Guide to the Alexander L. Crosby papers
1921-1980

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Creator: Crosby, Alexander L.
Title: Alexander L. Crosby papers
Dates: 1921-1980 ( inclusive )
Quantity: 30.5 linear feet (59 containers, 1 package)
Collection Number: Coll 013
Summary: Alexander L. Crosby (1906-1980) was a journalist, editor, author of children's books and a political activist. Crosby was involved in activist causes such as housing for the poor, human rights and the Vietnam War. He was involved with leftwing activism, and corresponded with other liberals such as Alger Hiss, Leonard Boudin, James Aronson and Scott Nearing. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, articles and files on subjects of interest to Crosby.
Repository: Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon, 97403-1299
(541) 346-3068
spcarref@uoregon.edu

Languages: Collection materials are in English. 
Sponsor: Funding for encoding this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Historical Note

Alexander L. Crosby (1906-1980) divided his working life into three segments: newspaperman, 1929-1942; pamphlet writer and editor, 1942-1959; and author of children's books, 1959-1980. Tying his working life together was a common thread--an insatiable need to express himself. This is shown through his published writings and his multitudinous correspondence.

Crosby's energy also found an outlet in political activism. His activism led him to be fired from his first newspaper job for attempting to organize a unit of the Newspaper Guild, the journalists' labor union. Further activism took Crosby into fields as diverse as housing for the poor, human rights, and the Vietnam War. He often joined with other activists of the left, such as Alger Hiss, Leonard Boudin, James Aronson, and Scott Nearing. The correspondence with these well-known "leftists" are a major strength of this collection.

Crosby became executive director of the National Housing Conference from 1942-1944, and was a free-lance writer of children's books and pamphlets from 1944-1980. His books include The Rio Grande and Steamboat Up the Colorado, which were included in Scientific American's list of best children's books of the year. Crosby died January 31, 1980, in Quakertown, Pennsylvania.

A fairly detailed biographical sketch of Alexander Crosby can be found in Box 19 of this collection, folder number 4, entitled "Biography and obituary."

Content Description

The Alexander L. Crosby Papers fill 55 boxes and consist largely of the series: correspondence, subject files, manuscripts, diaries, material relating to Scott Nearing's autobiography, and printed matter.

The first 16 boxes of the collection contain correspondence, which as been arranged alphabetically. Within each folder the letters are filed in reverse chronological order. Noted correspondents include artist Abe Ajay, James Aronson, Leonard Boudin, Alger Hiss, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, and E.B. White (in "Irascible letter file in the subject files.). When Crosby started The Paterson Press in 1935, he solicited letters of approval fro this new journalistic venture. The Paterson Press was a cooperative newspaper owned by 3,000 individuals and 100 organizations. Letters of encouragement flooded Crosby's desk from such noted "Liberal-radicals" as Sinclair Lewis, Upton Sinclair, Theodore Dreiser, Malcolm Crowley, and Max Lerner.

The next series is 22 boxes of subject files consisting of 340 topics arranged alphabetically. The topics are as diverse as Federal Writers Project to Birds; Emergency Civil Liberties Union to Trains. Particularly interesting is the file title, "Editorials: Letters to the Editor," which reveals Crosby's wide range of opinions. Occasionally short manuscripts and small amounts of printed matter have been left in a subject file so that it will remain cohesive. If material has been removed to other parts of the collection (for example, printed matter or manuscripts) a note has been left indicating where this material can be found.

Four boxes of manuscripts follow the subject files. The manuscripts are of articles, pamphlets and books and have been arranged chronologically, ranging from miscellaneous writing before 1935 to 1979. The manuscript for Scott Nearing's autobiography is filed with the other Nearing material.

Crosby's diaries fill 3 boxes. The diaries are very detailed when entries exist. Unfortunately there are many gaps due to lost diaries and/or Crosby's inclination to set aside his journals for months or years at a time. Inclusive dates for the diaries are 1921-1980, with the largest gap being 1939-1955.

Of special interest are two boxes dealing with the Scott Nearing autobiography, which Crosby was asked to edit. This part of the collection was received prior to the bulk of the Crosby Papers. They have now bee incorporated, pulling together all the Nearing-related material in this section. It contains correspondence, Crosby's notes, and several drafts of the autobiography. Nearing could not put up with Crosby's radical editing and eventually would change publishers and publish a "rougher," if more Nearing-styled book.

The printed matter series beings with Box 48, which contains Crosby's printed articles, from 1928 to 1979. The various magazine to which Crosby contributed include: American Mercury, The Green Scene, Monthly Review, Nation, National Guardian, The New Republic, and The New York Times.

