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

Identifier: XI-273

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of a manuscript of Chicago Tribune: The Rise of a Great American Newspaper (Chicago: Rand McNally, 1979) by Lloyd Wendt; and notes, drafts, other manuscripts, correspondence and other materials related to it, 1974-1980. This collection includes correspondence with Tribune Chief Executive Officer Stanton R. Cook and others about the publication and distribution of the book; the contract with Rand McNally; correspondence with Tribune Company archivists Harold Hutchings (1974-1977) and Lee Major (1978-1980), secretary Ann Stupur, and Rand McNally editors; promotional material; the transcript of a recorded interview with Wendt on the Thomas Todd Show (12/16/1979).


  • 1974 - 1980


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.


4 Boxes

Language of Materials



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 Wendt.


Arrangement completed prior to receiving collection from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Received from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Chicago Tribune Company, and Nexstar Media Group on January 10, 2020, accession #SPEC-2020-1.


Guide to the Chicago Tribune, by Lloyd Wendt. Correspondence and Manuscript, 1974 - 1980
Lee Major, May 16, 1980; encoded by Sigrid P. Perry, March 25, 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

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