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Carrie Farrington Craver and Grace Craver Small collection

Identifier: CoU-AMRC-27

Scope and Contents

Song lists and notebooks from Carrie Mae Farrington Craver (1878-1965) and her daughter, Grace Craver Small (1896-1996), pioneers, folk singers, folk song collectors. Includes tape recorded interview.


  • circa 1913-1965


The collection is open for research.

Usage Restrictions

Copyright is not held by the American Music Research Center. Requests to publish materials should be directed to the copyright holder.

Biographical Note

Carrie Mae Farrington was born 1878 and married Fred Ira Craver (1875-1914) in 1895. The Cravers moved to Elkhart, Kansas in approximately 1909, a town 3 miles from Oklahoma and 1 mile from Colorado. Carrie Craver had two daughters, Edith Craver (later Ogden) and Grace Pearl Craver (later Small) (1896-1996).

Grace married Sherman Curtis Small (1894-1974) in 1915 and had three sons and one daughter, Bonnie Illa Small (later Hutchins), who was born in 1917. The Small family came to Colorado in approximately 1918 and first lived in Las Animas County. Bonnie Small married Kimball Fredrick Hutchins (1911-1990) and later became a librarian at the Paonia Public Library in Paonia, Colorado. She died in 1996.


1 linear feet (1 box)

Language of Materials


Physical Location

Housed in the American Music Research Center collections of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries' Archives.

Custodial history

Donated by Bonnie Small Hutchins, daughter of Grace Craver Small and granddaughter of Carrie Craver.

Processing Information

This collection was originally erroneously titled "Carrie M. Cramer and Grace Cramer Small collection." The title and all corresponding biographical information in this finding aid was revised in September 2020 to correctly identify the creators and subjects of the collection as Carrie Farrington Craver and Grave Craver Small.
Conversion Draft
Cassandra M. Volpe. Revised by Megan K. Friedel, 2020.
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the University of Colorado Boulder Libraries, American Music Research Center Repository

1720 Pleasant Street
Boulder CO 80309 United States