TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

Biography of Victor Freemont Lawson

Scope and Content of the Collection

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Container List

Series 1: Outgoing Correspondence, 1878-1926

Series 2: Chicago Daily News, 1877-1925

Series 3: Subject Files, 1888-1925

Series 4: Personal Files, 1873-1926

Series 5: Photographs, ca. 1860s-1931

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Inventory of the Victor Lawson Papers, ca. 1860-1931, bulk 1885-1925


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
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Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Lawson, Victor Freemont, 1850-1925
Title Victor Lawson Papers
Dates ca.1860-1931
Dates bulk 1885-1925
Extent 59 linear feet (137 boxes and 1 oversize box)
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.
Language Materials are in English.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Lawson
Collection Stack Location 3a 40 13-14; 3a 41 12-14

Administrative Information

Cite As

Victor Lawson Papers, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Gift of John S. Knight, 1946, additional gifts from Field Enterprises, 1961 and I. Norman Lawson, 1963.

Processed by

Amy Nyholm, 1947, Alison Hinderliter, Lisa Janssen, Kelly Kress, and Shannon Yule, 2006

Acknowledgements

This inventory was created with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this inventory do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Access

The Victor Lawson Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Victor Lawson Papers are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Copyright may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns. For permission to publish or reproduce any materials from this collection, contact the Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections.

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Biography of Victor Freemont Lawson

Owner and publisher of the Chicago Daily News.

Victor Freemont Lawson was born in Chicago, Illinois on September 9, 1850. His father, Iver Lawson, was a Norwegian immigrant, a laborer who came to prosperity buying and selling real estate in Chicago during the mid 1800s. Little is known about his mother Melinda Nordvig but that she was also of Norwegian descent. His father eventually entered city politics, becoming a member of the city council in 1864. The family was active in Chicago’s first Norwegian Evangelical Church and lived in a large house at 1136 North Clark Street.

While still in grammar school, Victor asked his father’s permission to look for a job. Young Lawson found a position in the circulation department of the Journal, the first of many in his long career in the newspaper business. He attended Chicago High School on West Monroe Street, and later the Phillips Academy at Andover, Massachusetts with the intention of attending Harvard, but due to poor health was unable to continue his academic studies and returned to Chicago.

After his Iver Lawson's death in 1872, he took over the administration of his father's estate, which included a Norwegian language newspaper called the Skandinaven. Another tenant in the same building as the Skandinaven was Melville E. Stone, who about to launch an as yet untested one-cent evening newspaper, the Chicago Daily News.

Stone’s Daily News struggled financially and Lawson stepped in with capital. He became publisher of the Daily News in 1876 retaining Stone as editor. Lawson headed the Chicago Daily News for the next twenty-nine years and made many innovations in the newspaper business that continue today including advancements in newspaper promotion, classified advertising, and syndication of news stories, serials, and comics. In addition, the Daily News employed some of the most notable writers and editors of the time, such as Henry Justin Smith, Charles H. Dennis, Ben Hecht, and Eugene Field.

Lawson also created a pioneering foreign news service, first through the Chicago Record and then in 1909 transferring it to the Daily News. The News had offices in London, Paris, Berlin and correspondents in Egypt, South Africa, and Japan. The service employed distinguished journalists such as Edward Price Bell, Paul Mowrer, Raymond Swing, and Junius B. Wood to report on world affairs and was vital in providing information on such major events as the Spanish-American War, the Russo-Japanese war, and World War I during Lawson’s tenure.

Lawson’s life and career encompassed many other facets. He was president of the then newly formed Associated Press, was active politically in endorsing local and national candidates, and was a member of the Chicago Commission on Race Relations, taking significant part in writing the critical report, “The Negro in Chicago,” following the race riots of 1919. He was also a generous philanthropist who gave substantially to such organizations as the Fresh Air Fund and the YMCA, and was a prominent member of Chicago’s New England Church.

Lawson married Jessie Strong Bradley, a society girl, on February 8, 1880. She suffered from ill health most of her adult life. They had no children and Jessie passed away on October 2, 1913. Lawson himself died suddenly of a heart attack at his farm in Green Lake, Wisconsin, on August 19, 1925.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Incoming and outgoing correspondence, reports, and clippings concerning the day to day running of the Daily News and Victor Lawson's personal fincances and residences in Chicago and Green Lake, Wisconsin.

Correspondents include noted Daily News reporters, managers, and editors such as, Charles H. Dennis, Walter Strong, Hopewell Rogers, Henry Justin Smith, Edward Price Bell, Paul Scott Mowrer, Raymond Swing, and Eugene Field. Daily News papers also include materials from the Daily News foreign service offices, newspaper syndication companies, advertisers, and the public. Also contains correspondence and financial records from other organizations which Lawson was associated with including the Associated Press, the Associated Newspapers, the Chicago Commission on Race Relations, and the City News Bureau of Chicago. There is a significant amount of material concerning the maintenance of his farm in Green Lake Wisconsin and his charitable financial giving. A small series of photographs contains photos of Victor Lawson througout his life, but is primarily made up snapshots of his brother Iver Lawson's family in San Diego.

Narrative descriptions of the subject matter, types of material, and arrangement of each series are available through the Organization section of the finding aid.

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Organization

Papers are organized in the following series:

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Selected Search Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the Newberry Library's public catalog. Researchers desiring additional materials on a particular topic should search the catalog using these headings.

Names

  • Associated Press
  • Bell, Edward Price, 1869-1943
  • Chicago Commission on Race Relations
  • Chicago Daily News, Inc.
  • City News Bureau of Chicago
  • Dennis, Charles Henry, 1860-1943
  • Field, Eugene, 1850-1895
  • Fresh Air Fund
  • Hansen, Harry, 1884
  • Lawson, Victor Freemont, 1850-1925
  • Mowrer, Paul Scott, 1887-
  • New England Church (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Noyes, Frank B. (Frank Brett), 1863-1948
  • Rogers, Hopewell L. (Hopewell Lindenberger), b. 1876
  • Smith, Henry Justin, 1875-1936
  • Stone, Melville Elijah, 1848-1929
  • Young Men’s Christian associations -- Illinois -- Chicago.

Subjects

  • Advertising -- Medicine
  • Advertising, Classified
  • Advertising, Newspaper
  • Correspondence -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1851-1900
  • Correspondence -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 1901-1950
  • Foreign correspondents
  • Foreign news
  • Green Lake County (Wis.)
  • Journalism -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
  • Letterpress copybooks -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • News agencies
  • Newspaper industry
  • Newspaper carriers -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Newspaper editors -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Newspaper employees -- Labor unions
  • Newspaper layout and typography -- History
  • Newspaper presses
  • Newspaper publishing -- Economic aspects
  • Newspaper publishing -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Newspaper publishing -- United States -- History -- 20th century
  • Newspapers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
  • Philanthropists -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Photographs -- 1851-1900
  • Photographs -- 1901-1950
  • Quacks and quackery -- United States -- History
  • Race relations
  • Reporters and reporting
  • Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905
  • Spanish-American War, 1898
  • Syndicates (Journalism) -- United States
  • World War, 1914-1918

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Container List

Series 1: Outgoing Correspondence, 1878-1926

Bound letterpress books and some loose correspondence from Victor Lawson to Chicago Daily News employees, business associates, friends, and colleagues.
Letterpress books are arranged alphabetically by type of correspondence and then chronologically. Some letterpress books are bound by stenographer's name causing some chronological overlap. A small amount of loose correspondence follows the letterpress books which is arranged alphabetically.

