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Eastman, Crystal, 1881-1928. Papers of Crystal Eastman, 1889-1931: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America


Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Cambridge, Mass.
March 1982

© 1982 President and Fellows of Harvard College

Descriptive Summary

Call No.: 82-M4
Repository: Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
Creator: Crystal Eastman, 1881-1928
Title: Papers of Crystal Eastman, 1889-1931
Quantity: 6.21 linear feet (6 cartons, 1/2 file box) plus 1 folio folder
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Annis (Ford) Eastman's sermons, talks, and other writings, correspondence, photographs, etc., of Crystal Eastman, social investigator, peace worker, and feminist.

Processing Information:

Preliminary inventory: March 1982
By: Pat King and Jane S. Knowles

Acquisition Information:

Accession number: 82-M4
This collection was purchased by the Schlesinger Library from Yvette Eastman in January 1982

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions:

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Crystal Eastman as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.
Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.

Preferred citation for publication:

Crystal Eastman. Papers, 1889-1931; item description, dates. 82-M4, folder #. Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.


Social investigator, peace worker, and feminist, Crystal Eastman was the daughter of Samuel Elijah and Annis Bertha (Ford) Eastman, both ordained Congregational ministers. For biographical information re: Crystal Eastman and her mother Annis (Ford) Eastman, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950, Vol I.


The collection is arranged in two series:


This collection consists of Annis Ford Eastman's sermons, talks and travel diary; also family correspondence to and from Crystal Eastman, including both typescripts and originals of Crystal Eastman's letters to Annis Ford Eastman, her father, Samuel Elijah Eastman, and her brother, Max Eastman. There are also letters from Crystal Eastman's friends and from her husband Walter Fuller, articles by Eastman and papers relating to her estate.
The collection is arranged in two series:
Series I. Sermons etc. Annis Ford Eastman's sermons, talks and other writings, 1893-1910 and n.d.; see #124 for travel diary.
Series II. Correspondence. Letters written by Annis Ford Eastman and other family members to Crystal Eastman and from Crystal Eastman to Annis Ford Eastman, her father and brother, 1889-1928; also photographs and other papers of CCE.



Additional catalog entries

The following catalog entries represent persons, organizations, and topics documented in this collection. An entry for each appears in the Harvard On Line Library Information System (HOLLIS) and other automated bibliographic databases. THIS IS NOT AN INDEX.
Clergy--United States
Eastman, Annis Ford, 1852-1910
Eastman, Max, 1883-1969
Eastman, Samuel Elijah
Feminists--United States
Fuller, Walter G.
Kellogg, Paul Underwood, 1879-1958
Mothers and daughters--United States
Social reformers--United States
Simkhovitch, Vladimir G. (Vladimir Gregorievitch), 1874-1959
Vassar College--Students
Women and peace