MsC 836

Collection Dates: 1910 -- 2004
7 linear ft.

Collection Guide

This document describes a Manuscript Collection held by the

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries


Guide Contents

Administrative Information

Biographical and Historical Information

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Related Materials

Acquisition and Processing Information

Box Contents List

Administrative Information

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Biographical Note

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

Scope and Contents

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.

Photographs: Box 3

Related Materials

Chautauqua collections

Redpath Lyceum Bureau

The Papers of Denton Crowl

Marion Ballou Fisk Papers

Records of the Krantz Family Concert Company

Rosa Kohler/Radcliffe Chautauqua Papers

Acquisition and Processing Information

These papers 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.

Guide posted to Internet: February 2006

Box Contents List

Box 1

Autograph Albums

Hattie Herald

Sue Herald

Baby book

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

5 folders

Box 2 Correspondence, cont.

Eastwood family, cont.

2 folders

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

Box 3 Farm records, Gene and Anna Mary Eastwood Crawford, cont.

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

Memorial book

R. L. Herald. Includes photographs and negatives

Hattie Herald Crawford

Box 4

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


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