GEORGE A. HASTINGS PERSONAL PAPERS, 1915-1956
George Aubrey Hastings was a writer, public relations man, and social welfare advocate who served on Herbert Hoover’s White House Conference on Child Health. Hastings was born March 26, 1885 and started work as a newspaper reporter in 1906. In 1916 he worked for the New York State Charitable Aid Society, writing a series of articles on care and treatment of disabled and delinquent children. His work on current events, child welfare and education led Hoover to appoint him to direct publicity for Child Health efforts from June 1931 until February 1933. Hastings then returned to public relations and teaching at New York University. Hastings died March 30, 1956.
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE
The papers contain correspondence, journals, diaries, scrapbooks, speeches, articles, clippings, photographs, and invitations. Hastings’ work for the Hoover administration is documented by articles and addresses. Arranged alphabetically by subject or type of material.
Journals and Diaries, 1927-1941 (15 folders)
Journals and Diaries, 1942-1956 (13 folders)
Scrapbooks, 1935-1955 (6 volumes)
Addresses by Hastings, 1921-1950 and undated (6 folders)
Focusing the Public Mind, 1935-1940 (3 folders)
Published Copies, 1916-1937, 1943-1952 and undated (3 folders)
Happy Journeys to Yesterday, 193 (2 folders)
Clippings, 1930-1935 (5 folders)
Clippings, 1936-1952 and undated (5 folders)
Articles about Hoover by Hastings, 1932-1935
Public Statements – Ideas Supplied by Hastings, 1932
Invitations to Washington Events, 1920s-1953