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Finding Aid for the Dorothy Baker Crum Collection, 1802-1936
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  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Dorothy Baker Crum Collection
    Date (inclusive): 1802-1936
    Collection number: 1526
    Creator: Crum, Dorothy Baker.
    Extent: 3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.) 1 oversize box
    Abstract: Collection consists of Crum's family papers, books, a manuscript, and photographs taken by Crum's grandfather James Mullen, who was commissioned by the Union Army to document the progress of the Civil War.
    Language: Finding aid is written in English.
    Repository: University of California, Los Angeles. Library Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90095-1575
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Administrative Information

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Dorothy M. Baker Crum, March 27, 1987.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Jesse Erickson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT) and Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dorothy Baker Crum Collection (Collection Number 1526). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    Biography

    Dorothy Mullen Baker Crum (1907 - 1993) graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1930. Her grandfather, James Mullen, was a successful professional photographer who was first commissioned by the Union Army to document the progress of the Civil War, and then later operated a photography business in Lexington, Kentucky. Mullen's cousin, Almarin Paul, who drafted the collection's manuscript on Gold Rush era California history, was an important figure in the early growth of the state.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains papers, books, ephemera, objects and photographs created by ancestors of Dorothy Baker Crum. Of note are several photographs taken by the donor's grandfather, James Mullen, during the Civil War, and editions of The Daily Citizen newspaper printed on wallpaper during the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The collection also includes a manuscript of reminiscences of early California days written by Almarin B. Paul.

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

    Subjects

    Crum, Dorothy Baker--Archives.
    United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

    Genres and Forms of Material

    Photographs.