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Chicago Tribune. Dyess Series

 Collection
Identifier: XI-179
The Dyess Series contains correspondence, rewrites, galley proofs, teletype copy and photographs related to "The Dyess Story", a series of 25 articles syndicated by the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate in 1944. This series described Lt Col. William Edwin Dyess' experiences during World War II (as told to Tribune writer Charles Leavelle), including his capture after the Battle of Bataan, his experiences as a prisoner of war, his escape, and return to the United States. The collection also contains the manuscript for the book The Dyess Story; the transcript of the NBC broadcast Words at War; some letters between Walter Trohan and Don Maxwell; and a series of stories on atrocities during World War II appearing in the Champaign News-Gazette and sent to Charles Leavelle in February 1944.

Dates

  • 1943 - 1944

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

2 Boxes

Overview

The Dyess Series contains correspondence, rewrites, galley proofs, teletype copy and photographs related to "The Dyess Story", a series of 25 articles syndicated by the Chicago Tribune-New York News Syndicate in 1944. This series described Lt Col. William Edwin Dyess' experiences during World War II (as told to Tribune writer Charles Leavelle), including his capture after the Battle of Bataan, his experiences as a prisoner of war, his escape, and return to the United States. The collection also contains the manuscript for the book The Dyess Story; the transcript of the NBC broadcast Words at War; some letters between Walter Trohan and Don Maxwell; and a series of stories on atrocities during World War II appearing in the Champaign News-Gazette and sent to Charles Leavelle in February 1944.

Arrangement

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.
Title
Guide to the Chicago Tribune, Dyess Series
Author
Lee Major, January 6, 1976; encoded by Sigrid P. Perry, March 31, 2020.
Date
January 6, 1976; Encoded March 31, 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Contact:
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