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Tribune Company. Chesser M. Campbell (1897-1960) papers

Identifier: X-27

Scope and Contents

The papers of Chesser Campbell, publisher of the Chicago Tribune and president of the Tribune Company. Most significant in the collection are papers relating to Colonel Robert R. McCormick's estate, the Washington Times-Herald, and the acquisition of the Tribune's Florida papers


  • 1939 - 1968


Conditions Governing Access

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


1 Boxes

Language of Materials



Papers of Chesser Campbell, publisher of the Chicago Tribune and president of the Tribune Company


Arrangement completed prior to receiving the collection from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. The numbering system originally used to organize the papers is similar to that of the Business Manager files (see XI-173), and these numbers have been preserved

Custodial History

These papers were selected from boxes labeled "C. Campbell" which were sent to the Tribune Company Archives by Ann Stupur. Apparently they were corporate papers which had been in Mr. Campbell's office at the time of his death, and had been put into storage

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 Chesser M. Campbell (1897-1960) papers
Lee Major. 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