Scope and Content
Title: Dorothy Baker Crum Collection
Date (inclusive): 1802-1936
Collection number: 1526
Crum, Dorothy Baker.
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
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.
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.
Processed by Jesse Erickson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT) and Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011.
[Identification of item], Dorothy Baker Crum Collection (Collection Number 1526). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles
E. Young Research Library, UCLA.
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
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.
The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
Crum, Dorothy Baker--Archives.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Genres and Forms of Material