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Collection Number RG0938.AM
Collection Name RG0938.AM Day, Ava Geraldine (Speese), 1912-1988
Identifier Correspondence
Size and Materials 1 folder
Title Ava (Speese) Day correspondence
Date or Date Span 1964-1975
Year Range from 1964
Year Range to 1975
Scope & Content The collection contains letters from Ava (Speese) Day of St. Paul, Minnesota. Two letters were written in 1964, one in 1975, and one is undated. She writes of her African-American family homesteading in Cherry and Dawson Counties, Nebraska, ca. 1885-1920s. She discusses the family genealogy relating to the Meehan, Speese, Brown, and Crawford families. The 1975 letter describes a trip she took to the East and South where she visited family. Included in the March, 1964 letter is a rough sketch showing how various families were situated along the Loup River. Also included in the collection is a newspaper article from the Omaha World Herald dating from February 11, 1899. The article gives an account of J.W. Speese homesteading in Custer County, Nebraska.
Creator Day, Ava Geraldine (Speese), 1912-1988
Finding Aids Ava (Speese) Day finding aid
Related units of description Note: See also the audio recordings of Harry and Miles Speese [RG4834.AU].
Subjects African Americans
Domestic life
Frontier & pioneer life
People Day, Ava Geraldine (Speese), 1912-1988
Speese, J.W.
Search Terms African Americans -- Nebraska -- Cherry County
African Americans -- Nebraska -- Dawson County
Brown family
Crawford family
Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska -- Cherry County
Frontier and pioneer life -- Nebraska -- Dawson County
Meehan family
Speese family