Following are two boxes, which hold Crosby's work as a pamphlet and folder editor/writer/designer. The pamphlets are arranged in alphabetical groupings. Copies of The Paterson Press, which Crosby edited, have been separated from this section and put in an oversize package at the end of the collection. Crosby's books are in boxes 51 and 52 and are arranged bin chronological order.

The collection concludes with three boxes of collected articles by Crosby, grouped by subjects such as Arts and Letters, Education, Housing, Libraries, Nature and Science, Newspaper Guild, Politics, Railroads, and Travel.

Use of the Collection

Restrictions on Access :  

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Reading Room.

Restrictions on Use :  

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Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g. a cause of action for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of Oregon assumes no responsibility.

If a researcher finds sensitive personal information in a collection, please bring it to the attention of the reading room staff.

Preferred Citation :  

[Identification of item], Alexander L. Crosby papers, Coll 013, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

Administrative Information

Arrangement :

Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Correspondence

Series: Subject Files

Series: Manuscripts and Articles

Series: Diaries

Series: Financial Records

Series: Scott Nearing Autobiography

Series: Printed matter

Subseries: Articles

Subseries: Pamphlets

Subseries: Books

Subseries: Collected articles

Processing Note :  

Collection processed by Scott Martell in 1981.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.


Detailed Description of the Collection

Correspondence
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
1 1 A. Miscellaneous undated
1 2 Abrams, Charles 1951-1968
1 3 Ahlum, Carol 1966-1977
1 4 Ajay, Abe 1976-1980
1 5 Ajay, Abe 1973-1975
1 6 Ajay, Abe 1966-1972
1 7 Ajay, Abe
2 1 Ajay, Abe 1950-1965
2 2 Anderson, G.C. 1961-1962
2 3 Aronson, James 1973-1980
2 4 Aronson, James 1971-1972
2 5 Aronson, James 1962-1970
3 1 B. Miscellaneous undated
3 2 Beasley, Michele 1975-1980
3 3 Belfrage, Cedric 1964-1977
3 4 Bess, Helen 1939-1942
3 5 Blodgett, Randolph C. 1976-1977
3 6 Brennemen, Kathie 1974-1977
3 7 C. Miscellaneous undated
3 8 Chay, Jo 1964-1969
3 9 Churchill, Henry 1951-1954
3 10 Clarke, Helen 1978-1979
3 11 Clark, Joseph S. 1961
3 12 Coigney, Virginia 1958-1980
3 13 Colby, Leavenworth 1929-1931
3 14 Copeland, Cynthia 1933-1940
3 15 Cook, Dorothy W. 1974-1978
3 16 Condax 1973-1974
4 1 Crosby, Alex Jr. 1979-1952
4 2 Crosby, Alex Jr. 1948-1952
4 3 Crosby, Alex Jr. 1945-1947
4 4 Crosby, Crety 1976
4 5 Crosby, Dorothy 1939-1975
4 6 Crosby, Elizabeth C. 1940-1976
4 7 Crosby, Nancy Larrick 1957-1967
4 8 Crosby, parents of Alex Sr. 1931-1952
5 1 Crosby, Phil 1968-1979
5 2 Crosby, Phil 1967
5 3 Crosby, Phil 1965-1966
5 4 Crosby, Phil 1961-1964
5 5 Crosby, Phil 1960
5 6 Crosby, Phil 1958-1959
6 1 Crosby, Phil 1945-1957
6 2 Crosby, Phoebe 1972-1974
6 3 Crosby, Phoebe 1967-1971
6 4 Crosby, Phoebe 1960-1966
6 5 Crosby, Phoebe 1952-1959
7 1 Crosby, Phoebe 1942-1951
7 2 D. Miscellaneous undated
7 3 Daves, Joan 1965-1980
7 4 De Koven 1960-1964
7 5 Dilliard, Irving 1972-1979
7 6 Dodge, Karen 1973-1975
7 7 E. Miscellaneous undated
7 8 Epstein, Sam 1979
7 9 F. Miscellaneous undated
7 10 Feer 1976-1978
7 11 Feinberg, D.H. 1947-1976
7 12 Fischer, Stephen M. 1961-1963
7 13 Friedman, Milton 1968
7 14 G. Miscellaneous undated
7 15 Gleick, Donen 1974-1979
7 16 Garrard, Robert J. 1965
8 1 Graham, Sarah 1976-1980
