Browse by Topic
This topic covers manuscript collections of reporters, columnists, critics, editors, editorial cartoonists, publishers, and newspaper publishing companies. It also includes archives of clubs devoted to journalism.
Found in 128 Collections and/or Records:
Alfred Balk papers
Abstract Papers of Iowa-born and Northwestern-educated journalist Alfred Balk, documenting his career, first as a Chicago newswriter for WBBM, reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times and freelance contributor to major national magazines, and later as an editor at the Columbia Journalism Review, World Press Review, Saturday Review, and IEEE Spectrum, and faculty member at Columbia and Syracuse. Includes correspondence, working files for his freelance articles, his books and other writings, together with files...
Dates: 1941-2010; Majority of material found within 1953-1993
Alison True - Chicago Reader records
Abstract Administrative files of Chicago Reader editor Alison True, including production notes, letters, photographs, style manuals, surveys, and a collection of monographs by Reader contributors (both on staff and freelance). Also includes a box of materials relating to the proposed redesign of the paper in 2003-2004, and one oversize folder of original artwork submitted to the paper.
Ann Barzel papers
Abstract Correspondence, works, photographs, and personal and biographical material by Chicago dance critic and historian Ann Barzel.
Arnie Matanky papers
Abstract Memorabilia of Arne Matanky, a journalist at the Chicago Sun and the community paper, the Near North News, consisting mainly of subject files pertaining to a wide range of topics such as the Chicago Park District, clones, Rev. Jesse Jackson, the death penalty, Josef Mengele, etc.
Arthur Meeker, Jr. Papers
Abstract Correspondence, personal materials, works, and photographs of Chicago author Arthur Meeker, Jr.
Dates: approximately 1850-1972; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1945
Ashton Stevens Papers
Abstract The papers of San Francisco and Chicago journalist and drama critic Ashton Stevens contain correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues from the entertainment world; works including newspaper clippings, playscripts, articles, and interviews; personal materials including biographical information, memorabilia, and materials pertaining to the banjo; photographs of actors, actresses, family, friends and colleagues; artworks and audio recordings; and a small number of artifacts.
Dates: approximately 1850-1952; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1940
Ben Hecht filmscript collection
Abstract Collection of cinema scripts and associated material, both credited and uncredited to Ben Hecht. The range of material includes not only scripts (including draft, first, and final), but also such items as footage schedules, dialogue continuity, budget estimates, publicity memorabilia, trailer information, research, story treatments, and synopses.
Ben Hecht papers
Abstract Works, correspondence, and papers of novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht, and also papers of his wife Rose Caylor Hecht (novelist) and daughter Jenny Hecht (actress).
Bill Mauldin collection
Abstract Mauldin was a G.I. cartoonist and later worked for the St. Louis Dispatch and for the Chicago Sun Times, and is known for his cartoon of Lincoln weeping after Kennedy's assassination. Includes copies of Mauldin's works, including pamphlets printed in Europe during World War II, one original editorial cartoon, and three original drawings of the Kennedy inauguration.
Bill Mullen papers
Abstract Papers of Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune reporter Bill Mullen, who in the 1970s worked undercover for the Chicago Board of Elections, and covered the end of the Vietnam War, OPEC, the SALT treaties, and famine in Africa; and in the 1980s investigated political refugees. As a world traveler, he wrote extensively about his excursions, particularly to Antarctica. He later became well-known around Chicago for his coverage of the city's cultural institutions.
Carey Orr cartoons
Abstract Sixteen political cartoons by Pulitzer Prize winning-artist Carey Orr.
Carroll Binder papers
Abstract Correspondence, writing, personal and family materials, and photographs of newspaper editor and foreign correspondent Carroll Binder.
Dates: 1910-1984; Majority of material found within 1920-1955
Cartwright Family Papers
Abstract Three generations of an Ohio family that moved to Evanston, Ill., in the early 20th century and whose members were primarily journalists, including Charles Merritt Cartwright (Chicago Tribune and Chicago Inter-Ocean editor), Stanley Levering Cartwright (Chicago Tribune reporter and editor of the National Underwriter), and Ruth Russell, Stanley's wife (feature...
Charles H. Dennis papers
Abstract Correspondence and miscellaneous items relating to Charles H. Dennis, managing editor of the Chicago Daily News.
Dates: 1868-1942; Majority of material found within 1885 - 1929
Charles Sweningsen Collection of Chicago Sun-Times Newspapers
Abstract Collection of Chicago Sun-Times newspapers from former Sun-Times staff member Charles Sweningsen, from 1963 to 1998. Newspapers cover such historical events as the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the Vietnam war, the moon landing, the Watergate scandal, affirmative action, and the 50th anniversary of the Sun-Times.
Chicago Headline Club records
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago Headline
Abstract Collection of documents and newsletters from the Chicago Headline Club, founded in 1921 by alumni of the Sigma Delta Chi professional fraternity. In addition to being a professional organization of journalists, members of Chicago Headline Club were early supporters of "right to know" laws and of promoting journalism as a career choice for Chicago's youth. Collections contains documents and photocopies of newsletters for the Chicago Headline Club and the Chicago Journalist from 1969-2005 and CDs...
Chicago Press Club Chicagoan of the Year Committee records
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago Press Club
Abstract Records compiled by the Chairman of the Chicagoan of the Year Award Committee, Roger B. Johnston, that include Press Club newsletters, publicity material, awardee biographical information, correspondence, and information about the nomination process. Also includes a plaque with award winner names from 1959 to 1985.
Chicago Reader artwork collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago Reader A
Abstract Original works by various artists commissioned for the Chicago Reader alternative weekly newspaper.
Chicago Reader photographs: News collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago Reader PN
Abstract Photographs used to accompany front page and other feature stories in the Chicago Reader alternative weekly newspaper, as well as the columns Calendar, Hot Type, Neighborhood News, Our Town, TheWorks, and Chicago Anti-Social.
Chicago Reader photographs: Performance collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago Reader PP
Abstract Publicity and live photographs of Midwest area dance, drama, comedy, and music performers and performances from the files of the Chicago Reader weekly newspaper.
Dates: approximately 1960s-2006; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2000
Chicago Reader records
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago Reader R
Abstract Original copy of articles, legal files, miscellaneous administrative files, and unsolicited manuscripts of the Chicago Reader alternative weekly newspaper.
Chicago Tribune daily assignment records
Abstract Daily weekday reporting staff assignment sheets, often providing summaries of specific events that were to be covered, dating from May 2, 1983 to July 5, 1984.
Dates: May 2, 1983-Jul. 5, 1984
Chris Baum papers
Abstract Clippings, magazines, some correspondence and other memorabilia documenting the writing career of Chris Baum (Emily Ryglewicz), who wrote for various trade publications, Chicago neighborhood newspapers (The Garfieldian and Austin News), and the Lerner newspaper chain.
City News Bureau Records
Identifier: Midwest-MS-City News Bureau
Abstract Reporters' copy and supporting subject materials of the City News Bureau of Chicago news agency, filed from four beat locations: Federal Court, Cook County Civil Court, Cook County Criminal Court, and Chicago City Hall.
Dates: 1944-2005; Majority of material found within 1990 - 2000
Claudia Cassidy Papers
Abstract Articles and reviews, correspondence, broadcast scripts, photographs, and clippings of the Chicago Tribune performing arts critic from 1942 to 1965. Cassidy wrote her influential "On the Aisle" column for the Tribune, then wrote freelance criticism and hosted a weekly program of arts criticism for WFMT, helping to shape the course of music, theater, and dance in Chicago.
Dates: 1880s-1996; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1985