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  • Format Mixed Materials; Microforms; Sound Recordings; Photos, Drawings, Prints
  • Physical Details
    • 2.2 c.f. (5 archives boxes)
    • 1 reel of microfilm (35mm)
    • 1 disc recording, and
    • 1 tape recording; plus
    • additions of 35 photographs
    • 1 negative, and
    • 1 piece of ephemera
  • Finding Aids
    • Register to the processed portion

Summary

  • Papers of a prominent early journalist, writer, and publicist including correspondence; biographical material, and microfilmed clipping scrapbooks; a diary; microfilmed clippings of articles and news stories written by Crockett or placed as a result of publicity he did for the Waldorf Astoria and Biltmore hotels; published and unpublished books including "Revelations of Louise" (1920), "Ditties from a Ditty Bag" (1922), and "When James Gordon Bennett Was Caliph of Bagdad" (1926); several issues of "Nomad" and "World Traveler" magazines which he edited and travel stories he wrote for those publications; other articles; songs; and an unproduced musical. Of special note is an unpublished autobiography concerning his early experiences as a journalist and foreign correspondent and his observations of New York City culture and nightlife during Prohibition, clippings pertaining to his coverage of a 1904 automobile tour in Europe, and a typescript of a 1913 journal concerning conditions in the Philippines.
  • The processed portion is summarized above and is described in the register. Additional photographic accessions are described below.

Notes

  • Portions of this collection are available only on microfilm.
  • Presented by Albert Stevens Crockett, New York, New York, and portions via Louis Lochner, 1958-1966.
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