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A Guide to the Crowder Family Papers, 1876-1976 (bulk 1920-1960) Crowder Family, Papers, 1876-1976 (bulk 1920-1960) 44451

A Guide to the Crowder Family Papers, 1876-1976 (bulk 1920-1960)

A Collection in
the Library of Virginia
Accession Number 44451


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Accession Number
44451
Title
Crowder Family Papers, 1876-1976 (bulk 1920-1960)
Physical Description
16.5 cubic feet (37 boxes)
Language
English

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Crowder Family Papers, 1876-1976. Accession 44451. Personal papers collection, The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT.


Biographical Information

Bouldin Crowder was born on 7 December 1879. He was the son of Nelson Harper Crowder (1848-1923) and Angelina Dabney Bouldin (1847-1929). He married Elizabeth McLean on 30 August 1905. She was born on 8 April 1884 in Charlotte County, Virginia, and was the daughter of Dr. E. Patrick McLean (1843-1905) and Annie Cunningham (1845-1928). Bouldin and Bess Crowder lived in Clarksville, Mecklenburg County, Virignia where he owned and operated clothing and general store with his brother under the name "Crowder Brothers." They had three children: Elizabeth Bouldin Crowder (1908-1998) married 1) Charles B. H. Vaill (1904-1953) in 1937 and 2) Ralph Leroy Harlow (1885-1960) in 1958. Eleanor Marian Crowder (1911-1995) married Louis Napoleon Moore, Jr. in 1935 in South Hill, Virginia. Bouldin MacLean Crowder (b. 1913) married Mary Elizabeth Ward (1914-2009) in 1940. Bouldin Crowder died in July 1967. His wife Bess died on 9 December 1964. They are buried in Oakhurst Cemetery in Clarksville, Virginia.

Scope and Content

Papers, 1876-1976, of the Crowder family of Mecklenburg County, Virginia, and Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York. Includes correspondence, subject files, Crowder Brothers store records, papers relating to Elizabeth (Crowder) Vaill Harlow's work as a microbiologist and real estate broker, publications, and newspapers. The bulk of the collection covers the period 1920 to 1960.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:

I. Correspondence. II. Subject Files. III. Crowder Brothers Store Records. IV. Microbiology Files. V. Real Estate Broker Files. VI. Publications. VII. Newspapers.

Contents List

Series I. Correspondence, 1880, 1890-1973.
Boxes: 1-19
Extent: 19 boxes.

The earliest letters in the collection are written to Elizabeth "Bess" McLean Crowder (1884-1964) from relatives in Pennsylvania, as well as from Bouldin Crowder (1879-1067) prior to their marriage, and afterwards while he was employed by the Internal Revenue Service and living in Alexandria, Virginia. There are also letters from her sister Annie Belle McLean (b. 1889) while she was a student at the State Normal School in Farmville, Virginia. The correspondence from 1925-1935 consists of letters between Bess and Bouldin Crowder and their daughters Elizabeth Bouldin Crowder (1908-1998), while she was attending the North Carolina College for Women in Greensboro, and Eleanor Marian Crowder (1911-1995), while was a student at The College of William and Mary. There are numerous letters written to Elizabeth and Eleanor from friends who were attending other schools, including Duke University, Hampden-Sydney College, Wake Forest University, Queens Chicora College, Danville Military Institute, and Randolph-Macon College. The majority of the post-1935 correspondence is to and from Elizabeth (Crowder) Vaill Harlow while she was living in Winsted, Connecticut and Framingham Centre, Massachusetts.

Subjects covered in the letters include family news, health, births, marriages, and deaths, courtship, student life, including grades, classes, vacations, roomates and other classmates, and social life, including attending movies, concerts, dances, plays, and other events. There is a good deal of correspondence relating to Elizabeth (Crowder) Vaille Harlow's work as a radiological technician and microbiologist in various hospitals and laboratories in Connecticut, New York and Virginia, and later as a real estate broker in Framingham Centre, Massachussetts.

Chronological.

