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Albert R. Crews (1908-1959) Papers

Identifier: 20/80

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Scope and Contents

This series contains biographical material as well as published writings of Albert R. Crews.

Biographical and Personal Material includes general items; newspaper clippings from the Daily Northwestern and other Chicago-area newspapers; "Me: Al Crews," a series of autobiographical sketches; and a travel diary.  That diary, dating from 1951, details Crews’ activities with the Protestant Radio Commission.

Published Work consists of the textbooks that Crew wrote, as well as two of his one-act plays, dating from the 1930s and 1940s.


  • 1934-2013
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/05/2013


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored at a remote campus location and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


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Albert R. Crews chaired Northwestern University's new Radio department from 1938-1943, teaching radio acting and writing. His papers contain biographical material and published writings documenting his education, teaching, and later career.


The papers of Albert R. Crewes are organized into: biographical material and published writings. Each group is arranged in chronological order.

Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated to the Northwestern University Archives by Nina Friedman and Lynn Gimple as Accession No. 13-116

Guide to the Albert R. Crews (1908-1959) Papers
Rachel Riemenschneider
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US