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University of Northern Colorado, President John Grant Crabbe records

Identifier: RG002-S003

Collection Scope and Contents

This collection contains documentation from President John Grant Crabbe's presidency, including reports and clippings. The reports document enrollment, budget and financial information, general history of UNC, and its administration. It also contains biographical information and personal materials including Crabbe's Readings for College Chapel book.


  • 1917 - 2011
  • Majority of material found within 1917 - 1924


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright restrictions may apply. User is responsible for all copyright compliance. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections Department for further information.

Organizational History

With a strong background in public education, John Grant Crabbe (1865-1924), president of the Eastern Kentucky State Normal School, became president of the Colorado State Teachers College. Crabbe was a product of a classical education, and emphasized liberal arts education in Greeley. He broadened the curriculum into a core of courses required of all and a menu of electives. He organized a student government and created a student voice in campus affairs. Crabbe also revamped the summer school, using the allure of spending a summer in Colorado as a marketing tool.

Crabbe was president from late summer 1916-1924.


1.5 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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This collection contains documentation from President John Grant Crabbe's presidency (1916-1924), including reports and clippings. It also contains biographical information and personal materials.

Acquisition Information

Readings for College Chapel book acquired in 1992 from the UNC Alumni and Foundation Center. Acquisition information for remainder of collection is unknown.

Minimally Processed
Jay Trask, updated by Lynde McCaleb
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Edition statement
Updated to conform to DACS 2018.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Northern Colorado Repository

University Libraries
James A. Michener Library L119
Campus Box 48
Greeley CO 80639