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Calvin C. Crooks journals

Identifier: MSS-174

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.


  • Creation: 1872-1910

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)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Archives and Special Collections as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

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.

Calvin C. Crooks journals
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Repository Details

Part of the Stoeckel Archives of Local History Repository

Alexander M. Bracken Library
2000 W. University Avenue
Muncie Indiana 47306 USA