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Object ID RG0796.AM
Collection RG0796 Crittenden, Cornelia Williams, 1895-1959
Object Name Personal papers
Extent of Description 0.5 cu.ft.; 1 box + oversize
Title Cornelia Williams Crittenden papers
Dates of Creation 1827-1933; bulk 1894-1920
Year Range from 1827
Year Range to 1933
Admin/Biographical History Born in Duluth, Minnesota on May 14, 1895, Cornelia Williams Crittenden was the only child of Charles Gifford Crittenden and Marian Elizabeth Brown. The Crittenden family moved to Omaha, Nebraska in 1895 and then to Lincoln, Nebraska in 1900. Charles Crittenden was the president of Crittenden Granary Company in Lincoln. Cornelia attended Lincoln High School from 1907 to 1910 and Abbott Academy in Andover, Massachusetts from 1910 to 1913. In 1913 she entered the University of Nebraska and graduated with a bachelors degree in 1918. From 1918 to 1926 she worked as an assistant professor of modern languages at the University of Nebraska. During this time she took additional classes at the University of Nebraska and received her masters degree in 1926. From 1926 to 1947, Cornelia Crittenden taught Spanish in the modern languages department at Kansas State College in Manhattan, Kansas. After she retired, she returned to Lincoln, Nebraska. Cornelia Williams Crittenden died on September 15, 1959 and is buried at Wyuka Cemetery in Lincoln.
Level of description Fonds/Coll
Scope & Content The materials in this collection relate to Cornelia Williams Crittenden and various family members. Of particular interest are Cornelia Crittenden's reminiscences of her University days. Other items include a few pieces of family correspondence, genealogical materials, legal papers, and newspaper articles. Negatives of family photographs have been transferred to the Photograph collections.
Creator Crittenden, Cornelia Williams, 1895-1959
Finding Aids Cornelia Williams Crittenden finding aid
Related units of description See the photo component [RG0796.PH] for related images.
Subjects Education
People Crittenden, Charles Gifford, 1862-1945
Crittenden, Cornelia Williams, 1895-1959
Loomis, Charlotte B.
Loomis, William N.
Williams, Cornelia
Search Terms University of Nebraska
Lincoln (Neb.) -- History