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Robert F. Crawford papers

Identifier: UA-17.402

Scope and Contents

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.


  • Creation: 1988 - 1991


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

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.

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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Related Archival Materials

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

Legal Status

Copyright: Donor retains non-exclusive copyright of the manuscript with Michigan State University.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Robert F. Crawford Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
M. Badgley Malone
August 2017
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Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US