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Leo A. Lerner Papers

An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Lerner, Leo Alfred, 1907-1965.
Title: Leo A. Lerner Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1929-1968
Quantity: 37.5 linear ft.
Abstract: Papers of the American editor, publisher of Lerner Newspapers, also known as the Chicago Northside Newspapers. Correspondence, incoming and outgoing (1931-1965); personal notebooks, speeches (1941-1962), articles, editorials; clippings, tape recordings, and pocket calendars.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

Leo Lerner (1907-1965) was an American newspaper editor and publisher. Born in Chicago on September 20, 1907 (the eldest of ten children), he attended the Chicago Public Schools, Crane Technical High School and Northwestern University, finishing there in 1928 with the help of a scholarship. In 1929 he married Deana Duskin, with whom he had three children, Louis, Robert and Rosanne.

In addition to their home on Marine Drive in Chicago, the Lerners owned the Kettle Moraine Farm in North Lake, Wisconsin.

Leo Lerner's career in the newspaper business began while he was still attending Northwestern University, when he was Night Editor of the Daily Northwestern for two years and Drama Editor for a like period. During the period 1924-28, he filled various editorial positions on the Morton Grove News, the Lincoln Belmont Booster and the North Side Sunday Citizen. He then became a co-partner of A. O. Caplan in the management of sixteen papers, which included most of the earlier group and were known as the Myers Newspapers, with a total circulation at that time of 219,000. Other papers were slowly added. By 1949, after more reorganization, Lerner was President and Treasurer of the group ever since known as the Chicago Northside Newspapers. Growth continued, and by 1958 Lerner was President, Editor, and Publisher, controlling the Myers Publishing Co., the Lincoln Belmont Publishing Co., the Times Home Newspapers (J. L. Johnson Publishing Co.) and the Neighbor Press of Chicago. The following is a list of papers published by the various divisions of the Chicago Northside Newspapers:

Booster Newspapers:
  • The Booster
  • Lincoln-Belmont Booster
  • Lake View Booster
  • Sheridan Center Booster
  • The Sunday Booster
Times Home Newspapers:
  • Jefferson Park Times
  • Mayfair Times
  • Norwood-Edison Times
  • Portage Park Times
  • Higgins-Oriole Times
  • Logan-Armitage Booster, which split into Logan Avondale Booster, and Armitage Avenue Booster
  • North West Sunday Times
  • Albany-North Park Times
Myers Newspapers:
  • Edgewater Uptown News
  • Ravenswood-Lincolnite News
  • North Town News
  • Rogers Park News
  • North Side Star
  • Life of Niles Township (Thursdays only)

Lerner was deeply involved in public service throughout his life and was active in many social and civic organizations in the Chicago area. He was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Chicago Public Library on November 13, 1936, and remained until 1947, serving as Director after 1943 and greatly expanding and improving the service. In 1940-1941 he was President of the Citizens Schools Committee, which was instrumental in combating corruption and raising the educational standards in Chicago. He was a member of the Americans for Democratic Action, a founder of the liberal Independent Voters of Illinois (1943), a director of the Lincoln-Belmont YMCA, and a member of various hospital improvement groups. During World War II he sponsored and aided a number of European refugees to the United States. He was a member of the Cancer Prevention Center of Chicago from 1958 until his death, serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1962.

Lerner also helped found Roosevelt University, and taught a journalism course there. From 1950 to 1960 he served as president of its Board of Trustees. In 1960 he joined the Board of Trustees of the Scandinavian Seminar, a plan providing nine months of study in any Scandinavian country for qualified students. In 1962, Lerner became a member of the Board of the Chicago Better Business Bureau, and in March of that year he was appointed to the Illinois Parole and Pardon Board. In 1964 President Johnson invited him to join the Citizens Advisory Board of the Community Relations Service.

Active in professional organizations, Lerner was a member of the Abraham Lincoln Memorial Commission in 1955, the Illinois Press Association, National Editorial Association, American Political Science Association, and the Institute of General Semantics. Much in demand as a speaker and author, he also wrote a large number of speeches and articles, and four books: Continental Journey, written during his 1947 tour of Europe, The Itch of Opinion (1956), The Italics Are Mine (1960), and The Truth Ripens, finished just before his death. In addition, he was co-author of Lincoln of the Ages (1960).

