Gibson Crockett Collection, 1971-1988 and undated

KC Manuscript Collection 225


Title: Gibson Crockett Collection

Collection Number: Kingsport Community Manuscript Collection (KCMC) 225

Physical Description: 2 folders

Creator: Gibson Crockett

Repository: Archives of the City of Kingsport


Provenance: Ann Morison donated this collection, date unknown.

Access/Restrictions: There are no restrictions on use of this collection for research purposes. The researcher assumes full responsibility for observing all copyright, property, and libel laws as they apply.

Processed by: Karen V. Ankabrandt, Archives Intern, processed the collection and developed the finding aid in September 2007. Brianne Johnson revised the finding aid in October 2008.


This collection should be cited as: Gibson Crockett Collection, 1971-88, and undated.  KC Manuscript Collection 225, Archives of the City of Kingsport, Tennessee.


Crockett attended Dobyns-BennettHigh School and graduated in 1930.  During this time he lived on Shelby Street in Kingsport.  After graduation he and his mother relocated to WashingtonD.C. where he began a career as a cartoonist for the Washington Star evening newspaper.  His political illustrations became a mainstay for the conservative journal and Crockett later specialized in portraits of national figures such as Senators and Supreme Court justices.  Crockett died in 2000.


The bulk of the Gibson Crockett Cartoons and Correspondence collection consists of eight cartoons. Accompanying the cartoons are several letters of correspondence between Gibson Crockett and Ann Morison.  The letters have to do with Crockett donating his work to the Kingsport Library.  In addition, the collection contains two computer printout copies of Army-Navy magazine covers that feature Crockett’s illustrations.  And there are several photocopies of articles having to do with Crockett’s life and work.


 1. Cartoons, 1971, 1973-75

2. Correspondence and photocopies of articles and magazine covers, 1984, 1986-88, and undated