 Boxes

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Library Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

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