Lerner was recognized many times for his contributions both to journalism and to the civic and social life of Chicago. He was the only neighborhood newspaperman accredited by the State Department to cover the United Nations Conference at San Francisco in 1945, and the following year he received the Decalogue Society of Lawyers' Annual Award of Merit. 1961 brought him the Chicago Medal of Merit, presented by Mayor Daley. In 1937 he received the first Editorial Award presented by the Illinois Press Association. He also was the recipient of the National Herrick Award in 1951 and the Publisher of the Year Award in 1953.

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Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Leo A. Lerner Papers consist of correspondence, general subject files, manuscripts and other writings, memorabilia, published materials, and tape recordings. Part of the collection is a separate accession which has not been integrated with the main collection; this material is identified by "(1979 addition)."

Main Collection

The main part of the collection consists of general subject files, personal files, manuscripts, published materials, and tape recordings.

General subject files consists of correspondence, brochures, clippings, reports, memoranda and some housekeeping records. The papers relate to such subjects as business, politics, city, county, state, national and international affairs, colleagues, universities and schools, and religious organizations. Especially noteworthy are the files concerning the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, the Cancer Prevention Center of Chicago, the Chicago Board of Education and the Citizens Schools Committee, the Elmer Gertz folder (for its inclusion of news clippings and correspondence on the Chicago censorship case of Henry Miller's Tropic of Cancer), the Illinois Parole Board, Roosevelt University, Stevenson for President, and the United Nations.

Personal files consists of correspondence, a subject file and journals. Correspondence concerns personal affairs and includes related clippings, mementos, etc. The folders are arranged chronologically. The subject file consists of materials relating to books, trips, and tours, awards, photographs, homes, automobiles, letters to his wife and misc. unidentified papers and notes. The letters to his wife were written during his participation in the 1945 United Nations Conference and contain impressions of people and events. Journals consist of undated personal notebooks and pocket calendars for 1944-1964.

Manuscripts contains speeches, articles, editorial material and misc. materials relating to these manuscripts.

Published materials consist of articles by Leo Lerner, articles about Leo Lerner and miscellaneous published materials.

Tape recordings consist of five tapes made for radio broadcasts. One bears the date 1961 and the remaining four are undated.

1979 Additions

The 1979 additions consist of correspondence, memorabilia, printed material, and writings. Correspondence section includes business, congratulatory and personal subheadings which range from 1927 to 1966. Within this period there is a typed letter signed by Adlai Stevenson and photocopied letters signed by Senator Claude Pepper, Mayor Daly, and Franklin Roosevelt. Memorabilia consists of awards, memorial material of Mr. Lerner and several photographs. Printed material covers a large variety of subjects, and includes four of Mr. Lerner's books, a wide range of editorials, some tape recordings, and other miscellaneous written material.

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Arrangement of the Collection

Manuscripts are arranged chronologically by year, 1941-1962, with some undated materials located at the end. Published materials are arranged chronologically within each group, undated materials appearing at the end.

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Access Restrictions

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

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Subject Headings


Lerner, Leo Alfred, 1907-1965 -- Archives.


Journalists -- United States.
Newspaper editors -- United States.
Newspaper publishing -- United States.
Newspapers -- Section, columns, etc. -- Editorials.
Publishers and publishing -- United States.


Chicago (Ill.) -- Archival resources.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Politics and government.
Illinois -- Politics and government.

Genres and Forms

Calendars (documents)
Speeches (documents)



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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Leo A. Lerner Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Mrs. Leo Lerner, Feb. 17, 1966.

Finding Aid Information

Created by: GDG
Date: Jul 1966
Revision history: Aug 1979 - additions (DW); 12 Aug 2008 - converted to EAD (MRC); 23 Sep 2008 - updates to bioghist (MRC); 1 Oct 2008 - name correction (MRC)

