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Crookston family papers, 1857-1976

Overview of the Collection

Creator
Crookston, Nicholas Welch, 1857-1932
Title
Crookston family papers
Dates
1857-1976 (inclusive)
Quantity
9 boxes, (4.5 linear ft. )
Collection Number
USU_COLL MSS 71
Summary
The Crookston collection spans four generations, beginning with Robert Crookston and ending with Burns Ballantyne Crookston, his great-grandson. The majority of the collection consists of the records of Nicholas Welch Crookston, including correspondence (1917-1927); personal papers (1886-1932); scrapbooks, diaries and memoranda (1857-1930); an autobiography concerning his activities as Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Bishop of the Greenville Ward; Crookston family genealogy; and papers concerning a business deal with the Boston Land Company and Frederick Steigmeyer (1917-1918) to develop the desert in the San Joaquin Valley. Also includes Alice Melvina Rice Crookston correspondence (1897-1918) and personal papers (1892-1925); Nicholas Oscar Crookston correspondence (1917-1927), personal papers, and diaries (1905-1919), including one recording his daily activities as a soldier in WWI (1918); Spencer Cleveland Crookston correspondence (1917-1918); Newell James Crookston writings (1890-1976) including his autobiography and North Logan community history; Burns Ballantyne Crookston writings (1960-1976); and Robert Crookston autobiography (ca. 1910).
Repository
Utah State University, Merrill-Cazier Library, Special Collections and Archives Division
Special Collections and Archives
Merrill-Cazier Library
Utah State University
Logan, UT
84322-3000
Telephone: 435-797-2663
Fax: 435-797-2880
scweb@usu.edu
Access Restrictions
Restrictions

Open to public research.

Languages
English.


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Robert Crookston was born on September 21, 1821, in Anstruther, Fifeshire, Scotland. After converting to Mormonism, Robert moved to the United States where he married Anne Welch June 20, 1847, in Winter Quarters, Nebraska. The couple had twelve children, including Nicholas Welch Crookston, their seventh child, born October 22, 1857, in Salt Lake City, Utah. Nicholas married Alice Melvina Rice on November 8, 1883, in Salt Lake City, before moving north to Cache Valley. There he served as sheriff of Cache County from 1883-1890 and 1908-1913, and bishop of the Greenville (North Logan) LDS ward from 1891 to 1911. Nicholas died in North Logan on June 7, 1932. Nicholas' seventh child, Robert Burns Crookston was born in Logan on February 4, 1892. Before his death on September 23, 1965, Robert and his wife Glenda Marie Ballantyne gave birth to Burns Ballantyne Crookston on December 6, 1922. This collection spans these four generations, beginning with Robert Crookston's birth in 1821 to Burns Crookston's death on April 28, 1975.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The Crookston collection spans four generations, beginning with Robert Crookston and ending with Burns Ballantyne Crookston, his great-grandson. The majority of the collection consists of the records of Nicholas Welch Crookston, including correspondence (1917-1927); personal papers (1886-1932); scrapbooks, diaries and memoranda (1857-1930); an autobiography concerning his activities as Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Bishop of the Greenville Ward; Crookston family genealogy; and papers concerning a business deal with the Boston Land Company and Frederick Steigmeyer in Huron, Calif. (1917-1918) to develop the desert in the San Joaquin Valley.

Also includes Alice Melvina Rice Crookston correspondence (1897-1918) and personal papers (1892-1925); Nicholas Oscar Crookston correspondence (1917-1927), personal papers, and diaries (1905-1919), including one recording his daily activities as a soldier in WWI (1918); Spencer Cleveland Crookston correspondence (1917-1918); Newell James Crookston writings (1890-1976) including his autobiography and North Logan community history; Burns Ballantyne Crookton writings (1960-1976); and Robert Crookston autobiography (ca. 1910).