  • Box 1
    Folder 1
    1880 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 2
    1890 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 3
    1898 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 4
    1899 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 5
    1900 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 6
    1901 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 7
    1902 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 8
    1903 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 9
    1904 (January-October) .
  • Box 1
    Folder 10
    1904 (November-December) .
  • Box 1
    Folder 11
    1905 (January-February) .
  • Box 1
    Folder 12
    1905 (March-December) .
  • Box 1
    Folder 13
    1906 (January-May) .
  • Box 1
    Folder 14
    1906 (June-December) .
  • Box 1
    Folder 15
    1907 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 16
    1908 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 17
    1909 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 18
    1910 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 19
    1911 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 20
    1912 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 21
    1913 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 22
    1914 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 23
    1915 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 24
    1916 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 25
    1917 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 26
    1918 .
  • Box 1
    Folder 27
    1919 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 1
    1920 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 2
    1921 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 3
    1922 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 4
    1923 .
  • Box 2
    Folder 5
    1924 (January-June) .
  • Box 2
    Folder 6
    1924 (July-August) .
  • Box 2
    Folder 7
    1924 (September) .
  • Box 2
    Folder 8
    1924 (October 1-15) .
  • Box 2
    Folder 9
    1924 (October 16-30) .
  • Box 2
    Folder 10
    1924 (November) .
  • Box 2
    Folder 11
    1924 (December) .
  • Box 2
    Folder 12
    1925 (January-May) .
  • Box 2
    Folder 13
    1925 (June-July) .
  • Box 3
    Folder 1
    1925 (August) .
  • Box 3
    Folder 2
    1925 (September-October) .
  • Box 3
    Folder 3
    1925 (November) .
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    Folder 4
    1925 (December) .
  • Box 3
    Folder 5
    1926 (January) .
  • Box 3
    Folder 6
    1926 (February-March) .
  • Box 3
    Folder 7
    1926 (April-June) .
  • Box 3
    Folder 8
    1926 (July-August) .
  • Box 3
    Folder 9
    1926 (September) .
  • Box 3
    Folder 10
    1926 (October-December) .
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    Folder 11
    1927 (January-March) .
  • Box 3
    Folder 12
    1927 (Apri-June) .
  • Box 4
    Folder 1
    1927 (July) .
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    Folder 2
    1927 (August-September) .
  • Box 4
    Folder 3
    1927 (October-December) .
  • Box 4
    Folder 4
    1928 (January) .
  • Box 4
    Folder 5
    1928 (February-March) .
  • Box 4
    Folder 6
    1928 (April) .
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    Folder 7
    1928 (May) .
  • Box 4
    Folder 8
    1928 (June-July) .
  • Box 4
    Folder 9
    1928 (August) .
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    Folder 10
    1928 (September 1-12) .
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    Folder 11
    1928 (September 13-17) .
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    Folder 12
    1928 (September 18-22) .
  • Box 4
    Folder 13
    1928 (September 23-30) .
  • Box 5
    Folder 1
    1928 (October 1-9) .
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    Folder 2
    1928 (October 10-16) .
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    Folder 3
    1928 (October 17-25) .
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    Folder 4
    1928 (October 26-31) .
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    Folder 5
    1928 (November 1-9) .
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    Folder 6
    1928 (November 10-19) .
