Prepared by Barbara Bass, November 18, 2002
1 record storage box, 1 cubic foot, 11th floor
George Jason Streator (1846-1925), a nurseryman, amateur naturalist, and relative of poet Hart Crane, lived much of his life in Garrettsville, Ohio. For additional information on Streator, see articles by Ralph W. Dexter in Sterkiana, nos. 5 and 12, and in The Biologist (December 1961). See also Vivian Pemberton's Kent State University Master's Thesis on Hart Crane, Chapter 3.
This collection consists of 43 diaries kept by Streator, dating from 1880-88, 1894-1902, 1905-1916, and 1920-24. In these diaries, he describes the natural history of his home region and records his observations made on several trips in the United States. The collection also contains a photograph of Streator, and five photographs taken by his son Sidney V. Streator. Also included is one letter from Streator to malacologist Victor Sterki and miscellaneous articles about Streator. The collection was donated to Kent State University by Streator's granddaughter, Francelia Streator Crawford.