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Alexander L. Crosby papers, 1921-1980

Overview of the Collection

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
University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives.
UO Libraries--SPC, 1299
University of Oregon
Eugene OR
97403-1299
Telephone: 541-346-3068
Fax: 541-346-3485
spcarref@uoregon.edu
Access Restrictions

Collection is open to the public.

Collection must be used in Reading Room.

Languages
English


Historical NoteReturn to Top

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 DescriptionReturn to Top

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 CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

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Preferred Citation

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

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

CorrespondenceReturn to Top

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

Subject FilesReturn to Top

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

Manuscripts and ArticlesReturn to Top

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

DiariesReturn to Top

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

Financial recordsReturn to Top

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

Scott Nearing AutobiographyReturn to Top

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

Printed MatterReturn to Top

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

Photographs (PH132)Return to Top

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