Finding aid created by: DMB
Date: 29 Nov 1978
|12 Jan 2009||converted to EAD (MRC)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Crider, John Henshaw, 1906-|
|Title:||John H. Crider Papers|
|Quantity:||2.0 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American newspaper journalist, editor, and author. Collection includes correspondence (1925-1966); research files; and writings, including articles, book outlines and manuscripts, editorials, essays, and speeches.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
John H. Crider (1906-??) was an American newspaper journalist, editor, and author. While at the Boston Herald he won the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Journalism for distinguished editorial writing.
Born in Mount Vernon, New York, Crider attended the Virginia Military Institute and the Pulitzer School of Journalism at Columbia University. He was one of two seniors in the School of Journalism who were the first students to be given a part-time job on the city staff of the New York Times during their senior year. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University (1940-1941).
Crider served on the news staff of the New York Times for 19 years. The last ten were spent with its Washington Bureau where he covered the White House during the latter years of Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency. From 1946 to 1951 Crider was editor-in-chief of the Boston Herald, where his editorial writing won several award including a Pulitzer Prize (for "distinguished editorial writing") in 1949. He also appeared on two regular television programs in Boston and for a time was a CBS news analyst for that city.
In 1959 Crider was a member of the United States delegation to the Atlantic Conference in London where a paper of his, proposing an economic program for the NATO nations, was an important item on the agenda.
The John H. Crider Papers consist of biographical material, memorabilia, printed material, subjects files, and writings.
Memorabilia contains photographs and Crider's war correspondent license for 1956.
Subject files include correspondence, photographs, news clippings, and miscellaneous printed material. Notable correspondents include Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon B. Johnson, and Robert Frost. Also included in the collection is a signed letter from Horace Greeley, owned by Crider.
Writings contains articles, books, editorials, essays, speeches, and miscellaneous other writings.
Subject files are arranged alphabetically. Writings are subdivided by type and arranged within that by title.
The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.
Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.
Special Collections Research Center has several manuscript collections of noted journalists and war correspondents. Please refer to the SCRC Subject Index for a complete listing.
Crider, John Henshaw, 1906-, -- Archives.
Journalism -- Authorship.
Journalists -- United States.
Newspaper editors -- United States.
Newspapers -- Sections, columns, etc. -- Editorials.
Genres and Forms
Manuscripts for publication.
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
John H. Crider Papers
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
|Box 1||American Society of Newspaper Editors 1947-1949|
|Box 1||Barron's National Business and Financial Weekly 1952-1955|
|Box 1||Bell, Elliott V. 1951-1955|
|Box 1||Byrd, Richard E. (Admiral) 1947-1949|
|Box 1||Coatesville Conference on Economic Freedoms 1960|
|Box 1||Columbia University School of Journalism 1937-1963|
|Box 1||Correspondence 1925-1966, undated (8 folders)|
|Box 1||Crider's first assignment 1927|
|Box 1||Douglas, William O. 1940-1952|
|Box 1||Eisenhower, Dwight D. 1949-1953|
|Box 1||Freedom of the press 1948-1951|
|Box 1||Gillis, Ann 1948-1951|
|Box 1||Gruenther, Alfred M. 1950-1953|
|Box 1||Herter, Christian A. 1947-1950|
|Box 1||Horace Greeley letter 1868|
|Box 1||International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 1947-1948|
|Box 1||International Chamber of Commerce Editorial Award 1949|
|Box 1||Jones, Jesse 1949|
|Box 1||Krock, Arthur 1941-1964|
|Box 1||Lippincott, J. B. and Co. 1952|
|Box 1||Lyons-Kennedy incident 1940|
|Box 1||National Military Establishment, Joint Civilian Orientation Conference 1949|
|Box 1||Nevins, Allan, Mandate for Change 1963|
|Box 1||Nieman Fellows 1939-1963|
|Box 1||Nigeria 1959-1962|
|Box 1||Norwood Housing Trust (George F. Willett) 1927-1952|
|Box 1||Pitkin formula, psychology of reader interest|
|Box 1||Port Said assignment|
|Box 1||Pries, Harold 1948-1955|
|Box 1||Pulitzer Prize 1947-1949|
|Box 1||Raymond Clapper Memorial Award 1950|
|Box 1||Reader's Digest 1943-1962|
|Box 1||Resignation from Boston Herald 1951-1952 (2 folders)|
|Box 1||Robie, Richard S. 1948-1952|
|Box 1||Saltonstall, Leverett (Senator) 1947-1951|
|Box 1||Sigma Delta Chi Award 1950|
|Box 1||Sulzberger, Arthur Hays 1940-1955|
|Box 1||Talouselama Economic Weekly 1938-1939|
|Box 1||Television and radio 1950-1954|
|Box 1||Thank-you letters 1950-1951|
|Box 1||TWA Press Flight 1950-1952|
|Box 1||United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference 1944|
|Box 1||Vinson, Fred 1946-1948|
|Box 1||Western trip 1949|
|Box 1||Whaley, P. H. 1947-1954|
|Box 1||Wigglesworth, Richard B. 1947-1950|
|Box 1||Willoughby, Woodbury 1949-1951|
|Box 1||Wright, John (Bishop) 1947-1954|
|Articles for magazines (by publication title)|
|Box 2||America; The American; The American Mercury; Barron's (3 folders)|
|Box 2||The Bulletin; The Cadet; The Concord Journal|
|Box 2||Editor and Publisher; Finance; The Freeman; Goegraphical Magazine; International News Service|
|Box 2||Issues; Nation's Business; New York Times; Nieman Reports|
|Box 2||Reader's Digest; The Republican; Saturday Review; Scientific American; Tax Magazine|
|Box 2||Being a newspaperman - draft|
|Box 2||The bureaucrat circa 1944 - published material|
|Box 2||Can we survive the sixties as free men - outline|
|Box 2||Government by deceit - outline, typescript|
|Box 2||Just about people - typescript|
|Box 2||New world rising - rough draft|
|Box 2||Untitled - typescript (2 folders)|
|Box 2||The White House years - page proofs, incomplete|
|Box 2||A-S (3 folders)|
|Box 3||Assorted writings|
|Box 3||Miscellaneous 1941-1954 (2 folders)|