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Robert R. McCormick. Tribune Company files

Identifier: I-61

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Scope and Contents

This collection of Robert R. McCormick's Tribune Company files consists chiefly of letters received by R.R. McCormick at the Chicago Tribune, and carbon copies of letters sent from his office. Most of the material dates from 1927 to 1955, but a few earlier papers of an historic nature were found to be included as the collection was processed.


  • 1927 - 1955


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.


22 Boxes

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Robert R. McCormick's Tribune Company files contain material relating chiefly to the Chicago Tribune, its departments, employees, editors, bureaus, stockholders, policies, etc., and to a lesser extent to the Tribune Company. The distinction between the two companies was not as important during McCormick's lifetime as it later became.


Arrangement completed prior to receiving the collection from the Robert R. McCormick Foundation. Topics are arranged in approximate alphabetical order by name and subject

Custodial History

The files were stored at Tribune Tower from 1955 until 1973.

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.

Related Materials

Because there are overlapping categories in this collection and in the business papers (I-60), both collections should be consulted in any study of this material

Guide to the Robert R. McCormick. Tribune Company files
Lee Major. Input from typescript by Gary L. Strawn
1975-11; 1977-07-1
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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