Mary Merritt Crawford papers, 1903-1964.

Collection Number: 41-5-619

Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
Cornell University Library


DESCRIPTIVE SUMMARY

Title:
Mary Merritt Crawford papers, 1903-1964.
Collection Number:
41-5-619
Creator:
Mary M. (Mary Merritt), Crawford, 1884-
Quantity:
10.2 cubic ft.
Quantity:
2 tape recordings.
Repository:
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library
Abstract:
Includes campaign material and reports to the Cornell Alumni Corporation (1932-37) upon completion of each of her terms as alumni trustee; tape recordings and a partial transcript of interviews with Dr. Crawford (1962, 1964) concerning her life as a Cornell co-ed, her career as a doctor, and her service on the Board of Trustees. Also, correspondence, notes, photographs, and printed material concerning alumni affairs, including lists of Cornell women graduates (1873-88) and biographical and bibliographical data compiled by Bessie Bell DeWitt (Mrs. Willard Beahan) and printed material compiled by Simon Henry Gage, Professor of Histology and Embryology, on Susanna Phelps Gage ('80), Mary Hannah Gage-Day, M.D., Theobald Smith ('81), Professor of Histology and Embryology, and the first faculty of the Veterinary College. Medical hood worn by Dr. Crawford as a Cornell Trustee.
Abstract:
Papers of Mary Merritt Crawford include student scrapbook, 1900-1904; diaries; photographs, including spring day; and extensive correspondence, 1887-1973, between Mary and other family members especially her parents; her sisters, Charlotte, Lucy, and Caroline; her husband Edward Schuster; and her daughter Mary Schuster Jaffe. Of particular interest are the letters she wrote to her family while she was serving in the Ambulance Corps in France during World War I. Many have typescript copies.
Language:
Collection material in English


BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

Physician, Cornell University alumni trustee.

COLLECTION DESCRIPTION

Includes campaign material and reports to the Cornell Alumni Corporation (1932-37) upon completion of each of her terms as alumni trustee; tape recordings and a partial transcript of interviews with Dr. Crawford (1962, 1964) concerning her life as a Cornell co-ed, her career as a doctor, and her service on the Board of Trustees. Also, correspondence, notes, photographs, and printed material concerning alumni affairs, including lists of Cornell women graduates (1873-88) and biographical and bibliographical data compiled by Bessie Bell DeWitt (Mrs. Willard Beahan) and printed material compiled by Simon Henry Gage, Professor of Histology and Embryology, on Susanna Phelps Gage ('80), Mary Hannah Gage-Day, M.D., Theobald Smith ('81), Professor of Histology and Embryology, and the first faculty of the Veterinary College. Medical hood worn by Dr. Crawford as a Cornell Trustee.
Papers of Mary Merritt Crawford include student scrapbook, 1900-1904; diaries; photographs, including spring day; and extensive correspondence, 1887-1973, between Mary and other family members especially her parents; her sisters, Charlotte, Lucy, and Caroline; her husband Edward Schuster; and her daughter Mary Schuster Jaffe. Of particular interest are the letters she wrote to her family while she was serving in the Ambulance Corps in France during World War I. Many have typescript copies.
SUBJECTS

Names:
Crawford, Mary M. (Mary Merritt), (Mary Merritt), 1884-
DeWitt, Bessie Bell.
Gage, Simon Henry, 1851-1944.
Gage, Susanna Phelps.
Gage-Day, Mary Hannah.
Smith, Theobald, 1859-1934.
Crawford, Charlotte.
Crawford, Lucy.
Schuster, Edward.
Jaffe, Mary Schuster.
Wolff, Caroline Crawford.
Schuster, Mary Merritt Crawford, 1884-1972.
Crawford, Charlotte
Crawford, Lucy
DeWitt, Bessie Bell
Gage-Day, Mary Hannah
Gage, Simon Henry, 1851-1944
Gage, Susanna Phelps
Jaffe, Mary Schuster
Schuster, Edward
Smith, Theobald, 1859-1934
Wolff, Caroline Crawford
Cornell Alumni Corporation.
Cornell University. Board of Trustees.
Cornell University -- Alumni and alumnae.
Cornell University -- Students.
American Hospital of Paris.
American Hospital of Paris
Cornell Alumni Corporation
Cornell University
Cornell University. Board of Trustees
World War (1914-1918)

