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Chicago Tribune. Kirkland & Ellis Files (III)

 Collection
Identifier: XI-323

Scope and Contents

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

Creator

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.

Extent

3 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

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)

Arrangement

Arrangement completed prior to receiving collection from the McCormick Foundation.

Custodial History

On June 22, 1988, Laurie Gingrich, in charge of files at Kirkland & Ellis, phoned the Tribune Company Archives to report the discovery of another cache of files bearing on the Chicago Tribune--one carton which she was turning over to John Morrison of the firm. Morrison phoned and it was agreed that Marilyn Traum and John McCutcheon would pick the material up on Monday morning, June 27, 1988. The box included files on several unrelated subjects.

This initial deposit was followed by several others from Laurie Gingrich, which were processed into this collection:
  • July 25, 1988: the "bound corporate Bible" concerning the 1973 acquisition by Tribune Company of the Van Nuys, California, properties
  • August 8, 1988: a folder labeled "Max Annenburg (sic) Miscellaneous matters"
  • August 29, 1988: a folder labelled "George D. Houston: Tribune stock and estate matters"

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.
Title
Guide to the Chicago Tribune Kirkland & Ellis Files (III)
Author
Input from typescript by Nick Munagian, 2020-03-25
Date
1988
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635