Robert F. Crawford Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Crawford, Robert F., 1936-
Robert F. Crawford papers
Date [inclusive]
0.5 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

Robert F. Crawford was born on September 22, 1936 in Wilmington, Delaware. He received a B.S. in 1961 from the School of General Studies at Columbia University. Starting in 1966, Crawford worked as a freelance cinematographer and editor in New York City. In August 1974, Crawford was hired as a cinematographer/editor at Michigan State University's Instructional Media Center. A year later, he was promoted to senior cinematographer/editor at MSU's Instructional Film and Multimedia Production Service.

In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Bob Crawford recorded interviews with forty-two college students, most of whom were matriculating at Michigan State University. Others were students at Lansing Community College and the University of Michigan. Crawford compiled the interviews into the manuscript "Generation X: The Hopes and Dreams of College Students."

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Scope and Contents note

This collection contains a copy of "Generation X, The Hopes and Dreams of College Students," by Bob Crawford, as well as photographs taken of the interviewees by Crawford.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections August 2017

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

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Donor retains non-exclusive copyright of the manuscript with 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. Reproduction of the photographs in the collection must be accompanied by a credit to the photographer.

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Related Materials

Related Archival Materials

Audio recordings of the interviews were deposited in the G. Robert Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Lansing Community College (Mich.). Students.
  • Michigan State University. Students.
  • University of Michigan. Students.


  • Manuscripts
  • Oral histories
  • Photographs

Personal Name(s)

  • Crawford, Robert F., 1936-


  • College students -- Michigan

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Collection Inventory

Box Folder

"Generation X: The Hopes and Dreams of College Students" manuscript 1993 

F.D. 1

Photographs of Interviewees (Andrea Allen, Holly Barker, Becki Baszler, Beth Byington, Brain Chu, Josie Douglas Smith, Rick Ekins, Michelle Erwin, Alexis Ghorai, Josette Gray, Marlo Koons, Mari Nord, Jamie Ringlein, Ted Stockton, Jacinta Stringer, Connie Tingson, Ken Webster, Robert Weinstein, Band Practice, MSU Band Member) 1989-1991 

F.D. 2

Photographs of Interviewees (Andy Kim, Chris Carlisle, Katie Overweg, Dan Susko, Jewel Muller, Dave Cole, Jory Burroughs, Ted Halbert, Nimesh Patel, Macey Morales, Elaine Birning, Bill Bock, Mark Woodhouse, Carol Parker and Charlotte Pugh, Chris Day, Sean Greimel, Shantae Cannon, James Porter, Lorraine Axeman, Rod Gillum, Tyler Ford, Wendy Pearson, Matthew Wojciekowski, Michael Venyah, Snowy MSU campus) 1989-1991 

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