Allan Cromley Collection


18.6 cubic feet

portrait of Allan Cromley

Biographical Sketch of the Creator of the Collection

Allan Cromley had a long and distinguished career in journalism. In 1950, he joined the staff of the Daily Oklahoman. Three years later, he moved to the Oklahoman's bureau in Washington, D.C. In the nation's capital, he focused his writing on the Oklahoma congressional delegation. Active in many professional organizations, he served as the president of the National Press Club and as president, treasurer, and secretary of the Washington Gridiron Club. Cromley retired from the paper in early 1996.

Scope and Content Note

Consisting of 18.6 cubic feet of material, the collection consists of wire copies, newspaper clippings, press releases, speeches, and reports either written or gathered by Cromley during his years with the Daily Oklahoman. Files are arranged alphabetically. The collection contains a wealth of information on the Oklahoma congressional delegation as they confronted the issues on Capitol Hill. A small photograph collection is included in the collection. Cromley gave the collection to the University of Oklahoma in 1999.

A folder-level inventory can be accessed through the box below.
Boxes 1-3
Boxes 4-6
Boxes 7-9
Boxes 10-12
Boxes 13-15
Boxes 16-19

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