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Tribune Company. J. Howard Wood (1901-1988) papers - II

Identifier: X-30

Scope and Contents

Papers of J. Howard Wood, general manager of the Tribune Company. Many of these papers come from Wood's own files as auditor and controller, treasurer, business manager and general manager. Some come from the files of his predecessors, S.E. Thomason and D.M. Deininger, and some from the files of R.R. McCormick.

  • Box 1: Material involving the naming of Liberty magazine, the William Hale Thompson lawsuit, the sale of the building at Dearborn and Madison Streets, and the purchase of the Michigan Avenue property. All from earlier files.
  • Box 7: Correspondence with or about Colonel McCormick's niece, Ruth McCormick Miller Tankersley (Bazy) and his widow, Maryland McCormick. The first three folders passed from Col. McCormick's personal file into Mr. Wood's files. Folders 4 and 5 date from after Col. McCormick's death
  • Box 10: Stock option plans, 1950-1956
  • Dates

    • 1921 - 1968


    Conditions Governing Access

    There are no restrictions on the use of these materials for research. All patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations


    12 Boxes

    Language of Materials



    Papers of J. Howard Wood, general manager of the Tribune Company


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

    Custodial History

    These papers were in Mr. Wood's confidential files as chairman of the Tribune Company and were turned over to the Tribune Company Archives in December, 1993.

    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 J. Howard Wood (1901-1988) papers - II
    Input from typescript by Gary L. Strawn
    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