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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:
Ralph Korngold papers
Abstract Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and personal items relating to the life and work of Socialist journalist and historical biographer Ralph Korngold.
Dates: 1867-1994; Majority of material found within 1909 - 1964
Ralph W. Cram Papers
Abstract Correspondence, mostly incoming, of Ralph W. Cram, editor and publisher of the Davenport (Iowa) Democrat and Leader; also, a complete run of his seventy-eight columns for that paper, 1937-1939, and his photograph.
Richard Covello papers
Abstract Dance and opera programs and souvenir books collected by arts critic Richard Covello. Also includes clippings and reviews by Covello.
Richard G. Suthers papers
Abstract Photographs, brochures, clippings, invitations, correspondence, and realia documenting the career of Richard G. (Dick) Suthers, who was a pressman in the production department of the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Sun-Times from 1945 to 1985. Realia includes special rulers and slide rules for measuring type and columns, as well as a paper pressman's hat. Collection also includes the rotogravure plate of the front page of the Chicago Daily News's last edition, March 4, 1978.
Richard S. Mowrer papers
Abstract Articles, essays, and field notebooks, mostly about the Franco era in Spain, by freelance journalist Richard S. Mowrer.
Dates: 1942-2004; Majority of material found within 1951 - 1975
Ring Lardner papers
Abstract Correspondence and writings of journalist and humorist author Ring Lardner. Also estate papers, including royalty records through 2003, biographical materials, publicity and reviews, adaptations of writings, and a few photographs.
Dates: 1805-2003; Majority of material found within 1885 - 1987
Robert A. Signer Manuscript
Abstract Typed manuscript of an unpublished book, "Curious Epoch: The Book Pages of the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Tribune in 1924, and the World that was Then" by Robert A. Signer.
Dates: approximately 2008
Robert Gruenberg papers
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, and personal materials of Chicago journalist Robert Gruenberg.
Robert J. Casey papers
Abstract Works, correspondence, and personal materials of writer Robert J. Casey, who served in World War I and covered World War II for the Chicago Daily News. Casey was also a humor columnist, novelist, and nonfiction writer who traveled all over the world and wrote of his adventures in newspapers and in books.
Robert K. Elder papers
Abstract Articles by Robert K. Elder, a Chicago-area film and culture critic. The collection spans his entire career, with the bulk of material from his time at the Chicago Tribune (2000-2016).
Robert Marsh Papers
Abstract Music scholar and Chicago Sun-Times classical music critic for over thirty years. Marsh chronicled a golden age for classical music in Chicago, including the tenures of Fritz Reiner and Georg Solti at the CSO and the Lyric Opera in its infancy. The collection includes correspondence, record reviews, photographs, memorabilia, audio recordings, and scrapbooks.
Ron Grossman papers
Abstract Reporter's notebooks, correspondence (including reader mail), rolodex, writings, and lectures from Chicago Tribune staff reporter Ron Grossman. Topics covered include Chicago's ethnic neighborhoods, higher education, and culture wars.
Ruth Nelson Redstrom Papers
Abstract Family histories of the Dahlgren and Redstrom families, correspondence, photographs, Greek menus and travelogues, and newspaper clippings of Ruth Nelson Redstrom's "One Woman's View" column. All materials relating to Ruth Nelson Redstrom, teacher and writer, from 1930 to transcriptions and reproductions from 2011.
Sam Lesner papers
Abstract Clippings, photographs, some correspondence, and a few pieces of Chicago Daily News memorabilia from long-time reporter and reviewer Sam Lesner.
Sandra Pesmen papers
Abstract Biographical material, clippings, and two videotapes documenting the career of Sandra Zuckerman Pesmen, journalist and author. Pesmen started out as a reporter and features writer for Lerner Newspapers in the 1950s, then joined the Chicago Daily News and later became the first features editor for Crain's Chicago Business, spanning 1978-1990. She wrote the monthly "Executive Woman" column for North Shore magazine for many years.
Sherwood Ross papers
Abstract Papers of Chicago journalist Sherwood Ross, including articles he wrote for the New York Enquirer (1956-1957) and the Chicago Daily News (1962), a syndicated column for Reuters (1992-2002), material from his public relations and social activism work for the National Urban League and records belonging to Sherwood Ross Associates, a media consulting firm Ross founded in 1970.
Solomon Mills Cottle, Sr. scrapbook containing Civil War reminiscences from the Tifton gazette (Tifton, Ga.)
Abstract Scrapbook containing 1910 and 1911 clippings from the Tifton gazette, a newspaper based in Tifton, Georgia that began publication in 1888. The clippings are published letters written by Solomon Mills Cottle, Sr. (1840-1918) to the Gazette, in which he reminisces about his service in the Civil War. Mills was a lieutenant in Company B of the 17th Georgia Regiment. Also included are typed transcriptions of Cottle's letters and a 1985 letter from Robert T. Morrell, the publisher of the Gazette, to...
Sydney Justin Harris papers
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, readers' letters, and personal materials of Chicago columnist Sydney Justin Harris.
Dates: 1933-1987; Majority of material found within 1975-1985
Tiffany Blake newspaper clippings
Abstract Signed or initialled articles, dated 13 April 1901-30 January 1919, by Tiffany Blake for the Chicago tribune, photocopied from a scrapbook from the library of his wife Margaret Day Blake in July 1971. Many early articles are published under the column "Current of things". The articles report on topics of both local and international interest in politics, social conditions, and the arts.
Val Lauder Papers
Abstract Proof copy and final draft of The Back Page, by former Chicago Daily News columnist and feature writer Valarie (Val) Lauder. Also includes some press clippings and items from her tenure as a journalist.
Victor Lawson papers
Abstract Correspondence, reports, legal documents, contracts, and other materials pertaining to Victor Lawson’s life and career as a pioneering newspaperman and owner of the Chicago Daily News in early 1900s Chicago.
Dates: approximately 1860-1931; Majority of material found within 1885-1925
Vincent Starrett papers
Abstract Chicago biographer, bibliographer, essayist, collector, literary critic, and journalist, as well as a devotee of Sherlock Holmes, who worked at the Chicago Daily News and Chicago Tribune from 1906 until 1967. Includes copies of Starrett's Tribune "Books Alive" column, 1942-1967, together with correspondence from Harry Hansen, Basil Rathbone and others, and other articles and essays. This collection is entirely composed of photocopies, largely made from the Vincent Starrett collection at the...
Walter Ansel Strong Papers
Abstract Correspondence, personal documents, photographs, and family materials related to Walter Ansel Strong, publisher of the Chicago Daily News from 1925-1931.
Dates: 1847-2008; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1931
Walter Krawiec political cartoons
Abstract Five political cartoons by artist Walter Krawiec that were most likely meant for publication in the Chicago Polish Daily News.
Dates: approximately 1950-1960s
Wilhelm Rapp papers
Abstract Correspondence, poetry, and clippings relating to Wilhelm Rapp, German emigre and editor of the Illinois Staats-Zeitung.