Glinda Crawford Papers, 1973-2004
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Brief Description:

The Glinda Crawford Papers contain materials related to Crawford's tenure as head of the UND Department of Home Economics Education. These include publications, correspondence, home economics curriculum schedules for UND and other universities, lists of Home Economics graduates, student teacher placement lists and guidelines, and home economics career outlook reports and statistics. Publications by Crawford include articles, a student teaching handbook, and Home Economics Department program reviews and reports. Articles about Crawford comment on her artistic abilities and teaching techniques. One folder contains an article on UND alumna H. Christine Finlayson, who served as North Dakota State Supervisor of Vocational Home Economics from 1922 to 1963. Correspondence includes letters to and from supporters of the UND home economics program and letters to cooperating teachers participating in student teacher placements. The collection also contains material about the Home Economics Advisory Committee, formed in 1991 to advise about the feasibility of retaining UND's home economics program.

There were numerous additions made to the Glinda Crawford Papers, and the materials from early additions include: records that document a 1998 presentation given at the University of North Dakota by Chief Arvol Looking Horse, a Native American spiritual leader; copies of poems written by Crawford in 1997; various academic works by Crawford; and a sketch of the Home Economics Building. Materials from the later additions include: various articles written by Crawford focusing on the beauty, health benefits and preservation of Echinacea, the Purple Coneflower, along with local and regional newspaper articles and facts about Echinacea; information on the Healthy UND- Environmental Wellness Subcommittee; a program from an art show which featured Glinda Crawford's work; the Thesis Crawford wrote while attaining her Master’s Degree, and the Dissertation she wrote while earning her Doctorate; and publications recording the history of the Home Economics Department at the University of North Dakota and the North Dakota Home Economics Association.

Held at:
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections
Chester Fritz Library
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks, ND 58202 9000
Phone: 701-777-4625
Fax: 701-777-3319
Email: und.archives [at]
Record Series Number: OGLMC/1320
Created by: Crawford, Glinda (1948-2016)
Volume: 1.75 Linear Feet
Acquired: 12/18/1995. Numerous additions were donated by Crawford (98-2253; 99-2283; 2002-2585; 2004-2685; 2004-2679; and 2005-2734).
Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
Subject Index
University of North Dakota - Faculty
Women's History
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Glinda Crawford, UND Department of Sociology  Donation; 95-2047
PreferredCitation: (Description of Item). Glinda Crawford Papers. OGLMC 1320, Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Finding Aid Revisions: Finding aid added to Archon in February 2014.