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The Crawford and Eastwood families settled in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas in the latter half of the nineteenth century. James Abram Eastwood traveled on the Chautauqua Circuit and was away from home quite often. He kept in touch with the family by sending an almost constant flow of letters. He had five children, one of whom, Sarah "Anna Mary," married Eugene Crawford. This couple farmed near Prescott, Kansas and kept extensive records of their business. Their son David became a music professor and wrote home often. These letters comprise the larger part of this collection.
Jacque Roethler 2005
This collection consists mostly of correspondence, much of
it James Eastwood to his family, as well as the Crawford family, especially David and his wife Marilyn to his mother Anna Mary. Included are clippings, miscellaneous documents, legal documents, photographs, and genealogical material. Some of the families touched upon are Crawford, Dinwiddie, Eastwood, Herald, Irwin, Jarrett, Peebly, Schooley, and Wilson.
In the interest of rapid accessibility, the letters were not sorted by writer or date, but foldered as they were sent to us, roughly broken out into Crawford family correspondence, Eastwood family correspondence, and Eastwood/Crawford correspondence. The items obtained from David Crawford are originals; the two folders of materials from the Eastwood family are typewritten transcriptions of letters in the possession of various family members, with the bulk of them being from the David Crawford collection. Clippings are gathered into one folder in addition to one homemade scrapbook. Farm records of the Eugene Crawford farm are kept in ledgers in a nearly unbroken stream from 1942 to 1980.
A folder is also included of letters from Beverly Boyd to Anna Mary Crawford regarding the canonization of Phillipine Duchesne, with photographs of stained glass windows devoted to Sister Phillipine.
were given to the University of Iowa Libraries by David Crawford in
2005, with the exception of the two folders of transcribed Eastwood letters in Box 2: those were the earlier gift of ZoeAnn Holmes.
in 2005, with the exception of the two folders of transcribed Eastwood letters in Box 2: those were the earlier gift of ZoeAnn Holmes.
to Internet: February 2006
Anna Mary Eastwood Crawford. Also a school Note Book
David Eugene Crawford
Clippings. 1 folder in Oversized Box 5; one scrapbook
Boyd, Beverly. Concerning the canonization of Phillipine Dechesne
Crawford family. 11 folders. 1 folder in Oversized Box 5
Verna and James Eastwood
Eastwood family. 7 folders
Box 2 Correspondence, cont.
Eastwood family, cont.
Crawford/Eastwood family. 6 folders
Eastwood family. 2 folders of typewritten transcripts
Death of Eugene Crawford
1945 -- 1951. Unknown writer. Sporadic entries written in a 1934 diary
1989. Inscribed to Ann from Jan
Diploma and yearbook (The Hatchet) of Ruth Herald
The Farm Problem. MA Thesis by Anna Mary Eastwood Crawford. 1964
Farm records, Gene and Anna Mary Eastwood Crawford. 38 ledger books, 1942 -- 1957, 1959 -- 1962, 1964 -- 1980
1954 -- 1956
1957, 1959 -- 1962, 1964 -- 1980. 1981 also contains 1991
Anna Mary Eastwood Crawford
Genealogical materials. 6 folders. 1 folder in Oversized Box 5
Legal documents. In Oversized Box 5
R. L. Herald. Includes photographs and negatives
Hattie Herald Crawford
Miscellaneous documents. 2 folders, one in Oversized Box 1
Photographs. 2 folders
School documents. Anna Mary Eastwood Crawford
Scrapbook. Vernon Crawford. "For shelling, 1915." Contains clippings of poems and short items. Some typewritten entries, a few holographic entries
Talks and papers by Anna Mary Eastwood Crawford
Teaching credentials, Anna Mary Eastwood Crawford