Helen Worden Erskine papers, 1860-1984.
Helen Worden Erskine, 1896-1984, journalist and author. Reporter and columnist, The World (later New York World-Telegram),
1926-1944; wrote for many magazines, 1944-1956; wrote the "Dorothy Dix Column," 1959-1964; published books on New York City
and recluses; ghost writer for several books & many articles. Married John Erskine, author and professor of English at Columbia
University, 1945 until his death in 1951; & to William Henry Harrison Cranmer, a mining engineer, 1959 until his death in
Scope and Contents
Correspondence, manuscripts, drafts, notes, documents, drawings, photographs, audio tapes, clippings, & other printed materials
covering every aspect of her life and career. There are extensive biographical files on: Jenny S. Bradley, Prince Charles
of England, Joseph Dixon, President and Mrs. Eisenhower, Rosina Lhévinne, Paul Niehans, the Morgan twins (Gloria Morgan Vanderbilt
& Thelma Furness, Jovanka Tito, President and Mrs. Truman, the Duke and Duchess of Windsor; and large files on crime, recluses,
New York City history, & travel. There are extensive drafts & source materials for her unpublished autobiography.