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Guide to the Mable Crawford papers
1892-1978

Collection number: HMC-1158.
Creator: Crawford, Mable.
Title: Mable Crawford papers.
Dates: 1892-1978.
Volume of collection: 0.7 cubic feet. 
Language of materials: Materials are in English.  
Collection summary: Papers and photographs of a long time Alaska resident.

Biographical note:
Mable Crawford (née Howard) was a long time Alaska resident. Crawford was born in 1905 in Seattle, Washington and moved to Alaska in 1938. She served on the Chugach Electric Association from 1952-1957 and the Anchorage Borough Assembly from 1963-1965. Along with her husband, Ellis Crawford, she developed the Terrace on the Lake subdivision and owned the Terrace on the Lake Water Company in Sand Lake. Mrs. Crawford also served on the local board of the American Cancer Society. When she died in 1978 she left the bulk of her estate to the University of Alaska Foundation.

Collection description: This collection includes correspondence, photographs and postcards, and awards and certificates. A majority of the photographs were taken during WWII and are of airplanes and soldiers, however there are also family photographs.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged in the order it arrived at the Archives.

Digitized copies: Digital copies of collection material are not available online. For information about obtaining digital copies, please contact Archives and Special Collections.

Rights note: University of Alaska holds copyright to materials created by Mable Crawford.

Preferred citation: Mable Crawford papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Works used in preparation of inventory: Mable Crawford obituary, Mable Crawford papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage.

Custodial history: The collection was donated to the University of Alaska Foundation in 1979 and given to the Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Acquisition note: The Alaska and Polar Regions Collections and Archives transferred this collection to the University of Alaska Anchorage Archives and Special Collections in 2009.

Processing information: This collection was described by Veronica Denison in 2014.

Container list:

Folder

Description

Dates

1

Howard family correspondence

undated, 1892

2

Howard family crest

undated

3

Mable (Howard) Crawford birth record; who’s who in business

1905, undated

4

Ellis Crawford, funeral register book

1962

5

Mable Crawford obituary                                                       

1978

6

Patriotic poems by Mable Crawford

1919

7

President and Vice President Inauguration invitations

1965

8

Certificates and awards

circa 1967-1970

9

Photo album

undated

10

Photographs

1905-1971, bulk 1940-1945