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Advertising Agents, Sep. 1881-Dec.1884
1 2 Advertising Agents, Dec. 1884-Mar. 1885
1 3 Advertisers, Feb. 1882-Mar. 1885
2 4 Associated Press (includes some meeting minutes), Feb. 1882-Feb. 1893
2 5 Associated Press, Jan. 1893-1894
3 6 Associated Press, Sep. 1894-1895
3 7 Associated Press, Aug. 1895-Mar. 1897
4 8 Associated Press, Mar. 1897-Dec. 1899
4 9 Associated Press, Dec. 1899-Oct. 1901
5 10 Associated Press, Sep. 1900-Apr. 1901
5 11 City Press Association, Aug. 1890-Dec. 1894
5 12 Dewey (Harriet), Jan. 1880-May1892
6 13 Miscellaneous, Mar. 1880-Mar. 1885
6 14 Miscellaneous, May 1882-Sep.1883
6 15 Miscellaneous, Aug. 1993-Nov. 1884
7 16 Publishers, Dec. 1878-Feb. 1882
7 17 Publishers, Oct. 1883-Oct. 1884
8 18 Personal, Jan. 1878-Mar. 1880
8 19 Personal, Mar. 1880-Apr. 1890
8 20 Personal, Apr. 1890-May 1893
8 21 Personal, May 1893-Apr. 1896
9 22 Personal, Apr. 1896-Jul. 1898
9 23 Personal, Jul. 1898-Feb. 1900
9 24 Personal, Feb. 1900-Jul. 1901
9 25 Personal, Jul. 1901-Jul. 1903
10 26 Personal, Jul. 1903-Apr. 1905
10 27 Personal, Apr. 1905-Nov. 1906
11 28 Personal, Nov. 1906-Nov. 1907
11 29 Personal, Mar. 1907-Jul. 1908
12 30 Personal, Jul. 1908-Jun. 1909
12 31 Personal, Jun. 1909-Mar. 1910
13 32 Personal, Mar. 1910-Nov. 1910
13 33 Personal, Nov. 1910-Aug. 1911
14 34 Personal, Nov. 1911-Jul. 1912
14 35 Personal, May 1913-Mar. 1914
15 36 Personal, Mar. 1914-Mar. 1915
15 37 Personal, Mar.-Nov. 1915
16 38 Personal, Nov. 1915-Oct. 1916
16 39 Personal, Oct. 1916-Sep. 1917
17 40 Personal, Sep. 1917-Jun. 1918
18 41 Personal, Jun. 1918-Jun. 1919
18 42 Personal, Jun. 1919-Aug. 1920
19 43 Personal, Aug. 1920-Oct. 1921
19 44 Personal, Oct.-Nov. 1921
20 45 Personal, Nov. 1921-Feb. 1923
21 46 Personal, Feb, 1923-Jul. 1924
21 47 Personal (last letters are from Hopewell Rogers and others regarding Lawson's estate), Jul. 1924-Jan. 1926
22 48 General Business, Nov. 1877-Jul. 1878
22 49 General Business, Apr. 1881-1884
22 50 General Business, Feb.-Dec. 1882
23 51 General Business, Jan. 1883-Oct. 1884
23 52 General Business, Jul.-Oct. 1884
24 53 General Business, Oct.-Dec. 1884
24 54 General Business, Jan.-Mar. 1885
25 55 General Business, Nov. 1884-Feb. 1886
25 56 General Business, Jun.-Sep. 1885
26 57 General Business, Sep.-Nov. 1885
26 58 General Business, Mar. 1886-Jan. 1888
27 59 General Business, Jun. 1888-Mar. 1889
27 60 General Business, Mar.-Aug. 1889
28 61 General Business, Dec. 1888-Mar. 1889
28 62 General Business, Mar.-Aug. 1889
29 63 General Business, Aug.-Dec. 1889
29 64 General Business, Dec. 1889-May 1890
30 65 General Business, Aug. 1889-Jan. 1890
30 66 General Business, Jan.-Aug. 1890
31 67 General Business, May-Oct. 1890
31 68 General Business, Nov. 1890-Mar. 1891
32 69 General Business, Mar.-Jun 1891
32 70 General Business, Jun.-Aug. 1891
33 71 General Business, Aug. 1890-Jan. 1891
33 72 General Business, Jan.-Jul. 1891
34 73 General Business, Aug.-Sep. 1891
34 74 General Business, Sep.-Nov. 1891
35 75 General Business, Jul. 1891-Jan. 1892
35 76 General Business, Jan.-Dec. 1892
36 77 General Business, Nov. 1891-Feb. 1892
36 78 General Business, Feb.-Apr. 1892
37 79 General Business, Apr.-Jul. 1892
37 80 General Business, Jul.-Sep. 1892
38 81 General Business, Sep.-Oct. 1892
38 82 General Business, Oct. 1892-Jan. 1893
39 83 General Business, Dec. 1892-Sep. 1893
39 84 General Business, Sep. 1893-Sep. 1894
40 85 General Business, Jan.-Mar. 1893
40 86 General Business, Mar.-May 1893
41 87 General Business, May-Jul. 1893
41 88 General Business, Jul.-Oct. 1893
42 89 General Business, Oct.-Dec. 1893
42 90 General Business, Jan.-Apr. 1894
43 91 General Business, Apr.-Jul. 1894
43 92 General Business, Jul.-Sep. 1894
44 93 General Business, Sep. 1894-Jul. 1895
44 94 General Business, Sep.-Dec. 1895
45 95 General Business, Dec. 1894-Feb. 1895
45 96 General Business, Feb.-Apr. 1895
46 97 General Business, Apr.-Jun. 1895
46 98 General Business, Jun.-Aug. 1895
47 99 General Business, Jul. 1895-Feb. 1896
47 100 General Business, Aug.-Dec. 1895
48 101 General Business, Oct.-Dec. 1895
48 102 General Business, Dec. 1895-Feb. 1896
49 103 General Business, Feb.-Jun. 1896
49 104 General Business, Feb.-Mar. 1896
50 105 General Business, Mar.-Jun. 1896
50 106 General Business, Jun.-Aug. 1896
51 107 General Business, Jun.-Nov. 1896
51 108 General Business, Aug.-Oct. 1896
52 109 General Business, Oct.-Dec. 1896
52 110 General Business, Nov. 1896-Mar. 1897
53 111 General Business, Dec. 1896-Feb. 1897
53 112 General Business, Feb.-Apr. 1897
54 113 General Business, Mar. 1897-Jan. 1898
54 114 General Business, Apr.-Jun. 1897
55 115 General Business, Jun.-Aug. 1897
55 116 General Business, Aug.-Dec. 1897
56 117 General Business, Oct.-Nov. 1897
56 118 General Business, Nov. 1897-Jan. 1898
57 119 General Business, Jan.-Dec. 1898
57 120 General Business, Dec. 1898-May 1899
58 121 General Business, May-Dec. 1899
58 122 General Business, Dec. 1899-Mar. 1900
59 123 General Business, Apr.-Sep. 1900
59 124 General Business, Apr.-Dec. 1901
60 125 General Business, Dec. 1901-Jan. 1903
60 126 General Business, Jan. 1903-Jan. 1904
61 127 General Business, Jan.-Jul. 1904
61 128 General Business, Sep. 1904-Jul. 1905
61 129 General Business, Jun. 1905-Mar. 1906
62 130 General Business, Apr. 1906-May 1907
62 131 General Business, Jun. 1907-May 1908
63 132 General Business, May 1908-Mar. 1910
63 133 General Business, Mar. 1910-May 1911
64 134 General Business, May 1911-Feb. 1912
64 135 General Business, Feb.-Dec. 1912
65 136 General Business, Oct. 1912-May 1913
65 137 General Business, May 1913-Nov. 1914
66 138 General Business, Nov. 1914-Sep. 1915
67 139 General Business, Sep. 1915-Jan. 1916
68 140 General Business, Jan.-Jun. 1916
68 141 General Business, Aug.-Nov. 1916
69 142 General Business, Nov. 1916-Aug. 1917
70 143 General Business, Aug.-Oct. 1917
71 144 General Business, Oct. 1917-Jul. 1918
72 145 General Business, Jul.-Nov. 1918
73 146 General Business, Nov. 1918-Feb. 1919
74 147 General Business, Feb.-Sep. 1919
75 148 General Business, Sep.-Nov. 1919
76 149 General Business, Nov. 1919
77 150 General Business, Dec. 1919-Aug. 1920
77 151 General Business, Aug.-Oct. 1920
78 152 General Business, Oct. 1920-Jun. 1921
79 153 General Business, Jun.-Oct. 1921
80 154 General Business, Oct. 1921-Apr. 1922
81 155 General Business, Apr.-Oct. 1922
82 156 General Business, Sep.-Nov. 1922
83 157 General Business, Nov. 1922-May 1923
84 158 General Business, May-Sep. 1923
85 159 General Business, Sep.-Nov. 1923
86 160 General Business, Nov. 1923-Aug. 1924
87 161 General Business, Aug.-Nov. 1924
88 162 General Business, Nov. 1924-Jan. 1926
89 163 Advertising, 1899-1924
89 164 Associated Press related, 1909-1919
89 165 Chicago Herald, 1915, 1918
89 166 Dennis, Charles H., 1917-1923
89 167 Faye, Charles, 1893-1898
89 168 Faye, Charles, 1898-1899
89 169 Foreign News Service related, 1916-1924, n.d.
89 170 Fresh Air Fund related, 1917
89 171 General Business (sent from Lone Tree Farm), 1918
89 172 Hansen, Harry, 1919-1924
89 173 Lawson, Victor - notes, 1893-1925, n.d.
89 174 Miscellaneous External, 1717-1924, n.d.
90 175 Miscellaneous Internal, 1908-1924, n.d.
90 175a-d Notebooks containing carbons of handwritten letters, 1921-1923
90 176 Paper shortage related, 1917-1924
90 177 Rogers, Hopewell, 1912-1924, n.d.
90 178 Stone, Irving, 1896-1922
90 179 Story campaign, 1919-1923
90 180 Strong, Walter, 1917-1924, n.d.
90 181 Syndication related, 1917-1924, n.d.