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General Subject File
Series I Box 1 A, miscellaneous 1937-1964 (4 folders)
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Commission
Box 2 1942-1956 (3 folders )
Box 3 Published materials 1956
Box 3 Abraham Lincoln Book Shop
Box 3 Abrams Department Store
Accredited Home Newspapers of America
Box 4 to 1955
Box 4 1958-1965 (2 folders)
Adams, James Luther
Box 4 [Miscellaneous]
Box 4 Festschrift
Box 5 Advertising Council
Box 5 American Arbitration Association
Box 5 American Cable and Radio Corp.
Box 5 American Cancer Society
Box 5 American Civil Liberties Union
Box 5 American Express Co.
Box 5 American Legion Posts
Box 5 American Political Science Association
Box 5 American Friends of the Hebrew University
Box 5 American Red Cross
Americans for Democratic Action
Box 5 1955-1957 (2 folders)
Box 6 1958-1963 (2 folders)
Box 6 Amlie, Tom
Box 6 Anti-defamation League
Box 6 Anti-Semitism in schools
Box 6 Applications for employment
Box 6 Arbitration case
Box 6 Arvey, Jacob M.
Box 6 Art Institute of Chicago
Box 6 Ash, Harry A.
Box 6 Associated Press
Box 6 Atomic Information
Box 6 Audit bureau of circulations
Box 6 Automobile safety
Box 6 Axford, Roger W.
Box 7 B, miscellaneous 1935-1955 (4 folders)
Box 8 B, miscellaneous 1956-1965 (2 folders)
Box 8 Balaban and Katz
Box 8 Barton's Candy Co.
Box 8 Bell and Howell
Box 8 Benson Associates
Box 8 Bergman, Joe
Box 8 Bernhard, Edgar
Box 8 Binswanger, Charles A.
Box 8 Blair, Edward McCormick
Box 8 Blaine, Mrs. Emmons (Anita)
Box 8 Blewett
Box 9 B'nai Zion Congregation (Rabbi Henry Fisher)
Box 9 B'nai Berth and Lodges
Box 9 Book Publishers
Box 9 Boyle, Charles
Box 9 Bradley, Preston
Box 9 Braude, J. M.
Box 9 W. Brain Co.
Box 9 Broadcast Music Inc. (Carl Haverlin)
Box 9 Brookstone, Louis
Box 9 Broun Award
Box 9 Broyles Committee
Box 9 Buescher, Walter
Box 9 Burck, Jacob
Box 10 Buik, George C.
Box 10 Burman, Judge Henry L.
Box 10 Bureau on Jewish Employment Problems
Box 10 Burnette, Wells
Box 10 C, miscellaneous 1943-1952 (3 folders)
Box 11 C, miscellaneous 1953-1964 (4 folders)
Cancer Prevention Center of Chicago
Box 11 1952-1957
Box 12 1958-1960 (3 folders)
Box 13 1961-1964 (4 folders)
Box 14 1965
Box 14 Capital Times
Box 14 Caplan, A. O.
Box 14 Carey, Archibald
Box 14 Carpentier, Charles F.
Box 14 Casey, Verne
Box 14 Castle, Latham
Box 14 Catholic Youth Organization
Box 14 Cherdron, Irving T.
Box 14 Cherry, Senator Robert E.
Box 14 Chicago Accredited Newspapers
Box 14 Chicago Allied Printing Trades Council
Box 14 Chicago's American
Box 14 Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry
Box 14 Chicago Bar Association
Box 14 Chicago Bears Football Club (George Halas)
Box 14 Chicago Better Business Bureau
Box 14 Chicago Board of Education
Box 14 Chicago Board of Education
Box 14 Chicago Board of Election Commissioners
Box 14 Chicago Board of Health (Dr. Andelmann)
Box 14 Chicago Commission on Human Relations
Box 15 Chicago Community Music Foundation
Box 15 Chicago Council on Farm Relations
Box 15 Chicago Cubs
Box 15 Chicago Daily News
Box 15 Chicago Daily News
Box 15 Chicago Housing
Box 15 Chicago Housing Authority
Box 15 Chicago Medical School
Box 15 Chicago Memorial Hospital
Box 15 Chicago Motor Club
