PHILIP L. WARDEN PAPERS, 1930-1980
Philip L. Warden was born in Trenton, Missouri on November 3, 1912. He graduated from the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism in 1936 and worked for The Packer, a trade publication for a fruit and vegetable trade association based in Kansas City and Chicago. He joined the business news staff of the Chicago Tribune in 1940, transferred to the Washington Bureau in 1942, and worked there until his retirement in 1975.
Beginning in 1957 he served as the Tribune’s correspondent on Capitol Hill, focusing on Illinois’ congressional delegation. He traveled with Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, and Nixon. Highlights include the 1950 meeting between Truman and Douglas MacArthur on Wake Island, and Eisenhower’s 1960 trip to Latin America.
After his retirement from the Tribune, he was the editor of the Presidential Daily News Summary for Gerald Ford. Warden died in Alexandria, Virginia on December 30, 1990.
Scope and Content Note
The collection was donated to the Library in 1992 and is divided into two series:
SUBJECT FILES contain copies of the stories Warden submitted, reports, notes, press releases, and background information. Topics include the Truman-MacArthur meeting, Eisenhower’s Latin American trip, Barry Goldwater’s 1964 presidential campaign, and the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS primarily contain Warden’s articles and columns from 1943 to 1974, although there are also folders from 1916 and 1980. Arranged chronologically
NAME AND SUBJECT SERIES
Boorstin, Daniel J – Dissent, Dissension, and the News, 1967 (speech)
Mazo, Earl: Richard Nixon, 1959 (proof copy)
University of Missouri Graduation, 1950
Meeting with Douglas MacArthur, 1950
Warden, Philip L.
Compliments on Stories, 1946-1972
General Correspondence, 1970-1986 and undated (2 folders)