Series 2: Chicago Daily News, 1877-1925

Correspondence, clippings, reports, and other documents concerning the day to day functioning of the newspaper, as well as the Daily News foreign news service, labor issues, and fiancial matters. Folders with major correspondents such as Edward Price Bell, Walter Strong and Charles Dennis may contain a variety of materials, notes, reports and clippings, while many advertising and syndication companies' folders contain promotional materials. It would appear that virtually all correspondence in this series passed over Lawson's desk, whether written directly to him or to to others pertaining to specific issues. Letters, clippings and proofs are often marked with notes written by Lawson and replies from his staff including Charles Dennis, Walter Strong, Hopewell Rogers and his longtime secretary Wilhelmina Werner. Of potential interest are materials pertaining to labor disputes with news carriers and composing room employees as well as Lawson's concern with truth in advertising in regard to medical products.
Arranged alphabetically by name or topic with some legal sized reports and documents at the end of series.

Box Folder Contents
91 182 Adair, Andrew to Lawson and Strong, 1917-1924
91 183 Adrian Daily Telegram (1 letter), 1924
91 184 Advertising - classified advertising survey, completed survey forms, correspondence, 1918
91 185 Advertising - medical products - correspondence, notes, reports regarding truth in medical product ads, 1881-1924
91 186 Advertising - correspondence between H. Rogers, Lyons and Bougher regarding use of blanks for counter ads, 1917
91 187 Advertising - correspondence regarding regulations on unskilled labor want ads, 1918
91 188 Advertising - correspondence between H. Rogers, Shryock, Strong, notes by Lawson reports regarding display ads, 1922
91 189 Advertising - correspondence between Lawson, Bougher, Woodward regarding use of outline type, 1918
91 190 Advertising - correspondence regarding "In Memorium" notices, 1918
91 191 Advertising - correspondence, notes by Lawson regarding United States Service Bureau requests on language, 1918
91 192 Advertising - promotional and ad copy, 1917-1924
91 193 Advertising - miscellaneous reports, notes (see also Reports and Documents - Advertising at end of this series), 1916-1924
91 194 Affleck, B. F. - 1 letter with notes by Lawson and Dennis, 1924
91 195 Allen, Harlan and Elizabeth - correspondence and column "Your Job and Other Fellows," 1923
91 196 American Association of Foreign Language Newspapers, 1918
91 197 American Consular Service, 1919-1920
91 198 American Expeditionary Forces - letter to Harry Hansen with note by Dennis, 1919
91 199 American Newspaper Publishers Association (including H. N. Carey, Chicago Local), correspondence and contracts regarding labor, news carriers, and the typographical union, 1912-1924
91 200 American Protective Tariff League (Wilber F. Wakeman), 1924
91 201 American Red Cross to Leroy Vernon (also letter from Vernon to Lawson), 1917
91 202 Arizona Republican (Dwight B. Heard), 1924
91 203 Armour Fertilizer Works - 1 letter, 1923
91 204 Art Department - correspondence regarding salaries at other newspapers and report on findings, 1922
91 205 Arthur Young & Company - report, "Appraisal of Comparative Values of Chicago Newspapers," 1918
91 206 Atlas Club - 1 letter, 1918
91 207 Award of Distinguished Service (for advertising), mock-up of booklet, n.d.
92 208 Babcock, William H. to Walter Strong, 1923
92 209 Babson, Roger - correspondence, clippings, 1923-1924
92 210 Baker, George H., 1924, n.d.
92 211 Baker Packing Co., 1917-1918
92 212 Bancroft, Edgar A. (Scott, Bancroft, Martin & Stephens Law Offices), 1921
92 213 Barbours Advertising Rate Sheets - correspondence from Woodrow, Rogers, notes by Lawson, 1919
92 214 Barnum, Richard L. to E. G. Nichols, financial editor, 1919
92 215 Belgo Export & Co. Limited - correspondence and contract, 1917, 1921
92 216 Bell, Edward Price, 1914-1921
92 217 Bell, Edward Price, Feb.-Aug. 1922
92 218 Bell, Edward Price, Sep.-Dec., 1992
92 219 Bell, Edward Price, Jan.-Jun. 1923
92 220 Bell, Edward Price, Jul.-Dec. 1923
92 221 Bell, Edward Price, Jan.-Jun. 1924
93 222 Bell, Edward Price, Jul.-Dec. 1924
93 223 Bell, Edward Price, 1925
93 224 Bell, Edward Price - London office lease, 1913
93 225 Bell Syndicate, 1917-1918
93 226 Bell Syndicate, 1919
93 227 Bell Syndicate, 1920
93 228 Bell Syndicate, 1921
93 229 Bell Syndicate, Jan.-Jun. 1922
93 230 Bell Syndicate, Aug.-Dec. 1922
94 231 Bell Syndicate, Jan.-Mar. 1923
94 232 Bell Syndicate, May-Dec. 1923
94 233 Bell Syndicate (includes some promotional materials), Jan.-Mar. 1924
94 234 Bell Syndicate, Apr.-Dec., 1924
94 235 Bell Syndicate (includes some promotional materials), 1925
94 236 Bentley, Dr. Charles E., 1917
94 237 Better Government Association of Chicago & Cook County, 1924-1925
94 238 Bickel, Karl A. (United Press Association), 1924
94 239 Blad, Valdemar - 1 letter, 1920
94 240 Board of Local Improvements - assessment contract, 1909
94 241 Booth, George G. (Detroit News), 1918
94 242 Boston Globe, 1917-1918
94 243 Boston Herald, 1919
94 244 Boston Traveler (Howard Breck), 1917-1919
94 245 Bougher, L. J. (also to Woodward, see also Strong and Advertising folders), 1917-1922
94 246 Bowne, Louis, n.d.
94 247 Boyer & Moody Financial Brokers, 1918
94 248 Brested, Charles, 1923-1924
94 249 Bridgeman, H. L. (Brooklyn Standard Union), 1924
94 250 Bridgewater, I. P., 1924
94 251 Briggs, George C., 1923
94 252 Brooksl, Leonard R., 1914-1920
94 253 Brown, Constantine, 1923-1924
94 254 Brown, Cyril, 1921
94 255 Brown, Edgar G., 1923
94 256 Brown, Edward S., 1917, 1919
94 257 Buck, Clarence F., 1918
94 258 Buffalo Better Business Commission, 1924
94 259 Buffalo Commercial, 1918
94 260 Buffalo Evening News, 1901-1925
94 261 Builders Association of Chicago, 1919
94 261a Burgess, Thorton W. - correspondence, notes regarding running Burgess "Bedtime Stories" in Chicago Daily News, 1919
94 262 Burnham, Daniel H. to Walter Strong , 1923
94 263 Burquist, William H., 1925
94 264 Burroughs, J. Isadore - 1 letter regarding death of Wilhelmina Werner, 1923
94 265 Business Department (James Baley), 1919
94 266 Butler, Nicholas Murray, 1919
95 267 Calendars - 2 memorandum calendars containing appointments and notes written by Lawson, 1988-1889
95 268 Call, Edward P. (Daily Club, New York Times), 1908-1911
95 269 Carson Pirie Scott & Co., 1917
95 270 Carter, James S., 1924
95 271 Chalmers, William J., 1918
95 272 Chappell, F. A., 1918-1924
95 273 Chmarzynski, J., 1918
95 274 Chicago American (and Chicago Evening American), 1917, 1924