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Restrictions on Use

Copyright

It is the responsibility of the user to obtain permission to publish from the owner of the copyright (the institution, the creator of the record, the author or his/her transferees, heirs, legates, or literary executors). The user agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the Utah State University Libraries, its officers, employees, and agents from and against all claims made by any person asserting that he or she is an owner of copyright.

Permission to publish material from the Crookston family papers must be obtained from the Special Collections Manuscript Curator and/or the Special Collections Department Head.

Preferred Citation

Crookston family papers, 1857-1976. (COLL MSS 71). Utah State University. Special Collections and Archives Department.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Nicholas Welch CrookstonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 1
Letters to miscellaneous
Henrietta Rice Crookston (?)
1917 May 28
Lucille Crookston Peterson
1921 September 7
Lucille Crookston Peterson
1924 March 20
1 2
Letters to Alice Melvina Rice Crookston
Letter
1905 August 20
Letter
1917 March 15
Letter
1918 March 4
Letter
1917 October 7
1 3
Letters to Nicholas Oscar Crookston
Letter
1917 February 2
Letter
1917 September 11
Letter
1917 September 16
Letter
1926 September 6
Letter
1926 September 10
Letter
1927 April 11
Letter
1927 April 11
Letter
1927 April 16
Letter
1927 April 28
Letter
1927 May 28
1 4-5
Letters from miscellaneous
George L. Graehl
1897 May 1
Ralph Smith
1905 May 6
Lucille Crookston Peterson
1917 March 23
Rob (?)
1917 April 14
Mary Crookston Farmer
1917 June 10
Mary Crookston Farmer
1917 June 28
Mary Crookston Farmer
1917 August 19
Newell James Crookston
1917 September 11
Laurn Edgar Crookston
1917 September 17
Jean Crookston Caine
(Envelope date)
1917 October 1
Anna Anderson
1917 October 10
Spencer Cleveland Crookston
1917 October 15
Alice Crookston Rust
1917 November 11
Alice Rust (Jr.)
1917 November
Harry Hicks
1917 November 17
Anna Anderson
1917 November 20
Lottie Crookston (?)
1917 December 2
Robert Burns Crookston
1917 December 16
Glenna Marie Ballantyne Crookston
1917 December 20
Charles F. Martineau
(Envelope date)
1917 December 21
Eva Rosetta Rice Martineau
1917 December 21
Peter C. Larsen
1917 December 22
Robert Burns Crookston
1917 December 30
J.C. Walters
1918 January 3
John H. Kemp
1918 January 16
Eva Rosetta Rice Martineau
1918 January 16
Charles F. Martineau
1918 January 16
Margaret Larson
1918 January 28
Newell James Crookston
1918 February 4
Ethel Smith Crookston
1918 February 5
Alice Crookston Rust
1918 May 14
Laurn Edgar Crookston
1918 August 13
Laurn Edgar Crookston
1918 November 17
Edna Hilda Crookston Terry
1926 September 15
Edna Hilda Crookston Terry
1927 April 18

