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Miriam Isabel Crawford

Miriam Isabel Crawford, American archivist, librarian, bookseller. Certified in archives administration American University, 1966. Fellow: Society of America Archivists (committees member 1972-1980); member: American Association of University Professors (treasurer Temple University chapter 1984-1985), American Library Association (councilor 1972-1974, 1978-1982), Mid Atlantic Archives Conference, Pennsylvania Library. Association.

Background

  • Crawford, Miriam Isabel was born on July 3, 1916 in Brooklyn. Daughter of Joseph Irving and Rose (Harris) Wexner.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Brooklyn College, 1937. Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies, Columbia University, 1940. Master of Arts in Adult Education, Teachers College, Columbia University, 1947.

    Career

    • Catalog assistant Brooklyn Public Library., 1937—1939, branch assistant, 1939—1941, social science library, 1941—1943. Adult education director New Rochelle New York Public Library., 1946—1949. Catalog assistant head Temple University Library, Philadelphia, 1958—1965, university archivist, 1965—1986.

      Co-owner Miriam I & William H. Crawford Books, Philadelphia, since 1986. With United States Army, 1943-1946.

    Major achievements

    • Certified in archives administration American University, 1966.

    Works

    • Author: Affirmative Action. For Librarians, 1983, Archive-Library Relations, 1976. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Fellow: Society of America Archivists (committees member 1972-1980). Member: American Association of University Professors (treasurer Temple University chapter 1984-1985), American Library Association (councilor 1972-1974, 1978-1982), Mid Atlantic Archives Conference, Pennsylvania Library. Association.

    Connections

    • Married William Henry Crawford, June 16, 1949. Children: Fanny Jean, Douglass Barnes.
    • father: Joseph Irving Wexner
    • mother: Rose (Harris) Wexner
    • spouse: William Henry Crawford
    • children: Fanny Jean Crawford
    • Douglass Barnes Crawford
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    Born July 3, 1916
    Nationality
    • 1937
      Brooklyn College
    • 1940
      Columbia University
    • 1947
      Teachers College
    • 1941 - 1943
      Catalog assistant, Brooklyn Public Library
    • 1946 - 1949
      adult education director, New Rochelle New York Public Library
    • 1958 - 1965
      catalog assistant, head Temple University Library
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1965 - 1986
      catalog assistant, head Temple University Library
    • 1986
      co-owner Miriam I & William H. Crawford Books
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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