8 2 Graham, Sarah 1974-1975
8 3 Graham, Sarah 1970-1973
8 4 Graham, Sarah 1953-1967
8 5 Graves, Elizabeth 1975
8 6 Goldsmith, Lawrence C. 1962-1963
8 7 Greisamer 1958-1979
9 1 Groger, Lisa 1972-1973
9 2 Grossblat, Nat 1956-1979
9 3 H. Miscellaneous undated
9 4 Haba, Louis F. dela 1956-1965
9 5 Harbison, Charles F. 1979
9 6 Haas, Karen 1976-1979
9 7 Hedrick, Travis 1972-1977
9 8 Henderson, Nancy 1965-1973
9 9 Hiss, Alger 1972-1978
9 10 Howland, Beth 1974-1975
9 11 I. Miscellaneous undated
9 12 J. Miscellaneous undated
9 13 Johnson, Lee F. 1960-1964
9 14 Joyner, Sarah Tyler 1974-1979
10 1 K. Miscellaneous undated
10 2 Kemp, Ed 1972-1979
10 3 Kennedy, John F. 1970-1977
10 4 Khabbaz, Shirley 1974-1975
10 5 Kimmel 1972-1973
10 6 Kindigi, R. H. 1965-1978
10 7 Kresge 1945-1980
10 8 L. Miscellaneous undated
10 9 Landman, Amos 1949-1955
10 10 Larson, Chiles 1967-1968
11 1 Lauber, Patricia 1974-1975
11 2 Lipkin, Mack 1975-1979
11 3 Liveright 1967-1979
11 4 Logan, Elizabeth undated
11 5 M. Miscellaneous undated
11 6 Matthysse, Shirley 1965-1968
11 7 Mayer, Albert 1950-1958
11 8 Melcher, Dan 1960-1978
11 9 Meyer, William 1958
11 10 Miller, Pat 1967-1968
11 11 Milne, Debbie 1973-1974
11 12 Mooney, T.J. 1969-1970
11 13 Moore, Julia 1979-1980
11 14 N. Miscellaneous undated
11 15 Nelson, Herbert V. 1937
11 16 Nowlan, Kevin and Nora 1964-1969
12 1 Nowlan, Kevin and Nora 1960-1963
12 2 Nowlan, William 1963-1965
12 3 O. Miscellaneous undated
12 4 O'Casey, Branson 1972-1973
12 5 Omholt, Andy 1960-1969
12 6 Overboy, Susan 1975-1978
12 7 P. Miscellaneous undated
12 8 Palmer, Alix and Dewey 1965-1979
12 9 Papashvily, Helen 1964-1978
12 10 Pasche, Vic 1950-1980
12 11 Paul, Aileen 1950-1951
12 12 Peck, James 1942-1974
12 13 Peterhaus, Marianne 1957-1959
12 14 Peterson, Ottis undated
13 1 Pine, Leo 1951-1977
13 2 Price, Branson 1977-1980
13 3 Price, Judy 1969-1974
13 4 Q. Miscellaneous undated
13 5 R. Miscellaneous undated
13 6 Ralston, Allison 1955-1971
13 7 Rand, Joan 1974-1980
13 8 Redd, Marianne and Dick 1974-1980
13 9 Rehnstrom, Eva 1973-1975
13 10 Roosevelt, Franklin and Eleanor 1940-1943
13 11 Rutherford, Lucy 1977
13 12 Rutkoff 1961-1978
13 13 S. Miscellaneous undated
13 14 Schalow, Paul 1964-1979
13 15 Shanks, Anne 1965-1966
13 16 Shikes, Ralph 1973-1977
13 17 Simmons, Ellie 1946-1980
13 18 Simmons, Theresa 1955-1960
13 19 Spielman, Philip 1962-1964
14 1 Strong, Skip 1970-1977
14 2 T. Miscellaneous undated
14 3 Taft, Horace undated
14 4 Taylor, Sarah 1975-1976
14 5 Thompson, Bari 1960-1979
14 6 U-V-W. Miscellaneous undated
14 7 Wagner, Diane 1973-1975
14 8 Weingarten, Vic 1952-1955
14 9 Wheaton, William L.C. 1954-1959
14 10 Wilson, Christopher 1974-1976
14 11 Wilson, Harlan undated
14 12 Wilson, H.H. 1973-1977
14 13 X-Y-Z. Miscellaneous undated
14 14 Zribi, Anne 1970-1972
14 15 Unidentified 1980
14 16 Unidentified 1979
15 1 Unidentified 1978
15 2 Unidentified 1977
15 3 Unidentified 1976
15 4 Unidentified 1975
15 5 Unidentified 1974
15 6 Unidentified 1973
15 7 Unidentified 1972
15 8 Unidentified 1971
15 9 Unidentified 1970
15 10 Unidentified 1969
15 11 Unidentified 1968
15 12 Unidentified 1967
15 13 Unidentified 1966
16 1 Unidentified 1965
16 2 Unidentified 1964
16 3 Unidentified 1963
16 4 Unidentified 1962
16 5 Unidentified 1961
16 6 Unidentified 1960
16 7 Unidentified 1959
16 8 Unidentified 1951
16 9 Unidentified 1950
16 10 Unidentified 1949
16 11 Unidentified 1948
16 12 Unidentified 1947
16 13 Unidentified 1946
16 14 Unidentified 1945
16 15 Unidentified 1944
16 16 Unidentified 1943
16 17 Unidentified 1942
16 18 Unidentified 1939
16 19 Unidentified 1935
16 20 Unidentified 1928
16 21 Unidentified 1927-1928