95 275 Chicago Airport to Walter Strong, 1922
95 276 Chicago Association of Commerce, 1919
95 277 Chicago Board of Supervising Engineers - reports and memoranda regarding the "Unified Operation of Surface and Elevated Lines," 1914
95 278 Chicago Committee for Armenian & Syrian Relief , 1918
95 279 Chicago Community Trust - correspondence and report, 1923-1924
95 280 Chicago Home Rule League, 1924
95 281 Chicago Jewelers' Association, 1925
95 282 Chicago Law & Order League, 1919
95 283 Chicago Oil Burner Association, 1925
95 284 Chicago Plan Commission, 1922
95 285 Chicago Post Office, 1918
95 286-289 Chicago Tribune - correspondence, clippings, promotional items, reports, 1916-1925
95 290 Circulation promotional pamphlet, 1883
95 291 Citizens' Association of Chicago, 1917
95 292 Citizens' Committee on South Water Street Assessment - correspondence, reports, memos, 1922-1925
95 293 "City Employee Who Knows But Fears to Talk," letter regarding city corruption, 1923
95 294 City of Chicago Council Chamber, 1917, 1921
95 295 Civic Federation of Chicago, includes paper by Douglas Sutherland, 1921
95 296 Collier's, 1924
95 297 Columbia Phonograph Company, 1918
95 298 Committee for the Application of Forestry Society of American Foresters , 1920
95 299 Consolidated Press Association, 1921-1924
95 300 Consolidated Water Power & Paper Company - contract, 1922
95 301 Constitutional Convention - State of Illinois, 1920
95 302 Cooke, Edmund Vance, 1917, 1922
95 303 Cooke, George A., 1925
95 304 Cools, G. Victor - letter and unsolicited manuscript, 1925
95 305 Cowles, W. H., 1917
95 306 Coxe, H. Cleveland, 1917
95 307 Cox Multi-Mailer System, 1918
95 308 Craig, John - memo to Mr. Beitler, 1924
95 309 Crane Packing Company, 1920
95 310 Curtis, A. W. - 1 telegram and note from C. Dennis on Japanese forces, n.d.
96 311 Daily Jewish Courier, 1917
96 312 Daily Oklahoman, 1918
96 313 D'Arcy Advertising Company - estimate for poster, 1922
96 314 Davis Dry Goods Company - correspondence, clipping, notes, 1924
96 315 Day, Stephen A., 1919
96 316 Decker, A. R. - correspondence regarding Chicago Daily News Rome office, 1923-1924
96 317 Dennis, Charles H., 1908-1918
96 318 Dennis, Charles H., 1919
96 319 Dennis, Charles H., 1920-1921
96 320 Dennis, Charles H., Jan.-Jun. 1922
96 321 Dennis, Charles H., Jul.-Aug. 1922
96 322 Dennis, Charles H., Sep. 1922
96 323 Dennis, Charles H., Oct.-Dec. 1922
96 324 Dennis, Charles H., Jan.-Jul. 1923
96 325 Dennis, Charles H., Aug.-Sep. 1923
96 326 Dennis, Charles H., Nov.-Dec. 1923
96 327 Dennis, Charles H., Jan.-Jun. 1924
96 328 Dennis, Charles H., Jul.-Sep. 1924
96 329 Dennis, Charles H., Oct.-Dec. 1924
96 330 Dennis, Charles H., 1925
96 331 Dennis, Charles H., n.d.
96 332 Des Moines Capital, 1918
96 333 Detroit News to W. Strong, 1924
96 334 Dewey, Harriet, 1918
96 335 Dibbles & Manierre Real Estate - correspondence and map of downtown, 1910-1915
96 336 Digby, Bassett, 1918-1919
96 337-338 Doubleday, Page & Co. - correspondence, promotional items, 1902-1924
96 339 Dunbaugh, Harry J., 1917
97 340 Earl, Edwin T., 1918
97 341 Eddy, Sherwood - manuscript "The Fate of Poland," n.d.
97 342 Edison Company - correspondence and contract, 1907
97 343 Editor & Publisher (see also oversize for copy of magazine with cover story on Lawson), 1916-1920
97 344 Edward J. Hargrave Secret Service - invoice, 1922
97 345 Egger, E. R. - dispatches from Japan, 1923
97 346 Emporia Gazette, 1924
97 347 E. P. Dutton & Company, 1918, 1923
97 348 Erikson, Jens, 1922-1923
97 349-354 Evening Bulletin (Philadelphia) - correspondence (much from William McLean), clippings, sales stats, 1916-1925
97 355 Evening Journal, 1918-1919
97 356-361 Evening Star (Washington D.C.), 1899-1925
97 362 Evening Sun, 1924-1925, n.d.
97 363 Every Evening, 1918
97 364 Ewing, Robert (Daily States), 1918
98 365 The Fair - correspondence regarding radio sponsorship, 1922
98 366 Farson, Negley, 1925
98 367 Fay, Charles Norman, 1923-1924
98 368-370 Faye, Charles M. - correspondence, clippings, receipts, notes, 1897-1908
98 371 Fergus, Robert C., 1918
98 372 Field, Eugene - correspondence, poems, hand-drawn portrait, and memorial, 1886-1895, 1925
98 373 Walter Fisher (also Fisher, Boyden, Kales & Bell) - correspondence, clippings, contracts, clippings, pamphlet, 1911-1925
98 374 Florence Rose Fashions (Florence B. Rose), 1916
98 375 Ford, Francis M., n.d.
98 376 Foreign Language Information Service, 1925
98 377 Foreign Press Services, 1919
98 378 Foreman, Colonel Milton J., 1913
98 379 Foreign News Service - reports, 1917, 1923-1924
98 380 Fort Work Star-Telegram, 1918
98 381 The Forum, 1924
98 382 Fourth Estate, 1917
98 383 Frank Seaman Incorporated, 1918
98 384-386 Fresh Air Fund - correspondence, clippings, reports, 1888-1923
98 387-391 The Fun Shop (syndicated news feature) - correspondence, reports, clippings, bulletins, 1924-1925
99 392 Garfield Fireproof Storage Co., 1924
99 393 Georgian American, 1918
99 394 George Matthew Adams Service, 1920
99 395 G. H. Mead Co., 1917
99 396 Giles, William R. (foreign dispatch on Japanese control of press), 1919
99 397 Glickley, Albert, 1925
99 398 The Globe (Boston), 1918
99 399 The Globe (New York), 1917-1919
99 400 Goodwin Morrow Goodwin, 1918
99 401 Gordon-Van Tine Co., 1918
99 402 Green, Mary Pomeroy, 1921
99 403 Guerin, Judge Henry (Superior Court of Cook County), 1918
99 404 Halsey, E. W., 1918
99 405 Handy, W. M. (Department of the Interior), 1919
99 406 Hansen, Harry, 1918-1922
99 407 Hapgood, Norman, 1918
99 408 Hard, William, 1918
99 409 Hartman Furniture & Carpet Co., 1922
99 410 Hayner, Fred A. - 1 letter, 1919
99 411 Hays, Will H. (Republican National Committee), 1919
99 412 Hearst, W. R. (also Hearst Newspapers), 1917-1924
99 413 Hebb, Richard D., 1918
99 414 Hecht, Ben - correspondence regarding Hecht's dismissal from Chicago Daily News, 1922
99 415 Heymann, Walt. C., 1924
99 416 H. F. Henricks Agency, 1924-1925
99 417 Holerth Cartoon Service, 1919
99 418 Holly, F. M. - correspondence regarding syndication of Edgar Wallace's Green Archer stories, 1924
99 419 Holway, Chester, 1925
99 420 Hotel Touraine, 1918
99 421 Hough, Clarence, 1925
99 422 Houston Post, 1924
99 423 Hunt, J. T., 1922, 1925
99 424 Illinois Agricultural Association, 1921
99 425 Illinois Bell Telephone Company (previously Chicago Telephone Co.), 1908-1921
99 426 Illinois Central Railroad Company, 1917
99 427-430 Illinois Merchants Loan & Trust Company - correspondence, forms, statements (some items pertain to Lawson's personal finances), 1903-1925
99 431 Illinois Society of Colonial Dames of America, 1924
100 432 Information Bureau - correspondence to and from regarding the service, 1916-1919