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    Folder 7
    1928 (November 20-30) .
  • Box 5
    Folder 8
    1928 (December 1-9) .
  • Box 5
    Folder 9
    1928 (December 10-31) .
  • Box 5
    Folder 10
    1929 (January 1-7) .
  • Box 5
    Folder 11
    1929 (January 8-15) .
  • Box 5
    Folder 12
    1929 (January 16-24) .
  • Box 5
    Folder 13
    1929 (January 25-31) .
  • Box 6
    Folder 1
    1929 (February 1-6) .
  • Box 6
    Folder 2
    1929 (February 7-19) .
  • Box 6
    Folder 3
    1929 (February 20-28) .
  • Box 6
    Folder 4
    1929 (March 1-7) .
  • Box 6
    Folder 5
    1929 (March 8-15) .
  • Box 6
    Folder 6
    1929 (March 16-31) .
  • Box 6
    Folder 7
    1929 (April 1-15) .
  • Box 6
    Folder 8
    1929 (April 16-30) .
  • Box 6
    Folder 9
    1929 (May 1-9) .
  • Box 6
    Folder 10
    1929 (May 10-21) .
  • Box 6
    Folder 11
    1929 (May 22-31) .
  • Box 7
    Folder 1
    1929 (June-August) .
  • Box 7
    Folder 2
    1929 (September 1-10) .
  • Box 7
    Folder 3
    1929 (September 11-20) .
  • Box 7
    Folder 4
    1929 (September 21-30) .
  • Box 7
    Folder 5
    1929 (October 1-20) .
  • Box 7
    Folder 6
    1929 (October 21-25) .
  • Box 7
    Folder 7
    1929 (October 26-31) .
  • Box 7
    Folder 8
    1929 (November 1-10) .
  • Box 7
    Folder 9
    1929 (November 11-30) .
  • Box 7
    Folder 10
    1929 (December) .
  • Box 8
    Folder 1
    1930 (January) .
  • Box 8
    Folder 2
    1930 (February) .
  • Box 8
    Folder 3
    1930 (March-April) .
  • Box 8
    Folder 4
    1930 (May) .
  • Box 8
    Folder 5
    1930 (June 1-15) .
  • Box 8
    Folder 6
    1930 (June 16-30) .
  • Box 8
    Folder 7
    1930 (July) .
  • Box 8
    Folder 8
    1930 (August 1-25) .
  • Box 8
    Folder 9
    1930 (August 26-31) .
  • Box 8
    Folder 10
    1930 (September 1-20) .
  • Box 8
    Folder 11
    1930 (September 21-30) .
  • Box 8
    Folder 12
    1930 (October) .
  • Box 9
    Folder 1
    1930 (November) .
  • Box 9
    Folder 2
    1930 (December) .
  • Box 9
    Folder 3
    1931 (January-February) .
  • Box 9
    Folder 4
    1931 (March) .
  • Box 9
    Folder 5
    1931 (April-May) .
  • Box 9
    Folder 6
    1931 (June) .
  • Box 9
    Folder 7
    1931 (July) .
  • Box 9
    Folder 8
    1931 (August) .
  • Box 9
    Folder 9
    1931 (September) .
  • Box 9
    Folder 10
    1931 (October) .
  • Box 9
    Folder 11
    1931 (November-December) .
  • Box 9
    Folder 12
    1932 (January-April) .
  • Box 9
    Folder 13
    1932 (May) .
  • Box 10
    Folder 1
    1932 (June) .
  • Box 10
    Folder 2
    1932 (July) .
  • Box 10
    Folder 3
    1932 (August) .
  • Box 10
    Folder 4
    1932 (September) .
  • Box 10
    Folder 5
    1932 (October) .
  • Box 10
    Folder 6
    1932 (November-December) .
  • Box 10
    Folder 7
    1933 (January-April) .
  • Box 10
    Folder 8
    1933 (May) .
  • Box 10
    Folder 9
    1933 (June-July) .
  • Box 10
    Folder 10
    1933 (August-October) .
  • Box 10
    Folder 11
    1933 (November) .
  • Box 10
    Folder 12
    1933 (December) .
  • Box 11
    Folder 1
    1934 (January-June) .
  • Box 11
    Folder 2
    1934 (July-August) .
  • Box 11
    Folder 3
    1934 (September-October) .
  • Box 11
    Folder 4
    1934 (November) .
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    Folder 5
    1934 (December) .
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    Folder 6
    1935 (January) .
  • Box 11
    Folder 7
    1935 (February-March) .
  • Box 11
    Folder 8
    1935 (April-June) .
  • Box 11
    Folder 9
    1935 (July) .
  • Box 11
    Folder 10
    1935 (August) .
  • Box 11
    Folder 11
    1935 (September-October) .
  • Box 11
    Folder 12
    1935 (November-December) .
  • Box 12
    Folder 1
    1936 (January-March) .
  • Box 12
    Folder 2
    1936 (April) .
  • Box 12
    Folder 3
    1936 (May-June) .
  • Box 12
    Folder 4
    1936 (August-September) .
  • Box 12
    Folder 5
    1936 (October) .
  • Box 12
    Folder 6
    1936 (November-December) .
  • Box 12
    Folder 7
    1937 (January) .
  • Box 12
    Folder 8
    1937 (February) .
  • Box 12
    Folder 9
    1937 (March 1-5) .
  • Box 12
    Folder 10
    1937 (March 6-8) .
  • Box 12
    Folder 11
    1937 (March 9-31) .
  • Box 13