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Subject Files
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
17 1 Abco Press undated
17 2 Abelard and Schuman Limited undated
17 3 Accounts undated
17 4 Addresses undated
17 5 Administration des Monnaies undated
17 6 Africa Trip 1971
17 7 Agency for International Development undated
17 8 Airline schedules undated
17 9 American Association for State and Local History undated
17 10 American Cancer Society undated
17 11 American Heart Association undated
17 12 American Institute of Graphic Arts undated
17 13 American Jewish Congress undated
18 1 American Writers Union undated
18 2 Amnesty International undated
18 3 ANG Convention undated
18 4 Anger-sources of undated
18 5 Art undated
18 6 Author's Guild. correspondence 1966-1969
18 7 Author's Guild. Miscellaneous undated
18 8 The Aztec. San Diego State University newspaper clippings and correspondence undated
18 9 Bacteria undated
18 10 Banking department. New York State undated
18 11 Bawdy verse undated
18 12 Berkeley Camp 1950
18 13 Bestiary undated
18 14 Bill of Rights Foundation 1970s
19 1 Bill of Rights Foundation 1960s
19 2 Bills Paid. Miscellaneous undated
19 3 Bills Paid. Recurrent undated
19 4 Biography and obituary undated
19 5 Birds undated
19 6 Bird Book/ Georgia undated
19 7 Birthdays undated
19 8 Blanco, Hugh undated
19 9 Book ideas undated
19 10 Books I want undated
19 11 Botanical Garden
20 1 Botany Specimens undated
20 2 Boudin undated
20 3 Broun, Heywood (Hale) undated
20 4 Missing file
20 5 Bucks County Library undated
20 6 Bucks County Park Board undated
20 7 California undated
20 8 Canada geese. correspondence undated
20 9 Cantil Canyon undated
20 10 Central Railway undated
20 11 Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Company. Notes and stamps undated
20 12 Children's books and writing undated
20 13 Children. Miscellaneous undated
20 14 Child Welfare League undated
20 15 China undated
20 16 Letters from China 1940-1942
20 17 Christmas undated
20 18 Citizens Housing and Planning Council undated
20 19 Clayton Family Line undated
21 1 Coins undated
21 2 Coins. Manuscripts and correspondence undated
21 3 College Economic Themes undated
21 4 College English Themes undated
21 5 Color Combinations undated
21 6 Colorado River undated
21 7 Colorado undated
21 8 Conservation undated
21 9 Consumers League of New York undated
21 10 Consumer's Research undated
21 11 Consumer's Union undated
21 12 Contracts Completed undated
21 13 Contract Form undated
21 14 Cooperative League undated
21 15 Copyright undated
21 16 Corn Exchange Bank undated
22 1 Correspondence. Best examples undated
22 2 Correspondence. Readers, would-be writers undated
22 3 Council for a Livable World undated
22 4 Council on Books for Overlooked Child. Franklin Folsom undated
22 5 Crosby, Alexander L. Miscellaneous documents and applications undated
22 6 Crosby. Blurbs 1945-1955
22 7 Crosby. Blurbs 1965-1979
22 8 Crosby. Divorce 1955
22 9 Crosby. Divorce 1945-1951
22 10 Crosby. Memorabilia and nonsense undated
22 11 Crosby, Alexander L. Social Security undated
22 12 Crosby, Alexander L. Teaching, school records undated
23 1 Crosby, Phoebe undated
23 2 Phoebe Crosby in Asia 1924
23 3 Phoebe Crosby. Business undated
23 4 Custom Shop undated
23 5 Daily Echo undated
23 6 Debts undated
23 7 Delaware Nature Education Center undated
23 8 Dell Publishing Company undated
23 9 Democrats undated
23 10 Denver and Rio Grande Western Railway undated
24 1 Department of Agriculture undated
24 2 Dominican Republic undated
24 3 Dummies and design undated
24 4 Eating places, other places around New York undated
24 5 Editorials. "To the Editor" undated
24 6 Emergency Civil Liberties Committee undated
24 7 Encyclopedias undated
24 8 Envelopes undated
24 9 Europe August 1962
24 10 Facts. Miscellaneous, interesting undated
24 11 Facts. Useful for writing undated
24 12 FCH Company undated
24 13 Federal Writers Project undated
24 14 Federated Press. Related undated
24 15 Feelers undated
24 16 Ferns undated
