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Allan Cromley Collection

Identifier: CAC-PP-061
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. 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.


  • 1946-1995
  • Majority of material found in 1950-1995

Language of Materials


Conditions Governing Use:

The University of Oklahoma asserts no claim of copyright over photographs in this collection taken by private citizens. Any publication of such photographs requires the consent of the copyright holder.


24.67 Linear Feet (20 containers)

Biographical Information:

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.

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged into two series. The Manuscripts series is initially arranged alphabetically by folder title which corresponds to surnames and topics and then arranged chronologically by year then the month. The Photographs series appears to be grouped by featured persons.


July 29-30, 1999
Guide to the Allan Cromley Collection
Language of description
The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Carl Albert Center Congressional and Political Collections Repository

630 Parrington Oval
Room 202B
Norman Oklahoma 73109 United States