Howard E Crawford Papers


Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Box 1

Music Section, Palm Beach Post Newspaper

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Finding Aid for Howard E Crawford Papers, 1921-1927, 1972 | The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

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Collection Overview

Title: Howard E Crawford Papers, 1921-1927, 1972Add to your cart.

ID: 12/9/136

Primary Creator: Crawford, Howard E. (ca. 1892-1972)

Extent: 0.35 cubic feet

Arrangement: unarranged

Date Acquired: 08/07/2014

Subjects: Concert Programs, Concerts, Florida, Music stores, Sousa, John Philip

Scope and Contents of the Materials

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.

Biographical Note

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 Terms

Concert Programs
Music stores
Sousa, John Philip

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Catherine Crawford Savel

Acquisition Method: donation by deed of gift

Box and Folder Listing

Browse by Box:

[Box 1],
[Oversize Portfolio Case 1: Music Section, Palm Beach Post Newspaper, October 10, 1926],

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: S. Ernest Philpitt Co. Scrapbook, 1921-1926Add to your cart.
Includes advertisements, press clippings, and programs related to products sold by the music store and sponsored music performances by artists including the Sousa Band, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and Carmella Ponselle.
Folder 2: Items Found Loose in Scrapbook, undated, 1972Add to your cart.
Includes "Best Apples 25 cents" sign and an article on Crawford from the February 14, 1972 Florida Times-Union.
Folder 3: Photograph of Crawford, John Philip Sousa, and the Jacksonville Police Band, 1927Add to your cart.

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