Anthony, Edward, 1895-1971

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Edward Anthony (1895-1971) was born in New York City and joined the staff of the Bridgeport Connecticut Herald shortly after high school. He served in the war and was stationed at Camp Merritt from 1918-1919. After the war he worked for the New York Herald until 1923 when he became associate editor of Farm and Fireside e, a Crowell magazine. In 1928 he directed the publicity for Herbert Hoover's Presidential campaign. Shortly after Anthony married Esther H. Howard and had one son, Richard.

Afterward the campaign he contined to work for Crowell, first on staff at American Magazine and then serving as the press service director of the Crowell group of magazines from 1930-1942. In 1942 he was publisher of Woman's Home Companion for ten years and then continued as publisher of Collier's From 1949-1954.

After leaving Collier's, Anthony joined the Seventh Company, Inc., a New York statistical research organization, as public affairs counsellor. Anthony was also a consultant to American Girl Magainze for 25 years and acted as director of public relations for the War Advertising Council during World War II.

In addition to working in publishing Athony wrote short stories, plays, magazine articles, verse, and books. He collaborated with big names in the animal field, Frank Buck, Clyde Beatty, and Henry Trefflich, wrote a detailed biography of Don Marquis, an autobiography, and eleven other books. Three of his books were made into movies.

From the guide to the Edward Anthony papers, 1924-1977, 1864-1977, (Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries)

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creatorOf Edward Anthony papers, 1924-1977, 1864-1977 University of Oregon Libraries. Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn University of Michigan. News and Information Services. Faculty and Staff Files, 1944-2005 (bulk 1960-1995) Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Michael P. Church papers, 1933-1975 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933. Papers, 1847-1933 Theodore Roosevelt Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Authors' Manuscripts, 1923-1982. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Authors' Manuscripts, 1923-1982 Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
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associatedWith Church, Michael P. (Michael Paul), 1907- person
correspondedWith Crowell-Collier Publishing Company corporateBody
correspondedWith Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 person
associatedWith Marquis, Don, 1878-1937 person
correspondedWith Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt, 1861-1933 person
correspondedWith Tunney, Gene, 1897-1978 person
associatedWith University of Michigan. News and Information Services. corporateBody
Place Name Admin Code Country
Authors, American--20th century
Publishers and publishing--United States--History--20th century


Birth 1895-08-14

Death 1971-08-16



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