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Pauline Avery Crawford Papers, 1902-1997
2 boxes (1 linear ft.)
Collection number: MS 379

Abstract:
Artist; Poet; Columnist. Published and unpublished writings by Crawford, an American living in Paris during World War II.

Terms of Access and Use:

Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Sophia Smith Collection
Smith College
Northampton, MA

Biographical Note

Pauline Avery Crawford was born in Cortland, NY on 8 Aug 1890, the daughter of a Methodist minister. Educated at Goucher College, she taught for a year before her 1913 marriage to John Raymond Crawford, an archaeology professor at Columbia and Lafayette Colleges; together, they had two sons, William (b. 1915) and Jack (b. 1921). She and her husband separated in the mid-1920s (he later committed suicide in 1929) and she and her two sons went to Europe. As an American living in Paris from 1926 until her death in 1952, Crawford wrote for English-speaking publications, reporting on the Paris scene for, first Vogue magazine, then the International Herald Tribune where she documented the impact of World War II in verse and prose, including her own column, "Our Times in Rhyme" (1946-51). After several years of failing health, including the loss of a leg after a botched operation in 1931, Crawford died in Paris 14 Jan 1952.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

Numerous unpublished manuscripts, as well as some published material by and about Pauline Avery Crawford whose writing career focused especially on the impact of World War II as seen through the eyes of an American living in Paris throughout the war.

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Information on Use
Terms of Access and Use
Restrictions on access:

The papers are open to research according to the regulations of the Sophia Smith Collection.

This collection has not been fully processed.

Restrictions on use:

The Sophia Smith Collection owns copyright to the unpublished works by the creator of this collection. Copyright to materials created by others may be owned by those individuals or their heirs or assigns. Permission must be obtained to publish reproductions or quotations beyond "fair use." It is the responsibility of the researcher to identify and satisfy the holders of all copyrights.

Preferred Citation

Please use the following format when citing materials from this collection:

Pauline Avery Crawford Papers, Sophia Smith Collection, Smith College, Northampton, Mass.

History of the Collection
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Additional Information
Contact Information
Smith College Special Collections
Young Library
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Northampton, MA 01063

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Email: specialcollections@smith.edu
URL: https://www.smith.edu/libraries/special-collections
Language
English
Sponsor
Encoding funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


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Subjects
  • Crawford, Pauline Avery, 1890-1952
  • Paris (France)--Description and travel--Sources
  • Women authors, American--20th century--Biography--Sources
  • World War, 1939-1945--France--Personal narratives, American


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