Guide to the George and Dolly Miller Crane Collection

Daniel Hartwig
Stanford University Libraries Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford, California
January 2011
Copyright © 2011 The Board of Trustees of Stanford University. All rights reserved.


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Call Number: SC1019
Title: George and Dolly Miller Crane collection
Dates: 1941-2000
Physical Description: 0.25 linear foot
Language(s): The materials are in English.
Repository: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Stanford University Libraries
557 Escondido Mall
Stanford, CA 94305-6064
Phone: (650) 725-1022

Administrative Information


Materials were the gift of the estate of George and Dolly Miller Crane, 2010.

Information about Access

Materials are open to research use.

Biographical/Historical note

Dolly Miller Crane earned her A.B. in English at Stanford in 1942; George Crane earned two degrees in math at Stanford, A.B. in 1942 and M.S. in 1949.

Scope and Contents note

Collection includes Yvor Winter’s letter of introduction for Lt. and Mrs. George Crane, 1946; letters received from Prof. Margery Bailey and Edgar W. Smith (of The Baker Street Journal), 1944-46; two handmade booklets by Dolly Miller Crane, “Boulder Scenes” with ink drawings and "Petites Critiques pour Esthetiques", 1946; and letters, poems, and a short story by Don Wilkins, 1992-2000.

Access Terms

Bailey, Margery, 1891-1963.
Crane, Dolly Miller.
George Edward Crane.
Smith, Edgar Wadsworth, 1894-1960
Winters, Yvor, 1900-1968

Collection Contents



Box 1, Folder 1

Boulder Scenes, A Personal Impression; text and illustrations by D. M. Crane 1946

Box 1, Folder 2

Letter of introduction by Yvor Winters for Lt. and Mrs. George Crane 1946

Box 1, Folder 3

Letters received from Prof. Margery Bailey and Edgar W. Smith (of the Baker Street Journal) 1944-46

Box 1, Folder 4

Petites Critiques pour Esthetiques [typewritten booklet (2 copies) of 2-4 line poems, by Dolly Miller Crane] and one page of additional poems 1946

Box 1, Folder 5

Poems, assorted (not all by Crane)

Box 1, Folder 6

Wilkins, Don – letters, poems, and short story 1992-200

Box 1, Folder 7

Yearbook of Stanford Writing 1941