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Christopher Crittenden

state official

Christopher Crittenden, American state official.

Background

Crittenden, Christopher was born on December 1, 1902 in Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States. Son of Charles Christopher and Ethel (Taylor) Crittenden.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Wake Forest College, 1921, A.M., 1922, Doctor of Letters, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy., Yale, 1930. Doctor of Laws (honorary), University North Carolina, 1961, Wake Forest College.

Career

Principal, Public school, Roxobel, North Carolina, 1922-1923. Instructor of history, Yale, 1924-1925. Instructor of history, University of North Carolina, 1926-1929, assistant professor, 1930-1935, director North Carolina State Department of Archives and History (formerly the North Carolina History Commission) since 1935 (on leave, 1946-1947, serving as assistant director World World War II Records project National Archives, Washington).

State director, History Records Survey, 1936-1937. Regional director Survey of Federal Archives, 1936-1937. Chairman Conference of History Socs., 1938-1940.

President American Association for State and Local History, 1940-1942. Member American, Southern history associations, North Carolina State Literature and History Association (secretary), society American Archivists (past president), North Carolina Folk-Lore Society, North Carolina State Art Society, North Carolina Archeological Society (past president), National Trust for Historic Preservation, Phi Beta Kappa (president county chapter 1958-1959).

Works

  • Author, editor histories of North Carolina Compiler, editor: Historical Societies in the United States and Canada: A Handbook, 1944. Editor North Carolina History Review, 1935-1969. Contributor articles and reviews to journals.

Membership

Member American, Southern history associations, North Carolina State Literature and History Association (secretary), society American Archivists (past president), North Carolina Folk-Lore Society, North Carolina State Art Society, North Carolina Archeological Society (past president), National Trust for Historic Preservation, Phi Beta Kappa (president county chapter 1958-1959). Club: Watauga (president 1956-1958).

Connections

Married Janet Quinlan, September 1930. Children: Christopher, Robert Hinton, Ann Lane.

father:
Charles Christopher Crittenden

mother:
Ethel (Taylor) Crittenden

spouse:
Janet Quinlan

children:
Christopher Crittenden

Robert Hinton Crittenden

Ann Lane Crittenden