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E. Elaine Crow papers

 Collection 0368-MDHC

E. Elaine Crow is a former nurse and active volunteer in the Maryland community. She is a longtime member of the Maryland and the National Extension Homemakers Councils (MEHC and NEHC, respectively) and has served numerous offices on their boards as a representative from Anne Arundel county. She is also actively involved in other organizations, both local and national, including the National Association for Family and Community Education (NAFCE), American Mothers Inc, the Nursing Alumni Chapter, the School of Nursing Living History Museum at UMBC, the Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW), and the Center for Women and Enterprise (CWE). Crow attended and spoke at numerous conferences for all of these myriad organizations. She is active in road safety and spearheaded campaigns against drunk and unsafe driving and for seatbelt laws. Crow also participated in a program through the MEHC to document Maryland quilts of significant heritage, and to create a quilt celebrating the MEHC's fiftieth anniversary. The collection contains materials related to Crow's volunteer activities and includes awards, clippings, committee files, correspondence, directories, minutes, photographs, publications, and speeches.

Preliminary inventories for this collection are available and can be found in the "Additional Description" section of this finding aid.


  • 1971-2007
  • Majority of material found within 1985-2000

Use and Access to Collection

This collection is unprocessed. This means that materials are in the same state we received them and have not been reviewed for content or condition. The collection may need to be screened prior to use. Please contact us before visiting the Special Collections reading room to view this collection.

Duplication and Copyright Information

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.


12.00 Linear Feet

Guide to the E. Elaine Crow papers
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Finding aid written in English.

Library Details

Part of the Special Collections and University Archives

University of Maryland Libraries
Hornbake Library
4130 Campus Drive
College Park Maryland 20742