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Edith Kyle Crawford Collection

Identifier: MC 73

Scope and Contents

This collection contains books relating to the local area and to broader subjects which interested her, i.e. the American Red Cross, the Presbyterian Church, art, segregation, and politics, including some anti-F.D. Roosevelt pieces. It also includes clippings involving and sermons of John Calvin Reid, Robert McNeill and James V. Johnson, all ministers at the First Presbyterian Church; the minutes, 1939-1961, history, 1928-1950, programs, 1951-1962, and related materials for the Charter Garden Club; programs, 1937-1981, and clippings dealing with the Women's Reading Club; ledger, clippings, etc. of the Ladies Memorial Association; the history, 1893-1975, and miscellaneous directories, by-laws, etc. of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America; Georgia Society; as well as similar materials relating to the Junior League, Historic Columbus Foundation, and the Springer Opera House, Columbus Museum, Big Eddy Club, and Green Island Club, and Columbus Country Club during the 1960s and 1970s. It contains an extensive amount of materials dealing with her activities during World War II and various memorabilia.


  • Creation: 1840s-1981
  • Creation: Date materials were donated

Biographical / Historical

A member of the Kyle-Swift family of Columbus, Edith Kyle Harrison Crawford (1886-1981) was very active in civic and social organizations for decades. She married her first husband, J. Marshall Harrison in 1918, shortly before he died during the influenza epidemic. She married her second husband, Henry Benning Crawford (December 4, 1874-January 22, 1956) in 1941. He served as the second city manager of Columbus, Georgia.


10 Linear Feet

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Repository Details

Part of the Columbus State University Archives and Special Collections Repository

4225 University Ave
Columbus Georgia 31907 United States