Howard E Crawford Papers, 1921-1927, 1972
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Brief Description: Consists of the personal papers of Howard E. Crawford, including a scrapbook of press clippings and programs related to products sold and events produced by the S. Ernest Philpitt Co. music store in Jacksonville, Florida, and a photograph of the Jacksonville Police Band with John Philip Sousa and Crawford.
Held at:
The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music
236 Harding Band Building
1103 South 6th Street
Champaign, IL 61820 6223
Phone: 217-244-93093
Fax: 217-244-8695
Email: schwrtzs [at]
Record Series Number: 12/9/136
Created by: Crawford, Howard E. (ca. 1892-1972)
Volume: 0.35 cubic feet
Acquired: 08/07/2014.
Arrangement: unarranged
Biographical Note for Crawford, Howard E. (ca. 1892-1972) : Howard E. Crawford moved to Jacksonville, Florida from Ohio in 1925 to manage the S. Ernest Philpitt Co. music store.  To advertise the Steinway pianos and other instruments Philpitt Co. had for sale, Crawford produced concerts in Jacksonville featuring pianist Ignacy Paderewski, the Sousa Band, and others.  In 1930 Crawford became Weights and Measures Inspector for the city of Jacksonville, retiring in 1970.
Subject Index
Concert Programs
Music stores
Sousa, John Philip
Acquisition Notes: Catherine Crawford Savel  donation by deed of gift