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Alfred Balk Papers, 1941-2010

Papers of Iowa-born and Northwestern-educated journalist Alfred Balk, documenting his career, first as a Chicago newswriter for WBBM, reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times and freelance contributor to major national magazines, and later as an editor at the Columbia Journalism Review, World Press Rev...

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Art Shay photograph collection, 1944-2002

The collection includes a wide variety of images depicting people in Chicago neighborhoods (such as Maxwell Street Market and a skid row along Madison Street), celebrities in Chicago and elsewhere, entertainers, politicians, gamblers, prisoners, authors, and other cultural symbols. Many ...


Chicago stories, [ca. 2002-2003]

Documentary videos and interviews about Chicago history and social groups. John Callaway served as interviewer and narrator. Many images show collection items of the Chicago Historical Society. Topics include politicians, activists, laborers, athletes, people in arts and entertainment, philanthro...

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John Fischetti cartoon collection, [ca. 1967-1980]

Original cartoon drawings, proofs, and photostats by editorial cartoonist Fischetti who worked for the Chicago Sun-Times (in the 1970s) and also for the New York Herald Tribune and the Chicago Daily News. Topics include social issues, the Vietnam War, inflation, racism, foreign relations, and nat...

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Len O'Connor papers

Radio and television newscast scripts (1950-1969), correspondence (1964-1969), personal documents, and sound recordings of Len O'Connor, a Chicago (Ill.) commentator on political, social, criminal, and human interest matters and personalities in Chicago and elsewhere. Includes letters from audien...

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Mike Royko Papers, 1934-1997

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 S...

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Sherwood Ross Papers

Papers of Chicago journalist Sherwood Ross, including articles he wrote for the New York Enquirer (1956-1957) and the Chicago Daily News (1962), a syndicated column for Reuters (1992-2002), material from his public relations and social activism work for the National Urban League and records belon...

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WGN newsfilm collection, [ca. 1948-1977, bulk 1952-1977]

Primarily includes aircuts and outtakes from WGN television newscasts. Newscasts show coverage local to Chicago (Ill.) and some national news. Chicago news includes accidents, disasters, and fires; education; public, cultural, and sports events; the Chicago Transit Authority, mass transit, and O'...

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