Alison True - Chicago Reader records

Inclusive Dates: 
1979–2007
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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

Unprocessed. 7.5 linear feet (7 record cartons and 1 oversize folder) of material consisting of administrative files of Chicago Reader editor Alison True, including production notes, letters, photographs, style manuals, surveys, and a collection of monographs by Reader contributors (both on staff and freelance). Also included is a box of materials relating to the proposed redesign of the paper in 2003–2004, and one oversize folder of original artwork submitted to the paper.

Biographical Historical Note

Chicago Reader is an alternative weekly newspaper founded in Chicago in 1971. Alison True served as editor of the newspaper from 1994 until 2010.

Additional Notes

Related collections: Chicago Reader Artwork Collection, Newberry Library; Bob McCamant collection, University of Illinois at Chicago