The Frank L. Crone collection ranging from 1890’s to the 1920’s contains photographs,
official documents, correspondence, journals, newspaper articles, reports, maps, and
genealogy books. The content of the collection is F. L. Crone’s tenure as General Director
of Education in the Philippines and Peru. Collection documents American efforts to instill
"progress” in the Philippines through an American public education infrastructure.
The collection letters include correspondence between Crone and the Department of
Public Instruction Bureau of Prisons in Manila, the Philippines Bureau of Education,
Indiana University, as well as Iberian political candidates asking from Crone’s
endorsement and influence. Content also traces the genealogy of the Crone Family
from Europe through the United States.
Frank Linden Crone was born in 1875 in Kendallville, Noble County, Indiana.
Crone pursued a bachelor's degree in history and civics at Indiana University and
graduated in 1897. After teaching in the Midwest, Crone entered the U.S. Foreign Service
and pursued a career in education in San Mateo, Philippines. In the Philippines,
ascended the bureaucratic ladder: from teacher to principal to superintendent to
assistant director. In August 1913 Crone was promoted to U.S. Director of Education
in the Philippines. Crone served in that office until June of 1916, when he left the
Philippines. He made his way to Peru where he worked as the General Director of Education
in Lima, and promoted American School reforms in Peru. Mr. Crone was also a fervent
genealogist dedicated to narrate the Crone family history. F. L. Crone died in 1960.
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