Museum logo
Museum logo

Archive Record

  • Email This Page
  • Send Feedback
Catalog Number 2013.077.265
Object Name Article
Scope & Content Mike Royko, syndicated columnist for the CHICAGO DAILY NEWS, was instrumental in creating interest in "How to Carve Totem Poles" by Paul Luvera. He wrote an article in September 1977 about Luvera and the book, and sales took off. On September 30, 1981, he wrote a third column about Luvera, again detailing the story of writing and publishing of the book. It was in response to a letter he received from Luvera.

"I'm still carving 20-foot totem poles and Mary, my wife, who is 75, is still painting them. So far, we have sold 16,500 copies of the book. They are now stocked in bookstores or can be ordered through them. The demand is still so great that I have gone into my fifth printing -- another 2,500 books."

This article was carried in the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES.
Title Article on Luvera publishing book
Caption Royko article in CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
Date 1981/09/30
People LUVERA, Paul, Sr.
ROYKO, Mike
Search Terms CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
article
publication
HOW TO CARVE & PAINT TOTEMS
Subjects Place - Chicago, IL
Communication - Newspaper