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Nora Crawford Blachly personal papers

Call Number: PP 575


Nora E. Crawford attended the University of Kansas from 1926 to 1930, studying under Albert Bloch and Raymond J. Eastwood and graduating with a bachelors in painting. The collection includes photographs of her along with classmates and professors at the University of Kansas; sketches she drew of human figures and nature; water color and ink wash paintings; and newspaper clippings about professors and classmates Nora knew from her time at KU.


  • Creation: 1926 - 1970


Conditions Governing Access

No access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

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Biography of Nora Crawford Blachly

Nora E. Crawford attended the University of Kansas from 1926-1930, earning her bachelors degree in painting. While at KU she studied under Albert Bloch, a noted Modernist, and Raymond J. Eastwood.

After graduation, Crawford taught art at Pratt Junior College. In 1931 she married Harlen B. Blachly of Nickerson, Kansas, who later served as the Pratt City Clerk. Harlen passed away in 1982, and Nora Crawford Blachly passed away in 2003.


.25 Linear Feet (1 document case)

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Physical Location

PP 575

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Berry Family, 2015.

Related Materials

Consult library staff for availability of related materials such as biographical files, photographs, and scrapbooks.



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Nora Crawford Blachly personal papers, PP 575, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

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

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