Rachel Crown papers
The Rachel Crown papers contain photocopied genealogical charts, family group lists, and photographs of Rachel Crown's Armistead family and Crown family ancestors, who were among the early settlers of Smith County, Kansas. Included also are several photocopies of Rachel Crown's writings, as well as a letter written to her from William Allen White in 1937.
- Crown, Rachel, 1917-2008 (Person)
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Biography of Rachel M. Crown
Dr. Rachel M. Crown was born in 1917 in Smith County, Kansas to Ernest Othniel Crown and Sarah Leora (Armitstead) Crown. She earned degrees from Greenville College, Greenville, Illinois in 1937 and in 1944. Plain Quartz is the title of a collection of her self-published poems. Dr. Crown has reproduced a five-generation photograph album of her forebears who settled in Smith County, Kansas in the 1870s.
Scope and Contents
The Rachel Crown papers contain photocopied genealogical charts, family group lists, and photographs of her Crown family and Armistead family ancestors, whose residence in Smith County, Kansas dates from the 1870s. The collection also contains photocopies of several of Dr. Crown's writings: a poem, a folk song with her accompanying notes that was published in the Willa Cather Pioneer Memorial Newsletter, and her prize-winning student essay regarding Smith County's Joseph Cox family. Included in the collection is a 1937 letter from William Allen White, responding to her request for his opinions on the health effects of smoking tobacco.
RH MS P728
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift, Rachel M. Crown, 1986 and 1987
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- Rachel Crown papers
- Finding aid prepared by mh, 2007; Finding aid encoded by mh, 2007
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Rachel Crown Papers, Kansas Collection, RH MS P728, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries