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Finding aid created by: KM
Date: May 1990 rev.
|13 Feb 2007||converted to EAD (AMCon)|
Overview of the Collection
|Creator:||Crow, Martha Foote, 1854-1924.|
|Title:||Martha Foote Crow Papers|
|Quantity:||3.75 linear ft.|
|Abstract:||Papers of the American author, educator, lecturer. Includes correspondence, 1885-1921; writings; and memorabilia.|
|Repository:||Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010
Martha Foote Crow, educator and writer, was born in 1854 in Sackets Harbor, New York, the daughter of the Reverend John B. and Mary Pendexter (Stilphen) Foote. She received a Ph.D. in 1885 from Syracuse University. In 1884 she married archaeologist John M. Crow, who died in 1891.
Mrs. Crow served on the faculty of Ives Seminary, Waynesburg College, and Wellesley College, becoming principal of Grinnell College in 1884. In 1891 she became assistant professor of English literature at the University of Chicago, and in 1900 was appointed dean of women at Northwestern University.
In addition to lecturing before many scholarly societies, Crow was an active member of the Browning Society, the League of American Pen Women, the Poetry Society of America, and the General Foundation of Women's Clubs. Among her published works are Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles (1896), The World Above (1905), Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1907), Harriet Beecher Stowe, a Biography (1913), The American Country Girl (1915), Lafayette (1916), and Christ in the Poetry of Today (1917).
Mrs. Crow's home was in Chicago, Illinois, where she died on January 1, 1924.
The Martha Foote Crow Papers comprise Biographical material, Correspondence, Writings, and Memorabilia of the American educator, lecturer, and author. Spanning the years 1885 to 1921, the Correspondence-Subject file (Boxes 1-2) is arranged alphabetically and includes family letters as well as literary correspondence (Katharine Bates, Anna Hempstead Branch, Amelia Josephine Burr, Grace Hazard Conkling, Edwin Markham, Harriet Monroe, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Sara Teasdale, Elinor Wylie). In addition, there is a sizable collection of organizational correspondence including that of Alpha Phi, the Colorado Federation of Women's Clubs, the General Federation of Women's Clubs, the League of American Pen Women, the National Women's Christian Temperance Union, and the Poetry Society of America. Perhaps the most interesting of the organizational correspondence refers to the expulsion of George Sylvester Viereck from the Poetry Society of America.
Writings (Boxes 3-7) include (for a given title) any combination of background information, typescript manuscripts, production material, publicity, and reviews of various of Martha Foote Crow's books including Christ in the Poetry of Today, Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles, "Enigma" (unpublished), and Lafayette. Also included are the typescript manuscripts for a number of Crow's essays, which range in subject from poetry to education and women's issues. The bulk of the Writings are Crow's lecture notes, which have been arranged by topic and include Bible history, Robert Browning, chirography, drama, George Meredith, and the character of the 19th century.
Memorabilia (Box 8) includes miscellaneous clippings (newspaper clippings which refer to Crow have been placed with biographical material in Box 1), photographs, and the writings of others, some of which are poetic tributes to Crow.
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Bates, Katharine Lee, 1859-1929.
Branch, Anna Hempstead, 1875-1937.
Conkling, Grace Hazard, 1878-1958.
Crow, Martha Foote, 1854-1924.
Markham, Edwin, 1852-1940.
Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936.
Teasdale, Sara, 1884-1933.
Wylie, Elinor, 1885-1928.
General Federation of Women's Clubs.
League of American Pen Women.
National Women's Christian Temperance Union.
Poetry Society of America.
American poetry -- 20th century.
American poetry -- Women authors.
Educators -- United States.
Lecturers -- United States.
Poetry, Modern -- 20th century.
Poets, American -- Correspondence.
Women authors, American.
Women educators -- United States.
Women poets, American -- 20th century.
Genres and Forms
Preferred citation for this material is as follows:
Martha Foote Crow Papers,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
Gift of Elizabeth Foote, 1932.
