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Robert R. McCormick Charitable Trust. Philip F. Hampson - Arthur A. Schmon Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: I-106

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence related to the development of the First Division Museum at Cantigny, Robert R. McCormick's estate in Wheaton, Illinois. Letters between Philip F. Hampson, then director of the Robert R. McCormick Charitable Trust, and Arthur A. Schmon, president and general manager of The Ontario Paper Company and one of the original five trustees under the will of Colonel McCormick, reflect the thinking and planning of those involved in the establishment of the museum from its original conception in the fall of 1956 to the museum's dedication ceremonies held at Cantigny on August 19, 1960.

Most of the letters in the collection are related to this project; a small portion of the material reflects the regular ongoing business of the Trust. This is true particularly of the letters dating from 1961 until Mr. Schmon's death in March 1964.

Dates

  • 1956 - 1964

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

1 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains correspondence related to the development of the First Division Museum at Cantigny, Robert R. McCormick's estate in Wheaton, Illinois. Letters between Philip F. Hampson, then director of the Robert R. McCormick Charitable Trust, and Arthur A. Schmon, president and general manager of The Ontario Paper Company and one of the original five trustees under the will of Colonel McCormick, reflect the thinking and planning of those involved in the establishment of the museum from its original conception in the fall of 1956 to the museum's dedication ceremonies held at Cantigny on August 19, 1960.

Arrangement

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

Custodial History

This correspondence was presented to the Tribune Company Archives on June 22, 1979 by William N. Clark, executive director of the Robert R. McCormick Charitable Trust.

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 Robert R. McCormick Charitable Trust. Philip F. Hampson - Arthur A. Schmon Correspondence
Author
Encoded by Sigrid P. Perry
Date
April 13, 2020
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

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