24 17 File Index undated
24 18 First National Bank of Crosby undated
24 19 Float trip 1968
24 20 Forward lands undated
24 21 France 1972
24 22 Friends of the Library undated
24 23 Garden, Etc. undated
24 24 Garrard Publishing Company. correspondence 1970s
25 1 Garrard Publishing Company. correspondence 1960s
25 2 Garrard. Royalty reports undated
25 3 Garrard Press. Contracts undated
25 4 Garrard Press. Miscellaneous undated
25 5 Garrard Press. Rivers undated
25 6 Garrard Press. Shannon undated
25 7 Garrard. Statistics undated
25 8 Garrard. Weather experiments undated
25 9 Go Find Hanka! undated
25 10 Golden Gate Junior Books undated
25 11 Greenwich Village undated
25 12 Guardian Trust Company undated
26 1 Harper and Row undated
26 2 Haycock undated
26 3 Health undated
26 4 High fidelity undated
26 5 Highway Rebellion undated
26 6 High school memorabilia undated
26 7 Holt, Rinehart and Winston undated
26 8 House. Future undated
26 9 Household. Receipts undated
26 10 House organs undated
26 11 Housing Authorities. correspondence undated
26 12 Housing Authority reports. Standard form for tables undated
26 13 Housing folder. Old orders undated
26 14 Housing. Sources undated
26 15 Howell-North books undated
26 16 Hugh Holohan fundraiser undated
26 17 Human Rights undated
27 1 Income tax 1972
27 2 Income tax 1968
27 3 Income tax 1967
27 4 Income tax. Refusal 1967
27 5 Income tax 1965
27 6 Income tax 1957
27 7 Income tax 1956
27 8 Income tax 1955
27 9 Income tax 1954
27 10 Income tax 1953
27 11 Income tax 1952
27 12 Income tax 1951
27 13 Income tax. State undated
27 14 Income tax. Statements of financial condition undated
27 15 Indians undated
27 16 Insurance. Fire undated
27 17 Insurance. Life undated
27 18 Irascible letters undated
27 19 Landscaping undated
27 20 Lehigh University undated
27 21 Lehigh Valley Railway
28 1 Letters from children undated
28 2 Letters of protest and praise I undated
28 3 Letters of protest and praise II undated
28 4 Letterhead designs undated
28 5 Libraries. Miscellaneous, including "Destination Unlimited" undated
28 6 Lippincott undated
28 7 Little, Brown. correspondence 1964--1966
28 8 Little, Brown. correspondence 1970-1973
28 9 Little, Brown. Advertising undated
28 10 Little, Brown. Promotion undated
28 11 Little, Brown. Reviews undated
29 1 M-Reit. Planned communities undated
29 2 Macchu Piccu undated
29 3 Magazine writing. correspondence 1947-1948
29 4 Mailing list. ALC promotion undated
29 5 Manuscript editing undated
29 6 Maps undated
29 7 Membership cards, etc. from wallet undated
29 8 Mexico undated
29 9 Missouri River float trip 1968
29 10 Mogul undated
29 11 Moneysworth undated
29 12 Monroe, James. File removed to VFM 51 undated
29 13 Monthly Review. Correspondence and notes undated
29 14 Monthly Review. Book prospect, correspondence undated
29 15 Monthly Review. Correspondence and news clippings undated
29 16 Monthly Review. Promotion undated
30 1 Music to buy undated
30 2 Nantucket 1955
30 3 National Association of Housing Officials undated
30 4 National Campaign to stop the B-1 bomber undated
30 5 National Committee Against Discrimination in Housing undated
30 6 National Consumer's League undated
30 7 National Geographic undated
30 8 National Guardian undated
30 9 National Housing Conference. correspondence undated
30 10 National Housing Conference. Financial undated
30 11 National Housing Conference. Miscellaneous undated
30 12 National Housing Conference. Press releases undated
30 13 National Housing Conference. Publications undated
31 1 National Municipal League undated
31 2 National Public Relations Council undated
31 3 Nature. Facts for books undated
31 4 Newark Citizens Housing Committee undated
31 5 Newark Housing Authority undated
31 6 Newark Public Library undated
31 7 New Jersey Association of Housing Authority undated
31 8 New Jersey Guide undated
31 9 New Jersey Guild Associates undated
31 10 New Jersey Library Associations undated
31 11 Newport News undated
32 1 New Republic undated
32 2 New School undated