Box 15 Chicago Northwestern Railway System
Box 15 Chicago Park District (2 folders)
Box 15 Chicago Police Department
Box 15 Chicago Police Department, Superintendent of Police, Orlando Wilson
Box 15 Chicago Press Club
Box 15 Chicago Public Library
Box 15 Chicago Rabbinical Association
Box 15 Chicago Safety Council
Box 15 Chicago Stereotypers
Box 16 Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Box 16 Chicago Teachers Union
Box 16 Chicago Transportation
Box 16 Chicago Transit Authority
Box 16 Chicago Tribune
Box 16 Chicago Typographical Union
Box 16 Chicago Web Printing Pressman's Union
Box 16 Chicago White Sox
Box 16 Child Labor Laws
Box 16 Christian Science
Box 16 Christmas advertising letter
Box 16 Christmas list
Box 16 Church, Mrs. Ralph
Box 16 Circulation Dept.
Box 16 Citadel Press
Box 16 Citizens of Greater Chicago
Box 16 Citizens Schools Committee
Box 16 Citizens Traffic Safety Board
Box 16 City Club of Chicago
Box 16 City News Bureau
Box 16 City of Hope
Box 17 Civil Intelligence Service
Box 17 Civil Service Commission
Box 17 Civil Service Centennial Commission
Box 17 Civil War Round Table
Box 17 Civilian defense
Box 17 Classified Department correspondence
Box 17 Clinton, Stanford
Box 17 Cohen, Nathan M.
Box 17 Cole-Finder Records
Box 17 Combined Jewish Appeal
Box 17 Combined Insurance Co. of America
Box 17 Commercial Insurance Co.
Box 17 Commissions
Box 17 Commercial National Bank
Box 17 Community Fund of Chicago
Box 17 Conant, Howard R.
Box 17 Consolidated Balance Sheets
Box 17 Consulates
Box 17 Cook County Office of the Department of Purchase
Box 17 Cook County Democratic Committee
Box 17 Cook County National and Cook Co. Central Democratic Committee
Box 17 Cook Electric
Box 17 Crawford's Department Store (Sam & Al Garber)
Box 17 Credit Department
Box 17 Culberg Asbestos Co.
Box 17 Cunniff, Luke F.
Box 18 Cushman, Elliott L. - San Diego Shopping News
Box 18 D, miscellaneous 1942-1964 (4 folders)
Box 18 Daily cash sales reports 1955
Box 18 Daily Compass
Box 18 Daley, Richard J., Mayor 1954-1965 ( 2 folders)
Box 18 Daniels, Jonathan
Box 19 Danon, Richard
Box 19 Davis, Dick - Transcript Publications
Box 19 Day, J. Edward, Postmaster General, Washington, D.C.
Box 19 Deadlines - Myers
Box 19 Decalogue Society of Lawyers 1946-1965 (2 folders)
Box 19 Delfino, Adrian
Box 19 Democratic National Committee 1955
Box 19 Democratic National Convention
Box 19 Denoyer Geppart Co.
Box 19 Delove, S. L.
Box 19 Department of Commerce
Box 19 Despres, Leon
Box 19 Detroit Shopping News
Box 19 Devon Avenue Parking Project
Box 19 Devon Avenue Paving
Box 19 Devon North Town State Bank (2 folders)
Box 19 Dewitt, Edward - Wallace Tubes Com.
Box 19 Diamond Jubilee Edition 1889-1964
Box 19 Dipletro, Nick - Chicago Typographers Union
Box 19 Dirksen, Senator E. M.
Box 20 Dollar Day correspondence
Box 20 Donaghue, Pete
Box 20 Doubleday
Box 20 Douglas, Senator Paul H. (2 folders)
Box 20 Drury, John
Box 20 Duffy, John J. - President, Cook County Board of Commissioners
Box 20 Dun & Bradstreet
Box 20 E, miscellaneous 1951-1964 (3 folders)
Box 21 Easy Travel
Box 21 Edgewater Folk Fair
Box 21 Editor and Publisher (2 folders)
Box 21 Editorial Style
Box 21 Editor's Mail (2 folders)
Box 21 Eisenhower, Dwight D.
Box 21 Elliott, Ivan A.
Box 21 Electric Association
