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Dorothy Baker Crum collection, 1802-1936
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  • Restrictions on Access
  • Restrictions on Use and Reproduction
  • Provenance/Source of Acquisition
  • Processing Note
  • Preferred Citation
  • UCLA Catalog Record ID
  • Biography
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Dorothy Baker Crum Collection
    Collection number: 1526
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 1.5 linear ft. (3 boxes and 1 oversize box)
    Date (inclusive): 1802-1936
    Abstract: Collection consists of Crum's family papers, books, a manuscript, and photographs taken by Crum's grandfather James Mullen, who was commissioned by the Union Army to document the progress of the Civil War.
    Physical location: Stored off-site at SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.
    Creator: Crum, Dorothy Baker

    Restrictions on Access

    Open for research. STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF. Advance notice is required for access to the collection. Please contact UCLA Library Special Collections for paging information.

    Restrictions on Use and Reproduction

    Property rights to the physical object belong to the UC Regents. Literary rights, including copyright, are retained by the creators and their heirs. It is the responsibility of the researcher to determine who holds the copyright and pursue the copyright owner or his or her heir for permission to publish where The UC Regents do not hold the copyright.

    Provenance/Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Dorothy M. Baker Crum, March 27, 1987.

    Processing Note

    Processed by Jesse Erickson in the Center for Primary Research and Training (CFPRT) and Megan Hahn Fraser, July 2011.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Dorothy Baker Crum Collection (Collection 1526). UCLA Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 4232917 

    Biography

    Dorothy Mullen Baker Crum (1907 - 1993) graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1930. Her grandfather, James Mullen, was a successful professional photographer who was first commissioned by the Union Army to document the progress of the Civil War, and then later operated a photography business in Lexington, Kentucky. Mullen's cousin, Almarin Paul, who drafted the collection's manuscript on Gold Rush era California history, was an important figure in the early growth of the state.

    Scope and Content

    The collection contains papers, books, ephemera, objects and photographs created by ancestors of Dorothy Baker Crum. Of note are several photographs taken by the donor's grandfather, James Mullen, during the Civil War, and editions of The Daily Citizen newspaper printed on wallpaper during the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The collection also includes a manuscript of reminiscences of early California days written by Almarin B. Paul.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Crum, Dorothy Baker--Archives.
    Photographs.
    United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.