100 433 Inman, Walter M. (includes correspondence regarding labor disputes with carriers), 1818
100 434 Insull, Sam, 1920
100 435 "Insurance Scheme" - correspondence regarding selling insurance via the newspaper, 1922-1923
100 436 International Chamber of Commerce, 1925
100 437-440 International Paper Company - correspondence, reports, clippings, 1913-1925
100 441-442 International Printing Pressmen & Assistants' Union of North America - correspondence, clippings, contracts, booklets, 1901-1924
100 443 Inter-Racial Council, 1919
100 444 James, F. S. C., 1925
100 445 Japan Society of Seattle, 1925
100 446 Jas. H. Matthews & Co., 1918
100 447 Jenkins, C. Francis, 1924
100 448 Jewish People's Institute, 1925
100 449 John Crerar Library, 1917
100 450 John N. Wheeler, Inc., 1917
100 451 Jones, George, 1920
100 452 Jordan, Elizabeth, 1918
100 453 Jorgensen Jr., J., 1924
100 454 J. Rowland Mix, 1918
100 455 Kaufman, Herbert (Department of the Interior), 1919
100 456 Keeley, James, 1918
100 457 Kelley, William V., 1918-1920
100 458 Kelly, D. F.. 1919-1924
100 459 Kelly, J. F., 1917-1922
100 460 Kimberly-Clark Company - contracts, 1923
100 461 Kalveness, E., 1918
100 462 Kohlsaat, Herman H., 1893, 1918-1919
100 463 Krogness, George C. (Pacific Coast rep for Chicago Daily News), correspondence, clippings, 1921-1925
101 464 Labor - correspondence, reports, flyer relating to labor issues, 1920-1923, n.d.
101 465 Lambert and Feasley, Inc. Advertising, 1924
101 466 Lamont, T. W., 1918
101 467 Landis, Reed G., 1919
101 468 Langland, James, 1917
101 469 Larkin, John , 1921
101 470 Law Enforcement Department regarding Anti-Saloon League, 1920
101 471 Leach, Paul R. - correspondence, copy of speech, investigative report on the Ku Klux Klan, 1918-1923, n.d.
101 472 Levine, Louis, 1922
101 473 Literary Digest (S. S. McClure), 1921, 1923
101 474 Logan, Frank G., 1919
101 475 Lunliffe-Owen, J., 1917
101 476 MacKenzie, F. A. (foreign correspondent), 1923
101 477 Mann, Margaret, n.d.
101 478-479 Marshall Field & Company - correspondence, clippings, reports, ad proofs, notes, 1901-1924
101 480 Marsh & McLennan Insurance (previously Marsh Ullmann & Co.), 1900-1916
101 481 Marvel Transposing Disc, 1918
101 482 Mason Tire & Rubber Co., 1924
101 483 McAndrew, William (Board of Education), 1924
101 484 McClatchy, V. S. (Sacramento Bee), 1918-1924
101 485 McClure Newspaper Syndicate - correspondence, promotional items, 1917-1924
101 486 McCormick, Medill, 1917
101 487 McKinney, William Ayer, 1917-1922
101 488 Meggy, Percy R., 1918
101 489 Memphis Chamber of Commerce, 1920
101 490 Merrill, C. V. to Walter Strong, 1923-1924, n.d.
101 491 Metzgar, A. D., 1915-1917
101 492 Military Intelligence Association, 1925
101 493 Militia of Mercy, 1918
101 494 Minneapolis Journal, 1918
101 495 Missouri Pacific Railroad Company, 1917
101 496 Moderwell, Hiram K., 1921
101 497 Molloy, Walter F., 1924
101 498 Moltzau, Arne, 1923-1924
101 499 Montsier, Robert, 1919
101 500 Moreland Advertising Company to J. B. Woodward, 1918
101 501 Morrison Hotel, 1921
101 502 Motes, Isaac H., 1924
101 503 Mowrer, Edgar, 1917-1921, n.d.
101 504-505 Mowrer, Paul Scott (includes many letters and notes from C. Dennis regarding the operation of the London office), 1916-1923, n.d.
101 506 Mullett, Mary B. - correspondence and manuscript with revisions and notes by Lawson, 1918
101 507 Mulroy, James W., 1925
101 508 Munroe, Fayette S., 1918
101 509 Murphy, Theresa, 1924
102 510 Nash, P. A., 1924
102 511 National Bureau of Advancement, 1919
102 512 National Committee for Constructive Immigration Legislation, 1919
102 513 National Committee of Patriotic Societies, 1918
102 513a National Crime Commission, Oct. 26, 1925
102 514 National Geographic Society, 1924
102 515 National Newspaper Service, 1917
102 516 NEA Service, Inc., 1924
102 517 "The Negro in Chicago," 1917
102 518 Nelson, Frank G., 1915
102 519 Nelson Doubleday, Inc., 1917-1918
102 519a The Newspaper Maker, Mar. 28, 1896
102 520 New York Evening Mail Syndicate, 1918
102 521-524 New York Evening Post - correspondence, promotional items, notes, 1901-1925
102 525 New York Talking Machine Co., 525
102 526 New York Times, 1918
102 527 New York Tribune, 1917, 1923
102 528 New York World, 1917-1922
102 529 Nielsen, L. A., 1919
102 530 Nordlander, Mrs. E., 1924
102 531 North American, 1918
102 532 North American Newspaper Alliance, 1924
102 533 North Central Association, 1924
102 534 Nyando Pulp & Paper Corporation, 1918
102 535 Oregon Journal, 1919
102 536 Ostrander Lamb, Isabel - author contract, 1923
102 537 Our World Institute, 1924
102 538 Palmer, L. B., 1918
102 539 Paper Supply - correspondence regarding price of paper and conservation during WWI, 1917-1918
102 540 Patteson, Chas. S., 1917-1920
102 541 Pattison, A. E., 1918
102 542 Pickford, Mary - promotional poster for syndicated column (see oversize), n.d.
102 543 Pike, Claude O., 1923-1924
102 544 Pittsburg Leader, 1901-1921
102 545 Port Angeles paper mill - correspondence and report including photographs regarding the construction of a pacific coast paper mill, 1923-1924
102 546 Porter, George F., 1921
102 547 Prentice-Hall, Inc. to Hopewell Rogers, 1923
102 548 Price, Theodore H., 1917
102 549 Printer's Ink Publishing Company, 1914, 1919
102 550 Publishers Paper Company, 1905-1922
103 551 Radio - correspondence, reports regarding broadcasting costs and political speeches on air, 1922, 1924
103 552 Rathbone, Henry R., 1923
103 553 Raymond, James H., 1906
103 544 Readers Syndicate, Inc., 1924
103 555 Reed, Frank F. - 1 letter with note from J. B. Woodward, 1918
103 556 Reid, E. (Uncle Ike), includes 2 poems, 1919
103 557 Republic Syndicate, 1923
103 558 Republique Française (in French), 1918
103 559-562 R. Hoe & Co. - correspondence, reports, forms, promotional items regarding printing equipment, 1899-1924
103 563 Robbins, George S. - letter, 1922
103 564 Roberts, E. W., 1923
103 565 Robertson, Alexander, 1917
103 566 Robie, William, 1923
103 567 Robins, Raymund, 1918
103 568 Rockwell, Paul - correspondence regarding a former Chicago Daily employee who died in combat, 1924
103 569-577 Rogers, Hopewell, 1912-1924
103 571 Rosenwald, Julius (Council of National Defense), 1918
104 572 Scenario contest - correspondence and contract with Goldwyn Pictures, 1922
104 573 Schutte, Oswald F., 1916-1918
104 574 Scripps-Howard Newspapers (Roy W. Howard), 1925
104 575 Sell, Henry Blackman, 1918
104 576 Seubold, F. H., chiropractor - letter and signed petitions in favor of "the right to call in the physician of their choice during illness," 1922
104 577 Shedd, John G., 1918