Box 21 Encampment for Citizenship
Box 21 Engraving Costs
Box 21 Equipment-Machinery
Box 21 Equitable Life Assurance Co.
Box 21 Erickson, William N. - Board of Commissioners of Cook Co.
Box 21 Evanston Broadcasting - WNMP
Box 21 Evanston Mail
Box 22 Everston, Joseph
Box 22 Excess profits
Box 22 Executive Committee meetings
Box 22 F, miscellaneous 1943-1964 (4 folders)
Box 22 Fazackerly, Donald
Box 22 Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
Box 23 Charles R. Feldstein and Co.
Box 23 Ferstl, Joseph
Box 23 Finnegan, Edward R.
Box 23 Finnegan Memorial
Box 23 First Commercial Bank of Chicago
Box 23 Fleck & Pollack
Box 23 Four year college
Box 23 Fox, Seymour
Box 23 Frank, Morron
Box 23 Franklin Association
Box 23 Free Press
Box 23 French Provisional Government
Box 23 G, miscellaneous 1943-1954 (2 folders)
Box 24 G, miscellaneous 1955-1965 (3 folders)
Box 24 Gansberg, Joan
Box 24 Gavin, Mrs. Ruth
Box 24 General Semantics 1934-1964 (2 folders)
Box 25 Gerber, Ann
Box 25 Gertz, Elmer
Box 25 Glasser, Charles
Box 25 Glasser, Mrs. Morris
Box 25 Glazer, Barney
Box 25 Gluck-Citron, Inc.
Box 25 Goddess, Norman
Box 25 Goldblatt's Department Store
Box 25 Goldwater, Barry
Box 25 Gordon, Lou
Box 25 Goss Printing Press Co.
Box 25 Grace, Edward (Springfield Shopping News)
Box 25 Green, Dwight
Box 25 Greisdorf, Myron
Box 25 Gunlock, Virgil E.
Box 25 Gutknecht, Judge John J.
Box 26 H, miscellaneous 1941-1965 (4 folders)
Box 27 Headline Club, Sigma Delta Chi
Box 27 Hirsh, Alderman Morris H.
Box 27 Hoe & Co.
Box 27 Hoellen, Alderman John J.
Box 27 Hoffenberg, Sol
Box 27 Holleb, Marshall
Box 27 Holleb, Paul
Box 27 Horwich, Bernard (Jewish Community Center)
Box 27 Hull House
Box 27 Humphrey, Hubert H.
Box 27 Huppert, Jerome
Box 27 I, miscellaneous 1943-1964
Box 27 Illinois Bell Telephone Co.
Box 27 Illinois, House Bills
Box 27 Illinois, House Banking Committee
Box 28 Illinois Inst. of Technology
Box 28 Illinois, Legals
Box 28 Illinois Lincoln Sesquicentennial Commission
Box 28 Illinois Parole Board March, 1962
See also Leopold, Nathan.
Box 28 Illinois Parole Board Apr., 1962-1964
Box 28 Illinois Press Association
Box 28 Illinois Secretary of State
Box 29 Illinois State Highway Commission
Box 29 Illinois State Historical Library
Box 29 Inaugurations (V.S. Pres.) 1949, 1961
Box 29 Independent voters of Illinois 1945-1957 (2 folders)
Box 29 Inland Steel
Box 29 Insurance (miscellaneous)
Box 29 Interstate Steel Co.
Box 29 Israel Bonds
Box 29 J, miscellaneous 1943-1964 (2 folders)
Box 30 Jacobs, Sidney J.
Box 30 Janowitz, Morris
Box 30 Hernberg, Pete
Box 30 Jewish Federation
Box 30 Jewish organizations
Box 30 Jingle winners
Box 30 John Birch Society
Box 30 John Price Jones Co.
Box 30 Johnson, Lyndon Baines
Box 30 Judges
Box 30 Justin Furniture Co.
Box 30 K, miscellaneous 1943-1957 (3 folders)
Box 31 K, miscellaneous 1958-1964
Box 31 Kelly, Edward J., Mayor
Box 31 Kennedy, John F.
Box 31 Kennelly, Martin, Mayor
Box 31 Kerner, Otto, Governor
Box 31 Kinnare, Paul 1950-1961 (2 folders)
Box 32 Kinnare, Robert
Box 32 Kiwanis Clubs
Box 32 Klopp, Clarence G.
Box 32 Koinonia Farm
Box 32 Komaiko, Charles
Box 32 Korshak, Marchall
Box 32 Kravtter, Betty Bialk
Box 32 Krawchek, Julian
Box 32 Krug, Mark M.
Box 32 Kukla, Fran and Ollie
