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Records created by and about Alfred Leland Crabb. It contains some early correspondence and writings of Crabb and his son, the collection is arranged in chronological order. Of note is a 1916 letter to H. H. Cherry's secretary, Mattie McLean, outlining qualities required of young women teachers coming to Louisville, and criticizing Western's publication The Elevator. The text of his 1942 Founders Day address is included, which contains numerous reminiscences about Western faculty. In 1922, Crabb sent a letter to alumni inviting them to write "a long, plethoric letter" relating their activities since leaving school. He received numerous replies which are included in the collection. In 2002-03 Crabb's son, Alfred L. Crabb, Jr., wrote monographs on both his father and grandfather, James Wade Crabb, which are included in the collection.


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