Alice Melvina Rice CrookstonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 6
Letters to Nicholas Welch Crookston
Letter
1917 March 28
Letter
1917 April 8
Letter
1917 May 13
Letter
(Envelope date)
1917 May 18
Letter
1917 June 15
Letter
1917 June 28
Letter
1917 August 13
Letter
1917 August 19
Letter
1917 August 21
Letter
1917 August 21
Letter
1917 August 30
Letter
1917 September 2
Letter
1917 September 8
Letter
1917 September 14
Letter
(Envelope date)
1917 September 26
Letter
1917 September 28
Letter
1917 October 6
Letter
1917 October 9
Letter
1917 October 13
Letter
1917 October 15
Letter
(?) - 1920
1 7-9
Letters from miscellaneous
Clara Rice Benson
1897 October
Clara Rice Benson
(Feb. 18, 1898 -Date on envelope)
1897 December
Laurn Edgar Crookston
1917 October 12
Edna Hilda Crookston
(Envelope date)
1917 November 6
Lucille Crookston Peterson
Nov. 23, 1917 -Date on envelope)
1917 November 6
Newell James Crookston
1917 November 6
Jean Crookston Caine & Laurn Edgar Crookston
1917 November 12
Ethel Smith Crookston
1917 November 13
Edna Hilda Crookston
1917 November 14
Laura Merrill
1917 November 18
Eva Rosetta Rice Martineau
1917 December 4
Alice Crookston Rust
1917 December 4
Anna L. Nelson
1917 December 5
Jean Crookston Caine
1917 December 7
Edna Hilda Crookston
1917 December 12
Lucille Crookston Peterson
1917 December 18
Glenna Marie Ballantyne Crookston -
1917 December 20
Laurn Edgar Crookston
(Envelope date)
1917 December 24
Edna Hilda Crookston
1918 January 2
Mary Ann Crookston Farmer
(envelope date)
1918 January 17
Alice Crookston Rust
1918 January 23
Margaret T. Allen
(envelope date)
1918 January 28
Sara Ann Rice Benson
1918 January 31
Jean Crookston Caine
1918 February 3
Robert Burns Crookston
1918 February 3
Edna Hilda Crookston
1918 February 4
Ellen J. Allen
1918 February 4
Mary Ann Crookston Farmer
1918 February 5
Newell James Crookston
1918 February 21
Edna Hilda Crookston
1918 March 26
Margaret Caine & Jean Crookston Caine
1918 May (?)
Alice Rust (Jr.)
1918 May 5
Alice Rust (Jr.)
1918 May 5 (?)
Jean Crookston
1918 May 19
Edna Hilda Crookston
1918 May 21
Edna Hilda Crookston
1918 May 29
Laurn Edgar Crookston
1918 November 23

Nicholas Oscar CrookstonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 10
Letters to miscellaneous
Spencer Cleveland Crookston
1917 December 11
Laurn Edgar Crookston
1918 April 24
Laurn Edgar Crookston
1918 April 25
Edna Hilda Crookston
1918 October 18
1 11
Letters to Nicholas Welch Crookston
Letter
(year estimated)
1917 February 4
Letter
(year estimated)
1917 May 22
Letter
1917 May 31
Letter
1917 August 26
Letter
1917 November 4
Letter
1917 December 2
Letter
1917 December 9
Letter
(photos attached)
1918 January 23
Letter
1918 March 20
Letter
1918 April 28
Letter
1918 May 5
Letter
1918 June 13
Letter
1918 June 16
Letter
1918 July 6
Letter
1918 August (5?)
Letter
1918 October 26
1 12
Letters to Alice Melvina Rice Crookston
Letter
1918 January 15
Letter
1918 January 28
Letter
1918 February 10
Letter
1918 March 11
Letter
1918 March 26
Letter
1918 April 7
Letter
1918 May 24
Letter
1918 June 26
Letter
1918 July 16
Letter
1918 August 10
Letter
1918 August (?)
Letter
1918 August (?)
Letter
1918 September 3
Letter
1918 September 10
Letter
1918 September 16
Letter
1918 September 18
Letter
1918 September 22
Letter
1918 October 5
Letter
1918 October 18
Letter
1918 October 24
Letter
(Envelope date) (envelope dated Nov. 4, 1918)
1918 November 6(?)
Letter
(Envelope date)
1918 November 26
Letter
1918 November 28
1 13
Letters from miscellaneous
Alice Melvina Rice Crookston
1917 July 7
Alice Melvina Rice Crookston
1917 August 25
Newell James Crookston
1920 September 23
Edna Hilda Crookston Terry
1927 May 23

Spencer Cleveland CrookstonReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 14
Letters to miscellaneous
Alice Melvian Rice Crookston
1917 August 15
Draft Board of Cache County
1917 December 31
1 15
Letters to miscellaneous
Laurn Edgar Crookston
1918 January 27
Edna Hilda Crookston
1918 February 4

