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Robert R. McCormick. Estate and trusts records

Identifier: I-117

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Scope and Contents

Materials related to the estate of Robert R. McCormick, and to foundations and trusts established by him, or in his name (Chicago Tribune Charitable Trust, Robert R. McCormick Foundation, Cantigny Trust, First Division Foundation, McCormick-Patterson Trust)


  • 1953 - 1986

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.


1 Boxes

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Materials related to the estate of Robert R. McCormick.


Arrangement completed prior to receiving collection from the McCormick Foundation

Custodial History

This material was turned over to the Tribune Company Archives in July 1987 by Claude Smith, vice president of the McCormick Charitable Trust, as the Trusts's offices were being moved out of Room 1231, Tribune Tower.

Some of the papers had come from the files of William N. Clark, who had been secretary of the Tribune Company before he became executive director of the 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.

Related Materials

Some materials have been filed in X-4 VF (stockholders' meetings) and X-8 VF (annual and quarterly reports). Series I-145 contains additional material about McCormick's estate (including earlier financial transactions)

Processing Information

The 4 bound volumes of minutes and other material were discovered in the mass of unprocessed material received from the Tribune Company Archives, and added to this collection in 2021

Guide to Robert R. McCormick. Estate and trusts records
Original finding aid transcribed into ArchivesSpace by Gary L. Strawn 2020-12-22
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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