Box 32 L, miscellaneous 1943-1950
Box 33 L, miscellaneous 1951-1965 (3 folders)
Lake Meadows Hospital
Box 33 1955-1956 (2 folders)
Box 34 1956
Box 34 Lakeview Citizens' Council
Box 34 Lakeview Trust and Savings
Box 34 Lapp, John
Box 34 League of Women Voters of Chicago
Box 34 Lear, Les
Box 34 Le Blane Corporation
Box 34 Lennon and Rose
Box 34 Leopold, Nathan
Box 34 Lepawsky, Albert
Box 34 Lerner, Dora
Box 34 Lerner, Edward
Box 34 Lerner, Louis
Box 34 Lerner, Robert
Box 34 Levy, Russell
Box 35 Lewis, Fulton, Jr.
Box 35 Libel information
Box 35 Life of Niles Township 1958-1964 (2 folders)
Box 35 Lincoln Belmont Booster 1958, 1962-1964 (2 folders)
Box 36 Lincoln Belmont Business Association
Box 36 Lincoln Belmont Parking
Box 36 Lincoln Square Savings and Loan Association 1957-1959 (2 folders)
Box 36 Little City
Box 36 Long, Valerie Zawila
Box 36 Lorenz, Francis F.
Box 36 Loukas, James P.
Box 36 Lowenthal, Mrs. Alfred
Box 36 Loyalty oath 1947-1949
Box 37 M, miscellaneous 1943-1957 (5 folders)
Box 38 M, miscellaneous 1958-1965 (2 folders)
Box 38 MacArthur editorial - reaction
Box 38 McCallister, Frank
Box 38 McCormick Place
Box 38 McCrohan, Margaret
Box 38 McCulloch, Frank
Box 38 MacDougall, Curtis D.
Box 38 McFetridge, William
Box 39 Maga, Don
Box 39 Magazines & newspapers, miscellaneous
Box 39 Mail promotion
Box 39 Maps
Box 39 Maremont, Arnold
Box 39 Margolis, Richard
Box 39 Marina City
Box 39 Marovitz, Abraham L.
Box 39 Marquis Publications
Box 39 Marshall Field & Co.
Box 39 Mayers, Dr. Benedict
Box 39 Mayo Clinics
Box 39 Mellus, William M.
Box 39 Metropolitan Fair and Exposition Authority
Box 39 Millar, John H.
Box 39 Milwaukee Journal
Box 40 Modern Poetry Association
Box 40 Montmorency Paper Co. 1943-1958 (2 folders)
Box 40 Montgomery Ward
Box 40 Moran, Jim
Box 40 Movie script
Box 40 Museum of Science and Industry
Box 40 Myers, Thomas Jr.
Box 40 Myers family
Box 40 Myers Publishing Co.
Box 41 Myers Publishing Co., misc. materials
Box 41 Myers travel bureau
Box 41 N, miscellaneous 1943-1964 (3 folders)
Box 41 Narcotics & Alcoholism
Box 41 Nathanson, Ben (East side shopper)
Box 41 The Nation
Box 41 National Conference of Christians and Jews
Box 41 National Editorial Association 1950-1957, 1961-1965 (2 folders)
Box 42 National Education Association
Box 42 National Forum
Box 42 National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis
Box 42 National Jewish Hospital
Box 42 National Lawyers Guild
Box 42 Navy League of U.S.
Box 42 New Republic (Harrison, Gil)
Box 42 Newman, Danny
Box 42 Newsprint information
Box 42 Newsprint supplies
Box 42 North Shore National Bank
Box 42 North Town Chamber of Commerce
Box 42 Northernaire
Box 42 Northwest Realty Corporation (Jackson, Arthur)
Box 42 Northwestern University
Box 42 O, miscellaneous 1943-1963
Box 42 Offset file
Box 42 Open Court Publishing Co.
Box 42 Orient trip 1963
Box 43 O'Rourke, Robert J., Alderman, 48th
Box 43 P, miscellaneous 1943-1957 (2 folders)
Box 43 Peoples Gas, Light & Coke Co.
Box 43 Peltz, Cissie Libshutz
Box 43 J.R. Pershall Co.
Box 43 Petrie, Donald A.
Box 43 Photographic costs
Box 43 Petroleum Heat and Power Co.
Box 43 Pica's Peek
Box 43 Pillen, Herbert C.
Box 43 Pioneer Publishing Co.
Box 44 Politics (2 folders)
Box 44 Pollak, Robert
