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Chicago Tribune. Departmental Papers. Advertising Department (2), Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: XI-125-2

Scope and Contents

This small collection consists of plans drawn up by Charles W. Townsley for the reorganization in 1910 of several departments at the Chicago Tribune Company, including the advertising, copy, circulation, promotion, classified and financial advertising departments, the land department and a proposed advisory board. These plans and accompanying letters were sent by Townsley to William H. Field, who in 1910 was business manager of the Tribune.

The letters and plans present a good picture of the advertising department in 1910. In addition the papers are a good source for names of department employees at that time.

Dates

  • 1910 - 1922

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.

Biographical / Historical

The correspondence and clippings in this collection are the only available information about Townsley. The last letter in the collection, dated July 9, 1910, speaks of his resigning from the Tribune on that day

Extent

1 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This small collection consists of plans drawn up by Charles W. Townsley for the reorganization in 1910 of the Advertisting Department and several other departments of the Tribune Company

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.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Chicago Tribune. Departmental Papers. Advertising Department (2), Correspondence
Author
Lee Major; encoded by Sigrid P. Perry
Date
January 14, 1981; April 6, 2020
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
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