A display honoring the life and work of Maurine Dallas Watkins, author of Chicago, is now up on the second floor of the library. Before her career as a playwright and screenwriter, Watkins was a Crawfordsville resident and a 1914 graduate of Crawfordsville High School. Featured in the display are photographs, programs, news articles, yearbooks, and much more.
CDPL has a photo of Watkins with the Sunshine Society at the 1914 County Fair. You can see it here!
We also have Douglas Perry's latest book on Watkins and the writing of Chicago.
If you would like more information about Maurine Watkins in Crawfordsville, please contact the Reference/Local History Department at 765.362.2242 ext 117 or email@example.com.