32 3 News items undated
32 4 Newspaper Guild undated
32 5 New York Heart Association undated
32 6 New York Library undated
32 7 New York State Committee on Discrimination on Housing undated
32 8 New York Times undated
32 9 Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority 1962-1966
32 10 Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority 1952-1961
32 11 Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority. Financial correspondence undated
32 12 Nyack Express undated
32 13 Obituaries undated
32 14 Office undated
32 15 Old Greenwood. Reviews undated
32 16 Palisades Interstate Park undated
32 17 Paper samples undated
33 1 Party May 11, 1969
33 2 Passport undated
33 3 The Patterson Press undated
33 4 Peck profile undated
33 5 Peck and peace undated
33 6 Pennsylvania Horticultural Society undated
33 7 Peru undated
33 8 Philately undated
33 9 Pine Barrens undated
33 10 Plans and drawings undated
33 11 Poetry undated
33 12 Politics undated
34 1 "Pond Life". Garrard Publishing Company correspondence undated
34 2 Pond undated
34 3 Post office undated
34 4 Predictions undated
34 5 Prices quoted to prospects undated
34 6 Princeton undated
34 7 Promotion. Commercial undated
34 8 Promotion. Housing Authorities undated
34 9 Prospects. Pamphlets undated
34 10 Psychology undated
34 11 Psychoanalysis undated
34 12 Public Affairs Committee undated
34 13 Publisher Weekly undated
34 14 Puerto Rico undated
34 15 Quakertown Community High School undated
34 16 Railroads undated
34 17 Railroads. Old timetables undated
35 1 Random House undated
35 2 Ranger Rick undated
35 3 Recipes undated
35 4 Regional Plan Association undated
35 5 Religion undated
35 6 Richland Township Planning Commissioners undated
35 7 Rio Grande undated
35 8 Rodale Press undated
35 9 Royalties. Bowker undated
35 10 Royalties. Children's Press undated
35 11 Royalties. Follett-Singer undated
35 12 Royalties. Garrard undated
35 13 Royalties. Garrard (Phoebe Crosby) undated
35 14 Royalties. Grosset undated
35 15 Royalties. Kinderbuchverlag undated
35 16 Royalties. Little, Brown undated
35 17 Royalties. Milliyet Yayin-Lari undated
35 18 Royalties. Muller undated
35 19 Royalties. Random House undated
36 1 Royalties. Scholastic undated
36 2 Royalties. Talisman undated
36 3 Royalties. Xerox undated
36 4 Rubber stamp undated
36 5 Running undated
36 6 San Diego State. Aztec undated
36 7 Savannah undated
36 8 Scandinavia undated
36 9 Science Clips. Miscellaneous undated
36 10 Separation. Dorothy Crosby 1945
36 11 Simmy's undated
36 12 Simon and Schuster undated
36 13 Skunks undated
36 14 Smithsonian undated
36 15 Sobell, Morton undated
36 16 Social Security. Miscellaneous undated
36 17 Social Security. Medicare undated
36 17A Social work writing undated
36 18 Souvenirs undated
36 19 Some day undated
36 20 Sowers Printing company undated
36 21 SPCA undated
36 22 Spending, US undated
36 23 Speeches undated
36 24 State Commission against Discrimination undated
36 25 Staten Island Advance/Guild Battle undated
36 26 Talisman Press undated
36 27 Telephone service undated
37 1 Ten Cities. Pamphlet undated
37 2 Terrible writing undated
37 3 Things I like undated
37 4 3M Company undated
37 5 Tiber. Manuscript by Nora Nowlan undated
37 6 Things to buy, subscribe or contribute to undated
37 7 Trains undated
37 8 Travel undated
37 9 Trenton undated
37 10 Trips undated
37 11 Tuberculosis and Health Association undated
37 12 Unanswered. Personal correspondence undated
37 13 Unfinished Business undated
37 14 Universal Travel Service undated
37 15 Vacations undated
37 16 Vietnam. Ad in the Free Press undated
38 1 Vietanm Petition 1968
38 2 Vietnam. Taxpayers Against War undated
38 3 Viking Press undated
38 4 Violets. Correspondence on Dorothy Klabbers' book undated
38 5 Wanamaker, Kempton and Southern undated
38 6 War Resisters League undated
38 7 Water undated
38 8 Water Experiments undated
38 9 Whitman Publishing Company undated
38 10 Wilderness undated
38 11 Words undated
38 12 Yearbook. Housing 1952-1963
38 13 Yugoslavia undated

