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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:
Keith Preston Papers
Abstract Small collection of correspondence and works from Chicago poet, columnist, and literary critic, Keith Preston.
Kurt M. Stein papers
Abstract Chicago author of German-American humor books, journalist, and active member of the Cliff Dwellers. Stein's papers include manuscript and printed works, including a substantial number of plays and sonnets for the Cliff Dwellers, and correspondence from friends and admirers.
Larry Green papers
Abstract Collection of newspaper clippings, notes, and memorabilia relating to the career of Chicago Daily News correspondent Larry Green from 1966-1980, including dispatches from the Vietnam War and the 1968 Democratic National Convention. Also includes photographs, photonegatives, letters, and notebooks.
Dates: approximately 1966-2008
Leland Stowe Papers
Abstract Mostly photocopies of writings and some correspondence of newspaper foreign correspondent and author Leland Stowe. Stowe witnessed and wrote about many historic events and subject such as the rise of the Nazi party in Germany, the Russo-Finnish War, experiencing the Russian front during World War II, and the corruption in the regime of Chiang Kai-Shek.
Lerner Newspapers photograph collection
Abstract Photographs from the Lerner Newspaper group publication Booster, a weekly newspaper on the north side of Chicago, and "VIP files" containing photographs of individuals used by the company. Booster photographs span from March 1978 to 1982, with fuller runs in 1978 and 1979, and scattered dates in 1980-1982.
Dates: approximately 1979-approximately 1982
Lily Pagratis Venson papers
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1962-2011; Majority of material found within 1963-1973
Lloyd Lewis papers
Abstract Correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, personal materials, and photographs of Chicago journalist and historian Lloyd Lewis.
Dates: 1886-1985; Majority of material found within 1905-1949
Lloyd Wendt papers
Abstract Long time Chicago journalist and author of Chicago Tribune: The rise of a Great American Newspaper (Rand McNally, 1979), Swift Walker: An Informal Biography of Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard (Regnery, 1986), and three nonfiction pieces with Herman Kogan; Give the Lady What She Wants (1952), Big Bill of Chicago (1953), and Lords of the Levee (1943). Includes clippings of Wendt's newspaper articles, 1935-1960s, typescripts of his works, reviews, photographs, and copies of a Chicago Tribune Sunday...
Dates: 1934-approximately 2000
Lois Wille papers
Abstract Lois Wille was a pioneering Chicago woman journalist, winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1988. Material includes framed original cartoons from cartoonists John Fischetti, Nicole Hollander, Morrie Brickman, and Jeff MacNelly.
Louis Mariano papers
Abstract Papers, photographs, artwork, newsclippings, and publications relating to Louis Mariano (1906-1970) who worked as a reporter and editor for the Chicago Daily News before moving on to World Book and a column in the Near North News. Among the items is material pertaining to the Louis Mariano Memorial Library and the Mariano Park, 3 oversized cards, and a framed piece of art entitled "The Mayor of Rush Street."
Dates: approximately 1950-1988
Lucia Lewis artifacts and memorabilia
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lewis Lucia
Abstract Artifacts belonging to Lucia Lewis, Chicago Daily News travel editor. Consists mainly of awards given to Lewis, with membership cards and some memorabilia.
Lucia Mauro papers
Abstract Works (books, reviews, and articles), correspondence (including fan mail), teaching materials, scrapbooks, photographs, and memorabilia documenting the dance, theater, arts writing, interview, broadcast and teaching work of Lucia Mauro. Also contains items documenting her childhood and youth, including her early dance career and coursework in high school and college.
M. W. Newman Papers
Abstract Works, correspondence, personal materials, and memorabilia of Chicago newspaper editor, reporter, and critic M. W. Newman.
Madelin Wexler papers
Abstract Tear sheets and full copies of magazines and articles written and/or edited by journalist Madelin Wexler, who worked for Chicago-based trade magazines Institutions, and Hotels & Restaurants International, through various name and design style changes. Also includes correspondence and information about "The Bombay Bicycle Club," a dinner club that began as a fictional club but actually came into being in New York, California, and Arizona in the early 1960s.
Marcia Slater Johnston papers
Abstract Published articles, clippings, correspondence, and manuscript drafts written by Chicago freelance journalist Marcia Slater Johnston. Dating from the 1970s, Johnston’s work covers issues such as immigration, gangs, sex trafficking, women’s justice, medicine, and consumer issues. Also includes audiocassettes of radio shows featuring Johnston and her articles.
Dates: 1947-2019; Majority of material found within 1966 - 2010
Margaret S. Herguth clippings
Abstract Issues of Chicago Daily News's magazine "Chicago Life" from 1960-1962, the tenure of Margaret (Marge) Silsbee Herguth, staff writer, assistant editor, and editor of the magazine.
Martin A. O'Brennan Papers
Abstract Papers pertaining to Martin A. O’Brennan, an Irish nationalist activist, lawyer, newspaper editor, and amateur historian. The papers document O’Brennan’s Irish activities and his life in Chicago through correspondence and documents, manuscript copies of his speeches, printed pamphlets and copies of newspapers (both the Connaught Patriot and the Irish News), and ephemera-like advertisements, prospectuses, membership cards and printed lecture tickets.
Dates: approximately 1843-1878
Melville E. Stone Papers
Abstract Correspondence and other materials pertaining to the life and work of Melville E. Stone, founder and editor of the Chicago Daily News and general manager of the Associated Press.
Dates: 1815-1954; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1929
Mervin Block papers
Abstract New York broadcast news writer and editor who worked earlier in his career as a newspaper writer and editor in Chicago. Includes letters from and materials about author James T. Farrell and Lyric Opera of Chicago press agent/impresario Danny Newman.
Michael Miner papers
Abstract Chicago Reader column files of Chicago newspaper journalist Mike Miner, including drafts, notes, interviews, and other research materials.
Dates: approximately 1979-2012
Mike Royko papers
Abstract Correspondence, columns, other works, and personal material of journalist, columnist, and author Mike Royko. Royko received his journalistic training by working for the Chicago City News Bureau (1956-1959) and went on to be a favorite columnist at the Chicago Daily News (1959-1978); The Chicago Sun-Times (1978-1984); and the Chicago Tribune (1984-1997). Royko is known for writing his best-seller...
Dates: 1934-1997; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1997
Mitchell Dawson papers
Abstract Works, correspondence, and papers of lawyer and poet Mitchell Dawson, and also papers, photographs and genealogical information of the Dawson, Manierre and Hahn families.
Near North News photographs
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Near North
Abstract Photographs of the Near North News, a Chicago community newspaper founded in 1956 and published for over 40 years by Arne Matanky. Contains images of Chicagoans as well as national and international figures. Also a card file containing information on Chicago individuals and organizations, and a birthday index arranged by date.
Dates: approximately 1960-approximately 2000
Paul Randall Wright Papers
Abstract Writings and correspondence of Chicago journalist and foreign correspondent Paul Randall Wright, particularly newspaper stories reported from Siberia in 1918-1919, and Manchuria, China, Japan, and the Philippines from 1926-1930. The collection also includes diaries and a number of photographs relating to the periods in which Wright was stationed abroad.
Paul Scott Mowrer papers
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Mowrer P
Abstract Correspondence, works, photographs and personal materials related to Paul Scott Mowrer, Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent, author, newspaper editor, and poet. Mowrer was Paris correspondent for the Chicago Daily News beginning in 1910, headed the foreign news service until 1934, and editor of the paper from 1935-1944. He was foreign editor of the New York Post from 1944-1947. An accomplished poet, Mowrer published nine...
Dates: 1894-2007; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1971