104 578 Sherman Service - reports on composing room employee relations, 1919
104 579 Shryock, James N., 1921-1924
104 580 Sikes, George C., 1918
104 581 Sioux City Tribune, 1917
104 582 Sladen, Douglas, 1923-1924
104 583 Sloan Syndicate, 1918
104 584 Smith, Claude V., 1925
104 585 Smith, Henry Justin (many letters addressed to C. Dennis), 1918-1924
104 586 Special Saturday Edition - correspondence regarding, 1915
104 587 Steele, G. F., 1924
104 588 Stenographic department report, 1922
104 589-590 Stone, Irving (foreman of newsroom), 1898-1923
104 591 "Story of a Newspaper" - script for a conducted tour through the Chicago Daily News plant, n.d.
104 592 Stout, Ethel - author contract, 1906
104 593 Strawn, Silas H. - letters to Senator McCormick regarding revenue bill forwarded to Lawson, 1924
104 594 Strong, Walter A., 1907-1913
104 595 Strong, Walter A. 1914-1915
104 596 Strong, Walter A. 1916
104 597 Strong, Walter A. 1917
104 598 Strong, Walter A. 1918
105 599 Strong, Walter A. Jan.-Sep. 1919
105 600 Strong, Walter A. Oct.-Dec. 1919
105 601 Strong, Walter A. Jan.-Jun. 1920
105 602 Strong, Walter A. Jul.-Sep. 1920
105 603 Strong, Walter A. Oct.-Dec. 1920
105 604 Strong, Walter A. Jan.-Aug. 1921
105 605 Strong, Walter A. Sep.-Oct. 1921
105 606 Strong, Walter A. Nov.-Dec. 1921
105 607 Strong, Walter A. Jan.-Mar. 1922
105 608 Strong, Walter A. Apr.-Jun. 1922
106 609 Strong, Walter A. Jul. 1922
106 610 Strong, Walter A. Aug. 1922
106 611 Strong, Walter A. Sep. 1922
106 612 Strong, Walter A. Oct. 1922
106 613 Strong, Walter A. Nov. 1922
106 614 Strong, Walter A. Dec. 1922
106 615 Strong, Walter A. Jan.-Mar. 1923
106 616 Strong, Walter A., Apr.-Jun. 1923
106 617 Strong, Walter A., Jul.-Aug. 1923
106 618 Strong, Walter A., Sep.-Oct. 1923
106 618 Strong, Walter A., Sep.-Oct. 1923
106 619 Strong, Walter A., Nov. 1923
106 620 Strong, Walter A., Dec. 1923
107 621 Strong, Walter A., Jan.-Mar. 1924
107 622 Strong, Walter A., Apr.-Jun. 1924
107 623 Strong, Walter A., Jul.-Aug. 1924
107 624 Strong, Walter A., Sep.-Oct. 1924
107 625 Strong, Walter A., Nov.-Dec. 1924
107 626 Strong, Walter A., Jan.-Jul. 1925
107 627 Strong, Walter A., n.d.
107 628 Strong, Walter A. - expense reports and receipts, 1894-1923, n.d.
107 629 Stuart & Young (later Arthur Young & Company - see end of series for audit reports), 1901-1905
107 630 Stuart Features Syndicate, 1925
107 631 Sweeney & James Co. to Walter Strong, 1922
107 632 Swing, Raymond, 1916, n.d.
107 633 Syman, Edwin O., 1924
107 634 Taft, Charles P., 1918
107 635 "Taxation: The People's Business," book review, n.d.
107 636 Taxpayers League, 1922
107 637 Taylor, Edward G., 1925
107 638 Teall, Gardner, 1918
107 639 Telephone Solicitation Campaign report, n.d.
107 640 Thain, Richard J. (The Recruit magazine), n.d.
107 641 Thomas, Lowell, 1919
107 642 Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation, Inc., 1924
107 643 Thompson, William Boyce, 1918, 1920
107 644 Thompson Feature Service, 1919
107 645 Treasury Department, 1924
107 646 Twenty-First Century Press, 1921
108 647 Union National Bank, 1918
108 648 University of Illinois (Powell, B. E.), 1916
108 649 Universal Military Training League, 1917-1920
108 650 Vernee & Conklin - Special Newspaper Advertising, 1916
108 651 Vernon, Leroy T. (Washington correspondent, many letters to C. Dennis), 1918-1924
108 652 Vickrey, C. V., 1922
108 653 V. G. Trueblood & Co., 1918
108 654 Vir Publishing Company, 1919-1920
108 655 Waldron, Robert, 1917
108 656 Wallace, Edgar (see also F. M. Holly), 1923-1925
108 657 Walter H. Wilson & Co., 1921
108 658 The War Book - correspondence, mock-up, promotional copy, 1918
108 659 War Department (Defense Test Day), 1924
108 660 Waterway Paper Products Company, 1920-1924
108 661 Webb, Etta - 1 letter and financial statement, 1924
108 662 Webb, Frank D., 1924
108 663 Weber, George Welsh - correspondence & booklet "Political History of Chicago's Gas Question," 1918-1921
108 664 Werner, Wilhelmina, 1914-1923
108 665 Westow, S. P., 1917
108 666 Wheeler Syndicate, Inc., 1919-1920
108 667 Wheeling News-Wheeling Intelligencer, 1919
108 668 Wells, S. R., 1901
108 669 Whiting, E. T., 1916-1917
108 670 Wiedemann, G. A., 1918
108 671 Wilson, Walter H., 1918
108 672 Wilson, Woodrow, 1918
108 673 Wilson, Woodrow - History of the American People - serialized in Chicago Daily News - promotional items, ad copy, 1915
108 674-677 Wilson, Moore & McIlvaine (later Wilson, McIlvaine, Hale & Templeton) - correspondence, bills, contracts, and memoranda regarding property, taxes and other financial transactions (some pertaining to Lone Tree Farm), 1883-1925
109 677a Winship, Charles A., Aug. 19, 1913
109 678 Winston, G. (under-secretary of the Treasury), 1924
109 679 Winters, Chas, 1923
109 680 Witte, George - foreign news dispatch from Berlin, 1921-1922
109 681 Wm. A. White & Sons, 1924
109 682 Wm. A Rankin Company, 1918-1919
109 683 Wolff, Oscar, 1924
109 684 Women's Home Companion, 1924
109 685 Wood, Bessie L. 1924
109 686 Wood, Junius B., 1920
109 687 Wood Newspaper Machinery Corporation, 1914-1925
109 688 Woods, William Whitfield, 1919
109 689 Woodward, J. B. (see also Walter Strong folders), 1915-1924
109 690 Wright, Paul (includes report on Japanese control of press), 1918, 1922
109 691 Young, Charles, L., 1908
109 692 Young Men's Christian Association of Chicago, 1924
109 693 Younger Set Magazine, 1924
109 694 Letters to the editor/readers letters, 1913-1924
109 695 Unidentified & incomplete correspondence, 1915-1924
109 696 Miscellaneous - memoranda, manuscripts, proofs, 1918-1924, n.d.
109 697 Ledger - bills payable and receivable, Apr. 1879-Jan. 1892
109 698 Monthly Statements - receipts and disbursements, 1877-1882
110 699-701 Reports & Documents - advertising, 1901-1924
110 702 Reports & Documents - author's agreements - blank, ca. 1920s
110 703 Reports & Documents - building inspection report, 1921
110 704 Reports & Documents - cashiers reports 1907-1922
110 705 Reports & Documents - circulation - carrier reports, 1918, 1922-1923
110 706 Reports & Documents - circulation - weekly reports, 1915-1916, 1922
110 707 Reports & Documents - circulation miscellaneous, 1905, 1921
110 708 Reports & Documents - composing room, 1915-1917
110 709 Reports & Documents - expense vouchers, 1923-1924
110 710 Reports & Documents - monthly census, 1923
110 711 Reports & Documents - paper stock, 1916-1924
110 712 Reports & Documents - payroll, 1909-1919
110 713 Reports & Documents - publishers statements from various midwest newspapers, 1921-1922
110 713 Reports & Documents - syndication, 1919-1925
110 714 Reports & Documents - miscellaneous, 1906-1920, n.d.

