Edward F. Dunne was a leading progressive Democrat who served as mayor of Chicago and governor of Illinois. This collection consists of newspaper accounts of Dunne's public career, mounted in eleven scrapbooks. Throughout the scrapbooks, Dunne's initials appear beside selected articles. These accounts served as the basis for William L. Sullivan's edited compilation of Dunne's speeches and writings, Dunne: Judge, Mayor, Governor (Chicago: 1916) [308 D92d].
In addition, the collection also contains a scrapbook of publications and notes by Dr. John A. Robison, a business partner of Albert E. Pyott. Pyott's son, Albert Robison Pyott, was married to Margaret M. Meyercord, who two years after the younger Pyott's death, married Robert Jerome "Duke" Dunne, Edward's son.
In 1988, at the suggestion of Richard Allen Morton, Margaret Dunne, wife of Edward's son Robert, donated the collection to the Illinois Historical Survey.