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  • Creator Names Field, Marshall, 1834-1906.
  • Title Marshall Field family papers [manuscript], 1875-1985.
  • Physical description
    • 44 linear ft. (64 boxes and 15 v.)
    • 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (M. Field, I, letters).
  • Access and usage restrictions Advance appointment with special permission required to examine a few original letters.
  • Collection summary
    • Papers of the Field family of Chicago relating to business (merchandising and publishing), family, and civic and social improvement activities. Marshall Field, I, materials include: account book 1887-1890, copies of his will; photocopies of outgoing correspondence, 1875-1906 and microfilm; and materials about his estate. Marshall Field, III, materials include: honorary degrees; correspondence, including his correspondence on race relations with various activist organizations and with members of Chicago's business elite, 1916-1951; obituaries; estate appraisals; and transcripts of interviews conducted after his death with close associates.
    • Marshall Field, IV, materials include: speeches; law school notebooks; correspondence, 1950-1958; and publicity on Sun-Times Building dedication, 1958. Marshall Field, V, materials include: Chicago Sun-Times 25th anniversary items, 1966; clippings and documents about the Field Building (including its sale in 1969); and newsclippings on Rupert Murdoch's purchase of the Chicago Sun-Times, 1983-84. Other materials include abstracts and examinations of title for various Loop locations, and materials on the Chicago Daily News, including annual statements, 1947-1958.
  • Acquisition information Gift of members of the Field family (1993.0217; 1995.0220).
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory available online.
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction All rights owned by the donor, including copyright, were deeded to Chicago Historical Society. Copyrights also may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the photographs and publications cataloged separately and the Alexander Hehmeyer papers.
  • Names
    • Field family Archives.
    • Field, Marshall, 1834-1906 Archives.
    • Field, Marshall, 1834-1906 Homes and haunts Illinois Chicago.
    • Field, Marshall, 1893-1956 Archives.
    • Field, Marshall, 1916-1965 Archives.
    • Field, Marshall, 1941-
    • Becker, Stephen D., 1927- Marshall Field III.
    • Murdoch, Rupert, 1931-
    • Chicago Daily News, Inc.
    • Chicago Daily News Building (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Chicago sun-times.
    • PM Daily (Newspaper company)
    • Field Enterprises.
    • Field Foundation (New York, N.Y.)
    • Marshall Field & Company.
    • Field Building (Chicago, Ill.)
    • 1905 South Prairie Avenue (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Field, Marshall, 1893-1956.
    • Field, Marshall, 1916-1965.
    • Field, Marshall, 1941-
    • PM Daily (Newspaper company)
    • Chicago Daily News, Inc.
    • Field Enterprises.
    • Field Foundation (New York, N.Y.)
  • Uniform Title Chicago sun-times.
  • Subjects
    • Newspaper publishing Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Publishers and publishing Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Real property Illinois Chicago.
    • Retail trade Illinois Chicago 19th century.
    • Retail trade Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • World War, 1939-1945.
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.) Race relations 20th century.
  • Genre
    • Abstracts of title. lcsh
    • Account books. aat
    • Appraisals (records) aat
    • Articles. aat
    • Awards. aat
    • Certificates. aat
    • Contracts. aat
    • Interviews. aat
    • Speeches. aat
    • Wills. aat
  • Uniform title Chicago sun-times.
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/M-F/Field-inv.htm