J. L. Crawford papers
Scope and Contents
Collection contains materials documenting the experience of J. L. Crawford while he served as a member of the U.S. Army during World War II. It tells of his travels form Fort Douglas to the European war front and his experience touring Europe with the Thunderbird division. Collection also contains materials telling the story of the irrigation ditches leading into Zion National Park and the problems they created within the ecosystems of the park.
- approximately 1925-2000
- Crawford, J. L., 1914- (creator, Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Open for public research.
Conditions Governing Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from J. L. Crawford papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Biographical / Historical
Jasper Louis Crawford (1914-2011) was a member of the U.S. Army and zoologist.
Jasper Lousi Crawford was born on January 5, 1914, in Springdale, Utah, to parents William Louis and Mary Jane Bean Crawford. He grew up working summers in Zion National Park and gained a love for nautre that helped guide him to his future career. He graduated from Hurrican high school in 1933 and began his education at Dixie Junior College and later Brigham Young University. He graduated in 1947 with a degree in zoology.
He was drafted into the Army where he served for more than four years. He was deployed in Europe during World War II and took part in the liberation of Dachau concentration camp.
On August 4, 1950 he married Fern Houson in Panguitch, Utah. He spent the remainder of his life in southern Utah. Here he held positions as a park ranger, business owner, and volunteer. He passed away on September 26, 2011 in St. George, Utah. He is buried in Panguitch, Utah.
2 folders (0.1 linear ft.)
Language of Materials
J. L. Crawford and his wife Fern Crawford donated the collection in 2005.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated; J. L. and Fern Crawford; 2005
Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th century Western & Mormon Manuscripts collection development policy, 5.VII, 2007).
Processed; Catie Freedman, student manuscript processor, John M. Murphy, curator, 2014.
- Register of J. L. Crawford papers
- Catie Freedman
- 2014 December 18
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English in Latin script.