    Folder 1
    1937 (April) .
  • Box 13
    Folder 2
    1937 (May) .
  • Box 13
    Folder 3
    1937 (June-July) .
  • Box 13
    Folder 4
    1937 (August) .
  • Box 13
    Folder 5
    1937 (September-December) .
  • Box 13
    Folder 6
    1938 (January-February) .
  • Box 13
    Folder 7
    1938 (March) .
  • Box 13
    Folder 8
    1938 (April) .
  • Box 13
    Folder 9
    1938 (May) .
  • Box 13
    Folder 10
    1938 (June) .
  • Box 13
    Folder 11
    1938 (July 1-14) .
  • Box 13
    Folder 12
    1938 (July 15-31) .
  • Box 14
    Folder 1
    1938 (August) .
  • Box 14
    Folder 2
    1938 (September-November) .
  • Box 14
    Folder 3
    1938 (December) .
  • Box 14
    Folder 4
    1939 (January-April) .
  • Box 14
    Folder 5
    1939 (May-September) .
  • Box 14
    Folder 6
    1939 (October-December) .
  • Box 14
    Folder 7
    1940 (January-March) .
  • Box 14
    Folder 8
    1940 (April-June) .
  • Box 14
    Folder 9
    1940 (July-September) .
  • Box 14
    Folder 10
    1940 (October-December) .
  • Box 14
    Folder 11
    1941 (January-March) .
  • Box 14
    Folder 12
    1941 (April-June) .
  • Box 15
    Folder 1
    1941 (July-September) .
  • Box 15
    Folder 2
    1941 (October-December) .
  • Box 15
    Folder 3
    1942 .
  • Box 15
    Folder 4
    1943 .
  • Box 15
    Folder 5
    1944 .
  • Box 15
    Folder 6
    1945 (January-March) .
  • Box 15
    Folder 7
    1945 (April) .
  • Box 15
    Folder 8
    1945 (May-June) .
  • Box 15
    Folder 9
    1945 (July-December) .
  • Box 15
    Folder 10
    1946 (January-June) .
  • Box 15
    Folder 11
    1946 (July-December) .
  • Box 15
    Folder 12
    1947 .
  • Box 15
    Folder 13
    1948 .
  • Box 16
    Folder 1
    1949 (January-April) .
  • Box 16
    Folder 2
    1949 (May) .
  • Box 16
    Folder 3
    1949 (June) .
  • Box 16
    Folder 4
    1949 (July-December) .
  • Box 16
    Folder 5
    1950 .
  • Box 16
    Folder 6
    1951 (January-July) .
  • Box 16
    Folder 7
    1951 (August-September) .
  • Box 16
    Folder 8
    1951 (October-December) .
  • Box 16
    Folder 9
    1952 (January-April) .
  • Box 16
    Folder 10
    1952 (May-September) .
  • Box 16
    Folder 11
    1952 (October-December) .
  • Box 16
    Folder 12
    1953 (January-March) .
  • Box 16
    Folder 13
    1953 (April-June) .
  • Box 16
    Folder 14
    1953 (July-December) .
  • Box 17
    Folder 1
    1954 (January-April) .
  • Box 17
    Folder 2
    1954 (May-September) .
  • Box 17
    Folder 3
    1954 (October-December) .
  • Box 17
    Folder 4
    1955 (January-March) .
  • Box 17
    Folder 5
    1955 (April-June) .
  • Box 17
    Folder 6
    1955 (July-September) .
  • Box 17
    Folder 7
    1955 (October-December) .
  • Box 17
    Folder 8
    1956 (January-May) .
  • Box 17
    Folder 9
    1956 (June-August) .
  • Box 17
    Folder 10
    1956 (September-December) .
  • Box 17
    Folder 11
    1957 (January-July) .
  • Box 17
    Folder 12
    1957 (August-December) .
  • Box 18
    Folder 1
    1958 (January-April) .
  • Box 18
    Folder 2
    1958 (May-August) .
  • Box 18
    Folder 3
    1958 (September-December) .
  • Box 18
    Folder 4
    1959 (January-July) .
  • Box 18
    Folder 5
    1959 (August-December) .
  • Box 18
    Folder 6
    1960 .
  • Box 18
    Folder 7
    1961 .
  • Box 18
    Folder 8
    1962 .
  • Box 18
    Folder 9
    1963 .
  • Box 18
    Folder 10
    1964 .
  • Box 18
    Folder 11
    1965 .
  • Box 18
    Folder 12
    1966-1969 .
  • Box 18
    Folder 13
    1970-1973 .
  • Box 19
    Folder 1
    n.d. (To Bouldin MacLean Crowder) .
  • Box 19
    Folder 2-3
    n.d. (To Eleanor Marian Crowder) .
  • Box 19
    Folder 4
    n.d. (To Elizabeth Bouldin Crowder) .
  • Box 19
    Folder 5
    n.d. (To Elizabeth McLean Crowder) .
  • Box 19
    Folder 6
    n.d. (From Bouldin MacLean Crowder) .
  • Box 19
    Folder 7
    n.d. (From Eleanor Marian Crowder) .
  • Box 19
    Folder 8
    n.d. (From Elizabeth Bouldin Crowder) .
  • Box 19
    Folder 9
    n.d. (From Elizabeth McLean Crowder) .
  • Box 19
    Folder 10
    n.d. (From A. Belle McLean) .
  • Box 19
    Folder 11
    n.d. (From Louis N. Moore) .
  • Box 19
    Folder 12
    n.d. .
Series II. Subject Files, 1876-1976.
Boxes: 20-29
Extent: 10 boxes.