Box 44 Portes, Caesar
Box 44 Price Paper Corp. (Wickliffe B. Moore)
Box 44 Print Promotion
Box 44 Printing Center (Wm. McDonnell)
Box 44 Printing correspondence.
Box 44 Prospective customers for printing jobs
Box 44 Publicity Club of Chicago
Box 44 Publishers Auxiliary
Publishers' statements
Box 44 Pulitzer Prize (Hillman Foundation)
Box 44 Pucinski, Roman C., Congressman
Box 44 Q, miscellaneous 1943-1962
Box 44 Quaal, Ward L.
Box 44 Quilici, George L.
Box 44 Quinn, James R.
Box 45 R, miscellaneous 1943-1965 (4 folders)
Box 45 Race discrimination
Box 46 Rapid Reading Program
Box 46 Ravenswood Hospital
Box 46 Receipts, Civic Organizations, etc.
Box 46 Red Owl Stores
Box 46 Reitzel, Al
Box 46 Remington Typewriter Co.
Box 46 Republican National Committee (Conventions)
Box 46 Resa, Alexander
Box 46 Robie House
Roosevelt University
Box 46 Miscellaneous 1950-1956 (3 folders)
Box 47 Miscellaneous 1956-1958 (4 folders)
Box 48 Miscellaneous 1958-1965 (4 folders)
Box 48 Reports
Box 49 Board of Trustees Minutes
Box 49 By-Laws, amendments, constitution
Box 49 Faculty Manual 1948-1949
Box 49 Journalism 201, papers
Box 49 Report of the President 1950-1951
Box 49 Treasurer's Reports
Box 50 Auditorium restoration (Sparling)
Box 50 Auditorium restoration
Box 50 Auditorium restoration (incl. Lerner's resignation)
Box 50 Rose Bowl game
Box 50 Rosenberg, Marvin
Box 50 Rosenberg, Thomas
Box 50 Rosenblatt, Abner
Box 50 Rosenbloom, I. J.
Box 51 Rotman, Morris
Box 51 Rover, Edmund
S, miscellaneous
Box 51 1943-1955 (4 folders)
Box 52 1956-1958
Box 53 1960-1965
Box 53 Sachs, Morris B.
Box 53 Sain, Frank G., sheriff
Box 53 St. Lawrence Project
Box 53 Salomon, Kurt J.
Box 53 Saltiel, Ed
Box 53 Sandburg, Carl
Box 53 Sane nuclear policy
Box 53 Saperstein, Esther
Box 53 Satin, Max
Box 54 Scandinavian Seminar (2 folders)
Box 54 Schooler, Lee (Public Relations Board)
Box 54 Schrayer, Max (Associated Agencies)
Box 54 Schwartz, Nate
Box 55 Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Box 55 Semrow Broadcasting Co., Inc. (WNMP)
Box 55 Semrow, Harry
Box 55 The Sentinel
Box 55 Shapiro, Samuel H.
Box 55 Sherman Hotel
Box 55 Shimer College
Box 55 Showell, John
Box 55 Shriver, Sargent
Box 55 Shumate, Al (Accredited Newspaper Association)
Box 55 Simon, Seymour
Box 55 Social Security Administration
Box 55 Solon, Joseph
Box 55 South End Reporter (Raymond Kelly)
Box 55 South Town Economist
Box 55 Southern Illinois University
Box 55 Sperling, Jack
Box 55 Staff
Box 56 Staff memos (2 folders)
Box 56 Stamp plan
Box 56 Statement of ownership
Stevenson for President
Box 56 Miscellaneous
Box 57 Miscellaneous (3 folders)
Box 58 Miscellaneous
Box 58 Starr case
Box 58 Stratton, William G., Governor
Box 58 Stone, Jerome H.
Box 58 Suburbia
Box 58 Sun Press, Cleveland (Harry Volk)
Box 58 Sun Times-reprints of L. A. L. editorials
Box 59 Sur-Prize-O
Box 59 Surveys, Lerner area
Box 59 Sweeney, Frank
Box 59 Swim carnival
Box 59 Swinarski, Theodore A.
Box 59 Synagogues, Sisterhoods, Men's Clubs, etc.
Box 59 T, misc.
Box 59 Taylor, Crombie
Box 59 Taxes, miscellaneous
Box 59 Television broadcasting and radio stations
Box 59 Theta Sigma Phi
Box 59 Thillers, Mel
Box 59 Time Magazine
Box 59 Times Home Newspapers
Box 60 U, miscellaneous
Box 60 Unger, Martin E.
Box 60 Unions
