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Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityContact Information:
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Blacksburg, Virginia 24062-9001
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Processed by: Sarah R. Olney, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Acquisitions and Processing Archivist Special Collections
2011 By Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. All rights reserved.
Collection is open for research.
Permission to publish material from Lucy Herndon Crockett Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.
Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Lucy Herndon Crockett Papers, Ms2011-032, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Lucy Herndon Crockett Papers were purchased by Special Collections in two separate accruals in 2011.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Lucy Herndon Crockett Papers was completed in March 2011.
Lucy Herndon Crockett (born 4 April 1914 in Honolulu, Hawaii) was a Red Cross worker in the Pacific during World War II. She travelled as a speech writer and secretary for the chairman of the American Red Cross. An author of nine books, illustrator and designer, she wrote the 1954 book The Magnificent Bastards about her experiences with the U.S. Marine Corps (the book was later made into a film) and Popcorn on the Ginza about her time in occupied Japan. Later in her life, she lived in Seven Mile Ford, Virginia.
The collection include typescripts of four of Crockett's novels ( Capitan, Popcorn on the Ginza: An Informal Portrait of Postwar Japan, Teru: A Tale of Yokohama, and Kings Without Castles), as well as partial manuscript for "Bus Station Blues," dated September 1972.
In addition, the collection contains personal notes and lists, newspapers clippings saved by Crockett, and correspondence to and from Crockett. Most of the correspondence is in English, with the exception of two letters from Durango, Mexico.
The materials in this collection are arranged in alphabetical order, by folder title. Within each folders, the materials are in chronological order, wherever possible. Oversize book cover/title page proofs are in an oversize folder.
- Crockett, Lucy Herndon, 1914-