Subjects:
Women college students.
Women physicians.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Medical care -- France.
Ambulance service -- France.
World War, 1914-1918
Physicians.
Ambulance service
Medical care
Physicians
Students
Universities and colleges -- Alumni and alumnae
Women college students
Women physicians

Places:
France

Form and Genre Terms:
Photographs.
Scrapbooks.
Diaries.
Personal narratives


INFORMATION FOR USERS

Cite As:
Mary Merritt Crawford Papers, #41-5-619. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.

RELATED MATERIALS


NOTES

Some letters by Mary Merritt Crawford written while she was a surgeon at the American Ambulance Hospital in France were published in Vol. I, No. 2-5 (1915-16) of the Cornell Women's Review.
SERIES LIST

Series I. Mary Merritt Crawford
Series II. Caroline Cecilia Crawford Wolff
Series III. Charlotte Holmes Crawford
Series IV. Sarah Crawford
Series V. Lucinda Crawford
Series VI. Mary Crawford Schuster Jaffe
Series VII. Crawford Family Member Papers
Series VIII. Crawford Family photographs

CONTAINER LIST

Container
Description
Date
Subseries Ia. Incoming Correspondence
May contain small amounts of outgoing correspondence.
Box 1 Folder 1
Correspondence
Undated
Box 1 Folder 2
Correspondence
Expression
Includes letter from Sarah Crawford with clipping of Mary's hair
Box 1 Folder 3
Correspondence
1900-1908
Box 1 Folder 4
Correspondence
1909
Box 1 Folder 5
Correspondence
1910-1913
Box 1 Folder 6
Correspondence between Mary Merritt Crawford and Edward Schuster
1913-1914
Box 1 Folder 7
Correspondence
1914
Box 1 Folder 8
Correspondence between Mary Merritt Crawford and Edward Schuster
1915
Box 1 Folder 9
Correspondence
1915
Box 1 Folder 10
Correspondence
1916-1918
Box 1 Folder 11
Correspondence
1919-1922
Box 1 Folder 12
Correspondence
1923-1927
Box 1 Folder 13
Correspondence
1928
Box 1 Folder 14
Correspondence
1929
Box 1 Folder 15
Correspondence
1930-1931
Box 1 Folder 16
Correspondence
1932
Box 1 Folder 17
Correspondence
1933
Box 1 Folder 18
Correspondence
1934
Box 1 Folder 19
Correspondence
1935
Box 1 Folder 20
Correspondence between Mary Merritt Crawford and Edward Schuster
1935-1938
Box 1 Folder 21
Correspondence
1936
Box 1 Folder 22
Correspondence
1937
Box 1 Folder 23
Correspondence
1938
Box 1 Folder 24-25
Correspondence
1939
Box 1 Folder 26
Correspondence
1940
Box 1 Folder 27
Correspondence
1941
Box 1 Folder 28
Correspondence
1942
Box 1 Folder 29
Correspondence
1943
Box 1 Folder 30
Correspondence
1944
Box 1 Folder 31
Correspondence
1945
Box 1 Folder 32
Correspondence
1946
Box 1 Folder 33
Correspondence
1947
Box 1 Folder 34
Correspondence
1948
Box 1 Folder 35
Correspondence
1949
Box 1 Folder 36
Correspondence
1950
Box 1 Folder 37
Correspondence
1951
Box 1 Folder 38
Correspondence
1952-1953
Box 1 Folder 39
Correspondence
1954-1955
Box 1 Folder 40
Correspondence
1956
Box 1 Folder 41
Correspondence
1957
Box 1 Folder 42
Correspondence
1958
Box 1 Folder 43
Correspondence
1959
Box 1 Folder 44
Correspondence
1960-1962
Box 1 Folder 45
Correspondence
1963-1969
Box 3 Folder 42
Correspondence with Courtney Crawford
1951-1959
Box 3 Folder 43
Correspondence with Courtney Crawford
1959-1971
Subseries Ib. General Documents
