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Descriptive inventory for the Jack Star papers, 1968-1994

Jack Star papers

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Descriptive inventory for the Jack Star papers, 1968-1994

By Natalie Clair Stetson; ed. by Sarah Dorpinghaus, 2010; Gretchen Neidhardt, 2017.
Processed with funding provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
  
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Chicago History Museum, Research Center
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Jack Star papers, 1968-1994 (inclusive)
Creators: Jack Star
John A McDermott
Dates: 1968-1994 (inclusive)
Accession number: 1997.0102
Bib number: 00143882
Call number: MSS Lot S
Size: 5.5 linear feet (37 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of Jack Star (accession #: 1997.0102).

Terms governing use:

All rights owned by the donor, including copyright, were deeded to Chicago Historical Society. Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

This collection is open for research use.

Please cite this collection as:

Jack Star papers(Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Collection Summary +/-

Research material, clippings, publications, correspondence, article drafts, photographs, audio cassette tapes, and other papers of Jack Star, a Chicago magazine journalist for several publishers, including the Chicago Tribune Magazine, Chicago (magazine) and Look Magazine. A majority of the collection consists of Star's research files, which include interview notes, general notes, photographs, correspondence, clippings, LexisNexis articles, and pamphlets. Topics include health care; crime, courts, and law enforcement; occupations of Chicagoans, such as doctors, lawyers; Forest Park (Ill); travel; and changing technology. Also present are materials regarding Star's article assignments, including his proposed topics. Also included are papers of John A. McDermott, Chicago editor and civil rights activist.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Jack Star, a Chicago magazine journalist, worked for several Chicago publications including the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune Magazine, and Chicago. Star was also the Midwest bureau chief for the New York Herald Tribune (1950-1951) and bureau chief of LOOK magazine (ca. 1950-1971). Star's articles covered a variety of topics including healthcare, crime, courts of law, technology, and travel. Star also wrote on subjects related to the Chicago area, such as individuals and their occupations. Star died in Chicago in 2009.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Authors, American--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Catholics--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Chicago
Chicago Tribune
Journalism--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Journalists--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Law enforcement--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Look
Medical care--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
Social history--Illinois--Chicago
Travel--20th century
Persons:
McDermott, John A.--Archives
Star, Jack--Archives
Genre/Form:
Articles (for publication)
Audio cassettes
Clippings
Correspondence
Pamplets
Photoprints
Research notes
Speeches
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Social conditions--20th century
Forest Park (Ill.)--History

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in eight series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Court and legal article research files, 1972-1984 (box 1-4)
Series 2. General materials, 1969-1990 (box 4-13)
Series 3. Law enforcement/crime article resesrch files, 1972-1987 (box 13-15)
Series 4. Healthcare article research files, 1971-1984 (box 15-22
Series 5. Individuals/occupations article research files, 1969-1993 (box 22-32)
Series 6. Technology article research files, 1968-1990 (box 32-33)
Series 7. Travel article research files, 1975-1987 (box 34-35)
Series 8. John A. McDermott papers, 1969-1993 (box 36-37)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Charlotte Jackson using Oxygen editor, 2016; revised by Julie Wroblewski, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to the Explore Chicago Collections portal.
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