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Title UA37 Faculty Personal Papers Series 3. Alfred Leland Crabb
Creator Crabb, Alfred Leland, 1884-1979
Description Records created by and about Alfred Leland Crabb. It contains some early correspondence and writings of Crabb and his son, the collection is arranged in chronological order. Of note is a 1916 letter to H. H. Cherry's secretary, Mattie McLean, outlining qualities required of young women teachers coming to Louisville, and criticizing Western's publication The Elevator. The text of his 1942 Founders Day address is included, which contains numerous reminiscences about Western faculty. In 1922, Crabb sent a letter to alumni inviting them to write "a long, plethoric letter" relating their activities since leaving school. He received numerous replies which are included in the collection. In 2002-03 Crabb's son, Alfred L. Crabb, Jr., wrote monographs on both his father and grandfather, James Wade Crabb, which are included in the collection.

Collection WKU Archives
Object Name Records
Year Range From 1916
Year Range To 2003
Admin / Biog History Alfred Leland Crabb was born in Plum Springs, Warren County, Kentucky on January 22, 1884. He attended Bethel College and the Southern Normal School, and received a Life Certificate in 1910 from the Western Kentucky State Normal School. He married fellow student Bertha Gardner in 1911. He received a B. S. from George Peabody College, an M. A. from Columbia, and a Ph.D. from Peabody. He served as principal of schools in Louisiana and Kentucky before joining the faculty of Western in 1916 and serving as dean. He left in 1927 to join the faculty of Peabody College. Crabb was editor of the Peabody Journal of Education from 1932-1967, and wrote numerous historical novels set in Nashville.
Subjects Authors
Western Kentucky University
People Cherry, Thomas Crittenden, 1862-1947
Finding Aids TopScholar -

Founders Day Address -
Related Publications F444 .N2 C68x Crabb, Alfred. Andrew Jackson’s Nashville, Nashville, ca1965.

PS3505 .R12x B7 Crabb, Alfred. Breakfast at the Hermitage, Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1945.

PS3505 .R12x C3 Crabb, Alfred. A Cannon for General Marion, Nashville, Tenn. : PlusMedia, c1975.

PS3505 .R12x D5 Crabb, Alfred. Dinner at Belmont, Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1942.

LB1960 .N42 C7 Crabb, Alfred. The Genealogy of George Peabody College for Teachers Covering a Period of One Hundred and Fifty Years, Nashville? 1935.

PS3505 .R12x G7 Crabb, Alfred. The Gray Eyed Man of Destiny Dines at Belmont, np, 1940.

PS3505 .R12x H56 Crabb, Alfred. Home to Kentucky, Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1953.

PS3505 .R12x H62 1972 Crabb, Alfred. Home to Tennessee, Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1972, 1952.

PS3505 .R12x H54 Crabb, Alfred. Home to the Hermitage, Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1948.

PS3505 .R12x J6 Crabb, Alfred. Journey to Nashville, Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1957.

PS3505 .R12x L6 Crabb, Alfred. Lodging at the Saint Cloud, Indianapolis, New York, The Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1946.

PS3505 .R12x M6 Crabb, Alfred. A Mockingbird Sang at Chickamauga, Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1949.

PS3505 .R12x P4 Crabb, Alfred. Peace at Bowling Green, Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1955.

PS3505 .R12x R4 Crabb, Alfred. Reunion at Chattanooga, Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1950.

F444 .N2 C58x Crabb, Alfred. The Settlement of Nashville, Nashville : Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville and Davidson County, 1974.

LB1715 .C68 1925 Crabb, Alfred. A Study in the Nomenclature and Mechanics Employed in Catalogue Presentations of Courses in Education, George Peabody College for Teachers, 1925.

PS3505 .R12x S9 1972 Crabb, Alfred. Supper at the Maxwell House, Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1972, 1973.

Catalog Number UA37.3
Copyrights Photocopies of no more than 1/3 of the total.
Dates of Creation 1916-2003
Caption WKU Archives Logo
Extent 1 box
Number of Images 1
Access Conditions no restrictions
Parent ID UA37
Level of Description Series
Containers Correspondence
Alfred & James Crabb