The Clarita Frances Crosby Collection
Scope and Contents
Collection contains biographical and genealogical materials, correspondence, photographs, postcards, material from the Women's Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Association and the American Kennel Club, Crosby College materials, will and Sewanee bequest, materials from plays and operas family Bible, assorted books, seals and brooches.
- Majority of material found within 1889 - 1992
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Biographical / Historical
Clarita Frances Crosby was born on September 26, 1889 in the Bronx, New York City; the youngest of three children. She attended Columbia University-- a member of the Delta Delta Delta sorority-- studying biology, zoology and voice. She worked in bonds and investments at the First National City Bank. She enjoyed music, drama and travel, visiting 65 countries before her death. Her wealth came from her aunt Cora Frances Richards, who was invested heavily in Proctor and Gamble. She died at age 92 on July 5, 1982, having never married. She only visited Sewanee once, in 1978, but at her death bequeathed $5 million to the university-- with $1 million of it in a perpetual trust fund because the university housed an Episcopalian Seminary. The fund would be used for scholarships to students of the college.
2.5 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
Materials have been altered from their original arrangement.
- American Kennel Club Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Broadway (New York, N.Y.) Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Opera Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Sewanee (Tenn.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- University of The South, The Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- Women’s Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Association Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings
- The Clarita Frances Crosby Collection
- Kris Kallies
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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