Melville E. Stone papers, 1815-1954, bulk 1890-1929.

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Melville E. Stone papers, 1815-1954, bulk 1890-1929.

Stone's papers include considerable correspondence concerning national and Illinois politics, the Associated Press and how it opened up the European market to America before and during World War I, the Chicago Daily News, and Stone's active social life.

7.6 linear feet (12 boxes and 1 oversize folder)

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