The subject files contain a variety of materials, including accounts and receipts, calling cards, church bulletins, clippings, diaries, estate papers of Alma Bouldin, and Ennis and Robert Puryear, greeting cards, insurance papers, invitations, photographs, programs, school exercises, notes, and examinations, tax records, papers relating to property owned in Vienna, Virginia, and other items.

  • Box 37
    ABC Price List, 16 July 1937.
  • Box 20
    Folder 1
    Account and Memorandum Book, 1944-1959.
  • Box 20
    Folder 2
    Accounts and Receipts, 1906, 1912.
  • Box 20
    Folder 3
    Accounts and Receipts, 1920-1929.
  • Box 20
    Folder 4-6
    Accounts and Receipts, 1930-1939.
  • Box 20
    Folder 7
    Accounts and Receipts, 1940-1949.
  • Box 20
    Folder 8
    Accounts and Receipts, 1950-1959.
  • Box 20
    Folder 9
    Accounts and Receipts, 1960-1975.
  • Box 20
    Folder 10
    Accounts and Receipts, n.d..
  • Box 20
    Folder 11
    Admission Tickets .
  • Box 20
    Folder 12
    Amelia County Garden Tour, 1970.
  • Box 20
    Folder 13
    Artwork, Crafts, etc. .
  • Box 20
    Folder 14
    Astrological Character Analysis - April 8 .
  • Box 20
    Folder 15
    Autograph Album, 1925.
  • Box 20
    Folder 16
    Automobile Registrations .
  • Box 20
    Folder 17
    Aviation Institute .
  • Box 20
    Folder 18
    Bain-Kimball Company - Monuments and Tombstones .
  • Box 20
    Folder 19
    Bank Book, 1931.
  • Box 20
    Folder 20
    Bedford Pedigree .
  • Box 20
    Folder 21
    Birth Announcements .
  • Box 20
    Folder 22
    Blotters .
  • Box 20
    Folder 23
    Broadsides .
  • Box 21
    Folder 1
    Brochures .
  • Box 21
    Folder 2
    Buggs Island Dam and Reservoir Project, 1948.
  • Box 21
    Folder 3
    Bulletin of Missionary News, 1932-1933.
  • Box 21
    Folder 4
    Business and Trade Cards .
  • Box 21
    Folder 5
    Calendars .
  • Box 21
    Folder 6
    Calling Cards .
  • Box 37
    Certificate - American Registry of Radiological Technicians, 1936.
  • Box 37
    Certificate - Promotion to High School, 1924.
  • Box 21
    Folder 7
    Certificates .
  • Box 21
    Folder 8
    Checkbook Registers, 1955-1957.
  • Box 21
    Folder 9-10
    Church Bulletins .
  • Box 21
    Folder 11
    Civil Service Examinations, 1936.
  • Box 21
    Folder 12
    Civil Works Administration .
  • Box 21
    Folder 13
    Clarksville - Report on Examination, 31 July 1940.
  • Box 21
    Folder 14
    Class Notes - Biology .
  • Box 21
    Folder 15
    Clippings .
  • Box 21
    Folder 16
    College of William and Mary .
  • Box 21
    Folder 17
    Community Choral Society of Framingham .
  • Box 21
    Folder 18
    Contact (Card Game) .
  • Box 21
    Folder 19
    Crowder v. Crowder .
  • Box 21
    Folder 20
    Crowder, Elizabeth McLean .
  • Box 21
    Folder 21
    Crowder Guest Home .
  • Box 21
    Folder 22
    Daily Planner, 1959.
  • Box 21
    Folder 23
    Deed Abstracts .
  • Box 21
    Folder 24
    Deeds .
  • Box 22
    Folder 1
    Diary (Trip to Richmond Carnival), 1900.
  • Box 22
    Folder 2-3
    Diary (Elizabeth Bouldin Crowder), 1923.
  • Box 22
    Folder 4
    Diary (Elizabeth Bouldin Crowder), 1924.
  • Box 22
    Folder 5
    Diary (Elizabeth Bouldin Crowder), 29 March - 5 April 1925.
  • Box 22
    Folder 6
    Directory of Hotels, Restaurants, etc. .
  • Box 22
    Folder 7
    Drewry, Patrick H. .
  • Box 22
    Folder 8
    Elyria Memorial Hospital (Ohio) .
  • Box 22
    Folder 9
    Equitable Life Assurance Society, 1934.
  • Box 22
    Folder 10-14
    Estate of Alma Bouldin .
  • Box 22
    Folder 15
    Estate of Angelina B. Crowder .
  • Box 22
    Folder 16
    Estate of Ennis Puryear .
  • Box 22
    Folder 17
    Estate of Robert Puryear .
  • Box 23
    Folder 1
    Fabric Swatch .
  • Box 23
    Folder 2
    Federated Hardware Mutuals .
  • Box 23
    Folder 3-4
    Food and House Accounts, 1946-1949.
  • Box 23
    Folder 5
    Framingham Garden Club .
  • Box 23
    Folder 6
    Framingham Historical and Natural History Society .
  • Box 23
    Folder 7
    Framingham Swimming Pool Association .
  • Box 23
    Folder 8
    Franklin Simon .
  • Box 23
    Folder 9
    Greeting Cards - Anniversary .
  • Box 23
    Folder 10-11
    Greeting Cards - Birthday .
  • Box 23
    Folder 12-14
    Greeting Cards - Christmas .
  • Box 23
    Folder 15
    Greeting Cards - Easter .
  • Box 23
    Folder 16
    Greeting Cards - Father's Day .
