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Collection Number: 05127

Collection Title: George Dewey Crawford Scrapbook, ca. 1914-1927

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Size About 50 items (0.5 linear feet)
Abstract George Dewey Crawford was born in Cornelia, Ga., at the end of the 19th century. He attended Cornelia public schools, Piedmont College, the University of North Carolina (Class of 1920), and Emory Law School. At UNC, Crawford was active in many clubs, publications, sports teams, and theather productions. He was a member of the Carolina Playmakers, along with Thomas Wolfe and Paul Green. He married Mary Creech Williams and practiced law in Fort Pierce, Fla. The scrapbook primarily relates to Crawford's years as a student at the University of North Carolina, 1918-1920. There are, however, a small number of items from his childhood and family; his education at Piedmont College; and his post-UNC activities, including a class reunion, in 1921. His activities at UNC are documented items from his participation in societies; student publications; clubs; sports teams; the student battalion; the 8th International Student Volunteer Convention in Des Moines, Iowa; and university theatrical productions. Photographs include candid shots of Crawford and his friends on campus, sporting events, his future wife, and campus theatrical productions. There is a photograph of Paul Green and several pages of signatures and toasts, among them one from Thomas Wolfe.
Creator Crawford, George Dewey
Language English.
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the George Dewey Crawford Scrapbook #5127, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Provenance
Received from Mildred C. McTureous, of Eustis, Fla., in June 2003 (Acc. 99542).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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George Dewey Crawford was born in Cornelia, Ga., at the end of the 19th century. After attending Cornelia public schools with his brothers, Todd, Vernon, and Kenneth, he moved on to Piedmont College in Demorest, Ga. He continued his studies at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill as a member of the class of 1920. Crawford was active in the school, serving on the staff of several student publications, including, "The Magazine," where he held the post of business manager. His other affiliations included the Dialectic Literary Society, the Debating Council, Epsilon Phi Delta, and several sports teams. Crawford was also the president of the YMCA and served as a lieutenant in the student battalion. He was also very active in the theater. He took part in many of the student productions put on at UNC and was a member of the Carolina PlayMakers, along with Thomas Wolfe and future Pulitzer Prize winner Paul E. Green. After graduation from UNC, Crawford attended Emory University's Law School. He moved to Fort Pierce, Fla., in 1923, to practice law. Crawford married Mary Creech Williams and had several children, including Mildred Crawford McTureous and John and Robert Crawford.

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The George Dewey Crawford scrapbook primarily relates to Crawford's years as a student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1918-1920. There are, however, a small number of items from his childhood and family; his education at Piedmont College; and his post-UNC activities, including a class reunion, in 1921. His activities at UNC are documented with clippings, broadsides, programs, tickets, photographs, letters, writings, fabric swatches, banners, stationery, receipts, postcards, and other items from his participation in societies; student publications; clubs; sports teams; the student battalion; the 8th International Student Volunteer Convention in Des Moines, Iowa; and university theatrical productions. Photographs include candid shots of Crawford and his friends on campus, sporting events, and his future wife Mary Creech Williams. Her Bride Book is also included in the file of enclosures. The largest number of images are of campus theatrical productions in which Crawford participated. There is a photograph of Paul Green and several pages of signatures and toasts, among them one from Thomas Wolfe.

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About 50 items.

Arrangement: by format.

The George Dewey Crawford scrapbook primarily relates to Crawford's years as a student at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N.C., 1918-1920. There are, however, a small number of items from his childhood and family; his education at Piedmont College; and his post-UNC activities, including a class reunion, in 1921. His activities at UNC are documented with clippings, broadsides, programs, tickets, photographs, letters, writings, fabric swatches, banners, stationery, receipts, postcards, and other items from his participation in societies; student publications; clubs; sports teams; the student battalion; the 8th International Student Volunteer Convention in Des Moines, Iowa; and university theatrical productions. Photographs include candid shots of Crawford and his friends on campus, sporting events, and his future wife Mary Creech Williams. Her Bride Book is also included in the programs folder. The largest number of images are of campus theatrical productions in which Crawford participated. There is a photograph of Paul Green and several pages of signatures and toasts, among them one from Thomas Wolfe.

Note that many items that were poorly attached or loose in the scrapbook have been filed as enclosures.

Folder 1

Scrapbook, ca. 1914-1921 #05127, Series: "George Dewey Crawford Scrapbook, ca. 1914-1927." Folder 1

Folder 2-3

Folder 2

Folder 3

Enclosures: Letters and invitations, 1918-1921 and undated #05127, Series: "George Dewey Crawford Scrapbook, ca. 1914-1927." Folder 2-3

Folder 4

Enclosures: Writings, ca. 1914-1921 #05127, Series: "George Dewey Crawford Scrapbook, ca. 1914-1927." Folder 4

Folder 5

Enclosures: Programs, ca. 1919-1921 and undated #05127, Series: "George Dewey Crawford Scrapbook, ca. 1914-1927." Folder 5

Folder 6

Enclosures: Ticket Stubs, Memberships, etc., ca. 1914-1921 #05127, Series: "George Dewey Crawford Scrapbook, ca. 1914-1927." Folder 6

Folder 7

Enclosures: UNC Directories, 1917-1919 #05127, Series: "George Dewey Crawford Scrapbook, ca. 1914-1927." Folder 7

Folder 8

Enclosures: Photograph processing ephemera, ca. 1914-1921 #05127, Series: "George Dewey Crawford Scrapbook, ca. 1914-1927." Folder 8

Folder 9

Enclosures: Clippings, ca. 1914-1927 #05127, Series: "George Dewey Crawford Scrapbook, ca. 1914-1927." Folder 9

Folder P-5127/1

Enclosures: Photographs, ca. 1914-1927 #05127, Series: "George Dewey Crawford Scrapbook, ca. 1914-1927." Folder P-5127/1

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Item separated include an oversize volume (S-5127/V-1) and photographs (P-5127/1).

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