Boston Land CompanyReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
1 16
Letters to Frederick Steigmeyer from N.W.C.
Letter
1917 June 26
Letter
1917 June 27
Letter
1917 July 9
Description of Project
1 17
Letters from Frederick Steigmeyer to N.W.C.
Letter
1917 May 3
Letter
1917 May 12
Letter
1917 May 14
Letter
1917 June 2
Letter
1917 June 5
Letter
1917 June 22
Letter
1917 June 30
Letter
1917 July 10
Letter
1917 September 28
Letter
1917 October 15
Letter
1917 October 15
Letter
1917 November 12
Letter
1917 December 5
Letter
1917 December 7
Letter
1918 January 2
Letter
1918 January 30
Letter
1918 February 18
Letter
1918 July 3
Letter
1918 December 28
Letter
1919 September 30

NICHOLAS WELCH CROOKSTON - PERSONAL PAPERSReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
2 1
The autobiography of Nicholas Welch Crookston --compiled by Lucille C. Peterson
2 2
Writings on family history
2 3
The hanging of Charley Benson --compiled by Lucille C. Peterson
2 4
The attempt to burn the Presbyterian Church
2 5
Meeting House Accounts - Greenville Ward
1903-1904
2 6
Tithing list - 1904, Greenville Ward Misc. disbursements and memoranda
1910
2 7
Presiding Bishop's office to N.W.C. as Bishop of Greenville Ward
2 8
Legal papers of Greenville Ward; Directives from first presidency
2 9
Attendance data and leadership positions, Greenvillle Ward
1904-1907
2 10
Bishop accounts, etc. for construction of Greenville Ward meeting-house
1904-1906
2 11
Receiptsand invoices, reconstruction of Greenville Ward meeting-house
2 12
Receipts for contributions to build Greenville Ward meeting-house
1904-1906
2 13
Land records and grazing permits
2 14
Personal memorabilia and membership cards
2 15
Receipts, N.W.C. -personal
1888-1931
2 16
Personal financial records
1902-1924
2 17
Receipts, N.W.C. - tithing and church
1892-1930
2 18
Receipts, Crookston family- tithing
1901-1914
2 19
Temple Ordinance work
1903-1904
2 20
Crookston family geneaology includes autobiography of Robert Crookston
2 21
Fish and game commissioner
2 22
Miscellaneous sheriff's papers Telegrams, orders, correspondence, seized papers
2 23
Commissions as sheriff
2 24
J.J. Fry vs John C. Greaves and T.W. R. Nelson
2 25
John Nelson vs John C. Greaves and T.W.R. Nelson
2 26
Scowcroft vs Isabella Peacock
2 27
Burial of Louisa Delmar Robinson
1886 October 10
2 28
Flower cards from N.W.C. Funeral
1932 June 7
2 29
Probate of estate, N.W.C.
2 26
Scowcroft vs Isabella Peacock
2 27
Burial of Louisa Delmar Robinson
1886 October 10
2 28
Flower cards from N.W.C. Funeral
1932 June 7
2 29
Probate of estate, N.W.C.

SCRAPBOOK AND NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS OF N.W.C.Return to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
3 1
Scrapbook of N.W.C.
1906-1930
3 2
Assorted newspaper clippings
1906-1930

DIARIES AND MEMORANDA OF N.W. CROOKSTONReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
4 1
Personal history
1857-1912
4 2
Memoranda
1885 January 7 - June 20
4 3
Memoranda
1888 - 1889 0ctober
4 4
Memoranda
1892; 1894 March 4 - 1895 February 21
4 5
Memoranda
1895 February 22 - 1896 January 1
4 6
Memoranda
1896-1897
4 7
Memoranda
1897 July 25 - 1898 August
4 8
Memoranda
1903 July 10 - 1906
4 9
Memoranda
1905
4 10
Memoranda
1906
4 11
Daybook
1906
4 12
Diary
1912
4 13
Diary
1913
4 14
Memoranda
1914 - 1915 August
4 15
Diary
1916
4 16
Diary
(Boston Land Company - Huron, CA.)
1917
4 17
Daybook
1918 January 1- July 6
4 18
Financial accounts
1925-1929
4 19
Diary
1929
4 20
Diary
1930

