MS 779 - Burns B. Crookston Papers
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Burns Ballantyne Crookston (1922-1975) was raised in Logan, Utah, and attended Utah State University, where he was an outstanding athlete as quarterback for the football team and an Intermountain Decathalon Champion. He continued his education earning a master’s degree in counseling and a doctorate in psychology and higher education from Teachers’ College, Columbia University. He was appointed Dean of Men at the University of Utah in 1954. From 1962 to 1971, he was employed at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, where he served in various positions from Associate Professor of Psychology and Professor of Education, to Dean of Students and Senior Associate for Planning and Development. In 1971, he joined the graduate faculty of the University of Connecticut as Professor of Higher Education with research interests in the area of the changing role of the Dean of Students. He contributed more than fifty articles to professional journals and books on topics ranging from academic advising, to drug abuse, campus unrest, and the use of third party intervention in conflict situations.
The Crookston Memorial Resource Collection was established by NASPA Region I and the University of Connecticut in 1977, to commemorate the Crookston spirit of lively debate, mutual challenge, and mutual support among professionals and students in higher education administration and student development education. Dr. Jane Fried, a former student of Crookston, served as collection coordinator and was instrumental in having the collection donated to the National Student Affairs Archives at Bowling Green State University. The collection is comprised of many of Crookston’s writings and publications as well as writings from other professionals in the field of higher education and student affairs.
The collection is organized into two record groups: Administrative files (Box 1) and Publications (Boxes 1 through 4). The administrative files include biographical information on Crookston, files on the establishment of the collection, financial records, forms, and photographs taken at the time of the dedication. These files date from 1971 to 1983. The publication files are largely comprised of Crookston’s writings and presentations dating from 1960 to 1975. Also included are publications from other authors on subjects relating to Crookston’s research interests.
Box 1: Administrative Files/Publications
Box 2: Publications
Box 3: Publications
Box 4: Publications