Series 3: Subject Files, 1888-1925

Papers pertaining to organizations that Lawson was affiliated with professionally other than the Daily News including the Associated Press, Associated Newspapers, City News Bureau of Chicago, and the City Press Association of Chicago. The Associated Press materials contain correspondence between Lawson and his colleague Frank B. Noyes and trace the early development of the organization. Other records are made up largely of financial reports and minutes. There are several reports from the Chicago Commission on Race Relations written in part by Lawson who was a member of the Commission. These reports eventually made up the book The Negro in Chicago, a response to the race riots of 1919.
Arranged alphabetically by organization.

Box Folder Contents
111 715 Associated Newspapers - "A Brief Account of a Remarkable Influence in Evening Newspaper Development," promotional booklet, 1914
111 716 Associated Newspapers - comic situation - report on syndicated comic strips, 1912
111 717 Associated Newspapers - correspondence (mostly to Lawson from H. H. McClure), 1917
111 718 Associated Newspapers - court filing, Associated Newspapers vs. Henry I. Phillips," 1923
111 719 Associated Newspapers - financial reports, 1911
111 720 Associated Newspapers - financial reports, 1912
111 721 Associated Newspapers - financial reports, 1913
111 722 Associated Newspapers - financial reports, 1914
111 723 Associated Newspapers - financial reports, 1915-1916
111 724 Associated Newspapers - financial reports, 1917
111 725 Associated Newspapers - financial reports, 1918
112 726 Associated Newspapers - financial reports, 1919
112 727 Associated Newspapers - financial reports, 1920
112 728 Associated Newspapers - Open Territory report, 1923
112 729 Associated Press - Copies of Circulars & Orders Issued (in bound book), 1893-1900
113 730 Associated Press - correspondence, legal documents, minutes, reports regarding the formation of the organization, 1888, 1894
113 731 Associated Press - correspondence, Charter & By-Laws, memorial to Charles W. Knapp, 1915-1916
113 732 Associated Press - correspondence, Charter & By-Laws, 1917
113 733 Associated Press - correspondence, legal documents, 1918
113 734 Associated Press - correspondence, notes, 1919-1921
113 735 Associated Press - Charter & By-Laws, 1923
113 735a Associated Press - correspondence, clippings, financial reports, notes, Jan.-Jun. 1924
113 736 Associated Press - correspondence, clippings, Charter & By-Laws, minutes, financial reports, Jul.-Dec. 1924
113 737 Associated Press - correspondence, clippings, financial reports, minutes, notes, 1925
114 738 Chicago Commission on Race Relations - Crime and the Negro, ca. 1920
114 739 Chicago Commission on Race Relations - Crime and the Negro, 1921 revision, 1921
114 470 Chicago Commission on Race Relations - Depreciation of Property, ca. 1920
114 471 Chicago Commission on Race Relations - Housing Parts I-III, 1921
114 472 Chicago Commission on Race Relations - Housing Parts IV-VII ca. 1920
114 743 Chicago Commission on Race Relations - Industry Part I ca. 1920
114 744 Chicago Commission on Race Relations - Industry Part II ca. 1920
114 745 Chicago Commission on Race Relations - I. Introduction to General Report, II. Compilation of Recommendations, Suggestions, etc. on the "Race Problem," ca. 1920
114 746 Chicago Commission on Race Relations - Public Opinion and the Negro, ca. 1920
115 747 Chicago Commission on Race Relations - Racial Clashes, ca. 1920
115 748 Chicago Commission on Race Relations - Racial Contacts Parts I, IV, ca. 1920
115 749 Chicago Commission on Race Relations - Racial Contacts Part III, ca. 1920
115 750 Chicago Commission on Race Relations - Recommendations, 1921
115 751 Chicago Commission on Race Relations - Revisions 1921
115 752 Chicago Commission on Race Relations - School Contacts, ca. 1920
115 753 Chicago Commission on Race Relations - Revisions, minutes, memoranda, and correspondence, ca. 1920-1921
116 754 Chicago Herald - correspondence, contracts, 1910-1918
116 756 City News Bureau of Chicago - financial reports, notes, 1913-1914
116 757 City News Bureau of Chicago - correspondence, financial reports, notes, 1915-1919
116 758 City News Bureau of Chicago - correspondence, financial reports, minutes, notes, 1920-1925
116 759 City Press Association of Chicago - correspondence, by-laws, reports, account book, notes, 1889-1899
116 760 City Press Association of Chicago - correspondence, financial reports, notes, 1900-1905
116 761 City Press Association of Chicago - correspondence, financial reports, minutes, notes, 1906-1909
116 762 City Press Association of Chicago - correspondence, financial reports, tax forms, notes, 1910-1912
116 763 City Press Association of Chicago - correspondence, financial reports, notes, 1913-1914
116 764 City Press Association of Chicago - correspondence, financial reports, notes, 1915-1918
116 765 City Press Association of Chicago - correspondence, financial reports, tax forms, notes, 1919-1921
116 766 City Press Association of Chicago - correspondence, financial reports, notes, 1922-1923
116 767 City Press Association of Chicago - correspondence, financial reports, notes, 1924-1925

Series 4: Personal Files, 1873-1926

Materials related to Lawson's personal life, finances, and property. Correspondence includes letters from family and friends as well as requests for monetary contributions. Financial records include lists of Lawson's yearly charitable contributions and various investment reports. Properties folders contain materials detailing the construction of Lawson's home at 1500 Lake Shore Drive, and also records from his vacation property at Lone Tree Farm in Green Lake, Wisconson. Also of note are materials related to a feud with former Chicago Mayor William Hale Thompson, and a biographical manuscript written by Ozara S. Davis of the Chicago Theological Seminary. There is a small series of items related to Lawson's wife, Jessie.
Arranged alphabetically by subject, then chronologically.