ALICE MELVINA RICE CROOKSTON - PERSONAL PAPERSReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
5 1
Receipts, A.R.C. - miscellaneous
1892-1920
5 2
A.R.C. - miscellaneous personal papers
5 3
Probate of Oscar North Rice estate
5 4
Flower cards from A.R.C. Funeral
1925 February 7
5 5
Probate of A.R.C. estate

NICHOLAS OSCAR CROOKSTON -- PERSONAL PAPERS & DIARIESReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
6
Book 1: Diary
1901 January 27 - 1905 October 14
6
Book 2: Diary
(Daily activities as soldier-WWI)
1918
6
Book 3: Memorandum
1917- 1918
6
Book 4 : Memorandum
1927
Folder
6 1
N.O.C. as Sergeant, U.S. Army - Passenger & Equipment lists
6 2
Membership and identification cards
6 3
Discharge and appreciation papers
1919

NEWELL JAMES CROOKSTON - WRITINGSReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box
7
Autobiographical sketches and writings of Newell James Crookston - 1 copy
7
Old Ephraim, by Newell James Crookston (Located in stacks: 979.2524 C882)
7
Oral history: Farm life in North Logan
1890-1976
Folder
7 1
Notes on Nicholas W. Crookston, by N.J.C
7 2
Oral history transcription: From life in North Logan
1890-1976
7 3
Incidents & Events in the lives of the citizens of North Logan
7 4
This is my. life, by N.J.C.
1890-1976

BURNS BALLANTYNE CROOKSTON - PERSONAL PAPERSReturn to Top

Container(s) Description Dates
Box Folder
8 1
Burns B. Crookston memorial
8 2
Biographical information
8 3
Correspondence
1965 April; 1976 April
8 4
Evaluation the pre-school orientation program, Academic performance of fraternity pledges
1960 April; June
8 5
Developing physical facilities for student personnel services, April 4, 1961; Face in the crowd
1961
8 5
Selectivity as a factor in Fraternity Scholastic Achievement December 1961; National vs. Local Autonomy: problems for administration
1964
8 7
A study of attitudes concerning university relationships with students
1966 October
8 8
Implications of drug usage for higher education
1968 July
8 9
Coping with campus disruption
1969 June
8 10
An organizational model for student development, Oct. 1970; third party mediation in campus disputes
1970 December
8 11
Professionalism and professional style in student personnel work, Nov. 1971; A developmental view of academic advising as teaching
1972 January
8 12
Education for human development
1973 January
8 13
The higher callings of democracy: An essay on changing American values, Jan. 1973; the nomendature dilemma: titles of senior student officers at NASPA Institutions
1973
8 14
Administration of student affairs at community colleges as compared with urban--commuter institutions
1974 February
8 15
Student development and involvement in governance
1974 March
8 16
A study of student affairs: the principal student affairs officer, the functions, the organization at American colleges and universities 1967-1972
1974 April
8 17
Human development and the democratic community
1974 November
8 18
The intentional democratic community: an early appraisal, Mar. 1975; Milieu management: an emerging key role of the principal student affairs officer
1975 April
8 19
Student personnel--all hail and farewell!, Feb. 1975; the student franchise: economy as an ally of student development
1975 February

ROBERT CROOKSTON, 1821-1916, AUTOBIOGRAPHYReturn to Top

Container(s) Description
Box Folder
9 1
Autobiography of Robert Crookston
9 2
Autobiography of Robert Crookston
9 3
Autobiography of Robert Crookston