Stanley Edwin Crowe Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Crowe, Stanley Edwin, 1885-1974
Stanley Edwin Crowe papers
1933-1956, undated
1.0 Cubic feet

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Stanley E. Crowe arrived at the Michigan Agricultural College (now Michigan State University) in 1909 as an instructor of mathematics. At the time, he held a B.A. from Ohio State University, and by 1927, he had earned his M.A. from the University of Michigan. Crowe became a full professor in 1938, and was director of the summer school from 1936 to 1953. Crowe was the director and dean of the General College from 1942 to 1944, coordinator of the army training program from 1942 to 1945, and dean of students from 1944 to 1950. Crowe was also director of the Lecture-Concert Series from 1941 to 1956. to Crowe retired on July 1, 1956, and passed away on March 18, 1974, at the age of 88.

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Scope and Contents note

The Stanley Edwin Crowe collection contains office files relating to his time as director and dean of the General College, coordinator of the army training program, and dean of students. This includes correspondence between Crowe and Presidents Shaw and Hannah. One subject of particular interest is the collection of comments made by Crowe on women's attire, claiming that women wearing jeans is linked to excessive drinking and partying. Many responses, both for and against this view, are included in the collection. Another interesting subject is that of James Zarichny's expulsion. Zarichny was expelled from Michigan State after suspicion arose that he was a Communist. There is also a small amount of material related to entertainment for the Lecture-Concert Series as well as newspaper articles about allegations that the Lecture-Concert Series hired communist artists.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections July 2016

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Army Specialized Training Program. (U.S.)
  • Iowa State College.
  • Michigan State University. Army Specialized Training Program.
  • Michigan State University. Lecture-Concert Series.


  • Clippings (Books, newspapers, etc.)
  • Course materials
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Crowe, Stanley Edwin, 1885-1974
  • Hannah, John A., 1902-1991
  • Shaw, R. S., (Robert Sidey), 1871-1953
  • Zarichny, James


  • College athletes
  • Mathematics
  • Universities and colleges -- Faculty
  • Veterans -- Education
  • World War, 1939-1945

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

Army Special Training 1944-1945 

5634 1

Comments on Women's Attire 1949 

5634 2

Correspondence 1937-1949 

5634 3

Correspondence 1950-1956 

5634 4

Correspondence, Fred H. Turner 1949-1952 


Correspondence Giving Preferential Treatment to Student-Athletes 1946 

5634 6

Correspondence, Iowa State College 1933 

5634 7

Correspondence, John A. Hannah 1939-1950 

5634 8

Correspondence, Robert S. Shaw 1940 

5634 9

English Syllabus for Air Cadets 1944 

5634 10

Event Programs 1941-1949 

5634 11

James Zarichny Expulsion 1948-1949 

5634 12

Mathematical Brain Teasers 

5634 13

Motion Pictures Distribution Correspondence and Entertainment flyers 1945, 1954, undated 

5634 14

National Association of Deans and Advisers of Men, 32nd Annual conference Proceedings 1950 

5634 15

National Committee on Veterans Education, National Education Association 1946 

5634 16

Newspaper Clippings 1942-1956 

5634 17

Photographs - All A Students for Fall 1946 luncheon, aerial view of campus 1947, undated 

5634 18

Salaries and Budget 1945-1949 

5634 19

Travel Vouchers 1943-1950 

5634 20

True or False Broadcast promotional images undated 

5634 21

Unclassified Students 1948-1950 

5634 22