Box Folder Contents
117 768 Correspondence, Incoming - Charitable Giving, 1914-1925
117 769 Correspondence, Incoming - Condolences on death of Jessie Lawson, 1914-1915
117 770 Correspondence, Incoming - Davis, Ozara S. (Chicago Theological Seminary), 1917-1924
117 771 Correspondence, Incoming - Family - Bradley, Mary Linda, 1921-1922
117 772 Correspondence, Incoming - Family - Bradley, Agnes F., 1917-1923
117 773 Correspondence, Incoming - Family - Bradley, William Harrison, 1915-1923
117 774 Correspondence, Incoming - Family - Lawson, Evelyn N., 1919-1921
117 775 Correspondence, Incoming - Family - Lawson, Iver, 1918-1923
117 776 Correspondence, Incoming - Family - Lawson Jr., Iver, 1919-1920
117 777 Correspondence, Incoming - Family - Miscellaneous, 1916-1923
117 778 Correspondence, Incoming - Friends and Miscellaneous, 1918-1924
117 779 Correspondence, Incoming - Stone, Herbert S., 1903-1918
117 780 Correspondence, Incoming - Stone Jr., Melville E., 1904-1905 and undated
117 781 Correspondence, Incoming - Taylor, Graham (Chicago Commons), 1917-1918
117 782 Correspondence, Outgoing - Charitable Giving, 1917-1923
117 783 Correspondence, Outgoing - Family, 1911-1919
117 784 Correspondence, Outgoing - Friends and Miscellaneous, 1908-1922
117 785 Correspondence, Outgoing - Health related, 1908
118 786 Financial, Bills - A, 1912-1913
118 787 Financial, Bills - B, 1912-1914
118 788 Financial, Bills - C, 1912-1913
118 789 Financial, Bills - D, 1912-1913
118 790 Financial, Bills - E, 1912-1913
118 791 Financial, Bills - F, 1912-1913
118 792 Financial, Bills - G, 1912
118 793 Financial, Bills - H, 1912-1913
118 794 Financial, Bills - I, 1913
118 795 Financial, Bills - J, 1912-1913
118 796 Financial, Bills - K, 1911-1914
118 797 Financial, Bills - L, 1912-1913
118 798 Financial, Bills - M, 1912-1913
118 799 Financial, Bills - N, 1912-1913
118 800 Financial, Bills - O, 1912-1913
118 801 Financial, Bills - P, 1912-1913
118 802 Financial, Bills - R, 1911-1913
118 803 Financial, Bills - S, 1912-1913
118 804 Financial, Bills - T, 1912-1913
118 805 Financial, Bills - U-V, 1912-1913
118 806 Financial, Bills - W, 1912-1913
118 807 Financial, Bills - X-Z, 1913
119 808 Financial, Cash Book, November 25, 1873 - September 4, 1874
119 809 Financial, Cash Book, July 13, 1910 - August 29, 1912
120 Financial, Check Stubs, July 13, 1910 - August 29, 1912
121 Financial, Check Stubs, August 30, 1912 - December 4, 1914
122 Financial, Check Stubs, December 4, 1914 - December 5, 1917
123 Financial, Check Stubs, December 5, 1917 - October 5, 1923
124 810 Financial, Contributions, 1900-1916
124 811 Financial, Investments - Arvac Manufacturing Company, 1915-1916
124 812 Financial, Investments - Arvac Manufacturing Company, 1917-1918
124 813 Financial, Investments - Automatic Clerk Company, 1903-1920
124 814 Financial, Investments - Drake/Whitestone Company, 1922-1923
124 815 Financial, Miscellaneous, 1874-1922
124 816 General, Associated Press Directors Dinner commemorative autograph book, 1905
124 817 General, Awards and Memberships, 1881-1923
124 818 General, Condolence letters, 1925
124 819 General, Drawing (see oversize), [1920s]
124 820 General, Estate, 1925
124 821 General, Invitations, 1916-1924 and undated
125 822 General, Victor F. Lawson Building dedication, 1931
125 823 General, Manuscript by Ozara Davis, Chapters 1-8, [1926-1927]
125 824 General, Manuscript by Ozara Davis, Chapters 9-15 [1926-1927]
125 825 General, Manuscript by Ozara Davis, additional chapters, [1926-1927]
125 826 General, Manuscript by Ozara Davis, research, 1926-1927
125 827 General, Mayor William Hale Thompson feud, 1912-1919
125 828 General, Mayor William Hale Thompson speeches, 1919
125 829 General, Notebooks and Notes, 1906-1923
125 830 General, Postal Savings Bank Bill, 1910
126 831 Lawson, Jessie, Book club, 1907
126 832 Lawson, Jessie, Incoming correspondence, 1900-1913 and undated
126 833 Lawson, Jessie, Household correspondence, 1912
126 834 Lawson, Jessie, Will and trust agreement of Sophronia S. Bradley (mother), 1901
126 835 Memorial Book, American Newspaper Publishers Association, 1925
126 836 Memorial Book, Chicago Athletic Association, 1925
126 837 Memorial Book, Chicago City Council, 1925
126 838 Memorial Book, Commercial Club of Chicago, 1926
126 838a Memorial Book, Sanitary Disctrict of Chicago, 1925
127 839 Obituaries, Delaware papers, 1925
127 840 Obituaries, Florida papers, 1925
127 841 Obituaries, Georgia papers, 1925
127 842 Obituaries, Idaho papers, 1925
127 843-844 Obituaries, Indiana papers, 1925
127 845-846 Obituaries, Iowa papers, 1925
127 847-848 Obituaries, Kansas papers, 1925
127 849 Obituaries, Louisiana papers, 1925
127 850 Obituaries, Maine papers, 1925
127 851 Obituaries, Maryland papers, 1925
127 852 Obituaries, Massachusetts papers, 1925
127 853-854 Obituaries, Michigan papers, 1925
127 855 Obituaries, Mississippi papers, 1925
128 856-857 Obituaries, Missouri papers, 1925
128 858 Obituaries, Montana papers, 1925
128 859 Obituaries, Nevada papers, 1925
128 860 Obituaries, New Hampshire papers, 1925
128 861 Obituaries, New Jersey papers, 1925
128 862 Obituaries, New Mexico papers, 1925
128 863 Obituaries, North Carolina papers, 1925
128 864 Obituaries, North Dakota papers, 1925
128 865 Obituaries, Rhode Island papers, 1925
128 866 Obituaries, South Carolina papers, 1925
128 867-868 Obituaries, South Dakota papers 1925
128 869 Obituaries, Tennessee papers, 1925
128 870 Obituaries, Vermont papers, 1925
129 871 Obituaries, Virginia papers, 1925
129 872 Obituaries, West Virginia papers, 1925
129 873 Obituaries, Wyoming papers, 1925
129 874 Obituary Book, various newspapers, 1925
129 874a Obituary Scrapbook with tribute by Charles H. Dennis (See Oversize Box), 1925
130 875 Organizations, American Scandinavian Foundation, 1921-1924
130 876 Organizations, Chicago Memorial Foundation, 1920
130 877 Organizations, Homeopathic School, 1921
130 878 Organizations, New England Church, 1919-1925
130 879 Organizations, Orchestra Hall, 1913
130 880 Organizations, YMCA, 1915-1923
130 881 Property, 1500 Lake Shore Drive - blueprint, ca. 1908-1910
130 882 Property, 1500 Lake Shore Drive - building contract, 1906
130 883 Property, 1500 Lake Shore Drive - construction correspondence, contractor and architect 1906-1910
130 884 Property, 1500 Lake Shore Drive - construction correspondence, miscellaneous, 1908
130 885 Property, 1500 Lake Shore Drive - construction details, 1906-1911
130 886 Property, 1500 Lake Shore Drive - construction problems, 1909
130 887 Property, 1500 Lake Shore Drive - household matters, 1911-1924
130 888 Property, 1500 Lake Shore Drive - utilities, 1908-1916
130 889 Property, 15 N. Fifth Avenue, 1913-1918
130 890 Property, Iver Lawson estate, 1918
131 891 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, undated
131 892 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1908-1909
131 893 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1910-1911
131 894 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1912, Jan. - June
131 895 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1912, July - Dec.
131 896 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1913, Jan. - June
131 897 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1913, July - Dec.
131 898 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1914
131 899 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1915, Jan. - April
131 900 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1915, May - Dec.
132 901 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1916, Jan. - June
132 902 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1916, July - Dec.
132 903 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1917
132 904 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1918
132 905 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1919
132 906 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1920
132 907 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1921
132 908 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1922
132 909 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1923
132 910 Property, Lone Tree Farm - correspondence and reports, 1924-1925
133 911 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1913-1915
133 912 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1916, Jan. - June
133 913 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1916, July - Dec.
133 914 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1917
133 915 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1918, Jan. - June
133 916 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1918, July - Dec.
133 917 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1919, Jan. - June
133 918 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1919, July - Dec.
134 919 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1920, Jan. - Aug.
134 920 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1920, Sept. - Dec.
134 921 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1921, Jan. - April
134 922 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1921, May - June
134 923 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1921, July - Sept.
134 924 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1921, Oct. - Dec.
134 925 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1922, Jan. - June
135 926 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1922, July - Dec.
135 927 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1923, Jan. - June
135 928 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1923, July - Dec.
135 929 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1924, Jan. - June
135 930 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1924, July - Aug.
135 931 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1924, Sept. - Dec.
135 932 Property, Lone Tree Farm - financial records, 1925
135 933 Property, miscellaneous, 1925

Series 5: Photographs, ca. 1860s-1931

Photographs of Victor Lawson as a teenager, young man, and adult. Most photographs are of Victor Lawson's brother Iver N. Lawson, his family, and their home in San Diego. Also included are a few photographs related to the Chicago Daily News, a photo of foreign correspondent Edward Price Bell inscribed to Victor Lawson, and a photo album of the Victor Lawson YMCA building.

Box Folder Contents
136 934 Lawson, Victor - cabinet cards ca.1860s-1920s
136 935 Lawson, Victor - in Europe ca. 1908
136 936 Lone Tree Farm, undated
136 937 William and Carrie Bradley family, ca. 1910s
136 938-939 Iver Lawson family, ca. 1920s - 1940s
136 940 Iver Lawson family - auto trip, ca. 1920s
136 941 Family pets, ca. 1920s
137 942 Houses and interiors - probably Iver Lawson family home, ca. 1920s
137 943 San Diego - Iver Lawson family home, ca. 1920s
137 944 Negatives, Iver Lawson family, ca. 1920s
137 945 Unidentified cabinet cards, undated
137 946 Edward Price Bell - inscribed to Victor Lawson, 1925
137 947 Chicago Daily News - advertising mock-ups, delivery truck, sanitarium 1918 and undated
137 948 Victor Lawson YMCA Building photo album 1931