Mapcase Folder 1
State University of New York license to practice medicine and surgery
1907
Box 2 Folder 1
Interview conducted by Edith Fox
1962-12-22
Box 2 Folder 2
Interview conducted by Edith Fox
1964-01-22
Box 2 Folder 3
Early women of Cornell lists and information
1936
Box 2 Folder 4
Biography
1946-1953
Box 2 Folder 5
Certificates and awards
1943
Box 2 Folder 6
Identification sheet with fingerprints
Undated
Box 2 Folder 7
Obituary, condolences, and related correspondence
1972
Box 2 Folder 8
Mary Merritt Crawford's speech on Abraham Lincoln
1899-02-02
Box 2 Folder 9
Lecture note cards
1916
Box 2 Folder 10
American Women's Association correspondence, speeches, and documents
1916, undated
Box 2 Folder 11
Federal Reserve Bank annual reports
1921-1933
Box 2 Folder 12
Federal Reserve Bank documents
1918-1924
Box 2 Folder 13
Federal Reserve Bank retirement materials
1949
Includes photo book from the retirement party.
Box 1 Folder 47
Bearing the Torch: American Volunteers in the First World War
2017
Box 2 Folder 14-15
Articles and clippings on or by Mary Merritt Crawford
1914-1972
Box 8 Folder 15
Elizabeth Blackwell Citation honoring the Work of Women
1954
Box 8 Folder 27
List of prescriptions/solutions
1915
Box 8 Folder 28
American Women's Hospitals annual reports and bulletins
1917-1919
Box 8 Folder 29
Mary Merritt Crawford and Her Uncanny Companions
1909
Notebook recording events and times at Williamsburgh Hospital
Box 8 Folder 30
Medical diaries
1914
Box 8 Folder 31
Diary
1908
Box 8 Folder 32
Diary
1916
Box 8 Folder 33
Diary pages
1936-01-1936-02
Box 8 Folder 34
Diary
1943
Box 8 Folder 35
Diary pages
1962-1967
Box 8 Folder 36
Diaries
1933-1934
Box 8
Diaries
1937-1939
Box 8
Diaries
1954-1956
Box 9
Diaries
1957-1961
Box 9
Diary
1964
Box 9 Folder 1
Connecticut Farm
1930-1932
Diary with photographs
Box 6 Folder 31
"Afterglow" by Amelia Josephine Burr
1913
Box 6 Folder 32
"Quick Steps in Botany" by Luis Otis
1933
Box 13
Scrabook containing newspaper clippings about Mary Merritt Crawford
1908-1930
Subseries Ic. Cornell Material
Box 2 Folder 16
Trustee campaign correspondence
1936-1937
Box 2 Folder 17-18
Cornell pamphlets
1904-1937
Box 2 Folder 19
Pamphlets regarding the Gage family
1913-1934
Box 1 Folder 46
Cornell related correspondence
1921-1944
Includes letter from Anna Botsford Comstock about the trustee election (1925), letters from Hendrik van Loon, Ezra Day, Romeyn Berry, Simon Gage, copies of letters from Henry Sage, Martha Van Rensselaer, Henry de Forest, Frank Gannett
Box 10
Scrapbook
1900-1904
Contains ephemera, clippings, and correspondence from Crawford's student years at Cornell, including: sports programs, sorority and fraternity invitations, sketches, glee club programs, photographs
Subseries Id. Photographs
Box 8 Folder 21-22
Photographs of Mary Merritt Crawford
Undated
Box 8 Folder 23-24
Photographs of Mary Merritt Crawford
1911-1917
Includes photographs of Crawford in medical uniform, during surgeries, and with patients.
Box 8 Folder 25-26
Photographs of patients and hospital in France
1914-1915
Box 12 Folder 1
Photographs of Mary Merritt Crawford
1910-1940
Includes one photograph in operating theater, X-ray of skull with embedded bullet, and Board of Trustees (1931)