Box 60 United Nations
See also Lerner, Deana.
Box 60 United Nations, San Francisco Conference
Box 60 U.S. Congressmen, Senators and miscellaneous
Box 60 U.S. Department of Commerce Community Relations Service
Box 60 U.S. Department of Interior
Box 60 U.S. Department of Labor
Box 60 U.S. Post Office Department
Box 60 U.S. Treasury Department
Box 61 United Steelworkers of America
Box 61 Universal Pictures (Ben Katz)
Box 61 University of Chicago
Box 61 University of Illinois
Box 61 Universities, colleges and schools
Box 61 Uptown Commission
Box 61 Uptown Federal Savings and Loan Association
Box 61 Uptown National Bank of Chicago
Box 61 V, miscellaneous
Box 61 W, miscellaneous 1951-1965 (3 folders)
Box 62 WMAQ
Box 62 Walgreen Drug Stores
Box 62 Walker, Claude
Box 62 Weber, Alban
Box 62 Weber, Charles
Box 62 Weintraub, Ben
Box 62 Weiss, Edward W.
Box 62 Western Union
Box 62 Westinghouse Broadcasting Co.
Box 62 Wheels, Inc.
Box 62 White House
Box 62 Whitman, Walt
Box 62 Wieboldt Stores, Inc.
Box 62 Wieboldt's Dept. Store
Box 62 Wigoda, Paul T.
Box 62 Will, Herbert L.
Box 62 Willens, Sherwin
Box 62 Winsberg's Dept. Store
Box 62 X, Y, Z, miscellaneous
Box 62 Yates, Sidney R., Congressman
Box 63 Yates for U. S. Senator
Box 63 Young Men's Christian Association (3 folders)
Box 63 Zelezinski, A. V. and Swinarski, T. A.
Personal File
Box 64 1931-1946 (5 folders)
Box 65 1947-1950 (4 folders)
Box 66 1951-1954 (4 folders)
Box 67 1955-1958 (4 folders)
Box 68 1959-1962 (4 folders)
Box 69 1964-1965
Box 69 Misc. unidentified correspondence 1929, undated
Subject File
Box 70 Continental Journey, materials concerning European tour 1960
Farm mortgage
Box 70 1947-1955 (2 folders)
Box 71 1956-1965 (2 folders)
Box 71 Addition & Furniture
Box 71 Hawaiian trip 1964
Box 71 Herrick Award
Box 71 Home, 4300 Marine Drive
Box 71 House, 2120 W. Lunt, sale of 1959
Box 71 The Italics Are Mine, materials concerning
Box 72 The Itch Of Opinion, materials concerning
Box 72 Jaguar [automobile - "Jagulars are such very good droppers!"]
Box 72 Lerner, Deana - letters from L.A.L.
Box 72 Miscellaneous unidentified papers and notes
Box 72 Photographs of people
Box 72 Photographs of papers
Box 72 Silver jubilee 1951
Box 73 Personal notebook undated
Box 73 Pocket calendars 1944-1964
Speeches, etc.
Box 74 1941-1946 (5 folders)
Box 75 1947-1954 (7 folders)
Box 76 1955-1959 (5 folders)
Box 77 1960-1962
Box 77 Miscellaneous speech, article, & editorial materials
Published Materials
Box 78 Articles by Lerner 1931-1966, undated
Box 78 Articles about Lerner 1936-1965
Box 79 Miscellaneous 1939-1966, undated
Tape Recordings
Box 80 Recordings of broadcasts
Correspondence (1979 addition)
Box 1 Business 1935-1966
Box 1 Congratulatory 1946-1964
Box 1 Personal 1927-1968
Memorabilia (1979 addition)
Box 1 Awards and memorial photographs
Printed material (1979 addition)
Box 1 General (4 folders)
Box 2 General
Writings (1979 addition)
Box 2 Continental Journey
Box 2 The Italics are Mine
Box 2 The Itch of Opinion
Box 2 Truth Ripens (2 folders)
Box 2 Reviews of Lerner's books
Box 2 Editorials 1936-1953 (4 folders)
Box 3 Editorials 1954-1965 (3 folders)
Box 3 Typescripts and holographs
Box 3 Miscellaneous
Box 3 Tape recordings

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