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Descriptive inventory for the Marshall Field family papers, 1833-1985

Marshall Field family papers

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Descriptive inventory for the Marshall Field family papers, 1833-1985

  
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Marshall Field family papers, 1833-1985 (inclusive)
Creators: Marshall Field, 1834-1906
Marshall Field, 1893-1956
Marshall Field, 1916-1965
Marshall Field, 1941-
PM Daily (Newspaper company)
Chicago Daily News, Inc.
Field Enterprises
Field Foundation (New York, N.Y .)
Chicago Sun-Times
Dates: 1833-1985 (inclusive)
Accession numbers: 1995.0220
1993.0217
Bib number: 00065473
Call numbers: MSS Lot F
MSS AlphaV: Field family
MSS Micro F
MSS MicroM F
Size:44 linear ft. (64 boxes and 15 v.)
1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (M. Field, I, letters)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of members of the Field family (accession :# 1995.0220; 1993.0217).

Terms governing use:

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.

Restriction(s):

Advance appointment with special permission required to examine a few original letters.

Please cite this collection as:

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

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the photographs and publications cataloged separately and the Alexander Hehmeyer papers.

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 1887­1890, 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, 1916­1951; 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.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

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
Persons:
Becker, Stephen D.,1927- -- Marshall Field III
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-
Murdoch, Rupert, 1931-
Organizations:
Chicago Daily News Building (Chicago, Ill.)
Chicago Daily News, Inc.
Chicago Sun-Times
Field Building (Chicago, Ill.)
Field Enterprises
Field Foundation (New York, N.Y.)
Marshall Field & Company
PM Daily (Newspaper company)
Genre/Form:
Abstracts of title
Account books
Appraisals
Articles (for publication)
Awards
Certificates
Contracts
Interviews
Speeches
Wills
Geographic:
1905 South Prairie Avenue (Chicago, Ill.)
Chicago (Ill.)--Race relations--20th century

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in seven series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Marshall Field, 1833-1977 (Marshall Field, Sr.) box 1-11
Subseries 1. Biographical
Subseries 2. General and correspondence
Subseries 3. Estate
Series 2. Marshall Field, 1893-1967 (Marshall Field III) box 12-40
Subseries 1. Biographical
Subseries 2. Correspondence
Subseries 3. Speeches
Subseries 4. United States Committee for the Care of European Children
Subseries 5. General and Miscellaneous
Subseries 6. Miscellaneous Business and Estate
Series 3. Marshall Field, 1916-1968 (Marshall Field IV) box 41-44
Subseries 1. Biographical and general
Subseries 2. Correspondence
Subseries 3. Death of
Series 4. Field family box 45
Series 5. Newspapers box 46-54
Subseries 1. "PM"
Subseries 2. "Chicago Daily News"
Subseries 3. "Chicago Sun-Times"
Series 6. Businesses and Foundation box 55-61
Subseries 1. Marshall Field and Company
Subseries 2. Field Foundation
Subseries 3. Field Enterprises
Series 7. Oversize items (from all previous series in collection) box 62-64

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Language: Finding aid is written in English.
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