|Box 1||Biographical material (2 folders)|
|Box 1||A (one folder)|
|Box 1||Allen, Lyman Whitney 1919-1921|
|Box 1||Alpha Phi 1919-1920|
|Box 1||Armstrong, A. Joseph 1920|
|Box 1||B (one folder)|
|Box 1||Babbitt, Shirley D. 1920|
|Box 1||Babcock, Edwina Stanton 1917, 1920|
|Box 1||Baker, Karle Wilson 1919|
|Box 1||Barker, Elsa 1920|
|Box 1||Barr, Frances Greeno 1917-1918|
|Box 1||Barrows, Mary Minerva 1920|
|Box 1||Bates, Katharine Lee 1917, 1920|
|Box 1||Best, Nolan Rice 1917|
|Box 1||Blanchard, Phyllis Mary 1920|
|Box 1||Boole, Ella Alexander 1919|
|Box 1||Boston Browning Society 1920-1921, 1898 - printed material|
|Box 1||Botsford, Florence Hudson 1920|
|Box 1||Branch, Anna Hempstead 1917-1920|
|Box 1||Buchanan, June ca. 1919|
|Box 1||Burr, Amelia Josephine 1920|
|Box 1||Burt, Maxwell Struthers 1917|
|Box 1||Burton, Guthrie undated|
|Burton, Ruth Guthrie Thomson Harding|
|See Burton, Guthrie|
|Box 1||C (one folder)|
|Box 1||Canby, Henry Seidel 1921|
|Box 1||Cassidy, Ina Sizer 1920|
|Box 1||Cogswell, Dorothy 1920|
|Box 1||Colorado Federation of Women's Clubs 1919, undated - printed material|
|Box 1||Conant, Isabel Fiske 1921, undated|
|Box 1||Conkling, Grace Hazard 1920|
|Box 1||Coolbrith, Ina D. 1920|
|Box 1||Crew, Helen Coale undated|
|Box 1||D (one folder)|
|Box 1||Davidson, Gustav 1919-1920|
|Box 1||Dawson, Miles M. 1917, 1920|
|Box 1||Day, James R. 1920|
|Box 1||Deutsch, Babette 1920-1921|
|See Poetry Society of America|
|Box 1||Driscoll, Louise 1919-1920|
|Box 1||E (one folder)|
|Box 1||F (one folder)|
|See Garrison, Theodosia|
|Box 1||Fiske, Horace Spencer 1917|
|Box 1||Flanner, Hildegarde - holograph poems|
|Box 1||Flugel, Ewald 1896|
|Box 1||Foote (parents) 1901, undated|
|Box 1||Foote, Elizabeth L. 1920-1921, undated|
|Box 1||Foote, William Y. 1900-1902, undated|
|Box 1||Foster, Jeanne Robert 1917|
|Box 1||Frank, Florence Kiper 1917|
|Box 1||Frasier, Scottie McKenzie 1920|
|Box 1||G (one folder)|
|Box 1||Garrison, Theodosia undated|
|Box 1||General Federation of Women's Clubs 1920 (2 folders)|
|Box 1||Gordon, Anna Adams 1919, 1921|
|Box 1||Gorman, Herbert Sherman 1920|
|Box 1||Gray, Agnes Kendrick undated|
|Box 1||Guiney, Louise Imogen 1917|
|Box 1||Guiterman, Arthur 1920|
|Box 1||Gunsaulus, Frank W. 1920|
|Box 1||H (one folder)|
|Box 1||Hagedorn, Hermann 1919|
|Harding, Ruth Guthrie|
|See Burton, Guthrie|
|Box 1||Hayes, L. Newton 1919|
|Box 1||Hazard, Caroline 1917|
|Box 1||Henderson, Alice Corbin undated|
|Box 1||Horder, W. Garrett 1919|
|Box 1||I (one folder)|
|Box 1||J (one folder)|
|Box 1||Johnson, Helen Louise 1919|
|Box 1||K (one folder)|
|Box 1||Kelley, William Valentine 1919|
|Box 1||Kemp, Harold 1919-1920|
|Box 1||King, Horatio Collins 1915|
|Box 1||League of American Pen Women, Inc. 1920-1921|
|Box 1||Lee, Muna 1919|
|Box 1||Lieberman, Elias 1921|
|Box 1||Lindsey, Frederick Brooks 1920|
|Box 1||Lindsey, William 1920|
|Box 1||Lomax, John Avery 1920|
|Box 2||M (one folder)|
|Box 2||MacClintock, Porter Lander undated|
|Box 2||McClurg, Alexander Caldwell undated|
|Box 2||McElroy, Cora Cleona Clark 1919|
|Box 2||Markham, Anna Catherine undated|
|Box 2||Markham, Edwin 1917|
|Box 2||Melcher, Frederic Gershom 1920|
|Box 2||Millen, Mabel 1920|
|Box 2||Molineux, Marie Ada 1920|
|Box 2||Moody, Harriet 1919-1921|
|Box 2||Morrison, Charles Clayton 1920|
|Box 2||Morton, David 1920|
|Box 2||Mosher, Thomas Bird 1896|
|Box 2||N (one folder)|
|National Woman's Christian Temperance Union|
|See Gordon, Anna A.|
|Box 2||Naylor, Emmett Hay 1920-1921|
|Box 2||Naylor, Ruth C. undated|
|Box 2||Nelson, Lawrence Emerson 1918|
|Box 2||New York Browning Society 1920|
