Calvin C. Crooks journals
Scope and Contents
This collection includes journals written during the years of 1872 to 1882. These journals consist of weather information recorded by Crooks as well a daily diary and expense entries.
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Archives and Special Collections, Ball State University Libraries, Muncie, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Archives and Special Collections.
Biographical Note / Historical Note / Administrative History
Calvin C. Crooks was born in Delaware County, Ohio on August 17, 1829. Later, he moved to Indiana where he spent most of his life and married several times. Eventually, Mr. Crooks and associate Adam Wolfe opened a successful general store in Granville, Indiana called Calvin C. Crooks and Company. From 1872 to 1882, Crooks kept a daily diary which detailed local weather information and in later years, "events of the day". He passed away on August 15, 1910, two days before his 81st birthday. He is buried at Union Cemetery in Eaton, Indiana.
0.8 Cubic Feet (2 boxes)
Language of Materials
This collection is arranged chronologically.
This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation.
No further additions are expected.
Collection processing completed 1999/07/30 by C. Brand. Finding aid created 1999/07/30 by C. Brand. EAD finding aid completed 2009/11/03 by Maren L. Read. EAD finding aid revised 2013/07/29 by Leslie Nellis.
- Diaries Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Muncie (Ind.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Stoeckel Archives of Local History Subject Source: Local sources
- Weather Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Calvin C. Crooks journals
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