Subseries IIa. Incoming Correspondence
May contain some outgoing correspondence.
Box 2 Folder 20
Correspondence
1901
Box 2 Folder 21
Correspondence
1914-1915
Box 2 Folder 22
Correspondence between Edward Schuster and Caroline Crawford
1917-1945
Box 2 Folder 23
Correspondence
1931-1935
Box 2 Folder 24
Correspondence
1937-1939
Box 2 Folder 25
Correspondence
1940
Box 2 Folder 26
Correspondence
1941
Box 2 Folder 27
Correspondence
1942-1944
Box 2 Folder 28
Correspondence
1945-1946
Box 2 Folder 29
Correspondence
1947-1949
Box 2 Folder 30
Correspondence
1950-1955
Box 2 Folder 31
Correspondence
1956-1960
Box 2 Folder 32
Correspondence
1973-1975
Box 2
Subseries Iib. General documents
Box 2 Folder 33
Proposed house for plans for Thomas Wolff
Undated
Box 2 Folder 34
Clippings and articles on Caroline and Thomas
1929-1956
Box 8 Folder 17
Photographs of Caroline
Undated
Box 12 Folder 3
YMCA certificate of service
1919-09-15
Subseries Iic. Cornell Materials
Box 3 Folder 11
Scrapbook
1890-1908
Undergraduate scrapbook containing invitations, dance banquet and theater programs, Adelphia material, correspondence and personal notes, photographs and printed material
Cornell University > Class of 1908
Women College Students
Cornell sororities> Kappa Kappa Gamma
Subseries IIIa. Correspondence
May contain some outgoing correspondence.
Box 2 Folder 35
Correspondence
Undated
Box 2 Folder 36
Correspondence from Mary Merritt Crawford
1914-1915
Box 2 Folder 37
Correspondence
1931-1937
Box 2 Folder 38
Correspondence
1939-1942
Box 2 Folder 39
Correspondence
1945
Box 2 Folder 40
Outgoing correspondence to unknown recipients.
1956-1970
Subseries IIIb. General Documents
Box 2 Folder 41-42
Another Rassendyll draft
Undated
Box 2 Folder 43
Patchwork Quilt draft
Undated
Box 2 Folder 44
Poems by Charlotte Crawford
1895-1908
Box 2 Folder 45-46
Our Summer of 1908
1908
Two copies.
Box 3 Folder 1
Stories by Charlotte Crawford
Undated
Box 3 Folder 2
Sidney Reeve
Undated
Box 3 Folder 3
Fight for Freedom
1941
Box 3 Folder 4
American Rights Committee Publications
1915-01-06-1916-09-01
Box 3 Folder 5
American Rights Committee Publications
1916-09-01-1916-10-16
Box 3 Folder 6
American Rights Committee Publications
1916-10-17-1916-12-01
Box 3 Folder 7
American Rights Committee Publications
1917-01-1917-04
Box 3 Folder 8
American Rights Committee Publications
Undated
Box 3 Folder 9
Letter to Edith Fox on translation of "Battle Hymn of the Republic"
1966
Box 3 Folder 10
Obituary materials
1971
Box 3 Folder 11
Photograph of Charlotte Crawford
Undated
Subseries IIIc. Cornell Materials
Box 3 Folder 12
My Cornell
Undated
Box 3 Folder 13
Cornelliana 1906 memorabilia
1970
Box 3 Folder 14
Women's Rights in 1904
1971
Box 3 Folder 15
Programs and invitations for Cornell events
1906
Box 3 Folder 15
Athletic Association membership ticket with photograph
1903-1904
Box 3 Folder 16
Photographs of Charlotte and the class of 1906, including the 50th reunion photograph
1906-1956
Also includes some correspondence to Gilbert Holmes Crawford.
Box 3 Folder 25
Correspondence
1902-1912
Box 3 Folder 26
Letters from Mary Merritt Crawford
1914
Box 3 Folder 27-28
Letters from Mary Merritt Crawford, typed copies
