Finding aid for the Dorothy Crosby Scrapbooks Collection



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Summary Information

University of Mississippi Libraries
Crosby, Dorothy Hagert, 1908-2006
Dorothy Crosby Scrapbooks Collection
General Physical Description note
1 box (.417 linear feet)
Scrapbooks related to the Dorothy Crosby Appreciation Day, 3 August 1980, which honored Crosby's role in the restoration of Rowan Oak.

Prefered Citation

Dorothy Crosby Scrapbooks Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

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Biographical Note

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Dorothy Hastert Crosby

Born to immigrant parents on 6 September 1908 in Emerado, North Dakota, Dorothy Crosby attended primary school in Pleasant View Township, Grand Forks County, and Central High School in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Attending College during the Depression, Crosby earned her B.S. from Mayville State Teachers College.

Following college, Crosby lived in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York, where she met her future husband, L.O. Crosby, Jr. The two married in Emerado, North Dakota, 1935. Following marriage, the couple lived in Crosby, Mississippi, 1935-1941, and Picayune, Mississippi, 1941-1970. Dorothy Hastert Crosby passed away in 2006.

Crosby's generous donations allowed the restoration of Rowan Oak, William Faulkner's Oxford, Mississippi home.

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Scope and Content Note

Collection of two scrapbooks detailing the Dorothy Crosby Appreciation Day, 3 August 1980, compiled by Dorothy H. Crosby. The scrapbooks contain photographs, clippings, programs, biographical information, invitations, invitation list for the Appreciation Day and transcripts of letters. The photographs in these scrapbooks depict Rowan Oak, the Crosby Family, Chancellor and Mrs. Fortune, and the events related to the Dorothy Crosby Appreciation Day.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

University of Mississippi Libraries

Access Restrictions

The Dorothy Crosby Scrapbooks Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use", that user may be liable for copyright infringement.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Acquisition Information

Scrapbooks assembled and donated by Dorothy H. Crosby.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archvies and Special Collections staff, 1980. Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 12 June 2009.

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Related Materials

Resources at the University of Mississippi

For a description of the William Faulkner archival collections housed at the University of Mississippi, please view our William Faulkner Subject Guide

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Rowan Oak (Oxford, Miss.) -- Conservation and restoration
  • University of Mississippi. University Museums


  • correspondence
  • photographs
  • scrapbooks

Personal Name(s)

  • Crosby, Dorothy Hastert, 1908-2006
  • Faulkner, William, 1897-1962

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Collection Inventory

Dorothy Crosby Appreciation Day Scrapbook. 3 August 1980. "Rowan Oak. Home of William Faulkner. University of Mississippi "Ole Miss" 

Dorothy Crosby Appreciation Day Scrapbook Continued. 3 August 1980. "Rowan Oak. Home of William Faulkner. University of Mississippi "Ole Miss" 

Reproductions of Scrapbook pages on Photopaper 

Unbound Photocopies of Transcripts from Scrapbooks