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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...
Alison True - Chicago Reader Records, 1979-2007, 1979-2007
Administrative files of Chicago Reader editor Alison True, including production notes, letters, photographs, style manuals, surveys, and a collection of monographs by Reader contributors (both on staff and freelance). Also includes a box of materials realting to the proposed redesign of the paper...
Ann Barzel Papers, 1912-2005
Correspondence, works, photographs, and personal and biographical material by Chicago dance critic and historian Ann Barzel.
Arnie Matanky Papers, 1995-2001
Memorabilia of Arne Matanky, a journalist at the Chicago Sun and the community paper, the Near North News, consisting mainly of subject files pertaining to a wide range of topics such as the Chicago Park District, clones, Rev. Jesse Jackson, the death penalty, Josef Mengele, etc.
Arthur Meeker, Jr. Papers, ca. 1850-1972
Correspondence, personal materials, works, and photographs of Chicago author Arthur Meeker, Jr.
Ashton Stevens Papers, ca. 1850-1952
The papers of San Francisco and Chicago journalist and drama critic Ashton Stevens contain correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues from the entertainment world; works including newspaper clippings, playscripts, articles, and interviews; personal materials including biographical inform...
Ben Hecht Papers, 1879-1983
Works, correspondence, and papers of novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht, and also papers of his wife Rose Caylor Hecht (novelist) and daughter Jenny Hecht (actress).
Bess Winakor Papers, 1967-1977
Newspaper articles and story files of Bess Winakor, Chicago correspondent for Women's Wear Daily, 1967-1974, and reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, 1974-1978. Includes background materials, interview notes, and dispatches for stories about Hugh Hefner, Judge Julius Hoffman and Pat Nixon, materia...
Bill Mauldin Collection, 1941-2003
Mauldin was a GI cartoonist and later worked for the St. Louis Dispatch and for the Chicago Sun Times, and is remembered for for his haunting image of Lincoln weeping after Kennedy's assasination. Includes copies of Mauldin's works, including pamphlets printed in Europe during WW II, one original...
Carey Orr cartoons, 1915-1937
Sixteen political cartoons by Pulitzer Prize winning-artist Carey Orr.
Carroll Binder Papers, 1910-1967
Correspondence, writing, personal and family materials, and photographs of newspaper editor and foreign correspondent Carroll Binder.
Cartwright Family Papers, 1877-1982
Three generations of an Ohio family that moved to Evanston, Ill., in the early 20th century and whose members were primarily journalists, including Charles Merritt Cartwright (
Charles H. Dennis Papers, 1868-1942
Correspondence and miscellaneous items relating to Charles H. Dennis, managing editor of the
Charles Sweningsen Collection of Chicago Sun-Times Newspapers, 1963-1998
Collection of Chicago Sun-Times newspapers from former Sun-Times staff member Charles Sweningsen, from 1963 to 1998. Newspapers cover such historical events as the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the Vietnam war, the moon landing, the Watergate scandal, affirma...
Chicago Headline Club Records, 1969-2011
Collection of documents and newsletters from the Chicago Headline Club, founded in 1921 by alumni of the Sigma Delta Chi professional fraternity. In addition to being a professional organization of journalists, members of Chicago Headline Club were early supporters of "right to know" laws and of ...
Chicago Reader Artwork Collection, 1973-2005
Original works by various artists commissoned for the
Chicago Reader Photographs: News Collection, 1973-2007
Photographs used to accompany front page and other feature stories in the
Chicago Reader Photographs: Performance Collection, ca. 1960s-2006
Publicity and live photographs of Midwest area dance, drama, comedy, and music performers and performances from the files of the
Chicago Reader Records, 1971-2000
Original copy of articles, legal files, miscellaneous administrative files, and unsolicited manuscripts of the
Chris Baum Papers, 1952-2011
Clippings, magazines, some correspondence and other memorabilia documenting the writing career of Chris Baum (Emily Ryglewicz), who wrote for various trade publications, Chicago neighborhood newspapers (The Garfieldian and Austin News), and the Lerner newspaper chain.
City News Bureau Records, 1944-2005
Reporters' copy and supporting subject materials of the City News Bureau of Chicago news agency, filed from four beat locations: Federal Court, Cook County Civil Court, Cook County Criminal Court, and Chicago City Hall.
Claudia Cassidy Papers, 1880s-1996
Articles and reviews, correspondence, broadcast scripts, photographs, and clippings of the Chicago Tribune performing arts critic from 1942 to 1965. Cassidy wrote her influential "On the Aisle" column for the Tribune, then wrote freelance criticism and hosted a weekly program of arts criticism fo...
Curtis MacDougall Papers, 1922-1989
Journalist and professor at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism who wrote one of the definitive textbooks of American journalism. An activist in civic affairs, McDougall ran for Congress as a Democrat in Illinois' 10th District, for the U.S. Senate as a Progressive Party candida...
Dale Kramer papers, 1930-1966
Journalist, biographer, and literary historian. Kramer's papers include correspondence, literary manuscripts, clippings, photographs, memorabilia, and five Chicago notebooks containing a record of his research and some correspondence of literary figures for his book Chicago Renaissance (1966), ab...