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Manuscripts and Articles
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
39 1 Miscellaneous writing before 1935 c.1930-1935
39 2 Book on the Press 1935
39 3 Handwriting on the Walls 1936
39 4 Armies Without Banners. Introduction and miscellaneous 1939
39 5 Armies Without Banners. "The Shakers" 1939
39 6 Armies Without Banners. "Economy" 1939
39 7 Armies Without Banners. "North American Phalanx" 1939
39 8 Armies Without Banners. "Brook Farm" 1939
39 9 Armies Without Banners. "The Oneida Community" 1939
39 10 Armies Without Banners. "Icaria" 1939
39 11 Armies Without Banners. "The Huterian Bretheren" 1939
39 12 Armies Without Banners. "Jersey Homesteads" 1939
39 13 Armies Without Banners. "Llano Cooperative" 1939
39 14 Armies Without Banners. "Looking Backward" 1939
39 15 Planning a Revolution. Miscellaneous on pamphlet writing 1944
39 16 Housing 1944
40 1 Life in Lackawanna Suburbs 1946
40 2 Miscellaneous 1946-1948
40 3 Southern Whites 1947
40 4 Fidelity 1947
40 5 Cabinet 1947
40 6 For Three Dollars 1947-1948
40 7 PHA pamphlet 1949
40 8 Welfare articles 1951
40 9 Day care 1951
40 10 Ten Cities: Chicago 1951
40 11 New York Heart Association manual 1951
40 12 Housing Yearbook. Manuscripts and dummies 1954
40 13 The Postmaster Always Telegraphs 1954
40 14 Smoking 1954
40 15 Consumers Union. Articles 1955
40 16 Newark Redevelopment. Manuscript 1955
40 17 Sycamore 1956
40 18 "Housing Book" 1957
40 19 Africa articles 1959
40 20 Libraries. "Manual for Library Trustees" 1959
40 21 Housing Summary 1959
40 22 Monthly Review. Articles 1960s
41 1 Academy 1961
41 2 Rape of the First Amendment 1962
41 3 Pond Life. First draft 1963
41 4 Bacteria. By George S. Lietz, edited by Crosby. 1963
41 5 Nature Stories 1963-1964
41 6 Canada Geese. Drafts 1964
41 7 Machines 1965
41 8 Amos 1965
41 9 Rimac. Original 1965
41 10 Rio Grande. First draft 1965
41 11 Natural Events 1965
41 12 "American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born". Speech 1966
41 13 Electricity 1966
41 14 Go Find Hanka! 1967
41 15 Talk About Norfolk 1967
41 16 Pacific Railway 1968
41 17 Highway Rebellion 1969
42 1 Cuffe 1969
42 2 Rillieux 1969
42 3 Smith 1969
42 4 Speak to Them 1969
42 5 Karen. Early draft of One Day for Peace c. 1969
42 6 One Day for Peace 1969
42 7 One Day for Peace 1970
42 8 Cumbres 1970
42 9 Humorous letters 1970
42 10 Red Oak 1973
42 11 The Highway Rebellion 1973-1974
42 12 "History". Article for American Association for State and Local History 1974
42 13 Larceny 1974
42 14 Herbert Benjamin autobiography. Crosby rewrite 1975
42 15 Compost 1979
42 16 "Annual Report" undated
42 17 SCAD. Manuscript edited by Crosby undated
42 18 Who Spilled the Paint undated
42 19 Miscellaneous articles. Unpublished undated
42 20 Miscellaneous fiction undated
42 21 Manuscript fragments undated

