Three scrapbooks. Vol. 1 (scanned into 175 images) documents the roll of the Lawrence postal service in promoting the Third World War II loan drive from Sept.-Oct. of 1943 and includes letters from various postal service offices and copies of letters of appreciation as well as newspaper clippings, photographs, radio script, list of ten most successful carriers and amounts raised, and other materials. Vol. II (scanned into 118 images) documents air mail week in Lawrence in May 1938 and includes photographs, newspaper clippings, cartoons, schedule of events, letters from the U.S. Postal Service, radio program script, correspondence, airmail postage, and list of flights during the week. Vol. III (scanned into 29 images) reflects Cronin's experiences during World War I and contains letters, photographs, business cards, and an official brevet from the French Ministry of War appointing Cronin a second lieutenant July 1, 1918.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Cronin, a well known druggist, of Lawrence, Mass.; graduated from Lawrence High School in 1910 and afterwards from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During the First World War, Cronin was a pilot in the new U.S. Army Air Corps and was attached to the French Flying Corps. His interest in aviation continued throughout his life. He was appointed acting postmaster in June, 1933 and postmaster in 1944. He married Gertrude P. Walsh and had two children, Charles A., Jr., and Virginia Kane.
The material described in this catalog record is located in the collections of the Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, Mass.
Collection is open for research.
Digitially scanned photographs Lawrence, Mass. : Lawrence Public Library, 2011.
Materials in English.
Finding aid in the repository.