  • Box 24
    Folder 1-3
    Greeting Cards - Get Well .
  • Box 24
    Folder 4
    Greeting Cards - New Year .
  • Box 24
    Folder 5
    Greeting Cards - Note Cards .
  • Box 24
    Folder 6
    Greeting Cards - Sympathy .
  • Box 24
    Folder 7
    Greeting Cards - Thanksgiving .
  • Box 24
    Folder 8
    Greeting Cards - Valentine's Day .
  • Box 24
    Folder 9
    Guest Register, 1949.
  • Box 24
    Folder 10
    Harlow v. Town of Clarksville .
  • Box 24
    Folder 11
    Healthatorium (Raleigh, NC) .
  • Box 24
    Folder 12
    Insurance .
  • Box 37
    Insurance Policy (Alma Bouldin), 1913.
  • Box 24
    Folder 13
    Invitations - Dances, etc. .
  • Box 24
    Folder 14
    Invitations and Annoucements - Commencements .
  • Box 24
    Folder 15
    Invitations and Announcements - Weddings, Marriages .
  • Box 25
    Folder 1
    Laundry Tickets .
  • Box 25
    Folder 2
    League of Women Voters of Boston - House Tour, 1962.
  • Box 37
    Map of Sumter, SC, n.d..
  • Box 25
    Folder 3
    Marriage Certificate - Moore/Crowder, 12 October 1935.
  • Box 25
    Folder 4
    Massachusetts Fellowship of Congregational Christian Women .
  • Box 25
    Folder 5
    McLean, Nellie S. .
  • Box 25
    Folder 6
    McRorie's Tourist Guide .
  • Box 25
    Folder 7
    Memberships .
  • Box 25
    Folder 8-9
    Memorandum Books .
  • Box 25
    Folder 10
    Mendelssohn (Children's Workbook) .
  • Box 25
    Folder 11-14
    Miscellaneous .
  • Box 25
    Folder 15
    Moore v. Moore et als. .
  • Box 25
    Folder 16
    Mortgage and Deed - Vienna .
  • Box 25
    Folder 17
    Morton Hospital (Taunton, Massachussets) .
  • Box 25
    Folder 18
    Newsletters .
  • Box 25
    Folder 19
    Notes Due and Past Due, 1953-1954.
  • Box 26
    Folder 1
    Obituaries .
  • Box 26
    Folder 2
    Olson Rug Company .
  • Box 26
    Folder 3
    Pacific Mutual Life Insurance .
  • Box 26
    Folder 4
    Peoples Oil Company, 1966-1967.
  • Box 26
    Folder 5-6
    Photographs .
  • Box 26
    Folder 7
    Plymouth Church in Framingham Centre .
  • Box 26
    Folder 8
    Poetry/Music .
  • Box 26
    Folder 9
    Postcards .
  • Box 26
    Folder 10
    Price Lists .
  • Box 26
    Folder 11
    Programs - Business and Professional .
  • Box 26
    Folder 12
    Programs - Cat and Horse Shows .
  • Box 26
    Folder 13
    Programs - Church, Religious .
  • Box 27
    Folder 1
    Programs - Community Choral Society of Framingham .
  • Box 27
    Folder 2
    Programs - Concerts .
  • Box 27
    Folder 3
    Programs - County Playhouse, Framingham .
  • Box 27
    Folder 4
    Programs - Framingham Union Hospital Aid Association .
  • Box 27
    Folder 5
    Programs - Garden Clubs .
  • Box 27
    Folder 6
    Programs - Miscellaneous .
  • Box 27
    Folder 7
    Programs - Schools .
  • Box 27
    Folder 8
    Programs - Women's Clubs .
  • Box 27
    Folder 9
    Promissory Notes .
  • Box 27
    Folder 10
    Recipes .
  • Box 27
    Folder 11
    Religious Writings .
  • Box 27
    Folder 12
    Report Cards .
  • Box 27
    Folder 13
    Riddles, Puzzles, Jokes .
  • Box 27
    Folder 14
    Russell, John W. .
  • Box 27
    Folder 15
    St. Regis Paper Company .
  • Box 28
    Folder 1-7
    School Exercises and Examinations .
  • Box 28
    Folder 8
    Sex Education Literature .
  • Box 28
    Folder 9
    Stationary .
  • Box 28
    Folder 10
    Strayer College .
  • Box 28
    Folder 11-12
    Tax Tickets, Receipts, Forms .
  • Box 28
    Folder 13
    Teasley's A.A. Cottage Camp (Blythe, GA) .
  • Box 28
    Folder 14
    Telephone Directory (Chase City, Barnesville, Boydton, CLarksville, Keysville), 1967.
  • Box 28
    Folder 15
    Thalhimers .
  • Box 28
    Folder 16
    Tobacco Sales .
  • Box 29
    Folder 1
    Toombs, Howard - Tobacco .
  • Box 29
    Folder 2-17
    Vienna, 1959-1974.
  • Box 29
    Folder 18
    Virginia Annual Conference .
  • Box 29
    Folder 19
    Virginia College .
  • Box 29
    Folder 20
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute Dance, 1930.
  • Box 29
    Folder 21
    War Rations .
  • Box 29
    Folder 22
    Wilcox School of Composition .
  • Box 29
    Folder 23
    Woman's Club - Minutes .
  • Box 29
    Folder 24
    Woman's Missionary Society .
  • Box 29
    Folder 25
    The World Outlook .
  • Box 29
    Folder 26
    Yale University .
Series III. Crowder Brothers Store Records, 1912-1954.
Boxes: 30-32
Extent: 3 boxes.

