Dan Crawford Papers and Photographs

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UC Davis. Special Collections
University of California, Davis, Department of Special Collections, General Library
100 NW Quad
Davis, California 95616-5292
(530) 752-1621

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dan Crawford Papers and Photographs
Dates: 1948-1980
Collection Number: D-543
Creator/Collector: Crawford, Daniel, 1923-2012
Extent: 15 linear ft.
Repository: UC Davis. Special Collections
Davis, California 95616-5292
Abstract: Dan Crawford was an agricultural journalist. He created the concept for the magazine, Spudman. He also took agriculture photographs around the world.
Language of Material: English


Collection is open for reseach.

Publication Rights

All applicable copyrights for the collection are protected under Chapter 17 of the Copyright Code. Requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Regents of the University of California as the owners of the physical items. It is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Preferred Citation

Dan Crawford Papers and Photographs. UC Davis. Special Collections

Acquisition Information

Gift of Dan Crawford.

Biography/Administrative History

Dan Crawford was born in Taft, California in 1923 and died in Tulelake, California in 2012. He was a farmer and an agricultural journalist. He worked for the Tulelake Reporter and created and edited the monthly magazine, Spudman, which focuses on the potato industry. He also started Craft Printers so that the magazine could be published economically. In his own words, Dan Crawford said, “I am convinced my collection of materials illustrating the industrial revolution’s effect on the potato industry in America between 1948 and 1980. During that period I recorded the development and refinement of mechanization, automation and technological methods with pictures and stories. “With his wife, Ardina Cox, he started Sunshine Travel which specialized in Agricultural tours of the world. He had a great love of photographs. The collection records the development and refinement of mechanization, automation and technological methods of potato farming through the magazine, Spudman and through his photographs.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of photographs of agriculture from around the world, potato farming and his family

Indexing Terms

Agriculture--Pictorial works
Crawford, Daniel, 1923-2012--Archives

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