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J.E.A. Crake: Archival records

A virtual exhibition that pays tribute to a distinguished professor of Classics at Mount Allison University.

Fonds level description

A fonds level description provides an overview of the totality of the records in an individual’s papers. It identifies the provenance, extent of the records, photographs and objects as well as details that help a researcher determine if the papers will fit with their specific research interest.


Statement of responsibility / creator:
J.E.A. Crake fonds

Dates of creation:
[ca. 5th century B.C.]-[1981], predominant [1932]-1981

Physical extent:
1.75 m of textual records and graphic materials
44 objects

Scope and Content:

Fonds consists of personal and professional records and objects that document Crake’s interest in Classics and the items that he amassed for teaching and his own enjoyment of antiquities.  Contents include: photographs and photograph albums, books and published works, sketchbooks and scrapbooks, postcards, slides, Roman coins, Greek pottery, degrees and certificates as well as his academic gown and hood from John Hopkins University.  The fonds also includes lecture notes, records of committees on which he served, classical associations both nationally and regionally, and his doctoral dissertation.  There are also some records that document his father, John Hounsley Crake.  The contents document the breadth and scope of Crake’s interests and give evidence of his pedagogy and service to Mount Allison University. 

Note area

Source of supplied title:
Title is based on the contents of the fonds.

Physical description:
Includes: - 1.67 m of textual records; 94 photographs : b&w ; 17 x 12.5 cm or smaller ; 1 sketchbook ; 3 loose sketches, 8 cm of postcards and reproductions ; 24 Greek and Roman coins; 18 pieces of pottery ; 1 academic gown and 1 academic hood.

Immediate source of acquisition:
Donated by J.E.A. Crake on 23 January 1983.

Finding aids
A file / item level inventory is available for this fonds.

Restrictions on access:
There are restrictions on access to student marks, references and letters of recommendation. There are also some Mount Allison University files which are restricted due to the contents.

Related groups of records in different fonds:

8220 – Mount Allison University Archives. Oral history project collection (interview of J.E.A. Crake)

9408 – Atlantic Classical Association fonds

2011.24 – Atlantic Classical Association fonds

The arrangement of this fonds was imposed by the original processing archivist based on evidence left by Dr. Crake concerning the arrangement of his personal papers.

Retrieval information:
Accession 7803

Name authority record
Accepted usage: Crake, John Ernest Alexander (1911-1983)
Variant usages:

Crake, J.E.A.

Crake, Ernie

Crake, Dr.

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