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Alfred M. Cressler papers

Identifier: COU:4401

Scope and Content

Alfred M. Cressler Papers including typescripts of short stories, plays, financial articles, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous material.


  • Creation: 1902 - 1938

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of materials allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for all copyright compliance.


Alfred M. Cressler (1877-1939) received both his B.A. (1902) and his M.A. (1908) from Yale University, later becoming a banker in Cincinnati and lecturer on investments at the University of Cincinnati. He was author of a number of short pieces, such as "The Spendthrift and the Miser," (Oct., 1899) and "The Master of the Grotesque," (June, 1900) published in the Yale Literary Magazine. Cressler also wrote Vignettes of Writers and Artists, a limited edition of essays, which he had originally contributed to the Literary Club of Cincinnati, where he served as President. These essays, collected from among Cressler's papers and published after his death, looked at such figures as Charles Lamb, Winthrop Praed, Amy Lowell, Carl Sandburg, T. S. Eliot, and Thomas Nashe (1946).

Mrs. Alfred Cressler (Jeanette C. Cressler, 1897-1984), donor of MS 403, was a sponsor of the Rare Books room and served as president of the Associates of the Rare Books Room (1957). She donated much of the couple's library during the following two decades. In 1965, she donated George H. Cressler's collection of the signatures of presidents, senators, governors, cabinet members, and literary persons (MS 8).


.5 linear feet (1 Box)


The Alfred M. Cressler papers including short stories, plays, and miscellaneous materials.

Acquisition Information

MS 403 was donated by Mrs. Alfred Cressler.

Related Material

See also MS 8 (George H. Cressler's collection of the signatures of presidents, senators, governors, cabinet members, and literary persons), donated by Mrs. Alfred Cressler (Jeanette C. Cressler, 1897-1984) in 1965.


  • Cressler, Alfred. Vignettes of writers and artists. [San Francisco: Priv. print. [Grabhorn Press], 1946. Limited edition of 300 copies, inscribed by Jeannette Cressler, in reference to her husband Alfred Cressler.

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Machine-readable finding aid prepared by Susan Guinn-Chipman, July 2010.

Guide to the Alfred M. Cressler Papers (MS 403), 1902-1938
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