Victor Lawson papers, ca. 1860-1931, bulk 1885-1925.


Victor Lawson papers, ca. 1860-1931, bulk 1885-1925.

Correspondence, reports, legal documents, contracts, and other materials pertaining to the life and career of Victor Lawson, founder and publisher of the Chicago daily news.

60 cubic ft. (138 boxes)


SNAC Resource ID: 6952861

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