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The collection contains mixed printed and manuscript materials as well as a scrapbook. Correspondence primarily consists of letters from Okey Hayslip, Crawford’s future husband. Other materials include personal and business papers such as greeting cards, menus, programs, clippings, and financial documents.

The scrapbook is a repurposed cash book with extensive amounts of clippings, correspondence, and ephemera pasted in. The clippings relate to local events, including deaths, social engagements, news, and miscellaneous subjects such as kitchen tips. The correspondence consists of postcards and empty envelopes. Ephemera includes personal and business cards, materials from the Rainbow Garden, Martha Washington Candies, and Eda E. Thomas Candy Companies, greeting cards, and a sketch of Crawford’s future tombstone.


Special collections material is obtained from many sources and is intended primarily for research and educational purposes. Certain works may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not governed by the department. It is up to the researcher to verify that they have permission to use these materials for publication or other activities.

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For more information or to use any of these collections, contact:
Special Collections, Morrow Library
Marshall University
One John Marshall Drive
Huntington, WV 25755
(304) 696-2343


Span Date: 1923-1936