Papers, 1964-1991.


Papers, 1964-1991.

Papers of journalist Robert H. Wills, editor of the "Milwaukee Sentinel" and active member of several professional journalism organizations. The collection includes material from his participation in the National News Council (NNC) and the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE), including correspondence and minutes of board meetings for the NNC (1980-1985, the period during which he represented ASNE at board meetings); correspondence concerning ASNE's Ethics Committee; and material regarding the feasibility of establishing a Wisconsin News Council. Also included are many of Wills' speeches on a wide variety of media issues, and correspondence and memoranda on open records and freedom of information issues. Additional documentation concerns the civil disturbances in Milwaukee in 1967.

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