1914
Box 3 Folder 29-30
Letters from Mary Merritt Crawford
1915
Box 3 Folder 31-32
Letters from Mary Merritt Crawford, typed copies
1915
Box 3 Folder 33
Correspondence
1918
Mainly contains correspondence on Conrad Crawford's death.
Box 3 Folder 34
Correspondence
1930-1936
Box 3 Folder 35
Correspondence
1937-1942
Box 3 Folder 36
Correspondence
1943-1944
Box 3 Folder 37
Correspondence
1945
Box 3 Folder 38
Correspondence
1946-1947
Box 3 Folder 39
Correspondence
1948-1949
Box 3 Folder 40
Correspondence
1950
Box 3 Folder 41
Correspondence
1951
Subseries Va. Incoming Correspondence
Box 4 Folder 1
Correspondence
1986
Box 4 Folder 2
Correspondence
1904-1907
Box 4 Folder 3
Correspondence
1909-1911
Box 4 Folder 4
Letters from Gilbert Holmes Crawford
1912
Box 4 Folder 5
Letters from Sarah Crawford
1912
Box 4 Folder 6
Letters from Mary Merritt Crawford
1912
Box 4 Folder 7
Correspondence
1913-1914
Box 4 Folder 8
Correspondence
1915
Box 4 Folder 9
Letters from Sarah Crawford
1916
Box 4 Folder 10
Correspondence
1917
Box 4 Folder 11
Correspondence
1918
Box 4 Folder 12
Correspondence
1919
Box 4 Folder 13-15
Letters from Sarah Crawford
1920
Box 4 Folder 16-19
Letters from Sarah Crawford
1921
Box 4 Folder 20-22
Correspondence, largely from Sarah Crawford
1922
Box 4 Folder 23-24
Correspondence
1923
Box 4 Folder 25
Correspondence
1924-1925
Box 4 Folder 26-28
Letters from Sarah Crawford
1929
Box 5 Folder 1-5
Letters from Sarah Crawford
1930
Box 5 Folder 6-7
Correspondence
1931
Box 5 Folder 8-9
Correspondence
1932
Box 5 Folder 10-11
Correspondence
1933
Box 5 Folder 12-14
Correspondence
1934
Box 5 Folder 15-20
Correspondence
1935
Box 5 Folder 21-24
Correspondence
1936
Box 5 Folder 25-28
Letters from Sarah Crawford
1937
Box 5 Folder 29-31
Letters from Sarah Crawford
1938
Box 6 Folder 1-3
Letters from Sarah Crawford
1939
Box 6 Folder 4
Correspondence
1940
Box 6 Folder 5-6
Letters from Sarah Crawford
1941
Box 6 Folder 7-8
Correspondence
1942
Box 6 Folder 9
Correspondence
1943
Box 6 Folder 10
Correspondence
1944
Box 6 Folder 11
Correspondence
1945
Box 6 Folder 12-13
Correspondence
1946
Box 6 Folder 14-16
Correspondence
1947
Box 6 Folder 17
Letters from Sarah Crawford
1948
Box 6 Folder 18-20
Correspondence
1949
Box 6 Folder 21-22
Correspondence
1950
Box 6 Folder 23-24
Correspondence
1951
Box 6 Folder 25
Correspondence
1952-1956
Box 6 Folder 26
Correspondence
1957-1960
Box 6 Folder 27-30
Correspondence
Undated
Subseries Vb. General Documents
Box 7 Folder 1
Clippings and articles on Lucinda
1916-1956
Box 7 Folder 2
Script for "Miss 318" by Rupert Hughes
Undated
Box 7 Folder 3
Lucinda Crawford's passport
1925
Box 7 Folder 4
Lucinda Crawford interview with Edith Fox
1962
Box 7 Folder 5
Obituary and estate documents
1963-1973
Box 7 Folder 6
Sweet Briar College articles
1937-1981
Box 7 Folder 7
Photograph of Lucy Crawford
1964-03
Box 9
Diary
1916
Box 9
Diary/quote book
1931-1954
Subseries Via. Correspondence
Box 7 Folder 8
Correspondence
1928-08-1937-16
Includes Cornell programs and information, letters between Mary Schuster and her parents.
Box 7 Folder 9
Correspondence
1933-1935
Box 7 Folder 10
Correspondence
1936
Box 7 Folder 11
Correspondence
1936-1937
