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  • Collection ID 2003.0262
  • Title Ann Landers collection of photographic materials [graphic].
  • Dates [ca. 1948-2000]
  • Physical description
    • ca. 1200 photographic prints : b&w ; 13 x 16 in. and smaller. (Series 1).
    • photographic prints in 4 scrapbooks : b&w ; 11 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. and smaller. (Series 1).
    • ca. 150 photographic prints : col. ; 11 x 14 in. and smaller. (Series 2).
    • photographic prints in 1 scrapbook : col. ; 11 1/4 x 9 in. and smaller. (Series 2).
    • ca. 1900 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. and smaller. (Series 3).
    • ca. 275 negatives : col. ; 4 x 5 in. and smaller. (Series 4).
    • 1 photomechanical print ; 21 x 15 in. (Series 5).
  • Access and usage restrictions Advance appointment required to view color materials in cold storage.
  • Collection summary Images relating to the life and journalism career of Esther Pauline Lederer, famous as the nationally syndicated advice columnist "Ann Landers." Includes 5 scrapbooks and many publicity portrait photographs of Lederer at public speaking engagements and parties, as well as photographs of Lederer with members of her family, including Jules Lederer (her husband of 36 years), their daughter Margo Howard, and her sister Pauline Phillips (who authored an advice column under the pen name of Abigail Van Buren). Includes scrapbooks of photographs related to the Lederers' costume parties in Eau Claire (Wis.) in 1948 and 1951; a party by the Lederers in Aug. 1968 related to the Democratic National Convention; and Armand Hammer's 89th birthday celebration at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 1987. Includes views of Landers in her condominium apartment at 209 East Lake Shore Drive in Chicago and views of members of her office staff.
  • Biographical or Historical Note Esther Pauline Lederer (b. 1918; nee Friedman; nicknamed Eppie) became the advice columnist Ann Landers in 1954 for the Chicago Sun-Times. Her column's topics included sexuality, marital roles and family relationships, divorce, drugs and alcoholism, and ethical issues. It eventually was syndicated in over 1100 newspapers. In 1987, she left the Sun-Times, taking the column with her to the Chicago Tribune, where she remained its primary author until 2000.
  • Finding Aids Note Container list available (2003-262).
  • Acquisition information Gift of Margo Howard (2003.0262). The donor is Ann Landers' daughter and controls the copyright of Ann Landers' image. Requests for reprinting/use of published materials should be submitted to Christine Lee (at clee@creators.com ).
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Ann Landers papers and several publications by and about Ann Landers.
  • Names
    • Landers, Ann Portraits.
    • Lederer, Jules Portraits.
    • Howard, Margo Portraits.
    • Hammer, Armand, 1898-1990 Portraits.
    • 209 East Lake Shore Drive (Chicago, Ill.) Photographs.
    • Chicago sun-times.
    • Chicago Tribune (Firm)
    • Democratic Party (U.S.) Photographs.
    • Landers, Ann.
  • Uniform Title
    • Chicago sun-times
    • Chicago tribune
  • Subjects
    • Advice columnists United States Portraits.
    • Conduct of life.
    • Costumes Wisconsin Eau Claire 1940-1959. lctgm
    • Families Illinois Chicago 1949-1999. lctgm
    • Journalists Illinois Chicago 1949-1999. lctgm
    • Mothers and daughters Illinois Chicago 1949-1999.
    • Parties Wisconsin Eau Claire 1940-1959. lctgm
    • Parties Illinois Chicago 1960-1969. lctgm
    • Public speaking United States 1960-1969. lctgm
    • Twin sisters United States 1949-1959.
    • Women Illinois Chicago 1949-1999. lctgm
    • Women Wisconsin Eau Claire 1940-1959. lctgm
    • Women journalists Illinois Chicago 1949-1999.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Social life and customs 1949-1999.
    • United States Social life and customs 1949-1999.
  • Genre
    • Film negatives. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
    • Photograph albums. gmgpc
    • Photographic prints. gmgpc
    • Photographic prints Color. gmgpc
    • Portrait photographs. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/2003/262.htm