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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Administrative Information
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Arrangement
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: George Creel Miscellaneous Papers
    Dates: 1912-1972
    Collection number: 48013
    Creator: Creel, George, 1876-1953.
    Collection Size: 4 manuscript boxes (2.4 linear feet)
    Repository: Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, and Peace
    Stanford, California 94305-6010
    Abstract: Correspondence, pamphlets, bulletins, clippings, and photographs, relating to American propaganda activities during World War I, and to the Golden Gate International Exposition. Includes publications of the Committee on Public Information. Also includes some papers of Winifred Gay, niece of George Creel, relating to her uncle.
    Physical location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection: English

    Administrative Information

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], George Creel Miscellaneous Papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    The collection was acquired by the Hoover Instituion in 1948.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog Socrates at http://library.stanford.edu/webcat . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in Socrates is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1876 December 1 Born, Lafayette County, Missouri
    1899-1909 Editor, Kansas City Independent
    1909-1910 Editor, Denver Post
    1911-1913 Editor, Rocky Mountain News
    1916 Author, Wilson and the Issues
    1917-1919 Chairman, Committee on Public Information
    1919 Author, Ireland's Fight For Freedom
    1920 Author, How We Advertised America, and The War, The World and Wilson
    1926 Author, The People Next Door
    1927 Author, Sons of the Eagle
    1928 Author, Sam Houston, Colossus in Buckskin
    1932 Author, Tom Paine – Liberty Bell
    1933 Chairman, San Francisco Regional Labor Board
    1935 Chairman, National Advisory Board, Works Progress Administration
    1939 U.S. Commissioner, Golden Gate International Exposition
    1944 Author, War Criminals
    1947 Author, Rebel at Large: Recollections of Fifty Crowded Years
    1949 Author, Russia's Race for Asia
    1953 October 3 Died, San Francisco

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The George Creel Miscellaneous Papers, acquired in 1988 and 1994, consist of correspondence, pamphlets, bulletins, clippings, and photographs, relating to American propaganda activities during World War I, and to the Golden Gate International Exposition. Also included are publications of the Committee on Public Information, and papers of Winifred Gay, niece of George Creel, relating to her uncle.
    The bulk of the material relates to the Committee on Public Information and consists of George Creel's personal copies of its publications. The Photographs provide a glimpse into his personal life and focus on his tenure as U.S. commissioner, Golden Gate International Exposition. The Speeches and Writings represent only a fragment of Creel's prolific output.

    Arrangement

    The collection is organized into five series: Personal and Family File, Speeches and Writings, United States Committee on Public Information Publications, Photographs, and Memorabilia.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Propaganda, American.
    World War, 1914-1918--Propaganda.
    World War, 1914-1918--United States.
    Golden Gate International Exposition (1939-1940: San Francisco, Calif.)
    United States. Committee on Public Information.
    Gay, Winifred.

    Occupations

    Journalists.