|Box 2||Nicholson, Meredith 1917|
|Box 2||Noguchi, Yone 1919|
|Box 2||Norton, Clara Mamre 1917 - printed material|
|Box 2||Oliver, Wade Wright 1919-1920|
|See Poetry Society of America|
|Box 2||P (one folder)|
|Box 2||Paine, Paul M. 1919-1920|
|Box 2||Parker, Cornelia Stanton undated|
|Box 2||Payne, William Morton 1896|
|Box 2||Peattie, Elia (and Robert) 1920|
|Box 2||Peters, Iva Lowther 1920|
|Box 2||Pettus, Martha Elvira 1917|
|Box 2||Phelps, William Lyon 1896|
|Box 2||Piper, Edwin Ford 1920|
|Box 2||Poetry Society of America 1917-1920 (2 folders)|
|Box 2||Pollard, Alfred W. 1894-1897, undated|
|Box 2||G. P. Putnam's 1920|
|Box 2||R (one folder)|
|Box 2||Reese, Lizette Woodworth 1917|
|Box 2||Revell, Fleming H. 1917|
|Box 2||Rice, Cale Young 1917|
|Box 2||Rice, Paul North 1919|
|Rice, Ruth Mason|
|See League of American Pen Women, Inc.|
|Box 2||Robinson, Corinne Roosevelt undated|
|Box 2||Robinson, Edwin Arlington 1917|
|Box 2||Roth, Samuel 1919|
|Box 2||Rugg, Winnifred King 1920|
|Box 2||S (one folder)|
|Box 2||Schauffler, Robert Haven 1917|
|Box 2||Schola Poetarum Americana - manuscript poems|
|Box 2||Scollard, Clinton undated|
|Box 2||Siegrist, Mary undated|
|Box 2||Slack, Elvira J. undated|
|Box 2||Smalley, Frank 1896, 1920|
|Box 2||Smith, May Riley 1920-1921|
|Box 2||Squires, Vernon Purinton 1917, 1920|
|Box 2||Stott, Roscoe Gilmore 1917|
|Box 2||Sturgis, Lyman B. 1920|
|Box 2||T (one folder)|
|Box 2||Teasdale, Sara 1917, 1920|
|Box 2||Thomas, Edith Matilda 1917, 1920|
|Thomson, Ruth Sanders|
|See Alpha Phi|
|Box 2||Tolman, Albert Harris 1896|
|Box 2||Triggs, Oscar Lovell 1896|
|Box 2||Trine, Grace Steele Hyde 1920|
|Box 2||U (one folder)|
|Box 2||V (one folder)|
|Box 2||Viereck, George Sylvester|
|See also Poetry Society of America|
|Box 2||Vilas, Faith 1919-1920|
|Box 2||W (one folder)|
|Box 2||Welles, Winifred 1921|
|Box 2||Wheelock, John Hall 1917|
|Box 2||Widdemer, Margaret undated|
|Box 2||Wilkinson, Marguerite Ogden Bigelow 1917, 1921|
|Box 2||Winke, Charles 1919|
|Winter, Alice Ames|
|See General Federation of Women's Clubs|
|Box 2||Wylie, Elinor 1920-1921|
|Box 2||Y (one folder)|
|Box 3||Christ in the Poetry of Today - background material|
|Box 3||Christ in the Poetry of Today - page proofs|
|Box 3||Christ in the Poetry of Today - publicity material|
|Box 3||Christ in the Poetry of Today - reviews|
|Box 3||Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles - correspondence, notes|
|Box 3||Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles - reviews|
|Box 3||"Enigma" (unpublished) - background material|
|Box 3||"Enigma" (unpublished) - typescript ms. (4 folders)|
|Box 3||"Enigma" (unpublished) - ms. fragments|
|Box 3||"Enigma" (unpublished) - typescript ms. Chapter I-VI|
|Box 4||"Enigma" (unpublished) - typescript ms. Chapter VII-XXXVI (6 folders)|
|Box 4||Lafayette - background material|
|Box 4||Lafayette - correspondence, notes|
|Box 4||"A Book of the Skokie" - typescript ms. with holograph corrections|
|Box 4||"The Immigrant" - typescript ms.|
|Box 4||"The Immigrant in American Poetry" - typescript ms.|
|Box 4||"Parentage" - typescript ms.|
|Box 4||"The Social Burden" - typescript ms.|
|Box 4||"Woman" - typescript ms.|
|Box 4||Untitled - re: Montessori Schools|
|Box 5||Bible history (21 folders)|
|Box 6||Robert Browning (10 folders)|
|Box 6||Chirography (1 folder)|
|Box 6, 7||Drama (14 folders)|
|Box 7||George Meredith (6 folders)|
|Box 7||The Nineteenth century (10 folders)|
|Box 7||Miscellaneous (1 folder)|
|Box 7||Unidentified (2 folders)|
|Box 8||Clippings (miscellaneous)|
|Box 8||Financial material|
|Box 8||Writings of others (3 folders)|