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COLLECTION Identifier: 82-M4

Papers of Crystal Eastman, 1889-1931


Annis (Ford) Eastman's sermons, talks, and other writings, correspondence, photographs, etc., of Crystal Eastman, social investigator, peace worker, and feminist.


  • 1889-1931

Language of Materials

Materials in English.

Access Restrictions:

Access. Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Copyright. Copyright in the papers created by Crystal Eastman as well as copyright in other papers in the collection may be held by their authors, or the authors' heirs or assigns.

Copying. Papers may be copied in accordance with the library's usual procedures.


6.21 linear feet ((6 cartons, 1/2 file box) plus 1 folio folder)

This collection consists of Annis Ford Eastman's sermons, talks and travel diary; also family correspondence to and from Crystal Eastman, including both typescripts and originals of Crystal Eastman's letters to Annis Ford Eastman, her father, Samuel Elijah Eastman, and her brother, Max Eastman. There are also letters from Crystal Eastman's friends and from her husband Walter Fuller, articles by Eastman and papers relating to her estate.

The collection is arranged in two series:

Series I. Sermons etc. Annis Ford Eastman's sermons, talks and other writings, 1893-1910 and n.d.; see #124 for travel diary.

Series II. Correspondence. Letters written by Annis Ford Eastman and other family members to Crystal Eastman and from Crystal Eastman to Annis Ford Eastman, her father and brother, 1889-1928; also photographs and other papers of CCE.


Social investigator, peace worker, and feminist, Crystal Eastman was the daughter of Samuel Elijah and Annis Bertha (Ford) Eastman, both ordained Congregational ministers. For biographical information re: Crystal Eastman and her mother Annis (Ford) Eastman, see Notable American Women, 1607-1950, Vol I.


The collection is arranged in two series:

  1. Series I. Sermons, etc., by Annis Ford Eastman
  2. Series II. Correspondence

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession number: 82-M4

This collection was purchased by the Schlesinger Library from Yvette Eastman in January 1982


  1. Box 1: 1-25
  2. Box 2: 26-42
  3. Box 3: 43-72
  4. Box 4: 73-114
  5. Box 5: 115-162
  6. Box 6: 163-199
  7. Box 7: 200-202

Processing Information

Preliminary inventory: March 1982

By: Pat King and Jane S. Knowles

Eastman, Crystal, 1881-1928. Papers of Crystal Eastman, 1889-1931: A Finding Aid
Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America
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Repository Details

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