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Reuben T. Crawford Papers

 Collection
Identifier: CSWS-0249

This collection documents the World War II service of Army dentist Reuben Crawford. Included are military documents including a draft notice and other orders, certificates of service, and more (most of these military documents are photocopies); correspondence; newspaper clippings and other write-ups about Crawford’s service; a 10-page typescript prepared by Crawford in 1977 recounting his time in North Africa; papers regarding donations of material Crawford made to the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor in Kentucky; and a few non-English WWII-era publications and pamphlets (mostly in German and French).

Dates

  • 1936-1978

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (4 folders)

Overview

This collection documents the World War II service of Army dentist Reuben Crawford. Included are military documents including a draft notice and other orders, certificates of service, and more (most of these military documents are photocopies); correspondence; newspaper clippings and other write-ups about Crawford’s service; a 10-page typescript prepared by Crawford in 1977 recounting his time in North Africa; papers regarding donations of material Crawford made to the Patton Museum of Cavalry and Armor in Kentucky; and a few non-English WWII-era publications and pamphlets (mostly in German and French).

Biographical / Historical

Reuben Torrey Crawford was born February 16, 1909 in Montgomery, Alabama to Walter and Laura Maud Taylor Crawford. Crawford attended Maryville College and the University of Tennessee where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1933. He joined the US Army Dental Corps on reserve in 1936 and was called to active duty in 1941. During World War II, Crawford served as a dental surgeon, mostly with the 1st Armored Division of the 5th Army in Italy and North Africa. Following the war, Crawford resumed private dental practice in Fayetteville, Tennessee. Crawford married Marth Murray (1915-1989) in 1941 and together they had two children. He died July 18, 1991, and is buried in Lincoln County, Tenn.

Arrangement

This material is in four folders.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as part of MS.1298.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated through the University of Tennessee's Center for the Study of War and Society.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480