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Venson, Lily Pagratis, 1924-2011 : Lily Pagratis Venson Papers, 1962-2011

Journalism, research materials, and personal papers of Chicago journalist Lily Pagratis Venson, who wrote for Lerner Newspapers from 1963 to 1973. The papers include feature stories and editorials written by Venson as well as feature stories and editorials about her and her journalism. The papers also contain her research materials for ongoing stories she covered during her time at Lerner Newspapers: the Edgewater Golf Club land crusade and the demolition of the Edgewater Beach Hotel. She received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for more than 100 articles she wrote over an eight-year period on a successful community crusade to preserve the private Edgewater Golf Club land and establish Laurence C. Warren Park.
Extent: 6.5 linear feet - (16 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Venson
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The Lily Pagratis Venson Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).