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Finding Aid for the Samuel Lusker McCroskey Papers, 1945-1960
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Samuel Lusker McCroskey Papers,
    Date (inclusive): 1945-1960
    Collection number: 765
    Creator: McCroskey, Samuel Lusker, 1893-1960
    Extent: 2 boxes (1 linear ft.) 1 folder 1 oversize box
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library. Department of Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Abstract: Samuel Lusker McCroskey (1893-1960) was a brigadier general in the U.S. Army and Commandant of the Biarritz American University in France. After retiring from the Army, he joined Douglas Aircraft as a project engineer on the Nike and Hercules missiles. The collection consists of correspondence, photographs, military awards, memorabilia, and related printed matter accumulated by McCroskey while serving in the Army and later as Commandant of the Biarritz American University. There is also a brief summary of McCroskey's work at Douglas Aircraft Company following his retirement from the Army.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.
    Literary rights of the Biarritz American University, are owned by the U.S. Army, Education and Information Service, Washington, D.C., permission to quote or reproduce in whole or in part must be obtained from that agency.

    Restrictions on Access

    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Advance notice required for access.

    Additional Physical Form Available

    A copy of the original version of this online finding aid is available at the UCLA Department of Special Collections for in-house consultation and may be obtained for a fee. Please contact:
    • Public Services Division
    • UCLA Library, Department of Special Collections
    • Room A1713, Charles E. Young Research Library
    • Box 951575
    • Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575
    • Telephone: 310/825-4988 (10:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Pacific Time)
    • Email: spec-coll@library.ucla.edu

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Mrs. Helen McCroskey, 1961.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Samuel Lusker McCroskey Papers (Collection 765). Department of Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, University of California, Los Angeles.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 2221365 

    Biography

    McCroskey was born on February 4, 1893 in Colfax, Washington; graduated from Washington State College, 1916; commissioned as U.S. Army captain, 1918; commissioned as brigadier general, 1943; received Legion of Merit, French Legion of Honor, and British O.B.E.; served as Commandant of Biarritz American University in France; retired from Army and joined Douglas Aircraft as project engineer on Nike and Hercules missiles, 1950; died June 4, 1960.

    Scope and Content

    Collection consists of correspondence, photographs, military awards, memorabilia, and related printed matter accumulated by McCroskey while serving in the Army and later as Commandant of the Biarritz American University. Also includes an unpublished manuscript, Biarritz American University and a brief summary of McCroskey's work at Douglas Aircraft Company following his retirement from the Army.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    McCroskey, Samuel Lusker, 1893-1960--Archives.
    United States--Army--Officers--Archival resources.
    Biarritz American University (France).
    Douglas Aircraft Company.
    Consulting engineers--Archival resources.