Chicago Tribune

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435 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL

The Newberry Library holds a large number of journalism modern manuscript collections, many of which are related to the Chicago Tribune. Click here for more details about these collections.

Bennett, James O'Donnell, 1870-1940. Papers, 1896-1936.
Letters written to Bennett while he was a journalist for the Chicago Record-Herald and the Chicago Tribune, primarily in his capacity as literary critic.

Blake, Tiffany. Newspaper clippings, 1901-1919.
Photocopies of articles written by Blake, a noted editorial writer for the paper.

Butcher, Fanny, 1888-1987. Papers, 1830-1984, bulk 1910-1984.
Chief literary editor, writer of the column, "The Literary Spotlight”. Papers include letters and photographs of literary figures..

Cartwright Family. Papers, 1877-1982.
Ohio family that moved to Evanston, Ill., in the early 20th centur. 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 editor for the Chicago Daily News).

Cassidy, Claudia. Papers, ca. 1880-1996, bulk 1930-1985.
Articles and reviews, correspondence, broadcast scripts, photographs, and clippings of the performing arts critic from 1942 to 1965. Wrote "On the Aisle" column for the Tribune, freelance criticism and hosted a weekly program of arts criticism for WFMT.

Fuller, Jack, 1946-. Papers, 1954-2005.
Journalist and novelist, who won a Pulitzer Prize in 1986 and was the President of the Tribune Publishing Company from 1997 to 2004. Papers include literary and journalistic works, correspondence, and personal documents.

Gleason, Frederic Grant, 1848-1903. Papers, 1852-1908.
Composer, musician, music critic for the Chicago Tribune (1887-1891) and other newspapers, and director of Chicago Auditorium concerts. Papers include correspondence, diaries, sketch books, scrapbooks, programs, clippings, literary manuscripts, photographs, and other memorabilia.

Lardner, Ring, 1885-1933. Papers, 1885-1982.
American journalist and humorist author of short stories, plays, and song lyrics, who began his career as a sports reporter and wrote for a number of Chicago newspapers.

McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney) 1870-1949. Papers, 1834-1996, bulk 1889-1950.
Political cartoonist and illustrator. He was active in social and civic affairs, and was the Tribune's front page attraction for decades. In addition to over 500 original cartoons and drawings, and vast numbers of published newspaper cartoons in scrapbook volumes, McCutcheon's papers contain extensive correspondence, photographs, travel diaries, WWI items, and materials relating to his Caribbean island.

Orr, Carey, 1890-. Political cartoons, 1915-1937.
American editorial cartoonist, who started working for the Chicago Tribune in 1917, and who was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1960. Orr's political cartoons appeared on the front page for more than forty-six years. Orr material at the Newberry includes a small collection of sixteen original political cartoons dating from his early career, concerning World War I, the Depression, crime in Chicago, and free speech.



1852 - 1985

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