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Robert Pridham Crawford fonds
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6.0 m of textual records
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Robert Pridham Crawford (1923-1978), engineer and college administrator, was educated at the University of Toronto and joined the International Nickel Company as an engineer in 1949. He remained with that firm in different capacities until 1967 when he was appointed president of Georgian College of Applied Arts and Technology. Crawford was also a hobby farmer in the Barrie area, raising and boarding horses on his property, Gladhill Farm.
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The fonds consists of personal correspondence of Robert Pridham Crawford and his wife Elsie along with financial records relating to the Gladhill Farm, including income tax records, employment records, and cash books, cancelled cheques, and related material. There is also a good deal of printed material in the form of pamphlets, brochures, magazines and newspaper clippings. These deal with Crawford's professional activities as an engineer. There is also material describing Sudbury, Ontario and material concerned with horses, farming, and homemaking. In addition, the fonds contains notes and material from Crawford's student days at the University of Toronto. There are also some financial records from Dr. E. M. Crawford. There is a small amount of material dedicated to Georgian College, including planning documents, calendars, and some correspondence.
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Access is partially restricted. The personal material of Mr. Crawford and family is closed until 2010.
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Permission to view this material is at the discretion of the University Archivist.
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The fonds comprises the following accession: 1978-005. Further accruals are expected.
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2002/04/04 Jizi Chen:. Word Perfect (Creation)
2002/04/04 Awaiting review by the Data Collection Archivist
2003/04/16 Shannon MacDonald. Added URL for online finding aid. Updated wording in accruals, extent, finding aid.
2014-07-22: last updated
2018-04-04 KCP: Added GMD, finding aid note, and published