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Diaries
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
43 1 Diary. Book 1 January 3, 1921-September 30, 1921
43 2 Diary. Book 2 April 21, 1922-January 21, 1923
43 3 Diary. Book 3 January 22, 1923-September 10, 1923
43 4 Diary. Book 4 September 11, 1923-June 21, 1924
43 5 Diary. Book 5 June 22, 1924-May 31, 1925
43 6 Diary. Book 6 June 11, 1925-July 10, 1926
43 7 Diary. Book 7 July 11, 1926-September 7, 1926
43 8 Diary. Miscellaneous 1925-1939
43 9 Diaries 1955
43 10 Diaries 1968
43 11 Diaries 1969
43 12 Diaries 1970
43 13 Diaries 1971
44 1 Diaries 1972
44 2 Diaries 1973
44 3 Diaries 1974
44 4 Diaries 1975
44 5 Diaries 1976
44 6 Diaries 1977
44 7 Diaries 1978
44 8 Diaries 1979
44 9 Diaries 1980
44 10 Diary notes. Miscellaneous undated

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Financial records
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
45 1 Ledger 1937, 1938, 1941
45 2 Ledger 1946-1950
45 3 Ledger 1952-1953, 1956-1958, 1965, 1968

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Scott Nearing Autobiography
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
46 1 Correspondence 1951
46 2 Correspondence 1935-1969
46 3 Correspondence January- October, 1970
46 4 Correspondence November-December, 1970
46 5 Correspondence 1971-1979
46 6 Nearing draft, preface to page 165 undated
46 7 Nearing draft, pages 166-310 undated
46 8 Crosby rewrite, draft 1 undated
47 1 Crosby rewrite. Draft 1 undated
47 2 Crosby rewrite. Draft 2 undated
47 3 Crosby rewrite. Draft 2 undated
47 4 Nearing biography. By Estelle Freedman undated
47 5 Crosby notes undated
47 6 Nearing biography. Miscellany undated

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Printed Matter
Container(s)
Description
Dates
Box
Folder
48 1 Printed articles undated
48 2 Federated Press. Releases 1938-1942
48 3 Printed articles undated
Pamphlets
Box
Folder
49 1 Pamphlets, A-B undated
49 2 Pamphlets, C undated
49 3 Pamphlets, D-G undated
49 4 Pamphlets, H undated
50 1 Pamphlets, I-M undated
50 2 Pamphlets, N undated
50 3 Pamphlets, O-P undated
50 4 Pamphlets, R-S undated
50 5 Pamphlets, T-Z undated
Books
Box
Folder
51 1 Rocket into Space. Bengali translation 1959
51 2 Rocket into Space. Indonesian translation 1959
51 3 Junior Science Book of Beavers 1960
51 4 The Colorado Mover of Mountains 1961
51 5 Junior Science Book of Pond Life 1964
51 6 Steamboat Up the Colorado 1965
51 7 The Rio Grande: Life for the Desert 1970
51 8 Old Greenwood: Pathfinder of the West 1967
52 1 Go Find Hanka! 1970
52 2 One Day for Peace 1971
52 3 One Day for Peace. German translation 1971
52 4 One Day for Peace. Paperback edition 1971
52 5 Handbook for Library Trustees 1959
Collected Articles
Box
Folder
53 1 Arts and letters undated
53 2 Education undated
53 3 Housing I undated
53 4 Housing II undated
53 5 Libraries undated
53 6 Miscellaneous undated
53 7 Nature and Science undated
53 8 Staten Island Advance/Guild Battle undated
53 9 Maryland, 1805-1808 undated
54 1 Newspaper Guild minutes January 1941
54 2 Newspaper Guild minutes February 1941
54 3 Newspaper Guild minutes March 1941
54 4 Newspaper Guild minutes April 1941
54 5 Newspaper Guild minutes May 1941
55 1 Personal. Memorabilia undated
55 2 Politics undated
55 3 Railroads I undated
55 4 Railroads II undated
55 5 Travel undated
package
1 The Paterson Press undated

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Photographs (PH132)
3.0 linear feet
Crosby, Alexander, 1906-1980
Container(s)
Description
Box
1 Prints
1 Peruvian train trip
3 Phoebe Crosby's photos
4 Oversize prints

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Subjects

  • Personal Names :
  • Ajay, Abe--Correspondence
  • Aronson, James--Correspondence
  • Boudin, Leonard, 1912---Correspondence
  • Hiss, Alger--Correspondence
  • Nearing, Scott, 1883---Correspondence
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945--Correspondence
  • White, E. B. (Elwyn Brooks), 1899-1985--Correspondence
  • Subject Terms :
  • Authors, American--20th century
  • Journalists--Labor unions
  • Journalists--United States
  • Political activists--United States
  • Radicalism--United States
    • Form or Genre Terms :
    • Autobiographies

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