Collection (1936 - 1940) including: You're A Police Man, Poem by W. H. Drane Lester, Inspector, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Autographed with Sentiment by Drane Lester, 10 May 1939, Broadside; Memorial Record, Webbs Chapel Cemetery, Kinston, North Carolina, In Memory of William Jesse Croom, including family record, services, music, bearers, societies attending, relatives attending, record of visitors, biographical notes & Pearl P. Croom wearing schedule, Notebook, 19 May 1940; Memorial Service, Durham Lodge, No. 456, Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, Trinity Methodist Church, 1 Dec. 1940, Program; Croom Biographical clippings (1936 - 1940) Photocopies. 15 items. 35 p.
Highway Patrolmen (1930 - 1936) Photographic prints. Black & White. 12 items. 12 p. Note: Prints cataloged as: P-434/1 - P-434/14
Croom family Christmas card & Color Postcards (ca. 1931 - 1940): Atlantic City Auditorium and Convention Hall; Boardwalk Winter Scene; Marlborough - Blenheim Hotel and Boardwalk; Merry-Go-Round Bar, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey; Doster Hall, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa; Rockne Memorial, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana, includes letter from "Ruth" to Mrs. J. Walter Long & Family, 26 Oct. 1940, on verso. 7 items. 7 p.
Printed Forms (1931 - 1940) related William Croom's career as Director of Public Safety in Durham, NC, including American National Red Cross First Aid Certificate, 28 Nov. 1931; Southern Traffic Officer's Training School Certificate, 20 - 31 July 1936; U. S. Federal Communications Commission, Radio Telephone Operator License, 21 July 1938; Internal Association for Identification, North Carolina Division Membership Certificate, 1 June 1939; Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Kinston, North Carolina, Resolutions of Respect in Memory of William J. Croom, 13 May 1940. 5 items. 5 p. Note: Torn; needs conservation.
Excerpts from letters actually received at Home Owners Corp., Photocopy typescript; Beware the Deadly Sitting Habit, Poem, Photocopy typescript; Our Friend, by R. L. Cannady, Poem, Typescript; You Have Been Here, Poem, Holograph (undated). 4 items. 5 p.
Membership Cards & Business Cards (1930 - 1940) Ephemera & Printed forms. 10 items. 10 p.
Correspondence & Envelopes (1935 - 1940, undated) 11 items. 14 p. Note: includes letter from J. Edgar Hoover, dated 30 April 1940.
Croom Family Genealogical Information, 1790 - 1983 (ca. 1900 - 1983, undated) 4 items. 14 p.
Clippings (1936 - 1938) relating to William J. Croom's career as Durham's Director of Public Safety. 11 items. 11 p. Note: Deacidified.
Clippings (1938) relating to William J. Croom's career as Durham's Director of Public Safety. 28 items. 28 p. Note: Deacidified.
Clippings (1940 1956, undated) relating to William J. Croom's disappearance and death. 23 items. 23 p. Note: Deacidified.
Pearl Peed Croom Obituary Service; A Little Mixed Up, Poem; & List of Hymns Sung at Pearl's Funeral (ca. 1983) Photocopy typescript. 1 item. 1 p.