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Tribune Company Archives. Vertical file

 Collection
Identifier: XXI-2

Scope and Contents

This series contains material originally assembled by the Tribune Company Archives as an adjunct to its collection of materials on the Chicago Tribune, the Tribune Company, and related enterprises. The series consists primarily of materials related to the Archive's collections: correspondence, deeds of gift, photocopies, clippings, finding aids, pamphlets, and similar materials. These materials can provide important context for understanding materials in the Tribune Company Archives. In addition to the secondary material, this collection also includes some primary collection material. (Examples are a letter from Sen. Charles Sumner written about two weeks after the Lincoln assassination; and transcriptions of oral history interviews.)

This "vertical file" maintained by the Tribune Company Archives chiefly to hold internal records is distinct from the "vertical file" (XI-127) that the Archives maintained for materials about the Chicago Tribune.

Dates

  • 1970 - 2000

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

500 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This series contains material originally assembled by the Tribune Company Archives as an adjunct to its collection of materials on the Chicago Tribune, the Tribune Company, and related enterprises. The series consists primarily of materials related to the Archive's collections: correspondence, deeds of gift, photocopies, clippings, finding aids, pamphlets, and similar materials. These materials can provide important context for understanding materials in the Tribune Company Archives. In addition to the secondary material, this collection also includes some primary collection material. (Examples are a letter from Sen. Charles Sumner written about two weeks after the Lincoln assassination; and transcriptions of oral history interviews.)

Arrangement

The materials in this collection are arranged using the identifiers (roman numeral for the broad category, plus a sequential numeral) assigned to materials in the Tribune Company Archives.

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.

Processing Information

This collection was originally transferred to Northwestern University in a series of metal filing cabinets. The contents of these cabinets were for the most part moved as found into storage boxes. During this transfer, a number of items were discovered that appeared to be part of the collection but were not labeled as such. These items were assigned appropriate designations, and retained as part of this collection. Some other unlabeled materials likewise discovered during the transfer were added to other collections, or established as new items within the larger archive.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Tribune Company Archives. Vertical file
Author
Created from previously-processed material by Gary L. Strawn
Date
2021-01-27
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
1970 Campus Drive
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635