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Crauder family papers

Identifier: HC.MC-1352

Scope and Contents

The Crauder family papers consist primarily of materials belonging to Bob Crauder, including his correspondence and documents realted to his work. Geneaological research also makes up a large portion of the collection, which was conducted chiefly by Martha Zohe.


  • Creation: 1829 - 2011


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17)

Biographical / Historical

Robert "Bob" T. Crauder was born in New Castle, Indiana on January 31, 1925, in New Castle, Indiana to Quakers Mary Edna Carson and Harry Raymond Crauder. Bob Crauder received a bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago in 1944 and a masters degree from Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania in 1946. Between 1947-1950, Bob Crauder worked for the American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Friends Ambulance Unit in China until the political situation became unstable. He married Renee Calm in 1951, and the couple lived all over the world for Bob's work when he worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development in Burma (Myanmar), the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees, in Lebanon, Egypt, and Syria, and in Bangladesh as as a rural credit specialist. He also worked on the Middle East Desk at AFSC, as auditor of AFSC’s project accounts in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Thailand, consulted for the World Bank on rural credit in Tanzania, Sudan, and Uganda, and did a financial management study of the two Quaker hospitals in Kenya. In the United States, he worked for West Chester State University, Wilberforce University, and Pendle Hill study center.

Renee and Bob had two children, Bruce Crauder and Elaine Crauderueff, and the couple were active Quakers and were members of the Radnor Meeting, Trenton Meeting, and State College Meeting. He served as volunteer treasurer for Philadelphia Yearly Meeting for ten years, and at the Radnor Meeting, he served on the Finance Committee for almost 20 years, was treasurer for eight years, and represented the Meeting to Philadelphia Yearly Meeting. Bob Crauder passed away in State College, Pennslyvania on February 24, 2015.


3.13 linear ft. (8 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection contains materials from the Crauder family, mostly from Bob Crauder, a prominent Quaker who worked all over the globe.


This collection is divided into five series: correspondence, employment, New Castle, geneaology, and other documents. Within each series, the folders were arranged alphabetically and then by date. The majority of the collection arrived divided into folders which have been maintained.


Gift of Elaine Crauderueff, January 2024

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Processing Information

Processed by Maggie McCarthy, completed March 2024

Crauder family papers
Maggie McCarthy
March, 2024
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