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The Clarita Frances Crosby Collection

 File — Multiple Containers
Identifier: P33

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.

Dates

  • Majority of material found within 1889 - 1992

Conditions Governing Use

None.

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 Iora 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.

Extent

2.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

Materials have been altered from their original arrangement.

Title
The Clarita Frances Crosby Collection
Status
Completed
Author
Kris Kallies
Date
2020.09.22
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Special Collections Repository

Contact:
735 University Avenue
Sewanee TN 37383-1000