COLLECTION GUIDES

1952-1985

Offsite Storage Inventory

Restrictions on Access

The bulk of the Bruce Crane papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is UNPROCESSED and closed to researchers pending processing.


Collection Summary

Abstract

This collection consists of the papers of Bruce Crane (1909-1985), president of Crane and Company, Dalton, Mass., 1952-85. Crane served as the 8th District Representative to the Governor's Council in Massachusetts and was active in Dalton town politics, the Massachusetts Republican State Committee, and the Republican National Committee. Papers include political files, speeches, scrapbooks, photographs, honors and awards, personal papers, materials pertaining to Crane & Co. and materials related to Crane's tenure on the Board of Directors of the Pittsfield Boys' Club in Pittsfield, Mass.

Biographical Sketch

Bruce Crane (1909-1985) was the president of Crane and Company, Dalton, Mass. He served as the 8th District Representative to the Governor's Council in Massachusetts for four years, as well as being active for many years on the Dalton Finance Committee, the Dalton School Committee, the Dalton Town Republican Committee, the Massachusetts Republican State Committee, and the Republican National Committee. He also served on the Boys' Club Board of Directors for many years in Pittsfield, Mass.

Bruce Crane married Winnie David Long and had two daughters.

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Louise Crane Foundation, March 2003.

Restrictions on Access

The bulk of the Bruce Crane papers are stored offsite and must be requested at least one business day in advance. Contact the Library at library@masshist.org or (617) 536-1608 to request materials. Please discuss your request with the reading room staff before requesting cartons by barcode.

Note: This collection is UNPROCESSED and closed to researchers pending processing.

Summary Description of the Collection

Carton 1SH 14ZV U
Political files, 1952-1980
Carton 2SH 14ZW V
Political files, miscellaneous, and 1968-1979
Carton 2SH 14ZW V
Republican State Committee files, 1975-1980
Carton 2SH 14ZW V
Speeches
Carton 2SH 14ZW V
Personal papers
Carton 2SH 14ZW V
Crane and Company
Carton 3SH 14ZX W
Scrapbooks, removed from looseleaf binders, 1952-68
Carton 3SH 14ZX W
Photographs
Carton 3SH 14ZX W
Miscellaneous newspaper clippings, unsorted
Carton 4SH 14ZY X
Oversize photographs
Carton 4SH 14ZY X
plaques
Carton 4SH 14ZY X
Awards
Carton 4SH 14ZY X
Diplomas

Materials Remaining Onsite

Onsite at Ms. U-604 (oversize)
Oversize Carton 1
Photograph
Oversize Carton 1
Plaque
Oversize Carton 1
Proclamations
Oversize Carton 1
Facsimile of Congressional Record page
Oversize Carton 2
Two large framed photographs of Governor's Council

Preferred Citation

Bruce Crane papers, Massachusetts Historical Society.

Access Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in ABIGAIL, the online catalog of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Researchers desiring materials about related persons, organizations, or subjects should search the catalog using these headings.

Organizations:

Crane (Firm).
Boys' Club (Pittsfield, Mass.).
Massachusetts. Council.
Republican Party (Mass.).
Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ).

Subjects:

Businessmen--Massachusetts--Dalton.
Politicians--Massachusetts--Dalton.
Stationery trade--Massachusetts--Dalton.