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Chicago tribune. Vertical file

 Collection
Identifier: XI-127

Scope and Contents

This series consists of information from and about the Chicago tribune. It contains information spanning the entire history of the Tribune, in all genres and formats, such as: internal documents; publications; photographs; information about policies, practices, staff and buildings; printing plates; plaques; awards; paintings; original artwork. Almost any research into matters connected to the Chicago tribune should include an investigation into the material contained in this series.

Dates

  • 1847 - 2001

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

228 Boxes

59 Volumes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This series consists of information from and about the Chicago tribune. It contains information spanning the entire history of the Tribune, in all genres and formats, such as: internal documents; publications; photographs; information about policies, practices, staff and buildings; printing plates; plaques; awards; paintings; original artwork. Almost any research into matters connected to the Chicago tribune should include an investigation into the material contained in this series.

Arrangement

The main subject categories are arranged in alphabetical order. Within a given category, arrangement may be alphabetical or chronological, or a mixture (depending on the nature of the materials)

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

This vertical file must be distinguished from a second vertical file (item XXI-2) made up largely of materials about items in the Tribune Company Archive, and not primary material itself.

Processing Information

This series begain as a set of files created by the Tribune Company Archives, and contained in a group of filing cabinets. The filing cabinets contained written materials on paper, and other flat paper items (such as photographs). Most of the materials were no larger than would fit into a filing cabinet.

When the Tribune Company Archives were transferred to Northwestern University, the contents of the filing cabinets were moved as found into new storage boxes. (Boxes 1-74 of othis series.) The value of the structure of the vertical file for organizing additional materials about the Tribune was siezed upon as a way to arrange some part of the extensive collection of unorganized materials received from the Tribune Company Archives at the same time.

In addition, the same structure seemed to be a better place for handling some of the items that had been assigned individual identifiers by the Tribune Company Archives, but which had not received full description in a finding aid. (These are mostly accessions consisting of a single item.) Incorporating these items into the structure provided by the vertical file required the addition of a small number of new main categories, and a much larger number of new sub-categories.

These additions (starting with Box 75) contain not only more flat items on paper, but also books, pamphlets, printing plates, sound recordings, three-dimensional objects, artifacts, and many other types of material.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Chicago tribune. Vertical file
Author
Gary L. Strawn
Date
May 19, 2021
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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Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
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