Crowder Brothers was a retail clothing and general store owned and operated by Bouldin Crowder and John Nelson Crowder (1877-1944), located in downtown Clarksville, Virignia. The records cover the period 1912 to 1954, and include accounts and receipts, a bank book, business and trade cards, correspondence (mostly regarding accounts, orders, and notes past due), insurance papers, leases, promissory notes, sales literature, and tax records. There also various ledgers containing store inventories, purchases, sales, expense accounts, materials and supplies, and payrolls.

  • Box 30
    Folder 1
    Accounts and Receipts, 1918-1919.
  • Box 30
    Folder 2
    Accounts and Receipts, 1920-1929.
  • Box 30
    Folder 3
    Accounts and Receipts, 1930-1932.
  • Box 30
    Folder 4
    Accounts and Receipts, 1933-1934.
  • Box 30
    Folder 5
    Accounts and Receipts, 1935-1939.
  • Box 30
    Folder 6
    Accounts and Receipts, 1941, 1945.
  • Box 30
    Folder 7
    Accounts and Receipts, 1946.
  • Box 30
    Folder 8
    Accounts and Receipts, 1947.
  • Box 30
    Folder 9
    Accounts and Receipts, n.d..
  • Box 30
    Folder 10
    Bank Book, 1938-1944.
  • Box 30
    Folder 11
    Business and Trade Cards .
  • Box 30
    Folder 12
    Correspondence, 1917-1919.
  • Box 30
    Folder 13
    Correspondence, 1920-1922.
  • Box 30
    Folder 14
    Correspondence, 1923-1924.
  • Box 30
    Folder 15
    Correspondence, 1927-1928.
  • Box 30
    Folder 16
    Correspondence, 1929.
  • Box 30
    Folder 17
    Correspondence, 1930-1932.
  • Box 30
    Folder 18
    Correspondence, 1933 (January-February).
  • Box 31
    Folder 1
    Correspondence, 1933 (March).
  • Box 31
    Folder 2
    Correspondence, 1933 (April-May).
  • Box 31
    Folder 3
    Correspondence, 1933 (July-December).
  • Box 31
    Folder 4
    Correspondence, 1934-1935.
  • Box 31
    Folder 5
    Correspondence, 1936-1937.
  • Box 31
    Folder 6
    Correspondence, 1938-1939.
  • Box 31
    Folder 7
    Correspondence, 1940-1954.
  • Box 31
    Folder 8
    Correspondence, n.d..
  • Box 31
    Folder 9
    Designer Publishing Company .
  • Box 31
    Folder 10
    Dun & Bradstreet .
  • Box 31
    Folder 11
    Insurance .
  • Box 31
    Folder 12
    Lease .
  • Box 31
    Folder 13
    Miscellaneous .
  • Box 31
    Folder 14
    Monthly Store Accounts, 1934-1935.
  • Box 31
    Folder 15
    Promissory Notes .
  • Box 31
    Folder 16
    Sales Literature .
  • Box 31
    Folder 17
    Tax Tickets, Receipts, Forms .
  • Box 32
    Ledgers and Account Books .
Series IV. Microbiology Files, 1927-1945.
Boxes: 33
Extent: 1 box.