Includes Cornell programs and information, letters between Mary Schuster and her parents.
Box 7 Folder 12
Correspondence
1937
Box 7 Folder 13
Correspondence
1937-1938
Letters between Mary Schuster and her parents.
Box 7 Folder 14
Correspondence
1938
Box 7 Folder 15
Correspondence
1939
Box 7 Folder 16
Correspondence
1942
Includes Cornell transcripts and signed photograph
Box 7 Folder 17-18
Correspondence
1947-1948
Box 7 Folder 19-20
Correspondence
1949
Letters between Mary Schuster and her parents.
Box 7 Folder 21-22
Correspondence
1950
Letters between Mary Schuster and her parents.
Box 7 Folder 23-24
Correspondence
1951
Letters between Mary Schuster and her parents.
Box 7 Folder 25-26
Correspondence
1952-1953
Letters between Mary Schuster and her parents.
Box 7 Folder 27
Correspondence
1954
Box 7 Folder 28
Correspondence
1955
Box 7 Folder 29
Correspondence
1956-1957
Box 7 Folder 30
Correspondence
1958-1960
Box 7 Folder 31
Correspondence
1961-1964
Box 7 Folder 32
Correspondence
1971-1985
Subseries Vib. General Documents
Box 7 Folder 33
Poems by Mary Schuster
Undated
Box 7 Folder 34
Portrait photographs of Mary Schuster
Undated
Box 8 Folder 16
Cornell Caduceus Society certificate
Undated
Box 8 Folder 17
Photographs
Undated
Subseries VIIa. Merritt Crawford
Box 3 Folder 17
Merritt Crawford correspondence
1892-1899
Box 3 Folder 18
Merritt Crawford correspondence
1900-1913
Box 3 Folder 19
Merritt Crawford correspondence with Mary Merritt Crawford
1915
Box 3 Folder 20-22
Merritt Crawford Papers correspondence and agreements
1972-1992
Box 3 Folder 23-24
The Cinema Cavalcade, by Merritt Crawford
Undated
Subseries VIIb. Edward Schuster
Box 8 Folder 1
Edward Schuster obituary and condolences
1954
Box 8 Folder 2
Edward Schuster passports
1915
Box 8 Folder 3
Correspondence
1915
Box 8 Folder 4
Correspondence
1933-1938
Box 8 Folder 5
Correspondence
1915-1946
Removed from binder.
Box 8 Folder 6
Photograph of house in El Paso where Schuster was born
1883-09-25
Subseries VIIc. Gilbert Holmes Crawford
Box 8 Folder 7
Obituary
1915
Box 8 Folder 8
Correspondence
1910, 1915, 1934
Subseries VIId. Gilbert Holmes Crawford Jr.
Box 8 Folder 9
Letter to Gilbert from Gilbert Crawford Sr.
1910-07-02
Box 9
Cornell notebook
1909-1910
Mechanical Engineering taught by C.L. Torrance, R.P. Lay
Box 9
Cornell notebook
1909-1910
Electrical Engineering
Box 9
Cornell notebook
1908-1909
Mechanical Engineering taught by T.B. Hyde, V.R. Gage, G.D. Conlee, H. Stephenson
Subseries VIIIe. Conrad Crawford
Box 8 Folder 10
Military recommendation
1917-05-04
Box 8 Folder 11
Death correspondence and documents
1918
Includes last letter from Conrad to Sarah Crawford.
Box 8 Folder 12
Correspondence
1897-1911
Includes Conrad's hair
Subseries VIIe. General Crawford Family Documents
Box 8 Folder 13
Crawford Family Magazine
1896
Box 8 Folder 14
Crawford/Merritt family tree
Undated
Box 9 Folder 2
Newspaper clippings
1930-1945
Box 12
Silhouette portrait, signed Anne Stanton Burchard
1929-05
Box 8 Folder 17
Family trip
1939
Box 8 Folder 17
Mary Eliza Merritt
Undated
Box 8 Folder 17
Morris Crawford
Undated
Box 8 Folder 18-20
Unidentified photographs
Box 12 Folder 2
Unidentified photographs
Undated
Box 12 Folder 3
Women's crew team
Undated