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Personal papers of Allen Crafton

Call Number: PP 54


Allen Crafton taught Speech and Dramatic Arts at the University of Kansas from 1923-1961. This collection consists of photographs, correspondence, and theatre programs related to his time at KU.


  • 1923 - 1961


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Allen Crafton

Crafton received his B.S. from Knox College in 1912 and his A.M. from Harvard University in 1914. He joined the faculty of the University of Kansas in 1923 and became the first director of the University Theatre. He retired in 1961 and died in 1966.


1 linear foot (1 box + 1 oversize box)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

PP 54

Related Materials

Consult library staff regarding the availability of related photographs, biographical files, and scrapbooks.

Separated Materials

Two scrapbooks of Crafton's are located with other oversize faculty scrapbooks.

Guide to the Allen Crafton Collection
Personal papers of Allen Crafton
Finding aid prepared by ad, 2005, revised by lmb, 2010; skt, 2010; skt, 2011; eear, 2014. Finding aid encoded by ad, 2005; revised by lmb, 2010; skt, 2010; skt, 2011; eear, 2014.
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Preferred citation
Personal papers of Allen Crafton, University Archives, PP 54, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States