The microbiology files relate to Elizabeth (Crowder) Vaill's work as a teacher and researcher with the Connecticut Department of Health. They include class notes, research, and lectures, correspondence (mainly relating to applications for employment in various laboratories in New York), forms, licenses, publications, and reports.

  • Box 33
    Folder 1-4
    Class Notes .
  • Box 33
    Folder 5
    Correspondence .
  • Box 33
    Folder 6
    Forms .
  • Box 33
    Folder 7
    Lab Notes .
  • Box 33
    Folder 8
    Licences .
  • Box 33
    Folder 9
    Miscellaneous .
  • Box 33
    Folder 10
    Publications .
  • Box 33
    Folder 11-12
    Reports .
Series V. Real Estate Broker Files, 1953-1964.
Boxes: 34
Extent: 1 box.

The real estate broker files detail Elizabeth (Crowder) Vaill Harlow's work with the firm Harold C. Wiswall Real Estate in Wellesley Hills, Massachussetts. She was the company's representative in the Framingham Centre area. This series contains client files, classified ads, commissions, correspondence, deeds and agreements, photographs, plats, and property listings.

  • Box 34
    Folder 1
    Atchley, Dana W., Jr .
  • Box 34
    Folder 2
    Classified Ads .
  • Box 34
    Folder 3
    Commissions .
  • Box 34
    Folder 4-14
    Correspondence, 1953-1964.
  • Box 34
    Folder 15
    Correspondence, n.d..
  • Box 34
    Folder 16
    Cote, Paul (Casper, WY) .
  • Box 34
    Folder 17
    Deeds and Agreements .
  • Box 34
    Folder 18
    Gardner, Alfred .
  • Box 34
    Folder 19
    Haley, Priscilla L. .
  • Box 34
    Folder 20
    Hunt, James G. .
  • Box 34
    Folder 21
    LaBorie, G. Walter .
  • Box 34
    Folder 22
    Miscellaneous .
  • Box 34
    Folder 23
    Mitchell, Robert J. .
  • Box 34
    Folder 24
    Photographs .
  • Box 34
    Folder 25
    Plats .
  • Box 34
    Folder 26
    Previews .
  • Box 34
    Folder 27
    Property Listings .
  • Box 34
    Folder 28
    Winch, Alice .
Series VI. Publications.
Boxes: 35-36
Extent: 2 boxes.

There are two boxes of publications relating to conservation and horticulture, religion, and education.

  • Box 35-36
    Publications .
Series VII. Newspapers.
Boxes: 37
Extent: 1 box.

There is one box of newspapers, mostly from colleges and universities, including the North Carolina College for Women.

  • Box 37
    The Carolinian (North Carolina College for Women), 1925-1927, 1936.
  • Box 37
    The Chronicle (Duke University), 11 May 1927.
  • Box 37
    Hampden-Sydney Tiger, 12 and 19 February 1927.
  • Box 37
    South Hill Enterprise, 1927 (April-May).
  • Box 37
    The Union Star (Brookneal, VA), 12 February 1932.
  • Box 37
    The Virginia Tech, 25 February 1926.
  • Box 37
    The Yellow Journal (University of North Carolina), 13 May 1927.